Wonder of the World, a Twisted Comedy from LiveWire Chicago Theatre
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The last date listed for Wonder of the World was Sunday April 5, 2009 / 3:00pm.
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Lyric Opera of Chicago hits all the right notes with its upcoming season of shows. There's Don Giovanni, Capriccio, Il Trovatore, Porgy and Bess, Anna Bolena, Tosca, Tannhauser and The Passenger. Your subscription package features tickets for four specific shows -- plus a fifth ticket for any show of your choice throughout the entire eight-show season. Don Giovanni is Mozart's story of a legendary seducer whose selfish arrogance becomes ever more reckless and fatal. In Strauss' Capriccio, the beautiful countess must choose between the amorous poet or the ardent musician. Verdi's Il Trovatore is chock-full of love triangles, revenge plots, murder and children switched at birth, and as much drama as any soap opera. Jazz, blues and spirituals infuse George and Ira Gershwin's classic, Porgy and Bess. New production Anna Bolena is Donizetti's tour-de-force dramatization of the story of Anne Boleyn, the most famous of King Henry VIII's many wives. Puccini's Tosca is filled with political intrigue and includes one of the most beautiful arias in the operatic repertoire, "E lucevan le stelle," sung by Tosca's doomed lover as he awaits execution. Wagner's erotic and sensual Tannhäuser is both racy and lushly beautiful. And finally, Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger takes you aboard an ocean liner. It's not all smooth sailing, though, as the action vacillates between the pristine white deck above to the dark horrors of the death camp below. Learn More
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I had already rated and reviewed this event. I think the fact that this is my second time going to see it speaks volumes. The show continues to be consistently excellent. Enjoyed it just as much the second time around as I did the first.
Written by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Zachary Davis
A twisted and kooky comedy of the best kind: one with heart. Wonder of the World is a meditation on relationships in all their many forms, Lindsay-Abaire takes one woman’s life crisis, throws her and a cast of one-of-kind characters into a barrel and has them ride on the waterfall’s edge of insanity and self discovery.