Tag: House Theatre of Chicago

"The Magic Parlour": Dennis Watkins IS Magic!

"The Magic Parlour": Dennis Watkins IS Magic!
#137. “It’s magic!” is a phrase I like to use to describe things I can’t explain.  It doesn’t matter what it is… computer glitch resolved, discovered last cookie, perfect hair day.  Since childhood, I embrace the magical qualities of the unexpected.  I legitimize any wondrous moment with the hocus pocus theory. In September 2010, third... Read more »

"Nutcracker" (House Theatre of Chicago): Holiday Thriller Rated PG!

Chicago’s new holiday tradition is NUTCRACKER at The House Theatre of Chicago.  The modern spin on the Christmas classic is an imaginative and energetic  spectacle.  When I saw it for the first time last year, I was enchanted by the innovation.  I repeated the experience this past Sunday night.  Although I enjoyed the new cast in... Read more »

"Cyrano" (The House Theatre of Chicago): Nose You'll Love It!

  ‘My enemies are coward, compromise and vanity.’  Why wouldn’t a guy reveal his romantic feelings to his gal pal? Could it be as plain as the nose on his face?  The House Theatre of Chicago presents an original adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s “Cyrano de Bergerac.” Cyrano is the classic tale of a poet-swordsman and his big old schnoz.  Cyrano... Read more »

Review "ODRADEK": It's about... 83 minutes.

The House Theatre of Chicago presents ODRADEKAt Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division StreetInspired by the Franz Kafka short story “The Care of a Family Man” Written by Brett NeveuDirected by Dexter BullardThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 7pmThru March 5th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Eighty-three minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Hours after I... Read more »

Review "Nutcracker": Best Gift This Season!

The House Theatre of Chicago presents NUTCRACKER At Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division Street Based on the classic story by E.T.A. Hoffman Written by Phillip C. Klapperich and Jake Minton Music composed and conducted by Kevin O’Donnell Directed by Tommy Rapley Thursdays to Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at 7pm Thru December 26th Buy Tickets Running... Read more »