Thursday October 2nd 2014

Theatre Reviews

“All My Sons” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

He was eventually exonerated, but his estranged friend, business partner, and once-and-future in-law, Steve Dever, still languishes behind bars. Steve’s daughter, Ann, had [Read More]

“The Color Purple”

what you will see on their stage is one of the best productions of this amazing love story taken from the movie. Directed by Mark Clements on a more open stage than I have [Read More]

“Jane Eyre” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

there have been over ten major screen adaptations of the novel for either film or television. Given all this, TimeLine Theatre’s production of Christine Calvit’s play is [Read More]

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Restaurant Reviews

“Tavern on 60″, a new and delightful spot

We also had to try another very special item on their sandwich menu, Lobster Grilled Cheese, a 4oz Lobster tail tossed with Panko breadcrumbs, pan sautéed, nestled between grilled Texas toast with a special remoulade sauce- this was the last item that we partook in and was the [Read More]

Cabaret

“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]

Earth,Wind & Fire at Ravinia

These men brought us back to the glory days of their blend of "rock N' Roll, mixed with jazz and young and old audience members has a night to remember. The stage was filled with musicians and with the electronics and great lighting effects, most of the audience was on its feet for close to 100 [Read More]

Articles

“Stories in Motion”- reviewed by Ellie Wise

Stories in Motion consisted of three different stories: Prodigal Son, Lilac Garden and RAkU. They were all very good, but I think RAkU was the best out of the three. [Read More]

News

2014 Jeff Nominations

They are in ! The nominations for the Equity theaters of the Greater Chicago Area.There are 179 nominations in 35 categories for Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014. In the Large Theatre category, Goodman Theatre’s “Brigadoon” and Drury [Read More]

Congrats to Jessie Mueller

From all  of us here at “aroundthetownchicago.com” and the thousands of Chicago area theater patrons who have watched the Mueller family on our stages, a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Jessie for her Tony Award as Best Actress in a musical !Now, all we can hope is that when they take the [Read More]

“Frozen” comes to Chicago/Rosemont

The story will be the same, the music as well, but we will now witness these sisters, Anna and Elsa, "LIVE" as they bring the story to the ice aarena. The Feld Company, who has been bringing these Disney on Ice shows to Chicago for for over 30 years is proud to have the first crack at bringing this [Read More]