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“Costumes Are Not Just for Halloween”

“Costumes Are Not Just for Halloween”

There are many festivals where costumes are fitting. Coming up, Purim, a Jewish Holiday ,where many dress up as Queen Esther, as the story of the times is told. They are even offering a special discount for this holiday- 20% off and one item in the store. Just mention [Read More]

Joffrey Ballet- “Unique Voices” review by Carol Moore

Joffrey Ballet- “Unique Voices” review by Carol Moore

You’ll have to throw away all of your pre-conceived ideas about ballet after you’ve seen “The Man in Black”, especially the one about shoes. These four dancers, Derrick Agnoletti, Edson Barbosa, Fernando Duarte and Joanna Wozniak, don’t wear ballet shoes, they [Read More]

Theatre Week in Chicago

Theatre Week in Chicago

When it comes to live theater, Broadway may have more neon and glitter, but it is Chicago that has the talent and love to give back to the best audiences the world has ever seen. [Read More]

” Annaleigh Ashford- Lost in The Stars”

” Annaleigh Ashford- Lost in The Stars”

this Tony Award nominee is heading to Chicago's Broadway Playhouse, located at 175 E. Chestnut (Water Tower Place) for a one night only concert, "Lost in The Stars". The concert date is Saturday, March 21st at 8 p.m.. If you have been in this intimate space, it is sheer [Read More]

“West Side Story”- win two tickets to Drury Lane

“West Side Story”- win two tickets to Drury Lane

is the fastest selling production in the theater’s 30 year history. I also gave this production a MUST SEE! Tickets are scarce, BUT, here is an opportunity for you to win a pair so you can be an audience member. [Read More]

The Patio is alive and well”

The Patio is alive and well”

with the help of the people of the area it has been undergoing some major renovations and this large screen, comfortable movie house is back to serve the people of Portage Park, not only with movies, at a lower cost, but on occasion, a LIVE show. They also have GREAT [Read More]

“Frozen” Disney on Ice spectacular

“Frozen” Disney on Ice spectacular

this is great family fare and would be ideal to watch on a stage. I can imagine some of the dance numbers and special effects that would make for a Tony Award winning production that would be here for generations. [Read More]

“The Opera comes to The Historic Pickwick Theatre”

These are poor artists, facing hardship each day, so in reality, although the story is about love and romance, it is also about poverty- they cannot pay their rent, they have little to eat, they are cold and have to pawn their possessions to pay for medicine for Mimi. Love, [Read More]

Tween heaven for my grandkids

Tween heaven for my grandkids

The performers were delightful, posing with the kids in special ways and making them feel that they were just as important as those who were TV stars on Disney and Nickelodeon. I must say that I was quite impressed with these young talented kids, who I am sure will go on to [Read More]

“Theodore Bikel: In The Shoes of Sholom Aleichem”

“Theodore Bikel: In The Shoes of Sholom Aleichem”

producd by the amazing Bikel is a mix of story telling, music, acting and biography. Sholom Aleichem was a pioneer of modern Jewish literature and gave us stories that brought us into the world of pre-war Eastern European Jewish life. Of course , most people recall his [Read More]

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“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, [Read More]

“Byhalia Mississippi”

“Byhalia Mississippi”

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“Douglass”

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“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 [Read More]

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“The Portrait” Reviewed by Mark Levine

The Premise: A solo performance, presented at Lincoln Park’s Greenhouse Theater, centers on Austrian painter, Gustav [Read More]

“The Odd Couple”  Review By Carol Moore

“The Odd Couple” Review By Carol Moore

 Highly Recommended **** Theatre at the Center’s production of “The Odd Couple” is a laugh riot.  Even though [Read More]

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