Tuesday January 23rd 2018

‘Cabaret’ Archives

“Follies” a celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 80th

“Follies” a celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 80th

For anyone who loves ( or even just appreciates) the work of Stephen Sondheim, you are in for a rare treat. As pert of The Chicago Humanities Festival, for ONE NIGHT ONLY, some of Chicago's finest musical theater talents will gather at Francis W. Parker School, in the Diane [Read More]

“Close To You” Follow-up/Review

“Close To You” Follow-up/Review

I would like to report that I attended this special night at The Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights and had a delightful evening. Lisa does not try to imitate Karen Carpenter in any way shape or form, but her love for the music of Ms. Carpenter does show [Read More]

“Close To You: Music of the Carpenters” coming to Arlington Hts.

“Close To You: Music of the Carpenters” coming to Arlington Hts.

Lisa asured me that her show is in fact, NOT a Cabaret type show, but instead should be considered a concert- a concert to celebrate the life and music of Karen Carpenter so that despite the tragedy in her life that caused her early death, her memory and music will continue [Read More]

“Bernhardt On Broadway:The Musical”

“Bernhardt On Broadway:The Musical”

Ms. Dunitz takes on her character with great style and grace and despite some a/c problems and some sound system snafus, takes us on a trip through time as we learn about this woman who formed her own theater company, at a time when women would never have tried, and sold [Read More]

“Bernhardt on Broadway”

“Bernhardt on Broadway”

Cabaret performance is not always just the name singers, but some Cabaret performers enjoy bringing legends to the stage. Carol Dunitz has written a script, music and lyrics for her one woman show "Bernhardt on Broadway", so that we can get a true feel for what this woman [Read More]

She’s a Little Bit “Country”, He’s “Rock ‘N Roll”- The Osmonds Are Still Hot!

She’s a Little Bit “Country”, He’s “Rock ‘N Roll”- The Osmonds Are Still Hot!

Thanks to the wonderful people at The Horseshoe Casino Resort , just 20 minutes south of the loop, we have been getting Vegas type shows with all the glitz and glamour at very affordable prices. The Venue, their beautiful auditorium/theater has great sound, comfortable [Read More]

Paul Anka “Did it his way”

Paul Anka  “Did it his way”

Anka entered from the back of the audience, greeting his fans with handshakes, high fives and some little hugs and kisses. When he got to the stage ( singing "Diana") the audience roared its approval and continued to do so for the next two hours plus as he took us through [Read More]

Sweet and Hot: The Songs of Harold Arlen

Sweet and Hot: The Songs of Harold Arlen

Rogers Park has become one of the theater "hot spots" in Chicago and one of the these theater troupes, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, keeps serving up some of the best of the best in musical productions. This small but vibrant troupe of performers, who can sing and dance up [Read More]

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“Flamingo & Decatur”

“Flamingo & Decatur”

Recommended *** Little by little, the world is seeing Chicago as THE place for live theater! We have seen more actors [Read More]

“All My Sons”  reviewed by Michael Horn

“All My Sons” reviewed by Michael Horn

Highly Recommended ***** A clap of thunder, a flash of lightning, a fallen tree; so begins the Court Theatre’s [Read More]

“Traitor”

“Traitor”

A Red Orchid Theatre is known for bringing  us powerful stories in their very intimate space in “Old [Read More]

“Harbur Gate”

“Harbur Gate”

War is hell! Anyone who has been involved with the current war, or for that mater, Viet Nam ( although we never [Read More]

“She The People”

“She The People”

Highly Recommended **** This is a Second City production, so instead of placing this review at Theater, I am also [Read More]

“Boy”

“Boy”

What would you do if an accident took away a part of one of your children that could change their life? Anna [Read More]

Fireside Restaurant

Fireside Restaurant

Have you ever heard of the expression, “A DESTINATION RESTAURANT”? I am sure you have. What this means is a [Read More]