Bailiwick’s entertaining ‘Mahal’ explores the struggle of redefining family post-tragedy

F Karmann Bajuyo, Kate Garassino and Kevin Matthew Reyes in Bailiwick Chicago Theater’s world premiere of production of “Mahal” “Mahal” is Tagalog for “love.” It also means “expensive.” While it might seem odd that such an important word serves two meanings, when you think about it, it makes sense. Love is precious. It’s something that… Read More Bailiwick’s entertaining ‘Mahal’ explores the struggle of redefining family post-tragedy

Street Tempo’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is filled with killer surprises

Erin Creighton and John Sessler in Street Tempo Theatre’s “Little Shop of Horrors.” Photo credit: Linda Gartz You think you’ve seen Little Shop, right? You’ve probably even been involved in a production or two at some point. I know I have — I was the left arm of the giant plant puppet in Alpena High… Read More Street Tempo’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is filled with killer surprises

‘Best Musical!’ turns weary Wednesday nights into lyrical lunacy

What do you get when you take five singer/comedians, one pianist, a top hat filled with fictional song titles and shove them on a stage? You get BEST MUSICAL! A Completely Improvised Musical Comedy! Musicals often take years — even decades! — to develop. Just look how long it’s taking the folks in Smash to… Read More ‘Best Musical!’ turns weary Wednesday nights into lyrical lunacy

The energetic Catalyst Cabaret sings about a few of their fearfullest things in new Halloween show

Do you like Halloween? Do you like musicals (with a little cheesy pop thrown in)? Then you’ll most certainly enjoy Catalyst Cabaret‘s new Halloween show (which sadly only has one more performance left on October 30 at 6pm at Stage 773’s new cabaret space). Catalyst Cabaret is a newer group, made up of seven young… Read More The energetic Catalyst Cabaret sings about a few of their fearfullest things in new Halloween show