Friday September 22nd 2017

‘Theatre Reviews’ Archives

“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]

“Water & Power”

“Water & Power”

Somewhat Recommended ** For eleven years I have been following The Urban Theater Company . This is the small storefront on Division Street (on Paseo Boricua), in the “heart” of Chicago’s Puerto Rican community. Part of the beauty of this company is [Read More]

“The Gin Game”

“The Gin Game”

Highly Recommended ***** Let’s go back in time. The year was 1978 ( about 40 years ago) . During that year a Pulitzer Prize was awarded to D.L. Coburn’s “The Gin Game”, a two character play that takes place on the patio of a nursing home in any city [Read More]

“Her Majesty’s Will” reviewed by Carol Moore

“Her Majesty’s Will”  reviewed by Carol Moore

“Her Majesty’s Will” is a campy, irreverent romp which hazards a guess as to what Shakespeare did with his ‘lost years’. David Blixt says that he wrote “Her Majesty’s Will (Will & Kit Adventures Book 1)” in part as an homage to Bob Hope and Bing Crosby [Read More]

“The Bridges of Madison County”

“The Bridges of Madison County”

I must confess, after doing some research on the musical version of the film “The Bridges of Madison County”, I doubted that it would be one that would hold my attention, let alone, be a play that I would give five stars to, but, guess what? It is terrific! The [Read More]

“Macbeth” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“Macbeth” reviewed by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended **** Given the inherent risk of outdoor theatre in Illinois, it is very important for the Oak Park Festival Theatre to pick plays that really benefit from an under-the-stars performance. They’ve picked wisely with William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This [Read More]

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“The Rembrandt”

“The Rembrandt”

Recommended ***  Have you ever thought about what might happen if you were to touch a museum work of art, just to see [Read More]

” A New Brain”

” A New Brain”

Highly Recommended ***** When asked how I come to rate a production, I try to explain that the beauty of a production [Read More]

“The 39 Steps” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“The 39 Steps” reviewed by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended ***** You don’t need to know Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film The 39 Steps to find Patrick [Read More]

“Five Guys Named Moe” reviewed by Michael Horn

“Five Guys Named Moe” reviewed by Michael Horn

The Court Theatre opens its 63rd season with “Five Guys named Moe”; a lively musical tribute to the hit songs of [Read More]

“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

in 1884, Mark Twain wrote a novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, bringing the South and its [Read More]

“Million Dollar Quartet”

“Million Dollar Quartet”

Highly Recommended ***** When I read that Paramount Theatre was planning to do “Million Dollar Quartet” as [Read More]

“90210:The Musical”  reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

“90210:The Musical” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

Somewhat Recommended **   “90210: The Musical” is an unauthorized parody of the popular teen soap opera [Read More]