Spring 2017: Hard at work putting together a to-be-announced interdisciplinary solo show/play with music/singspiel/deconstructed musical... stay tuned for more!
March 2016: New musical theatre meets some good ol' fashioned activism... I performed in 24 WORDS, a cabaret concert version of Rebel, a musical I've been involved in workshopping for the past year.
Summer 2015: At the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival as Andra, the fangirl heroine of Fanatical: A Sci-Fi Convention Musical.
Broadway World, Chicago Reader, Chicago Theatre Review, New City, and Geek Girl Chicago
"Charlotte Ostrow stands out beautifully as Andra. Lovely, totally comfortable with her character and demonstrating a fine singing voice, Ms. Ostrow keeps this show flying through the stratosphere."
--Chicago Theatre Review: Recommended
"Babes in Arms-meets-Trekkies...characters that are all-too-likeable and all-too-real, [including] Andra, a fan who wears her feelings on her sleeve and through her costume (Charlotte Ostrow, both headstrong and vulnerable)…canny writers - and a show - with a future."
--Broadway World: Recommended
"[The] well-cast ensemble throws themselves at the material with total commitment...Charlotte Ostrow holds the storyline together with her beautifully sung portrait of an open-hearted fan on a journey to wholeness."
--New City: Recommended
"Fanatical shines…the characters are an enjoyable collection of freaks and geeks…The casting is pitch-perfect—Charlotte Ostrow kills as a cosplaying fan."
--Chicago Reader: Recommended
"A love letter to fans…I want Wil Wheaton to see this show. I want Nathan Fillion to see this show. I wish it had a bigger space [and] a longer run."
--Geek Girl Chicago: Recommended
"Fanatical was one of the best plays I have ever seen…one of the nerds who is there, Andra (Charlotte Ostrow)…is basically the main character and she loves Angel 8. She is dressed as a character from the show and that makes her feel more secure about herself."
--Ada Grey Reviews for You: Recommended
April 2015: Goofing around again with FWD Theatre Project on a reading of Love and Other Fables, an old-school musical comedy, throwing it all the way back to Ancient Greece.
February 2015: Performed in the reading of Pride & Prejudice -- The Musical by Lawrence Rush, with the awesome folks at FWD Theatre Project. It was delightful to get my villain on as the snooty Caroline Bingley, and also to play Mary Bennet, Elizabeth's nerdy and musically inept younger sister.
January 2015: Workshopping Rebel by Charles Kouri and Gary Bragg, with Stacey Flaster and Linda Madonia directing. I played Gabi, the "tomboy" ringleader of the group in this rock musical about a group of equal rights activists in the 1960s and 70s.
June/July 2014: Back at Mary's Attic, playing Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest with the brand-new 906 Theatre Company.
March/April 2014: Played Little Red in Into the Woods with EDGE Theatre at Mary's Attic, getting some awesome audience reviews!
- "I was so impressed by the actors, the singing, the pace, the use of the space. . .this production has heart."
- "This group of emerging pros offered up an energetic, fast-paced production that ranged from hilarious to poignant...[the] musically tight group easily manage[d] Sondheim's wickedly difficult score; the timing was snappy, and the text was clear. The singing was sometimes beautiful, sometimes raw, but always expressive."
December 2013: Spent the holidays with Raven Theatre, performing live sound effects as well as some holiday carols in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose, a festive stage adaptation of one of the classic Conan Doyle detective stories.
November 2013: Got a chance to tackle four amazing roles in Blunt Objects Theatre's The Trojan War, a new adaptation of several classic texts, including Iphigenia at Aulis, Troilus and Cressida, and The Trojan Women. I played Iphigenia, Andromache, Paris, and Patroclus in this six-actor epic (more details and pictures here!).
June/July 2013: Spending the summer down at Navy Pier, doing Pirates of Penzance onboard the Tall Ship Windy. The company remounted their 2012 hit production, and I was happy to join the cast, playing the role of Isabel, one of Major-General Stanley’s daughters.
March/April/May 2013: Understudying the role of Ellie in Sam Hunter's The Whale at Victory Gardens. Honored to work on this exciting new script, and eager to learn all I can from the talented artists involved.
November/December 2012: Charlotte performs in her first post-grad show, Bah Humbug! at Piccolo Theatre in Evanston. She played Mr. Fezziwig (yes, Mr.!) in this zany musical retelling of A Christmas Carol.
Fall 2012: Touring Chicagoland schools and libraries as Fern in Charlotte’s Web with American Eagle Productions.
August 2012: The big move into Chicago!
August 2012: The big move into Chicago!
June 2012: Charlotte graduated from Northwestern (go 'Cats!).