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Earth,Wind & Fire at Ravinia

Earth,Wind & Fire at Ravinia

These men brought us back to the glory days of their blend of "rock N' Roll, mixed with jazz and young and old audience members has a night to remember. The stage was filled with musicians and with the electronics and great lighting effects, most of the audience was on its [Read More]

James Taylor at Ravinia

James Taylor at Ravinia

It is hard to believe, but James Taylor has been pleasing audiences with his music since the 1960’s. In an era when musical acts come and go, it is a breath of fresh air to know that this amazing talent is still loved an dadored by the next generation as well as that [Read More]

Jeff Awards-Non-Equity /41st Annual

Jeff Awards-Non-Equity /41st Annual

Theater is alive and well in Chicago! This evening represented the Non-Equity Wing with 127 nominees in 24 categories from over 60 productions, Talk about theater being everywhere. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Equity/Non-Equity, it is not the quality of the [Read More]

” Quest for the Best”

” Quest for the Best”

Safari land has a unique indoor roller coaster that all of the kids LOVED! Even, the biggest kid of them all, ME!. Sarah was in heaven, Adam took the first car, front seat on his first ride and then moved to the middle on ride number two. Rebecca, who is only four only went [Read More]

Ravinia- 2014

Ravinia- 2014

As I have said over the years, Ravinia brings to its grounds and stages something for everyone, no matter your age, your ethnicity, your taste in music, you will find something during their season that will appeal to your liking and they will make sure that you have an [Read More]

“Committee of Two”

“Committee of Two”

I was just made aware of a theater/venue on the Northshore that I was unaware of-  The Oil Lamp Theater located in Glenview, where plays, concerts and Cabaret is presented on a regular basis. Coming very soon is a new musical that deals with two aging Ingenues who are [Read More]

A Day at The Castle

A Day at The Castle

Highly Recommended***** As we near the end of winter ( supposedly) and the end of ‘indoor activities”, I am very thankful that while in Lombard, I came to find a building called The Enchanted Castle. What an amazing entertainment center. It is called a [Read More]

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

the wonderful puppetry by the performers previously mentioned. Sarah and Rebecca were caught up in the flavor of the stories told. Rebecca, who recently turned 4, was very familiar with the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and her favorite part of the book became her very [Read More]

“Corea and Fleck, in concert” reviewed by Michael Horn

“Corea and Fleck, in concert”  reviewed by Michael Horn

The full house at the magnificent Auditorium anxiously awaited the start of the concert and hushed when the two giants began with “Senorita” from the Enchantment Album. This piece showed why Chick and Bela love to play together as the punchy notes of Bela’s banjo [Read More]

A New STAR arrives in the Nortwest “burbs’

A New STAR arrives in the Nortwest “burbs’

They also have some goodies like cup-cakes that are scrumptiosly delicious. The popcorn arrived as the movie began, warm, salted just right and I could tell that this was not popcorn that had been tossed from a plastic bag into a warmer, but popcorn that had been kernels [Read More]

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“Santana- The Corazon Tour” hits Ravinia

“Santana- The Corazon Tour” hits Ravinia

Despite, very, very wet conditions, the grassy area of Ravinia was filled, sidewalk to sidewalk of fans of the sounds [Read More]

“Patchwork Drifter” review by Lawrence Riordan

“Patchwork Drifter” review by Lawrence Riordan

Note: this Review refers to a preview performance in which the director is still making changes in front of an audience [Read More]

“The Jacksonian”

“The Jacksonian”

Somewhat Recommended ** I am one that loves the smaller storefront theater scene that Chicago audiences hold dear. [Read More]

“October Sky”

“October Sky”

Most of the Marriott Theatre subscribers are used to seeing the old “standbys’ on this “arena [Read More]

“From Broadway to Hollywood”

“From Broadway to Hollywood”

Highly Recommended ***** For most people, a visit to Ravinia is either the Pavilion seats or picnicking with friends [Read More]

“After Miss Julie”

“After Miss Julie”

Somewhat Recommended ** It is not very often that I am somewhat disappointed in Strawdog Theatre Company’s work. [Read More]

“Oh, What a Night”- “Happy Together Tour”

“Oh, What a Night”- “Happy Together Tour”

Our ride to Aurora’s Paramount Arts Centre, felt long on a Friday night, but the anticipation of hearing the [Read More]