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“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]

Bernie Yvon Memorial Fund- a tribute to a wonderful person.

Bernie Yvon Memorial Fund- a tribute to a wonderful person.

About Bernie G. Yvon (1964-2014) Bernie was raised in Old Town, Maine and after graduation from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, quickly became a fixture in Chicago-area live theater.  For three decades, he was the consummate song-and-dance man, performing in such [Read More]

“Revolution” a fund raiser for Route 66 Theatre Company

“Revolution” a fund raiser for Route 66 Theatre Company

Highly Recommended ***** When people ask me to compare the New York Theater “scene” with our Chicago “scene”, they have no choice but to listen to the pride in my voice. I am very happy to call myself, as a member of the press, also a member of our [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]

“From Jackie With Love”

“From Jackie With Love”

Black Ensemble Theater will host a VIP night of a special engagement- “From Jackie With Love (What The World Needs Now) on Wednesday, March 11th as a fundraiser . The special show will be for three nights only at The Black Ensemble Theater located at 4450 N. Clark [Read More]

Firebrand Theatre a brand new company

Firebrand Theatre a brand new company

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“Fighting For Families”

“Fighting For Families”

Over the week-end, while attending my grand-daughter Sarah’s dance recital, I became aware of an organization that is very special. One that more people NEED to be aware of. The organization is called “Fighting For Families”. Here is the history: Fighting [Read More]

“The Grand” IS GRAND

“The Grand” IS GRAND

As we age, many of us think about how we can take care of ourselves. There are of course “senior housing centers” and what we grew up calling “old people’s homes”, a term that I for one, dislike. There are new facilities cropping up. They are [Read More]

“T DAY”- I can smile again!

“T DAY”- I can smile again!

It is now January, 2017. I have had several visits with Dr. Mendez, my new Dentist, and I have been prepped for the big day, Monday, January 9th. This is the day, I refer to as “T-Day”, the day, I will have the remaining teeth on top, removed, the gums sewn up and the [Read More]

Ray puts the “SERVICE” back in Service Stations

Ray puts the “SERVICE” back in Service Stations

My generation remembers when “gas stations” were called “service stations” and besides pumping gas ( we did not do our own, back then), they did automobile service- tires, tune-ups, oil changes, brakes, winterizing and much more. These corner [Read More]

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“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 – [Read More]

“Born Yesterday”

“Born Yesterday”

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“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 [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 [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 [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 [Read More]

“The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” reviewed by Jacob Davis

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (pronounced ooey) may be the last historical play you ever want to see become relevant [Read More]