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“Spamilton” An American Parody

“Spamilton”  An American Parody

Recommended *** Back in time, theater-lovers watched parodies of their favorite Broadway shows in an intimate setting, on a small stage, known as “Forbidden Broadway”. Later, Monty Python brought us the amazing “Spamalot” which parodied [Read More]

“The School for Lies” reviewed by Carol Moore

“The School for Lies” reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** I loved The Artistic Home’s production of “The School for Lies”, a modern satire done in period costumes.  Moliere might be rolling over in his grave, but David Ives’ adaptation of “The Misanthrope” is brilliant – and he wrote it in [Read More]

“The Tin Woman”

“The Tin Woman”

Highly Recommended *****  Many of us take the ride to Munster ( just a hop, skip and jump from the “loop” for the wonderful musical productions they have been putting on since 1991, but they also do non-musical productions as well. Most often, they are comedies [Read More]

“The Nance” review by Carol Moore

“The Nance” review by Carol Moore

Recommended *** Pride Films and Plays production of “The Nance” takes us into the naughty world of burlesque in ‘40s New York City.  In “The Nance”, we not only see the skits and strips, we get to go backstage to see the company’s offstage camaraderie as [Read More]

“Beauty’s Daughter”

“Beauty’s Daughter”

    Highly Recommended **** For over 30 years, American Blues Theater Company has been bringing stories of “identity” to its stage(s). I say stage(s) because they do not have their “own” stage, but have been a partner to many different [Read More]

“My Son The Waiter : A Jewish Tragedy”

“My Son The Waiter : A Jewish Tragedy”

HEEEE’s BACK! Brad Zimmerman is back in the Chicago area doing his thing . . telling his story! As someone who spends a great deal of time with actors who all have other vocations to bring in the money, to pay the bills, so they can live in the houses they buy or [Read More]

“London Assurance” reviewed by Carol Moore

“London Assurance” reviewed by Carol Moore

Recommended **** I really enjoy well-acted period plays, especially those in which the characters offer up one witty bon mot after another, all with perfect manners.  City Lit Theater’s production of “London Assurance” fits that criteria well.  If you don’t enjoy [Read More]

“Something Rotten !”

“Something Rotten !”

Highly Recommended ***** Most people go to the theater to be entertained, and if they enjoy a great night  of frivolity and laughter, the perfect place for you to spend your entertainment dollars is at The Oriental Theatre and their hilarious production of “Something [Read More]

” HIR”

” HIR”

Highly Recommended ***** If you have a problem dealing with the theatrics of “over-played”  dysfunctional families, then you will want to avoid the newest offering on the stage at Steppenwolf Theatre, “HIR” written by Taylor Mac. The title refers to [Read More]

“Changes” Chicago Tap-reviewed by Carol Moore

“Changes” Chicago Tap-reviewed by Carol Moore

 Highly Recommended **** When I saw Chicago Tap Theatre’s fantastical science fiction tap opera, “Changes”, it felt like a time warp, flashing me back to my favorite space hero on TV, Flash Gordon, traveling through the galaxy in his spaceship, fighting cosmic [Read More]

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“Spamilton”  An American Parody

“Spamilton” An American Parody

Recommended *** Back in time, theater-lovers watched parodies of their favorite Broadway shows in an intimate setting, [Read More]

“The School for Lies” reviewed by Carol Moore

“The School for Lies” reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** I loved The Artistic Home’s production of “The School for Lies”, a modern satire done in [Read More]

“The Tin Woman”

“The Tin Woman”

Highly Recommended *****  Many of us take the ride to Munster ( just a hop, skip and jump from the “loop” [Read More]

“A Gem in Ravenswood Manor”

“A Gem in Ravenswood Manor”

Driving along Montrose Avenue, one sees many types of signage along the way. If you start at the Lake, heading west, [Read More]

“The Nance” review by Carol Moore

“The Nance” review by Carol Moore

Recommended *** Pride Films and Plays production of “The Nance” takes us into the naughty world of burlesque in [Read More]

“Beauty’s Daughter”

“Beauty’s Daughter”

    Highly Recommended **** For over 30 years, American Blues Theater Company has been bringing stories of [Read More]

“My Son The Waiter : A Jewish Tragedy”

“My Son The Waiter : A Jewish Tragedy”

HEEEE’s BACK! Brad Zimmerman is back in the Chicago area doing his thing . . telling his story! As someone who [Read More]