Posts tagged "Walt Spangler"

"Measure for Measure" (Goodman Theatre): Extreme and Sensational!

"Measure for Measure" (Goodman Theatre):  Extreme and Sensational!
This show grabbed me from its shocking opening and held me until its startling conclusion. Goodman Theatre presents MEASURE FOR MEASURE.  The Duke departs his city in a flourish only to return in disguise as an Irish priest.  The Duke is doing a personal internal investigation of his staff.  He fears corruption.  And he finds... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru Nov 17 "Good People" (Steppenwolf Theatre): Sublime Ensemble

EXTENDED Thru Nov 17 "Good People" (Steppenwolf Theatre):  Sublime Ensemble
I have cried in the theatre during a moving play.  But I’ve never wept on the train on the way home after a moving play. Steppenwolf Theatre presents GOOD PEOPLE.  Margie just got fired.  Rent is due.  No one is hiring.  And her thirty year old mentally retarded daughter has special needs.  She hears her... Read more »

"A Christmas Story the Musical" (Chicago Theatre): Visually Spectacular AND Obstructed!

A reviewer’s job is to tell theatre-goers what s/he saw.  Well, from Aisle 2, Seat KK 318, I only saw 66% of A Christmas Story the Musical!.  This was my first play in the legendary Chicago Theatre since the 1990‘s Donny Osmond’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  For that show, I sat in the balcony without any sight... Read more »
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Review "A True History of the Johnstown Flood": Tread Water for the View!

Goodman Theatre presents A True History of the Johnstown Flood At 170 North Dearborn Written by Rebecca Gilman Directed by Robert Falls Thru April 18th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and forty minutes includes a twenty minute intermission   Actors playing actors.  Plays within a play.  A disaster on stage.  Goodman Theatre presents the... Read more »