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‘Theatre Reviews’ Archives

“The Columnist”

“The Columnist”

Leave it to American Blues Theater to do their first production in their new home at Stage 773, that will create a true stir. The play, “The Columnist” in its Chicago premiere is David Auburn’s story about power od the press with a dash of sex and betrayal [Read More]

“Game Changers” the Joffrey Reviewed by Carol Moore

“Game Changers” the Joffrey  Reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** The Joffrey Ballet’s “Game Changers”, another brilliant smorgasbord of contemporary ballet, includes “Fool’s Paradise”, a graceful, sensual, and very sexy ballet; “Infra”, a strong yet mournful urban abstract; and finally, the [Read More]

“Uncle Vanya”

“Uncle Vanya”

Highly Recommended **** Dealing with Russian “anything” at this time in our country is a tense subject, but the new production of  “Uncle Vanya” in a new adaptation by Annie Baker, is now in the Owen Theatre at The Goodman. The production is [Read More]

“elemeno pea”

“elemeno pea”

Recommended *** Citadel Theatre, Lake Forests’ hidden treasure, has been doing some new and exciting productions. Musicals in their small space have been an amazing change of pace. Their current production, while from the normal “book” of plays, which are [Read More]

“The Illusionists” Live From Broadway.

“The Illusionists” Live From Broadway.

Highly Recommended **** Today was a magical day. This morning, I was able to take a picture with the World Series Trophy that my “loveable winners, The Cubs” earned in 2016, and then this evening, Jane and I came back to the city to be entertained by “The [Read More]

“Love’s Labor’s Lost” Reviewed by Jacob Davis

“Love’s Labor’s Lost”  Reviewed by Jacob Davis

Recommended *** “This is not so well as I looked for, but the best that ever I heard.” This line, spoken by the clever Berowne (Nate Burger), is said in reference to the loquacious Don Adriano de Armado (Allen Gilmore) and the assurances of his friends that the [Read More]

“My Brother’s Keeper- The Story of the Nicholas Brothers”

“My Brother’s Keeper- The Story of the Nicholas Brothers”

Highly Recommended ***** As many of you know, this is Black History Month, and many of our theaters have brought in or produced plays to tie in with this. One of our theater’s- Black Ensemble Theater is an all  year “Black History”learning center. Yes,  [Read More]

“The Fantasticks”

“The Fantasticks”

Recommended *** I am sure there will be notes from other reviewers as well as audience members relative  to the rating I have placed on the Quest Theatre Ensemble’s production of “The Fantasticks” that opened this week-end. That is to be expected. This [Read More]

“A Wonder In My Soul”

“A Wonder In My Soul”

Highly Recommended **** Tonight, I felt as if I were back at Victory Gardens Theater, as it was! It was a glorious feeling, sitting in the theater and watching the World Premiere of Marcus Gardley’s “A Wonder In My Soul”, a warm and sweet little story [Read More]

“My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” review by Carol Moore

“My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” review by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** What’s not to love?  Theatre at the Center’s new revue, “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” is a jazzy gem of an evening.  Pick your favorite Sinatra tune, I’m pretty sure they’ll be singing it.  Four of Chicago’s best [Read More]

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“The Columnist”

“The Columnist”

Leave it to American Blues Theater to do their first production in their new home at Stage 773, that will create a true [Read More]

“Game Changers” the Joffrey  Reviewed by Carol Moore

“Game Changers” the Joffrey Reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** The Joffrey Ballet’s “Game Changers”, another brilliant smorgasbord of contemporary [Read More]

“Uncle Vanya”

“Uncle Vanya”

Highly Recommended **** Dealing with Russian “anything” at this time in our country is a tense subject, but [Read More]

“elemeno pea”

“elemeno pea”

Recommended *** Citadel Theatre, Lake Forests’ hidden treasure, has been doing some new and exciting productions. [Read More]

My Special Day

My Special Day

Winning the World Series was an exciting event for Cubs fans. In fact, it was a major event.Yesterday, we were able to [Read More]

“The Illusionists” Live From Broadway.

“The Illusionists” Live From Broadway.

Highly Recommended **** Today was a magical day. This morning, I was able to take a picture with the World Series [Read More]

“Love’s Labor’s Lost”  Reviewed by Jacob Davis

“Love’s Labor’s Lost” Reviewed by Jacob Davis

Recommended *** “This is not so well as I looked for, but the best that ever I heard.” This line, spoken by the [Read More]