Theatre
What’s better than a love story? Answer - A love story that takes place on the Los Angeles strip in the mid to late 1980’s during the height of hair band pandemonium. But what makes it even better is that Rock of Ages is a hilarious ode to such an…
What's more fun than a Barrel of Monkeys? Milton Bradley has asked this question for decades and now a Chicago-based arts education theater ensemble, aptly named “Barrel of Monkeys,” begs the same question of their audiences. After seeing their newest performance of “That’s Weird Grandma: Behind the [Monkey] Music,” I…
Russian Transport, currently running at Steppenwolf through May 11th, is, in playwright Erika Sheffer’s words, a story of “good people in bad circumstances doing terrible things.”  Inspired by her own family of first and second-generation Soviet immigrants, and directed by fellow Eastern-European immigrant Yasen Peyankov, Sheffer’s story is an extremely…
What an honor and delight to see Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theater return to the historic Auditorium Theater during its 125 Anniversary year with our First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama serving as Honorary Chair for the 2014-2015 season! Chicago is not only the groundbreaking company’s home; the Auditorium Theater is…
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 00:00

Ring of Fire Walks the Line and Then Some

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For Johnny Cash fans, Ring of Fire – The Music of Johnny Cash is a must.  But even if you are not the biggest Johnny cash fan in the world, Ring of Fire is still a rockin’ good time. Currently playing at Theatre at the Center in Muster Indiana (a…
Contemporary dance is an art form like any other. As a style of dance it is much more of a philosophy than a strict technique like, say, traditional ballet or modern. Rather, it draws inspiration from both techniques and creates an entirely different experience for the audience. Much like art,…
Deemed by the American Film Institute as “one of the funniest movies of all time”, Young Frankenstein was bound to hit the live stage at some point. Finally, in 2007, creator Mel Brooks adapted his 1974 film for stage where, after a premier run in Seattle, the show hit Broadway…
Friday, 17 January 2014 00:00

The Phantom of the Opera Haunts Cadillac Palace

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Throughout the last century, The Phantom of the Opera has taken on many forms. Originally written by Gaston Leroux and published in early 20th century France the Phantom soon found its’ way onto the silver screen right here in the U S of A with Rupert Julian’s silent film depiction.…
Saturday, 11 January 2014 00:00

Ghost The Musical Visually Mesmerizing

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Taking yet another beloved movie of yesterday and transforming it into a big stage production, Ghost the Musical is certainly different than most. Though the storyline is captivating, as most know, it’s the show’s jaw-dropping special effects that really grab one’s attention. Plenty of illusions and jumbo screen visuals are…
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