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“Working to free the U.S. of Bullies”

“Working to free the U.S. of Bullies”

Over the past several years, we have heard a great deal about the “Bully” situation. It turns out that bullies exist at all age levels. Yes, even kids can be bullies.  That is why Dr. Elana Ashley, of Northbrook, has written her book “Big Bully Holly [Read More]

“Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles” review by Carol Moore

“Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles” review by Carol Moore

 Highly Recommended **** Although “RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles” has played in Chicago several times, for one reason or another, I’d never seen it.  I never knew what I was missing!  “RAIN” is not a jukebox musical created around the Beatles’ music, it is [Read More]

“Mother of Smoke” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“Mother of Smoke” reviewed by Jacob Davis

Now enjoying its new home at the Pride Arts Center in Uptown’s Buena Park, Red Tape Theatre has opened the venue’s main stage to the site-specific performance company Walkabout Theatre. Under the direction of Walkabout’s artistic director, Thom Pasculli, the [Read More]

Restaurants that care!

Restaurants that care!

In this world that seems to be run by the computers that young people understand, one business needs to stay “people orientated”. That business is restaurants, where it is people dealing with people, and as we all know, hungry people can be vicious. Since moving [Read More]

“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 – with their world premiere production of “For the Love Of (or, the Roller Derby Play)”. Director Rachel Edwards Harvith has assembled a talented cast who [Read More]

“Born Yesterday”

“Born Yesterday”

★★★★★ Brilliant! That would be my definition if someone were to ask me to describe the current Remy Bumppo production- “Born Yesterday”, Garson Kanin’s honest look at just how strange and strained politics in our country is. The play was written just after [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 April 9th.   (Palatine, IL)- LZP Productions brings the musical “Merrily We Roll Along” (music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George [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 the minds of those who experience this. In “By the Water”, now in its Midwest Premiere at Northlight Theatre, we meet the Murphy family, Marty [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 North Shore! The Company is Citadel Theatre, and their venue is in Lake Forest at what is called the West Campus ( I am pretty sure this building was, or [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 town each year and thrill youngsters (of all ages), but thanks to Broadway In Chicago, we can still thrill to the wonders of what a circus is all about. [Read More]

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

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]