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Overcoming-Obstacles Course: "As You Like It," at Lincoln Park through July 1 PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 27 June 2007 02:11

As You Like It Rating its Degree of Difficulty on a scale of one through ten, I'd give Genesius Guild's opening-night performance of Shakespeare's As You Like It... hmm... about a 27.

 
Necking: "Dracula," at the Timber Lake Playhouse through Saturday, June 23 PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 20 June 2007 02:32

Cassandra Marie Nuss, Daniel Trump, and Zach Powell in Dracula The scariest thing about the Timber Lake Playhouse's world-premiere production of Dracula is the set, and I mean that as a compliment. Designed by Joseph C. Heitman, the industrial playing space includes a series of metallic walkways with perilous inclines, some 20 feet above the floor, and the walkways themselves are slightly askew. The best way I can describe Dracula's architecture is by saying that, if the set were an amusement-park attraction, you'd be both ecstatic and petrified about riding it.

 
Making "Moon" Shine: "King o’ the Moon," at the Richmond Hill Barn Theatre through June 17 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 13 June 2007 02:44

Angela Rathman, Chris White, Ryan Anderson, and Matt GerardI've seen plenty of stage sitcoms over the years, but based on Over the Tavern and its sequel, King o' the Moon - currently playing at the Richmond Hill Barn Theatre - Tom Dudzick appears to be that rare stage-sitcom creator with soul.

 
I’d Walk a Million Miles for One of Your Smiles: "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at Quad City Music Guild PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 13 June 2007 02:42

Melissa Anderson Clark At Thursday's preview performance of Quad City Music Guild's Thoroughly Modern Millie, I seated myself in the third-to-last row of the Prospect Park theatre, yet even at that distance, I found myself distracted by an intense, nearly blinding illumination shining from center stage. It turns out, though, that this wasn't any kind of technical glitch; it was just Melissa Anderson Clark grinning at us.

 
Daft Poetry Jam: "Patience," at Lincoln Park through June 17 PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 13 June 2007 02:38

Nicholas Nolte and Lyndsie VanDeWoestyne Genesius Guild opened its 51st season on Saturday with Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operetta Patience - co-produced by Opera @ Augustana - and the signs were good right from the beginning.

 
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