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Holy Rollers: "Guys & Dolls," at the Clinton Showboat through August 19 PDF Print E-mail
Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 02:42

Guys & Dolls ensemble members The Clinton Area Showboat Theatre's production of Guys & Dolls is wonderfully entertaining and loaded with personality, but in the role of Miss Adelaide - the put upon showgirl with the psychosomatic head cold - Kay Ann Allmand is so sensationally enjoyable that her portrayal practically defies description.

Permit me to give it a shot anyway.

 
Baby, That is Rock & Roll: "Smokey Joe’s Café," at the Timber Lake Playhouse through August 19 PDF Print E-mail
Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 02:40

Smokey Joe's Cafe ensemble members The difficulty in reviewing Smokey's Joe's Café, the Timber Lake Playhouse's season-closing musical, doesn't lie in knowing how to start, but when to stop. A plotless assemblage of ‘50s and ‘60s rock & roll hits, bluesy love songs, and novelty tunes by composers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, this jukebox revue finds its nine-person cast performing nearly three dozen numbers, and based on their presentation here, I could make a fair case for devoting 500 words to each of them.

 
Green Party: A Beloved Venue Gets a Theatrical Make-Over as the Green Room PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 08 August 2007 02:26

Jenny Winn, Christopher Thomas, and Sheri Hess in Into the Woods rehearsal So, fellow fans of the former Brew & View, there's good news and bad news:

The good news is that the building that housed this haven for independent releases (and those who love them) will once again be open for business.

The bad news is that it won't be screening independent movies. Or, for that matter, movies of any kind.

Yet while the hearts of film lovers might break, those of theatre lovers should rejoice, as Derek Bertelsen and Tyson Danner realize a live-entertainment dream with the August 10 unveiling of the Green Room, their new theatrical venue at 1611 Second Avenue in the District of Rock Island.

 
Hell Razzing: "The Frogs," at Lincoln Park through August 12 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 08 August 2007 02:24

Peter Soderberg and David Wooten in The Frogs Amidst the laughter that accompanied Saturday night's Lincoln Park presentation of The Frogs, I was especially aware of one particular audience member's vocal enjoyment. He was seated quite a bit away from me, but judging by the timbre, I'd say he was about five or six, and he'd routinely giggle with an involuntary, infectious happiness that made it sound as though he was being tickled. A bunch of us were, actually.

 
Ship of Fools: "Anything Goes," at the Prospect Park Auditorium through August 12 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 08 August 2007 02:22

Anything Goes ensemble members There are actors in the Quad City Music Guild's current production of Anything Goes that are behaving like total idiots.

Thank God.

 
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