Posts tagged "Tommy Rapley"

"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 Magnificents" (House Theatre): MAGNIFICENT!

"The Magnificents" (House Theatre):  MAGNIFICENT!
To make braving last night’s ice storm worth it, a show has to be pretty magnificent.  Well, TA-DA… The House Theatre of Chicago presents THE MAGNIFICENTS.  It’s 1933 in Small Town, USA.  Magnificent is an aging magician.  He and his wife Rosie have assembled a band of misfits for their traveling circus.  Under their big... 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 »
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"Nutcracker" (House Theatre of Chicago): Holiday Thriller Rated PG!

Chicago’s new holiday tradition is NUTCRACKER at The House Theatre of Chicago.  The modern spin on the Christmas classic is an imaginative and energetic  spectacle.  When I saw it for the first time last year, I was enchanted by the innovation.  I repeated the experience this past Sunday night.  Although I enjoyed the new cast in... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru Dec 31st "Good Night Moon The Musical" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Page to Stage Brilliant!

EXTENDED Thru Dec 31st  "Good Night Moon The Musical" (Chicago Children's Theatre):  Page to Stage Brilliant!
When I was a little girl, I loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder series.  Little House… in the big woods, on the banks of Plum Creek, by the shores of Silver Lake, I loved this pioneering family struggling for a better life.  Through Laura’s writing, I could visualize it so clearly.  So when the “Little House... Read more »

Review "Nutcracker": Best Gift This Season!

The House Theatre of Chicago presents NUTCRACKER At Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division Street Based on the classic story by E.T.A. Hoffman Written by Phillip C. Klapperich and Jake Minton Music composed and conducted by Kevin O’Donnell Directed by Tommy Rapley Thursdays to Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at 7pm Thru December 26th Buy Tickets Running... 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 »

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 »

Review "Wilson Wants It All": House Delivers Hope!

The House Theatre of Chicago presents Wilson Wants It All At The Chopin Theatre 1543 W. Division Written by Michael Rohd and Phillip C. Klapperich Conceived and Directed by Michael Rohd Thru March 27th Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours and twenty minutes includes a ten minute intermission and fifteen minute delayed start. It’s 2040.... Read more »
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