Friday August 28th 2015

‘News’ Archives

“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]

“From Generation to Generation”

“From Generation to Generation”

Directed by long time local director David Zak and choreographed by Heather Haneman, this is a perfect community theater show or as I said earlier, a Temple fund raiser. The story is more for a Jewish audience than other ethnic groups and although many of them will [Read More]

Giordano Jazz Dance present Spring Engagement

Giordano Jazz Dance present Spring Engagement

speaking about future, two new world premieres were on the program, "Sanza" ( choreography by Autumn Eckman) and then the number that had the audience ready to standup and dance themselves- the amazing "Sabroso" with choreography by Del Dominguez assisted by Laura Flores. [Read More]

“1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends” comes to Chicagoland

“1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends” comes to Chicagoland

For those of you who have seen past productions, these are slick, Broadway type shows that appeals to the youngsters and oldsters and teaches children an appreciation for live theater at an early age by allowing them to see characters who are a part of their lives on stage, [Read More]

” Mary”

” Mary”

Social satire is often hard to project to a theater audience. How can a playwright take pot-shots at many different facets of life and not offend a portion of the audience assembled to watch ( and judge) his or her work?This must have entered the mind of playwright Thomas [Read More]

“The Moonstone”

“The Moonstone”

Lifeline Theatre is known for its adaptations of original works into plays that are creative and innovative- they use their tiny space in Rogers park in ways that are unconventional to make these stories come to life and over the 28 years they have been around, we have seen [Read More]

“Madagascar Live” is coming soon!

“Madagascar Live” is coming soon!

Get ready for a new LIVE show for the family- "Madagascar Live" written by Kevin Del Auila withe the music by Joel Someillan and George Noriega ( composers of "Dora the Explorer" and "Go,Diego,Go" television shows and the "Go, Diego,Go" live stage show. [Read More]

“The Big Meal”

“The Big Meal”

Directed by Dexter Bullard, this is a roller coaster ride of emotions as we watch our cast of 8 change roles as the years go on. There are times of confusion for us, the audience, as it is easy to get lost in the years moving along as our young couple become an older [Read More]

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“The Jacksonian”

“The Jacksonian”

Somewhat Recommended ** I am one that loves the smaller storefront theater scene that Chicago audiences hold dear. [Read More]

“October Sky”

“October Sky”

Most of the Marriott Theatre subscribers are used to seeing the old “standbys’ on this “arena [Read More]

“From Broadway to Hollywood”

“From Broadway to Hollywood”

Highly Recommended ***** For most people, a visit to Ravinia is either the Pavilion seats or picnicking with friends [Read More]

“After Miss Julie”

“After Miss Julie”

Somewhat Recommended ** It is not very often that I am somewhat disappointed in Strawdog Theatre Company’s work. [Read More]

“Oh, What a Night”- “Happy Together Tour”

“Oh, What a Night”- “Happy Together Tour”

Our ride to Aurora’s Paramount Arts Centre, felt long on a Friday night, but the anticipation of hearing the [Read More]

Jeff Awards- Equity Wing 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015 – Chicago, IL – Chicago stage, TV and film star Michael Shannon did the honor of [Read More]

“The Boy From Oz”

“The Boy From Oz”

Highly Recommended **** Peter Allen! A name that many have heard of ! Some people recall his short marriage to Liza [Read More]