Tag: Kevin O'Donnell

ANGELS IN AMERICA Part 2 (Court Theatre): Inspirational Conclusion

ANGELS IN AMERICA Part 2 (Court Theatre):  Inspirational Conclusion
PART 2 #94.  Court Theatre presents ANGELS IN AMERICA PART TWO:  PERESTROIKA.  My work began last Saturday afternoon with Part One:  Millennium Approaches.  It concluded yesterday with another visit to Court. Led by Rob Lindley and Larry Yando, the cast are celestial beings.  Under Charles Newell’s expert direction, every character showcases a poignant transformational moment. ... Read more »

"Short Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew" (Chicago Shakes): Rockwell Crushes It!

#43. Ninety minutes with no intermission is a growing trend in the theatre industry.  Playwrights are adapting new plays for an attention-span-challenged world.  People want information in tweet size nuggets.   Everyone, at all times, is expecting a very important call or text.  They can’t be off the grid for any length of time. So, how... 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 »
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Review The Hypocrite's "Pirates of Penzance": Playful Promenade for Buried Pleasure.

The Hypocrites present PIRATES OF PENZANCEAt Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division StreetMusic by Arthur SullivanLibretto by W.S. GilbertNew musical arrangements by Kevin O’DonnellDirected by Sean GraneyThursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pmSundays at 3pmNo performances December 23rd – January 4th Thru January 30th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  80 minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Turning 21... Read more »

Review "Girls vs Boys": Shirts came off and I STILL didn't love it!

The House Theatre and AMTP* presents   Girls vs Boys   Book/lyrics by Chris Matthews, Jake Minton and Nathan Allen Music by Kevin O’Donnell and Nathan Allen Directed by Nathan Allen Music directed by Ethan Deppe At the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map) thru May 9th  |  tickets: $15-$25  |  more info reviewed by... Read more »

Review "Wilson Wants It All": House Delivers Hope!

The House Theatre of Chicago presents Wilson Wants It All At The Chopin Theatre 1543 W. Division Written by Michael Rohd and Phillip C. Klapperich Conceived and Directed by Michael Rohd Thru March 27th Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours and twenty minutes includes a ten minute intermission and fifteen minute delayed start. It’s 2040.... Read more »
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Review "The Ring Cycle": This Ring IS a Prize!

The Building Stage presents The Ring Cycle At 412 N. Carpenter Adapted from the operas of Richard Wagner Directed by Blake Montgomery and Joanie Schultz Saturdays and Sundays thru March 21st Special Monday performance on February 22nd Buy Tickets Running Time: Six hours includes two ten minute intermissions and a forty-five minute dinner break  ... Read more »