Posts tagged "Roger L. Bingaman"

"Secret Garden" (Light Opera Works): Dark, Sad and eventually Wondrous!

  A novel, two movies and a Tony Award-winning musical, “The Secret Garden” is a classic.  Even if the story is a hazy memory, most people recognize the title.  Although author Frances Hodgson Burnett penned her original tale for children, this current production leans more symbolically sophisticated than playfully whimsical. Light Opera Works presents The Secret Garden. Mary Lennox has... Read more »

Review "BRIGADOON": Love It Before It Vanishes!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 10th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers Light Opera Works presents BRIGADOON At Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson, Evanston Reviewed by Katy Walsh On vacation, an American falls for a Scottish lass.  Complications arise when he discovers she won’t be around the morning after.  What happens in... Read more »

Review "Hello, Dolly!": Only Five Days Left for Heavy Meddle!

Light Opera Works presents     Hello, Dolly!         Book by Michael Stewart Music/Lyrics by Jerry Herman Directed by Rudy Hogenmiller at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson, Evanston (map) through Jan 1  |  tickets: $32-$92   |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh “Some people paint, I meddle.”  A widow makes a living as a matchmaker.   Light Opera... Read more »

Review "I Do! I Do!": A TO-DO for the Married Set!

Light Opera Works presents I Do! I Do!Light Opera Works Second Stage, 1420 Maple, EvanstonBook and lyrics by Tom Jones Music by Harvey SchmidtBased on the play “The Fourposter” by Jan de HartogOriginally produced on Broadway by David MerrickOriginally directed by Gower ChampionStage director and choreographer Rudy HogenmillerCo-music directed by Roger Bingaman and Linda SleinFridays... Read more »

Review "Carousel": Powerful Musical Ride of Hope and Tears

Light Opera Works presents CAROUSEL At Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson, EvanstonMusic by Richard RodgersBook and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIBased on Ferenc Molnar’s Play “Liliom”As adapted by Benjamin F. GlazerConducted by Roger L. BingamanStage directed and choreographed by Stacey FlasterThru August 29th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and forty minutes with one fifteen minute intermission... Read more »