Tuesday July 28th 2015

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“From Generation to Generation”

“From Generation to Generation”

Directed by long time local director David Zak and choreographed by Heather Haneman, this is a perfect community theater show or as I said earlier, a Temple fund raiser. The story is more for a Jewish audience than other ethnic groups and although many of them will [Read More]

Giordano Jazz Dance present Spring Engagement

Giordano Jazz Dance present Spring Engagement

speaking about future, two new world premieres were on the program, "Sanza" ( choreography by Autumn Eckman) and then the number that had the audience ready to standup and dance themselves- the amazing "Sabroso" with choreography by Del Dominguez assisted by Laura Flores. [Read More]

“1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends” comes to Chicagoland

“1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends” comes to Chicagoland

For those of you who have seen past productions, these are slick, Broadway type shows that appeals to the youngsters and oldsters and teaches children an appreciation for live theater at an early age by allowing them to see characters who are a part of their lives on stage, [Read More]

” Mary”

” Mary”

Social satire is often hard to project to a theater audience. How can a playwright take pot-shots at many different facets of life and not offend a portion of the audience assembled to watch ( and judge) his or her work?This must have entered the mind of playwright Thomas [Read More]

“The Moonstone”

“The Moonstone”

Lifeline Theatre is known for its adaptations of original works into plays that are creative and innovative- they use their tiny space in Rogers park in ways that are unconventional to make these stories come to life and over the 28 years they have been around, we have seen [Read More]

“Madagascar Live” is coming soon!

“Madagascar Live” is coming soon!

Get ready for a new LIVE show for the family- "Madagascar Live" written by Kevin Del Auila withe the music by Joel Someillan and George Noriega ( composers of "Dora the Explorer" and "Go,Diego,Go" television shows and the "Go, Diego,Go" live stage show. [Read More]

“The Big Meal”

“The Big Meal”

Directed by Dexter Bullard, this is a roller coaster ride of emotions as we watch our cast of 8 change roles as the years go on. There are times of confusion for us, the audience, as it is easy to get lost in the years moving along as our young couple become an older [Read More]

” Les Miserables”

” Les Miserables”

I was very impressed with many of the voices in this cast. After all this is a play that is 99 9/10% music and so singing voices are very important. Try to remember that this is the 25th Anniversary of one the longest running musicals. A little old and a little new are the [Read More]

“Do The Hustle”

“Do The Hustle”

Under the careful direction of William Brown on an almost bare stage with just the smallest of set pieces (designed by Kevin Depinet) that allows the flow of action to move swiftly and keep the focus on what this father and son are doing and feeling about life and each [Read More]

“Burn The Floor”

“Burn The Floor”

a wonderful two hours of dancing and music that takes ballroom dancing to a whole new level. It is Electrifying, sensual and erotic with one of them most energy packed troupe of dancers I have ever seen on any stage. WOW! that would have to be a one word description of [Read More]

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“Feast”   2015

“Feast” 2015

Recommended *** In 2010, The Goodman Theatre hosted Latino Fest. One of  the performances in this festival was done by [Read More]

“Play It Again, Marvin!” a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at Ravinia

“Play It Again, Marvin!” a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at Ravinia

Ravinia is the perfect spot for a concert . The fabulous Pavilion with near perfect sound allows the audience within to [Read More]

” Blue Man Group”- 2015 w/ comments by Adam and Sarah Shaw

” Blue Man Group”- 2015 w/ comments by Adam and Sarah Shaw

Highly Recommended ***** It has been many (very many) years since I have been back to The Briar Street Theatre for the [Read More]

“Take Me Back” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

“Take Me Back” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

Recommended *** Directed by Will Crouse, much the play’s content in Emily Schwend’s “Take Me Back,” rather like [Read More]

“Whatever” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

“Whatever” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

Editor's note: When you attend theater, one can learn a great deal. One thing learned is that we all see with different [Read More]

“Bard Fiction” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

“Bard Fiction” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

While the play’s comes off as straight-up camp, one can’t help but detect a little more than a hint of biting [Read More]

“Loving Repeating”

“Loving Repeating”

Kokandy Productions, one of the newer theater companies in town just keeps rolling along with stylish productions. [Read More]