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187 Star Starred
Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 25 members
Review from Eric Karas
51 events 17 reviews

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...continued

reviewed Apr 23 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Bob
34 events 14 reviews

The cast does a super job. The whole show was an entertaining and thoughtful production.

reviewed Apr 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Jim Schneider
14 events 8 reviews

I have always been a big fan of Griffin Theatre Company and they have generally produced high quality work.

That said I was very disappointed in thier production of "Stage Door". They had a black actor playing a white woman's father and one of...continued

reviewed Apr 09 2010 report as inappropriate
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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.

<em>Rain</em> <em>Celebrating Placido</em> <em>Spamilton</em> KIDZ BOP <em>10 Out of 12</em> Historic Theatre Tour