Just so I can feel there’s something to look forward to…
Don’t Dress for Dinner: I hear it’s a comedy. Possibly transferring to bway? And laughing is always is a good thing, right? So they say.
Maybe this weekend:
Into the Woods: Quest Ensemble is doing a production of this favorite Sondheim work just down the street from me. And it’s free! And it’s starring Harmony France as the witch, who is a one of a new generation of belty female actresses in Chicago. So why the maybe? It’s sold out, and you have to go on a waiting list.
The Dastardly Ficus, and Other Comedic Tales of Woe and Misery: This is all Jamie’s doing. She has the pulse on what’s hot in Chicagoland theatre, and I just buy the tickets and show up. She tells me that The Strange Tree Group, who’s producing this, has a long-standing reputation and a cult-like following. It looks Tim Burtonesque, so I’m there. And I’m excited. Also, I’ve always wanted to join a cult.
Not sure. I’m gunning for Mary Poppins or Pacific Overtures.
Patti LuPone in Naperville. Naperville? Yup, Naperville. This will be my first time seeing her live and in person since July 2007, so it’s a Big Deal. And I have front row seats. Too bad she’s doing the same show, Coulda Woulda Shoulda, that I’ve seen about 1,635 times before. But I take what she gives us.
Legally Blonde! Jamie’s belated B-day present. I can’t wait! Bend and snap, bitches.