Two Gentlemen Of Chicago looks a sure thing to sell out performance after performance, and rightly so. Troubies’ fans are legion, and certain to be tickled pink by this latest inspired tribute to two of the world’s greatest. Shakespeare plus Chicago equals Magic.
Steven Stanley – StageSceneLA
Troubie standards are always up there, too, and they remain so in Matt Walker’s staging of this mash-up of Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona with Chicago hits.
Don Shirley – LA Stage Watch
Two Gentlemen of Chicagoreceived a standing ovation from the March 23, 2012opening night audience at the Falcon Theatre evidence that everybody had a good time, on the stage and in the house.
Candyce Columbus – LA Examiner
Two Gentelmen of Chicago is super great entertainment not to be missed!
Don Grigware – BroadwayWorld
Rest assured this latest Troubie confection will leave you breathless with laughter and begging for more, for once they catch a joke by the tail, you can bet money they’ll chase it till the cows come home – all the while wooing you with their own special charm. They’re an irresistible bunch.
Ellen Dostal – Musicals in LA
In “Two Gentlemen of Chicago” at the Falcon Theatre, the Troubadour Theater Company sets Shakespeare’s lesser comedy “Two Gentlemen of Verona” to the greatest hits of the band Chicago, irreverently mixing the incongruous sources to create a theatrical hybrid that, despite being possibly more entertaining than either, manages to honor both.
Margaret Gray – LA Times
The latest Troubadour Theater Company lunacy folds Chicago’s songbook into the Bard’s romantic comedy about two Veronese chums turned rivals via the Troubies’ signature commedia, musical comedy, standup, and carnival tactics, with results at once hilariously irreverent and classically disciplined.
David C. Nichols – Backstage
If you like Shakespeare: go. If you hate Shakespeare: go. If you love or loathe Peter Cetera: go. If you dislike ecstatic, adorable, hard-working mega-talents willing to entertain you by all of a thousand means at their disposal: go anyway; this show might just find your pulse.
Jason Rohrer – Stage and Cinema
Packing hilarious improvisation, fine acting, singing and dancing, and even a sweet and talented dog into the proceedings, the presentation successfully blends Shakespearean ruminations on love with comic mayhem.
Mary Mallory – Tolucan Times
The latest Shakespearean modern-music mash-up from the Troubies is yet another hit for the cheeky troupe of triple-threat performers.
Amy Lyons – LA Weekly
All in all, the charisma, charm and spontaneity of The Troubies make this boulevard easy to cross.
Radomir Luza – North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch
There’s one other vital element in the company’s success. Walker and other accomplished troupe members are able to effectively deliver Shakespeare’s lines as written. Amid all the hilarity and slapstick, that familiarity with text and form can add occasional notes of unexpected emotional resonance.
Lynne Heffley – Glendale News Press
TWO GENTLEMEN OF CHICAGO
Troubadour Theatre Company
4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank
Through April 22, 2012;. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00. Sundays at 4:00
(No Sunday performance on April 8) Added 4:00 performance on Saturday April 7
Tickets: (818) 955-8101
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