Friday September 22nd 2017

‘Cabaret’ Archives

“We Three” from “Mamma Mia” to lifelong friends

“We Three” from “Mamma Mia” to lifelong friends

The three amazing talents that were brought together by fate (and Marriott’s casting people)- Cassie Slater, Danni Smith and Meghan Murphy, who were terrific as Donna and friends in the recent “Mamma Mia” at Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre did a one-night [Read More]

“We Three”….anticipation

“We Three”….anticipation

Hold on to your hats! The trio of ladies that made Marriott Theatre’s production of “Mamma Mia” one of the best , have stayed close and are bringing a special show to Martyrs, located at 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue on Monday, August 7th at 8 p.m.  Is this [Read More]

“My Son The Waiter : A Jewish Tragedy”

“My Son The Waiter : A Jewish Tragedy”

HEEEE’s BACK! Brad Zimmerman is back in the Chicago area doing his thing . . telling his story! As someone who spends a great deal of time with actors who all have other vocations to bring in the money, to pay the bills, so they can live in the houses they buy or [Read More]

“Jacques Brel’s Lonesome Losers of the Night”

“Jacques Brel’s Lonesome Losers of the Night”

Recommended *** Back in 2008, TheoUbique, that great little storefront in Rogers Park presented  a revue, conceived by their Artistic Director, Fred Anzevino, that was loved by their regulars and attracted a new audience to the No Exit Café on Glenwood.Those who were fans [Read More]

“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]

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“Alias Grace”  review by Carol Moore

“Alias Grace” review by Carol Moore

 Recommended *** Everyone in my book club enjoyed the Rivendell Theatre production of “Alias Grace”, Jennifer [Read More]

“The Rembrandt”

“The Rembrandt”

Recommended ***  Have you ever thought about what might happen if you were to touch a museum work of art, just to see [Read More]

” A New Brain”

” A New Brain”

Highly Recommended ***** When asked how I come to rate a production, I try to explain that the beauty of a production [Read More]

“The 39 Steps” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“The 39 Steps” reviewed by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended ***** You don’t need to know Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film The 39 Steps to find Patrick [Read More]

“Five Guys Named Moe” reviewed by Michael Horn

“Five Guys Named Moe” reviewed by Michael Horn

The Court Theatre opens its 63rd season with “Five Guys named Moe”; a lively musical tribute to the hit songs of [Read More]

“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

in 1884, Mark Twain wrote a novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, bringing the South and its [Read More]

“Million Dollar Quartet”

“Million Dollar Quartet”

Highly Recommended ***** When I read that Paramount Theatre was planning to do “Million Dollar Quartet” as [Read More]