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Our Lady of Perpetual Hilarity: "’Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3," at the Timber Lake Playhouse through September 4
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2011-08-29 12:00:00

'Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3The Timber Lake Playhouse’s ’Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3 opened this past Thursday, and it seems a little rude to describe just how staggeringly hysterical the performance was, because unless you were one of the evening’s many other cackling patrons, there’s literally no way you’ll be seeing the same production I did. In theatre, of course, no two shows are ever exactly alike. Yet this one-woman comedy may be a special case in that regard, because not only is Til Death Do Us Part dependent on audience interaction, but several audience members are so directly involved in the proceedings – and so spectacularly, riotously well-involved – that they could make legitimate claims for co-star billing, and maybe even deserved paychecks. (As it stands, they’re instead treated to lovely parting gifts.)


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Now We're Cookin'!: "The Spitfire Grill," at the Timber Lake Playhouse and the Richmond Hill Barn Theatre Through August 21
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2011-08-15 12:01:00

Katie Wesler, Marcia Sattelberg, and Erica Vlahinos in the Timber Lake Playhouse's The Spitfire GrillOn Thursday, I attended the Timber Lake Playhouse musical The Spitfire Grill, and caught another presentation of the piece – this time at the Richmond Hill Barn Theatre – the very next night. I’m actually somewhat disappointed that no additional area venues staged the show over the weekend, because even after two outstanding Spitfire Grills in a row, I would’ve happily made time for more.


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For the Love of God: "Children of Eden," at the Timber Lake Playhouse through August 7
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2011-08-01 12:00:00

Brandon Ford, Erica Vlahinos, and Patrick Connaghan in Children of EdenAs befits a musical based on the biblical book of Genesis, Children of Eden starts In the Beginning. Yet in discussing the Timber Lake Playhouse’s current presentation of the show, it seems more appropriate to start at the end, because the curtain call – arriving more than two-and-a-half hours after the opener – appears to be one of the few sequences in which the performers understand exactly what’s expected of them.


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Commie Dearest: "Red Herring," at the Timber Lake Playhouse through July 24
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2011-07-18 12:00:00

Katie Wesler and Andrew Harth in Red HerringWhen attending a detective spoof with the title Red Herring, you probably shouldn’t expect its storyline(s) to hold together in a way that makes much sense, and Michael Hollinger’s farcical noir seems particularly all-over-the-map; somehow, in 130 minutes, the play’s author squeezes in adultery, bigamy, murder, treason, neutron-bomb testing, the McCarthy hearings, a show-tune-loving Soviet, and a top-secret microfilm stashed in a block of Velveeta.


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If My Friends Could See It Now: "Sweet Charity," at the Timber Lake Playhouse through July 10
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2011-07-05 12:00:00

Sydney Hoyle, Sophie Brown, Daryn Harrell, Julia Mitchell, Kelsey Andres, Katie Wesler, and Erica Vlahinos in Sweet CharityThe Timber Lake Playhouse’s current production of Sweet Charity features the single most electrifying, exhilarating dance number I’ve ever seen on a stage. I’m well aware of what a sweeping and potentially exaggerated generalization that statement is, and almost hesitate in making it, because it’s the type of effusive praise that can easily make theatre-goers (to say nothing of theatre participants) roll their eyes and say, “Oh, come on.” But I’ll say it again: Sweet Charity features the single most electrifying, exhilarating dance number I’ve ever seen on a stage. And I’m betting that fellow patrons at Thursday’s performance might easily feel the same way.


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