Tag: Melissa Torchia

"The Magnificents" (House Theatre): MAGNIFICENT!

"The Magnificents" (House Theatre):  MAGNIFICENT!
To make braving last night’s ice storm worth it, a show has to be pretty magnificent.  Well, TA-DA… The House Theatre of Chicago presents THE MAGNIFICENTS.  It’s 1933 in Small Town, USA.  Magnificent is an aging magician.  He and his wife Rosie have assembled a band of misfits for their traveling circus.  Under their big... Read more »

"Iron Stag King -Part One (The House Theatre): Must See for Evolving Trilogy!

"Iron Stag King -Part One (The House Theatre): Must See for Evolving Trilogy!
I love a good quest!  Unexpected heroes trying to save the world from evil.  Harry Potter vs Lord Voldemort.  Luke Skywalker vs Darth Vader.  Frodo Baggins vs Lord Sauron. Indiana Jones vs Nazis. Katniss vs The Capitol. With all those dark forces in the universe, it’s reassuring to have a steadfast wizard, Jedi, hobbit, professor,... Read more »

Extends AGAIN Thru Jan 23rd: Lookingglass' "Peter Pan": Whimsical Spectacle Swirled in Dark Realism

EXTENDS THRU January 23rd Lookingglass Theatre presents PETER PANAt 821 N. MichiganAdapted from the books by J.M. BarrieAdapted and directed by Amanda DehnertWednesdays thru Sunday at 7:30pmSaturdays and Sundays at 2pm Thru December 12th BUY TICKETSRunning Time:  Two hours and twenty minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Grown-ups pretending to be... Read more »

Review "Abigail's Party": Hilarious Cocktail Chatter

A Red Orchid Theatre presents Abigail’s Party At 1531 N. Wells Written by Mike Leigh Directed by Shade Murray Thru May 23rd Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours includes a ten minute intermission   Neighbors are like your family. You don’t get to choose them but you have to live with them. What helps you... Read more »