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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]

“Welcome Back! Santa’s Village”

“Welcome Back! Santa’s Village”

Those were great memories! Ones that we have been able to tell the kids about, but not shared. Well, guess what? Santas Village has new owners and an even newer spirit of bringing the family back to just having a fun experience as a family. It is three parks in one! Now [Read More]

The American Girl Experience by Jane Bresloff

The American Girl Experience    by Jane Bresloff

Little girls, all over the world dream of the day when they will be of age to have their own American Girl doll. For our granddaughters, the age we felt comfortable with is five and recently, we visited The American Girl in New York to celebrate Zoe’s fifth brithday. [Read More]

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“Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”

“Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”

the show must go on and this brilliant cast, under the skilled direction of William Pullinsi, tightened their belts and [Read More]

“Native Son” by Michael Horn

“Native Son” by Michael Horn

This is a powerful play with powerful performances. It resonates today as loudly as it did when the book was written [Read More]

“REST”

“REST”

This scene between Thebus and Norris illustrates how people should respect those that they care about and or love. [Read More]

“Death Tax”

“Death Tax”

It is recommended because of the brilliance of the actors who give his script life, something to cling on to and open [Read More]

“The Good Doctor” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

“The Good Doctor” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

The set (Michael Nedza), with the exception of the reader’s digests books, is convincing as every 19th Russian space [Read More]

“King Lear”

“King Lear”

This is a marvelous production, bringing the works of The Bard to a more modern version. While the true Shakespeare [Read More]

“CATS”

“CATS”

The highly energetic cast is all over the stage, tumbling, dancing and introducing us to the different types of [Read More]