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“Blizzard ’67”

“Blizzard ’67”

Highly Recommended **** Today, January  21st, 2017, it was near 60 degrees in the Chicago area. Fifty years ago, on January 24th, 1967, it was a near perfect and warm day in Chicago as well. In a matter of just a day, we had a change in the weather that brought us the [Read More]

“A Disappearing Number”

“A Disappearing Number”

 Recommended *** Tonight I was witness to a production at Timeline Theatre which wowed me in many ways, and yet, I can only rate it at 3 stars. This is of course, recommended, but under normal circumstances, their shows are higher in stars. Perhaps it is the content of the [Read More]

“Fable-ous” reviewed by Carol Moore

“Fable-ous”  reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** Lifeline Theatre’s newest children’s play, “Fable-ous!”, is a treat for everyone, adults as well as kids.  Chris Hainsworth’s absolutely charming new interpretation of the Hare-Tortoise race takes the audience back stage, as it were, to [Read More]

“What of The Night” reviewed by Carol Moore

“What of The Night”  reviewed by Carol Moore

 Somewhat Recommended ** Watching “What of the Night?” was an extremely frustrating experience.  Instead of concentrating on the story, I was trying to find a way to actually see the performance.  Who knows, I might have had good things to say about the play if I [Read More]

“Fantastic Super Great Nation Numer Uno” 41st Revue at Second City ETC

“Fantastic Super Great Nation Numer Uno” 41st Revue at Second City ETC

Recommended *** One of the problems I imagine Second City has come up against, of late, is coming up with new “shtick”. They have been around for a very long time, bringing some of the greatest talents to their small stages, but over the years, with the number of stages [Read More]

” 30th Young Playwrights Festival” reviewed by Carol Moore

” 30th Young Playwrights Festival” reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended ****     The first time I went to see the Young Playwrights Festival, I didn’t know what to expect.  That first visit was wonderful, so I was sure this one should be just as good.  Guess what – it was more than good – it blew me away! [Read More]

“The Dining Room”

“The Dining Room”

Recommended *** For those of you familiar with the intimate Glenview “storefront”, Oil Lamp Theater, you know that this space is one of the few that can work with a small production. Limited seating allows for every audience member to have a great view of the [Read More]

“T DAY”- I can smile again!

“T DAY”- I can smile again!

It is now January, 2017. I have had several visits with Dr. Mendez, my new Dentist, and I have been prepped for the big day, Monday, January 9th. This is the day, I refer to as “T-Day”, the day, I will have the remaining teeth on top, removed, the gums sewn up and the [Read More]

“Phedre” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“Phedre”  reviewed by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended **** Jean Racine’s 1677 tragedy Phédre is remembered as the epitome of not only his career, but of neo-classical writing and one of the masterpieces of French-language drama. But in English, neo-classical tragedies are forgotten, and when the [Read More]

Ray puts the “SERVICE” back in Service Stations

Ray puts the “SERVICE” back in Service Stations

My generation remembers when “gas stations” were called “service stations” and besides pumping gas ( we did not do our own, back then), they did automobile service- tires, tune-ups, oil changes, brakes, winterizing and much more. These corner [Read More]

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“For the Love of (or, the Roller Derby Play)” reviewed by Carol Moore

“For the Love of (or, the Roller Derby Play)” reviewed by Carol Moore

  Highly Recommended **** Pride Films and Plays has done themselves proud – I know, I just couldn’t resist – [Read More]

“Born Yesterday”

“Born Yesterday”

★★★★★ Brilliant! That would be my definition if someone were to ask me to describe the current Remy Bumppo [Read More]

“Merrily We Roll Along” comes to Palatine

“Merrily We Roll Along” comes to Palatine

LZP Productions presents the rare Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along to the Cutting Hall Theater April 1st through [Read More]

“By the Water”

“By the Water”

Highly Recommended **** If one has never been involved with a natural disaster, one can only imagine what goes through [Read More]

“Upright Grand”

“Upright Grand”

Highly Recommended ***** There are a great number of theater-lovers who are unaware of a special little treasure on the [Read More]

“Circus 1903” The Golden Age of Circus

“Circus 1903” The Golden Age of Circus

Recommended ***  The “Greatest Show on Earth” is supposedly gone! Barnum and Bailey will no longer come to [Read More]

“The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” reviewed by Jacob Davis

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (pronounced ooey) may be the last historical play you ever want to see become relevant [Read More]