If you’ve ever watched Norm Jewison’s 1973 screen adaptation of Tim Rice Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar you were no doubt taken by Ted Neeley’s unique, but masterful, portrayal of Jesus Christ. Neely, who received Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Newcomer for his role, shined…
Thursday, 08 March 2007 00:00

The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz

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Because they went brilliantly over the rainbow with this one, The House Theatre of Chicago’s The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz, is being remounted at the Northlight Theatre in Skokie Illinois march 1-11 2007. Playwright and House Theatre Executive Director Phillip C. Kapperich has adapted the famous novel by…
Thursday, 22 February 2007 00:00

Fun at the Ashbury Coffee House

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When I’m bored on a Thursday night, I fret not. Why? Because I always seem to find myself headed to the Ashbury Coffee House in Willow Springs. But not for the coffee, I go to see Sunni Williams host the weekly improv. Along with the event’s co-founder, Chad Feipal, Sunni…
Thursday, 22 February 2007 00:00

The Piano Tuner Hits a Good Note

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In the spirit of excellent novels coupled with Lifeline Theatre’s equally inventive stage adaptations, The Piano Tuner, by Daniel Mason, is as brilliantly crafted for the stage as originally written. Tailored for a visual audience by James E. Grote, this exotic adventure concerning a British War Office and an ordinary…
Thursday, 08 February 2007 00:00

House Theatre Flies High

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The House is arguably the best thing to happen to Chicago’s theatre scene. Totally innovative and wildly entertaining, this theatre is practically a lifestyle. The brainchild of a fascinating group of friends, the majority of company members are graduates from Southern Methodist University. Nearly thirty young adults make up this…
Thursday, 25 January 2007 00:00

4-ISH is Del-ISH-ious

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The Chicago Children’s Theatre brings in the New Year with the Chicago premiere of the international sensation 4- ISH. The Amsterdam based performance troupe combines Acrobatic stunts, street and break dancing, dancing on inline skates, video art, a live DJ and more. I was really impressed by their ability to…
Thursday, 28 December 2006 00:00

The Snow Queen

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The Snow Queen is a lovely Holiday production that tells the story of two childhood sweethearts- Gerda and Kai, who grow up in love together but are separated for a time as they grow into adulthood by the lonely and powerful Snow Queen. This production really reminds me of the…
Thursday, 28 December 2006 00:00

Blue Man Group

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The Blue Man Group is innovative and fresh, trendy, yet deservingly so. Therein lies their success. The artistry of color, lights, sounds, visuals, and audience participation is what sets them apart. The show is a completely out of mind and sensory rich experience. Blue Man Group has ventured out extensively…
Thursday, 14 December 2006 00:00

A Couple of Brothers

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Frank McCourt once said “Malachy stood behind the bar and told his customers stories. I stood before the blackboard and told my students stories. At holiday gatherings we told our families stories. Why not get together, cobble these stories into a script and tell the world?” and so they did.…



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