Sunday August 2nd 2015

Theatre Reviews

“Pippin”

If one were to ask me for a word that could describe Broadway In Chicago’s latest entry to their season, “Pippin”, that word would have to be SPECTACLE!. [Read More]

“Feast” 2015

Recommended *** In 2010, The Goodman Theatre hosted Latino Fest. One of  the performances in this festival was done by The Albany Park Theater Project, a youth ensemble that [Read More]

” Blue Man Group”- 2015 w/ comments by Adam and Sarah Shaw

Highly Recommended ***** It has been many (very many) years since I have been back to The Briar Street Theatre for the long running “Blue Man Group”. The show is [Read More]

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Restaurant Reviews

“Flavors to Savor”

Once again, he came through bringing us only three (which was more than enough) for the four of us: flourless chocolate cake, Dulce de Leche crepes and the most divine bread pudding I have ever tasted. In fact, the bread pudding caught all of us by surprise. Jane, Vicki and Alan all [Read More]

Cabaret

” Blue Man Group”- 2015 w/ comments by Adam and Sarah Shaw

Highly Recommended ***** It has been many (very many) years since I have been back to The Briar Street Theatre for the long running “Blue Man Group”. The show is still very universal in that it appeals to people fo all ages and ethnicities. Today, in order to give you, my readers the [Read More]

“Bette, Live at the Continental Baths”

There are often time when a play is not a play, or even theater, per se, but an evening of solid entertainment and just plain “FUN” (with all caps). Hell in a Handbag Productions is known for its camp productions and the fun stuff they bring to the stage. Their current production is in [Read More]

“Men of Soul”

Black Ensemble Theater is doing what it does best! That is probably the best way to put it, as they now do “Men of Soul” with a tribute to Bill Withers, more of a Cabaret Review over a “book play” and as far as the opening night audience was concerned, that was great!!!!. In [Read More]

Articles

“Play It Again, Marvin!” a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at Ravinia

Ravinia is the perfect spot for a concert . The fabulous Pavilion with near perfect sound allows the audience within to hear every note being played and or sung. Tonight, in their special tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch, “Play It Again, Marvin!, we were treated to [Read More]

News

Special Olympic Car and Motorcycle Show- Long Grove

Get ready car and motorcycle buffs! The weather is supposed to rarify so all who take the trip out to Long Grove on July 12th- THIS SUNDAY, from noon – 4 p.m. can enjoy looking at the antique and special vehicles that owners will bring out for the day. Rare treats for lovers of fine [Read More]

“Chi-Raq” begins to shoot in the city

I am pleading to bring the case of Spike Lee and his movie to our readers. I want to tell his story! I am pleading to tell his story! Only he can relay what it is he wants to say. Meanwhile, there are all types of illustrations with "Chiraq" and "Chi-Raq" artwork. They have even redesigned the Cubs [Read More]

42nd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards

For the second consecutive year, the annual awards gala sold out with 650+ guests, which featured musical production numbers from the season’s nominated musicals and revues, as well as excerpts from the season’s nominated plays. [Read More]