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The 44th Annual Jeff Awards Equity

The 44th Annual Jeff Awards   Equity

Chicago is a "theater city"! No matter what those people out East think, there is none better than the Chicago theater performers, production people and those who make the theater very special- audiences who appreciate the work done by those who devote their lives to the [Read More]

Get ready for “Kinky Boots, the musical”

Get ready for “Kinky Boots, the musical”

With a young and spirited cast of actors who all feel the love that the authors have brought to the table along with Director/Choreographer Jerry Mitchell ( who has a very special relationship with the theater itself, back when it was The Shubert) it appears that all [Read More]

“My Baby Just Cares For Me”

“My Baby Just Cares For Me”

They are also a bit playful together bringing back memories of the oldies but goodies; George and Gracie, Desi and Lucy and Louis and Keely. Nothing better than a little love music with just a side of comedy for an evening that will wow you. Under the direction of BJ Jones, [Read More]

Debbie Reynolds at Drury Lane Theatre

Debbie Reynolds at Drury Lane Theatre

One of Oakbrook's favorites is Legendary Debbie Reynolds ( yes, Carrie Fisher's mom) who has been thrilling audiences on film, television and stage for over 50 years. Her energy and talent have not diminshed with time, but in fact, audiences who have seen her in the past [Read More]

“The Pirates of Penzance”

“The Pirates of Penzance”

a new experience. Live theater on a moving ship where the audience members can ( and will) be involved. For their first production, why not do Gilbert and Sullivan's famed classic operetta, "The Pirates of Penzance", a briskly paced, comedic musical treat that is about [Read More]

“Disney On Ice” is back

“Disney On Ice” is back

Get ready Chicagoland! As the summer draws to an end and the kids go back to school, our minds turn to the wonderful summer we had and the joy of knowing that Feld Entertainment will soon bring " Disney on Ice" back to us. This year's production is "Treasure Trove" and is [Read More]

“Flamenco Passion”-Ensemble Espanol

“Flamenco Passion”-Ensemble Espanol

This festival, for Summer 2012 began with their partner, Northeastern University on the north side where guest artists from Spain led classes in Folkloric,Classical and Flamenco styles of dance. Some of these artists are children of legends in the art, Carmela Greco ( [Read More]

“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]

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To lose or not to lose..and when?

To lose or not to lose..and when?

It used to be seasonal. Weight loss…diets! Summer would be coming and women would start thinking short shorts and [Read More]

“Lookingglass Alice”

“Lookingglass Alice”

From the very start to the very end, you will find yourself and your loved ones enthralled with what they are watching [Read More]

“It’s A Wonderful Life:Live In Chicago!”

“It’s A Wonderful Life:Live In Chicago!”

Many of the actors in this sterling, heart warming production have been around since its inception in 2002, but over [Read More]

“Wizard of Oz” with notes by Sarah and Adam Shaw

“Wizard of Oz” with notes by Sarah and Adam Shaw

"The Wizard of Oz", a remake and retake of the classic film into a one hour staged musical under the direction and [Read More]

“The Lion King” review by Lawrence Riordan

“The Lion King” review by Lawrence Riordan

The story of Disney’s “Lion King” is so well known that it hardly bears summary. A young Lion, Prince Simba [Read More]

Where do all the actors come from!” Check out “Cabaret”

Where do all the actors come from!” Check out “Cabaret”

In this production, which sparkled from start to finish, our Emcee/Master of Ceremonies ( the incredible Andy Cohen, [Read More]

The Mousetrap” review by Michael Horn

The Mousetrap” review by Michael Horn

This production is entertaining and well structured. Director Jonathan Berry shows skill in managing the movement and [Read More]