Issue Date: September 2009
5 in 15 Words: Theater
- Great Lakes Theater Festival’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Sept. 24-Nov. 1, Hanna Theatre, greatlakestheater.org
Dickens never named the character who offed the orphan in his final work — you do.
- Young Frankenstein
Oct. 13-25, Palace Theatre, playhousesquare.com
Baby boomer’s Halloween treat: Mel Brooks’ monster musical mashes classic slapstick with bombastic Broadway brass.
- The Wedding Singer
Oct. 23 & 24, E.J. Thomas Hall, ejthomashall.com
’80s rocker steals girl from Wall Street jerk. So that’s the Cure for “Tainted Love”?
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Nov. 5-8, Beck Center for the Arts Youth Theatre, beckcenter.org
No new Narnia film until next fall, so fill your Aslan urge with this production.
- The Wiz
Nov. 20-Dec. 6, Near West Theatre, nearwesttheatre.org
This urbanized The Wizard of Oz eases Dorothy down the road with spirit and soul.
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