Saturday February 13th 2016

Theatre Reviews

“The Drawer Boy” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

Highly Recommended *****  Redtwist Theatre, which has staged some of the most beautiful productions of the American Canon I have ever seen, is working on what may be a new [Read More]

“Looking Over The President’s Shoulder”

Everyone who raved about the award-winning film, “The Butler” will find the newest production, currently on the stage in the upstairs  Studio 4, at The [Read More]

“CABARET” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

Highly Recommended ****                Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Cabaret, the theatrical adaptation of Joe Masteroff’s book, is one of the [Read More]

Day by Day

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Restaurant Reviews

A Bit of Ireland in Libertyville- and much more!

Highly Recommended ***** For many years I resided down in the Gold Coast area of Chicago. At the corner, less than a block from my condo was Timothy O’Tooles, an Irish pub that I stopped by from time to time. Moving to the burbs, every so often I thought about the zesty [Read More]


“Judy & Liza- Once in a Lifetime”

Highly Recommended ***** I just found a new spot in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. It is called the Uptown Underground, a quaint retro cabaret where you might feel that once you have gone down the cascading staircase, you have not only reached the lower level of this building, but may have [Read More]

“Baritones Unbound”

When one sees “Hershey Felder Presents” on the marquee (or on a poster) of a theater, one expects the highest of quality on the stage of that theater. Once again, with his newest entry into the season of Felder at The Royal George Theatre in Chicago “Baritones Unbound”, [Read More]

“Fool Me Twice, Deja Vu”

If you have a rough day, and you need a diversion- one that will make you forget all the “crap” that life deals out, there is nothing better for what ails you than Second City. This is the place for comedy and has been for over 50 years! What started out as a great training [Read More]


Attention Singers!

I know that there are many adults who enjoy singing. Many of these are not ones to act and dance, but love the act of bringing music to the audience. Many communities in the Chicago area have ensembles and choruses that are designed to give those singers the opportunity to [Read More]


“The Wizard of Oz” comes to town

Next Saturday, February 20th as well as Sunday, the 21st at 2 p.m. Special Gifts Theatre will take a journey down the “yellow Brick Road” to meet The “Wizard of Oz” at Ebinger Elementary School located at 7350 West Pratt in Chicago. What this wonderful play/story does for [Read More]

The Senior Radio players, bring back LIVE Radio”

Radio! Oh, the days when radio was not just music and talk, but in fact, real shows- what television calls variety shows or sit-coms and there were even talent shows called amateur hours where young talent competed for prizes ( nothing like what we have today, of course). Old-time radio shows are [Read More]

Ridesharing- are you insured when you are the driver? or Passenger?

Over the last few years, “Ridesharing” has become a word that people are familiar with. During the tough economic times of the last years, many people who own cars and are in need of additional income, have turned to the UBER and LYFT systems of “Ridesharing” to earn money [Read More]