Posts tagged "The House Theatre of Chicago"

"The Nutcracker" (House Theatre of Chicago): Quest for Holiday Bliss

"The Nutcracker" (House Theatre of Chicago):  Quest for Holiday Bliss
The House Theatre of Chicago presents their annual holiday tradition, THE NUTCRACKER. This was my third time enjoying the holidays with House Theatre.  The classic tale by E.T.A. Hoffman, that is best known as Tchaikovsky’s ballet, has been completely overhauled by The House.  Playwrights Phillip Klapperich and Jake Minton combine joy, sorrow and joy for... Read more »

"The Crownless King: Part II" (The House Theatre): The Thrilling and Complicated Adventure Continues

"The Crownless King:  Part II" (The House Theatre):  The Thrilling and Complicated Adventure Continues
The House Theatre of Chicago presents the world premiere of THE CROWNLESS KING:  PART II. The House launched a mythical trilogy last fall with The Iron Stag: Part I.  The three part series follows the quest of an orphaned innocent named Casper.  In Part I, Casper’s identity is discovered.  His claim to the magic hammer... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up House, Goodman, Lifeline with Chris Walsh

Off Book Chats Up House, Goodman, Lifeline with Chris Walsh
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews “The Magnificents” at The House Theatre of Chicago and “Other Desert Cities” at Goodman Theatre.  Our special guest is Christopher M. Walsh from Lifeline Theatre This February 15, 2013 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance                                                                                                  Shot word of the day: Canada Join us on March 24th, 2pm-5pm,... Read more »
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"Iron Stag King -Part One (The House Theatre): Must See for Evolving Trilogy!

"Iron Stag King -Part One (The House Theatre): Must See for Evolving Trilogy!
I love a good quest!  Unexpected heroes trying to save the world from evil.  Harry Potter vs Lord Voldemort.  Luke Skywalker vs Darth Vader.  Frodo Baggins vs Lord Sauron. Indiana Jones vs Nazis. Katniss vs The Capitol. With all those dark forces in the universe, it’s reassuring to have a steadfast wizard, Jedi, hobbit, professor,... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Nothing Special, The House, Artistic Home, Eclipse and Idle Muse

Off Book Chats Up Nothing Special, The House, Artistic Home, Eclipse and Idle Muse
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “The American Plan” at The Artistic Home , “The Monument” at Idle Muse Theatre , and “Ah, Wilderness” at Eclipse Theatre. And our Special Guests are  Mikey Laird, Artistic Director and co-Founder at Nothing Special Productions and director of “Savageland” and Dennis Watkins, Magician in “Magic Parlour” and starring in “Death and Houdini” at The House Theatre.  And of course, we... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Off Book Chats with Profiles Theatre, Writers Theatre and MORE!

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP. This week, we review local theatre offerings for the holidays and at Chicago Shakes.  In addition, we’ll chat with Darrell W. Cox, Profiles Theatre and Michael Halberstam, Writers Theatre.  We’ve packed a lot in thirty-some minutes.  Listen up and let us know what... Read more »
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"You like" "Carmilla"- "The Beauty Queen", "Odradek?"

Before I have a dream, I do like 2011 gearing up with a traditional favorite followed by horror, Globe resurrection and the House.       1.12.11  As You Like It at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (JLH) 1.15.11  Carmilla by Wildclaw Theatre at DCA THeatre 1.16.11  The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Shattered Globe at Athenaeum Theatre (RS)... Read more »

Review "Thieves Like Us": We Like Thieves!

The House Theatre of Chicago presents THIEVES LIKE USAt Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. DivisionWritten by Damon KielyBased on the novel by Edward AndersonDirected by Kimberly SeniorThru October 30th Buy TicketsRunning time:  One hour and fifty-five minutes includes a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh An inmate is in the right place at the right time... Read more »

All The Fame of Lofty Deeds Theatre Review: Banjo picking, toe tapping, tumbleweed talking good time!

The House Theatre of Chicago presents All The Fame of Lofty Deeds At The Chopin Theatre Written by Mark Guarino Based on and featuring the music and artwork of Jon Langford Directed by Tommy Rapley Thru December 20th Chugging whiskey, a forgotten country singer confesses his mistakes to a tumbleweed. The House Theatre of Chicago... Read more »
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