We Are Out There! Reviews
Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended
"...Created by Joe Kinosian, Kellen Blair, and Daniel Schloss, this video production was probably a lot of fun to put together while in isolation in one's home during COVID-and a lot of this is very cleverly done and creative. "We Are Out There" makes us wonder if extraterrestrials are actually present on earth and a threat to human existence. In support of this theme, Kinosian and Blair have created exceptional music and lyrics, especially the songs that Jones melodifies with his phenomenal singing voice. Other notables include Jaye Ladymore, who plays John's wife Ellen Fields Putnam; and Alex Goodrich, who plays the absurd Sheriff Matt Warren; plus Cher Álvarez as Sunny; and E. Faye Butler as Coral. Kinosian plays all the other roles as needed."
Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended
"...Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's upcoming musical It Came From Outer Space does not premiere until 2022, but that doesn't mean that Barbara Gaines and company have to sit back and wait until then. Nope. This week, CST reveals a clever, inventive 45-minute "digital prologue" to the show, featuring a sharp cast and wonderfully retro production values along with the first public performances of several of the musical's original songs."