Tag: Rachel Rockwell

"Shrek the Musical" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): Pleasure Guaranteed

"Shrek the Musical" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): Pleasure Guaranteed
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents SHREK THE MUSICAL. The Dreamworks beloved animated classic is waving its “Freak Flag” on Navy Pier this summer.  The atypical ogre-gets-the-girl love story makes the perfect kid theatrical outing. Chicago Shakes has abbreviated and fine-tuned the familiar tale.  The big heaps of heart and comedy are concentrated into a tight family-friendly... 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 »

"ENRON" (TimeLine Theatre): Fuel-Injected Showcase of Corporate Greed

"ENRON" (TimeLine Theatre):  Fuel-Injected Showcase of Corporate Greed
#29.  At work, I write a check request and the vendor gets paid.  I don’t worry about it.  I anticipated the expense.  I’ve seen the monthly statement.  The agency is on budget.  And now this money will be disbursed.  At the end of the fiscal year, our auditors will come in and review the paperwork... Read more »

"The Adventures of Pinocchio" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) Flawless, Family Fun!

Choices!  Life is about making choices.  Whether you are one day old, four years old, thirteen years old or seventy-two years old, everyday is an opportunity to choose a new adventure.  Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the world premiere family musicalThe Adventures of Pinocchio. Using the tree from his wife’s grave, a lonely woodcarver crafts a puppet son. ... Read more »

Review "A Chorus Line": One Singular Sensational Gift To Borrow!

Marriott Theatre presentsA CHORUS LINE At 10 Marriott Drive, LincolnshireConceived, originally choreographed and directed by Michael BennettBook by James Kirkwood and Nicholas DanteMusic by Marvin HamlischLyrics by Edward KlebanDirected by Mark LococoChoreographed by Rachel RockwellMusical direction by Ryan T. Nelson Thru October 31stBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission... Read more »

Review "The Emperor's New Clothes": Family Musical is a Runway Hit!

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHESAt Navy Pier, 800 East GrandBased on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytaleBook by David HolsteinMusic and lyrics by Alan SchmucklerDirected by Rachel Rockwell Thru August 29th Buy Tickets Promo Code “MOM” for $5 discount on each ticket when purchased online or call the Box Office at 312-595-5600. Fine Print: Subject to Availability.... Read more »