CHICAGO – Pride Films and Plays will celebrate the beginning of summer and the Pride Month of June along with offering patrons a look at the upcoming season when the company hosts its first summer fundraiser on Tuesday, June 11. The party will be held in both of the Pride Arts Center’s performance venues –
Archives for May 2019
CHICAGO—A Red Orchid Theatre announces the addition of eight new members to the Artistic Ensemble: Karen Aldridge, Myron Elliott-Cisneros, Levi Holloway, Travis A. Knight, Jess McLeod, Sadieh Rifai, Grant Sabin, and Steve Schine. A Red Orchid also welcomes two Resident Stage Managers – Stephanie Heller and Christa van Baale. “Just as we commit to the artistic
All of that needs to run like a hilariously well-oiled and demented machine, and does here, thanks to the collaboration of Rawitz’s expert pacing, Kailey Rockwell’s spot-on musical direction and Bryan J. Wlas choreography, which alternates between vaudevillian soft shoe and a little bump-and-grind.
“SIX” is a funny, sexy, tuneful, oh-so-relevant re-imagination of paternalistic history from empowering women’s points of view. And in this reviewer’s humble opinion, it’s the most significant new piece of musical theatre since “Hamilton.” Following its Chicago opening and planned stops in Toronto and Boston, it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see a long Broadway run and a host of Tony Awards, come 2020.
But that’s the wonder of Volta: the acrobats are so deeply gifted that their apparent ease in performing their craft can lull any audience member into the position of armchair quarterback.