Saturday November 18th 2017

‘Cabaret’ Archives

“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]

“Cook County Social” review by Sean Kugler

“Cook County Social” review by Sean Kugler

“Curtsy.” It’s a simple word with a simple meaning and it usually isn’t done by men. That’s probably why it was the suggestion provided by an audience member Friday night at the iO. You see, Cook County Social Club have been delivering convention busting improv [Read More]

“Diana Ross”- Ravinia Debut reviewed by Jane Bresloff

“Diana Ross”- Ravinia Debut  reviewed by Jane Bresloff

One of “Motown”s defining singers, Ms Diana Ross, after all these years, appeared for the very first time, at Ravinia. in Highland Park. Entering the sold-out grounds of Ravinia tonight, one could feel the excitement of the evening. The audience, on the lawn and [Read More]

“Show And Tell” Review by Sean Kugler

“Show And Tell”  Review by Sean Kugler

It’s usually considered impolite for an audience member to speak to a performer during a show. This form of harassment is known as heckling. But, it happened several times during this performance. It wasn’t out of place though, because the producer of the show herself [Read More]

“Desert Cool” Reviewed by Sean Kugler

“Desert Cool” Reviewed by Sean Kugler

 Recommended *** On a cool Friday evening, a cool show transported its audience from present-day Chicago to present-dayish Los Angeles. After a minute long overture comprised of bright lights and hip jazz, two very interesting looking fellows appeared on stage. An Albert [Read More]

“Woz: A Rock Cabaret”

“Woz: A Rock Cabaret”

Highly Recommended ***** It is not often that I miss an opening night, but last night I attended another previous engagement, missing the opening at The Victory Gardens of “Woz: A Rock Cabaret”! luckily, I was able to get there tonight bringing my proof Editor and his [Read More]

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“The Book of Will”

“The Book of Will”

Another Midwest premiere at Northlight! This one will have special meaning for the Shakespeare lovers out there. The [Read More]

“Crystal” Cirque Du Soleil

“Crystal” Cirque Du Soleil

While Cirque Du Soleil should be classified as “performance Art” as it is in fact, not a play, musical or [Read More]

“Lizzie”  reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

“Lizzie” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

Firebrand Theatre, with its inaugural production of “Lizzie,” has put an indelible stamp on the local [Read More]

“Escape to Margaritaville…the Musical”

“Escape to Margaritaville…the Musical”

Highly Recommended **** With the great success of Abba and their “Mama Mia”, it was obvious that taking a [Read More]

“Woman of the Year”  revisited

“Woman of the Year” revisited

Highly Recommended ***** I love the concept that Porchlight  Musical Theatre has developed. They call it Porchlight [Read More]

“The Belle of Amherst”  reviewed by Michael Horn

“The Belle of Amherst” reviewed by Michael Horn

  Highly Recommended  ***** The Court Theatre continues its 63rd season with “The Belle of Amherst” by William [Read More]

” Fade”

” Fade”

Attending Tanya  Saracho’s latest play, “Fade”, made me think of an old Woody Allen story. Seems [Read More]