Tuesday January 23rd 2018

‘Cabaret’ Archives

“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]

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]

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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]