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“So you think you are funny?”

“So you think you are funny?”

While there are many truly funny people in the world, how does one get “found”? There are ways! One of these “ways” is a club where an “open Mike” allows those who THINK they are funny to compete against those who ARE truly funny with a [Read More]

Tony & Tina are doing their vows…again! Here is your chance to be IN the wedding party

Tony & Tina are doing their vows…again!  Here is your chance to be IN the wedding party

Calling all those looking to embrace Italian heritage… The long running, smash hit show, Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding, coming back to Chicago this fall, will be hosting an open casting call Saturday, July 23rd beginning at 9:00 AM, with sign up starting at 8:00 AM at [Read More]

“Arlington Toyota and the community”

“Arlington Toyota and the community”

Did You Ever Want to Smash a Car? Well, now you do have that option. Bring your kids & grand- children to smash out stigma with food, fun and… smashing the car! You will also have a chance to meet pro wrestler Colt Cabana, aka Scott Colton, and change the way the [Read More]

Support the USO- Arlington Heights Ford

Support the USO- Arlington Heights Ford

Get ready for a fun day at Arlington Heights Ford, located at 801 West Dundee Road. The day: July 16th     From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., this dealership will be a carnival atmosphere with: food and drink- Bar-B-Q, no less games for the kids Dunk Tank (for the adults, of [Read More]

“Catch Me If You Can, The Musical” comes to Buffalo Grove

“Catch Me If You Can, The Musical” comes to Buffalo Grove

Big Deal Productions is preparing their upcoming Summer musical, “Catch Me If You Can, The Musical”. This is the large -scale musical based on the movie, and true story of Frank Abagnale, Junior. For those of you who do not recall this story, it is about a young [Read More]

“Hamilton” Tickets

“Hamilton” Tickets

Tuesday, the 21st has come and gone, bringing a lot of busy computers and telephone lines as Chicago theater lovers (and probably a lot of ticket brokers) attempted to obtain their opportunity to see the Tony Award winning “Hamilton” opening  at The Privatebank [Read More]

43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Ceremony

43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Ceremony

     Jeff Awards Ceremony in ChicagoKimberly Senior receives Special Award June 6, 2016 – Chicago, IL.  “The Hairy Ape”- Eugene O’Neill’s expressionist play presented in a stark, brutal and imaginative setting; “Byhalia, Mississippi”- a new work of [Read More]

Square Roots Festival -Lincoln Square July- mark your calendars

Square Roots Festival -Lincoln Square July- mark your calendars

The Old Town School of Folk Music and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce’s craft beer and music experience in Chicago’s Lincoln Square is right around the corner. Expect multiple music stages, both inside the Old Town School and outside on Lincoln [Read More]

Arlington Toyota Hosts a FREE Bike Clinic

Arlington Toyota Hosts a FREE Bike Clinic

What’s There to do at The Spring Community Bicycle Clinic? Featured guests at the spring community bicycle clinic will be Ryan and Jacqui Giuliano. Ryan is a triathlete with a long list of accomplishments including finishing 3rd in his age group for the 2015 Ironman [Read More]

43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominations Announced

43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominations Announced

Tuesday, April 26, 2016-Chicago, IL. The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in [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]