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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]

Raising funds for Susan G. Komen Foundation in Deerfield

Raising funds for Susan G. Komen Foundation in Deerfield

“Back in the day” is an expression that many “old timers” use to remind us that the world has undergone many changes. If one grew up in a major city, one can recall that every major hotel was known for the special dining room contained within. Think [Read More]

Writers Theatre Update

Writers Theatre Update

If you have driven through Glencoe lately, on Green Bay Road, in particular, you have been watching the progress on the new Writers Theatre venue. An amazingly modern facility that the North Shore has longed for. For more than 20 years, Writers has  captivated the [Read More]

Jeff Awards- Equity Wing 2015


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Friday, August 21, 2015 – Chicago, IL – Chicago stage, TV and film star Michael Shannon did the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2014-2015 Equity Jeff Awards. A video of the presentation is available at www.JeffAwards.org. Six world premiere plays, three [Read More]

A new Martini arrives

A new Martini arrives

According to sources: A vodka martini, also known as a vodkatini or kangaroo cocktail, is a cocktail made with vodka and vermouth, a variation of a martini (which is made with Gin) A vodka martini is made by combining vodka, dry vermouth and ice in a cocktail shaker or [Read More]

“Happy Together 2015” hits Aurora

“Happy Together 2015” hits Aurora

When I speak about the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, it is about their wonderful Broadway series. Each year, the shows get stronger and stronger, but, there is more to this fabulous venue than this series of musicals- they bring in concerts and this month, they will bring us [Read More]

Special Olympic Car and Motorcycle Show- Long Grove

Special Olympic Car and Motorcycle Show- Long Grove

Get ready car and motorcycle buffs! The weather is supposed to rarify so all who take the trip out to Long Grove on July 12th- THIS SUNDAY, from noon – 4 p.m. can enjoy looking at the antique and special vehicles that owners will bring out for the day. Rare treats for [Read More]

“Chi-Raq” begins to shoot in the city

“Chi-Raq” begins to shoot in the city

I am pleading to bring the case of Spike Lee and his movie to our readers. I want to tell his story! I am pleading to tell his story! Only he can relay what it is he wants to say. Meanwhile, there are all types of illustrations with "Chiraq" and "Chi-Raq" artwork. They have [Read More]

42nd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards

42nd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards

For the second consecutive year, the annual awards gala sold out with 650+ guests, which featured musical production numbers from the season’s nominated musicals and revues, as well as excerpts from the season’s nominated plays. [Read More]

“Chiraq”- film to be made in Chi-town!

“Chiraq”- film to be made in Chi-town!

It is very possible that Lee is not doing his thing to convince us to get our heads out of the sand and wake up and smell the coffee. There is a war out there. Since it doesn't seem to be ending, perhaps the satire of this story telling will wake up the people of the areas [Read More]

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“They” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“They” reviewed by Jacob Davis

 Do you ever think that artists’ sniping at each other isn’t really helping them to become better at resisting [Read More]

“Big Red and The Boys”

“Big Red and The Boys”

Chicago has been watching the talented Meghan Murphy truly become a household name. She is dynamic in everything she [Read More]

“Turandot” review by Jacob Davis

“Turandot” review by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended **** Fairy tales are, by definition, stories that don’t follow the rules of the real world. That [Read More]

“Red Velvet”

“Red Velvet”

Back in 2016, The Raven Theatre was host to the premiere of Lolita Chakrabarti’s “Red Velvet. This is a [Read More]

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“The Christmas Schooner”

One can certainly tell when it is the Holiday period in Chicago. Goodman brings out their “A Christmas [Read More]

“Gobsmacked” reviewed by Carol Moore

“Gobsmacked” reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** “Gobsmacked!” absolutely blew me away!  The show is a fast-moving musical revue, featuring [Read More]

“Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour” by Carol Moore

“Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour” by Carol Moore

 Recommended **** I have a checklist somewhere of things I’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to doing.  [Read More]