Archive for April 2010

Review "Hephaestus": Must See It, To Believe It!

Lookingglass Theatre and Silverguy Entertainment presents HEPHAESTUSAt Goodman Theatre’s Owen Bruner Theatre170 N. DearbornCreated by Tony HernandezWritten by Tony Hernandez  and Heidi StillmanDirected by Tony Hernandez  and Heidi StillmanThru June 20thBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Eighty minutes with no intermission By Katy Walsh Ladies and gentlemen, step right up and be prepared to be amazed by death defying feats that... Read more »

Review "Taming The Shrew": Two Plays, One Works!

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents Taming of the ShrewAt Courtyard Theatre Navy Pier, 800 East Grand AvenueWritten by William ShakespeareWith additional scenes by Neil LaButeDirected by Josie RourkeThru June 6th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifty minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh “And bring you from a wild Kate to a... 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 »

Review "Billy Elliot the Musical": Darling Dancing Electricity!

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films, Old Vic Productions, Weinstein Live Entertainment, Broadway in Chicago presentsBILLY ELLIOT the MusicalAt The Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre 24 W. RandolphBook and Lyrics by Lee HallMusic by Elton John Musical supervision and orchestrations by Martin KochDirected by Stephen DaldryThru January 15th  Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Three... Read more »

Review "Endgame": Beckett's Profound Absurdity

Steppenwolf Theatre presents ENDGAMEAt 1650 N. HalstedBy Samuel BeckettDirected by Frank GalatiThru June 6th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Seventy-five minutes with no intermission ‘Ending is the beginning.’  ‘Time is zero.’  ‘Nothing is funnier than unhappiness.’  Nobel Prize-winning playwright Samuel Beckett penned a one act play with moments of profound absurdity.  Steppenwolf Theatre presents ENDGAME directed by... Read more »

Review "Ragtime The Musical": Epic Entertainment

  Drury Lane Oakbrook presents   Ragtime   Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow by Terrance McNally (book), Stephen Flaherty (music), Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) directed/choreographed by Rachel Rockwell at Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook (map) through May 23 (more info)   ‘What can happen in a year?’ Father’s question is an expectation that life is... Read more »

Review "Ring Around The Guillotine": Time Travel for the Jilted

Chemically Imbalanced Theater presents   Ring Around the Guillotine   Written by Chris Tawfik and Anthony Ellison Directed by Anthony Ellison at CI Theater, 1420 W. Irving Park (map) through May 23rd (more info)   The cure for being dumped? Finding love in an unexpected place and time… like a prison 600 years ago. Chemically... Read more »

Review "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas": One BIG thrill!

      Circle Theatre presents   The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas   Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson Music/Lyrics by Carol Hall Directed and choreographed by Kevin Bellie Music Direction and new arrangements by Josh Walker Circle Theatre, 7300 Madison, Forest Park (map) Thru June 20th (more info)   Whores, hookers,... Read more »

Review "The Crucible": Heats Up Pure Gold!

Infamous Commonwealth Theatre The CrucibleAt the Raven Theatre Complex6157 N. Clark StreetWritten by Arthur MillerDirected by Chris MaherThru April 25th Call 312.458.9780 or email to reserve your tickets. Running Time:  Two hours and forty minutes includes a ten minute intermission. The devil made me to do it.  I was possessed at the time.  Michelle... Read more »

Review "Resurrection Blues": Televised Crucifixion Coming Soon?

Eclipse Theatre presents Resurrection Blues Greenhouse Theatre 2257 N. LincolnWritten by Arthur MillerDirected by Nathaniel SwiftThru May 9th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and ten minutes includes a ten minute intermission. Throughout the ages, people have displayed a morbid curiosity in viewing killings.  Beheaded, hanged, shot, burned alive, eaten by lions, one man’s assassination is... Read more »