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210 In Highwood- revisited

210 In Highwood- revisited

Recommended *** I guess one could say, “still” as part of this rating, but I will tell you that now that 210 has been running for a while. it is not the quiet little spot in Highwood that it was last Summer. First of all, as I had mentioned back then, they have [Read More]

“The Columnist”

“The Columnist”

Leave it to American Blues Theater to do their first production in their new home at Stage 773, that will create a true stir. The play, “The Columnist” in its Chicago premiere is David Auburn’s story about power of the press with a dash of sex and betrayal [Read More]

“Game Changers” the Joffrey Reviewed by Carol Moore

“Game Changers” the Joffrey  Reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** The Joffrey Ballet’s “Game Changers”, another brilliant smorgasbord of contemporary ballet, includes “Fool’s Paradise”, a graceful, sensual, and very sexy ballet; “Infra”, a strong yet mournful urban abstract; and finally, the [Read More]

“Uncle Vanya”

“Uncle Vanya”

Highly Recommended **** Dealing with Russian “anything” at this time in our country is a tense subject, but the new production of  “Uncle Vanya” in a new adaptation by Annie Baker, is now in the Owen Theatre at The Goodman. The production is [Read More]

“elemeno pea”

“elemeno pea”

Recommended *** Citadel Theatre, Lake Forests’ hidden treasure, has been doing some new and exciting productions. Musicals in their small space have been an amazing change of pace. Their current production, while from the normal “book” of plays, which are [Read More]

My Special Day

My Special Day

Winning the World Series was an exciting event for Cubs fans. In fact, it was a major event.Yesterday, we were able to visit and have a photo- op with the actual trophy. They set up the glass enclosed miracle of Clark and Addison down the construction crazed street from [Read More]

“The Illusionists” Live From Broadway.

“The Illusionists” Live From Broadway.

Highly Recommended **** Today was a magical day. This morning, I was able to take a picture with the World Series Trophy that my “loveable winners, The Cubs” earned in 2016, and then this evening, Jane and I came back to the city to be entertained by “The [Read More]

“Love’s Labor’s Lost” Reviewed by Jacob Davis

“Love’s Labor’s Lost”  Reviewed by Jacob Davis

Recommended *** “This is not so well as I looked for, but the best that ever I heard.” This line, spoken by the clever Berowne (Nate Burger), is said in reference to the loquacious Don Adriano de Armado (Allen Gilmore) and the assurances of his friends that the [Read More]

Chicago area students get to bear witness to THE play that everyone wants to see “Hamilton”

Chicago area students get to bear witness to THE play that everyone wants to see “Hamilton”

HAMILTON’s celebrated Education Program debuts February 22 in Chicago when 1,900 students and teachers attend performance at The PrivateBank Theatre   CHICAGO (Feb. 20, 2017) — The innovative educational program that launched last year at HAMILTON on Broadway, in [Read More]

How to keep the flowers living

How to keep the flowers living

Through the years, I have purchased flowers for first, my mother, then the women I dated, and later wed, and even now, for granddaughters as they hit goals in their lives. The one problem with flowers is, that despite their beauty when purchased, in most cases, the beauty [Read More]

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Ice Skating is nice skating…even if there is NO Ice

Imagine if you will, being invited to go ice skating, indoors, in fact in a mall, but where the surface is not ice? [Read More]

“The Pearl Fishers”  reviewed by Jacob Davis

“The Pearl Fishers” reviewed by Jacob Davis

 Imagine what an old Technicolor sword-and-sandal movie would be like as on opera, and you’ve got a good idea of [Read More]

“Hellcab” reviewed by  Jeffrey Leibham

“Hellcab” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

The Agency Theater Collective, a company that tends to focus on new or rarely produced plays, is currently presenting [Read More]

“White Christmas”

“White Christmas”

Highly Recommended **** It’s just a few days before “Turkey Day” and the “Holiday Shows” [Read More]

“The Minutes”

“The Minutes”

When I hear  that I will be seeing a Tracy Letts play, I anticipate having an evening where my brain will work harder [Read More]

“The Importance of Being Earnest”

“The Importance of Being Earnest”

Drawing Room comedies are difficult to pull off. Most theater companies avoid them completely as they require actors [Read More]

“I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile”

“I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile”

Highly Recommended **** Many of you are used to seeing glowing reviews from the productions at Redtwist Theatre, so [Read More]