Friday September 4th 2015

‘Theatre Reviews’ Archives

“Gideon’s Knot”

“Gideon’s Knot”

The women who have been cast in this play, Laura Hooper as Heather, Gideon's teacher and the dynamic Amy J. Carle as Corryn, Gideon's Mother are amazingly comfortable with each other and play off each other very well. The action between the women would be, if there was a [Read More]

“Luna Gale”

“Luna Gale”

Again, this is a play ( not for youngsters due to language and content) that will take you deep into the lives of people that have problems that need to be faced and how a "lowly" social worker, who has her own "baggage" works to help those who at this point are not ready [Read More]

“Seven Guitars” review by Michael Horn

“Seven Guitars”  review by Michael Horn

Ron OJ Parson uses a velvet hand in directing this production, allowing the very capable company of actors to be open and natural in portraying their roles. He has integrated the blues, sound design by Joshua Horvath, richly into the texture of the play. The result is a [Read More]

“Disney on Ice” Let’s Celebrate

“Disney on Ice”  Let’s Celebrate

Sarah was impressed by the "Toy Story" characters, but the New Orleans "trip" and then off to China, were highlights for her. Rebecca, who loves Mickey and Minnie thought the Princesses were the 'specialist" part of the show. [Read More]

“The Snow Queen”

“The Snow Queen”

While this may be considered a Children's Theater Production, I think it is the perfect family fare. Young and old, with the puppets and the imagery they use, you will be entertained and learn a lesson.! [Read More]

“Tom Jones”

“Tom Jones”

I attended a matinée, where many subscribers, who appear to be senior citizens were in the audience and despite the bawdy story, no one left at intermission and many of the members of the audience seemed to walk a little better as they left the theater ( walkers were [Read More]

“Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money” with added notes by Adam & David

“Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money” with added notes by Adam & David

Adam has been attending plays with me since he was just a little boy and last night, for the World Premiere of "Mr. Chickee's Funny Money", he brought his friend David along. Both of these 9 year olds ( one just 9 , the other about to be 9) found this new R & B musical [Read More]

“Young Frankenstein”

“Young Frankenstein”

He does, with the aid of his lab assistant Inga ( the divine newcomer to our area Allison Sill) and his Grandfather's housekeeper, Frau Blucher ( an amazing job by Paula Scrofano). The "monster" ( it is worth the price of a ticket just to watch Travis Taylor in this [Read More]

” CABARET”

” CABARET”

What makes us "feel good" is the energy of the actors/singers/dancers retelling us this story as we must "always remember" so it can never happen again. And this high energy cast truly makes the story stick with us as we ride the emotional roller coaster that the story [Read More]

“Luck of the Irish”

“Luck of the Irish”

Next Theatre Company produces plays that present awareness to social items that can come alive through live theater and this play certainly fits that "mission". I , for one had heard something about "Ghost Purchasing" as a kid, but never really understood what it meant as I [Read More]

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Despite, very, very wet conditions, the grassy area of Ravinia was filled, sidewalk to sidewalk of fans of the sounds [Read More]

“Patchwork Drifter” review by Lawrence Riordan

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Somewhat Recommended ** It is not very often that I am somewhat disappointed in Strawdog Theatre Company’s work. [Read More]

“Oh, What a Night”- “Happy Together Tour”

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Our ride to Aurora’s Paramount Arts Centre, felt long on a Friday night, but the anticipation of hearing the [Read More]