Stage Door: A Love Letter to American Theatre
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The last date listed for Stage Door was Sunday May 23, 2010 / 2:30pm.
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After a recent performance at Joe's Pub in New York City, last year's queer holiday hit We Three Lizas is back with a revamped book and expanded score. Box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a stumbling block. At one time, his purple box sparked an entire movement in art and design, but now he's been forgotten and teetering on ruin. Just in the nick of time, the holidays bring three magical figures to his door -- a trio of Liza Minnellis -- to escort him on a fabulous journey through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-f*?!, redeeming his lost promise and reinventing a brand-new Conrad Ticklebottom. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Eric Karas
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almost 3 hours with 2 intermissions - this play is TOO LONG for the story it's telling. (not the theatre companies fault I know). Also only a couple of the actresses really worked on creating a different "character" the others it seem just think screeching and running around is character. 10 seconds of the movie STAGE DOOR (so different from the play) will show these girls that each of these parts is a distinct 'character'. Only the girl playing the sarcastic "eve arden" character was truly worth watching. I think there needs to be some more acting study for this group. The leading man was perfect in his role - charming and very 30's.
Quotes & Highlights
- "quite deliciously meta-theatrical." --Chicago Tribune
- "... Witt does an impressive job of corralling this unwieldy beast, and Griffin’s engaged so many of the city’s talented young actresses that you begin to wonder how any other theater has a show running right now." --Time Out Chicago
- "Don’t miss this rarely performed gem." --Chicago Theater blog
- "We need more theatre companies to have the chutzpah to produce classic theatre that still has relevance and audience appeal. See this show and support classic theatre. It is important that we revive the classics for each new generation. Every actor and aspiring actor needs to see Stage Door. It could be a reaffirming life experience for them." --ChicagoCritic
Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman’s “Love Letter” to the American theatre. In 1930s NYC, a group of funny, smart, and savvy actresses bring the Footlights Club to life—a boarding house for aspiring young actresses who will do anything to work: starve, run away, divorce, sell-out, and sing for their supper. This funny, touching, and relevant piece about love for the theatre, the pressures of Hollywood, and sticking to one's principles (or not) is filled with razor-sharp wit and served up with colorful irony.
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The name Stage 773 expresses the company's mission to celebrate the richness, creativity, innovation and spirit of Chicago's off-loop theatre movement.