Saturday, January 5, 2008

Signal's 'Fool' gets 2 Top 5 of Everything mentions in NewCity

Congrats to Simone Roos and Melania Lancy for their mentions in NewCity's "Top 5 of Everything" year-end review! Both ladies worked on Signal's season-opening "knockout staging" (Metz, Tribune) of Fool for Love. Simone gets her props for her performance as May and Mel is recognized for her "ratty motel room" set design.

Congrats to all the designees! Here's the complete stage list:

Top 5 Shows
"A Steady Rain," Chicago Dramatists
"Another Day in the Empire," Black Sheep
"Diversey Harbor," Theatre Seven
"Impress These Apes," Blewt
"Machos," Teatro Luna
Nina Metz

Top 5 Theatrical Experiences
"Massacre (Sing to Your Children)," Teatro Luna/Goodman
"Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf," Broadway in Chicago
"What the Butler Saw," Court
"Passion," Chicago Shakespeare
"Lunatic(a)s," Teatro Luna
Fabrizio O. Almeida

Top 5 Plays
"Doubt," Broadway in Chicago
"Othello," Writers Theatre
"The Crucible," Steppenwolf
"Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Broadway in Chicago
"Golden Child," Silk Road Theatre Project
Dennis Polkow

Top 5 Musical Theater Productions
"The Color Purple," Broadway in Chicago
"Passion," Chicago Shakespeare
"Kiss Me Kate," Light Opera Works
"Camelot," Broadway in Chicago
"Ragtime," Porchlight
Dennis Polkow

Top 5 Opera Productions
"Die Frau ohne Schatten," Lyric Opera
"Madama Butterfly," Ravinia
"Return of Ulysses," Chicago Opera
"Bitter Sweet," Light Opera Works
"Julius Caesar," Lyric Opera
Dennis Polkow

Top 5 Solo Shows
Margot Bordelon, "Love, Valor, and Technology," Live Bait
Brooke Bagnall, "Idiot: A Love Story in Pieces," Annoyance
Arlene Malinowski, "Till Deaf Do Us Part," Live Bait
Bob Kulhan, "Bing Faithful's Very Merry Nondenominational Holiday Special," i.O.
Hans Holsen, "Dennis Tar, High School Tennis Star," Annoyance
Nina Metz

Top 5 New Plays
"Passion Play," Goodman
"Massacre (Sing to Your Children)," Teatro Vista/Goodman
"Lady," Northlight
"The Busy World is Hushed," Next
"Feast," Chicago Dramatists
Fabrizio O. Almeida

Top 5 Revivals
"What the Butler Saw," Court
"Arcadia," Court
"Othello," Writers Theater
"The Diary of Anne Frank," Steppenwolf
"Mrs. Warren’s Profession," Remy Bumppo
Fabrizio O. Almeida

Top 5 Memorable Productions by a Smaller Theater Troupe
"Katzelmacher," The Side Project
"The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek," Thunder and Lighting Ensemble
"Mr. Marmalade," Dog & Pony
"Red Light Winter," Thunder and Lightning Ensemble
"SueƱo," Greasy Joan & Co
Fabrizio O. Almeida

Top 5 Female Performances
Amy Morton, "August: Osage County," Steppenwolf
Danica Ivancevic, "Faith Healer," Uma
Mechelle Moe, "The Bald Soprano," The Hypocrites
Heather Tyler, "Dirty Diamonds," Factory
Simone Roos, "Fool For Love," Signal Ensemble
Nina Metz

Top 5 Male Performances
Colm O'Reilly, "The Strangerer," Theater Oobleck
Andy Hager, "It’s Only the End of the World," TUTA
Randy Steinmeyer and Peter DeFaria, "A Steady Rain," Chicago Dramatists
Sean Sinitski, "Another Day in the Empire," Black Sheep
Dominic Green, "The Permanent Way," New Leaf
Nina Metz

Top 5 Guilty Pleasures
"Machos," Teatro Luna
"The Hourglass in The Stop Time Chronicles," Chicago Tap Theatre
"Tiger Prawn: The Mountain Mover," Chicago Dance Crash
"The Baby Killers," Dream Theatre
"Eva Peron," Trap Door
Fabrizio O. Almeida

Top 5 Set Designs
Melania Lancy's ratty motel room for "Fool For Love," Signal Ensemble
John Wilson's honky-tonk bar for "Coronado," Steep
Peter O'Keefe's garbage-strewn flat for "Mercury Fur," Broken Compass
Tom Burch's police precinct for "A Steady Rain," Chicago Dramatists
Brian Sydney Bembridge's church meeting hall for "Faith Healer," Uma Productions
Nina Metz

Top 5 Productions I’d Rather Forget
"Dr. Atomic," Lyric Opera
"The Fool (returns to his chair)," Neo Futurists
"Mirror of the Invisible World," Goodman Theatre
"Lookinglass Alice," Lookinglass
"Some Girl(s)," Profiles
Fabrizio O. Almeida

Top 5 Theatrical Disappointments
"Thyestes," Court
"The Sparrow," House/Broadway in Chicago
"Three Sisters," Gift
"Mercury Fur," Broken Compass
"Scotland Road," Oracle Productions
Fabrizio O. Almeida

1 comment:

Paul Rekk said...

Jesus, I turn my back for two seconds and the webbernets start letting everyone have a blog! I figured they would have learned their lesson after I finagled one.

Welcome to the word o' blog, ladies and gents, glad to have you and hope to see more (though I'm not one to talk). Belated congrats to the Misses Lancy and Roos! See all y'all around soon enough!