Sunday February 19th 2017

Theatre Reviews

“The Fantasticks”

Recommended *** I am sure there will be notes from other reviewers as well as audience members relative  to the rating I have placed on the Quest Theatre Ensemble’s [Read More]

“A Wonder In My Soul”

Highly Recommended **** Tonight, I felt as if I were back at Victory Gardens Theater, as it was! It was a glorious feeling, sitting in the theater and watching the World [Read More]

“My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” review by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** What’s not to love?  Theatre at the Center’s new revue, “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” is a jazzy gem of an evening.  Pick [Read More]

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Restaurant Reviews

Getting to one’s “Grassroots”

The Mercury Theatre is one of my favorite local venues. Over the years, I had only dined in the adjacent Deleece’s a few times, but now that John and Lynne have changed the restaurant to a “farm to table”, and after tasting a few of their items, we came in for a [Read More]

Cabaret

“My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” review by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** What’s not to love?  Theatre at the Center’s new revue, “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” is a jazzy gem of an evening.  Pick your favorite Sinatra tune, I’m pretty sure they’ll be singing it.  Four of Chicago’s best singers, accompanied by a [Read More]

“I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett”

Highly Recommended ***** Music is special! When many of us are “down and out”, we can change our mood by listening to music, which will soothe the soul. When we think of great music, we also think of great performers who made that music a part of our lives. To many, that singer is Frank [Read More]

“Honky Tonk Angels”

Attending one of the musical shows at No Exit Café, that little treasure on Glenwood where Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre makes musicals exciting and affordable, is always a treat. Whether they take on a full- scale musical, bringing it down in size to a cabaret style, or a musical that is more songs [Read More]

News

“Angels On Your Pillow” REVIEW

About a month ago (late last year) I learned that an associate of mine, Karen Lee Kelly, had written a children’s book. As my readers know, being a proud grandparent and wanting the kids to be into everything, I have reviewed some children’s books in the past, so I asked Karen if this [Read More]

“High Fidelity: the Musical” PREVIEW

Tonight, I was one of around 250 people attending a special concert version of “High Fidelity: the Musical: at The Mercury Theater. This was a concert version with two participating companies- Route 66 Theatre Company ( the local company that did the first Chicago production) and Refuge [Read More]

“Die Fledermaus” Reviewed by Carol Moore notes by Al Bresloff

Highly Recommended **** The Light Opera Works production of “Die Fledermaus” is stunning.  I’m not an opera aficionado, but I have friends, and they told me that this is the best production of “Die Fledermaus” they’ve seen.  It seemed to me that “Die Fledermaus” is a perfect [Read More]