Posts tagged "Raven Theatre"

"Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates" (Babes With Blades): Brawling Good Time

"Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates" (Babes With Blades):  Brawling Good Time
Babes With Blades Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of BO THOMAS AND THE CASE OF THE SKY PIRATES. As is their signature style, the Babes are kicking ass in their newest show.  In the tight 90 minute detective spoof, Megan Schemmel (Bo), Kelly Yacono (Sally) and Maureen Yasko (Minerva) assault each other…a lot!  This... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru July 14th "Brighton Beach Memoirs" (Raven Theatre): Homespun, Heartfelt Comedy

EXTENDED Thru July 14th "Brighton Beach Memoirs" (Raven Theatre):  Homespun, Heartfelt Comedy
Raven Theatre presents BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS.   Playwright Neil Simon penned this ode to his childhood.  It’s the first of his Eugene trilogy that included “Biloxi Blues” and “Broadway Bound.” In BRIGHTON, Simon remembers growing up in a blended Jewish family pre-World War II.   Financial woes mingle with relational roles as the young narrator struggles... Read more »

"Julius Caesar" (Babes with Blades): Female Force Attacks

"Julius Caesar" (Babes with Blades):  Female Force Attacks
Babes with Blades Theatre Company presents Julius Caesar. Rome welcomes back its hometown hero, Julius Caesar. The city’s vocal and visible adoration add to JC’s healthy self-esteem. They want him to be their King. JC’s growing popularity and arrogance gives the Senate pause. A group of rebels fear Caesar will turn the democracy to dictatorship. They... Read more »
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"A Soldier's Play" (Raven Theatre): 2.4 GPA on a 4.0 Scale

"A Soldier's Play" (Raven Theatre): 2.4 GPA on a 4.0 Scale
Reviewed by Chad T. Volkers A Soldier’s Play was alright. I’ve stressed and strained over the past week trying to move beyond that perspective, convinced that I’d perhaps missed something that the gentleman who sat in front of me had picked up on, the one who’d thought the play was “wonderful, just wonderful.” He said this... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up "The Book of Mormon", Raven Theatre and More!

Off Book Chats Up "The Book of Mormon", Raven Theatre and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews “The Book of Mormon“ by  Broadway in Chicago and “Boy Gets Girl” at Raven Theatre.  Our special guest is Kristin Collins, Managing Director at The Artistic Home and starring in “Boy Gets Girl” at Raven Theatre.  This February 1, 2013 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance                                                                                                   Shot word of the day: friendsJoin 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 »

"Boy Gets Girl" (Raven Theatre): Terrifyingly Excellent!

"Boy Gets Girl" (Raven Theatre):  Terrifyingly Excellent!
Raven Theatre presents BOY GETS GIRL.  Theresa goes on a blind date with Tony.  She’s just not that in to him.  So, after a second date, she tells him that she doesn’t want to go out with him.  He won’t accept that it’s over before it begins.  He starts to try to woo her with... Read more »
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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 »

"Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose" (Raven Theatre): A Holiday Treat

"Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose" (Raven Theatre): A Holiday Treat
Raven’s Evermore! Series presents SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE CHRISTMAS GOOSE By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Adapted by Michael Menendian & John Weagly Directed by Michael Menendian Join us for Raven Theater’s live, radio-style presentation of “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose”, adapted from one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most... Read more »

Off Book Chats UP Raven, Lifeline, Writers, Lyric and More!

Off Book Chats UP Raven, Lifeline, Writers, Lyric and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:  “The Woman in White” by Lifeline Theatre, “The Big Knife” by Raven Theatre, “Hamlet” by Writers Theatre.And Off Book talks with special guests:  Mike Menendian, co-Artistic Director and Director of “The Big Knife” at Raven Theatre  and Jack Zimmerman, Subscriber Relations, Media Services at Lyric Opera.And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights. MARTY’S... Read more »
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"The Big Knife" (Raven Theatre): This Prime Choice is Delectable!

"The Big Knife" (Raven Theatre):  This Prime Choice is Delectable!
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are back together.  True love?  Hollywood hype?  How much control does a studio have in the private lives of its stars? Raven Theatre presents THE BIG KNIFE.  Charles Castle is a mega-star of Marcus Hoff Productions. He is a hot commodity.  Marcus Hoff wants him to sign a 14-year contract... Read more »