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Dave Pierini, Stephanie Altholz and Kurt Johnson star in "Speed the Plow," now playing at B Street Theatre. Photo by Rudy Meyers

The incendiary contemporary classic “Speed-The-Plow” hits the B Street Theatre in an explosive production that takes a blisteringly funny look at the movie business and the battle for one studio executive’s soul. First produced at the Royale Theatre in 1988, “Speed-the-Plow” is a satirical gem of the Mamet canon. Since its premiere, Mamet’s play, which […]

No Comment / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Satchmo at the Waldorf’ celebrates music legend

The legendary Louis Armstrong is portrayed by Jahi Kearse in "Satchmo at The Waldorf," playing through Sept. 17 at B Street Theatre's B3 Stage. Photo by Rudy Meyers

B Street Theatre News release B Street Theatre closes their 2016 B3 Series Season with Terry Teachout’s “Satchmo at the Waldorf,” a tour-de-force production that depicts the life of renowned jazz artist Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. While most can identify Armstrong’s music, few are aware of his past and the many obstacles he overcame in order […]

Comments Off / August 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

B Street presents regional premiere of ‘Constellations’

Dana Brooke plays Marianne and Tom Patterson has been cast for the role of Roland in B Street Theatre’s production of “Constellations” that opens July 2. Courtesy photo

Liz Liles B Street Theatre In this clever, eloquent and moving story, a romance plays out over a myriad of possible lifetimes, capturing the extraordinary richness of being alive in the universe. Having moved from London to Broadway (starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson), “Constellations” has played to rave reviews on two continents. John Lahr […]

Comments Off / June 26, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Take to the ‘Mud Blue Sky’ at B Street Theatre

Have you ever wondered if the “friendly skies” are really all that friendly? Air travel was once considered glamorous, but when three seasoned flight attendants are reunited at a motel near O’Hare Airport, the grungy accommodations and looming morning flight make them question their lives in the friendly skies. Joined by an unlikely fourth companion, […]

Comments Off / April 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

B Street Theatre presents world premiere of ‘A Masterpiece of Comic … Timing’

Jerry Cobb (David Pierini), right, is tasked with inspiring playright, Danny “Nebraska” Jones (Jason Kuykendall), to pen a smash hit. Courtesy photo

What could be funnier than a play about trying to write a play and having that play not be funny? In the Royal Palms Hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz. Danny “Nebraska” Jones is set to write the world’s funniest comedy as soon as he gets over his melancholy, an ex girlfriend and an anxious producer. Oh, […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

B Street Theatre presents family-friendly ‘Frankenstein’

B Street Theatre is staging the world premiere of “Frankenstein,” as an original adaptation of a classic story made fun for all ages as part of the theater group’s Family Series. The production’s cast is comprised of young students of the dramatic arts who are in B Street Theatre’s resident theatre for children. As the first science fiction novel […]

Comments Off / February 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

“Love and Baseball” swings for the fences at B Street Theatre

A filmmaker who sees life as a metaphor for baseball stumbles upon a woman who has just gone through a breakup. The couple decides to swing for the fences, seeing what happens if they don’t hold back. Against the backdrop of a storied moment in baseball history, two people play the game of love as they navigate […]

Comments Off / February 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »