There is heart behind the hilarity, and that makes this a night to remember. There are far too many fantastic moments, so much good work by the cast, that it would be impossible to enumerate everything in a review.
This holiday musical is perfect for all ages and celebrates friendship and the beauty of the holiday spirit. The tale is enhanced by the exhilarating music of Tchaikovsky, along with additional music and lyrics by Marc Robin.
No company in Chicagoland better strips away embellishments, puts its actors literally in patrons’ laps and relies fully on the talents of its cast and musicians in the intimate 50-seat cabaret setting.
Once again this versatile ensemble proves extraordinary, thanks to Bob Mason’s wise casting. Timothy Edward Kane dominates the evening as a vile, contemptible Richard III, first introduced as a young man, and later seen for the megalomaniac he is to become.
“We’re kicking off the return of The Training Center to Victory Gardens Theater with a variety of classes led by many talented and highly experienced Chicago artists. These courses are designed to deepen and enhance the skills of local theater makers at any point in their artistic journey.”