Posts tagged "Oliver Sava"

Off Book predicts the 2013 Jeff Awards

Off Book predicts the 2013 Jeff Awards
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is joined by our friends and fellow theatre critics; Dan Jakes, Oliver Sava and Anderson Lawfer, to predict the 2013 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Awards.  The Jeff Awards will be announced on Monday, June 3rd at the Park West ceremony extravaganza.  This show was a fun way to finish our Chicago... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Lyric Opera, Writers Theatre with Jack Zimmerman and Oliver Sava

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews Lyric Opera’s  La Boheme and Writers’ Theatre’s Sweet Charity  Our special guest is Jack Zimmerman from Lyric Opera and Oliver Sava stops by the studio.    This March 15th episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance                                                                                                  Shot word of the day:  writer Join us on March 24th, 2pm-5pm, at Marty’s... Read more »

Off Book with Oliver Sava chat up Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakes, Book of Mormon, and Ben S. Platt

Off Book with Oliver Sava chat up Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakes, Book of Mormon, and Ben S. Platt
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book with guest host Oliver Sava review Steppenwolf Theatre’s “Birthday Party” , Broadway in Chicago’s The Book of Mormon, Belarus free Theatre at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s Minsk, 2011.   Our special guest is Ben Platt starring in The Book of Mormon. This March 8th episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Porchlight, Signal, Goodman and Josh Salt

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book with guest host Oliver Sava review “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” by Porchlight Theatre and “Successors” at Signal Ensemble Theatre. Our special guest is Josh Salt performing in Goodman Theatre’s “Teddy Ferrara.”  This March 1st episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance Shot word... Read more »

Off Book Counts Down the Top Ten of 2012 Theatre

Off Book Counts Down the Top Ten of 2012 Theatre
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is counting down the top ten for 2012.  First, we review “The School for Lies” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and “The Mikado” by The Hypocrites.  We chat about “Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Goose” at Raven Theatre.  Then, Oliver Sava, TimeOut Chicago and Dan Jakes, TimeOut Chicago &The Reader join us... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Strangetree, Bailiwick Chicago, Strawdog, Broadway in Chicago, Trainspotting USA, & More!

Off Book Chats Up Strangetree, Bailiwick Chicago, Strawdog, Broadway in Chicago, Trainspotting USA, & More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book has a special STRANGETREE episode.  This past summer, Oliver Sava was the lucky winner of an Off Book show dedicated to the theatre company of his choice.  He chose Strangetree Group.  Oliver joins us in reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” by Bailiwick Chicago, “Pontypool” by Strawdog Theatre, “Kinky Boots” by Broadway in Chicago and “Trainspotting USA” at Theater Wit.  And then we invite Strangetree Group into the... Read more »
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"Ah, Wilderness!" (Eclipse Theatre): Simply An Adorable Rom-Com!

"Ah, Wilderness!" (Eclipse Theatre):  Simply An Adorable Rom-Com!
I ran into Oliver over the weekend.  I asked him if he was going to the opening for Eclipse.  He told me Eugene O’Neill was too heavy for the summer.  I thought back on the recent O’Neill offerings:  “Beyond the Horizon,” “Mourning Becomes Electra,” “A Moon for the Misbegotten,” and “The Iceman Cometh.”  What were... Read more »

2012 Non-Equity JEFF Award WINNERS

2012 Non-Equity JEFF Award WINNERS
Before the 2012 Non-Equity Jeff  Awards were announced,  Chicago Theatre Off Book had a special double edition dedicated to all things JEFF.  It’s more fun to listen to it but here’s the scorecard on bets and winners. 2012 Non-Equity Jeff Award Predictions & Winners: Predicted by:  Bob Bullen -9 winners, Anderson Lawfer -7 winners, Eric Roach... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Raven, Northlight, Hell in a Handbag, Mortar and 2012 Jeff Award Predictions

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is a *SPECIAL DOUBLE* edition.  First, we review openings at theatres around the area: “Bang the Drum Slowly” at Raven Theatre, “[title of show]“ at Northlight Theatre, “Sexy Baby” at Hell in a Handbag, “Bombs, Babes and Bingo” at Mortar Theatre.  Then, our special guests predict the 2012 Non-Equity Jeff Awards.  Awards to be announced on June 4th at Park West.  And coming soon…... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Raven, TimeLine, Writers, Signal ATC, AFT, Children's & More

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Treasured Stories by Eric Carle” by Chicago Children’s Theater at Victory Gardens, ”Hostage Song” at Signal Ensemble Theatre, “Rent” at American Theater Company with About Face Theatre, and ”A Little Night Music” at Writers Theatre.  Our special guests are Michael Menendian from Raven Theatre and PJ Powers from Timeline Theatre. And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights. This May 18, 2012 episode... Read more »