Monday February 20th 2017

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“Tell Me What You Remember”

“Tell Me What You Remember”

This play filled with snippets of life takes us to places where many of us might see things that will spark memories of our lives and one of the beautiful parts of this sterling production is the audience being able to take part in a discussion after the play as well as [Read More]

Here it comes- “The Greatest Show On Earth”

Here it comes- “The Greatest Show On Earth”

The annual visit from the circus is coming soon. Get your family ready! It gets bigger and better every year! [Read More]

46th Annual Jeff Awards-Equity

46th Annual Jeff Awards-Equity

In a year of enormous loss to the theatre community, the ceremony featured a moving photographic memorial that honored 24 theatre professionals and was underscored by the cast of “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” from Theatre at the Center. They were strong in [Read More]

2014 Jeff Nominations

2014 Jeff Nominations

They are in ! The nominations for the Equity theaters of the Greater Chicago Area.There are 179 nominations in 35 categories for Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014. In the Large Theatre category, Goodman Theatre’s [Read More]

Congrats to Jessie Mueller

Congrats to Jessie Mueller

From all  of us here at “aroundthetownchicago.com” and the thousands of Chicago area theater patrons who have watched the Mueller family on our stages, a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Jessie for her Tony Award as Best Actress in a musical !Now, all we can hope is [Read More]

“Frozen” comes to Chicago/Rosemont

“Frozen” comes to Chicago/Rosemont

The story will be the same, the music as well, but we will now witness these sisters, Anna and Elsa, "LIVE" as they bring the story to the ice aarena. The Feld Company, who has been bringing these Disney on Ice shows to Chicago for for over 30 years is proud to have the [Read More]

Bernadette Peters- “Valentine’s Day in Concert”

Bernadette Peters- “Valentine’s Day in Concert”

what a special night for this concert to take place- Valentine's day. A day associated with love, so be prepared for some marvelous love songs, in sme cases, as you have never heard them sung before. So, pick up your phone and call 847-263-6300 to purchase your tickets [Read More]

“Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier”

“Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier”

There are 170,000 square feet of rides and other attractions, as well as places to grab a snack or you and yours can even decorate your own sugar cookie ( they never seem to make it home, so I suggest making an extra for the trip home). There is indoor skating, a carousel, [Read More]

“Motown” visits Chicago for the Holidays-Mary Wilson’s Holiday Spectacular!

“Motown” visits Chicago for the Holidays-Mary Wilson’s Holiday Spectacular!

Both Mary Wilson and the Four Tops have continued to delight audiences for decades and to see them join together on one stage and showcase their incredible talent will be a holiday treat for all.” [Read More]

“Texas Steaks arrive in Chicago Area”

“Texas Steaks arrive in Chicago Area”

While Perry's is "elegant" in every way, there is a casualness that will mae you feel comfortable and "at home". Not a stuffy steakhouse, but a steakhouse that will give you the best food, a solid value and a reason to come back. They are opening on Veteran's Day, but we [Read More]

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“The Fantasticks”

“The Fantasticks”

Recommended *** I am sure there will be notes from other reviewers as well as audience members relative  to the rating [Read More]

“A Wonder In My Soul”

“A Wonder In My Soul”

Highly Recommended **** Tonight, I felt as if I were back at Victory Gardens Theater, as it was! It was a glorious [Read More]

“My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” review by Carol Moore

“My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” review by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** What’s not to love?  Theatre at the Center’s new revue, “My Way: A Musical Tribute to [Read More]

“Mamma Mia!”

“Mamma Mia!”

Highly Recommended ***** When I saw the Marriott Theatre season schedule, and “Mamma Mia!” appeared on it, [Read More]

“Carmen”   Reviewed by Jacob Davis

“Carmen” Reviewed by Jacob Davis

 Each year from February to March, the Lyric Opera performs an extended run of a highly popular opera that is likely [Read More]

Deep in the Heart of Tuna” reviewed by Carol Moore

Deep in the Heart of Tuna” reviewed by Carol Moore

Somewhat recommended * *Apparently playwright Ed Howard ran out of ideas for his Tuna (the third smallest town in [Read More]