Thursday August 25th 2016

Theatre Reviews

“The Tempest” reviewed by Carol Moore

 Chicago favorite, Nick Sandys, stars as Prospero in a whimsical, family-friendly production of “The Tempest” at the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival.  Director [Read More]

“Theater Zuidpool’s Macbeth” reviewed by Mark Levine

The performers of Theater Zuidpool’s Macbeth are clearly talented.  Powerful vocals, intriguing phrasing, solid musicianship. Yet, that talent was put to the purpose of [Read More]

“Mame”

It has been a long time since Chicago area theater audiences have been treated to a full production of “Mame”, the musical version of  Patrick Dennis’ [Read More]

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Restaurant Reviews

Mexican food that will warm your stomach and your heart!

Highly Recommended **** Mexican food is truly one of my favorites. Perhaps it is all my years with LaRaza and TeleGuia as well as doing the Spanish yellow pages and of course, Nueva Semana and my “Peruvian” amigos, The Reyes family, but I have always enjoyed the flavors [Read More]

Cabaret

“Cook County Social” review by Sean Kugler

“Curtsy.” It’s a simple word with a simple meaning and it usually isn’t done by men. That’s probably why it was the suggestion provided by an audience member Friday night at the iO. You see, Cook County Social Club have been delivering convention busting improv for years. The four members [Read More]

“Diana Ross”- Ravinia Debut reviewed by Jane Bresloff

One of “Motown”s defining singers, Ms Diana Ross, after all these years, appeared for the very first time, at Ravinia. in Highland Park. Entering the sold-out grounds of Ravinia tonight, one could feel the excitement of the evening. The audience, on the lawn and in the Pavilion, were [Read More]

“Show And Tell” Review by Sean Kugler

It’s usually considered impolite for an audience member to speak to a performer during a show. This form of harassment is known as heckling. But, it happened several times during this performance. It wasn’t out of place though, because the producer of the show herself was even interrupting. You [Read More]

Articles

“Diana Ross”- Ravinia Debut reviewed by Jane Bresloff

One of “Motown”s defining singers, Ms Diana Ross, after all these years, appeared for the very first time, at Ravinia. in Highland Park. Entering the sold-out grounds of Ravinia tonight, one could feel the excitement of the evening. The audience, on the lawn and [Read More]

News

“So you think you are funny?”

While there are many truly funny people in the world, how does one get “found”? There are ways! One of these “ways” is a club where an “open Mike” allows those who THINK they are funny to compete against those who ARE truly funny with a live audience. The small [Read More]

Tony & Tina are doing their vows…again! Here is your chance to be IN the wedding party

Calling all those looking to embrace Italian heritage… The long running, smash hit show, Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding, coming back to Chicago this fall, will be hosting an open casting call Saturday, July 23rd beginning at 9:00 AM, with sign up starting at 8:00 AM at Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. [Read More]

“Arlington Toyota and the community”

Did You Ever Want to Smash a Car? Well, now you do have that option. Bring your kids & grand- children to smash out stigma with food, fun and… smashing the car! You will also have a chance to meet pro wrestler Colt Cabana, aka Scott Colton, and change the way the world sees mental [Read More]