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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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“They” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“They” reviewed by Jacob Davis

 Do you ever think that artists’ sniping at each other isn’t really helping them to become better at resisting [Read More]

“Big Red and The Boys”

“Big Red and The Boys”

Chicago has been watching the talented Meghan Murphy truly become a household name. She is dynamic in everything she [Read More]

“Turandot” review by Jacob Davis

“Turandot” review by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended **** Fairy tales are, by definition, stories that don’t follow the rules of the real world. That [Read More]

“Red Velvet”

“Red Velvet”

Back in 2016, The Raven Theatre was host to the premiere of Lolita Chakrabarti’s “Red Velvet. This is a [Read More]

“The Christmas Schooner”

“The Christmas Schooner”

One can certainly tell when it is the Holiday period in Chicago. Goodman brings out their “A Christmas [Read More]

“Gobsmacked” reviewed by Carol Moore

“Gobsmacked” reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** “Gobsmacked!” absolutely blew me away!  The show is a fast-moving musical revue, featuring [Read More]

“Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour” by Carol Moore

“Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour” by Carol Moore

 Recommended **** I have a checklist somewhere of things I’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to doing.  [Read More]