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A Satiating Sweeney at Porchlight

Robert Bullen | Posted 12.20.2014 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

Sweeney and I go way back. It was the first musical where I found myself blown away by not just the music, but also the plot.

Porchlight's Seductively Charming Pal Joey

Robert Bullen | Posted 06.24.2013 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

Set in late 1930s Chicago, the musical, written by John O'Hara with music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, presents the life of Joey Evans, a charismatic, second-rate nightclub performer who uses his manipulative charms to win over the wealthy and married Vera Simpson.

Alexis Rogers Captivates as Billie Holiday in Porchlight's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Robert Bullen | Posted 04.09.2013 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

In Porchlight's seductive and sobering production of Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, the moment Alexis J. Rogers makes her reluctant entrance, drink in hand, you know you're in for a turbulent ride.

Porchlight's A Class Act Gives a Singular Sensation a Second Chance

Robert Bullen | Posted 11.06.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

Something about A Class Act captured my emotional core. The story of a talented guy who wants nothing else in life but to be publicly recognized for his true passion, but for various reasons never does is something we can all relate to. No?

Donuts, Catered Affairs and Experimental Cabaret: A Chicago Storefront Theatre Update

Robert Bullen | Posted 04.30.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

With 200-plus theatre companies in Chicago, at any given day there is always something to see -- particularly if you've a daring theatrical appetite. So where to start?