Saturday February 6th 2016

‘News’ Archives

The Greatest Show on Earth is coming back

The Greatest Show on Earth is coming back

I have always loved the magic of the circus and the clowns and trainers of animals as well as the athletic ability of the high wire acts. As a kid, I longed for the day when they came to town as it made no difference where you grew up, how much your parents earned, where [Read More]

Halloween is almost here

Halloween is almost here

Unlike the short term "instant costume" shops, Fantasy Costume HDQ is always here and always replenishing stock and new ideas. They make it easier to find what it is you want, when you want it, and guess what for the last days before Halloween, they NEVER CLOSE! There is [Read More]

Chicago Live! another season

Chicago Live! another season

The experience is one that brings you closer to the city and the people who make our city special. All this for a mere $25. After the show, you can meet and mingle with the cast making the experience even more memorable and then on Saturday night, you can tune in and hear [Read More]

Mickey & Minnie’s “Magic Journey”- Disney on Ice

Mickey & Minnie’s “Magic Journey”- Disney on Ice

This year, they have shortened the visit to Chicago with only one venue and for only one week, but the show itself is a gem. Mickey,Minnie, Donald,Daisy and of course Goofy take us on a magical journey to four destinations- featuring the exciting moments from "The Lion [Read More]

Happy Birthday Teatro Vista

Happy Birthday Teatro Vista

Partyiers can look forward to appetizers, drinks, strolling through some marvelous exhibits at the museum, a raffle, dancing and the centerpiece of the evening: a previewof the upcoming 2011-2012 season, including a preview of the works of their new resident writer, and [Read More]

2011 non-equity Jeff Awards

2011 non-equity Jeff Awards

An evening filled with theater people expressing themselves as themselves instead of the many characters they play in the theaters. This is a fun group, indeed, possibly much more fun than the Equity Awards celebration in the fall. This is a little less formal and some of [Read More]

Watch History Being Made

Watch History Being Made

How would you like to watch some history being made. I am sure you know that we have our own Awards that are given out for excellence in theater for all those marvelous actors, directors, technical people and companies. These are the Jeff Awards. A treasure and an honor [Read More]

“Glee-Live” coming to the Chicago area

“Glee-Live” coming to the Chicago area

Get ready! “Glee” the American musical comedy series that has thrilled television audiences on Fox since 2009 is on the road and the Allstate Arena in Rosemont is on the schedule for June.  For those of you unfamilar with this award winning show, it is about a [Read More]

“Blue Man Group” seeking new Blue Men

“Blue Man Group” seeking new Blue Men

What does it take to be a Blue Man? no ego genderless bring nothing but your resume, your talent and enthusiasm [Read More]

“White Noise”

“White Noise”

This play or rock musical almost begins as if it is a concert, but director/choreographer Sergio Trujillo quickly turns the corner in getting us to see where the play is headed. They call it a "cautionary musical" because it deals with topics that will make one think- free [Read More]

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“R + J : Martha’s Vineyard” review by Lawrence Riordan

“R + J : Martha’s Vineyard” review by Lawrence Riordan

Instinctually, I am a purist when it comes to Shakespeare, but if something truly innovative can be done that brings [Read More]

“American Buffalo”

“American Buffalo”

This is a hard review to write. Not because of the production, or in fact, anything to do with the sterling [Read More]

“The Explorers Club”

“The Explorers Club”

Recommended *** I have fallen in love with one of Chicago’s “black box” theaters. It is The Windy [Read More]

The Senior Radio players, bring back LIVE Radio”

The Senior Radio players, bring back LIVE Radio”

Radio! Oh, the days when radio was not just music and talk, but in fact, real shows- what television calls variety [Read More]

“Judy & Liza- Once in a Lifetime”

“Judy & Liza- Once in a Lifetime”

Highly Recommended ***** I just found a new spot in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. It is called the Uptown [Read More]

“Jeeves at Sea”

“Jeeves at Sea”

First Folio Theatre, that darling little company, in Oakbrook, is a treat when it comes to the offerings they bring to [Read More]

“Mothers & Sons”

“Mothers & Sons”

Highly Recommended ***** How does one deal with the death of a child, many years later? In the story that is told by [Read More]