Northshore Show Tunes, Bright Future for Neo-Futurists, Strawdog Goes Virtual — September 20, 2020

Below is a lightly edited transcript of Playtime’s Chicago Theater Report for September 20, 2020: You can hear this episode on: Facebook (segment starts around the 1:04 mark) WCGORadio.com  Soundcloud (segment starts at around the 52:50 mark) [Main image credit: Photo by Sudan Ouyang on Unsplash] Strawdog Theatre Company’s Virtual Season Strawdog Theatre Company, under the leadership…

Hell in a Handbag, Raven Theatre, and Invictus Classes — 6.28.2020

This a lightly edited transcript from Playtime’s Chicago Theater Report for June 28, 2020. The show aired on WCGO Radio, 1590 AM, 95.9 FM in the Chicago area. Audio Archives (links will be added as the show goes live on platforms): Facebook (Chicago Theater Report starts at around 1:02 mark) WCGO Soundcloud Invictus Theatre Company Shakespeare…

Chicago Theater Report for March 1st, 2020

Chicago Theater Report for March 1st, 2020 (lightly edited transcript below) Audio recordings (links active as shows are made available): WCGO Facebook (starts at about -53.25) WCGORadio.com SoundCloud.com A reminder that this is the time of year when theater companies announce their new seasons and put season tickets on offer. Season tickets are a great way…

Chicago Theater Report for February 23, 2020

Below is a lightly edited transcript of the Chicago Theater Report that aired on Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri Kendall on WCGO, 1590 AM, 95.9 FM in Chicago. You can listen to the show archives at the links below (will become active as the recordings are made available): WCGO Radio Soundcloud This past week,…

A Raisin in the Sun by Invictus Theatre Company — Highly Recommended

The full report on Invictus Theatre Company‘s A Raisin in the Sun will be included in the February 23rd, Playtime Chicago Theater Report on WCGO.  However, given the timing of this show’s premiere, I wanted to offer a very strong recommendation now, allowing our readers and listeners to make plans to attend and get tickets while…

Theater Report: PLANO, Here Lies Henry, Theater Transportation Options

PHOTO CREDIT: Scott Sawa in a publicity image for Interrobang Theatre Project’s revival of Here Lies Henry. Photo by Salar Ardebili. Below is a lightly-edited transcript of the Playtime Chicago Theater Report for February 3rd, 2020. Audio archives can be found on Facebook (at about the -48.05 mark), at WCGORadio.com (February 2nd, 2020 episode, starting around 51:23), and Soundcloud. Playtime…