By Colin Douglas Kurt Weill was a talented, young early 20th century German composer known primarily for his theatrical collaborations with Bertolt Brecht. Together they gave the world, among other works, their most famous musical play, the Threepenny Opera. Other works written during the early 1930’s were The Happy End and The Rise and Fall
Archives for September 2014
By Barry Reszel When the State of Colorado amends its laws to make marijuana use mandatory, Evil Dead, the Musical may finally find a venue with an appropriately appreciative audience. Until then, musical theatre patrons are urged to shun this show in much the same way five college students ought to avoid a spring break
By Barry Reszel An all-star cast of Chicagoland musical theatre talent, channeling the strength of a beloved colleague whose life was tragically taken in an auto accident two weeks before, triumphantly opened their production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown to cheers and tears, Sept. 21. The regional premiere of this 2010
By Barry Reszel The current production at Aurora’s Paramount Theatre is the human equivalent of catnip for aficionados of musical theatre. Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s timeless Cats, directed by Shawn Stengel, is a family-friendly delight to the senses that literally soars to new heights on Paramount’s gigantic, vertical stage. First kudos go to Kevin Depinet, whose
Sept. 6, 2014 brought incredible loss to the Chicagoland theatre community with the tragic deaths of Bernie Yvon and Molly Glynn. Details may be found here. A link to the Molly Glynn Memorial Trust may be accessed here.