Review: Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls (Brown Paper Box Co.)

Luke Michael Grimes and Stephanie Rohr star in Brown Paper Co's "Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls" by Naomi Iizuka, directed by M. William Panek. (photo credit: Alexa Ray Meyers and Chad Shelton)       
      
Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls 

Written by Naomi Iizuka 
Directed by M. William Panek
at Heartland Studio, 7016 N. Glenwood (map)
thru June 16  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Harry’s Halfway House (Rebekah Theatre Project)

John Wefler as Jennings in Rebekah Theatre Project's "Harry's Halfway House" by John C. Davenport, directed by Paul Tinsley.         
      
Harry’s Halfway House

Written by John C. Davenport  
Directed by Paul Tinsley
at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr (map)
thru June 23  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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Review: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Boho Theatre Company)

Jennifer T. Grubb, Nathan Carroll and Evan Tyrone Martin star in Boho Theatre's "Kiss of the Spider Woman" by Kander and Ebb, directed by Peter Marston Sullivan. (photo credit: Peter Coombs)        
       
Kiss of the Spider Woman 

By John Kander (music), Fred Ebb (lyrics) 
    and Terrence McNally (book)
Directed by Peter Marston Sullivan
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru June 30  |  tickets: $25-$27   |  more info
       
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June 4, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Jean Stapleton, RIP

 

Edith Bunker checks out Playgirl Magazine!

I remember, back when I was in elementary school, how our entire family would watch “All in the Family” every Sunday night together.  The fact that my grandma – an active member of the South Dakota republican party – proclaimed it her favorite show, is a true testament to its wide appeal (drawing up to 50 million viewers each week!). 

So with Jean Stapleton’s unfortunate passing, I did some YouTube searching, and found some fun (and touching) videos, including a clip of her in a musical – with Bernadette Peters and Tony Randall! Who knew?

 

 

 

June 3, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: Yellow Moon (Writers’ Theatre)

Josh Salt and Ashleigh LaThrop star in Writers' Theatre's "Yellow Moon" by David Grieg, directed by Stuart Carden. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
       
Yellow Moon 

Written by David Grieg  
Directed by Stuart Carden
Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon, Glencoe (map)
thru Aug 4  |  tickets: $60   |  more info
       
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Review: Smudge (Ka-Tet Theatre Company)

Stevie Chaddock Lambert and Andrew Marchetti star in Ka-Tet Theatre Company's "Smudge" by Rachel Axler, directed by Allison Shoemaker. (photo credit: Andrew Cioffi)        
      
Smudge

Written by Rachel Axler
Directed by Allison Shoemaker
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru June 23  |  tickets: $15-$25   |  more info
       
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Review: Richard III (Wayward Productions & Chicago Fusion Theatre)

Hilary Williams and Carlo Lorenzo Garcia star as Anne and Richard in William Shakespeare's "Richard III", presented by Wayward Productions and Chicago Fusion Theatre, directed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia. (Ashley Rose)        
       
Richard III 

Written by William Shakespeare 
Directed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia
The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru June 29  |  tickets: $15-$20   |  more info
       
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Review: Homecoming 1972 (Chicago Dramatists)

Matt Holzfeind and Molly Glynn star in Chicago Dramatists' "Homecoming 1972" by Robert Koon, directed by Kimberly Senior. (photo credit: Jeff Pines)        
       
Homecoming 1972 

Written by Robert Koon
Directed by Kimberly Senior 
at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago (map)
thru June 23  |  tickets: $15-$32   |  more info
       
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Review: The Cotton Mouth Club (Chicago Dance Crash)

Daniel Gibson stars as Rooster in Chicago Dance Crash's "The Cotton Mouth Club", choreographed by Jessica Deahr and Robert McKee. (photo credit: Emily Coughlin)        
       
The Cotton Mouth Club 

Music by OutKast and Michael Jackson
Choreographed by Jessica Deahr, Robert McKee
at VG Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru June 9  |  tickets: $20-$30   |  more info
       
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May 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Miss Neo Pageant (The Neo-Futurists)

Leah Urzendowski Courser stars in The Neo-Futurists' "The Miss Neo Pageant", created by Megan Mercier, directed by Stephanie Shaw. (photo credit: Maggie Fullilove-Nugent)        
       
The Miss Neo Pageant  

Created by Megan Mercier  
Directed by Stephanie Shaw
The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (map)
thru June 22  |  tickets: $10-$20   |  more info
       
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May 25, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: Stella & Lou (Northlight Theatre)

Ed Flynn, Francis Guinan and Rhea Perlman in Northlight Theatre's "Stella & Lou" by Bruce Graham, directed by BJ Jones. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
       
Stella & Lou 

Written by Bruce Graham
Directed by BJ Jones
Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd. (map)
thru June 9  |  tickets: $25-$72   |  more info
       
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Review: What’s the T? (About Face Youth Theatre)

About Face Youth Theatre's "What's the T?" by Sara Kerastas and the Youth Ensemble, directed by Eric Huff. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
       
What’s the T? 

Written by Sara Kerastas and the Ensemble
Directed by Eric Hoff
at VG Upstairs Loft, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru June 2  |  tickets: $15   |  more info
       
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May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments More