Wednesday June 29th 2016

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“The Opera comes to The Historic Pickwick Theatre”

These are poor artists, facing hardship each day, so in reality, although the story is about love and romance, it is also about poverty- they cannot pay their rent, they have little to eat, they are cold and have to pawn their possessions to pay for medicine for Mimi. Love, [Read More]

Tween heaven for my grandkids

Tween heaven for my grandkids

The performers were delightful, posing with the kids in special ways and making them feel that they were just as important as those who were TV stars on Disney and Nickelodeon. I must say that I was quite impressed with these young talented kids, who I am sure will go on to [Read More]

“Theodore Bikel: In The Shoes of Sholom Aleichem”

“Theodore Bikel: In The Shoes of Sholom Aleichem”

producd by the amazing Bikel is a mix of story telling, music, acting and biography. Sholom Aleichem was a pioneer of modern Jewish literature and gave us stories that brought us into the world of pre-war Eastern European Jewish life. Of course , most people recall his [Read More]

Our future should be now!

Our future should be now!

As the years roll by, we often think about the future. When we are young, we have a whole lifetime, so putting things off is normal. But when tragedy strikes a family, and all “hell breaks loose”, wouldn’t it be better if we had planned ahead? As a young [Read More]

” PNC Bank Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier-2014/15″

” PNC Bank Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier-2014/15″

The new features of the Wintertube and snowtubing are very cool- the kids went twice on this one and the Toboggan Tunnel Sled Ride is another very neat feature as the sleds on rollers allow some sledding competition between siblings or even with other guests. There are lots [Read More]

Before you begin YOUR diet

Before you begin YOUR diet

one must dedicate themselves to the program that they are now getting into. One cannot start a diet on Monday and work on it until Friday and then sway because of the week-end. This is also true of holidays, and we all know that the "Holiday Season" is by far the worst. [Read More]

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 bikinis, so it would be time to start planning on the “summer diets”. But the seasons have changed and where winter and the Holidays are also [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, who uses his body and face better than most) holds our attention in every numbers he does, even one in drag and our leading lady, Sally Bowles, Remember this [Read More]

“The Art Of Falling”

“The Art Of Falling”

In several scenes, the dancers are projected on a large screen so that they appear to be floating in air, although those who can see the stage can see the dancers are on the floor. This is the magic of the electronic world, but even mor exciting is the ability of these [Read More]

“Stories in Motion”- reviewed by Ellie Wise

“Stories in Motion”- reviewed by Ellie Wise

Stories in Motion consisted of three different stories: Prodigal Son, Lilac Garden and RAkU. They were all very good, but I think RAkU was the best out of the three. [Read More]

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“Work In Progress” reviewed by Sean Kugler

“Work In Progress” reviewed by Sean Kugler

Highly Recommended **** It didn’t take long to realize why Abby McEnany is considered to be a very unique performer [Read More]

A NEW “IN” Spot in the city

A NEW “IN” Spot in the city

Highly Recommended **** Not being a part of the  “scene”, and having moved to the suburbs, we do not get [Read More]

The 60’s at Ravinia with The Commodores opening for Patti LaBelle- rocking night in Highland Park

The 60’s at Ravinia with The Commodores opening for Patti LaBelle- rocking night in Highland Park

Not only was the weather as near perfect as one would want in Ravinia tonight, but the performances we witnessed were a [Read More]

“Hamilton” Tickets

“Hamilton” Tickets

Tuesday, the 21st has come and gone, bringing a lot of busy computers and telephone lines as Chicago theater lovers [Read More]

“Northanger Abbey” reviewed by Carol Moore

“Northanger Abbey” reviewed by Carol Moore

 Highly Recommended *****  If you’ve never been to Lifeline Theatre, you’re missing something really special.  [Read More]

“Company”

“Company”

Highly Recommended **** My regular readers are aware that to me, Stephen Sondheim is the most magical wordsmith in his [Read More]

“The House That Will Not Stand” reviewed by Carol Moore

“The House That Will Not Stand” reviewed by Carol Moore

Recommended *** “The House That Will Not Stand” is a history play about free women of color in 1813 New Orleans.  [Read More]