Friday September 22nd 2017

‘Cabaret’ Archives

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]

“My Way… a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra”

“My Way… a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra”

Recommended *** TheoUbique Cabaret Theatre has chosen the ultimate in “cabaret” performers to highlight for their holiday production, one “Chairman of the Board- Frank Sinatra”. This production was conceived by Todd Olson and David Grapes and [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]