Into the Woods is one of those shows that feels like a comfortable, old friend. I basically grew up on a well-worn VHS of the original Broadway production, which seemed like a work so tailor-made to the remarkable original ensemble cast, featuring stand-out performances by Johanna Gleason (who won a Tony for her work) and… Read More A revelatory ‘Into the Woods’ at The Hypocrites
Christine Stulik and Halena Kays in The Hypocrites’ “The House of Usher” Welcome to the House of Usher, where not everything is as it seems and you may find yourself buried alive if you’re not careful. The Fall of the House of Usher, a compact, macabre one act adapted from the Edgar Allan Poe short… Read More HuffPo Review: ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ Turns a Classic Into Creatively Creepy Camp
Time Out Chicago has a list of non-Equity Jeff Award winners introed with a short recap of the ceremony — which seems like it was a bit of a disaster. I mean it’s one thing to be underrehearsed, but quite another thing to read the wrong name of the winner and not notice it until after the… Read More Short thoughts on the non-Equity Jeffs, and a thank you
The Kit Kat girls welcome you to the “Cabaret” When I took my seat at The Hypocrites’ production of Cabaret last night, a fellow sitting next to me struck up a conversation. He giddily revealed that he was a Cabaret virgin — he hadn’t even heard the score before. I was excited for him. Upon… Read More Come to the (conceptual) ‘Cabaret’! The Hypocrites shakes up a classic musical with mixed results
Painting the babies red! We’re painting the babies red! So much pretense You can’t make sense Of what is in our show! We want you all to know! We painted the babies red… [exit whistling.] And this concludes my thoughts on The Hypocrites’ Frankenstein.
Tonight I’m seeing* The Hypocrites’ production of Frankenstein at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. (*If traffic cooperates. It’s been really miserable this past month or so going from the northern burbs to the Loop. Like a slow paper cut to the eye.) Much todo has been made of this production’s promenade staging. And by “todo,” I… Read More Before the promenade passes by!