Tuesday October 17th 2017

Theatre Reviews

“Billy Elliot, the Musical”

Tonight was a very special one. Porchlight Music Theatre, beginning its 23rd season in Chicago , opened its production of “Billy Elliot”, the amazing Elton John [Read More]

“Hard Times”

Highly Recommended **** As Lookingglass Theatre embraces its 30 seasons of bringing quality theater to Chicago, they have taken a step back in order to once again bring back [Read More]

“”The Making of a Modern Folk Hero” reviewed by Carol Moore

Recommended **** Other Theatre’s “The Making of a Modern Folk Hero” is a modern cautionary tale, a sharply satiric story involving a lousy actor looking for meaning in [Read More]

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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]

Cabaret

“Duke Ellington’s Greatest Hits” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

Highly Recommended ***** “Duke Ellington’s Greatest Hits” is, quite simply, what the title says that it is. Nearly 30 of the songs which Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington either wrote or co-wrote the music, lyrics or made popular as a bandleader in more than 20,000 [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]

Articles

The Corner Auto Service Station- Is It Only a Memory?

  Last month, in one of my early morning breakfast conversations at a local café, several “counter creatures” (these are the guys and gals who are there every day and solve all the world problems, daily!) were saying that they miss having a local guy to fix their [Read More]

News

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]