EXTENDED Thru June 30th “Little Shop of Horrors” (Mercury Theater): Hilarious American Horror Story

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Permalink 0

Mercury Theater Chicago presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.  The residents of Skid Row want a better life. Seymour (played by Christopher Kale Jones) dreams of fame. Audrey (played by the amazing Dana Tretta) wishes for a home. Mr. Mushnik (played by Tommy Novak) wants a successful business. Dr. Orin (played by the hilarious David Sajewich) yearns ...

February Check-In

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Permalink 0

I’m heading into my ninth month of underemployment. The days go slow but the nine months has flown past. This nine month realization made me understand how important it is to have time for growth between conception and new baby. Much like parents-to-be, I’ve spent my ‘pregnancy’ researching, learning, contemplating, understanding, and transitioning into this ...

Review “The Man Who Was Thursday” (Lifeline Theatre): Madcap Mayhem

Saturday, March 2, 2019 Permalink 0

Lifeline Theatre presents THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY. Gabriel Syme (played by an outstanding Eduardo Xavier Curley-Carrillo) infiltrates an anarchist movement by going undercover. He becomes ‘Thursday’ in the group of sophisticated villains named after days of the week. As these anarchists unleash their reign of terror, the absurdity goes off the chain. Beards come off. ...

Review “An Inspector Calls” (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): Intrigue from Story to Style

Friday, February 22, 2019 Permalink 0

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents The National Theatre of Great Britian’s Landmark Production of JB Priestley’s Classic Thriller, AN INSPECTOR CALLS. This show is about the intrigue from story to style. It starts with a little boy ( played by a spunky Judah Abner Paul)running through the theatre. Once onstage, he attempts to raise the massive red ...

Review “La Traviata” (Lyric Opera): Exquisite, Vibrant Passion

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Permalink 0

Lyric Opera presents LA TRAVIATA. Verdi’s scorching score heats up the Lyric this winter! Paris’ favorite party girl falls into an all consuming love. Verdi gives us a roller coaster of emotion as Violetta is on a life-altering pursuit. Based on the play ‘La Dame aux  camelias” by Alexandre Dumas with libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, ...

Review “Dear Evan Hansen” (Broadway in Chicago): Love Letter to Humanity

Friday, February 15, 2019 Permalink 0

Broadway in Chicago presents the Tony Award-winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN.   Dear Steven Levenson (book) and Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (music and lyrics),  This musical is amazing! You have brilliantly captured loneliness and isolation in this era of digital connectivity. And you tackled the desolation of this contemporary relevance with humor and hope. The stage (Designer ...