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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]

“Downsizing does not mean less closet space”

“Downsizing does not mean less closet space”

As we prepared to make our move from Deerfield to Glenview, one of the things that we found out is that many of the apartments we were viewing had smaller closets. Our last few homes had walk-in closets in the master allowing us to “spread out”. Buildings that [Read More]

“Diana Ross”- Ravinia Debut reviewed by Jane Bresloff

“Diana Ross”- Ravinia Debut  reviewed by Jane Bresloff

One of “Motown”s defining singers, Ms Diana Ross, after all these years, appeared for the very first time, at Ravinia. in Highland Park. Entering the sold-out grounds of Ravinia tonight, one could feel the excitement of the evening. The audience, on the lawn and [Read More]

“New Dances” Thodos Dance Chicago- reviewed by Carol Moore

“New Dances”  Thodos Dance  Chicago- reviewed by Carol Moore

Thodos Dance Chicago’s 16th Annual “New Dances”, an exhilarating smorgasbord of contemporary dance performed on the main stage at the Athenaeum, featured nine world premier works by nine talented young choreographers.  Thodos has a long-standing tradition of [Read More]

“Second Annual Chicago Theater Memorial Bike Ride”

“Second Annual Chicago Theater Memorial Bike Ride”

About “We in the theatre, we love hard. We love each other fully, and as we like to say in show business, ‘If you’re not going to need me, can I leave early?’ I don’t know who told Molly she could leave early, because I still desperately need her but we’ll make [Read More]

Pride Arts Center to open in Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood!

Pride Arts Center to open in Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood!

Pride Films and Plays to establish Pride Arts Center at 4139 and 4147 North Broadway Two-space venue will be home to Pride Films and Plays and available for rental to outside arts organizations. Chicago, IL – Pride Films and Plays, the LGBTQ+ focused company founded in [Read More]

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“The Book of Will”

“The Book of Will”

Another Midwest premiere at Northlight! This one will have special meaning for the Shakespeare lovers out there. The [Read More]

“Crystal” Cirque Du Soleil

“Crystal” Cirque Du Soleil

While Cirque Du Soleil should be classified as “performance Art” as it is in fact, not a play, musical or [Read More]

“Lizzie”  reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

“Lizzie” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

Firebrand Theatre, with its inaugural production of “Lizzie,” has put an indelible stamp on the local [Read More]

“Escape to Margaritaville…the Musical”

“Escape to Margaritaville…the Musical”

Highly Recommended **** With the great success of Abba and their “Mama Mia”, it was obvious that taking a [Read More]

“Woman of the Year”  revisited

“Woman of the Year” revisited

Highly Recommended ***** I love the concept that Porchlight  Musical Theatre has developed. They call it Porchlight [Read More]

“The Belle of Amherst”  reviewed by Michael Horn

“The Belle of Amherst” reviewed by Michael Horn

  Highly Recommended  ***** The Court Theatre continues its 63rd season with “The Belle of Amherst” by William [Read More]

” Fade”

” Fade”

Attending Tanya  Saracho’s latest play, “Fade”, made me think of an old Woody Allen story. Seems [Read More]