Tag: Chicago Theatre

"A Christmas Story the Musical" (Chicago Theatre): Visually Spectacular AND Obstructed!

A reviewer’s job is to tell theatre-goers what s/he saw.  Well, from Aisle 2, Seat KK 318, I only saw 66% of A Christmas Story the Musical!.  This was my first play in the legendary Chicago Theatre since the 1990‘s Donny Osmond’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  For that show, I sat in the balcony without any sight... Read more »

Review "Down & Dirty Romeo & Juliet": A Classic to Go!

    Shattered Globe Theatre presents       Down & Dirty Romeo & Juliet         Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Roger Smart at various Chicago locations (see below) through July 17  |  tickets: $18   |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘Where art thou Romeo?’  Well, Juliet, last time I saw him, he was... Read more »

Coming Soon.... "Lookingglass Alice," "Cherrywood," and "F#cking Men"

TRIPLE PLAY! Starting tonight, three openings in three nights…. June 23rd   “Lookingglass Alice” at Lookingglass Theatre June 24th   “Cherrywood”  by Mary-Archie Theatre June 25th   “F#cking Men”  by Bailwick Theatre Look for the theatre reviews with a bite starting on Thursday.

Review "Sugar": Sugar without Spice but still Nice!

Drury Lane Oakbrook presents    Sugar     Book by Peter Stone Music: Jule Styne, Lyrics: Bob Merrill Based on movie “Some Like It Hot” Directed by Jim Corti at 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook (map) through August 1st  |  tickets: $26-$40  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh It’s a play about the filming of a... Read more »

Review "Sex Marks The Spot": Sexual Politics Miss The Intrigue

New Lincoln Theatre Productions presents SEX MARKS THE SPOT At Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont Written by Charles Grippo Directed by Damian Arnold Thru July 25th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and ten minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission   By Katy Walsh   Porn, politician and paparazzi:  a senator’s personal life unravels... Read more »

Review "Dead Letter Office": Hand Delivered Special Delivery

Dog & Pony Theatre Company presents DEAD LETTER OFFICEAt DCA Storefront Theatre, 66 E. RandolphWritten by Philip DawkinsConceived by Ben ViccellioDirected by Dieterich GrayThru July 18th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours includes a ten minute intermission By Katy Walsh For 44 cents, I expect a lot.  I want bill payments to arrive before the due... Read more »

Review "Itsoseng": Reflections on Disillusionment

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents ITSOSENG Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Written and performed by Omphile Molusi Directed by Tina Johnson Thru June 20th Buy Tickets Running time:  Sixty-five minutes with no intermission   By Katy Walsh   ‘Change is coming, comrades.’  Six months before Nelson Mandela became president, the South African... Read more »

Coming Soon... Joshua Volkers in "Dead Letter Office"

Coming Soon... Joshua Volkers in "Dead Letter Office"
I met Joshua Volkers in 2008 when he was starring in Dog & Pony’s AS TOLD BY THE VIVIAN GIRLS.  No it wasn’t at the theatre.  It was at a restaurant, where he was a server.   The “Waiting for the Show” section of my blog is a nod out to Josh and all the actors... Read more »