Category: Northlight Theatre

[title of show] (Northlight Theatre): Clever Behind-The-Scenes Look

[title of show] (Northlight Theatre):  Clever Behind-The-Scenes Look
GEORGE: See, this should be a show. This is the show. JERRY: What? GEORGE: This. Just talking. JERRY: (dismissing) Yeah, right. GEORGE: I’m really serious. I think that’s a good idea. JERRY: Just talking? Well what’s the show about? GEORGE: It’s about nothing. -Seinfeld, Season 4, Episode 3 #112.  Northlight Theatre presents [title of show]. ... Read more »

"Black Pearl Sings!" (Northlight Theatre): E. Faye Butler IS a Precious Gem!

"Black Pearl Sings!" (Northlight Theatre):  E. Faye Butler IS a Precious Gem!
#13.  Music influences.  It tells a story of the time period.  Ancestors preserved family-lore by putting it to a tune.  Generations of folks grew up singing what their mother sang to them.  Which was what her mother sang to her…. and on back.  The personal oral history connects the present to the past. My mother... Read more »

"Seasons Greetings" (Northlight Theatre): Guns, Puppets, Booze... Just Another Family X-Mas!

Christmas is about family!  People, with maybe no more in common than shared DNA, gathering together in celebration.  Dates, divorces, deaths and births constantly redefine the guest list, but forced relational interface is a certainty.  When my aunt got divorced in the seventies, my mom knew Mary Catherine’s first holiday would be hard. To distract... Read more »

"Snapshots" (Northlight Theatre): Picture Perfect!

"Snapshots" (Northlight Theatre): Picture Perfect!
With the Facebook age, picture taking has become even more popular.  Not only can I capture the moment, I can post it immediately for all my FB friends to see.  We spend so much time documenting the fun time, we forget to actually have a fun time.  Those posed pictures hold less and less importance. ... Read more »

Review "Sense and Sensibility": Love by the Book...Austen Style!

   Northlight Theatre presents    Sense and Sensibility    Adapted and Directed by Jon Jory Based on the novel by Jane Austen at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie (map) through April 27  |  tickets: $40-$45  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh  One sister driven by passions.  One sister steering by intellect. Eighteenth century husband-shopping rips the heart with mind games.  Northlight Theatre presents the... 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 »

"Nonsense", "Hood" with "Dresses" before "Christmas" then "Auctioning" off "Cats"!

Before giving thanks, stuffing myself with Chicago theatre feast.   11.18.10  Boojum! Nonsense, Truth and Lewis Carroll by Caffeine Theatre at DCA Storefront 11.19.10  Robin Hood by Piccolo Theatre 11.20.10  100 Dresses by Chicago Children’s Theatre at NorthShore Center 11.20.10  Civil War Christmas at Northlight Theatre 11.21.10  Auctioning the Ainsleys by Dog & Pony at The Building Stage 11.21.10  Cats by Theo... Read more »

Review "Daddy Long Legs": Enchanting Coming-of-Age Romance

Northlight Theatre presents DADDY LONG LEGS At North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie Based on the novel by Jean Webster Book by John Caird Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon Conducted by Julie McBride Thru October 24th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and thirty minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission. Reviewed by... Read more »

Writers Followed by Bumppo Infusion of Lyric to Court Northlight

Six plays in five days!  But who could resist these shows? 9.29.10   She Loves Me  at Writers Theatre 9.30.10   Night and Day by Remy Bumppo at Greenhouse Theatre 9.30.10   Ghostbox by Infusion Theatre at Apollo Theatre 10.1.10   Macbeth at Lyric Opera of Chicago 10.2.10   Comedy of Errors at Court Theatre 10.3.10   Daddy Long Legs at... Read more »

Review "Low Down Dirty Blues": High Up Sexy Fun!

  Northlight Theatre presents     Low Down Dirty Blues     Created by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman Directed by Randal Myler Music direction by Dan Wheetman through July 3rd  |  tickets: $39-$54  |  more info reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘How can I be over the hill if I never made it to the top?’ Life... Read more »