Posts tagged "Mercury Theatre"

"The Color of Purple" (Mercury Theatre): Perfect Shade of Triumph Over Adversity

"The Color of Purple" (Mercury Theatre):  Perfect Shade of Triumph Over Adversity
The Mercury Theatre presents the Award-winning THE COLOR PURPLE, The Musical About Love. Years ago, I saw the movie version of Alice Walker’s novel.  My primary recollections are it starred Oprah and Whoopie and was a downer. Since the musical’s successful debut on Broadway that garnered 11 Tony Awards, I was curious about how this... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Strawdog and Mercury Theatre

Off Book Chats Up Strawdog and Mercury Theatre
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews Strawdog Theatre’s KILL SHAKESPEARE.  Our special guest is L. Walter Stearns from Mercury Theatre. This March 22nd episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance                                                                                                   Shot word of the day:  circus Join us on March 24th, 2pm-5pm, at Marty’s Martini Bar for our fundraiser. No admission costs! ... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Mercury, Timeline, Modofac with Jim Lynch

Off Book Chats Up Mercury, Timeline, Modofac with Jim Lynch
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews “A Grand Night for Singing” at Mercury Theatre and ”Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West” at TimeLine Theatre. Our special guest is Jim Lynch the playwright for “CCX” with Modofac Productions. This February 22, 2013 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance                                                                                                   Shot word of the day: Irish Join us on March 24th, 2pm-5pm, at Marty’s Martini Bar for our fundraiser. No admission costs!  Come and drink martinis (or any beverage) and... Read more »
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"A Grand Night for Singing" (Mercury Theatre): Something Wonderful!

"A Grand Night for Singing" (Mercury Theatre):  Something Wonderful!
#16.  Do you believe in love at first sight? Rodgers & Hammerstein did! The Mercury Theatre presents A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING.  This salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein features songs from their well-known classics.  Conceived by Walter Bobbie, the show cleverly sequences 27 songs from the R&H era.  Each of the songs seamlessly segues into... Read more »

EXTENDS Thru July 15th "Freud's Last Session" (Mercury Theatre): SUPER Super-Egos!

EXTENDS Thru July 15th "Freud's Last Session" (Mercury Theatre):  SUPER Super-Egos!
#65.  A few weeks ago, I stumbled on the in-flight movie, “A Dangerous Method.”   It was about the birth of psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.  The movie showed how legendary intellectuals advanced the field of science in the treatment of mental disorders. I knew the names.  I kind of knew the theories. ... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Off Book Chats with Profiles Theatre, Writers Theatre and MORE!

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP. This week, we review local theatre offerings for the holidays and at Chicago Shakes.  In addition, we’ll chat with Darrell W. Cox, Profiles Theatre and Michael Halberstam, Writers Theatre.  We’ve packed a lot in thirty-some minutes.  Listen up and let us know what... Read more »
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VIOLET (Bailiwick Chicago): This Show Stars HARMONY!

I’ve never totally bought into “Beauty and the Beast.”  What kind of life lesson is learning to love someone beautiful?  Come on!  What about the ugly people? It makes more sense to sentence the beast with a find-the-inner-beauty-in-yourself-and-others-to-be-truly-happy curse.  “Inner Beauty and the Beast”?!  I could get behind that story.     Bailiwick Chicago presents VIOLET. ... Read more »

Review CYUR Studios' "Women Are Crazy Because Men Are Assholes": Witty She Said/He Said Satire

Review CYUR Studios' "Women Are Crazy Because Men Are Assholes": Witty She Said/He Said Satire
When I’m shoveling out the advice for my friends’ relationships, I often resort to one of two phrases.  For my gals crying over a man’s dalliance, I declare firmly ‘he is an asshole!‘  For my guys upset over a lady’s needy demands, I utter ‘well, she IS crazy!’  Finally, a show covers me both ways.... Read more »