Posts tagged "Stephen Sondheim"

"Sunday in the Park with George" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): *ANOTHER* Blockbuster Musical Follies!

"Sunday in the Park with George" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater):  *ANOTHER* Blockbuster Musical Follies!
Look at what you want, Not at where you are,  Not at what you’ll be.  -”Move On” As a writer, I can become fixated on words.  I focus on how they connect together to make sentences, stories, songs.  The right combination elicits a response: to act, to feel, to inspire. The artistry is in putting... Read more »

EXTENDED AGAIN "A Little Night Music" (Writers Theatre): Isn't it bliss? YES, yes it is!

EXTENDED AGAIN "A Little Night Music" (Writers Theatre):  Isn't it bliss?  YES, yes it is!
Isn’t it rich?  Are we a pair?  Me here at last on the ground  You in mid air…  Where are the clowns? #105.  The familiar Judy Collins‘ chart-busting song “Send in the Clowns” was written by Stephen Sondheim for his 1973 musical premiere.  As a pop song, I’ve always thought it was a very sad... Read more »

"Putting It Together" (Porchlight Music Theatre): It = Brilliant!

Me: Look, Alex Weisman.  Theatre Bob: Yep, he’s in the show.  Me: Which show?  Theatre Bob: This one. Me: What? Having never seen Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together, I thought Alex Weismanwas Porchlight’s special guest making the obligatory cell phone announcement. He unassumingly meanders on stage and hilariously kicks off the show with a sequence from The Frogs. During... Read more »
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Review "COMPANY": Marriages Look Perfect But That's Not What I Hear!

Griffin Theatre presents COMPANYAt Stage 773, 1225 W. BelmontMusic and lyrics by Stephen SondheimBook by George Furth Musical direction by Allison KaneDirected by Jonathan BerryFridays and Sundays at 7:30, Sundays at 3pmThru November 14th Buy TicketsRunning time:  Two hours and ten minutes with a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh SWM, 35, ISO…  ‘somebody,... Read more »

Review "Sunday Afternoon in the Park with George": A Few Dots Short of a Masterpiece

Porchlight Music Theatre presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGEAt Stage 773, 1225 W. BelmontMusic and lyrics by Stephen SondheimBook by James LapineDirected by L. Walter StearnsMusical direction by Eugene DizonThru October 31stBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh If this painting could talk… wait! ... Read more »

Review "Into the Woods": Enchanted cast serves up skewered storybook characters

  Porchlight Music Theatre presents   Into the Woods   Book by James Lapine Music/Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim  Directed by L. Walter Stearns Music Direction by Eugene Dizon at Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont (map) through May 30th | tickets: $38 | more info By Katy Walsh What happens after happily everafter? What is... Read more »
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