Tuesday January 23rd 2018

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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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“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]