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45th Annual Jeff Awards

45th Annual Jeff Awards

Last night, at Drury Lane Oakbrook, we saw a marvelous show. Not a theatrical production, but the award ceremony for the theater year of 2013-Equity. The Chicago theater community turns out for this annual event which has all the feeling of the “Oscars” or any [Read More]

“Built To Amaze”- The Greatest Show on Earth!

“Built To Amaze”- The Greatest Show on Earth!

Under the leadership of Ringmaster Andre McClain, we will watch the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey troupe construct The Greatest Show On Earth featuring more than 110 of the worlds best performers from 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals including the [Read More]

“Aspen Sante Fe ” reviewed by Joy Bolger

“Aspen Sante Fe ”  reviewed by Joy Bolger

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet company, residing in two homes in Aspen, Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico, made a special one-night only appearance at the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Saturday night (October 5), as part of the Theater’s “Harris [Read More]

“Naked in Alaska” Chicago’s Fringe Festival Highlight

“Naked in Alaska” Chicago’s Fringe Festival Highlight

where I stayed to watch "Naked In Alaska" , Valerie Hager's autobiographical story of her life as a stripper. Directed by Scott Wesley Slavin, this is a one woman show that covers many years of Hager's life- a complex story about what a woman does in order to survive and [Read More]

Santa’s Village Azoosment Park- 2013

Santa’s Village Azoosment Park- 2013

For those of you who remember the original Santa's Village, you will recall the water slide park that is no longer in place. Some of the signs are visible and since last year, one of the major changes is the opening of additional space in that area- the bumper cars ( a [Read More]

“Summer Fun- 2013″

“Summer Fun- 2013″

Of course there are art fairs and park festivals all over the city and the suburbs. These are just some of the special ones that as a parent/grandparent, I am suggesting as affordable fun for the entire family. I hope you will take some time to let me know about your [Read More]

“Rodin” by Joy Bolger

“Rodin”  by Joy Bolger

My 5-star rating of Rodin, based on life of the 19th century French sculptor Auguste Rodin and the relationship with his apprentice, lover and muse Camille Claudel, isn’t based on this being my “favorite ballet,” or even favorite genre. My own personal preferences [Read More]

Route 66 does “The Who’s TOMMY” a one night spectacular!

Route 66 does “The Who’s TOMMY” a one night spectacular!

A Super night at the theater!  Many theater patrons are aware of our smaller companies that have made some headlines- one of these is Route 66 Theatre Company , who has taken a local premiere ( a Chicago based play) to New York’s “off-Broadway” and [Read More]

” Hi-didle-de-de, An Actor’s Life For Me”

” Hi-didle-de-de, An Actor’s Life For Me”

To become an actor/performer, it takes more than just talent ( although that certainly is a good starting off point), but young people need to have self confidence, self awareness to go withthe skills. Fauntelroy knew she wanted this when she was as young as six and [Read More]

“River North Dance Chicago and Orbert Davis’Chicago Jazz Philharmonic”

“River North Dance Chicago and Orbert Davis’Chicago Jazz Philharmonic”

The music speaks to the hardships of the people and the daily turmoil of living in a country that is not free, but through it all, their spirits, hopes and dreams keep them going, persevering each day. The art and culture of Cuba is what this piece is all about. Pity, we [Read More]

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“Title and Deed”

“Title and Deed”

with just one actor, but when one says Michael Patrick Thornton is the actor, we all know that there is no need for [Read More]

“Our Bad Magnet”

“Our Bad Magnet”

The story is crisp and told with a special flavor that makes you want to know more. Two acts, 7 scenes and less than [Read More]

“The Walk Across America for Mother Earth” review by Lawrence Riordan

“The Walk Across America for Mother Earth” review by Lawrence Riordan

By the end, the whole thing looked a gruesome satire and unfair attack on the left’s motives for champion of the [Read More]

“Royal Society of Antartica” review by Lawrence Riordan

“Royal Society of Antartica” review by Lawrence Riordan

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The Underground- Chicago’s hidden treasure.

The Underground- Chicago’s hidden treasure.

The lower portion of the city has been in place for many years and while many residents and visitors are not aware of [Read More]

“The One and Only Ivan” review by Carole Moore

“The One and Only Ivan” review by Carole Moore

The entire cast is always available for autographs after the performance. If she didn’t like a character, Molly [Read More]

“The Hammer Trinity” review by Lawrence Riordan

“The Hammer Trinity” review by Lawrence Riordan

it was Kevin Strangler’s understated and unassuming performance as the hero Casper Kent from which I could not [Read More]