Monday July 28th 2014

‘Articles’ Archives

“Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon”

“Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon”

Summer fun has begun at Navy Pier! Once again, “Cirque Shanghai” is appearing at “Pepsi” Skyline stage at Navy Pier and will continue to do so for the entire summer ( through September 3rd). Over the years, I have marveled at the improvement in [Read More]

Meet Super Grover

Meet Super Grover

When I asked Carlos, who has been a part of The Sesame Street Live family for 6 seasons, what it was like to perform as a character that is loved by children of all ethnic backgrounds, his answer was a simple- wonderful! "To make children happy while at the same time teach [Read More]

“Elmo’s Super Heroes” is coming to town!

“Elmo’s Super Heroes” is coming to town!

As always, Sesame Street Live! is designed to bring the family together for an entertainment experience that will last for many years. Popular songs ( revised to fit the story) such as "Old Macdonald", "Splish Splash", "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "Sunny Days" will be [Read More]

“Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” revisited by Adam and David

“Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” revisited by Adam and David

When Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire opened their current production of "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", I could not fit it into Adam's busy schedule ( ah, the life of a 7 year old) and so I took my grand-niece and her friend and added some of what they had [Read More]

“Welcome Back! Santa’s Village”

“Welcome Back! Santa’s Village”

Those were great memories! Ones that we have been able to tell the kids about, but not shared. Well, guess what? Santas Village has new owners and an even newer spirit of bringing the family back to just having a fun experience as a family. It is three parks in one! Now [Read More]

The American Girl Experience by Jane Bresloff

The American Girl Experience    by Jane Bresloff

Little girls, all over the world dream of the day when they will be of age to have their own American Girl doll. For our granddaughters, the age we felt comfortable with is five and recently, we visited The American Girl in New York to celebrate Zoe’s fifth brithday. [Read More]

Celebrate Food!

Celebrate Food!

Standard Market, Chicago is a 33,000 specialty food store, a chef driven market that will become a destination market for families in the Greater Chicago Area. At the heard of the market is The Standard Grill, a sophisticated casual dining area that showcases, fresh dining [Read More]

News at The Venue ( Horseshoe in Hammond)

News at The Venue ( Horseshoe in Hammond)

Many of us forget that we have a "little bit of Vegas" right in our own back yard. The fabulous VENUE located at The Horseshoe Casino in nearby Hammond ( just over the state line) offers us a myriad of shows- shows for every taste. [Read More]

Chicago Live!

Chicago Live!

If you need a place to unwind before the week-end, The UP Comedy Club is the place and every Thursday night, Rick Kogan and his staff deliver the best "happy hour" in the city.Visit www.chicagolive.com to view the upcoming shows and reserve your space to be a part of a fun [Read More]

“Bully” -Facing History and Ourselves

“Bully”  -Facing History and Ourselves

Lee Hirsch's "Bully",, a character driven documentary, examines the disastrous consequences of bullying through the testimony of five students and their families. Through the power of their stories, it is the intent of the film to make more of us aware of the challenges [Read More]

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“Geezers”

“Geezers”

At the very start, we meet a young man, jack (a marvelous performance by Aaron Kirby,who is making his mark in our [Read More]

“Men Should Weep”

“Men Should Weep”

There are many set-backs and over the two plus hours of story-telling we know that these are strong people who despite [Read More]

“Principal Principle”

“Principal Principle”

We learn a great deal about the system and teachers in general, but in a way that is also entertainment. There are [Read More]

“Funny Old Broads” reviewed by Jane Bresloff

“Funny Old Broads” reviewed by Jane Bresloff

The songs ( many are paraphrased words to familiar melodies) as sung by Jan Slavin and Pam Peterson hit all the topics [Read More]

“The Story of the Marvelettes”

“The Story of the Marvelettes”

This is a wonderful look at some history and it is done with some powerful flashbacks as two of the "Marvelettes" are [Read More]

“Merry Wives of Windsor” reviewed by Michael Horn

“Merry Wives of Windsor” reviewed by Michael Horn

Director Nick Sandys has balanced this production with the right amount of physical gags and jokes to establish a tone [Read More]