Friday September 22nd 2017

Theatre Reviews

“The Rembrandt”

Recommended ***  Have you ever thought about what might happen if you were to touch a museum work of art, just to see if anything special might happen? Many of us laughed [Read More]

” A New Brain”

Highly Recommended ***** When asked how I come to rate a production, I try to explain that the beauty of a production is indeed (as any art is) in the eye of the beholder. [Read More]

“The 39 Steps” reviewed by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended ***** You don’t need to know Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film The 39 Steps to find Patrick Barlow’s send up of it hilarious. His clownish adaptation has [Read More]

Day by Day

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Restaurant Reviews

“Ambrosio Brings Ambrosia to Albany Park”

Highly Recommended ***** If you grew up in Chicago, Lawrence Avenue near  Kimball (the end of the “Brown Line”) was not known for culinary excellence. Yes, Cooper and Cooper was there and many delis got their start on Lawrence Avenue, but, as the area changed [Read More]


“We Three” from “Mamma Mia” to lifelong friends

The three amazing talents that were brought together by fate (and Marriott’s casting people)- Cassie Slater, Danni Smith and Meghan Murphy, who were terrific as Donna and friends in the recent “Mamma Mia” at Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre did a one-night special show , “We [Read More]

“We Three”….anticipation

Hold on to your hats! The trio of ladies that made Marriott Theatre’s production of “Mamma Mia” one of the best , have stayed close and are bringing a special show to Martyrs, located at 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue on Monday, August 7th at 8 p.m.  Is this great or what? These three [Read More]

“My Son The Waiter : A Jewish Tragedy”

HEEEE’s BACK! Brad Zimmerman is back in the Chicago area doing his thing . . telling his story! As someone who spends a great deal of time with actors who all have other vocations to bring in the money, to pay the bills, so they can live in the houses they buy or rent, I [Read More]


Bernie Yvon remembered

It is hard to believe that it has been three years since the Chicago theater community lost Bernie Yvon. I find myself thinking of him often. When I see a play that I had seen him do in the ast, or when I see something new where one of the characters reminds me of him, [Read More]


The 44th Annual “Non-Equity” Jeff Awards

Broken Nose Theatre and Refuge Theatre Project Take Top Honors at the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Ceremony David Cerda receives Special Award June 5, 2017 – Chicago, IL.  “At the Table”, Michael Perlman’s drama of scintillating conversation between diverse friends during a [Read More]

“Pamplona Opening delayed”

Here is an official statement from the Goodman, “Goodman Theatre had to unexpectedly halt this evening’s performance of Pamplona by Jim McGrath. The show’s star, Stacy Keach, had not been feeling well earlier in the day, but made the decision to go on with the performance. When it became [Read More]

Route 66 now on Route 21 (also known as Milwaukee Avenue)

Route 66 Theatre Company is well planted in their now home on Milwaukee Avenue, The Den Theatre located at 1333 N. Milwaukee Avenue (just north of Ashland/Division). For those of you who are not full aware of this company, they are a sharp talented troupe that brings many new shows to its stage. At [Read More]