Archive for December 2010

Review "Hello, Dolly!": Only Five Days Left for Heavy Meddle!

Light Opera Works presents     Hello, Dolly!         Book by Michael Stewart Music/Lyrics by Jerry Herman Directed by Rudy Hogenmiller at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson, Evanston (map) through Jan 1  |  tickets: $32-$92   |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh “Some people paint, I meddle.”  A widow makes a living as a matchmaker.   Light Opera... Read more »

2010 Honor Awards: The Fourth Walsh Wants YOU to Vote!

2010 Honor Awards Starting with MINNA on January 3, 2010 through HELLO DOLLY on December 26, 2010, I saw 197 stage shows in Chicago.  What continues to blow me away is the passions and talent in the Chicago theatre community.  Store Front to Multi-Level theatres, Non-Equity to Equity, Newbies to Seasoned Warhorses, Chicago is the... Read more »

Review "Irving Berlin's White Christmas": Snowy Auld Lang Syne

Broadway in Chicago presents Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS the MusicalAt Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe Based on the film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin FrankMusic and lyrics by Irving BerlinBook by David Ives and Paul BlakeMusical direction by John VisserDirected by Norb Joerder Thru January 2ndRunning Time:  Two... Read more »

Review The Hypocrite's "Pirates of Penzance": Playful Promenade for Buried Pleasure.

The Hypocrites present PIRATES OF PENZANCEAt Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division StreetMusic by Arthur SullivanLibretto by W.S. GilbertNew musical arrangements by Kevin O’DonnellDirected by Sean GraneyThursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pmSundays at 3pmNo performances December 23rd – January 4th Thru January 30th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  80 minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Turning 21... Read more »

I'm dreaming of "Pirates" followed by a "White Christmas"!

Only two shows before the holiday (Christmas) break… 12.14.10  Pirates of Penzance by The Hypocrites at Chopin Theatre   12.16.10  White Christmas by Broadway in Chicago at Bank of America Theatre  … i want to open more theatre gifts but I’ll have to wait for Santa.

Review "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?": YOU Should Fear Missing This Show!

Steppenwolf Theatre presents WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINA WOOLF?At 1650 N. HalstedWritten by Edward AlbeeDirected by Pam MacKinnonTuesdays through Sundays at 7:30pmSaturdays and Sundays at 3pmBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Three hours and fifteen minutes with two intermissions Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘Hump the Host’ and ‘Get the Guest’ are not bored games for drinkers.  At Martha and... Read more »

Review "Local Wonders": A Chicago Rural Oasis

Full Sky Productions presents LOCAL WONDERSAt Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago AvenueWritten by Virginia Smith and Paul Amandes Adapted from the book by Ted KooserMusically directed by Paul AmandesDirected by Virginia SmithThursdays at 7:30pmFridays and Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 3pm and 7pmThru January 9th Buy Tickets: Call 630.457.1074Running Time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission Reviewed... Read more »

I "Wonder" "Who is Afraid of Virginia Wolf?"

As the season gears up for the holidays, theatre openings slow down.  Luckily, this weekend offers a little enchantment before the Morton-Letts smackdown! 12.10.10  Local Wonder by Full Sky Productions at Chicago Dramatists 12.11.10  Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Steppenwolf Theatre  

Review "The Mikado": The Bravado Spectacle!

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents THE MIKADOAt the Ardis Kranik Theatre, 20 N. Wacker DriveComposed by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur SullivanMusic by Arthur SullivanLibretto by W.S. GilbertIn English with projected English titles Conducted by Sir Andrew DavisStage directed by Gary Griffin At 7:30pm: December 8th, 11th, January 7th, 11th, 15th At 2pm:  January 5th, 9th,... Read more »

Review "Nutcracker": Best Gift This Season!

The House Theatre of Chicago presents NUTCRACKER At Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division Street Based on the classic story by E.T.A. Hoffman Written by Phillip C. Klapperich and Jake Minton Music composed and conducted by Kevin O’Donnell Directed by Tommy Rapley Thursdays to Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at 7pm Thru December 26th Buy Tickets Running... Read more »