Tag: Joshua J. Volkers

Off Book Chats Up "The Book of Mormon", Raven Theatre and More!

Off Book Chats Up "The Book of Mormon", Raven Theatre and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews “The Book of Mormon“ by  Broadway in Chicago and “Boy Gets Girl” at Raven Theatre.  Our special guest is Kristin Collins, Managing Director at The Artistic Home and starring in “Boy Gets Girl” at Raven Theatre.  This February 1, 2013 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance                                                                                                   Shot word of the day: friendsJoin us on March 24th, 2pm-5pm, at Marty’s Martini Bar for our fundraiser. No admission costs!  Come and drink martinis (or any beverage) and... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up The Inconvenience and Writers Theatre

Off Book Chats Up The Inconvenience and Writers Theatre
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews Writers’ Theatre’s “The Letters.”  Our special guest is The Inconvenience, Artistic Director Christopher Chmelik and playwright & company member Ike Holter. Their mega blockbuster “Hit the Wall” is heading to NYC next month and was also named Chicago Theatre Off Book #1 show in 2012. This January 18, 2013 episode of Chicago Theatre Off... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie's "Glass Menagerie" with Hans Fleischmann

Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie's "Glass Menagerie" with Hans Fleischmann
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book talks about Mary Arrchie’s successful, extended run of “Glass Menagerie”.  Our special guest is the “Glass Menagerie” director and performer, Hans Fleischmann. This January 11, 2013 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance Shot word of the day: glass Chicago Theatre Off Book is the new voice of community... Read more »
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Off Book Counts Down the Top Ten of 2012 Theatre

Off Book Counts Down the Top Ten of 2012 Theatre
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is counting down the top ten for 2012.  First, we review “The School for Lies” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and “The Mikado” by The Hypocrites.  We chat about “Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Goose” at Raven Theatre.  Then, Oliver Sava, TimeOut Chicago and Dan Jakes, TimeOut Chicago &The Reader join us... Read more »

"Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose" (Raven Theatre): A Holiday Treat

"Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose" (Raven Theatre): A Holiday Treat
Raven’s Evermore! Series presents SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE CHRISTMAS GOOSE By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Adapted by Michael Menendian & John Weagly Directed by Michael Menendian Join us for Raven Theater’s live, radio-style presentation of “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose”, adapted from one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Strangetree, Bailiwick Chicago, Strawdog, Broadway in Chicago, Trainspotting USA, & More!

Off Book Chats Up Strangetree, Bailiwick Chicago, Strawdog, Broadway in Chicago, Trainspotting USA, & More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book has a special STRANGETREE episode.  This past summer, Oliver Sava was the lucky winner of an Off Book show dedicated to the theatre company of his choice.  He chose Strangetree Group.  Oliver joins us in reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” by Bailiwick Chicago, “Pontypool” by Strawdog Theatre, “Kinky Boots” by Broadway in Chicago and “Trainspotting USA” at Theater Wit.  And then we invite Strangetree Group into the... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Lookingglass, Lyric, Strawdog, Remy Bumppo, Shattered Globe, Goodman and More!

Off Book Chats Up Lookingglass, Lyric, Strawdog, Remy Bumppo, Shattered Globe, Goodman and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Metamorphoses” by Lookingglass Theatre ,“Elektra” at Lyric Opera, and “Neighborhood 3: Requistition of Doom” at Strawdog Theatre.  Our special guests are Linda Gillum, Artistic Associate at Remy Bumppo and director of Shattered Globe’s “Burn This” and Maggie Corbett, Chicago actor starring in Goodman Theatre’s“Sweet Bird of Youth.”  Plus, we have two new “Got A Minute” segments from two local playwrights. This October 19, 2012... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Trainspotting USA, Mary Arrchie, Chicago Shakes, A Red Orchid, IRVINE WELSH and more!

Off Book Chats Up Trainspotting USA, Mary Arrchie, Chicago Shakes, A Red Orchid, IRVINE WELSH and more!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Sunday in the Park with George” by Chicago Shakespeare Theater, “Geography of a Horse Dreamer” by Mary Arrchie Theatre, “HooDoo Love” by Collective Theatre.  Special Guests:  Brett Neveu, Playwright of “The Opponent” and A Red Orchid Theatre company member Writer Irvine Welsh and Actor Shane Kenyon on “Trainspotting USA” And of course, we have a new Got A Minute? segment... Read more »

Off Book Chats UP Raven, Lifeline, Writers, Lyric and More!

Off Book Chats UP Raven, Lifeline, Writers, Lyric and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:  “The Woman in White” by Lifeline Theatre, “The Big Knife” by Raven Theatre, “Hamlet” by Writers Theatre.And Off Book talks with special guests:  Mike Menendian, co-Artistic Director and Director of “The Big Knife” at Raven Theatre  and Jack Zimmerman, Subscriber Relations, Media Services at Lyric Opera.And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights. MARTY’S... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up the Fall Season, Abraham Werewolf, Rivendell, TimeLine and More

Off Book Chats Up the Fall Season, Abraham Werewolf, Rivendell, TimeLine and More
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Spirits to Enforce” by Abraham Werewolf Theatre, “33 Variations” by TimeLine Theatre  and “Wrens” by Rivendell Theatre.  And Off Book talks with special guestTony Adler, Culture Editor at The Reader about the 2012 Fall season. And of course, we have a new Got A Minute? segment from a local playwright. MARTY’S MARTINI BAR September 30th, 2pm – 5pm 1511 W. Balmoral... Read more »