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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]

Joseph Jefferson Award “Nominees” Non-Equity

Joseph Jefferson Award “Nominees” Non-Equity

Watching the local actors, directors, tech people wait to see if they will win the coveted award and hearing the excitement for those who do is as good as it gets. And as an aside, the NON-Equity show is often better than the Equity. The difference between the two is of [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]