Monthly Archives: October 2009


Happy Halloween from Chicago Stage Review! Graceland Cemetery images by Venus Zarris

Halloween Weekend Options!

Check out these Chicago Stage Review features, photo essays and reviews for Haunting Halloween theatrical options! Halloween Plays 2009! – Chicago Stage Review An Apology For the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor John Faustus on This His Final Evening – REVIEW – Chicago Stage Review Macabaret – REVIEW – Chicago Stage Review Dream Reapers Haunted House… (more…)

Thoroughly Modern Millie opening @ Drury Lane Oakbrook

Thoroughly Modern Millie Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the humorous story of a young girl from Kansas who takes New York City by storm as she flaps, taps and Charlestons her way into the Roaring ‘20s. Millie experiences the hustle and bustle of Jazz Age Manhattan at a time when women were just entering the workforce and rewriting society’s rules. A… (more…)

Last Chance to see “12 Ophelias: A Play With Broken Songs”

This weekend is your last opportunity to see Trap Door Theatre’s remarkable Midwest Premiere of 12 Ophelias: A Play With Broken Songs. “Trap Door Theatre consistently creates worlds that exist outside of the matrix of conventional and practical thought but still manage to evoke emotional and visceral reactions that profoundly connect to our human experience, thereby challenging the boundaries of perceived… (more…)

Dooby Dooby Moo – REVIEW

By Robert Andersen A Barnyard of Talent Lifeline Theatre scores another hit with their whimsical barnyard talent show! That crazy duck over at Farmer Brown’s Barn is at it again.  Last year Duck wanted to be President of the barn.  This year Duck wants to win a talent show at the State Fair to get himself a trampoline.  Once again… (more…)

The Walworth Farce opening @ Chicago Shakespeare Theater

The Walworth Farce After playing to sold-out houses at London’s National Theatre, Druid, one of Ireland’s premier theater companies, makes its Chicago debut with this celebrated production. Complete with rapid costume changes, cross-dressing, and mistaken identities, this biting social commentary disguised as a traditional high farce comes to Chicago for seven performances only. Thru – Nov 1, 2009 @ Chicago… (more…)

Vaudezilla’s Monster Burlesque Academy Halloween Burlesque Show @ The Portage Theater

Vaudezilla’s Monster Burlesque Academy Halloween Burlesque Show President Red Hot Annie and Vice President Dick Dijon cordially invite you to the inaugural graduation ceremony for Vaudezilla’s Monster Burlesque Academy! The Monster Burlesque Academy prides itself on a devilish dedication to the joint disciplines of sexy and scary. The Class of 2009 has made us proud, and we feel they will… (more…)

SEX opening @ North Lakeside Cultural Center

SEX No 1920s playwright wrote the kind of female character that Mae West wanted to play so, using the do-it-yourself attitude that had made her a vaudeville star, West wrote her own damn heroine, thank you very much. Enter Margy LaMont, not a mild-mannered hooker with a heart of gold, but an unapologetic pragmatist trying to rise from the red light district… (more…)

Summer People opening @ The Gift Theatre

Summer People Set in coastal Maine and Fallujah , Iraq in the summer of 2004, Summer People is about what happens behind the Home Front with a girl about to grow up, a family about to rebuild, and a soldier about to return. Oct 26 – Dec 13, 2009 @ The Gift Theatre 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago Show Type:… (more…)

Macabaret – REVIEW

By J. Scott Hill The breezes have turned cold and the fall color is past its peak; snow will come before long. Every year at this time, I try to find the perfect holiday pageant or cabaret or spectacular: somewhere to take family and friends to fill them with festive feelings of the holiday season — pure entertainment, part of… (more…)

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