Wednesday May 24th 2017

Theatre Reviews

“Time Stands Still” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

Recommended*** The title of the Donald Margulies play “Time Stands Still” would perhaps be more accurate if it were “James in Retrograde.” Written in [Read More]

Great Expectations

Highly Recommended ****  What happens when a classic story, in fact, not just a classic, but a Dickens’ classic, is transported in location? The classic is “Great [Read More]

“Relativity”

Highly Recommended ***** Albert Einstein was noted for his brilliance, and yet, few know a great deal about his personal life. In Mark St. Germain’s [Read More]

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Restaurant Reviews

EscapeHouse/SafeHouse- Chicago Style

What a night! We had heard about the “EscapeRoom” adventures, several times, and decided it was time to test our skills. The Original Safe House from Milwaukee (circa 1966) has made the trek to Chicago for more adventure, adding the EscapeRoom as well. They could not [Read More]

Cabaret

“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]

“Marry me a Little”

Highly Recommended ***** I must preface this review by stating the fact- I love the works of Stephen Sondheim! No matter what he puts his hand to, I am in heaven listening to the words that this creative mind sets to music. The Chicago theater community, or so it seems, is also in love with [Read More]

” 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]

Articles

EscapeHouse/SafeHouse- Chicago Style

What a night! We had heard about the “EscapeRoom” adventures, several times, and decided it was time to test our skills. The Original Safe House from Milwaukee (circa 1966) has made the trek to Chicago for more adventure, adding the EscapeRoom as well. They [Read More]

News

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]

Redhead Days 2017

It is getting close! Yes, Highwood Redhead Days is approaching! This year, a gathering of redheads (and their admirers) will be the “happening event” in Highwood on Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th. Thousdands of redheads (and their families and friends will visit Highwood and [Read More]

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]