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The 2012 Non-Equity Jeff Awards

The 2012 Non-Equity Jeff Awards

June 4, 2012 - Chicago, IL. At the Non-Equity Jeff Awards held at Park West on Monday, June 4, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre took most awards with 6 honors for their jewel box production of “A Light in the Piazza” including Production-Musical, Director-Musical for Fred [Read More]

“Starball:A Dreamy Musical Astronomy Show” returns

“Starball:A Dreamy Musical Astronomy Show” returns

This presentation was designed to be performed for a planetarium, combining theater,improvisation, original music cosmological inquiries and the exploration of human consciousness into a performance that will challenge its audience to deepen their understanding of the [Read More]

“Smash” Broadway comes to TV

“Smash” Broadway comes to TV

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED  Being a theater lover, it was most inspiring to be able to view the “pilot” episode of NBC’s new arrival “SMASH” which will air on Mondays at 9 p.m. Central on NBC starting on February  6th ( after “The [Read More]

“Disney on Ice” for 2012

“Disney on Ice” for 2012

There is nothing like the magic of Disney! Not just for the kids, but for parents and grandparents as well. "Disney on Ice" is always special, and this season, Disney, with Feld Entertainment, will present "Dare To Dream" featuring the princess characters that are beloved [Read More]

“Wonderfest at Navy Pier”- follow/up

“Wonderfest at Navy Pier”- follow/up

As they entered the magic doorways filled with lights and Christmas Trees and decorations from around the world. The are is 17,000 square feet of pure heaven with giant slides ( inflatables) a Ferris Wheel, the Winter Wind Glider, Climbing Walls, an Ice Trail Ropes Course [Read More]

Great Russian Nutcracker comes to Rosemont

Great Russian Nutcracker comes to Rosemont

the day that you and your family can attend the thrilling, lavish performance of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at The Rosemont Theatre. Set to Tchaikovsky's famous score, what you will witness is amazing dance, wonderful, larger than life puppetry, and sets that [Read More]

43rd Annual Jeff Awards- Equity

43rd Annual Jeff Awards- Equity

What a year! Theater productions were opening on a regular basis, and most of the houses were near to sold out. This may be a sign that the economy is turning or just that people need diversion more than ever, but as a lover of live theater, it sure makes me feel good to [Read More]

The Greatest Show on Earth is coming back

The Greatest Show on Earth is coming back

I have always loved the magic of the circus and the clowns and trainers of animals as well as the athletic ability of the high wire acts. As a kid, I longed for the day when they came to town as it made no difference where you grew up, how much your parents earned, where [Read More]

Halloween is almost here

Halloween is almost here

Unlike the short term "instant costume" shops, Fantasy Costume HDQ is always here and always replenishing stock and new ideas. They make it easier to find what it is you want, when you want it, and guess what for the last days before Halloween, they NEVER CLOSE! There is [Read More]

Chicago Live! another season

Chicago Live! another season

The experience is one that brings you closer to the city and the people who make our city special. All this for a mere $25. After the show, you can meet and mingle with the cast making the experience even more memorable and then on Saturday night, you can tune in and hear [Read More]

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“The King and I”

“The King and I”

Highly Recommended ***** In the summer of 1961 I was hired at Herb Rodger’s Music Theater in Highland Park as a [Read More]

“The Lion In Winter” review by Lawrence Riordan

“The Lion In Winter” review by Lawrence Riordan

Highly Recommended ***** Despite seeing the superb cast listed on the press release, I was skeptical of Promethean [Read More]

Arlington Toyota Hosts a FREE Bike Clinic

Arlington Toyota Hosts a FREE Bike Clinic

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“A Red Line Runs Through It”

“A Red Line Runs Through It”

Highly Recommended **** The numbers keep adding up. Second City E.T.C. is already on Revue number 40. Yes, this small [Read More]

“A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to The Forum”

“A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to The Forum”

Recommended *** Citadel Theatre has taken on some heavy work this year, bringing large- scale musicals to their tiny [Read More]

43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominations Announced

43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominations Announced

Tuesday, April 26, 2016-Chicago, IL. The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the [Read More]

“The House of Blue Leaves”

“The House of Blue Leaves”

If you are seeking an escape from your everyday life, in hopes of putting it aside, and just having a great time, the [Read More]