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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]

” Les Miserables”

” Les Miserables”

I was very impressed with many of the voices in this cast. After all this is a play that is 99 9/10% music and so singing voices are very important. Try to remember that this is the 25th Anniversary of one the longest running musicals. A little old and a little new are the [Read More]

“Do The Hustle”

“Do The Hustle”

Under the careful direction of William Brown on an almost bare stage with just the smallest of set pieces (designed by Kevin Depinet) that allows the flow of action to move swiftly and keep the focus on what this father and son are doing and feeling about life and each [Read More]

“Burn The Floor”

“Burn The Floor”

a wonderful two hours of dancing and music that takes ballroom dancing to a whole new level. It is Electrifying, sensual and erotic with one of them most energy packed troupe of dancers I have ever seen on any stage. WOW! that would have to be a one word description of [Read More]

“The Boys Room”

“The Boys Room”

This is a "Dark comedy" ( a title that Johnson doesn't appreciate) but has many touching and funny moments. There is a lot of use of the "F - word", but even when used by Ron's daughter, Roann ( a dynamic performance by young Allison Torem who many of us have watched grow [Read More]

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Santa’s Village Azoosment Park-2015

Santa’s Village Azoosment Park-2015

    Highly Recommended ***** If you are seeking a truly fun place for a family outing, and the kids in your [Read More]

“Moby Dick” review by Carole Moore

“Moby Dick” review by Carole Moore

Lookingglass Theatre new production of David Catlin’s original adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic novel, [Read More]

“Beaches, a New Musical”

“Beaches, a New Musical”

"The Wind Beneath My Wings" does appear in the second act and is handled in a beautiful way by Cee-Cee. Here is where I [Read More]

“Miranda the Panda”

“Miranda the Panda”

Highly recommended ***** After reading the precious little book written by Ruthie Darling, my grand daughters wanted [Read More]

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”

Ross Lehman, who is much more laid back than usual gets to spread his wings in the second act with his rant about the [Read More]

“The Who and the What” reviewed by Carole Moore

“The Who and the What” reviewed by Carole Moore

Zarina had been in love with an Irish guy she met in grad school, but Afzal made her break up with him, so playing the [Read More]

“Bad Jews”

“Bad Jews”

The title sort of misrepresents itself as it is not about Jews being bad, but rather about Jews who interpret Jewish [Read More]