Classic Romantic Comedy The Philadelphia Story, Live on Stage
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The last date listed for The Philadelphia Story was Friday January 4, 2008 / 7:30pm.
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American Blues Theater presents a live radio-style performance of Frank Capra's holiday masterpiece on stage at Greenhouse Theater Center. This has been a holiday tradition in Chicago since 2002, and this year's performance once again features the original director and ensemble that have warmed hearts for many holiday seasons. Complete with live sound effects, an original score and a cast of eight wonderful actors who bring the typical small town of Bedford Falls to life on stage, It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! recreates a 1940s-era radio broadcast of the heartwarming tale of troubled George Bailey's Christmas Eve journey through his life history. The production includes holiday carols, live commercials from actual local sponsors, telegrams from the audience read on stage and a "Soldier Spotlight," which honors one serviceman or servicewoman during each performance. After the show, the entire audience is invited to join the cast and crew for milk and cookies. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Helen
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We're big fans of the movie with Hepburn, Grant, and Stewart. The script of the play closely followed the script of the movie with a few minor alterations in the plot. I think this production was very good, but it lacked the timing of the movie. If I weren't familiar with the movie, I'd probably give the play four stars. The cast did a good job.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Altogether delicious... pure theatrical champagne." --Chicago Sun-Times
One day before her marriage to a successful businessman, haughty socialite Tracy Lord is sure of herself and her future. However, with the surprise arrival of ex-husband C.K. Dexter Haven and the tempting presence of tabloid reporter Mike Connor, Tracy’s perfect vision of herself is shaken to the core. It will take a bottle of champagne and a compromising situation to crack her forbidding exterior and reveal an understanding heart. This classic comedy of manners by Philip Barry finds that sometimes getting what you want means learning to let go.