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Man of La Mancha (Light Opera Works): Reliable Crowd Pleaser

Man of La Mancha (Light Opera Works): Reliable Crowd Pleaser
Reviewed by Jasleen Jaswal Vines Light Opera Works continues a season of crowd favorites with the classic Man of La Mancha atEvanston’s Cahn Auditorium. James Harms reprises a role he has played several times before, and he seems to enjoy it quite a bit. It’s fun watching him slip between the roles of Don Quixote,... Read more »

"Secret Garden" (Light Opera Works): Dark, Sad and eventually Wondrous!

  A novel, two movies and a Tony Award-winning musical, “The Secret Garden” is a classic.  Even if the story is a hazy memory, most people recognize the title.  Although author Frances Hodgson Burnett penned her original tale for children, this current production leans more symbolically sophisticated than playfully whimsical. Light Opera Works presents The Secret Garden. Mary Lennox has... Read more »

"Rodgers & Hart: A Celebration" (Light Opera Works): Pleasurable Tribute!

"Rodgers & Hart:  A Celebration" (Light Opera Works):  Pleasurable Tribute!
The musical partnership of Rodgers & Hammerstein is my go to show-tunes trivia answer.  They are the creators of some of America’s most popular musicals.  But before Oscar was ever on the scene, Richard had a long-term relationship with Larry.  Light Opera Works presents RODGERS & HART:  A CELEBRATION.  Composer Richard Rodgers teamed up with lyricist... Read more »

Review "BRIGADOON": Love It Before It Vanishes!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 10th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers Light Opera Works presents BRIGADOON At Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson, Evanston Reviewed by Katy Walsh On vacation, an American falls for a Scottish lass.  Complications arise when he discovers she won’t be around the morning after.  What happens in... Read more »

Review "I Do! I Do!": A TO-DO for the Married Set!

Light Opera Works presents I Do! I Do!Light Opera Works Second Stage, 1420 Maple, EvanstonBook and lyrics by Tom Jones Music by Harvey SchmidtBased on the play “The Fourposter” by Jan de HartogOriginally produced on Broadway by David MerrickOriginally directed by Gower ChampionStage director and choreographer Rudy HogenmillerCo-music directed by Roger Bingaman and Linda SleinFridays... Read more »

"Broadway" before "I do" the "Wedding" "Bash" then "The Union" at "The Zoo"!

It’s a theatre marathon this weekend and I’m going the distance! 10.07.10  Bernhardt on Broadway presented by Maxim’s 10.08.10  I do! I do! by Light Opera Works 10.09.10  Blood Wedding at The Oracle Theatre 10.10.10 Bash by Brikenbrak Theatre at Viaduct Theatre 10.10.10  State of the Union at Strawdog Theatre 10.11.10  At Home at the Zoo... Read more »

Review "Carousel": Powerful Musical Ride of Hope and Tears

Light Opera Works presents CAROUSEL At Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson, EvanstonMusic by Richard RodgersBook and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIBased on Ferenc Molnar’s Play “Liliom”As adapted by Benjamin F. GlazerConducted by Roger L. BingamanStage directed and choreographed by Stacey FlasterThru August 29th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and forty minutes with one fifteen minute intermission... Read more »