Posts tagged "Sean Graney"

EXTENDED Thru Jan 19th "The Mikado" (The Hypocrites): Doubles the Pleasure!

EXTENDED Thru Jan 19th "The Mikado" (The Hypocrites):  Doubles the Pleasure!
What would you do for love?  Send roses?  Sing serenades? Pledge vows? Die decapitated?  Or be  buried alive? The Hypocrites present THE MIKADO as part of its Gilbert & Sullivan rep. The Mikado (Emperor of Japan) has proclaimed that flirting is a crime punishable by death.  A traveling musician and a young lady perpetrate the... Read more »

"Harold and the Purple Crayon" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Color Me Happy!

"Harold and the Purple Crayon" (Chicago Children's Theatre):  Color Me Happy!
“Cool!”      “I know what possibility means.”     “That was fantastic.”   “Oh yeah!” “That’s funny!”     “They are making an apple tree.”     “I want an apple!” Sometimes the unscripted responses of the young audience are as entertaining as the play in progress. Chicago Children’s Theatre presents a new musical version of Harold and the Purple Crayon.  Author Crockett Johnson wrote a beloved... Read more »

"Equivocation" (Victory Gardens): Brilliant Wordplay!

"Equivocation" (Victory Gardens):  Brilliant Wordplay!
#189.  equivocate |iˈkwivəˌkāt| : use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself Victory Gardens presents the Chicago premiere of EQUIVOCATION.  The King has written a story about the Gunpowder Plot.  He wants Master Shagspeare to adapt the failed assassination attempt to stage.  Struggling to tell the story, Shag begins to investigate... Read more »
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"The Fall of the House of Usher" (The Hypocrites): Continues the Rise of the Era of Graney!

"The Fall of the House of Usher" (The Hypocrites):  Continues the Rise of the Era of Graney!
#160. The Hypocrites present the world premiere adaptation of THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER.  A mysterious letter has prompted a woman to visit her childhood friend, Usher.  He wrote that he is inflicted with medical maladies and requests her in-person assessment.  Upon arrival, the woman gets sucked into the enigma of Usher’s home... Read more »

"Romeo Juliet" (The Hypocrites): Full-Bodied Experience!

"Romeo Juliet" (The Hypocrites):  Full-Bodied Experience!
When someone invites me to their house, I expect to feel at home.  Give me something to drink.  Maybe something to eat. Ask me to take my shoes off but let me have the option of keeping them on.  Make me feel welcomed and loved.  And if a fight should breakout, ensure no one gets... Read more »

Review The Hypocrite's "Pirates of Penzance": Playful Promenade for Buried Pleasure.

The Hypocrites present PIRATES OF PENZANCEAt Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division StreetMusic by Arthur SullivanLibretto by W.S. GilbertNew musical arrangements by Kevin O’DonnellDirected by Sean GraneyThursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pmSundays at 3pmNo performances December 23rd – January 4th Thru January 30th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  80 minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Turning 21... Read more »
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Review "The Hundred Dresses": "Glee" Harmonizes "Clueless" "Mean Girls"

Chicago Children’s Theatre presents     The Hundred Dresses     Written by Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills Directed by Sean Graney North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie (map) through Dec 2   |  tickets: $26-$36  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh  One in five students are bullied each year. 60% of students are... Read more »

Review "Comedy of Errors": Bellylaughs Shakes Aplenty!!

Court Theatre presents Comedy of Errors At 5535 S. Ellis Written by William Shakespeare Adapted and directed by Sean Graney Thru October 17th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Eighty minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘My sister’s sister is me.’  Mistaken familial identity wreaks havoc in Syracuse by way of Hyde Park.  The Court... Read more »

Review "No Exit": Damned Funny!

The Hypocrites NO EXIT At Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Written by Jean-Paul Sartre Directed by Sean Graney Thru July 11th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   As suspected, hell is hot pink with mismatched chairs and no way out.   The Hypocrites present NO EXIT at... Read more »
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