Archive for May 2011

Review "Down & Dirty Romeo & Juliet": A Classic to Go!

    Shattered Globe Theatre presents       Down & Dirty Romeo & Juliet         Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Roger Smart at various Chicago locations (see below) through July 17  |  tickets: $18   |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘Where art thou Romeo?’  Well, Juliet, last time I saw him, he was... Read more »

EXTENDED *AGAIN* Thru November 27th Murder For Two --- Lyrical Whodunit Spoof!

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents MURDER FOR TWO — A KILLER MUSICAL At Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Book and music by Joe Kinosian Book and lyrics by Kellen Blair Directed by David H. Bell Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm Thru November 27th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Ninety minutes with... Read more »

Review "ACES": Deals Powerful Cards, Game Doesn't Always Follow Suit!

Signal Ensemble Theatre presents ACES 1802 W. Berenice Written by Jon Steinhagen Directed by Ronan Marra Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at 3pm Thru June 18th Buy Tickets Running Time:  One hour and fifty minutes includes an intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh At this casino, dealer’s choice is a scam.  Coworkers shuffle together to... Read more »
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Review "Freedom, NY": Captivating Destination

Teatro Vista presents FREEDOM, NY  At Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Written by Jennifer Barclay Directed by Joe Minoso Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at 3pm Thru June 12th Buy Tickets  Running Time:  One hour and fifteen minutes with no intermission Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 13th  ... Read more »

Review "Life Is A Dream": This Time It's a PRINCE Asleep in a Tower!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 13th   Narrated by Joshua Volkers Vitalist Theatre in association with Premiere Theatre and Performance presents Calderon de la Barca’sLIFE IS A DREAMAt Stage 773, 1225 W. BelmontAdapted by Helen EdmundsonDirected by Liz Carlin-MetzThursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pmSundays at 2pmThru June 11th Buy TicketsRunning... Read more »

Review "Watership Down": Captivating Rabbit Hole Wonderland

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 13th   Narrated by Joshua Volkers Lifeline Theatre presents WATERSHIP DOWN At 6912 N. Glenwood Based on the novel by Richard Adams Adapted by John Hildreth Directed by Katie McLean Hainsworth Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm Sundays at 4pm Thru... Read more »
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Review "Cold Cold Feet": Escalating Hilarity in Wedding Woes!

Parade of nuptial mayhem brings nonstop laughter          Diamante Productions present    Cold Cold Feet    Written and directed by Tony Fiorentino at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map) through June 5  |  tickets: $  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh  Unwritten vows, sexual addiction, stripper trio, dove droppings:  when potential disasters threaten to crash his wedding, a groom calls it... Read more »

Review "Stage Kiss": Perfect Expression of Acting Like You're in Love!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 13th   Narrated by Joshua Volkers Goodman Theatre presents STAGE KISSAt 170 N. DearbornWritten by Sarah RuhlDirected by Jessica ThebusTuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30pmThursdays and Sundays at 2pm and 7:30pmFridays at 8pmSaturdays at 2pm and 8pmBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and twenty minutes includes an... Read more »

Review "HE SHE": Stark Stage Filled with Robust Emotion

   Chicago Opera Theater presents    HE SHE    Music by Robert Schuman and Leos Janacek at Harris Theater, Millennium Park (map) through May 8  |  tickets: $25-$75  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh  She loves him.  He loves her.  A woman and man express the spectrum of emotions for loving the wrong person.  Chicago... Read more »
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EXTEND THRU July 10th "Festen": Authentic Voice to Unspeakable Acts

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 6th   Narrated by Joshua Volkers     Steep Theatre Company, in association with Marla Rubin Productions Limited, presentsFESTEN At 1115 W. BerwynDramatization by David EldridgeBased on the Dogme film and play by Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov, and Bo hr. HansenDirected by Jonathan BerryThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays... Read more »