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Mindi Abair at The Genesee- FREE CONCERT

Mindi Abair at The Genesee- FREE CONCERT

Who says there is no such thing as a “free lunch”. Well, it may not be lunch, but the Genesee Theatre, located in Downtown Waukegan, is offering a free presentation on Thursday, May 19th at 7 p.m. Ms. Abair, a renowned musician, will put on a show . Her music! 8 [Read More]

“Irving Berlin” returns to Chicago.

“Irving Berlin” returns to Chicago.

Those of you who were lucky enough to witness Hershey Felder’s “Irving Berlin” last time around, you now have a second opportunity to watch this master of the “one man show” recreate the life of one of America’s greatest musicians, Irving [Read More]

“Jethro Tull” tour to start in Waukegan

“Jethro Tull” tour to start in Waukegan

The Genessee Theatre, the “Beauty of the North Shore” ( although it is in Waukegan) will be the starting off spot for a new tour as Ian Anderson, known through out  the world of “rock music” as the flute and voice of “Jethro Tull” [Read More]

Win tickets to see “Cinderella…After the Ball”

Win tickets to see “Cinderella…After the Ball”

You can win a family four pass to take your family to Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre’s production of “Cinderella..After the Ball”. All you need to do is  Print out the picture- have your child between the ages of 5 and 12 color the picture and fill out [Read More]

“The Wizard of Oz” comes to town

“The Wizard of Oz” comes to town

Next Saturday, February 20th as well as Sunday, the 21st at 2 p.m. Special Gifts Theatre will take a journey down the “yellow Brick Road” to meet The “Wizard of Oz” at Ebinger Elementary School located at 7350 West Pratt in Chicago. What this [Read More]

The Senior Radio players, bring back LIVE Radio”

The Senior Radio players, bring back LIVE Radio”

Radio! Oh, the days when radio was not just music and talk, but in fact, real shows- what television calls variety shows or sit-coms and there were even talent shows called amateur hours where young talent competed for prizes ( nothing like what we have today, of course). [Read More]

Ridesharing- are you insured when you are the driver? or Passenger?

Ridesharing- are you insured when you are the driver? or Passenger?

Over the last few years, “Ridesharing” has become a word that people are familiar with. During the tough economic times of the last years, many people who own cars and are in need of additional income, have turned to the UBER and LYFT systems of [Read More]

“Circus Extreme” 2015 edition of Ringling Bros./Barnum & Bailey

“Circus Extreme”  2015 edition of Ringling Bros./Barnum & Bailey

Every year, Chicago area families know that” The Greatest Show on Earth ” will return. Yes, just like we know every spring our two baseball teams will be back for more thrills and chills, and every fall, football comes back to Soldier Field and basketball and [Read More]

So! You want to be an actor?

So! You want to be an actor?

Acting is believing! That is what they say. It also seems that every mother wants to believe that their son or daughter is the next major star. Every generation has their own names to fill in this spot, but we all want to believe that what we see our children (or [Read More]

47th Annual Jeff Awards

47th Annual Jeff Awards

Newly Eligible Theatres take Top Honors at the 47th Annual Jeff Awards Paula Scrofano and John Reeger receive Special Award for Career Achievement October 5, 2015 – Chicago, IL. Two theatres in their first year of Equity eligibility received the most awards at the gala [Read More]

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“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]