Tag: Chicago Theatre Addict

2011 HONOR AWARDS: Your vote countED!

The second annual HONOR AWARDS will recognize the best of the best in 2011 theatre.  You’ve already read the lists from area theatre critics.  You’ve listened to Joshua J. Volkers count them down on Chicago Theatre Off Book .   Off Book featured my top ten along with Bob Bullen from Chicago Theatre Addict and Chicago Like A Local ... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Off Book Counts Down 2011 Theatre with Kris Vire and Bob Bullen!

Chicago Theatre Off Book salutes the best parts of 2011 theatre in Chicago.  It’s our End-of-the-Year Party and we are counting down the top ten shows x 3!  Kris Vire and Bob Bullen join us in the studio with their 2011 assessments.  Best shows, subscription, best year… WHO kicked ass?  It’s a special Off Book– UNPLUGGED.  This episode of... Read more »

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 »

2010 Honor Awards: And The Honor goes to...

On February 23rd, the 2010 Honor Awards were presented to theatrical artists for excellence in their field.  And the Honor went to…. Best Scenic Designer – Alan Donahue for Neverwhere Best Costume Designer – Elizabeth Powell Wislar for Neverwhere Best Ensemble – NEVERWHERE by Lifeline Theatre Best Supporting Actor – Christopher Walsh in Neverwhere Best... Read more »

Review "Sunday Afternoon in the Park with George": A Few Dots Short of a Masterpiece

Porchlight Music Theatre presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGEAt Stage 773, 1225 W. BelmontMusic and lyrics by Stephen SondheimBook by James LapineDirected by L. Walter StearnsMusical direction by Eugene DizonThru October 31stBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh If this painting could talk… wait! ... Read more »

Review "The Armageddon Dance Party": Death Dance Off!

Nothing Special Productions presents THE ARMAGEDDON DANCE PARTY At Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Written by David L. Williams Directed by Jack Dugan Carpenter August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th at 7:30 For tickets, call the Gorilla Tango Box Office at 773-598-4549Running Time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission   Reviewed by Katy Walsh  ... Read more »

Review "Inherit the Whole": Buried Treasure!

Mortar Theatre presentsINHERIT THE WHOLE at Athenaeum Theatre2936 N. SouthportWritten by Dana Lynn FormbyDirected by Jason BoatThru June 27th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  One hundred and five minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Nothing or something divided by three or five.  A trio of brothers and two wives battle over the inheritance... Read more »

Review "The Good Negro": Backstory of the Civil Rights Movement!

Goodman Theatre presents The Good Negro   Written by Tracey Scott Wilson Directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map) through June 6th  |  tickets: $22-$71  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh A despicable act by the police impassions a spontaneous response by the community. It’s really not that black and... Read more »