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Gunsingers: "Assassins," at the Green Room through August 17 PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 06 August 2008 02:03

Melissa Anderson Clark and David Turley in AssassinsIf you weren't able to get tickets for the Green Room's weekend presentations of Assassins, I'm guessing you weren't alone, as all three performances wound up selling out. But over the next two weekends, I urge you to try again - there are scenes in director Derek Bertelsen's production that are so good they'll give you the chills. And the scenes that don't? They're pretty amazing, too.

 
Greece Is the Word: "The Clouds," at Lincoln Park through August 10 PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 06 August 2008 02:00

Pat Flaherty and David Wooten in The Clouds Genesius Guild's season-ender opens with a visual gag so wonderfully surprising that I wouldn't dream of describing it, and closes with a slapstick chase so wonderfully goofy that I couldn't describe it if I wanted to.

 
Broad Ways: "The Producers," at the Timber Lake Playhouse through August 10 PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 06 August 2008 01:58

Michael J. Yarnell, Jenny Guse, and Danny Henning in The Producers Mel Brooks' musical The Producers - currently being produced at the Timber Lake Playhouse - received 12 Tony Awards in 2001, more than any Broadway musical before or since. And so I say this with all the deference and reverence that Brooks' historic achievement deserves: When Timber Lake's Justin Banta was throwing himself around the stage as a mincing Adolph Hitler in the show-within-a-show Springtime for Hitler, I was laughing so hard I almost freakin' wet myself.

 
Sin City: "Chicago," at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre through August 17 PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 06 August 2008 01:56

Meghan Hakes, Lori Dansby, and Joshua Estrada in Chicago All things considered, Friday night's presentation of Chicago at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre was pretty darned impressive.

 
The Mamas and the Papas: "Are We There Yet?," at the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse through September 13 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 30 July 2008 02:23

Tom Walljasper, Sandra D. Rivera, Tristan Layne Tapscott, and Erin Dickerson Even considering the show's cast and director, if you had told me a week ago that the musical comedy Are We There Yet? would wind up being my favorite Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse presentation over the past two years, I wouldn't have believed you.

 
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