Category: Chicago Theatre Off Book

Off Book Chats Up Lyric Opera, Writers Theatre with Jack Zimmerman and Oliver Sava

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews Lyric Opera’s  La Boheme and Writers’ Theatre’s Sweet Charity  Our special guest is Jack Zimmerman from Lyric Opera and Oliver Sava stops by the studio.    This March 15th episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance                                                                                                  Shot word of the day:  writer Join us on March 24th, 2pm-5pm, at Marty’s... Read more »

Off Book with Oliver Sava chat up Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakes, Book of Mormon, and Ben S. Platt

Off Book with Oliver Sava chat up Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakes, Book of Mormon, and Ben S. Platt
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book with guest host Oliver Sava review Steppenwolf Theatre’s “Birthday Party” , Broadway in Chicago’s The Book of Mormon, Belarus free Theatre at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s Minsk, 2011.   Our special guest is Ben Platt starring in The Book of Mormon. This March 8th episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Porchlight, Signal, Goodman and Josh Salt

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book with guest host Oliver Sava review “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” by Porchlight Theatre and “Successors” at Signal Ensemble Theatre. Our special guest is Josh Salt performing in Goodman Theatre’s “Teddy Ferrara.”  This March 1st episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance Shot word... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Mercury, Timeline, Modofac with Jim Lynch

Off Book Chats Up Mercury, Timeline, Modofac with Jim Lynch
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews “A Grand Night for Singing” at Mercury Theatre and “Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West” at TimeLine Theatre. Our special guest is Jim Lynch the playwright for “CCX” with Modofac Productions. This February 22, 2013 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance                                                                                                   Shot word of the day: Irish Join us on March 24th, 2pm-5pm, at Marty’s Martini Bar for our fundraiser. No admission costs!  Come and drink martinis (or any beverage) and... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up House, Goodman, Lifeline with Chris Walsh

Off Book Chats Up House, Goodman, Lifeline with Chris Walsh
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews “The Magnificents” at The House Theatre of Chicago and “Other Desert Cities” at Goodman Theatre.  Our special guest is Christopher M. Walsh from Lifeline Theatre This February 15, 2013 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance                                                                                                  Shot word of the day: Canada Join us on March 24th, 2pm-5pm,... Read more »

"Widowers' Houses" (ShawChicago): It's a Shaw First!

"Widowers' Houses" (ShawChicago):  It's a Shaw First!
ShawChicago presents Widowers’ Houses.  Harry and Blanche are in love.  They met on vacation.  He comes from old money with a modest allowance.  She is nouveau rich with a materialistic appetite.  When their families agree to the match, what could stop their wedded bliss?  Money!  Financial woes become a barrier to young love.  Harry finds out Blanche’s... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up "The Book of Mormon", Raven Theatre and More!

Off Book Chats Up "The Book of Mormon", Raven Theatre and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews “The Book of Mormon“ by  Broadway in Chicago and “Boy Gets Girl” at Raven Theatre.  Our special guest is Kristin Collins, Managing Director at The Artistic Home and starring in “Boy Gets Girl” at Raven Theatre.  This February 1, 2013 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance                                                                                                   Shot word of the day: friendsJoin us on March 24th, 2pm-5pm, at Marty’s Martini Bar for our fundraiser. No admission costs!  Come and drink martinis (or any beverage) and... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up The Inconvenience and Writers Theatre

Off Book Chats Up The Inconvenience and Writers Theatre
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews Writers’ Theatre’s “The Letters.”  Our special guest is The Inconvenience, Artistic Director Christopher Chmelik and playwright & company member Ike Holter. Their mega blockbuster “Hit the Wall” is heading to NYC next month and was also named Chicago Theatre Off Book #1 show in 2012. This January 18, 2013 episode of Chicago Theatre Off... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie's "Glass Menagerie" with Hans Fleischmann

Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie's "Glass Menagerie" with Hans Fleischmann
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book talks about Mary Arrchie’s successful, extended run of “Glass Menagerie”.  Our special guest is the “Glass Menagerie” director and performer, Hans Fleischmann. This January 11, 2013 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance Shot word of the day: glass Chicago Theatre Off Book is the new voice of community... Read more »
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Off Book Counts Down the Top Ten of 2012 Theatre

Off Book Counts Down the Top Ten of 2012 Theatre
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is counting down the top ten for 2012.  First, we review “The School for Lies” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and “The Mikado” by The Hypocrites.  We chat about “Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Goose” at Raven Theatre.  Then, Oliver Sava, TimeOut Chicago and Dan Jakes, TimeOut Chicago &The Reader join us... Read more »