As promised, when I review a show over at CenterstageChicago.com, I’ll put the link on this site so you can go read what I’ve had to say over there.
This entry encompasses two of the bigger productions that are open right now. One is quite successful, the other is not.
What I’ve learned this week is that it is actually harder for me to write reviews about the shows that are really spectacular than shows at the other end of the spectrum.
So, here we go…
- Dorian (The House Theatre) = http://centerstagechicago.com/theatre/shows/15419.html
- 10-Word Summary: Constantly moving: both show and audience. Dancing, painting, murder, fun.
- Dice Rating: d12 = “Heckuva Good Show”
- The Way West (Steppenwolf Theatre Company) = http://centerstagechicago.com/theatre/shows/14102.html
- 10-Word Summary: Tech aspects overshadowed script. What on Earth? Heads up! Tree!
- Dice Rating: d6 = “Has Some Merit”
A quick comment on The Way West. I almost gave this my d4 rating. Perhaps I should have. Some of the tickets for this thing cost $78 per seat. If I’d paid $150+ for my wife and myself to see this show, I would be livid. At the $20 discount rate that Steppenwolf frequently offers, I would have still been disappointed, but not felt ripped-off. There’s that.