Archive for November 2010

Review "The Importance of Being Earnest": Wildely Entertaining!

Remy Bumppo presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTAt Greenhouse Theatre, 2257 N. LincolnWritten by Oscar WildeDirected by Shawn DouglassWednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pmSundays at 2:30pm Additional matinees scheduledThru January 9th BUY TICKETS Running Time:  Two hours and twenty minutes with two ten minute intermissions Reviewed by Katy Walsh SWF ISO EARNEST.  Women want a man... Read more »

Review A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Dickens Haunts the Goodman!

Goodman Theatre presents A CHRISTMAS CAROLAt Goodman’s Albert Theatre, 170 N. DearbornBased on the novella by Charles DickensAdapted by Tom CreamerDirected by William BrownThru December 31st Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes with a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh It’s Christmas Eve.  You are home alone flipping through a childhood photo... Read more »

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 »

Review Porchlight's "Miracle on 34 Street": Classic Musical Christmas Card!

Porchlight Theatre presents MIRACLE ON 34th STREETAt Stage 773, 1225 W. BelmontBased on the novel by Valentine Davies Adapted by Patricia Di Benedetto Snyder, Will Severin, John VreekeHoliday music opening by Jon Steinhagen Musical direction by Eugene Dizon Directed by Christopher PazdernikFridays and Saturdays at 8p.m.Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30p.m.Thru January 2nd Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Ninety minutes... Read more »

It's a "Miracle" before "Christmas" then "Being Earnest" about a "Pancake"!

November ends with holiday classics, a Wilde favorite, and a new breakfast offering.    11.27.10  Miracle on 34th Street by Porchlight Theatre at Stage 773 11.28.10  Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre  11.29.10  Importance of Being Earnest by Remy Bumppo at Greenhouse Theatre 11.30.10  Pancake Breakfast by New Colony at Viaduct Theatre   Celebrating the holidays with... Read more »

Eric Parks & Tiffany Scott Break Hearts in Goodman's "Christmas Carol"

Meet the Scrooges…that weren’t!  On November 28th, Goodman Theatre officially kicks off the Chicago holiday season with its annual production of CHRISTMAS CAROL. On their way into a technical rehearsal, Eric Parks (young Scrooge) and Tiffany Scott (Belle) sat down with me to chat about the current show and being actors in Chicago. T4W:  When was... Read more »

Review "Auctioning The Ainsleys": Be The Next Lucky Auction Winner!

Dog & Pony Theatre Company presents AUCTIONING THE AINSLEYSAt Building Stage, 412 N. CarpenterWritten by Laura SchellhardtDirected by Dan StermerThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pmSundays at 3pmThru December 18th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours includes a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh When attending an auction, it’s important not to disclose your personal interest.  Knowing... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru Feb 20th! Review "CATS": Purrfectly Whimsicalico fur-BALL!

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre presents CATSAt No Exit Café, 6970 N. GlenwoodComposed by Andrew Lloyd WeberBased on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”Music directed by Ethan DeppeDirected by Brenda Didier Thursdays at 7:30pm (optional dinner at 6pm)Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm (optional dinner at 6:30 pm)Sundays at 2pm and 7pm (optional dinner at... Read more »

"Civil War Christmas" EXTENDED Thru Dec 26th: Auld Lang Syne Musical Present

Northlight Theatre presents CIVIL WAR CHRISTMASAt 9501 Skokie Boulevard, SkokieWritten by Paula VogelDirected by Henry GodinezMusial direction by Chuck LarkinTuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 7:30pmFridays and Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at 7pmWednesdays at 1pmSaturdays and Sundays at 2:30pmThru December  26thBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and thirty minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh... Read more »

Review "Boojum! Nonsense, Truth and Lewis Carroll": What a Head Trip!

    Caffeine Theatre and Chicago Opera Vanguard present     BOOJUM! Nonsense, Truth and Lewis Carroll     Books/Lyrics/Music by Martin Wesley-Smith & Peter Wesley-Smith Directed by Jimmy McDermott at DCA Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph (map) through Dec 19  |  tickets: $15-$25  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh Drawing from the creative genius of... Read more »