Posts tagged "Maggie Portman"

"Secret Garden" (Light Opera Works): Dark, Sad and eventually Wondrous!

  A novel, two movies and a Tony Award-winning musical, “The Secret Garden” is a classic.  Even if the story is a hazy memory, most people recognize the title.  Although author Frances Hodgson Burnett penned her original tale for children, this current production leans more symbolically sophisticated than playfully whimsical. Light Opera Works presents The Secret Garden. Mary Lennox has... Read more »

Review "BRIGADOON": Love It Before It Vanishes!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 10th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers Light Opera Works presents BRIGADOON At Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson, Evanston Reviewed by Katy Walsh On vacation, an American falls for a Scottish lass.  Complications arise when he discovers she won’t be around the morning after.  What happens in... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru Feb 20th! Review "CATS": Purrfectly Whimsicalico fur-BALL!

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre presents CATSAt No Exit Café, 6970 N. GlenwoodComposed by Andrew Lloyd WeberBased on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”Music directed by Ethan DeppeDirected by Brenda Didier Thursdays at 7:30pm (optional dinner at 6pm)Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm (optional dinner at 6:30 pm)Sundays at 2pm and 7pm (optional dinner at... Read more »
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Review "Evita": Local Girl Makes Good!

EVITATheo Ubique Theatre CompanyNo Exit CafeChicago, IllinoisJune 26, 2009 Dinner theatre conjures up certain images in anyone’s head. Sitting in the No Exit Café, some of those stereotypes were actualized: old people and bad food. Even in our forties, we were the youngsters in the crowd. My eggplant parmesan was tasty but almost pureed (perhaps... Read more »

Review "Chess": Intriguing Story, Talented Singers, Sluggish Pace...Stalemate!

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre                                    In association with Michael James presents Chess Book by Richard Nelson Music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus Lyrics by Tim Rice Musical direction by Ryan Brewster Directed by Fred Anzevino and Brenda Didier Thru April 25th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and fifty minutes includes a fifteen minute... Read more »