Tuesday July 25th 2017

Theatre Reviews

“An Octoroon”

Recommended *** Victory Gardens has added a new “resident Company” to its stable. The company is Definition Theatre Company (they print it as [Read More]

“The God of Isaac”

“You don’t have to be Jewish”! That is the first thing I might say about James Sherman’s “The God of Isaac” now in a revival at the Piven [Read More]

“Madagascar” at Chicago Shakespeare with notes from 9 year old Lily Kienzle

Highly Recommended ***** This is evidently the year of Dream Works as Chicago Shakespeare Theater follows the footsteps of Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire bringing the [Read More]

Day by Day

July 2017
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Restaurant Reviews

“A Gem in Ravenswood Manor”

Driving along Montrose Avenue, one sees many types of signage along the way. If you start at the Lake, heading west, you will see many ethnic signs (mostly Spanish) and then, when you hit Western Avenue, you begin to see one of Chicago’s truly changing areas. Yes, you still see [Read More]


“My Son The Waiter : A Jewish Tragedy”

HEEEE’s BACK! Brad Zimmerman is back in the Chicago area doing his thing . . telling his story! As someone who spends a great deal of time with actors who all have other vocations to bring in the money, to pay the bills, so they can live in the houses they buy or rent, I [Read More]

“Jacques Brel’s Lonesome Losers of the Night”

Recommended *** Back in 2008, TheoUbique, that great little storefront in Rogers Park presented  a revue, conceived by their Artistic Director, Fred Anzevino, that was loved by their regulars and attracted a new audience to the No Exit Café on Glenwood.Those who were fans of the poetic music of [Read More]

“On A Clear Day You Can See Forever”

Highly Recommended **** Many Chicago theater-goers know that Porchlight Music Theatre Company has been presenting short productions that revisit musicals of the past. These are for the most part musicals that have not been produced in the area for many years, and for me, seeing (and hearing the [Read More]


“Santa’s Village 2017”

Still Highly Recommended ***** I have been taking my kids and then grandkids to Santa’s Village in East Dundee for decades. As many of you know, this is the famed amusement park designed for the little ones that closed its doors several years ago, making many families [Read More]


The 44th Annual “Non-Equity” Jeff Awards

Broken Nose Theatre and Refuge Theatre Project Take Top Honors at the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Ceremony David Cerda receives Special Award June 5, 2017 – Chicago, IL.  “At the Table”, Michael Perlman’s drama of scintillating conversation between diverse friends during a [Read More]

“Pamplona Opening delayed”

Here is an official statement from the Goodman, “Goodman Theatre had to unexpectedly halt this evening’s performance of Pamplona by Jim McGrath. The show’s star, Stacy Keach, had not been feeling well earlier in the day, but made the decision to go on with the performance. When it became [Read More]

Route 66 now on Route 21 (also known as Milwaukee Avenue)

Route 66 Theatre Company is well planted in their now home on Milwaukee Avenue, The Den Theatre located at 1333 N. Milwaukee Avenue (just north of Ashland/Division). For those of you who are not full aware of this company, they are a sharp talented troupe that brings many new shows to its stage. At [Read More]