Saturday August 27th 2016

‘Theatre Reviews’ Archives

“Beast on the Moon”

“Beast on the Moon”

I will say that in the final, and quite dramatic scenes, each and every part finds its place and the audience can leave the theater very satisfied with the conclusion that Kalinoski has brought to the stage. Bravo! [Read More]

“Don’t Dress for Dinner”

“Don’t Dress for Dinner”

No matter what we are feeling, or how much stress we are dealing with, a good farce will at least give us hours of distance from whatever it is that is on our minds, and maybe, will allow us to view the circumstances a little differently. It has been some time since I [Read More]

“Between You Me and the Lampshade” review by Lawrence Riordan

“Between You Me and the Lampshade” review by Lawrence Riordan

I thought that she not only that she executed the part with perfect verisimilitude, but also find it very believable that an illegal teenage immigrant, who speaks no English, just swam across the river to America, recently saw her husband murdered, and had a gun pointed at [Read More]

“HAIR”

“HAIR”

This production cannot work unless the cast is into it, and it was very evident that this fairly young cast understood the story and the music. That makes the show a much better experience for the audience as well as those onstage. [Read More]

“The Grown-Up” review by Carol Moore

“The Grown-Up” review by Carol Moore

Several boxy stools, strangely reminiscent of orange-crates, in the same neon colors used in the abstract, were arranged on either side of the platform. The cast of six, Bryan Bosque (Actor F), Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel (Actor D), Christina Gorman (Actor B), Kevin Viol (Actor [Read More]

“The American Clock..A Vaudeville”

“The American Clock..A Vaudeville”

While this is not classic Miller, it is solid theater and an experience that you should have if you enjoy unique theatrical productions. If you are a Miller lover, you might want to make sure this is one you see as you may never have another opportunity to do so [Read More]

“Soul Brother, Where Art Thou ?”

“Soul Brother, Where Art Thou ?”

the six talented performers to alter the script based on their audience and the response (or lack of) on the fly. Often, when they go off the script, we get to truly see the talents of the performers. Directed by Anthony LeBlanc with music by Alex Kilmer and video design by [Read More]

“Billy Elliot”

“Billy Elliot”

Powerful! That is probably the best word with which to begin this review. Last night’s opening night audience at Drury Lane Oakbrook’s “Billy Elliot” saw a production that was far superior to the original that opened in Chicago prior to Broadway. [Read More]

“Anything Goes”

“Anything Goes”

Two hours and fifteen minutes of solid escape from reality into a world of laughter, song and dance (Robin always makes sure that the dance numbers are memories. This is one that could earn a few Jeff Awards for Marriott. [Read More]

“Badfic Love” review by Lawrence Riordan

“Badfic Love” review by Lawrence Riordan

However, that may or may not be have been Pasen’s intention, and his dialogue, which convincingly balances camp with razor-sharp humor, in conjunction with Deziel’s disarmingly gorgeous scenic projections make the show well-worth seeing. [Read More]

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“The Chicago Dancing Festival” Reviewed by Carol Moore

***** Highly Recommended  The Chicago Dancing Festival, an entirely free celebration of dance, is one festival every [Read More]

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