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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]

“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]

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” Highwood still has it!”

” Highwood still has it!”

In reality, when you dine at Washington Gardens, the "family" is still present. We had dinner there the other night; [Read More]

“The King and I”

“The King and I”

As the strong-willed Governess/teacher, Anna, Marriott has cast the perfect actress, Heidi Kettenring, whose acting [Read More]

“Welcome to America” review by Lawrence Riordan

“Welcome to America” review by Lawrence Riordan

t’s a great and realistic performance, so much so that I regretted it was only 50 minutes, but it’s heavy stuff and [Read More]

“Strandline”

“Strandline”

But it is the entire cast of women who truly bring these words to us in a way that allows us to hear clearly (despite [Read More]

“The Hundred Flowers Project” review by Lawrence Riordan

“The Hundred Flowers Project” review by Lawrence Riordan

(There is some highly symbolic and stylized but affecting violence, reminiscent of video footage of any number of [Read More]

“Titanic”

“Titanic”

While the music is nothing to write home about, it has moments that will hold you and certainly keep you into the [Read More]

“The Lieutenant of Inishmore”

“The Lieutenant of Inishmore”

In fact, it is hard to believe that the tickets for this production are a mere $20 ( only $10 for seniors and students) [Read More]