Tag: Julie Mack

Review: The Audience (TimeLine Theatre)

Janet Ulrich Brooks and Audrey Edwards star as Queen Elizabeth and Young Elizabeth             


The Audience

Written by Peter Morgan
TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington (map)
thru Nov 12 Dec 3  |  tix: $40-$54  |  more info
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Review: Brontë (Promethean Theatre Ensemble)

Janeane Bowlware and Anne Korajczak star in Promethean Theatre's "Brontë" by Polly Teale, directed by Jaclynn Jutting. (photo credit: Tom McGrath)         


Written by Polly Teale
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru Feb 7  |  tix: $14-$24  | more info
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January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Drury Lane Theatre)

Jordan DeLeon and Frances Limoncelli star in Drury Lane Theatre's "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, directed by Scott Calcagno. (photo credit: Brett Beiner)        
The 25th Annual 
Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Directed and Choreographed by Scott Calcagno
at Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace (map)
thru Aug 17  |  tickets: $40-$50   |  more info
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July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: hamlet is dead. no gravity (Red Tape Theatre)

Alex Stage stars as Mani in Red Tape Theatre's "hamlet is dead. no gravity" by Ewald Palmetshofer, directed by Seth Bockley. (photo credit: Austin D. Oie)        
hamlet is dead.
    no gravity

Written by Ewald Palmetshofer
Translated by Neil Blackadder
Directed by Seth Bockley  
at Red Tape Theatre, 621 W. Belmont (map)
thru Feb 22  |  tickets: $25   |  more info
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Review: Singin’ in the Rain (Drury Lane Theatre)

Tony Yazbeck stars as as Don Lockwood in Drury Lane Oakbrook's "Singin' in the Rain", directed by Bill Jenkins. (photo credit: Brett Beiner)        
Singin’ in the Rain  

Adapted by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Nacio Herb Brown (music), Arthur Freed (lyrics)
Directed by Bill Jenkins
Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace (map)
thru Jan 13  |  tickets: $35-$46   |  more info
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December 26, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: "Relatively Close" at Victory Gardens

Review written by Jackie Ingram.

RelativelyClose3 Victory Gardens’s Relatively Close, written by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Začek is – by all judgments – an excellent production. The theatre is beautiful, so forget about bringing your binoculars, because from any seat you have a great view of the ingenious set, designed by John Stark. Relatively Close takes us into the lives of three sisters, domineering Jan (Penny Slusher), sexy Beth (Laura T. Fisher), and shy Marlene (Wendi Weber).  The sisters must decide in one week how to settle their deceased parent’s summer home. The sisters and their husbands, a doll, and what seems to be an angry teenager completes the fresh, hilarious, and very talented cast. The relationships are easy to relate to and you are slowly pulled into their web of bantering, lies, hip-hop, electrifying rhythmic poetry, Lily, and the lust for another sister’s husband. The unexpected twists and turns keep you guessing right until the end. Do yourself a favor – to get the entertainment pleasure of this show you must see it for yourself. It is funny and heartwarming and you might just see a little bit of your own family on stage. This show is truly a must see event.

Rating: ««««

The three sisters for 'Relatively Close' - Penny Slusher, Laura T. Fisher, and Wendi Weber)

The cast of 'Relatively Close'


Production Relatively Close
Producers: Victory Gardens
Playwright James Sherman
Directed By: Dennis Zacek
Starring: Usman Ally (Yousef), Daniel Cantor (Ron), Laura T. Fisher (Beth), David Gonzales (Dylan), Penny Slusher, (Jan), Wendi Weber (Marlene), Dexter Zollicoffer (Arthur)
Set Design: John Stark
Costumes: Christine Pascual
Lighting: Julie Mack
Sound: Andre Pluess
Stage Manager: Tina M. Jach
More information: www.victorygardens.org


June 27, 2008 | 0 Comments More