Thursday September 3rd 2015

Theatre Reviews

“Patchwork Drifter” review by Lawrence Riordan

Note: this Review refers to a preview performance in which the director is still making changes in front of an audience in preparation for opening night. I arrived at City [Read More]

“The Jacksonian”

Somewhat Recommended ** I am one that loves the smaller storefront theater scene that Chicago audiences hold dear. Profiles Theatre is one that brings us intense drama, no [Read More]

“October Sky”

Most of the Marriott Theatre subscribers are used to seeing the old “standbys’ on this “arena stage”, year after year, after year. But  each year [Read More]

Day by Day

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Restaurant Reviews

“Flavors to Savor”

Once again, he came through bringing us only three (which was more than enough) for the four of us: flourless chocolate cake, Dulce de Leche crepes and the most divine bread pudding I have ever tasted. In fact, the bread pudding caught all of us by surprise. Jane, Vicki and Alan all [Read More]

Cabaret

“Santana- The Corazon Tour” hits Ravinia

Despite, very, very wet conditions, the grassy area of Ravinia was filled, sidewalk to sidewalk of fans of the sounds of Santana. Not one of them was disappointed. Over two hours of non-stop music by Carlos and his son, Salvador, who really sound great together. But what makes this group so [Read More]

“From Broadway to Hollywood”

Highly Recommended ***** For most people, a visit to Ravinia is either the Pavilion seats or picnicking with friends and family on the vast lawn area in Highland Park. But, there is another part of this marvelous music park, the Bennett Gordon Hall, on the same property. This building, one of [Read More]

“Oh, What a Night”- “Happy Together Tour”

Our ride to Aurora’s Paramount Arts Centre, felt long on a Friday night, but the anticipation of hearing the great groups of the 1960’s, “live” onstage was enough of a “high” to take the edge off of Friday night traffic. The day before the show, I was able to [Read More]

Articles

“Santana- The Corazon Tour” hits Ravinia

Despite, very, very wet conditions, the grassy area of Ravinia was filled, sidewalk to sidewalk of fans of the sounds of Santana. Not one of them was disappointed. Over two hours of non-stop music by Carlos and his son, Salvador, who really sound great together. But what [Read More]

News

Jeff Awards- Equity Wing 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015 – Chicago, IL – Chicago stage, TV and film star Michael Shannon did the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2014-2015 Equity Jeff Awards. A video of the presentation is available at www.JeffAwards.org. Six world premiere plays, three world premiere musicals, [Read More]

A new Martini arrives

According to sources: A vodka martini, also known as a vodkatini or kangaroo cocktail, is a cocktail made with vodka and vermouth, a variation of a martini (which is made with Gin) A vodka martini is made by combining vodka, dry vermouth and ice in a cocktail shaker or mixing glass. The [Read More]

“Happy Together 2015″ hits Aurora

When I speak about the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, it is about their wonderful Broadway series. Each year, the shows get stronger and stronger, but, there is more to this fabulous venue than this series of musicals- they bring in concerts and this month, they will bring us back to the fabulous [Read More]