Saturday November 18th 2017

‘Cabaret’ Archives

“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]

“Dirty- Sexy- Funny”

“Dirty- Sexy- Funny”

Highly Recommended **** I need to clarify that this is a show in a theater. In fact, in one of our area’s most treasured theater buildings, The Genesee in downtown Waukegan. The title of the show is “Dirty-Sexy-Funny” and it probably should have the word [Read More]

Lynda Gordon- two years later

Lynda Gordon- two years later

Recommended *** A few years ago, I covered a newcomer to the Cabaret scene in Chicago, making what was in fact her debut. Her name is Lynda Gordon and she truly has worked hard to master her craft. While she is still on the road, she can certainly hold her head up high [Read More]

“Ralphie May in Waukegan” reviewed by Greg Tucker

“Ralphie May in Waukegan” reviewed by Greg Tucker

A funny thing happened in Waukegan last Thursday night! Well, actually a lot of “funny things happened”! We arrived at The Genesee Theatre for the one night only Ralphie May concert in plenty of time. The block seemed very dark in comparison to the rest of [Read More]

“Santana- The Corazon Tour” hits Ravinia

“Santana- The Corazon Tour” hits Ravinia

Despite, very, very wet conditions, the grassy area of Ravinia was filled, sidewalk to sidewalk of fans of the sounds of Santana. Not one of them was disappointed. Over two hours of non-stop music by Carlos and his son, Salvador, who really sound great together. But what [Read More]

“From Broadway to Hollywood”

“From Broadway to Hollywood”

Highly Recommended ***** For most people, a visit to Ravinia is either the Pavilion seats or picnicking with friends and family on the vast lawn area in Highland Park. But, there is another part of this marvelous music park, the Bennett Gordon Hall, on the same property. [Read More]

“Oh, What a Night”- “Happy Together Tour”

“Oh, What a Night”- “Happy Together Tour”

Our ride to Aurora’s Paramount Arts Centre, felt long on a Friday night, but the anticipation of hearing the great groups of the 1960’s, “live” onstage was enough of a “high” to take the edge off of Friday night traffic. The day before [Read More]

” Blue Man Group”- 2015 w/ comments by Adam and Sarah Shaw

” Blue Man Group”- 2015 w/ comments by Adam and Sarah Shaw

Highly Recommended ***** It has been many (very many) years since I have been back to The Briar Street Theatre for the long running “Blue Man Group”. The show is still very universal in that it appeals to people fo all ages and ethnicities. Today, in order to [Read More]

“Bette, Live at the Continental Baths”

“Bette, Live at the Continental Baths”

There are often time when a play is not a play, or even theater, per se, but an evening of solid entertainment and just plain “FUN” (with all caps). Hell in a Handbag Productions is known for its camp productions and the fun stuff they bring to the stage. Their [Read More]

“Men of Soul”

“Men of Soul”

Black Ensemble Theater is doing what it does best! That is probably the best way to put it, as they now do “Men of Soul” with a tribute to Bill Withers, more of a Cabaret Review over a “book play” and as far as the opening night audience was [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]