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FOF #2636 - The Color Purple is in the Pink - 07.20.18

FOF #2636 – The Color Purple is in the Pink

The musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Color Purple, is kicking off its national tour right here in Chicago.

After experiencing trauma after trauma in the first act, we see Celie come of age and not only become her own woman, this Celie gets a lot more woman on woman action than Whoopi Goldberg ever did.

Posted in: Podcast 8 months ago 0
FOF #2600 - If I Could Turn Back Taaaymmmr - 03.29.18

FOF #2600 – If I Could Turn Back Taaaymmmr

One of the great things about living in a city like Chicago is you get to see musicals being born. Before they go to Broadway, a lot of big shows get tested in the Windy City to see if it’s a smash hit or a stinker.

Today we’re taking a look at the promising new musicals being unleashed first in Chicago: The Cher Show, Tootsie, Charlie and Chocolate Factory and now running Pretty Woman:The Musical.

Posted in: Podcast 1 year ago 2
FOF #2632 - The Cher Show is a Fun Pop Culture Ride - 07.12.18

FOF #2632 – The Cher Show is a Fun Pop Culture Ride

In the 70s, Cher launched her own musical variety show, the Cher Show. Decades later, The Cher Show is back as a new musical that looks at the pop diva’s amazing career.

Today, Cher enthusiast, Damon L Jacobs joins us to take a look at The Cher Show that’s playing in Chicago before hitting Broadway this fall.

Posted in: Musical Theatre, Podcast 9 months ago 0
FOF #2660 - Go Tootsie Go - 10.07.18

FOF #2660 – Go Tootsie Go

The 1982 the hit film Tootsie captivated audiences with its story of an actor so desperate to get a job that he crossed dress as a woman and became America’s sweetheart feminist icon.

Today we’re taking a look at the new Broadway musical Tootsie, that aims to update the classic love story of boy meets girl, boy dresses up as girl, and then girls fall in love.

Posted in: Podcast 6 months ago 0