Saturday November 18th 2017

‘Cabaret’ Archives

“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]

Mindi Abair at The Genesee- FREE CONCERT

Mindi Abair at The Genesee- FREE CONCERT

Who says there is no such thing as a “free lunch”. Well, it may not be lunch, but the Genesee Theatre, located in Downtown Waukegan, is offering a free presentation on Thursday, May 19th at 7 p.m. Ms. Abair, a renowned musician, will put on a show . Her music! 8 [Read More]

“Jethro Tull :The Rock Opera” reviewed by Kevin Silverstein, with memories by Irv, his father.

“Jethro Tull :The Rock Opera” reviewed by Kevin Silverstein, with memories by Irv, his father.

Highly Recommended ***** The year is circa 1975 and the golden glow of the Wisconsin sunset brings with it a cool breeze to the Alpine Valley Amphitheatre. As night surrounds the fields dotting the converted ski resort, a sea of patched denim jackets, beards, and raucous [Read More]

“Porchlight Revisists…Applause”

“Porchlight Revisists…Applause”

Highly Recommended ***** While this  is “not” a play, but instead, one of a series of staged readings with music and dance, I have opted to classify my article as a “review” and also at Cabaret. Porchlight Music Theatre is a very special entity to [Read More]

“Those Sensational Soulful ’60s”

“Those Sensational Soulful ’60s”

Highly Recommended ***** In conjunction with the other show I saw today, “Doo Wop Shoo Bop”, this is the “partner” at Black Ensemble Theater running in Repertory with the aforementioned- “Those Sensational Soulful ’60s”, a trip down [Read More]

“”Doo Wop Shoo Bop”

“”Doo Wop Shoo Bop”

Highly Recommended **** Black Ensemble Theater is celebrating 40 years of bringing quality musicals and stories that include Black History with music to Chicago. For this year of celebration, they are bringing back some of the stories they have previously told. In many [Read More]

“Marc Salem’s Mind Over Chicago”

“Marc Salem’s Mind Over Chicago”

Highly Recommended ***** The Apollo Theater Chicago has a new tenant. It is Marc Salem, the world’s foremost mentalist and purveyor of mind games. This is not a play, but is an evening of entertainment that you will want to partake of, and possibly participate in. It [Read More]

“Judy & Liza- Once in a Lifetime”

“Judy & Liza- Once in a Lifetime”

Highly Recommended ***** I just found a new spot in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. It is called the Uptown Underground, a quaint retro cabaret where you might feel that once you have gone down the cascading staircase, you have not only reached the lower level of this [Read More]

“Baritones Unbound”

“Baritones Unbound”

When one sees “Hershey Felder Presents” on the marquee (or on a poster) of a theater, one expects the highest of quality on the stage of that theater. Once again, with his newest entry into the season of Felder at The Royal George Theatre in Chicago [Read More]

“Fool Me Twice, Deja Vu”

“Fool Me Twice, Deja Vu”

If you have a rough day, and you need a diversion- one that will make you forget all the “crap” that life deals out, there is nothing better for what ails you than Second City. This is the place for comedy and has been for over 50 years! What started out as a [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]