Monday December 22nd 2014

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“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]

“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]

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“The Merry Widow”

“The Merry Widow”

"The Merry Widow" is filled with innuendos, mistaken identities and mishaps between men and women galore, but is a [Read More]

“Sherlock Holmes and the Case of The Christmas Goose” review by Lawrence Riordan

“Sherlock Holmes and the Case of The Christmas Goose” review by Lawrence Riordan

Script-Writers Menedian and John Weagly have decided to embrace this reputation in their adaption, weaving in humorous [Read More]

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella”

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella”

It is a fresh take on the old story. A chambermaid (due to her father's remarriage and then death) become transformed [Read More]

“Newsies”

“Newsies”

The cast is highly energetic and extremely talented. For the most part, when we get a road tour it is of high quality, [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 [Read More]

“Burning Bluebeard”

“Burning Bluebeard”

While I enjoyed last year's production, I found this one even stronger. Perhaps partly because of my prior experience [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 [Read More]