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“Chicago”

“Chicago”

Highly Recommended **** Leave it to Drury Lane Oakbrook, a Chicago landmark theater, to do a new version of “Chicago” the musical as pert of their 2017/2018 season. Over the years, I have seen countless productions of this Award Winning musical, and in most [Read More]

“3C” reviewed by Colin Douglas

“3C” reviewed by Colin Douglas

The 70’s were famous for double-knit pantsuits, bellbottoms, spandex, big hair, disco and a multitude of inane, innocuous TV series. One of the most popular television comedies of that era was the silly sitcom, “Three’s Company.” Audiences born after 1984, the year [Read More]

“Not About Nightingales”

“Not About Nightingales”

Somewhat Recommended ** It seems that a “lost” manuscript, written by Tennessee Williams, back in 1928, has been found. It is a play about the prison system back in that period and according to the press notes, not a topic that the world was ready for, so [Read More]

“Shakespeare in Love”

“Shakespeare in Love”

Highly Recommended ***** I am often asked by my readers (both of this site and the ethnic newspapers that translate and publish my reviews), “How difficult is it to write the review?”. My answer is pretty simple. I enjoy going over the play just seen, as I recall the [Read More]

“Jesus Christ Superstar”

“Jesus Christ Superstar”

Highly Recommended ***** In the 1970’s,Andrew Lloyd Webber (Music) and Tim Rice (Lyrics) penned a “rock Opera concept” that was called “Jesus Christ Superstar” exploring the struggles of the last seven days of history in the life of Jesus [Read More]

“Queen”

“Queen”

Recommended *** If you have had the opportunity to earn your Doctorate, or have watched a relative or friend do so, you know the ups and downs, the highs and lows, the god, bad and the ugly that comes with the territory. In Madhuri Shekar’s “Queen”, now in [Read More]

Are you listening? Can you hear?

Are you listening? Can you hear?

I have a hearing problem! There, I admitted it! Perhaps it is age, or perhaps I have more than a hearing problem, but like many Americans, I am afraid, or have been to find out, or even admit to the problem until now! I have been in sales for many years (by day) and as [Read More]

“La Havana Madrid”

“La Havana Madrid”

Highly Recommended ***** I am a Chicagoan, born and bred. Yes, I live in the suburbs today, and there were some other time periods where I did likewise, but, in my mind, my heart and my soul, I am a Chicagoan! Chicago is a city of neighborhoods! This is what a lot of [Read More]

“Exhibitionism-The Rolling Stones” by Carol Moore

“Exhibitionism-The Rolling Stones”  by Carol Moore

   Highly Recommended **** If you’re a fan of the Rolling Stones, you have to see “Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones” while the show is in town.  With over 500 original objects from the Stones’ private collections, this is the definitive exhibition of [Read More]

Disney’s “Aladdin”

Disney’s “Aladdin”

Highly Recommended **** Years ago, Chicago did get to see a version of “Aladdin” based on the animated film of the same name. In fact, twice! Once on the stage of Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and the other on the much smaller stage at Marriott Theatre in [Read More]

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“Billy Elliot, the Musical”

“Billy Elliot, the Musical”

Tonight was a very special one. Porchlight Music Theatre, beginning its 23rd season in Chicago , opened its production [Read More]

“Hard Times”

“Hard Times”

Highly Recommended **** As Lookingglass Theatre embraces its 30 seasons of bringing quality theater to Chicago, they [Read More]

“”The Making of a Modern Folk Hero” reviewed by Carol Moore

“”The Making of a Modern Folk Hero” reviewed by Carol Moore

Recommended **** Other Theatre’s “The Making of a Modern Folk Hero” is a modern cautionary tale, a sharply [Read More]

“Dracula”   The Hypocrites

“Dracula” The Hypocrites

Somewhat Recommended ** Over the years (in fact 20 years), I have watched the work of Sean Graney and his Hypocrites [Read More]

Destinos  -“Growing up Gonzales”

Destinos -“Growing up Gonzales”

Highly Recommended **** The 1st Chicago International Latino Theater Festival is here! Unlike the Goodman Latinofest of [Read More]

The Corner Auto Service Station- Is It Only a Memory?

The Corner Auto Service Station- Is It Only a Memory?

  Last month, in one of my early morning breakfast conversations at a local café, several “counter creatures” [Read More]

“Evening at The Talk House” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“Evening at The Talk House” reviewed by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended ***** There may be people in troubled times who can uphold civic virtues and risk all for a better [Read More]