Saturday May 27th 2017

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“West Side Story”- win two tickets to Drury Lane

“West Side Story”- win two tickets to Drury Lane

is the fastest selling production in the theater’s 30 year history. I also gave this production a MUST SEE! Tickets are scarce, BUT, here is an opportunity for you to win a pair so you can be an audience member. [Read More]

“Fillet of Solo” Festival

“Fillet of Solo” Festival

This is a time of bringing fresh work to the stage and thanks to the Rogers Park theaters, Lifeline can indeed keep the Festival alive. Not only alive, but with all the available venues', growing. Sixteen storytelling collectives and numerous solo performers- three weeks at [Read More]

“Tween Stars Live!” coming to The Patio.

“Tween Stars Live!” coming to The Patio.

This is not a show that really is about the characters they play, but instead a chance for young viewers to watch them and interact with them as they do 90 minutes of sketch comedy, Q & A and some musical numbers along with trivia. [Read More]

“KSRA”

“KSRA”

but once in the bar, which in reality is several bars and alcoves with seating, you can relax, enjoy a drink and as it turns out hear some music. What we witnessed was a young lady called KSRA, a singer who has the uniqueness of adding voices to her music so that it appears [Read More]

“Tell Me What You Remember”

“Tell Me What You Remember”

This play filled with snippets of life takes us to places where many of us might see things that will spark memories of our lives and one of the beautiful parts of this sterling production is the audience being able to take part in a discussion after the play as well as [Read More]

Here it comes- “The Greatest Show On Earth”

Here it comes- “The Greatest Show On Earth”

The annual visit from the circus is coming soon. Get your family ready! It gets bigger and better every year! [Read More]

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]

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“The My Way Residential”  reviewed by Carol Moore

“The My Way Residential” reviewed by Carol Moore

Recommended *** I really enjoyed the Irish Theatre Chicago production of “The My Way Residential”.  Putting a [Read More]

“Time Stands Still”  reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham with editor’s notes

“Time Stands Still” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham with editor’s notes

Recommended*** The title of the Donald Margulies play “Time Stands Still” would perhaps be more accurate if [Read More]

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Highly Recommended ****  What happens when a classic story, in fact, not just a classic, but a Dickens’ classic, is [Read More]

“Relativity”

“Relativity”

Highly Recommended ***** Albert Einstein was noted for his brilliance, and yet, few know a great deal about his [Read More]

EscapeHouse/SafeHouse- Chicago Style

EscapeHouse/SafeHouse- Chicago Style

What a night! We had heard about the “EscapeRoom” adventures, several times, and decided it was time to [Read More]

“Little Miss Sunshine”

“Little Miss Sunshine”

Somewhat Recommended ** Over the years, I have learned that every hit movie does not translate into a solid stage [Read More]

Route 66 now on Route 21 (also known as Milwaukee Avenue)

Route 66 now on Route 21 (also known as Milwaukee Avenue)

Route 66 Theatre Company is well planted in their now home on Milwaukee Avenue, The Den Theatre located at 1333 N. [Read More]