Tuesday July 29th 2014

‘Theatre Reviews’ Archives

“The Glass Menagerie”

“The Glass Menagerie”

For those of you unfamiliar, now is your time to learn why this company gets nomination after nomination from the Jeff Awards. Redtwist is a very intimate theater, a pure storefront located on Bryn Mawr Avenue, with people walking on the sidewalks only yards away from the [Read More]

“The Dumb Waiter”

“The Dumb Waiter”

Amazingly, TUTA Theatre Chicago , takes one of his greatest and best known works, "The Dumb Waiter" to a new level in its current production in their studio theater "loft" located in what might be termed an industrial area located on Fulton just west of Damen. Arriving at [Read More]

“La Soiree”

“La Soiree”

This being said, let me tell you about a new theatrical experience that has evolved using performance art, cabaret and cirque all together in a very intimate setting in the new Riverfront Theater ( a lovely tent that has replaced that of "Peter Pan" last year, to bring [Read More]

“Sleeping Beauty”

“Sleeping Beauty”

"Sleeping Beauty" as most fairy tales and fables are, has a moral that is very important for kids to learn early. This story is about revenge and change and Sarah got it. Magenta places a wicked curse on Amber at her birth. She will die at the age of sixteen by touching a [Read More]

“Girls Night:The Musical”

“Girls Night:The Musical”

Somewhat recommended ** Not being a female, I have never attended a “bachelorette Party”, but I have heard that they are quite raunchy and that the women tend to let it all hang out!. “Girls Night: The Musical” now playing at The Club, a basement [Read More]

“Reefer Madness-the Musical”

“Reefer Madness-the Musical”

If you enjoy "Camp"- this is it! Personified!Director Matthew Gunnels has put together one of the best cast shows Circle has ever assembled and uses the stage to perfection . Peter O'Neill's set, multi-leveled with many doors and a unique platform has created the perfect [Read More]

“Little Shop of Horrors”

“Little Shop of Horrors”

While "Little Shop" has been done over and over, the new vision now on the stage at Theatre At The Center in Munster, under the creative eye of Director/Choreographer Stacey Flaster, brings this musical story to new heights.Ms Flaster has put together a sterling cast and [Read More]

“The Merchant of Venice”

“The Merchant of Venice”

Directed by Alison C. Vesely, on a set by Angela Weber Miller, this is a smooth production making the 2 1/2 hours appear much shorter. Working under the stars, the show cannot begin until the sky is dark enough ( roughly 8:15) and while they cannot use as many lighting [Read More]

“Beauty and the Beast”

“Beauty and the Beast”

this is a 75 minutes of captivating story telling, solid music ( under the skillful direction of Doug Peck) re-imagined on the thrust stage of Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Many children have witnessed the animated version, and as many may have experienced the Broadway, full [Read More]

“We’re All In This Room Together”

“We’re All In This Room Together”

When the world has you down- the economy, job pressures, troubles at home, you can always count on any of The Second City venues to take you away from all that, at least for two hours ( PLUS). While known primarily for their ad-lib comedy, improv a sit used to be called, [Read More]

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“Merry Wives of Windsor” reviewed by Michael Horn

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