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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]

Disney Junior Live on Tour!

Disney Junior Live on Tour!

If you love theater, Disney Live! truly works to bring live entertainment to the kids at a ripe age. Once they experience live theater, they will want to see even more and since these are characters they know and have seen, watching them become large as life truly makes [Read More]

“Tavern on 60″, a new and delightful spot

“Tavern on 60″, a new and delightful spot

We also had to try another very special item on their sandwich menu, Lobster Grilled Cheese, a 4oz Lobster tail tossed with Panko breadcrumbs, pan sautéed, nestled between grilled Texas toast with a special remoulade sauce- this was the last item that we partook in and was [Read More]

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“Pippin”

“Pippin”

If one were to ask me for a word that could describe Broadway In Chicago’s latest entry to their season, [Read More]

“Feast” 2015

“Feast” 2015

Recommended *** In 2010, The Goodman Theatre hosted Latino Fest. One of  the performances in this festival was done by [Read More]

“Play It Again, Marvin!” a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at Ravinia

“Play It Again, Marvin!” a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at Ravinia

Ravinia is the perfect spot for a concert . The fabulous Pavilion with near perfect sound allows the audience within to [Read More]

” Blue Man Group”- 2015 w/ comments by Adam and Sarah Shaw

” Blue Man Group”- 2015 w/ comments by Adam and Sarah Shaw

Highly Recommended ***** It has been many (very many) years since I have been back to The Briar Street Theatre for the [Read More]

“Take Me Back” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

“Take Me Back” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

Recommended *** Directed by Will Crouse, much the play’s content in Emily Schwend’s “Take Me Back,” rather like [Read More]

“Whatever” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

“Whatever” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

Editor's note: When you attend theater, one can learn a great deal. One thing learned is that we all see with different [Read More]

“Bard Fiction” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

“Bard Fiction” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

While the play’s comes off as straight-up camp, one can’t help but detect a little more than a hint of biting [Read More]