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“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]

“The Santaland Diaries”

“The Santaland Diaries”

This is a show for those who enjoy a good laugh at some of the holiday traditions. Much of what David/Crumpet talks about during his 79 minutes of reliving those days of yesteryear could be very real with some little comic touches added ( after all, he is a writer). We [Read More]

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“Geezers”

“Geezers”

At the very start, we meet a young man, jack (a marvelous performance by Aaron Kirby,who is making his mark in our [Read More]

“Men Should Weep”

“Men Should Weep”

There are many set-backs and over the two plus hours of story-telling we know that these are strong people who despite [Read More]

“Principal Principle”

“Principal Principle”

We learn a great deal about the system and teachers in general, but in a way that is also entertainment. There are [Read More]

“Funny Old Broads” reviewed by Jane Bresloff

“Funny Old Broads” reviewed by Jane Bresloff

The songs ( many are paraphrased words to familiar melodies) as sung by Jan Slavin and Pam Peterson hit all the topics [Read More]

“The Story of the Marvelettes”

“The Story of the Marvelettes”

This is a wonderful look at some history and it is done with some powerful flashbacks as two of the "Marvelettes" are [Read More]

“Merry Wives of Windsor” reviewed by Michael Horn

“Merry Wives of Windsor” reviewed by Michael Horn

Director Nick Sandys has balanced this production with the right amount of physical gags and jokes to establish a tone [Read More]