Posts tagged "Molly Brennan"

Chicago’s Weird, Grandma (Barrel of Monkeys): World Saved

Chicago’s Weird, Grandma (Barrel of Monkeys): World Saved
Reviewed by Jennifer Benoit Bryan Barrel of Monkeys presents Chicago’s Weird, Grandma, plays written by kids in Chicago Public Schools and performed by their teachers, the members of Barrel of Monkeys.  I have to admit that I was a little worried when I saw all the kids who were in the theatre’s seats, I wondered... Read more »

"The Second City Guide to Opera" (Lyric Opera): Distinctly Chicago

"The Second City Guide to Opera" (Lyric Opera): Distinctly Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City combine forces to present The Second City Guide to the Opera. Upon arrival, it’s obvious that something is different. The usual bustling in the majestic Lyric foyer is missing.  Hints of pop music are trickling through the Aisle 5 entryway.  We follow the music into the vast, beautiful and unoccupied Ardis Krainik... Read more »

"500 Clown Frankenstein" (500 Clown): Professional Playtime

"500 Clown Frankenstein" (500 Clown):  Professional Playtime
A scientist, a storyteller and a helper walk into a room… Mary Shelley’s classic “Frankenstein” becomes the catalyst for zany antics.  The monster story goes vaudeville as 500 Clown presents 500 Clown Frankenstein.   The rotating cast is five interchangeable actors.  Each show has three performers telling the story of life from death but clown-style.  It’s playtime.  And these... Read more »
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Chicago Theatre Off Book chats it up with Molly Brennan and Roni Geva and so much more!

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP. This week, we review local theatre offerings featuring forbidden lovers, naughty bunnies and murderous dictators.  Later, we chat with Molly Brennan from Barrel of Monkeys and 500 Clown and Roni Geva with “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”  This episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially... Read more »

Extends AGAIN Thru Jan 23rd: Lookingglass' "Peter Pan": Whimsical Spectacle Swirled in Dark Realism

EXTENDS THRU January 23rd Lookingglass Theatre presents PETER PANAt 821 N. MichiganAdapted from the books by J.M. BarrieAdapted and directed by Amanda DehnertWednesdays thru Sunday at 7:30pmSaturdays and Sundays at 2pm Thru December 12th BUY TICKETSRunning Time:  Two hours and twenty minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Grown-ups pretending to be... Read more »

Review "Lookingglass Alice": Vaudeville-Circus-Magic Show-Theatrical Extravaganza

   Lookingglass Theatre and The Actors Gymnasium present    Lookingglass Alice    Adapted and directed by David Catlin Adapted from the stories of Lewis Carroll at Water Tower Works, 821 N. Michigan (map) through September 12th |  tickets: $32-$64   |  more info  reviewed by Katy Walsh Shoes drop, floors open, balls fly, it’s a typical vaudeville-circus-magic... Read more »
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