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“Three Tall Women”

“Three Tall Women”

MASTERFUL! This would be the best way to describe Court Theatre's dazzlingly beautiful production of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize Winning "Three Tall Women". Albee wrote this piece soon after the death of his adoptive mother and as we watch the story unfold we see just [Read More]

“Toy Story 3″ takes to the ice

“Toy Story 3″ takes to the ice

The Feld Entertainment Company, leaders in "family entertainment" bringing entertainment that will lift the human spirit and create lifelong memories that can be shared for years and years. Now, they are bringing the hit animated film, "Toy Story 3" to life at both the [Read More]

Whoopi comes to The Horseshoe

Whoopi comes to The Horseshoe

Get ready "The View" fans- Whoopi Goldberg is coming to our area for one night only to help celebrate "Black History Month" at The Venue. The big night is Friday,February 11th, and while the theater is large ( roughly 2,400 seats) tickets will sll out quickly, so you can [Read More]

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

Over the years, I have learned to love the work that Lifeline Theatre has done in doing adaptations of children's stories and adding music to many. Their current production, "Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch" is an adorable hour of solid storytelling. Based on the book by [Read More]

“The Pirates of Penzance”

“The Pirates of Penzance”

The cast is small but quite energized and as the play progresses, the audience becomes energized as well. Robert McLean is solid as the Pirate King ( among other roles, as they almost all play more than one- except Frederic), and the other pirates who also play the police [Read More]

Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier

Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier

It is hard to believe, but it is the 10th year of Navy Pier’s fabulous annual event “Winter Wonderfest” and what a fest it is. Over the years, my grand-kids have had a blast visiting this even and we have enjoyed watching them as they experience the warmth [Read More]

“Handel’s Messiah Rocks”

“Handel’s Messiah Rocks”

This bright and energetic production has three dominating performers, Mike Eldred ( the Tenor), Ramona Keller and Marty Thomas ( the Baritone) and a solid orchestra. In addition, they use two local chorus groups, one of high school age, the other a little older. In fact, [Read More]

Cabaret Comes to Millennium Park For The Holidays

Cabaret Comes to Millennium Park For The Holidays

While the weather outside is frightful, the cabaret at Millennium Park- "Cabaret With A View" promises to be delightful! Yes, Cabaret will be performed at Millennium Park in the winter. How? ,You may ask! It will be performed ON the stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and [Read More]

“Local Wonders”

“Local Wonders”

This is a journey down memory lane for this couple as the think about their childhoods, the bitter sweetness of parenthood, the loveliness of their home in Nebraska and the aging process; a journey that I enjoyed tremendously! [Read More]

“Barney- Live in Concert”

“Barney- Live in Concert”

Let your family enjoy this special treat for the holiday season and while the kids are enjoying, they will also be learning. Barney and his Friends always celebrate the importance of friendship and wholsome values. Enjoy [Read More]

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“All My Sons” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

“All My Sons” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

He was eventually exonerated, but his estranged friend, business partner, and once-and-future in-law, Steve Dever, [Read More]

“The Color Purple”

“The Color Purple”

what you will see on their stage is one of the best productions of this amazing love story taken from the movie. [Read More]

“Jane Eyre” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

“Jane Eyre” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

there have been over ten major screen adaptations of the novel for either film or television. Given all this, TimeLine [Read More]

“Let Me Down Easy” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

“Let Me Down Easy” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

Nobody has discussed whether it is cruel to keep people alive who are suffering when we would euthanize our pets. [Read More]

“A Kurt Weill Cabaret”

“A Kurt Weill Cabaret”

This is a slick production with five extraordinary voices under the direction of Anzevino and Ramey with solid [Read More]

“Stories in Motion”- reviewed by Ellie Wise

“Stories in Motion”- reviewed by Ellie Wise

Stories in Motion consisted of three different stories: Prodigal Son, Lilac Garden and RAkU. They were all very good, [Read More]

“Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”

“Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”

the show must go on and this brilliant cast, under the skilled direction of William Pullinsi, tightened their belts and [Read More]