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Making Dreams Come True

Making Dreams Come True

During this holiday season, a time for hope and love to be found in our hearts, The Paramount Theatre in Aurora, is opening their hearts so that people can get the true meaning of the season through their current production of "Annie". Children, who might never get the [Read More]

Momentum” River North Dance by Graham Albachten

Momentum” River North Dance  by  Graham Albachten

The most exciting piece of the first half was a magnificent short solo Beat, which the program listed as “a structured improvisation shaped by: Ashley Roland.” Ahmed Simmons, the dancer, long-limbed and beautiful, has an absolutely enormous stage presence. Somehow, the [Read More]

“Moulin Rouge” by Graham Albachten

“Moulin Rouge”  by Graham Albachten

Perhaps they should revisit what it is the Canadian Royal Winnipeg ballet wants to bring to the audience in this production as they travel to other ports. Maybe, less filler, better cutting and simpler effects so that the story can be told with more ingenuity. Solid [Read More]

“Once in a Millennium Event heads to Chicago”

“Once in a Millennium Event heads to Chicago”

Ladies and Gentlemen, and children of ALL ages. This is the line we all hear when the ringmaster takes his place in the Big Top to begin what is known as "The Greatest Show On Earth". Yes, each year, The Feld Entertainment Group brings us the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & [Read More]

Make your Fantasy reality

Make your Fantasy reality

This is the largest costume and novelty house around and if they don't have what you wan't- it is probably not made! Over the years, George and his staff have made many dreams come true and many parties a success. Here is a special coupon [Read More]

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]

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“Red Bud”

“Red Bud”

This is their annual trip to "Red Bud", a championship Motocross Rave, somewhere in the rural countryside. While they [Read More]

“Spinning Into Butter” review by Lawrence Riordan

“Spinning Into Butter” review by Lawrence Riordan

focusing too much discourse ultimately interferes with human interaction, and shows that, at least in this play, that [Read More]

“West Side Story”

“West Side Story”

What we bear witness to, in this striking production ,under the slick direction of Rachel Rockwell, the magician of [Read More]

“Scary Tales” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

“Scary Tales” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

a very weird story about shell-shock that seemed like it was struggling to be a feminist critique of mental healthcare [Read More]

“Keys Of The Kingdom” review by Lawrence Riordan

“Keys Of The Kingdom” review by Lawrence Riordan

That said, Penniston’s script produces very high dramatic tension, comic humor, occasional lyrical dialogue, and [Read More]

“Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play”

“Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play”

The cast of players is highly energetic and their desire to entertain is pure and not lacking. It is the script itself [Read More]

“The Rose Tattoo”

“The Rose Tattoo”

Under the sterling direction of Greg Vinkler (many of you may recognize his name from all the reviews of productions at [Read More]