Thursday April 24th 2014

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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]

Celebrating a Decade in The Loop- The rededication of The Goodman

Celebrating a Decade in The Loop- The rededication of The Goodman

Today marked 10 years since August Wilson stood on the Goodman Stage and described what this theater meant to the city, as a cultural institute andas a place where playwrights would be able to "tell their stories". A place where the diversity of the city would be explored [Read More]

” A Civil War Christmas”

” A Civil War Christmas”

It is high time something new hit the scene and Paula Vogel's "A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical celebration", now onstage at Northlight in Skokie is just the right thing. Let's look at this story- it is Christmas 1864. While many little character studies take [Read More]

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“A View From The Bridge”

“A View From The Bridge”

This is a strong story about love, loyalty, jealousy, hate and survival with an ending that you will not see coming and [Read More]

“Our Class”

“Our Class”

"Our Class" winner of Poland's prestigious Nike Literary Award. This is a play that director Nick Sandys felt was one [Read More]

“Pinkolandia”

“Pinkolandia”

This is a story about people! Directed by Ann Filmer, on a set designed by Joanna Iwanicka, that truly fills the small [Read More]

“The Dance of Death”

“The Dance of Death”

This is a two act play with three characters that takes place in or about 1900 in an island in Sweden. The tale is [Read More]

” Les Miserables”

” Les Miserables”

under the sleek and smooth direction of the always remarkable Rachel Rockwell) we are treated to a powerful rendition [Read More]

“The Great God Pan”

“The Great God Pan”

To be honest, I am of the opinion that Herzog, who I admire very much, needs to take a second look at her play and [Read More]

“God’s Work”

“God’s Work”

This particular 90 minutes of story-telling is one filled with hope and sensitivity as they create art out of ugly [Read More]