Monday September 26th 2016

Theatre Reviews

“The City of Conversation”

Highly Recommended **** In these crazy political times, leave it to Northlight Theatre to  bring us the Midwest premiere of Anthony Giardina’s “The City of [Read More]

“The Happiest Place on Earth” Reviewed by Mark Levine

Highly Recommended ****Easily the most accomplished of the solo performances I’ve seen during Greenhouse Theater Center’s festival of one-person shows, The Happiest Place [Read More]

“Cheers, Live on Stage”

Recommended *** I had a difficult time putting a rating to tonight’s opening of another TV series transformed to a play, live. This one is “Cheers, Live on [Read More]

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Restaurant Reviews

Prairie Grass- a North Shore treat

Highly Recommended ***** During our days of residing at The American complex in Highland Park, we heard many a resident talk about a dining spot “just down the street” by the Great Frame-Up, called Prairie Grass. Most of what they spoke about was making sure to go on a [Read More]

Cabaret

“Cook County Social” review by Sean Kugler

“Curtsy.” It’s a simple word with a simple meaning and it usually isn’t done by men. That’s probably why it was the suggestion provided by an audience member Friday night at the iO. You see, Cook County Social Club have been delivering convention busting improv for years. The four members [Read More]

“Diana Ross”- Ravinia Debut reviewed by Jane Bresloff

One of “Motown”s defining singers, Ms Diana Ross, after all these years, appeared for the very first time, at Ravinia. in Highland Park. Entering the sold-out grounds of Ravinia tonight, one could feel the excitement of the evening. The audience, on the lawn and in the Pavilion, were [Read More]

“Show And Tell” Review by Sean Kugler

It’s usually considered impolite for an audience member to speak to a performer during a show. This form of harassment is known as heckling. But, it happened several times during this performance. It wasn’t out of place though, because the producer of the show herself was even interrupting. You [Read More]

Articles

Welcome Jacob Davis!

Many of you have read Jacob’s reviews on ChicagoCritic.com. He is an astute writer who understands theater far beyond his years. Aroundthetown is pleased to announce that Jacob is joining our staff and will be handling some of the theater (and perhaps concert) reviews [Read More]

News

Welcome Jacob Davis!

Many of you have read Jacob’s reviews on ChicagoCritic.com. He is an astute writer who understands theater far beyond his years. Aroundthetown is pleased to announce that Jacob is joining our staff and will be handling some of the theater (and perhaps concert) reviews for us. It is with great [Read More]

Broadway In Chicago FALL Preview by Jacob Davis

Many of the most hotly anticipated shows from Broadway will be coming downtown this fall. By the end of the year, Broadway in Chicago will have welcomed tours of Fun Home, the biographical work about cartoonist Alison Bechdal, Finding Neverland, an adaptation of the movie of the same name about the [Read More]

“Hidden DANGER in your home”!

Owning your own home is the “American Dream”. Whether it be a mansion on the lake, a condo in a high-rise or a townhouse in the perfect community, it is something every one of us dreams of having. Once we have that home, we do whatever we can to maintain and improve it so that [Read More]