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“Spamalot” Metropolis review by Michael Horn

“Spamalot” Metropolis review by Michael Horn

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights continues its 15th anniversary Season with the Tony Award winning musical Monty Python’s SPAMALOT and you are in for a treat! This tastefully irreverent stage adaptation of the film “Monty Python and the Holy [Read More]

“Ordinary People”

“Ordinary People”

The North Shore is the home of many beautiful people and 35 years ago was the home of an award winning film, “Ordinary People”. The film  was shot in Lake Forest, Highland Park and surrounding areas.  In fact, as part of the special  stage adaptation (by [Read More]

“The Tempest”

“The Tempest”

Highly Recommended **** There is magic on our lakefront! Even people who are not fond of attending Shakespeare productions, will find themselves in awe of the current production at Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier of “The Tempest”. This particular [Read More]

“Merchild”

“Merchild”

Recommended *** I often talk about our “storefront theaters” in the Greater Chicago market, and my fondness for the work they bring to audiences. One of my favorite “little” theatres is the 16th Street in Berwyn, just west of the city. Ann Filmer has [Read More]

“How The World Began” review by Lawrence Riordan

“How The World Began” review by Lawrence Riordan

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE) bills itself as being “Chicago’s only Equity Theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core.” However, their current production, Catherine Trieshmann’s play “How the World Began,” can hardly be classified as a new [Read More]

“Tommy Guns Garage”

“Tommy Guns Garage”

Theater is a chance to escape from reality. While I know that the audience interactive show “Tommy Guns Garage” has been around for some time, 24 years to be exact, I decided that it is about time that my readers were made aware of this rip-roaring 1920’s [Read More]

“Next To Normal”

“Next To Normal”

How does one create a musical with the theme of “Bi-polar disorder”? Brian Yorkey’s “Next To Normal” with music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Yorkey, does just that. It is a riveting “chamber musical” that won three Tony awards in 2009 [Read More]

“Marvel Universe LIVE!”

“Marvel Universe LIVE!”

This is truly NOT a true theater production, it is an entertainment concept that may become a standard as the years progress. Think of the Disney on Ice and Circus events that hit every major city each year. I am of the belief that “Marvel Universe LIVE!”, now [Read More]

“Jamaica Farewell”

“Jamaica Farewell”

When one sees the name Hershey Felder connected to a production, one can safely assume that they are in for something special. While most of his works, one person shows, are musical in nature, the current production, now on the stage of The Royal George Theatre, [Read More]

“The Price”

“The Price”

Timeline has done it again! This amazing theater company brings the seldom done “The Price” by Arthur Miller to its stage. This play is one that goes into our pasts as two brothers must come to terms with the “stuff” left behind by their father. It [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]