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Sunday, 14 December 2014 06:00

"Newsies" Seizes the Day at Oriental Theater

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Originally a real event with Kid Blink and his band of newspaper selling boys in 1899, “Newsies” brings to life the power struggle of big business versus everyday workers in a family fun musical done Broadway style!              Homeless at the turn of the century, New York City newsboy Jack…
Monday, 15 December 2014 00:00

Airline Highway Recognizes the "Invisibles"

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Steppenwolf Theatre’s Airline Highway focuses on those who are mostly forgotten, unseen or unfortunately, even looked down upon by many. In this case the story revolves around a group of outcasts who inhabit The Hummingbird Motel in New Orleans that have come to call themselves “family”. Each comes with their…
I have a tough time reviewing magicians because I don’t want to describe the tricks in detail and ruin the suspense for future audiences.  I will just say that my partner and I were seated in the front row right in the center next to the stage and still could…
Cirque du Soleil has innovated the circus as we once knew it and has transformed it into something that has become so more visual, musical and exciting than ever could have been imagined. While some Cirque shows are set to a particular theme such as the music of the Beatles…
Monday, 24 November 2014 06:00

We're All Mad Here – Alice at Lookingglass

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"But how does one know if they've gone mad?" asks Alice of the elusive Cheshire Cat as he swings on a rail, hanging twenty feet off the ground. "You see, a dog growls when it's angry, and wags its tail when it's pleased," he answers. "Now, I growl when I'm…
Monday, 10 November 2014 00:00

Camelot Proves Victorious at Drury Lane

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“Camelot” being presented at the lovely Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook had an interesting twist to it.  If you've viewed other Camelot versions such as the enchanting animated “Sword and the Stone”, or the impacting dramas “First Knight” or “Excalibur”, then be ready for a unique mix of both.  The…
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 00:00

Dancing Pros Live Lights Up Chicago

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Instead of spending the night in watching “Dancing with the Stars”, “So You Think You Can Dance”, or even “American Idol”, there is a stage where you can experience the costumes, the beauty, and the grace of live ballroom dancing and competition with the control of the vote in your…
Thursday, 06 November 2014 00:00

The King and I - Singing and Dancing the Night Away!

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Every time I think the talented cast of players and directors performing at Marriott Theatre’s intimate theatre in the round have done the very best they can, they top themselves again. This production of the deliciously classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about a spunky, intelligent teacher who is recruited from…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 00:00

Sail On Titanic!

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Griffin Theatre Company has taken on the feat of recreating the Tony Award-winning musical Titanic. Launching this production in a much more intimate space at Theater Wit, the audience gets a real close up feel to the action and is able to capture the bevy of emotions delivered first hand.…
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