Friday, August 1, 2008
Willy Wonka (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) - 8/1/08
"Willy Wonka" (8/1/08) at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater was a visually appealing musical adaptation of the classic children's book by Ronald Dahl. However, the show's hard working cast was given sub par material to work with and the results were labored. Indeed, at just over only an hour, the show just about wears out its welcome. Kids may be charmed by this "Willy Wonka", but adults will most likely be checking their watches with uncommon frequency.