Thursday November 26th 2015

Theatre Reviews

“Sherlock Holmes”

” My evening at the theater has been spoiled”. This is a line in tonight’s Broadway In Chicago’s “Sherlock Holmes”, an original adaptation [Read More]

“Seussical” the musical

Highly Recommended ***** The Holiday season is here and the holiday shows begin to open, one after another. Yes, we all “need a little Christmas”, but does a [Read More]


Tonight was a special night for one of our smaller theatre companies, Citadel Theatre Company of Lake Forest. They are in their 13th season (always an unlucky number, [Read More]

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Restaurant Reviews

Maple Café , Buffalo Grove’s newest

Over the years, many of which I was a resident of Buffalo Grove, I have eaten in pretty much every spot in town. For many years, a group of buddies and I spent many Saturday mornings dining on breakfast fare in the surrounding area, selecting a new spot each time. As You know from a [Read More]


“Dirty- Sexy- Funny”

Highly Recommended **** I need to clarify that this is a show in a theater. In fact, in one of our area’s most treasured theater buildings, The Genesee in downtown Waukegan. The title of the show is “Dirty-Sexy-Funny” and it probably should have the word “raunchy” [Read More]

Lynda Gordon- two years later

Recommended *** A few years ago, I covered a newcomer to the Cabaret scene in Chicago, making what was in fact her debut. Her name is Lynda Gordon and she truly has worked hard to master her craft. While she is still on the road, she can certainly hold her head up high based on [Read More]

“Ralphie May in Waukegan” reviewed by Greg Tucker

A funny thing happened in Waukegan last Thursday night! Well, actually a lot of “funny things happened”! We arrived at The Genesee Theatre for the one night only Ralphie May concert in plenty of time. The block seemed very dark in comparison to the rest of downtown Waukegan. Turns out [Read More]


Our Future is Now!” a theme revisited from last year

As we approach the holiday season, and our thoughts start to think about gifts and taxes and winter and future, we also must think ahead as to the future we have, or as it turns out, not have. Last year. I wrote an article about the funeral industry and how they are [Read More]


“Circus Extreme” 2015 edition of Ringling Bros./Barnum & Bailey

Every year, Chicago area families know that” The Greatest Show on Earth ” will return. Yes, just like we know every spring our two baseball teams will be back for more thrills and chills, and every fall, football comes back to Soldier Field and basketball and hockey return to the [Read More]

So! You want to be an actor?

Acting is believing! That is what they say. It also seems that every mother wants to believe that their son or daughter is the next major star. Every generation has their own names to fill in this spot, but we all want to believe that what we see our children (or grandchildren) do is [Read More]

47th Annual Jeff Awards

Newly Eligible Theatres take Top Honors at the 47th Annual Jeff Awards Paula Scrofano and John Reeger receive Special Award for Career Achievement October 5, 2015 – Chicago, IL. Two theatres in their first year of Equity eligibility received the most awards at the gala 47th Annual Equity Jeff [Read More]