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‘Theatre Reviews’ Archives

“Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience” reviewed by Carol Moore

“Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience” reviewed by Carol Moore

 Highly Recommended ***** “Potted Potter: The unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff” is absolutely hilarious.  I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt!  It doesn’t matter if you’ve read the Harry Potter books or not, Dan and Jeff will put you smack [Read More]

“The Lion King” review by Carol Moore

“The Lion King” review by Carol Moore

 Recommended **** The audience was clearly ready and waiting for “The Lion King” on opening night, judging by the cheers that greeted the first notes sung by Rafiki the Mandrill (Mukelisiwe Goba).  I could see expressions of sheer awe on the faces of children near me [Read More]

“The Nutcracker” Farewell of the Joffrey Classic Holiday production

“The Nutcracker” Farewell of the Joffrey Classic Holiday production

For 28 years, families have been witness to one of the greatest Holiday classics of all times, “The Nutcracker” with music by Tchaikovsky. The Joffrey work, with a different look as seen by Robery Joffrey was first presented in 1987. His new look replaced the [Read More]

“The Christmas Schooner” reviewed by Carol Moore and by Al Bresloff

“The Christmas Schooner” reviewed by Carol Moore and by Al Bresloff

  Highly Recommended ***** While I was expecting to only offer Carole’s fine review and some notes, tonight, after attending the show again, I realize just how this script affects me. I have shed a tear every year as the wonder of this true Chicago story unfolds. [Read More]

” A Q Brothers’ Christmas Carol”

” A Q Brothers’ Christmas Carol”

If you have never had the privilege of attending the upstairs “studio” theater at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, to see a quartet of zany men known as “The Q Brothers”, you have no idea of what you have missed. They are amazingly energetic [Read More]

“Aint Misbehavin” review by Carol Moore

“Aint Misbehavin” review by Carol Moore

 Highly Recommended **** Porchlight Music Theatre’s remount of their 2014 hit, “Ain’t Misbehavin’” is a guaranteed good time.  An incredibly talented cast, with Austin Cook’s hot piano, makes for a toe-tapping revue celebrating the music of Fats Waller.  [Read More]

” A Charlie Brown Christmas” reviewed by Carol Moore & Molly

” A Charlie Brown Christmas” reviewed by Carol Moore & Molly

 Highly Recommended **** My six-year-old granddaughter Molly and I went to see Emerald City Theatre’s production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at Broadway Playhouse over the weekend.  As I’ve mentioned in other reviews, if Molly likes a play, she’ll get [Read More]

“Beautiful- The Carole King Musical”

“Beautiful- The Carole King Musical”

The title of the newest show to play the Oriental Theatre describes the production itself, from start to finish-“Beautiful”. Yes there is something more to add-” The Carole King Musical”. This is the first National Tour of this amazing biography that [Read More]

“Fool Me Twice, Deja Vu”

“Fool Me Twice, Deja Vu”

If you have a rough day, and you need a diversion- one that will make you forget all the “crap” that life deals out, there is nothing better for what ails you than Second City. This is the place for comedy and has been for over 50 years! What started out as a [Read More]

“My Way… a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra”

“My Way… a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra”

Recommended *** TheoUbique Cabaret Theatre has chosen the ultimate in “cabaret” performers to highlight for their holiday production, one “Chairman of the Board- Frank Sinatra”. This production was conceived by Todd Olson and David Grapes and [Read More]

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“Harvey” reviewed by Carol Moore

“Harvey” reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** Kudos to Court Theatre for bringing back one of my favorite classic comedies, “Harvey”. [Read More]

“St. Jude”  Up close and Personal

“St. Jude” Up close and Personal

I have now seen all three of the Up Close and Personal Series productions at Victory Gardens Theater. The third, [Read More]

“The My Way Residential”  reviewed by Carol Moore

“The My Way Residential” reviewed by Carol Moore

Recommended *** I really enjoyed the Irish Theatre Chicago production of “The My Way Residential”.  Putting a [Read More]

“Time Stands Still”  reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham with editor’s notes

“Time Stands Still” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham with editor’s notes

Recommended*** The title of the Donald Margulies play “Time Stands Still” would perhaps be more accurate if [Read More]

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Highly Recommended ****  What happens when a classic story, in fact, not just a classic, but a Dickens’ classic, is [Read More]

“Relativity”

“Relativity”

Highly Recommended ***** Albert Einstein was noted for his brilliance, and yet, few know a great deal about his [Read More]

EscapeHouse/SafeHouse- Chicago Style

EscapeHouse/SafeHouse- Chicago Style

What a night! We had heard about the “EscapeRoom” adventures, several times, and decided it was time to [Read More]