LYLE FINDS HIS MOTHER Up Next in Lifeline KidsSeries, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Lyle Finds His Mother, a world premiere musical based on the beloved children's book by Bernard Waber, adapted by Jessica Wright Buha, with music and lyrics by Michael James Brooks, and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne. Lyle loves his life with the Primms in the house on East 88th Street. But everything changes when Hector P. Valenti, Star of Stage and Screen, returns with an offer to take Lyle to meet his mother in the land of the crocodile. Should Lyle trust the devious showman? And will his adopted family understand his desire to meet his birth mother? Travel the world on a journey of hilarity and heart in this world premiere musical for the entire family. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs one hour with no intermission. The book will be on sale in the lobby. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre to Stage World Premiere of LYLE FINDS HIS MOTHER, 3/22-4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Lyle Finds His Mother, a world premiere musical based on the beloved children's book Bernard Waber, adapted by Jessica Wright Buha, with music and lyrics by Michael James Brooks, and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne. Lyle loves his life with the Primms in the house on East 88th Street. But everything changes when Hector P. Valenti, Star of Stage and Screen, returns with an offer to take Lyle to meet his mother in the land of the crocodile. Should Lyle trust the devious showman? And will his adopted family understand his desire to meet his birth mother? Travel the world on a journey of hilarity and heart in this world premiere musical for the entire family. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs one hour with no intermission. The book will be on sale in the lobby. (more...)

Lifeline to Premiere MONSTROUS REGIMENT, 5/30-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Monstrous Regiment, by ensemble member Chris Hainsworth, and directed by Kevin Theis (two-time Non-Equity Jeff Award nominee). Borogravia is at war. Again. When Polly Perks' brother goes missing in action, she cuts off her hair, stuffs a sock down her breeches, and enlists, hoping to find him. Passing successfully as a young man, she soon discovers that she's not alone in protecting a secret and that nothing in the improbable war is as it seems. Scrambling to survive both the enemy and their untried officer, Polly's misfit company makes its way to the front, where it might just prove to be the least likely regiment to ever win a battle. A wickedly funny look at the absurdities of war and ambiguities of identity, brought to life by a cast of eleven actors, including Lifeline Theatre ensemble members Robert Kauzlaric, Katie McLean Hainsworth, and Christopher M. Walsh. (more...)

LYLE FINDS HIS MOTHER Up Next in Lifeline KidsSeries, 3/22-4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Lyle Finds His Mother, a world premiere musical based on the beloved children's book by Bernard Waber, adapted by Jessica Wright Buha, with music and lyrics by Michael James Brooks, and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne. Lyle loves his life with the Primms in the house on East 88th Street. But everything changes when Hector P. Valenti, Star of Stage and Screen, returns with an offer to take Lyle to meet his mother in the land of the crocodile. Should Lyle trust the devious showman? And will his adopted family understand his desire to meet his birth mother? Travel the world on a journey of hilarity and heart in this world premiere musical for the entire family. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs one hour with no intermission. The book will be on sale in the lobby. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 5th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 5, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Ain't Misbehavin' and 'Ragtime' get ready, the 'Lyle' and 'Schoolhouse' kids' musicals, two stagings of 'Cabaret,' The Phantom and Raoul to visit Stage 773, KT Sullivan in Hyde Park, the Belmont Theater District is born, and more! (more...)

Lifeline Theatre to Stage World Premiere of LYLE FINDS HIS MOTHER, 3/22-4/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Lyle Finds His Mother, a world premiere musical based on the beloved children's book Bernard Waber, adapted by Jessica Wright Buha, with music and lyrics by Michael James Brooks, and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne. Lyle loves his life with the Primms in the house on East 88th Street. But everything changes when Hector P. Valenti, Star of Stage and Screen, returns with an offer to take Lyle to meet his mother in the land of the crocodile. Should Lyle trust the devious showman? And will his adopted family understand his desire to meet his birth mother? Travel the world on a journey of hilarity and heart in this world premiere musical for the entire family. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs one hour with no intermission. The book will be on sale in the lobby. (more...)

Lifeline's THE EMPEROR'S NEW THREADS: A FASHION STATEMENT Extends
by Kelsey Denette - Apr 12, 2013

To accommodate extraordinary ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre will add four additional performances to the run of its family musical, The Emperor's New Threads: A Fashion Statement, based on the folktale The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen. The additional performances are Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Presents The March April 4/5-6/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2012

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2011/12 season with The March, based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow, adapted and directed by ensemble member Frank Galati, playing April 5 - June 10, 2012 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Hosts Conversation with Frank Galati and E.L. Doctorow Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2012

Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosts an evening of conversation about the world of storytelling tonight, April 16 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre. Featured for the event are two expert storytellers, Tony Award-winning ensemble member Frank Galati and Pulitzer Prize-finalist E.L. Doctorow, moderated by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Martha Lavey. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Presents THE MARCH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2012

Tony Award-winning ensemble member Frank Galati returns to the helm at Steppenwolf Theatre Company with his stage adaptation of The March, Pulitzer Prize-finalist E.L. Doctorow's novel about General William Tecumseh Sherman's Civil War march through Georgia. This marks Galati's Second Stage production of a Doctorow novel, following the highly-acclaimed musical Ragtime (1998). The much-anticipated production features a cast of 26 playing a mix of fictional and historical characters. The March begins previews April 5 (Opening Night is April 15; Press Performances are April 14 at 3pm and April 17 at 7:30pm) and runs through June 10, 2012 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Tickets ($20 - $78) are on sale now (prices are subject to change). Check out the production photos below! (more...)

Steppenwolf Presents THE MARCH, Previewing 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2012

Tony Award-winning ensemble member Frank Galati returns to the helm at Steppenwolf Theatre Company with his stage adaptation of The March, Pulitzer Prize-finalist E.L. Doctorow's novel about General William Tecumseh Sherman's Civil War march through Georgia. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Presents The March April 4/5-6/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2012

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2011/12 season with The March, based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow, adapted and directed by ensemble member Frank Galati, playing April 5 - June 10, 2012 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Hosts Conversation with Frank Galati and E.L. Doctorow, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2012

Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosts an evening of conversation about the world of storytelling on Monday, April 16 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre. Featured for the event are two expert storytellers, Tony Award-winning ensemble member Frank Galati and Pulitzer Prize-finalist E.L. Doctorow, moderated by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Martha Lavey. (more...)

Steppenwolf Presents THE MARCH, Previewing 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

Tony Award-winning ensemble member Frank Galati returns to the helm at Steppenwolf Theatre Company with his stage adaptation of The March, Pulitzer Prize-finalist E.L. Doctorow's novel about General William Tecumseh Sherman's Civil War march through Georgia. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Presents The March April 4/5-6/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2012

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2011/12 season with The March, based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow, adapted and directed by ensemble member Frank Galati, playing April 5 - June 10, 2012 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. (more...)

ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT Comes To Lifeline Theater 3/19-5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2011

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents a world premiere musical adaptation of Arnie The Doughnut, based on the popular children's book by Laurie Keller (more...)

ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT Comes To Lifeline Theater 3/19-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2011

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents a world premiere musical adaptation of Arnie The Doughnut, based on the popular children's book by Laurie Keller (more...)

ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT Comes To Lifeline Theater 3/19-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2011

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents a world premiere musical adaptation of Arnie The Doughnut, based on the popular children's book by Laurie Keller (more...)

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