Sunday May 28th 2017

‘Cabaret’ Archives

“On A Clear Day You Can See Forever”

“On A Clear Day You Can See Forever”

Highly Recommended **** Many Chicago theater-goers know that Porchlight Music Theatre Company has been presenting short productions that revisit musicals of the past. These are for the most part musicals that have not been produced in the area for many years, and for me, [Read More]

“Marry me a Little”

“Marry me a Little”

Highly Recommended ***** I must preface this review by stating the fact- I love the works of Stephen Sondheim! No matter what he puts his hand to, I am in heaven listening to the words that this creative mind sets to music. The Chicago theater community, or so it seems, is [Read More]

” Best of Bri-Ko” reviewed by Carol Moore

” Best of Bri-Ko”  reviewed by Carol Moore

Recommended ***  What can I say about “Bri-Ko”?  “Bri-Ko is hard to describe.  It’s kind of like Blue Man Group meets the Three Stooges with Marcel Marceau and the Marx Brothers dropping in to help out.  The antics of Brian Posen, Tim Soszko, and Brian Peterlin, [Read More]

“Revolution” a fund raiser for Route 66 Theatre Company

“Revolution” a fund raiser for Route 66 Theatre Company

Highly Recommended ***** When people ask me to compare the New York Theater “scene” with our Chicago “scene”, they have no choice but to listen to the pride in my voice. I am very happy to call myself, as a member of the press, also a member of our [Read More]

“My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” review by Carol Moore

“My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” review by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** What’s not to love?  Theatre at the Center’s new revue, “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” is a jazzy gem of an evening.  Pick your favorite Sinatra tune, I’m pretty sure they’ll be singing it.  Four of Chicago’s best [Read More]

“I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett”

“I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett”

Highly Recommended ***** Music is special! When many of us are “down and out”, we can change our mood by listening to music, which will soothe the soul. When we think of great music, we also think of great performers who made that music a part of our lives. To [Read More]

“Honky Tonk Angels”

“Honky Tonk Angels”

Attending one of the musical shows at No Exit Café, that little treasure on Glenwood where Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre makes musicals exciting and affordable, is always a treat. Whether they take on a full- scale musical, bringing it down in size to a cabaret style, or a [Read More]

“The Rosenkranz Mysteries”

“The Rosenkranz Mysteries”

Highly Recommended **** The Doctor is in! At least until Christmas (December 24th), at The Royal George Cabaret on North Halsted Street. The doctor is not here to practice medicine, but to bring his magic to Chicago. Doctor Ricardo Rosenkranz is a professor at Northwestern [Read More]

“12 Dames Of Christmas” 1 NIGHT ONLY

“12 Dames Of Christmas”  1 NIGHT ONLY

ELGIN, IL – Award-winning Chicago dynamo Angela Ingersoll rings in the holiday season with her fun and festive one-woman-show The 12 Dames of Christmas at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.  Backed by a stellar band, Ingersoll takes audiences on a hilarious and [Read More]

“Let Me Entertain You” Reviewed by Carol Moore

“Let Me Entertain You”  Reviewed by Carol Moore

 Highly Recommended *****  Although I’ve always heard good things about Light Opera Works, I’ve never been able to see one of their shows for one reason or another.  I was delighted to see that I finally had an open date that coincided with the opening of their [Read More]

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“Harvey” reviewed by Carol Moore

“Harvey” reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** Kudos to Court Theatre for bringing back one of my favorite classic comedies, “Harvey”. [Read More]

“St. Jude”  Up close and Personal

“St. Jude” Up close and Personal

I have now seen all three of the Up Close and Personal Series productions at Victory Gardens Theater. The third, [Read More]

“The My Way Residential”  reviewed by Carol Moore

“The My Way Residential” reviewed by Carol Moore

Recommended *** I really enjoyed the Irish Theatre Chicago production of “The My Way Residential”.  Putting a [Read More]

“Time Stands Still”  reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham with editor’s notes

“Time Stands Still” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham with editor’s notes

Recommended*** The title of the Donald Margulies play “Time Stands Still” would perhaps be more accurate if [Read More]

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Highly Recommended ****  What happens when a classic story, in fact, not just a classic, but a Dickens’ classic, is [Read More]

“Relativity”

“Relativity”

Highly Recommended ***** Albert Einstein was noted for his brilliance, and yet, few know a great deal about his [Read More]

EscapeHouse/SafeHouse- Chicago Style

EscapeHouse/SafeHouse- Chicago Style

What a night! We had heard about the “EscapeRoom” adventures, several times, and decided it was time to [Read More]