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‘Theatre Reviews’ Archives

“Goodbye Cruel World”

“Goodbye Cruel World”

To be honest, it is the actors who make this a somewhat enjoyable experience, Scott Cupper as Semyon, Jennifer Henry Starewich as his wife ( and others),Stuart Ritter, Brian Grey , Joseph Stearns ( always fun to watch) and the adorable Elizabeth Bagby, who goes from old [Read More]

“Dancing Queen”

“Dancing Queen”

.The lead singers,Justin Jones, Amanda Kerridge,Jillian Schochet and of course,Hernandez are young and vibrant with beautiful voices and some sexy moves. The dancers ( Choreography by Jillian Sellers) are also young and energetic with some tremendous tumbling ability in [Read More]

Henson Alternative “Stuffed and Unstrung”

Henson Alternative “Stuffed and Unstrung”

Yes, we get to watch the puppeteers do their thing, and yet, even though we know they are right there working their magic, we lose them as the characters they create come alive. The six puppeteers are all multi talented as they sing and dance with their characters creating [Read More]

“Time After Time” the Songs of Jule Styne

“Time After Time” the Songs of Jule Styne

Five singers deliver almost two hours of musical memories in this very intimate setting- three women and two men and while I know that the male singers did a good job, it seemed that the women truly were the stars of this production. Songs like "Some People" and "Don't Rain [Read More]

“Hank Williams, Lost Highway”

“Hank Williams, Lost Highway”

Filament, in their "mission statement" says they are dedicated to creating theatre in a folk tradition", they couldn't have picked a better play or man to bring to their stage. This production is on the stage at the Athenaeum Theatre's third floor studion, which is fairly [Read More]

“Immediate Family”

“Immediate Family”

Paul Oakley Stovall's new play, now on the stage in Goodman Theatre's Owen,"Immediate Family" is the story of a Hyde Park, African American family as they get together for one of the sibling's wedding weekend. Directed smoothly by Phylicia Rashad ( of The Cosby Show fame), [Read More]

“Rock of Ages”

“Rock of Ages”

This is a "Rock concert" so the audience is expected to react to the music. In fact, they even hand out fake Bic lighters when you enter the auditorium ( flashlights) so you can enjoy the total "Rock" experience.Yes, many peope will want to wait for the movie ( Tom Cruise [Read More]

“Camelot”

“Camelot”

To make this production one that will stay in our memories and hearts for years, we need to have a solid Lancelot and of course a Guenevere that will make us forget Julie Andrews. They have the delightful Jennie Sophia playing our leading lady to perfection ( Julie who?) [Read More]

“I Am Going To Change The World”

“I Am Going To Change The World”

The intimacy of Chicago Dramatists theater on Chicago Avenue is very special. What makes it even more special is the new works they bring to their stage- works that make you think and works that most of us can relate to, in one form or another. Their current production, a [Read More]

“The Blonde,The Brunette, and the Vengeful Redhead”

“The Blonde,The Brunette, and the Vengeful Redhead”

This stunning performance, directed by Joseph Handreddy, on a marvelous set by Linda Buchanan featuring several wall panels that open to reveal dressing areas which allow us to see Ms Staples transform form character to character as we learn how the event in question [Read More]

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” EMMA”

” EMMA”

The set, an intricate piece of work by Moon Jung Kim, with walls that move on and off changing the set from exterior to [Read More]

“A View From The Bridge”

“A View From The Bridge”

This is a strong story about love, loyalty, jealousy, hate and survival with an ending that you will not see coming and [Read More]

“Our Class”

“Our Class”

"Our Class" winner of Poland's prestigious Nike Literary Award. This is a play that director Nick Sandys felt was one [Read More]

“Pinkolandia”

“Pinkolandia”

This is a story about people! Directed by Ann Filmer, on a set designed by Joanna Iwanicka, that truly fills the small [Read More]

“The Dance of Death”

“The Dance of Death”

This is a two act play with three characters that takes place in or about 1900 in an island in Sweden. The tale is [Read More]

” Les Miserables”

” Les Miserables”

under the sleek and smooth direction of the always remarkable Rachel Rockwell) we are treated to a powerful rendition [Read More]

“The Great God Pan”

“The Great God Pan”

To be honest, I am of the opinion that Herzog, who I admire very much, needs to take a second look at her play and [Read More]