Wednesday March 29th 2017

Theatre Reviews

“For the Love of (or, the Roller Derby Play)” reviewed by Carol Moore

  Highly Recommended **** Pride Films and Plays has done themselves proud – I know, I just couldn’t resist – with their world premiere production of “For the Love [Read More]

“Born Yesterday”

★★★★★ Brilliant! That would be my definition if someone were to ask me to describe the current Remy Bumppo production- “Born Yesterday”, Garson Kanin’s honest [Read More]

“By the Water”

Highly Recommended **** If one has never been involved with a natural disaster, one can only imagine what goes through the minds of those who experience this. In “By [Read More]

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Restaurant Reviews

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille- Oak Brook

When we check out a dining spot, our normal system is to have four people, allowing us to order several differnet appetizers, entrees and sides (as well as desserts). That has been our modus operandi for years. Tonight, we were asked to come to Oakbrook Center to a Texas restaurant [Read More]

Cabaret

” Best of Bri-Ko” reviewed by Carol Moore

Recommended ***  What can I say about “Bri-Ko”?  “Bri-Ko is hard to describe.  It’s kind of like Blue Man Group meets the Three Stooges with Marcel Marceau and the Marx Brothers dropping in to help out.  The antics of Brian Posen, Tim Soszko, and Brian Peterlin, had me laughing within [Read More]

“Revolution” a fund raiser for Route 66 Theatre Company

Highly Recommended ***** When people ask me to compare the New York Theater “scene” with our Chicago “scene”, they have no choice but to listen to the pride in my voice. I am very happy to call myself, as a member of the press, also a member of our Chicago Theatre Community. [Read More]

“My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” review by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** What’s not to love?  Theatre at the Center’s new revue, “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” is a jazzy gem of an evening.  Pick your favorite Sinatra tune, I’m pretty sure they’ll be singing it.  Four of Chicago’s best singers, accompanied by a [Read More]

Articles

“Merrily We Roll Along” comes to Palatine

LZP Productions presents the rare Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along to the Cutting Hall Theater April 1st through April 9th.   (Palatine, IL)- LZP Productions brings the musical “Merrily We Roll Along” (music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George [Read More]

News

My Special Day

Winning the World Series was an exciting event for Cubs fans. In fact, it was a major event.Yesterday, we were able to visit and have a photo- op with the actual trophy. They set up the glass enclosed miracle of Clark and Addison down the construction crazed street from Wrigley Field, where we  [Read More]

Chicago area students get to bear witness to THE play that everyone wants to see “Hamilton”

HAMILTON’s celebrated Education Program debuts February 22 in Chicago when 1,900 students and teachers attend performance at The PrivateBank Theatre   CHICAGO (Feb. 20, 2017) — The innovative educational program that launched last year at HAMILTON on Broadway, in partnership with The [Read More]

“Angels On Your Pillow” REVIEW

About a month ago (late last year) I learned that an associate of mine, Karen Lee Kelly, had written a children’s book. As my readers know, being a proud grandparent and wanting the kids to be into everything, I have reviewed some children’s books in the past, so I asked Karen if this [Read More]