Posts tagged "Larry Yando"

"A Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre): Guaranteed Holiday Pleasure

"A Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre):  Guaranteed Holiday Pleasure
Goodman Theatre presents the 36th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Larry Yando (Scrooge) returns to the iconic holiday role.  The impressive Yando plays gruff and gleeful with equal intensity.  In his distinct voice, he delivers the stinging barbs.  Later, his playfulness enchants as his holiday transformation is complete.  Yando is one of thirteen veterans... Read more »

"Julius Caesar" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): Action-packed War Zone

"Julius Caesar" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater):  Action-packed War Zone
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents JULIUS CAESAR.  The crowd loves a winner.  Julius Caesar is their guy.  They want to make him a king.  His side kick Marc Anthony is all for it.  The rest of the Senate? Not so much.  They fear JC becoming a dictator and destroying the Republic rule. Cassius, in particular, is... Read more »

"A Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre): Charming and Radiantly Entertaining

"A Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre): Charming and Radiantly Entertaining
Reviewed by Jeanette Hamel A Christmas Carol, playing for its 35th season at the Goodman Theatre, is the best present you can get for your family (and yourself) and is a delightful introduction to the holidays.  From lovely rendition of period appropriate Christmas Carols that greet you before the show (thank you Benet Academy Choir)... Read more »
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EXTENDS Thru Nov 25th "Hamlet" (Writers' Theatre): Crazy Great!

EXTENDS Thru Nov 25th "Hamlet" (Writers' Theatre):  Crazy Great!
Family drama is always unpleasant!  But I try to keep it in perspective.   Was anyone stabbed, poisoned, or drowned at the family gathering?  Okay then, it wasn’t truly family drama. Writers’ Theatre presents HAMLET.  The king is dead.  The queen is remarried.  The prince is mad.  The king’s ghost tells Hamlet that he was... Read more »

ANGELS IN AMERICA Part 2 (Court Theatre): Inspirational Conclusion

ANGELS IN AMERICA Part 2 (Court Theatre):  Inspirational Conclusion
PART 2 #94.  Court Theatre presents ANGELS IN AMERICA PART TWO:  PERESTROIKA.  My work began last Saturday afternoon with Part One:  Millennium Approaches.  It concluded yesterday with another visit to Court. Led by Rob Lindley and Larry Yando, the cast are celestial beings.  Under Charles Newell’s expert direction, every character showcases a poignant transformational moment. ... Read more »

"Angels in America, Part 1" (Court Theatre): Poignant Gut Check

"Angels in America, Part 1" (Court Theatre):  Poignant Gut Check
#86.  “ ‘Angels in America’?  Yeah, I already saw it.’  This has been the standard response from my friends.  They are usually referring to the 2003 Emmy Award-winning television mini-series.  Yeah, I saw it too and frankly didn’t really like it.  But that’s because watching television for me is like white noise and sound.  I’m... Read more »
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"Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre): Goodman's Traditional Gift is More Frolicsome This Year!

"Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre):  Goodman's Traditional Gift is More Frolicsome This Year!
My family loves to watch multiple versions of the “Christmas Carol.”  I enjoy Bill Murray in “Scrooged.”  My dad likes Henry Winkler in “An American Christmas Carol.”  My mom’s fave is Michael Caine in “The Muppets Christmas Carol.”  Over the holidays, we watch them all!  It’s our annual tradition.        Goodman Theatre presents its own... Read more »

Review "Candide": Zimmerman's Amazing Race Is An Optimistic Blur!

Goodman Theatre presentsCANDIDE At 170 N. DearbornBased on the novella by François-Marie Arouet aka VoltaireMusic by Leonard BernsteinBook adapted from Voltaire by Hugh WheelerLyrics by Richard WilburAdditional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard BernsteinMusically directed by Doug PeckDirected and newly adapted from Voltaire by Mary ZimmermanThru October 24th Buy... Read more »

Review "Taming The Shrew": Two Plays, One Works!

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents Taming of the ShrewAt Courtyard Theatre Navy Pier, 800 East Grand AvenueWritten by William ShakespeareWith additional scenes by Neil LaButeDirected by Josie RourkeThru June 6th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifty minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh “And bring you from a wild Kate to a... Read more »
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