Archive for August 2010

"Shrek-heads," one last ride on "Equus" to "Philadelphia"!

This weekend ends the performances runs of….   Shrek the Musical by Broadway in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace The Philadelphia Story at Circle Theatre Equus at Redtwist Theatre

Seeing "Jailbait" before "Billy" only "Under America" can a "Hideous" "Memory" Come True!

Back to school for the kids.  Back to theatre for Chicago!  September has a plethora of choices for theatre goers.  With so much good stuff going up, I’m setting out on a marathon paced month with 25 shows.  First up this holiday weekend…. 09.01.10   Jailbait at Profiles Theatre 09.02.10  Billy Elliot the Musical by Broadway in... Read more »

Review "The Weir": Pints of Laughs with Shots of Shivers!

Seanachai Theatre Company presents       THE WEIR At The Irish American Heritage Center 4626 N. Knox, Chicago Written by Conor McPherson Directed by Matt Miller Thru October 17th Buy Tickets Running Time:  95 minutes with no intermission   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   Your man and his eejit seanachais cod with a blow-in... Read more »

Final Chance to See "A Cowboy" Going for "Cherry" or "Wood" in "F#cking Men" love that "Parallelogram"!

         Final weekend to see four summer hits…        Late: A Cowboy Song at Piven Theatre Cherrywood at Mary Arrchie Theatre F#cking Men at Bailiwick Chicago   Parallelogram at Steppenwolf Theatre    

Review "Frost/Nixon": Political Corruption at Its Finest

Timeline Theatre Company presents       FROST/NIXON At 615 W. Wellington Avenue Written by Peter Morgan Directed by Louis Contey Buy Tickets Thru October 10th Running Time:  One hour and fifty minutes with no intermission   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   Timeline Theatre Company’s tagline is yesterday’s stories, today’s topic.  In the wake of... Read more »

Review "Godspell": Musical of Biblical Proportions

Provision Theatre presents       GODSPELL At 1001 W. Roosevelt Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Book by John-Michael Tebelak Music directed by Alaric Rokko Jans Directed by Tim Gregory Buy Tickets Thru September 26th Running Time:  Two hours and five minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   It’s... Read more »

Review "The Real Inspector Hound": Death-to-Theatre-Critics Satire

Signal Ensemble Theatre presents         THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND At 1802 W. Bernice Written by Tom Stoppard Directed by Ronan Marra Thru September 18th Buy Tickets Running Time:  75 minutes no intermission   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   ‘Where’s Chris Jones?’  Chicago Tribune’s Nina Metz is undoubtedly asked that question a lot. ... Read more »

See "The Tallest Man" "After The Fall" Before August 22nd!

You don’t need to choose between the Irish and Communists.  See both.  Two productions closing this weekend: Jim Lynch’s The Tallest Man at The Artistic Home. Arthur Miller’s “After The Fall” at Eclipse Theatre.       

Hounding God to Frost Nixon!

Theatre critics, hippies, and politicians:  something for everyone in new Chicago theatre productions this August 19th weekend: THURSDAY:  The Real Inspector Hound at Signal Ensemble SATURDAY:  Godspell at Provision Theatre SUNDAY:  Frost/Nixon at Timeline Theatre

Review "Carousel": Powerful Musical Ride of Hope and Tears

Light Opera Works presents CAROUSEL At Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson, EvanstonMusic by Richard RodgersBook and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIBased on Ferenc Molnar’s Play “Liliom”As adapted by Benjamin F. GlazerConducted by Roger L. BingamanStage directed and choreographed by Stacey FlasterThru August 29th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and forty minutes with one fifteen minute intermission... Read more »