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“Honeymoon in Vegas”

“Honeymoon in Vegas”

Highly Recommended **** When it comes to musical theater, one can always rest assured that the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire will bring quality to their stage. Even when they opt to do a show during the season that is not highly rated, when they  put it on their stage, [Read More]

“Fat is where its at”! LET’S get rid of it!

“Fat is where its at”! LET’S get rid of it!

In every life, a little fat can change your way of living. We all have had a reason to diet (or at least trim a few pounds, for an event or occasion). In my house, we have probably been exposed to every diet plan that has been developed. In fact, I think we own every [Read More]

“A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Gynecological Oncology Unit At Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center Of New York City”

“A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Gynecological Oncology Unit At Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center Of New York City”

I have to say that the hardest part of writing this review is the space the title takes! Try to imagine the zaniness that had to go through the mind of its creator, playwright Halley Feiffer, as she wrote down “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Gynecological [Read More]

“A Chorus Line” in concert

“A Chorus Line”  in concert

I am a lover of “A Chorus Line” with a book by James Kirkwood Jr and Nicholas Dante and the music of Marvin Hamlisch with lyrics by Edward Kleban, but I guess for me, a concert version does not “cut the mustard”. “A Chorus Line” is about [Read More]

Meeting an artist at Port Clinton in Highland Park

Meeting an artist at Port Clinton in Highland Park

This was the annual Port Clinton Art Fair that is embraced by the residents of Highland Park along with the North Shore. With my week-ends so busy , of late, and the many theatrical productions and new dining spots to review, I have not had time to visit this festival in [Read More]

“The Audience”

“The Audience”

Timeline Theatre Company remains a gem in the “Chicagoland Theater Community”. Known for presenting theater that is inspired by history, connecting those periods with the social and political issues of today, each production entertains and educates its audience. [Read More]

“Gypsy” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“Gypsy”  reviewed by Jacob Davis

 Lovers of musicals are undoubtedly delighted to see Music Theater Works mounting Gypsy with their full orchestra, and with Roger L. Bingaman conducting, the show does not disappoint. Jules Styne’s compositions have long made it one of the most cherished pieces of music [Read More]

Zipping at The Edge in Northwest Indiana

Zipping at The Edge in Northwest Indiana

I have heard of zip-lining, and that special parks were popping up all over the country. I was advised that a company located in nearby Indiana, had opened up a brand new one in  the Crown Point area, which is pretty much a hop, skip and jump from Chicago (providing there [Read More]

” A Love Affair”

” A Love Affair”

Recommended *** Often, when I attend one of the openings at Oil Lamp, that quaint little “storefront” in downtown Glenview, I think back to my days at Shady Lane Farmhouse in Marengo. The reason for those flashbacks are the type of plays that Keith and his staff [Read More]

“Trevor ” The Musical

“Trevor ” The Musical

Highly Recommended ***** I want to thank Michael Halberstam and Kathryn M. Lipuma for bringing the World Premiere of “Trevor” The Musical to their stage at Writers Theatre. This amazing play with music ( I prefer to consider this a “chamber musical”) [Read More]

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“The Rembrandt”

“The Rembrandt”

Recommended ***  Have you ever thought about what might happen if you were to touch a museum work of art, just to see [Read More]

” A New Brain”

” A New Brain”

Highly Recommended ***** When asked how I come to rate a production, I try to explain that the beauty of a production [Read More]

“The 39 Steps” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“The 39 Steps” reviewed by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended ***** You don’t need to know Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film The 39 Steps to find Patrick [Read More]

“Five Guys Named Moe” reviewed by Michael Horn

“Five Guys Named Moe” reviewed by Michael Horn

The Court Theatre opens its 63rd season with “Five Guys named Moe”; a lively musical tribute to the hit songs of [Read More]

“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

in 1884, Mark Twain wrote a novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, bringing the South and its [Read More]

“Million Dollar Quartet”

“Million Dollar Quartet”

Highly Recommended ***** When I read that Paramount Theatre was planning to do “Million Dollar Quartet” as [Read More]

“90210:The Musical”  reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

“90210:The Musical” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

Somewhat Recommended **   “90210: The Musical” is an unauthorized parody of the popular teen soap opera [Read More]