Posts tagged "Lookingglass Theatre"

"The Little Prince" (Lookingglass Theatre): Fantasy Turned Spectacle

"The Little Prince" (Lookingglass Theatre):  Fantasy Turned Spectacle
196 Lookingglass Theatre, in association with The Actors Gymnasium, presents THE LITTLE PRINCE. The novella Le Petit Prince was first published in 1943.  Since it’s genesis, the children’s book has been translated into over 250 languages and dialects.  The classic tale is about a lost aviator meeting a young prince from another world.  The prince... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru Aug 25 "Big Lake Big City" (Lookingglass Theatre): Big Fun Big Chicago

EXTENDED Thru Aug 25 "Big Lake Big City" (Lookingglass Theatre): Big Fun Big Chicago
Lookingglass Theatre presents the World Premiere of BIG LAKE BIG CITY. From the startling entrance of Philip R. Smith (Bass), the audience knows this isn’t a typical theatrical experience.  It’s like in the movies but on stage.  There’s even a car chase.  Playwright Keith Huff’s new modern noir is a smart, witty whodunit.  Huff infuses... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Lookingglass, Silk Road, Livewire and more!

Off Book Chats Up Lookingglass, Silk Road, Livewire and more!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews “Still Alice” at Lookingglass Theatre  and “Lake Effect” at Silk Road Rising. Our special guest is Joshua Aaron Weinstein, Executive Director at LiveWire Chicago Theatre. This May 17th episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by Marty’s Martini Bar. Shot word of the day:  fascinating Chicago Theatre... Read more »
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"Still Alice" (Lookingglass Theatre): Exceptionally Moving from Inside Out

"Still Alice" (Lookingglass Theatre):  Exceptionally Moving from Inside Out
Lookingglass Theatre presents the world premiere adaption of the award-winning novel STILL ALICE. I can’t imagine having Alzheimer’s… or maybe now I can.  Using the novel by Lisa Genova as her foundation, Adapter and Director Christine Mary Dunford skillfully puts us in the room and in the head of a professor battling the disease.  Dunford... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Lookingglass, Lyric, Strawdog, Remy Bumppo, Shattered Globe, Goodman and More!

Off Book Chats Up Lookingglass, Lyric, Strawdog, Remy Bumppo, Shattered Globe, Goodman and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Metamorphoses” by Lookingglass Theatre ,“Elektra” at Lyric Opera, and “Neighborhood 3: Requistition of Doom” at Strawdog Theatre.  Our special guests are Linda Gillum, Artistic Associate at Remy Bumppo and director of Shattered Globe’s ”Burn This” and Maggie Corbett, Chicago actor starring in Goodman Theatre’s“Sweet Bird of Youth.”  Plus, we have two new “Got A Minute” segments from two local playwrights. This October 19, 2012... Read more »

EXTENDED AGAIN Thru Jan 6th "Metamorphoses" (Lookingglass Theatre): Twice in a Lifetime Opportunity

EXTENDED AGAIN Thru Jan 6th "Metamorphoses" (Lookingglass Theatre):  Twice in a Lifetime Opportunity
I’ve never started a review feeling inadequate to accurately describe a theatrical experience…until now. Still, I will try with the disclaimer that I am but a mere mortal. And I know this time my words won’t capture this sensory spectacle. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the return of its blockbuster... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie, Sideshow, Lookingglass, Goodman, About Face, Strange Tree and More

Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie, Sideshow, Lookingglass, Goodman, About Face, Strange Tree and More
Chicago Theatre Off Book chats about three new theatre openings during the review round-up: “Immediate Family” at GoodmanTheatre and About Face Theatre, “Eastland:  A New Musical” at Lookingglass Theatre, and “Goodbye Cruel World” at Strange Tree Group Theatre.  And our special guests are Calamity West, Playwright “The Gacy Play” at Sideshow Theatre, Richard Cotovsky, Founding... Read more »

"Eastland" (Lookingglass Theatre): A Voyage Not To Miss!

"Eastland" (Lookingglass Theatre):  A Voyage Not To Miss!
#135.  On July 24, 1915, my great grandma was joining friends on a Western Electric summer boat outing.  She was running late and arrived after the S.S. Eastland tipped over.  It was docked on the Chicago River. 2,500 passengers were on board.  800+ people lost their lives, including 22 families. Lookingglass Theatre presents the world... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Lookingglass, Mortar, The Hypocrites, Teatro Luna, Rivendell and more!

Chicago Theatre Off Book chats about three new theatre openings during the review round-up:  “Romeo Juliet” by The Hypocrites, “Living Large in a Mini Way” byTeatro Luna, and “Crooked” by Rivendell Theatre.  Next, we chat with Rachel Edwards Harvith, Ensemble member at Mortar Theatre  and Andrew White, Artistic Director at Lookingglass Theatre. And of course, we have two new “Got A Minute?” episodes. Plus, coming soon… Chicago Theatre... Read more »
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Off Book Chats with Next Theatre, Strawdog Theatre and much more!

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies.  In addition, we chat with Mary Ann Thebus, actress starring in Next Theatre’s “After the Revolution” and Brandon Bruce, Artistic Director at Strawdog Theatre .  And of course, we have two new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights. This April 6, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by UPTOWN FAN. Shot word of the day:  “actor(s)”... Read more »