“The Drowsy Chaperone” is a clever yet curious construction: a tribute to grand Broadway traditions of a bygone era, it’s a show within a show that technically is only happening in the mind of the one actual character – our host, the opinionated, wisecracking, slightly depressed, and never-named “Man In Chair”. He arrives in his […]
Chicago’s Manual Theatre uses defiantly low-tech methods to create a “live animated movie” that’s, spooky, visually compelling, and emotional in this production that is so much more than a mere shadow-puppet show.
This production of one of Broadway’s most successful shows is veritably bursting with energy, charm and delight. It would be a crime if even a single seat went unfilled for the run of this dazzling and delightful musical treat!
After making a big impression with last year’s flapper musical “THE ‘IT’ GIRL”, DramaNatrix Productions returns with something completely different: BAD GIRLS: THE MUSICAL. They’ve taken what might have seemed an unlikely choice – a musical based on a hit British women-in-prison TV dramedy that’s been off the air for a decade and little-seen locally […]
Theatre Under the Stars’ production of Beauty and the Beast is a bright, colourful, eager-to-please entertainment that practically bursts off the stage.
TUTS does it again, with a solid and ultimately moving rendition of a Broadway classic. They also take a few chances with some interesting staging choices. Overall, a winner!
With a high-energy cast and retro rom-com storyline, The IT Girl takes us back to the future 1920’s style, in a madcap romantic farce that mostly succeeds on its own terms.
You just “cain’t say no” to this sparkling production of the classic musical, now on stage at Studio 58.
Carousel Theatre’s “James and the Giant Peach” shows off some of the company’s best work in this adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl book with something for kids and grown-ups alike.
In a “choose your own adventure” version of the familiar children’s tale, we get the hoped-for highlights plus an expertly revamped story and deepened characters. It takes a little while for the engine to really rev up, but in the end, the magic of Mary Poppins prevails!