Saturday June 25th 2016

Theatre Reviews

“Northanger Abbey” reviewed by Carol Moore

 Highly Recommended *****  If you’ve never been to Lifeline Theatre, you’re missing something really special.  At Lifeline, a small (99 seats) theater in Rogers Park, [Read More]


Highly Recommended **** My regular readers are aware that to me, Stephen Sondheim is the most magical wordsmith in his amazingly clever musicals. One of my all-time [Read More]

“The House That Will Not Stand” reviewed by Carol Moore

Recommended *** “The House That Will Not Stand” is a history play about free women of color in 1813 New Orleans.  I really expected to be blown away by the play because [Read More]

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Restaurant Reviews

“Devon-Oakbrook Style”

Recently. we visited the Devon Seafood Grill on Chicago Avenue, near Michigan in Chicago. I mentioned in my review that they had another location in the Chicagoland area, Devon Seafood and Steak, in Oakbrook Terrace, just west of the famed shopping center, and tonight, along with our [Read More]


“Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure” Reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** “Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure” is a certified hit in my book!  Although the new production at Lookingglass might seem light and frivolous at first glance, it actually deals with some serious and provocative topics.  “Thaddeus and Slocum” is a show [Read More]

“Heels Over Head” reviewed by Sean Kugler

One of the best things about summer is the fact that taxes are over. Most people are happy about this. But then again, most people aren’t Barb Turb. The first character to grace the stage wasted no time lamenting over the realization that her creation TurboTax is no longer the cool kid on the [Read More]

“An Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse Songbook”

Highly Recommended ***** There are songs and there are songwriters that have fame and yet many people have no idea who they are or where the songs they created came from. Confused? You should be! The songwriters I am making reference to are Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse. During the 1960’s [Read More]


The 60’s at Ravinia with The Commodores opening for Patti LaBelle- rocking night in Highland Park

Not only was the weather as near perfect as one would want in Ravinia tonight, but the performances we witnessed were a blast from the past. The Commodores, an amazing trio that got its start back in the 60’s, defining the MoTown sound, may not have one of the [Read More]


“Hamilton” Tickets

Tuesday, the 21st has come and gone, bringing a lot of busy computers and telephone lines as Chicago theater lovers (and probably a lot of ticket brokers) attempted to obtain their opportunity to see the Tony Award winning “Hamilton” opening  at The Privatebank Theatre (the former [Read More]

43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Ceremony

     Jeff Awards Ceremony in ChicagoKimberly Senior receives Special Award June 6, 2016 – Chicago, IL.  “The Hairy Ape”- Eugene O’Neill’s expressionist play presented in a stark, brutal and imaginative setting; “Byhalia, Mississippi”- a new work of southern love and [Read More]

Square Roots Festival -Lincoln Square July- mark your calendars

The Old Town School of Folk Music and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce’s craft beer and music experience in Chicago’s Lincoln Square is right around the corner. Expect multiple music stages, both inside the Old Town School and outside on Lincoln Avenue, programmed with [Read More]