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“Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of Superstrip” review by Carol Moore

“Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of Superstrip” review by Carol Moore

Although normally review theater, not dance, when I had the opportunity to attend the premiere performance of “Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip”, I snapped it up.  I’m always thrilled to see a unique dance performance – and this truly was [Read More]

Ravinia Announces 2016 season

Ravinia Announces 2016 season

As the weather begins to warm, the trees begin to flower and kids start talking about Summer vacation, our minds begin to think about a favorite entertainment spot on the North Shore- Ravinia. This summertime festival located in Highland Park is not just a concert hall on [Read More]

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]

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“Peter and the Starcatcher”

“Peter and the Starcatcher”

Recommended *** Over the past few years, I have been avoiding some of the productions at The Metropolis Performing Arts [Read More]

“An American in Paris ” A new musical

“An American in Paris ” A new musical

Musical theater is for many, the greatest form of entertainment! For others, it is the movies that they find exciting. [Read More]

“An Octoroon”

“An Octoroon”

Recommended *** Victory Gardens has added a new “resident Company” to its stable. The company is Definition [Read More]

“The God of Isaac”

“The God of Isaac”

“You don’t have to be Jewish”! That is the first thing I might say about James Sherman’s [Read More]

“Madagascar” at Chicago Shakespeare with notes from 9 year old Lily Kienzle

“Madagascar” at Chicago Shakespeare with notes from 9 year old Lily Kienzle

Highly Recommended ***** This is evidently the year of Dream Works as Chicago Shakespeare Theater follows the footsteps [Read More]

Cirque Du Soleil- Luzia ( a Waking Dream of Mexico)

Cirque Du Soleil- Luzia ( a Waking Dream of Mexico)

Recommended *** Since 1984, we have been exposed to the art form known as “Cirque Du Soleil” which brings [Read More]

“Little Fish” review by Carol Moore

“Little Fish” review by Carol Moore

Recommended *** In its essence, “Little Fish” is a story about a young woman’s struggle to quit smoking.  I [Read More]