Tag: Usman Ally

EXTENDED Thru Aug 18th "The Jungle Book" (Goodman Theatre): A Dance on the Wild Side

EXTENDED Thru Aug 18th "The Jungle Book" (Goodman Theatre):  A Dance on the Wild Side
Goodman Theatre presents the World Premiere of THE JUNGLE BOOK. Costumes.  Costumes! Costumes!! From the first glimpse of the sophisticated, stilted peacock, I fell in love with Designer Mara Blumenfeld’s 2013 Jungle Collection.  Blumenfeld terrifically combines Indian style garb and animal magnetism.  The ensemble is dressed elegantly with wildlife influences. Wolves have fur trimmed collars. ... Read more »

"Oklahoma" (Lyric Opera): Hottest Destination This May

"Oklahoma" (Lyric Opera):  Hottest Destination This May
80.  Lyric Opera premieres a new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! “Oklahoma!” debuted in 1943.  The one-of-a-kind musical combined elements of music, comedy and dance into one super-sized showcase. This first collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein defined what a Broadway musical blockbuster could be, would be, and should be.  Seventy years old and unstoppable,... Read more »

Off Book chats with Rae Gray, Grey Ghost and Much More!

Off Book chats with Rae Gray, Grey Ghost and Much More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:   “The Reception” by Steep Theatre , “After the Revolution” by Next Theatre , “Chesapeake” by Remy Bumppo Theatre and “Johnny Theatre” by Chemically Imbalanced Theatre.  We also chat with Rae Gray, Chicago actress and Evan Chung and Amber Robinson, co-founders Grey Ghost Theatre.   And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights . This April 27, 2012 episode... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru March 11th "DISGRACED" (American Theater Company): MUST SEE!

#22. When I was in Morocco, I was sensitive to the Muslim culture.  I stayed covered up.  I didn’t wear a burka but I did wear long sleeves, pants and a scarf around my neck.  One day on a crowded street, I got separated from my group.  A young local confronted me hissing and shrilling... Read more »

EXTENDED *AGAIN* THRU August 21st "The Last Act of Lilka Kadison": Magically Uplifting!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 17th Narrated by Joshua Volkers  Lookingglass Theatre, in association with Abbie Phillips, presentsTHE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISONReviewed by Katy Walsh  A cantankerous old woman is bothered by a hovering caretaker, an absentee son and a demanding ghost.  She’s mad!  Is it her natural state or... Read more »

Review "The Four of Us": Bro-mance Satisfies with Fourplay!

Theater Wit presentsTHE FOUR OF US At 1229 W. BelmontWritten by Itamar MosesDirected by Jeremy WechslerFridays and Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 2:30pmEXTENDS THRU DECEMBER 18th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Ninety minutes without an intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Two people meet, connect and plan for a future together.  Distance and time shift the relationship.  They drift... Read more »