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Route 66 now on Route 21 (also known as Milwaukee Avenue)

Route 66 now on Route 21 (also known as Milwaukee Avenue)

Route 66 Theatre Company is well planted in their now home on Milwaukee Avenue, The Den Theatre located at 1333 N. Milwaukee Avenue (just north of Ashland/Division). For those of you who are not full aware of this company, they are a sharp talented troupe that brings many [Read More]

Redhead Days 2017

Redhead Days  2017

It is getting close! Yes, Highwood Redhead Days is approaching! This year, a gathering of redheads (and their admirers) will be the “happening event” in Highwood on Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th. Thousdands of redheads (and their families and friends [Read More]

My Special Day

My Special Day

Winning the World Series was an exciting event for Cubs fans. In fact, it was a major event.Yesterday, we were able to visit and have a photo- op with the actual trophy. They set up the glass enclosed miracle of Clark and Addison down the construction crazed street from [Read More]

Chicago area students get to bear witness to THE play that everyone wants to see “Hamilton”

Chicago area students get to bear witness to THE play that everyone wants to see “Hamilton”

HAMILTON’s celebrated Education Program debuts February 22 in Chicago when 1,900 students and teachers attend performance at The PrivateBank Theatre   CHICAGO (Feb. 20, 2017) — The innovative educational program that launched last year at HAMILTON on Broadway, in [Read More]

“Angels On Your Pillow” REVIEW

“Angels On Your Pillow”  REVIEW

About a month ago (late last year) I learned that an associate of mine, Karen Lee Kelly, had written a children’s book. As my readers know, being a proud grandparent and wanting the kids to be into everything, I have reviewed some children’s books in the past, [Read More]

“High Fidelity: the Musical” PREVIEW

“High Fidelity: the Musical”  PREVIEW

Tonight, I was one of around 250 people attending a special concert version of “High Fidelity: the Musical: at The Mercury Theater. This was a concert version with two participating companies- Route 66 Theatre Company ( the local company that did the first Chicago [Read More]

“Die Fledermaus” Reviewed by Carol Moore notes by Al Bresloff

“Die Fledermaus”  Reviewed by Carol Moore   notes by Al Bresloff

Highly Recommended **** The Light Opera Works production of “Die Fledermaus” is stunning.  I’m not an opera aficionado, but I have friends, and they told me that this is the best production of “Die Fledermaus” they’ve seen.  It seemed to me that “Die [Read More]

“Doo Wop Rhapsody” Special visit to Munster

“Doo Wop Rhapsody” Special visit to Munster

Music is to many of us the key to who we are. Over the years, tastes change, not just in volume, but type of music and sound. Way back when, let’s say the 1960’s, I was into the sounds of pop music- Elvis, The Beatles and typical “Rock ‘n [Read More]

The Family HOWLIDAY Singalong- 12/17 10:30 a.m. and then again 12/18 at 7 p.m. (for the older kids)in Oak Park!

The Family HOWLIDAY Singalong- 12/17  10:30 a.m.  and then again 12/18 at 7 p.m. (for the older kids)in Oak Park!

        This weekend, out in Oak Park , there will be a fundraiser  for a  wonderful organization, The Oak Park Animal Care League.  Open Door Theatre (right off 290…. very easy to get to  from the city and the burbs!) is hosting us for two [Read More]

“The Greatest Show On Earth” returns! Reviewed by Carol Moore

“The Greatest Show On Earth” returns! Reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** I’ve taken my 7-year-old granddaughter, Molly, to lots of plays and shows.  For the first time ever, her father, my son, Owen, decided to accompany us to the opening night of “Out Of This WorldTM ”, the 2016 version of Ringling Bros. and [Read More]

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“Time Stands Still”  reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

“Time Stands Still” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

Recommended*** The title of the Donald Margulies play “Time Stands Still” would perhaps be more accurate if [Read More]

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Highly Recommended ****  What happens when a classic story, in fact, not just a classic, but a Dickens’ classic, is [Read More]

“Relativity”

“Relativity”

Highly Recommended ***** Albert Einstein was noted for his brilliance, and yet, few know a great deal about his [Read More]

EscapeHouse/SafeHouse- Chicago Style

EscapeHouse/SafeHouse- Chicago Style

What a night! We had heard about the “EscapeRoom” adventures, several times, and decided it was time to [Read More]

“Little Miss Sunshine”

“Little Miss Sunshine”

Somewhat Recommended ** Over the years, I have learned that every hit movie does not translate into a solid stage [Read More]

Route 66 now on Route 21 (also known as Milwaukee Avenue)

Route 66 now on Route 21 (also known as Milwaukee Avenue)

Route 66 Theatre Company is well planted in their now home on Milwaukee Avenue, The Den Theatre located at 1333 N. [Read More]

“Into The Empty Sky”  reviewed by Jacob Davis

“Into The Empty Sky” reviewed by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended ****If you don’t know Polish Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Wisława Szymborska, Trap Door [Read More]