Think Fast: Michael McKean, Jonas Brothers, CSO and ‘Peter Pan the Musical’

  • This is great news: Michael McKean – who did such a brilliant job in Steppenwolf’s world-premier of Tracy LettsSuperior Donuts – will reprise his role as donut shop owner on Broadway, set to open October 1st.  More here, here and here.mckean-superior-donuts
  • What’s the impetus behind CSO’s artistic decline at Ravinia?  The Sun-Times says the choice of maestros at the podium is to blame.

I’m not sure the little boy behind me was impressed, though. He whispered (in English) in those hissing tones that bring to mind an angry radiator throughout the first act. In the second, he snored, but most gently. For that I was grateful.

  • Speaking of Peter Pan, it’s been announced that the multi-media-heavy extravaganza production will launch its theatre tour across the pond here in Chicago, May 2010.  In a tent!  Read the entire story at Chris Jones’ Theater Loop blog.  (Aside: no word on how profitable the show will be, though I heard Blago said that it’s “F*cking Golden!”)

Random Thoughts – Jonas Brothers ‘n Stuff

Is silver the new black???

  • I’m saddened to hear that the Borders on Michigan Ave. will be closing within the next year.  😦    This has been my hangout whenever friends/family come to visit, and want to shop ALL day on Michigan Avenue.  Now where do I seek refuge?

target_bullseyeSeeing how much Target contributes to the local arts scene, I promise (for Lent?) to do more of my shopping there.  For example, check out Target’s 2-for-1 ticket deals at Congo Square, Steppenwolf, and Lookingglass Theatre, as well as $20 Sundays at Goodman

 

Jonas Brothers skit on Saturday Night Live

Sears Tower photo courtesy of Chicago Tribune.