Tuesday May 24th 2016

Theatre Reviews

“One Man, Two Guvnors” review by Carol Moore

Recommended *** Do you remember that scene in “Bull Durham” where Kevin Costner’s character told the rookie to learn his clichés and use them?  I’m going to go out [Read More]

“Haymarket: The Anarchist’s Songbook”

Highly Recommended **** One of Chicago’s newest “hotspots” when it comes to dining out, the Randolph Street area, just west of Halsted, has some strong [Read More]

“Johanna Faustus” review by Emily Johnson

Johanna Faustus opened May 20 at the Den Theater for a 9-day run. Adapted by Emily Casey and Artistic Director Sean Graney, this clever retelling of the Faustus tale (from [Read More]

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Restaurant Reviews

Off the “MAG MILE” you will find a different Devon.

Highly Recommended ***** While there are not a great number of theaters on or near Michigan Avenue, there are two of note and often, when attending these, we end up doing the food court at Water Tower Place. While it is not a bad choice allowing for lots of unique tastes to please [Read More]

Cabaret

Mindi Abair at The Genesee- FREE CONCERT

Who says there is no such thing as a “free lunch”. Well, it may not be lunch, but the Genesee Theatre, located in Downtown Waukegan, is offering a free presentation on Thursday, May 19th at 7 p.m. Ms. Abair, a renowned musician, will put on a show . Her music! 8 albums with 10 #1 [Read More]

“Jethro Tull :The Rock Opera” reviewed by Kevin Silverstein, with memories by Irv, his father.

Highly Recommended ***** The year is circa 1975 and the golden glow of the Wisconsin sunset brings with it a cool breeze to the Alpine Valley Amphitheatre. As night surrounds the fields dotting the converted ski resort, a sea of patched denim jackets, beards, and raucous voices fill the valley like [Read More]

“Porchlight Revisists…Applause”

Highly Recommended ***** While this  is “not” a play, but instead, one of a series of staged readings with music and dance, I have opted to classify my article as a “review” and also at Cabaret. Porchlight Music Theatre is a very special entity to our city. How lucky for [Read More]

Articles

Pivot Arts Festival in Chicago

Ten Days of Innovative Performances Throughout  Chicago’s Uptown and Edgewater Neighborhoods 4th Annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL  June 2 – 12, 2016 CHICAGO (May 4, 2016) – Pivot Arts is pleased to announce the full line-up for the 4th annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL, [Read More]

News

Arlington Toyota Hosts a FREE Bike Clinic

What’s There to do at The Spring Community Bicycle Clinic? Featured guests at the spring community bicycle clinic will be Ryan and Jacqui Giuliano. Ryan is a triathlete with a long list of accomplishments including finishing 3rd in his age group for the 2015 Ironman World Championships. Also at [Read More]

43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominations Announced

Tuesday, April 26, 2016-Chicago, IL. The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a [Read More]

Mindi Abair at The Genesee- FREE CONCERT

Who says there is no such thing as a “free lunch”. Well, it may not be lunch, but the Genesee Theatre, located in Downtown Waukegan, is offering a free presentation on Thursday, May 19th at 7 p.m. Ms. Abair, a renowned musician, will put on a show . Her music! 8 albums with 10 #1 [Read More]