Sunday December 21st 2014

Theatre Reviews

“The Merry Widow”

"The Merry Widow" is filled with innuendos, mistaken identities and mishaps between men and women galore, but is a delightful experience. If more people were interested in [Read More]

“Sherlock Holmes and the Case of The Christmas Goose” review by Lawrence Riordan

Script-Writers Menedian and John Weagly have decided to embrace this reputation in their adaption, weaving in humorous allusions to characters from a “Christmas Carol:” [Read More]

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella”

It is a fresh take on the old story. A chambermaid (due to her father's remarriage and then death) become transformed into a princess. While the basics of the original story [Read More]

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Restaurant Reviews

” Highwood still has it!”

In reality, when you dine at Washington Gardens, the "family" is still present. We had dinner there the other night; Jane and I along with our good friend Alan and Vickie. Greeted by the host/owner Jim Stoecker, who found happiness in his youth as a customer at this restaurant which [Read More]


“The Mighty Ted” by Lawrence Riordan

Waltmire clearly understands the musical genre, and is an excellent satirist. He mocks its absurdity which, unlike the indifference shown by the disability office is harmless, while still celebrating its appeal, and in collaboration with Stephanie McCollough Vleck, has penned some hilarious and [Read More]

“A Kurt Weill Cabaret”

This is a slick production with five extraordinary voices under the direction of Anzevino and Ramey with solid choreography by Christie Kerr. The No Exit Cafe (the actual name of this adorable store-front) is a small space with the performers very close to the audience and the movement is somewhat [Read More]

“Funny Old Broads” reviewed by Jane Bresloff

The songs ( many are paraphrased words to familiar melodies) as sung by Jan Slavin and Pam Peterson hit all the topics that a "baby Boomer" deals with- memory loss, shrinking size,arthritis, memory loss( did I say that already?), menopause and all the parts of aging that are experienced. The comic [Read More]


” PNC Bank Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier-2014/15″

The new features of the Wintertube and snowtubing are very cool- the kids went twice on this one and the Toboggan Tunnel Sled Ride is another very neat feature as the sleds on rollers allow some sledding competition between siblings or even with other guests. There are lots [Read More]


“Tell Me What You Remember”

This play filled with snippets of life takes us to places where many of us might see things that will spark memories of our lives and one of the beautiful parts of this sterling production is the audience being able to take part in a discussion after the play as well as expressing themselves to [Read More]

Here it comes- “The Greatest Show On Earth”

The annual visit from the circus is coming soon. Get your family ready! It gets bigger and better every year! [Read More]

46th Annual Jeff Awards-Equity

In a year of enormous loss to the theatre community, the ceremony featured a moving photographic memorial that honored 24 theatre professionals and was underscored by the cast of “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” from Theatre at the Center. They were strong in having lost one of their [Read More]