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Attention Singers!

Attention Singers!

I know that there are many adults who enjoy singing. Many of these are not ones to act and dance, but love the act of bringing music to the audience. Many communities in the Chicago area have ensembles and choruses that are designed to give those singers the opportunity to [Read More]

“A Christmas Story-The Musical”

“A Christmas Story-The Musical”

Highly Recommended **** It’s that “time of year”, again! Once we enjoy our Turkey and family get together, we know that it is only 4 weeks until Christmas is here and all the theaters begin to bring in their holiday plays. So be it! This has become a [Read More]

Our Future is Now!” a theme revisited from last year

Our Future is Now!” a theme revisited from last year

As we approach the holiday season, and our thoughts start to think about gifts and taxes and winter and future, we also must think ahead as to the future we have, or as it turns out, not have. Last year. I wrote an article about the funeral industry and how they are [Read More]

Center for Enriched Living- Fund raiser

Center for Enriched Living- Fund raiser

The Center for Enriched Living is a Riverwoods based organization, whose “mission statement” states that their purpose is to include people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success and enjoy a good quality [Read More]

“Dirty- Sexy- Funny”

“Dirty- Sexy- Funny”

Highly Recommended **** I need to clarify that this is a show in a theater. In fact, in one of our area’s most treasured theater buildings, The Genesee in downtown Waukegan. The title of the show is “Dirty-Sexy-Funny” and it probably should have the word [Read More]

“Marvel Universe LIVE!”

“Marvel Universe LIVE!”

This is truly NOT a true theater production, it is an entertainment concept that may become a standard as the years progress. Think of the Disney on Ice and Circus events that hit every major city each year. I am of the belief that “Marvel Universe LIVE!”, now [Read More]

“Santana- The Corazon Tour” hits Ravinia

“Santana- The Corazon Tour” hits Ravinia

Despite, very, very wet conditions, the grassy area of Ravinia was filled, sidewalk to sidewalk of fans of the sounds of Santana. Not one of them was disappointed. Over two hours of non-stop music by Carlos and his son, Salvador, who really sound great together. But what [Read More]

“From Broadway to Hollywood”

“From Broadway to Hollywood”

Highly Recommended ***** For most people, a visit to Ravinia is either the Pavilion seats or picnicking with friends and family on the vast lawn area in Highland Park. But, there is another part of this marvelous music park, the Bennett Gordon Hall, on the same property. [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 hear every note being played and or sung. Tonight, in their special tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch, “Play It Again, Marvin!, we were treated to [Read More]

“Amy” the story of Amy Winehouse

“Amy” the story of Amy Winehouse

Documentaries are not easy to make or take. Many of us, who are primarily theater people find them to be contrived in a manner to make the creator’s point appear to be the reason for even making the film. I walked into the screening of “Amy” knowing a bit [Read More]

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“The My Way Residential”  reviewed by Carol Moore

“The My Way Residential” reviewed by Carol Moore

Recommended *** I really enjoyed the Irish Theatre Chicago production of “The My Way Residential”.  Putting a [Read More]

“Time Stands Still”  reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham with editor’s notes

“Time Stands Still” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham with editor’s notes

Recommended*** The title of the Donald Margulies play “Time Stands Still” would perhaps be more accurate if [Read More]

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Highly Recommended ****  What happens when a classic story, in fact, not just a classic, but a Dickens’ classic, is [Read More]

“Relativity”

“Relativity”

Highly Recommended ***** Albert Einstein was noted for his brilliance, and yet, few know a great deal about his [Read More]

EscapeHouse/SafeHouse- Chicago Style

EscapeHouse/SafeHouse- Chicago Style

What a night! We had heard about the “EscapeRoom” adventures, several times, and decided it was time to [Read More]

“Little Miss Sunshine”

“Little Miss Sunshine”

Somewhat Recommended ** Over the years, I have learned that every hit movie does not translate into a solid stage [Read More]

Route 66 now on Route 21 (also known as Milwaukee Avenue)

Route 66 now on Route 21 (also known as Milwaukee Avenue)

Route 66 Theatre Company is well planted in their now home on Milwaukee Avenue, The Den Theatre located at 1333 N. [Read More]