Catey Sullivan

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Reviews (7)
Chicago Sun-Times

“Watching the Broadway-bound musical ‘Tootsie,’ you get the sense that the new musical...wants to be more than your typical rom-com...However, ‘Tootsie’ is a rom-com. And a dated rom-com at that. Despite the contemporary setting...Yazbek’s score is fine...Horn’s dialogue has some genuine zingers...Ellis has laden the dances with insidery-theater type references which are hilarious...May I gently suggest that there are other stories worthy of such mighty resources.” Full Review

Chicago Theater Beat

for a previous production "Directed by Blank, Jensen is eerily effective at channeling Bangs in all his messy, addicted, contradictory aspects. That doesn’t make ‘How to Be a Rock Critic’ – or Bangs – any easier to stomach…A script that makes Bangs seem like a pretentious jerk with a huge chip on his shoulder...Jensen all but disappears into the role, giving a performance that is exhaustively committed.” Full Review

Airline Highway
Midtown W
Chicago Theater Beat

for a previous production "'Airline Highway' isn’t perfect, not by a long shot. D’Amour seriously undermines the wattage of the drama later in that final act...Life isn’t that simple. Neither are people. But until those last 10 minutes or so, however, 'Airline Highway' is ensemble work at its finest, and a fascinating view of New Orleans you’ll never find in any guide book." Full Review

Kafka on the Shore
Upper W Side
Windy City Media Group

for a previous production "Alternately maddening and gratifying. 'Kafka' is gorgeous, poetic and enigmatic. Every action, character, place and object within Murakami's densely, double-plotted story symbolizes something else. Scratch the surface and you find your peering down endless, twisting rabbit holes of myth, legend and subtext. 'Kafka' requires that you succumb to what you don't understand. You'll never get it all. So rather than fretting and frowning because you won't, it's best to just let Galati's searing sta... Full Review

Windy City Media Group

"Elice hasn't yet found a solid dramatic arc...She was a star by 21. Her post-stardom valleys are somewhat glossed over—but, then again, that gloss is pretty spectacular...Setting the show within the framework of a variety show is a smart move...Under Moore's direction, the Chers deliver her signature sarcasm, take-no-shit assertiveness, razor-sharp intelligence...The show's strengths are fourfold: Its music, costumes, choreography and its allegiance to Cher." Full Review

Ride the Cyclone
West Village
Theatermania

for a previous production "'Ride the Cyclone' is a wild journey from start to finish, but its spectacle never eclipses the profound, unanswerable questions about the lives and deaths into which it delves…Subversive in its utter unwillingness to traffic in the sentimental, filled with a score of showstoppers, and featuring a crew of characters as instantly familiar and indelibly vivid as your immediate family, 'Ride the Cyclone' is a marvel." Full Review

The Qualms
Midtown W
Theatermania

for a previous production "Norris' dialogue is smart, howlingly funny, and provocative...These people might spend more time pontificating than fornicating, but those pontifications are as fascinating as they are acidly hilarious. 'The Qualms' needs less heated discussion and more heated action to reach the dizzying levels of Norris' best work. But it's a wildly entertaining and stimulating foray into a world in which most of us are not terribly familiar. If the piece makes you squirm, you're not alone." Full Review