Saturday September 23rd 2017

‘Theatre Reviews’ Archives

“Cinderella…After the Ball!”

“Cinderella…After the Ball!”

Highly Recommended ***** We all know that Fairy Tales end with “Happily Ever After”, but what if that isn’t the case? Cinderella, who was mis-treated by her evil step-mother and sisters, gets to go to the Ball, meet the prince and supposedly live that [Read More]

“Mai Dang Lao”

“Mai Dang Lao”

Upon entering the Richard  Christiansen Theater, upstairs at The Biograph,Victory Gardens, one sees a replica of the MacDonald’s back on the corner of Fullerton and Lincoln. William Boles must spend a great deal of time there as his detail is superb. I knew that the [Read More]

“42nd Street”

“42nd Street”

Recommended *** (production value) Highly Recommended **** (star and ensemble). While there are many who love seeing the “quintessential backstage musical” known as “42nd Street”, it takes a solid ensemble and a brilliant Peggy Sawyer to make this [Read More]

“The New Sincerity”

“The New Sincerity”

Somewhat Recommended ** As I entered Theater One at Theater Wit and saw the set (designed to move-in perfection by Adam Veness), I felt great about what I was about to witness; another Midwest  premiere in Chicago. “The New Sincerity” written by Alena Smith is [Read More]

“PROOF”

“PROOF”

For many years, I have been one to run anytime I hear that a theater company is doing David Auburn’s “Proof”. Most of the productions have been fairly “glitzy” allowing us to feel that we are truly on the campus of the University of Chicago in [Read More]

“Mary Poppins”

“Mary Poppins”

Highly Recommended ***** Over the years of viewing productions by the Non-Equity Night Blue Performing Arts Company, I have witnessed the growth of company that has high energy, finds solid talent and overall, exceeds the expectations of those who buy a ticket to see a [Read More]

“Beautiful Autistic”

“Beautiful Autistic”

Recommended *** When I was a student at The Goodman, back in the 1960’s (it was part of the Art Institute at that time), I was asked to do a scene from “Of Mice and Men”, playing Lenny. I had very little knowledge of how someone “autistic” [Read More]

“New Country” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

“New Country” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

 As I made my way from one The Den Theatre’s elegant lobbies (equipped with a bar) through one of its mazes to one of its many studios, I was expecting to see a raunchy play about a young country music star, Justin’s (Michael Monroe Goodman), bachelor party gone awry [Read More]

“Crashing with Flamingos” Review by Carole Moore

“Crashing with Flamingos”  Review by Carole Moore

Recommended **** Towle Theater’s new production, Jim Henry’s new play “Crashing with Flamingos”, is a quirky little play about married life and unexpected guests.  It’s funny yet poignant, and it has a lot to say.  Just when I thought I’d figured out where it [Read More]

“Heathers: The Musical”

“Heathers: The Musical”

Taking cult movies to the stage is not an easy task. One can see how difficult it is this week alone as I watched “Midnight Cowboy” on one of our stages and tonight, the Chicago premiere of “Heathers: The Musical”. This cult piece is known as a dark [Read More]

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“The Legend of Georgia McBride”

“The Legend of Georgia McBride”

Highly Recommended ***** The Chicago theater scene has another Chicago Premiere that is something very special! The [Read More]

“Alias Grace”  review by Carol Moore

“Alias Grace” review by Carol Moore

 Recommended *** Everyone in my book club enjoyed the Rivendell Theatre production of “Alias Grace”, Jennifer [Read More]

“The Rembrandt”

“The Rembrandt”

Recommended ***  Have you ever thought about what might happen if you were to touch a museum work of art, just to see [Read More]

” A New Brain”

” A New Brain”

Highly Recommended ***** When asked how I come to rate a production, I try to explain that the beauty of a production [Read More]

“The 39 Steps” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“The 39 Steps” reviewed by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended ***** You don’t need to know Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film The 39 Steps to find Patrick [Read More]

“Five Guys Named Moe” reviewed by Michael Horn

“Five Guys Named Moe” reviewed by Michael Horn

The Court Theatre opens its 63rd season with “Five Guys named Moe”; a lively musical tribute to the hit songs of [Read More]

“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

in 1884, Mark Twain wrote a novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, bringing the South and its [Read More]