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Grant Park Music Festival Plays Dvorak and Beethoven Review-Hough's Virtuosity Highlights

Grant Park Music Festival Plays Dvorak and Beethoven Review-Hough's Virtuosity Highlights Grant Park Musical Festival rolls along, highlighted by British pianist's brilliance and fine interpretation of Beethoven's "Pastoral"

Much Ado About Nothing Review – Summer Magic in a Chicago Park

Much Ado About Nothing Review – Summer Magic in a Chicago Park On a perfect summer evening my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the opening night of Shakespeare in the Park at Schreiber Park with the Midsommer Flight production of William Shakespeare’s comedy, "Much Ado About Nothing"

The Qualms, Theatre Review – A Swingers Party That Never Really Gets Swinging

The Qualms, Theatre Review – A Swingers Party That Never Really Gets Swinging The Qualms, a world premiere now playing at Steppenwolf Theatre until August 31st is a provocative, thought-provoking, and very funny dark comedy that revolves around complex issues involving monogamy, morals, fidelity, and sex.

Othello Review — Shakespeare’s Tragedy Compelling in Intimate Space

Othello Review — Shakespeare’s Tragedy Compelling in Intimate Space The Gift Theatre’s talented ensemble brings the Bard’s classic “story about a handkerchief” to life, immersing audience members in the drama of the tale while adding their own twist

One Flea Spare Review – An Insightful, Powerful Look into the Great Plague of London

One Flea Spare Review –  An Insightful, Powerful Look into the Great Plague of London Naomi Wallace is concerned with society’s underdogs and this play juxtaposes the haves and have-nots in a unique way in "One Flea Spare", now playing at the Den Theatre in Wicker Park

The Merry Wives of Windsor Review - Grand Production, Great Venue

The Merry Wives of Windsor Review - Grand Production, Great Venue The Merry Wives of Windsor is playing at Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook. The hilarious production is made even better by the venue - nature, Shakepeare, maybe a glass of wine. Even with a rainout, it's a winner

Seussical The Musical Review - Dr. Seuss Brought to Life

Seussical The Musical Review - Dr. Seuss Brought to Life A funny and energetic musical play based on the colorful world of Dr. Seuss

Sarah McLachlan Ravinia Concert Review – Still Shining On

Sarah McLachlan Ravinia Concert Review – Still Shining On Sarah McLachlan’s performance at Ravinia this summer was her second time at Ravinia. Her debut there was back in 2012. Currently on tour, she is promoting her eighth album, Shine On

Proud at Mary’s: A June Cabaret Review - The Gayest Show Around

Proud at Mary’s: A June Cabaret Review - The Gayest Show Around On one of the first warm nights of the summer season, a small group of Chicagoans gathered in the upstairs attic of Hamburger Mary’s for a special two-night cabaret performance

Chicago Dancing Festival 2014 Preview - A Chicago Treat

Chicago Dancing Festival 2014 Preview - A Chicago Treat Established in 2007, the Chicago Dancing Festival was founded to elevate awareness of dance in Chicago, to increase accessibility to the art form and to provide inspiration for local artists. The offerings for 2014 are fantastic

Earth, Wind and Fire Review - Remembering the Best of Times at Ravinia Festival

Earth, Wind and Fire Review - Remembering the Best of Times at Ravinia Festival Returning once more to their founding region, the musical legends of Earth, Wind and Fire took the stage at Ravinia to the delight of thousands of Chicagoans

Second City’s Apes of Wrath Review – A Space Odyssey to Go Ape For!

Second City’s Apes of Wrath Review – A Space Odyssey to Go Ape For! Come see Second City’s 38th Revue, “Apes of Wrath,” a set of hilarious yet memorable skits and improvisation that are wonderfully stranger than your average comedy show

THE LAST SHIP, Theatre Review – Setting Sail for Broadway

THE LAST SHIP, Theatre Review – Setting Sail for Broadway The Last Ship, with music by the famous rock-star Sting, now playing until July 13, could use some additional work before it sails to Broadway this fall, but so far the show is off to a very encouraging start and it is well worth seeing

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Review - Spells A Great Time

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Review - Spells A Great Time The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee playing at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace is a thoroughly entertaining musical that centers on a group of quirky kids vying for the chance to go to the national spelling bee in Washington, D.C.

Appalachian Spring Rush Hour Concert Review-American Classical

Appalachian Spring Rush Hour Concert Review-American Classical Copland's best-known work plays in its original arrangement for the Chicago-based summer concert series

"A Prairie Home Companion" at Ravinia Review – An Evening to Remember

"A Prairie Home Companion" at Ravinia Review – An Evening to Remember My husband and I love listening to "A Prairie Home Companion" on the radio but enjoy it even more when the performance is live at the Ravinia Festival

Counter Balance V: An Evening of Physically Integrated Dance

Counter Balance V: An Evening of Physically Integrated Dance This amazing performance shows the strength, beauty, and other worldly element to disabled artistry making the audience crave more at the end of the performance

‘Death and the Maiden’ Review — Sandra Oh Compelling as Torture Victim Forever Facing her Past

‘Death and the Maiden’ Review — Sandra Oh Compelling as Torture Victim Forever Facing her Past Chilean-American playwright Ariel Dorfman puts audiences in the judge’s seat at Victory Gardens

Red Bull Flying Bach Review - B-Boy goes for Baroque at the Civic Opera House

Red Bull Flying Bach Review - B-Boy goes for Baroque at the Civic Opera House The U.S. debut of "Red Bull Flying Bach" takes to the Civic Opera House stage with a energetic blend of professional breakdancing and the music of Johannes Sebastian Bach.

OneRepublic Native Tour Review- The Source of Exhilaration

OneRepublic Native Tour Review- The Source of Exhilaration A sea of umbrellas sheltered fans as they waited on the Ravinia lawn for OneRepublic’s Native Tour to begin on Wednesday evening

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