Archive for April 2010

Review "Stomp": Who needs instruments? Stomp has trashcan lids!

Broadway in Chicago presents   STOMP   Created/directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas at Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe (map) Thru May 2nd | tickets: $17-$55  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh Brooms, garbage lids, paint cans: the makings for an award-winning show are in the garage. Broadway in Chicago presents... Read more »

Review "The Good Soul of Szechuan": Bold, Unique and Thoroughly Satisfying Dish!

Strawdog Theatre Company presents THE GOOD SOUL OF SZECHUANAt 3829 N. Broadway StreetWritten by Bertolt BrechtTranslated by David HarrowerDirected by Shade MurrayThru May 29th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two and a half hours includes a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh God gives a hooker money to buy a tobacco shop.  She turns cross-dresser to... Read more »

Review "Jason": A Groovy Kind of Love!

Chicago Opera Theater presents JASON At the Harris Theatre in Millennium Park  By Francesco CavalliEdited by Ellen RosandLibretto by G.A. CicogniniConducted by Christian CurnynDirected by Justin WaySung in Italian with English supertitlesThru May 2ndBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Three hours includes a twenty minute intermission. Reviewed by Katy Walsh Jason has it all!  He’s got the golden... Read more »

Review "Cabaret": Slutty Bash with A Beat

The Hypocrites presentCABARET At DCA Theatre, 66 E. RandolphBook by Joe MasteroffLyrics by Fred EbbMusic by John KanderMusical direction by Mike PrzygodaDirected by Matt HawkinsThru May 23rdBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two and a half hours with two ten minute intermissions. Reviewed by Katy Walsh What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music... Read more »

Review "Farnsworth Invention": From Potato Fields to Couch Potatoes!

TimeLine Theatre presentsFARNSWORTH INVENTION At 615 W. Wellington Written by Aaron SorkinDirected by Nick Bowling Thru July 24th  Buy Tickets Running time:  Two hours and twenty minutes includes a ten minute intermission. Reviewed by Katy Walsh “Where is someone going to put a television in their house?”  Even before the punch line, that question from... Read more »

Review "The Doctor's Dilemma": Same Healthcare Issues 1906 vs 2010

A timeless treatise on today’s healthcare debate?     ShawChicago presents   Doctor’s Dilemma   Written by George Bernard Shaw directed by Robert Scogin DCA Studio Theatre, 78 E. Washington (map) thru May 10th  |  tickets: $10-$22  | more info  By Katy Walsh Who to save? If allotted only enough serum to cure one patient,... Read more »

Review "Welcome to Arroyo": DJ Duo is Rapper's Delight!

American Theater Company presents WELCOME TO ARROYO1909 W. Byron StreetWritten by Kristoffer DiazDirected by Jaime CastenedaThru May 16th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes includes a ten minute delay start and ten minute intermission. By Katy Walsh Tupac, Grandmaster Flash, Kool Herc, Raina Rae?   The hip-hop culture started in the South Bronx in... Read more »

Review "Girls vs Boys": Shirts came off and I STILL didn't love it!

The House Theatre and AMTP* presents   Girls vs Boys   Book/lyrics by Chris Matthews, Jake Minton and Nathan Allen Music by Kevin O’Donnell and Nathan Allen Directed by Nathan Allen Music directed by Ethan Deppe At the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map) thru May 9th  |  tickets: $15-$25  |  more info reviewed by... Read more »

Review "Moses in Egypt": Epic Bibical Musical

Chicago Opera Theatre presentsMOSES IN EGYPT At Harris Theatre, 205 E. Randolph By Gioachino RossiniLibretto by Andrea Leone TottolaConducted by Leonardo VordoniDirected by Andrew Eggert Performances on April 17, 21, 23 at 7:30pm; April 25 at 3pmBuy TicketsIn Italian with English supertitlesRunning Time:  Two hours and forty-five minutes includes twenty minute intermission Hebrews verses Egyptians! ... Read more »

Review "Killer Joe": Killer Drama Moves To Royal George!

Profile Theatre presents Killer Joe At Royal George Theatre 1641 N. Halsted By Tracy Letts Directed by Rick Snyder Thru July 18th Buy Tickets Reviewed by Katy Walsh   This is my 100th review in less than a year.  I decided to celebrate by returning to a 2010 favorite, Tracy Letts’ Killer Joe.  Profiles Theatre has... Read more »