Saturday November 18th 2017

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“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]

T Day, 2017- the continuing story of “Getting the smile back”

T Day, 2017- the continuing story of “Getting the smile back”

It is now January, 2017. I have had several visits with Dr. Mendez, my new Dentist, and I have been prepped for the big day, Monday, January 9th. This is the day, I refer to as “T-Day”, the day, I will have the remaining teeth on top, removed, the gums sewn up [Read More]

The 48th Annual Jeff Awards

The 48th Annual Jeff Awards

  October 17, 2016 – Chicago, IL. The gala 48th Annual Equity Jeff Awards held at Drury Lane Oakbrook on Monday, October 17, celebrated a season of outstanding productions. Entering the Drury Lane building, one could feel the excitement of the evening. Thank goodness [Read More]

Welcome Jacob Davis!

Welcome Jacob Davis!

Many of you have read Jacob’s reviews on ChicagoCritic.com. He is an astute writer who understands theater far beyond his years. Aroundthetown is pleased to announce that Jacob is joining our staff and will be handling some of the theater (and perhaps concert) reviews [Read More]

Broadway In Chicago FALL Preview by Jacob Davis

Broadway In Chicago FALL Preview by Jacob Davis

Many of the most hotly anticipated shows from Broadway will be coming downtown this fall. By the end of the year, Broadway in Chicago will have welcomed tours of Fun Home, the biographical work about cartoonist Alison Bechdal, Finding Neverland, an adaptation of the movie [Read More]

“Hidden DANGER in your home”!

“Hidden DANGER in your home”!

Owning your own home is the “American Dream”. Whether it be a mansion on the lake, a condo in a high-rise or a townhouse in the perfect community, it is something every one of us dreams of having. Once we have that home, we do whatever we can to maintain and [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]