Category: Griffin Theatre

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" (Griffin Theatre): W-I-N-N-E-R!

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" (Griffin Theatre):  W-I-N-N-E-R!
Griffin Theatre Company opens its 25th Anniversary Season with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. C-l-e-v-e-r! Rebecca Feldman originated the improvisational play “C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E” to be performed by The Farm, an improv troupe in New York. The “Spelling Bee” was then workshopped and developed at the Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts. With music and lyrics by William Finn, book... Read more »

"Flare Path" (Griffin Theatre): Romantic Casualties of War

"Flare Path" (Griffin Theatre):  Romantic Casualties of War
Griffin Theatre Company presents FLARE PATH.  It’s WWII. The Falcon Hotel is on the edge of the Royal Air Force (RAF) base.  It’s the ideal location for servicemen to have reunion visits with their wives.  Teddy’s wife Patricia just arrived from London.  She is an actress in-between plays.  Teddy’s romantic plans are thwarted when a... Read more »

"The Burnt Part Boys" (Griffin Theatre): Manly Musical

"The Burnt Part Boys" (Griffin Theatre):  Manly Musical
Griffin Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of THE BURNT PART BOYS.  It’s 1962. A coal mine is about to be reopened.  The rural Virginia town is divided about the news.  People need the work but ten years ago, a cave-in killed a bunch of residents.  Now, their sons and daughter react to the ‘burnt part‘... Read more »

"Spring Awakening" (Griffin Theatre): Profound Innovation!

"Spring Awakening" (Griffin Theatre):  Profound Innovation!
Recently, my nine year old niece, Sabrina, casually strolled right into a sex talk.  No birds and bees.  No hushed cloaked questions.  She just started girl-chat with a ‘I saw the period movie Aunt Katy.  And boys?  Uh, they have it so easy.’  I was a little stunned.  I grew up in a conservative Catholic... Read more »

Review "COMPANY": Marriages Look Perfect But That's Not What I Hear!

Griffin Theatre presents COMPANYAt Stage 773, 1225 W. BelmontMusic and lyrics by Stephen SondheimBook by George Furth Musical direction by Allison KaneDirected by Jonathan BerryFridays and Sundays at 7:30, Sundays at 3pmThru November 14th Buy TicketsRunning time:  Two hours and ten minutes with a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh SWM, 35, ISO…  ‘somebody,... Read more »

"Me too" then "Company" before I "Kill" "Carmen"!

This weekend, it starts and ends with a diva! 10.14.10  Me to, I am Catherine Deneuve at Trap Door Theatre 10.15.10  Company by Griffin Theatre at Stage 773 10.16.10  To Kill a Mockingbird at Steppenwolf Theatre 10.16.10  Carmen at the Lyric Opera