Friday September 22nd 2017

‘Cabaret’ Archives

“Batsu” at Kamehachi, Old Town

“Batsu” at Kamehachi, Old Town

Tonight we made a trip to Japan, or should I say, the food and entertainment of Japan, but in Old Town. The restaurant where the action takes place is Kamehachi located in its new digs at 1531 N. Wells Street. As we entered the building, and walked towards the dining area, [Read More]

“My Son The Waiter- A Jewish Tragedy”

“My Son The Waiter- A Jewish Tragedy”

They say that laughter is the best medicine for whatever ails you. This being the case, I heartily suggest you make a trek to Skokie to view Comedian Brad Zimmerman’s one man show “My Son The Waiter- A Jewish Tragedy”. It is a scream! This is a ninety [Read More]

“The Bacon Brothers come to Arlington Heights”

“The Bacon Brothers come to Arlington Heights”

  The Bacon Brothers are anything but a typical rock band. Brothers Michael and Kevin Bacon, each accomplished in their own right, play gritty rock that is unapologetically unique and authentic.  Their style can best be described by their first album title, Forosoco, a [Read More]

“Work In Progress” reviewed by Sean Kugler

“Work In Progress” reviewed by Sean Kugler

Highly Recommended **** It didn’t take long to realize why Abby McEnany is considered to be a very unique performer across the city. No sooner had the show started when Abby came dancing on stage to the sounds of MC Luscious 90’s hit, “Boom! I Got Your Boyfriend.” [Read More]

“Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure” Reviewed by Carol Moore

“Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure”  Reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** “Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure” is a certified hit in my book!  Although the new production at Lookingglass might seem light and frivolous at first glance, it actually deals with some serious and provocative topics.  “Thaddeus [Read More]

“Heels Over Head” reviewed by Sean Kugler

“Heels Over Head”  reviewed by Sean Kugler

One of the best things about summer is the fact that taxes are over. Most people are happy about this. But then again, most people aren’t Barb Turb. The first character to grace the stage wasted no time lamenting over the realization that her creation TurboTax is no [Read More]

“An Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse Songbook”

“An Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse Songbook”

Highly Recommended ***** There are songs and there are songwriters that have fame and yet many people have no idea who they are or where the songs they created came from. Confused? You should be! The songwriters I am making reference to are Anthony Newley and Leslie [Read More]

“Oh What A Night” Frankie Valli- first time at Ravinia!

“Oh What A Night” Frankie Valli- first time at Ravinia!

If you were not one of the standing room only visitors to Ravinia on June 12, you missed out on a very special night. While all of the events and shows at Ravinia (Lake County’s treasure), this was even more special. Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, after all these [Read More]

“A Storm of Limbs” reviewed by Sean Kugler

“A Storm of Limbs” reviewed by  Sean Kugler

  Recommended *** In the seconds before this show began, I looked down at my ticket and once more read the catchy title. I tried to figure out some deeper meaning behind the words but quickly lost my train of thought when two imposing figures stepped out from behind the [Read More]

“Having It All” a comedy night at IO review by Sean Kugler

“Having It All” a comedy night at IO  review by Sean Kugler

On any given night in Chicago, an individual can find something interesting to do without much effort. There are several open mics, improv shows, and theatre productions to keep your interest. Of course, there are good things to see, but not often something that is unique [Read More]

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“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]

“90210:The Musical”  reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

“90210:The Musical” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

Somewhat Recommended **   “90210: The Musical” is an unauthorized parody of the popular teen soap opera [Read More]