Posts tagged "Ora Jones"

"Henry VIII" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): Majestic Pageantry

"Henry VIII" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater):  Majestic Pageantry
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the Chicago premiere of HENRY VIII, 400 years after its debut. In the decade following the death of Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare penned the tumultuous romance  of her parents.  The Bard chronicles the political intrigue surrounding the meeting of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.  Originally entitled “All is True,” the... Read more »

"A Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre): Charming and Radiantly Entertaining

"A Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre): Charming and Radiantly Entertaining
Reviewed by Jeanette Hamel A Christmas Carol, playing for its 35th season at the Goodman Theatre, is the best present you can get for your family (and yourself) and is a delightful introduction to the holidays.  From lovely rendition of period appropriate Christmas Carols that greet you before the show (thank you Benet Academy Choir)... Read more »

"Three Sisters" (Steppenwolf Theatre): The Real Housewives of Russia

"Three Sisters" (Steppenwolf Theatre): The Real Housewives of Russia
#146. Over twenty-five years ago, Julie and Tom moved from South Bend, Indiana to Rochester, New York.  The newlyweds were going to start their new life together and raise a family. Over the last quarter of a century, I see Julie every few years for a gal pal reunion.  Inevitably, she will bring up her... Read more »
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"My Kind of Town" (TimeLine Theatre): One Show that Won't Let You Down

"My Kind of Town" (TimeLine Theatre):  One Show that Won't Let You Down
#109. Chicago = the C-word. Capone, crime, corruption.  The Windy City is known for big blustering windbags. We are the city selling the end results by questionable methods.  Political, judicial, criminal, multiple realms of our hometown have gotten a reputation for getting what we want through whatever means available.  Chicago is, The Wrigley Building. Chicago... Read more »

"Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre): Goodman's Traditional Gift is More Frolicsome This Year!

"Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre):  Goodman's Traditional Gift is More Frolicsome This Year!
My family loves to watch multiple versions of the “Christmas Carol.”  I enjoy Bill Murray in “Scrooged.”  My dad likes Henry Winkler in “An American Christmas Carol.”  My mom’s fave is Michael Caine in “The Muppets Christmas Carol.”  Over the holidays, we watch them all!  It’s our annual tradition.        Goodman Theatre presents its own... Read more »

Review "MIDDLETOWN": City of Angles Doesn't Make a Block...buster!

I like e-vites.  They save the environment and give you access to the guest list.  My commitment rests on the *YES* of others.  If the confirmed guests look entertaining, the party has a guarantee to rock.  BUT sometimes, no matter how promising the attendee list is, the party isn’t quite the anticipated soiree.  Steppenwolf Theatre... Read more »
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Review "The Madness of George III": Raving, Incurable Comedy!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of April 24th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents THE MADNESS OF GEORGE IIIon Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand AvenueWritten by Alan BennettDirected by Penny MetropulosWednesdays at 1pm and 7:30pm Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pmSaturdays at 3pm and 8pmSundays at 2pmThru June 12th Buy... Read more »

Review "Romeo & Juliet": Urban- Edgy Looks Fantastical, Sounds a Little Off-Key

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents ROMEO & JULIETOn Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand AvenueWritten by William ShakespeareDirected by Gale EdwardsBuy TicketsThru November 21st Running time:  Two hours and forty-five minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Party crasher falls for host’s daughter.  Their love is doomed by a family feud.  They go for... Read more »