Thursday February 22nd 2018

Theatre Reviews

“Cosi Fan Tutte” review by Jacob Davis

★★★★★ Sublime music mismatched with fluffy subject matter—that’s the long-standing criticism of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s late comic operas, and of Cosí fan [Read More]

“The Wolves”

As someone who has spent many years around soccer, in particular, girl’s/women’s soccer, watching the Chicago premiere of Sarah DeLappe’s “The [Read More]

“Southern Gothic”

★★★★★Let me preface my review of the latest production at Windy City Playhouse, by explaining that it is not a play, per se, but in fact, what one might call a [Read More]

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Restaurant Reviews

” Peru comes to Lakeview” Machupicchu”

While many diners speak of Hispanic dining experiences, very seldom do we hear about the” Peruvian experience” in dining. Many have never even tried this cuisine. Yes, the Peruvians speak Spanish, and yes, many of their dishes sound like they are the same as found in [Read More]

Cabaret

Route 66 presents the Laurel Canyon Songbook

Chicago is well aware of the quality theater that is presented by The Route 66 Theatre Company, but did you know that they put on fund-raising concerts that will knock your sox off? Well, as someone who has attended these parties ( and they are  A PARTY), I can tell you that your donation will [Read More]

“We Three” is back !

Those of you who were lucky enough to see the Marriott production of “Mama Mia”, “Donna and her Dynamos” ( aka Danni Smith, Cassie Slater and Meghan Murphy) became “besties” and when they are not doing other shows, get it together and do a special Cabaret night [Read More]

“She The People”

Highly Recommended **** This is a Second City production, so instead of placing this review at Theater, I am also putting it at Cabaret, which makes sense as it is not truly a play, but a comedy routine that has a sub-plot. The current run , now onstage at the Up Comedy Club is “She [Read More]

Articles

“Winter Wonderfest 2017/18

For 17 years, I have been bringing my grandkids to Navy Pier for their annual, indoor festival, Winter Wonderfest! While it has seen many changes over these years, the improvements have been great and the ease of entering the indoor amusement park and getting through the [Read More]

News

Route 66 presents the Laurel Canyon Songbook

Chicago is well aware of the quality theater that is presented by The Route 66 Theatre Company, but did you know that they put on fund-raising concerts that will knock your sox off? Well, as someone who has attended these parties ( and they are  A PARTY), I can tell you that your donation will [Read More]

“We Three” is back !

Those of you who were lucky enough to see the Marriott production of “Mama Mia”, “Donna and her Dynamos” ( aka Danni Smith, Cassie Slater and Meghan Murphy) became “besties” and when they are not doing other shows, get it together and do a special Cabaret night [Read More]

The 49th Annual Jeff Awards- Aurora does it again!

Another Gala at Drury Lane Oakbrook to celebrate the world of Chicago Theater. What a world it is! While we are able to watch many award shows on television, being at a “live” one is far superior and the doors to the Jeff Award “party” are open to all. Watching scenes from [Read More]