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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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“The Good Doctor” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

“The Good Doctor” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

The set (Michael Nedza), with the exception of the reader’s digests books, is convincing as every 19th Russian space [Read More]

“King Lear”

“King Lear”

This is a marvelous production, bringing the works of The Bard to a more modern version. While the true Shakespeare [Read More]

“CATS”

“CATS”

The highly energetic cast is all over the stage, tumbling, dancing and introducing us to the different types of [Read More]

Remembering Bernie Yvon   by Joe Stead

Remembering Bernie Yvon by Joe Stead

When Bernie was on stage you never saw the work, only the joy. That joy, love and humor extended to real life too. [Read More]

“Women Beware of Women” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

“Women Beware of Women” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

becomes clear that these are very talented individuals who can read early modern blank verse with passion while [Read More]

“The Downpour”

“The Downpour”

Robin is married, living in Chicago and Hazel, who writes children's books is a loner. As the story unfolds, we learn [Read More]

“Isaac’s Eye”

“Isaac’s Eye”

The theater in the back of the book store one of the few left in today's high-tech world), is quite intimate with [Read More]