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“Doo Wop Rhapsody” Special visit to Munster

“Doo Wop Rhapsody” Special visit to Munster

Music is to many of us the key to who we are. Over the years, tastes change, not just in volume, but type of music and sound. Way back when, let’s say the 1960’s, I was into the sounds of pop music- Elvis, The Beatles and typical “Rock ‘n [Read More]

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Theater”

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Theater”

It is not often that I get to take a short drive for a new look at one of my favorite stories, and tonight, was supposed to be one of those special nights. I do get to visit the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Marriott Theatre  (Lincolnshire)and of course the charming Oil Lamp [Read More]

T Day, 2017- the continuing story of “Getting the smile back”

T Day, 2017- the continuing story of “Getting the smile back”

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 [Read More]

“A Dream Come True”

“A Dream Come True”

Theater is my love! Other than my wife and my kids, and of course, grandkids, I look forward to enjoying theater as many as five nights a week! EXCEPT- during baseball season, where I become the strongest of Cubs fans one can know. I became a true fan during my teen-age [Read More]

“Fun With Rocky- revisited”

“Fun With Rocky- revisited”

★★★★★ Many years have gone by, but my grandkids, given the opportunity, will take a ride to Waukegan on any day, no matter the weather , to visit their old friend “Rocky” at The  People’s Choice. Just a short trip East of Great America is a [Read More]

The 48th Annual Jeff Awards

The 48th Annual Jeff Awards

  October 17, 2016 – Chicago, IL. The gala 48th Annual Equity Jeff Awards held at Drury Lane Oakbrook on Monday, October 17, celebrated a season of outstanding productions. Entering the Drury Lane building, one could feel the excitement of the evening. Thank goodness [Read More]

Welcome Jacob Davis!

Welcome Jacob Davis!

Many of you have read Jacob’s reviews on ChicagoCritic.com. He is an astute writer who understands theater far beyond his years. Aroundthetown is pleased to announce that Jacob is joining our staff and will be handling some of the theater (and perhaps concert) reviews [Read More]

“Where are all the ‘handymen’?”

“Where are all the ‘handymen’?”

The world is changing. Quickly! In our high-speed modern world, most people feel that we need things done instantly, and due to this, most everything has become “disposable”. Once something is not as it was, why fix or adjust it? A replacement is far faster. In [Read More]

“Hidden DANGER in your home”!

“Hidden DANGER in your home”!

Owning your own home is the “American Dream”. Whether it be a mansion on the lake, a condo in a high-rise or a townhouse in the perfect community, it is something every one of us dreams of having. Once we have that home, we do whatever we can to maintain and [Read More]

“The Chicago Dancing Festival” Reviewed by Carol Moore

“The Chicago Dancing Festival” Reviewed by Carol Moore

***** Highly Recommended  The Chicago Dancing Festival, an entirely free celebration of dance, is one festival every dance aficionado ought to attend.  Although this was only my second year at the Festival, it’s become one of my absolute favorite events.  It looked [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]