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Chicago Theatre Off Book Chats with Steep and Goodman plus recent theatre reviews

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book  on CHIRP.  This week, we review local theatre offerings focused on different cultures: the Amish, the French, and the Opera-goer. Later, we’ll chat with Steep and Goodman about the excitement around their 2011/2012 Season. And of course, we’re featuring two local playwrights in our one-minute audio play segment, Got A... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Off Book Chats with Lifeline and Lookingglass plus recent show reviews

 It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on CHIRP!  This week, we review local theatre offerings about family dysfunction, community dysfunction, and artistic dysfunction. Later, we’ll chat with Lifeline and Lookingglass about the excitement around their 2011/2012 Season. And of course, we’re featuring two local playwrights in our one-minute audio play segment, Got A Minute? Have a listen and... Read more »

New CHIRP Chicago Theatre Radio Show: Off Book Talks with Steppenwolf, Remy Bumppo and More!

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on CHIRP!  This week, we review local theatre offerings about songs becoming story, lesbians becoming parents, and coalminers becoming artists. Later, we’ll chat with Remy Bumppo and Steppenwolf about the excitement around their 2011/2012 Season. And of course, we’re featuring two local playwrights in our one-minute audio play segment, Got A Minute? Have a... Read more »
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Chicago Theatre Off Book

Chicago Theatre Off Book is the new voice of community collaboration on CHIRP, Chicago Independent Radio Project.  Every week,  Off Book will feature Chicago leaders in performing arts entertainment.  From small storefront to the big warhorses, Off Book will focus on what’s happening on the Chicagoland theatrical landscape.  With reviews, interviews and one-minute  audio-plays, Off Book will showcase the local talents driving Chicago’s dynamic... Read more »

EXTENDED THRU July 31st"YELLOW FACE": Masking Reality with Colorful Lunacy

Audio Podcast at ITUNES Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 23rd Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Silk Road Theatre, in association with Goodman Theatre, presentsYELLOW FACEReviewed by Katy WalshAn actor becomes an ambassador for the Asian community.  He uses his celebrity status to draw attention to the government’s unethical scrutiny of Chinese-Americans.  Speaking as an actor of... Read more »

Review "Escape From Haltsburg Boys Choir": Ballsy Production Needs Snip-Snip

The Ruckus Theater presents       Escape from the Haltsburg Boys Choir     Book/Lyrics by Aaron Dean Music/Lyrics by Jason Rico Directed by Daniel Caffrey at Side Project Theatre, 1439 W. Jarvis (map) through Jan 30  |  tickets: $15-$20  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh The Emperor requests a performance by the up and coming... Read more »
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Review "Departure Lounge": First Class Boy Band Airport Hi-Jinx!

Bailiwick Chicago presents DEPARTURE LOUNGEAt Royal George Cabaret Theatre, 1641 N. HalstedWritten by Dougal Irvine (Book, Music, Lyrics)Directed by Tom MullenMusical direction by Kevin MayesThursdays through Saturdays at 8pmSaturdays at 3pm, Sundays at 7pmThru December 12th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  85 minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Vacation is over.  Passport verified. Security check... Read more »

"Bird" follows the "Cat" Before I "Pan" "The Art"!

Who needs candy?  I’m getting treated to Chicago Theatre AND I’m not the one who has to wear a costume. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Raven Theatre Sweet Bird of Youth at The Artistic Home Peter Pan at Lookingglass Theatre Mastering the Art at Timeline Theatre 

Review "Red Noses": Plagued with Humor!

    Strawdog Theatre presents    RED NOSES     Written by Peter Barnes Directed by Matt Hawkins at Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway (map) through August 15th |  tickets: $15-$20  |  more info reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘It’s easy to find someone to share your life with. What about someone to share your death?’  Serious contemplations... Read more »
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Review "Last of the Dragons": Modern Day Fairytale!

Lifeline Theatre KidSeries presents The Last of the Dragons Based on the story by Edith Nesbit Adapted by David Bareford Music by Mikhail Fiksel Lyrics by Mikhail Fiksel, Kyle Hamman, Alex Balestrieri Directed by Dorothy Milne Thru February 21st 6912 N. Glenwood Buy Tickets Once upon a time, a girl waited to be rescued. In... Read more »