OTL: Episode #230- Local Theater at “Shenanigans,” Chicago Mixtape, Sustainability With Chicago REgen

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “sustainable” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen goes to the theater to learn about the new local vaudeville variety show Shenanigans, revisits the “dibs” parking issue, and discusses the future of Chicago’s sustainability with the creator of ChicagoREgen.com. Todd Obuchowski and Nick Tristano— Director and Executive Producer, respectively, of Shenanigans We get a look into Chicago’s only “modern madcap variety vaudeville show for the whole family.”  You can catch the show Saturdays at 4 p.m. at Stage 773 in Lakeview. Revisiting “Dibs”— We take one more look at this time-honored Chicago tradition and address a listener’s e-mail about this issue. Chuck Templeton — Founder of Chicago REgen What would it take to make the City of Chicago sustainable by 2025 with a high standard of living?  Chuck and Co. attempt to answer that question through the exchange of ideas on his site.  He gives us the lowdown this week. OTL #230 local music provided by Secret Colours…

OTL: Episode #206- Talking Chicago Theater, OTL Rewind with Chicago Gluttons, Check the Tax on Your Restaurant Bill

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “locally theatrical” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen crashes a rehearsal for a one-act play at this weekend’s Chicago Fringe Fest, plays a clip from the OTL Archives regarding the Chicago Gluttons, and discusses why you should check the tax on your restaurant bill. Jay Sukow, Jason Lord, Kerri Van Aukan— Chicago actors in the one-act play, The Meeting Katie Hawkey— Director of The Meeting We go inside a rehearsal of this show to discuss the local theater scene and preview the Chicago Fringe Festival, happening this weekend.  You can catch this play Thursday (9/2) at 4 p.m., Saturday (9/4) at 8:30 p.m., and Sunday (9/5) at 7 p.m. at the Edinburgh Stage: 2003 S. Halsted. OTL Rewind— An interview with the co-founder of the Chicago Gluttons We rewind back to April 15th of this year on OTL #186 to listen to an interview about this great local food blog. Sarah Klose— Freelance Writer for the Chicago Reader In an article she wrote last week, Sarah tells us why we should pay attention to the sales tax on our restaurant bills.  She joins us to recap her story. OTL #206 local music provided by Mapmaker…