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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]

45th Annual Jeff Awards

45th Annual Jeff Awards

Last night, at Drury Lane Oakbrook, we saw a marvelous show. Not a theatrical production, but the award ceremony for the theater year of 2013-Equity. The Chicago theater community turns out for this annual event which has all the feeling of the “Oscars” or any [Read More]

“Built To Amaze”- The Greatest Show on Earth!

“Built To Amaze”- The Greatest Show on Earth!

Under the leadership of Ringmaster Andre McClain, we will watch the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey troupe construct The Greatest Show On Earth featuring more than 110 of the worlds best performers from 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals including the [Read More]

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“Circumference of a Squirrel”  review by Carol Moore

“Circumference of a Squirrel” review by Carol Moore

 Recommended *** “Circumference of a Squirrel”, the Greenhouse Solo Celebration! Series finale, a one-man show [Read More]

“The Tall Girls”  reviewed by Carol Moore

“The Tall Girls” reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** There are just not enough plays/stories about girls’ hopes and aspirations, so when something [Read More]

“Blizzard ’67”

“Blizzard ’67”

Highly Recommended **** Today, January  21st, 2017, it was near 60 degrees in the Chicago area. Fifty years ago, on [Read More]

“A Disappearing Number”

“A Disappearing Number”

 Recommended *** Tonight I was witness to a production at Timeline Theatre which wowed me in many ways, and yet, I can [Read More]

“Fable-ous”  reviewed by Carol Moore

“Fable-ous” reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** Lifeline Theatre’s newest children’s play, “Fable-ous!”, is a treat for everyone, [Read More]

“What of The Night”  reviewed by Carol Moore

“What of The Night” reviewed by Carol Moore

 Somewhat Recommended ** Watching “What of the Night?” was an extremely frustrating experience.  Instead of [Read More]

“Fantastic Super Great Nation Numer Uno” 41st Revue at Second City ETC

“Fantastic Super Great Nation Numer Uno” 41st Revue at Second City ETC

Recommended *** One of the problems I imagine Second City has come up against, of late, is coming up with new [Read More]