Friday September 22nd 2017

‘Articles’ Archives

“Kita y Fernanda”

“Kita y Fernanda”

This is a brilliant and very timely look at class, immigration and relationships between women. While it is presented in a combination of English and Spanish, with no subtitles, there is no problem staying with the story at all, even for us Gringos! Director Doug Mcdade [Read More]

Enough The Musical at The Theatre Building

Enough The Musical at The Theatre Building

When people talk about the raw talent here in Chicago, they are not kidding. Tonight I was witness to a "demo release" of a new sort of rock musical written by two teen-agers that will knock your sox off. In fact, the entire cast of recent grads from Hinsdale High School is [Read More]

Pinocchio at Marriott – A Boy’s Perspective

Pinocchio at Marriott – A Boy’s Perspective

I just went to Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire to see a new production of Pinocchio written by Marc Robin. It was funny and the music was real cool. The story is about a puppet maker who wants a little boy, but only has a puppet. The Blue Fairy comes to help him get his [Read More]

New Theater in Waukegan

New Theater in Waukegan

Waukegan was chosen as the birthplace for this company due to its diverse population and its wonderful history. In addition, with the exception of the newly renovated Genesee Theatre, there is a need for more culture in the community. Waukegan, in its hay-days was a vibrant [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]