Saturday December 3rd 2016

Theatre Reviews

” A Christmas Story: The Musical”

Recommended *** There are times that rating a play is a difficult task, indeed. The opening night of Citadel Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Story: The [Read More]

“The Little Mermaid”

Highly Recommended ***** Everyone knows that when the name “Disney” is attached to a story, no matter the story, it is sure to be done in a spectacular way. That [Read More]

“Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” revisited

Highly Recommended **** Due to time constraints, I was unable to attend the opening of the “re-boot” of “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding”, and I [Read More]

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Restaurant Reviews

“Fast- Food” but with style and grace!

Highly Recommended **** There has been a great deal of talk about a new dining experience in the Greater Chicago Market. It is called  Nando’s Peri-Peri Chicken, and it is divine! Jane and I went to one of the newest stores (restaurants) located in Old Orchard Shopping Center [Read More]


“12 Dames Of Christmas” 1 NIGHT ONLY

ELGIN, IL – Award-winning Chicago dynamo Angela Ingersoll rings in the holiday season with her fun and festive one-woman-show The 12 Dames of Christmas at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.  Backed by a stellar band, Ingersoll takes audiences on a hilarious and heartwarming journey through [Read More]

“Let Me Entertain You” Reviewed by Carol Moore

 Highly Recommended *****  Although I’ve always heard good things about Light Opera Works, I’ve never been able to see one of their shows for one reason or another.  I was delighted to see that I finally had an open date that coincided with the opening of their fabulous new revue, “Let Me [Read More]

“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]


“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Theater”

It is not often that I get to take a short drive for a new look at one of my favorite stories, and tonight, was supposed to be one of those special nights. I do get to visit the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Marriott Theatre  (Lincolnshire)and of course the charming Oil Lamp [Read More]


“The Greatest Show On Earth” returns! Reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** I’ve taken my 7-year-old granddaughter, Molly, to lots of plays and shows.  For the first time ever, her father, my son, Owen, decided to accompany us to the opening night of “Out Of This WorldTM ”, the 2016 version of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® [Read More]

The 48th Annual Jeff Awards

  October 17, 2016 – Chicago, IL. The gala 48th Annual Equity Jeff Awards held at Drury Lane Oakbrook on Monday, October 17, celebrated a season of outstanding productions. Entering the Drury Lane building, one could feel the excitement of the evening. Thank goodness there was no Cubs game on [Read More]

Welcome Jacob Davis!

Many of you have read Jacob’s reviews on 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]