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James Sherman as Ben Hecht Review- "The Ben Hecht Show" is a single actor play of uncommon power

 James Sherman as Ben Hecht Review- "The Ben Hecht Show" is a single actor play of uncommon power "The Ben Hecht Show" at Piven Theatre is a powerful adaptation of the words of a humanitarian author

"War Paint" Review- A world class and world-premiere musical at The Goodman

"War Paint" Review- A world class and world-premiere musical at The Goodman "War Paint", a musical comedy and world premiere, twice-extended even before it opened due to high demand for tickets, is now in splendid production at The Goodman Theatre

Summer Concert Roundup Review- Music for free in Chicago

Summer Concert Roundup Review- Music for free in Chicago At summer's midpoint, Splash wants to direct attention to the great free music programs in Chicago

"Squeeze My Cans" Review- A solo performance about Scientology delivers at The Greenhouse Theater Center

"Squeeze My Cans" Review- A solo performance about Scientology delivers at The Greenhouse Theater Center The Greenhouse Theater Center is currently presenting "Squeeze My Cans", a hilarious and telling portrait of Cathy Schenkelberg's harrowing experience with Scientology

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY at Steppenwolf Theatre, Review – Between Intriguing and Monotonous

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY at Steppenwolf Theatre, Review – Between Intriguing and Monotonous Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Between Riverside and Crazy is a celebration of the glorious contradictions that make up human nature while looking at the slippery nature of justice, and the grit it takes to finally move on

Cirque Du Soleil Presents TORUK – The First Flight Preview — A glimpse At The Show and Interview With Illinois Native Stacey Magiera

Cirque Du Soleil Presents TORUK – The First Flight Preview — A glimpse At The Show and Interview With Illinois Native Stacey Magiera Cirque du Soleil travels to Chicago with new show TORUK-The First Flight which is inspired by the movie Avatar and Illinois native Stacey Magiera will be performing in the show after performing with Cirque du Soleil for seven years in Las Vegas

Steep Theatre’s Wastwater Review- Starkly Dark, Superbly Acted

Steep Theatre’s Wastwater Review- Starkly Dark, Superbly Acted Steep Theatre performs Tony Award-Winning playwright Simon Stephens "Wastwater" immersing you in a dark, dark world

My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy Review – Brad Zimmerman in his Element

My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy Review – Brad Zimmerman in his Element In a world turned upside down, what can be better than to get away from it all and laugh for 90 minutes straight? To experience this, go see "My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy" at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie

"Weird" Al Yankovic Review - 2016 Tour is Mandatory Fun

"Weird" Al Yankovic Review - 2016 Tour is Mandatory Fun "Weird" Al Yankovic brings his high-energy musical lampooning to audiences of all ages across North America in this second tour based on his Grammy Award winning album "Mandatory Fun"

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents "Raiders of The Lost Ark" Review- an epic film with an iconic score

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents "Raiders of The Lost Ark" Review- an epic film with an iconic score The Chicago Symphony Orchestra closed it's 125th season with three special performances, showing "Raiders of The Lost Ark" while performing the score- a fun and thrilling double production

The Secret Garden Review - A New Theatre is Born

The Secret Garden Review - A New Theatre is Born THE SECRET GARDEN follows eleven-year-old orphan Mary Lennox on her return to Yorkshire, England from India. Very lonely, Mary explores the grounds of her new home to discover a magic garden that once belonged to her Uncle’s wife, Mary

"Lila Downs in Concert" Review- a very special night at the CSO

"Lila Downs in Concert" Review- a very special night at the CSO Mexican-America artist and humanitarian Lila Downs performed with her band and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Conductor Donato Cabrera, an evening of remarkable music

Mandala Arts Company - Benefit Gala Preview

Mandala Arts Company - Benefit Gala Preview Mandala will celebrate its first year of operation at a benefit event: Colors of the East, on Sunday, July 10 from 6 – 9 pm at the Drake Hotel, 140 E Walton Place. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased on the Mandala website - read on

"Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration" Review- A tribute at the Ravinia Festival

"Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration" Review- A tribute at the Ravinia Festival Warren Haynes and his band joined the Chicago Philharmonic at The Ravinia Festival for a stirring tribute to Jerry Garca and The Grateful Dead

"Hauptmann" review- City Lit Theater's winner about a memorable crime and questionable trial

"Hauptmann" review- City Lit Theater's winner about a memorable crime and questionable trial City Lit Theater Company is currently presenting "Hauptmann", the story of the alleged murderer of the Lindbergh baby

Dead Writers’ The Importance of Being Earnest Review – A Production that Would Thrill Oscar Wilde

Dead Writers’ The Importance of Being Earnest Review – A Production that Would Thrill Oscar Wilde Dead Writers Theatre Collective brings Oscar Wilde's wit to life in "The Importance of Being Earnest"

Man of La Mancha - Marriott Theatre's Latest Triumph

Man of La Mancha - Marriott Theatre's Latest Triumph Dale Wasserman’s book, based on Miguel de Cervantes’ famous novel, presents the poet Cervantes as he awaits trial by the Spanish Inquisition. As his defense, Cervantes presents the tales of Don Quixote and his squire Sancho, who embark on adventures across the country

The BoDeans at Ravinia Review – Rocking Since the ‘80s

The BoDeans at Ravinia Review – Rocking Since the ‘80s Rocking since the '80s, The BoDeans returned to Ravinia to for a show everyone enjoyed

Drury Lane Theater Presents Deathtrap Review - A Thrilling Murder Mystery

Drury Lane Theater Presents Deathtrap Review - A Thrilling Murder Mystery Deathtrap is an amazing comedy-thriller filled with many twists and turns and full of suspense

Company at The Writer’s Theatre Review - As Relevant Today as Ever

Company at The Writer’s Theatre Review - As Relevant Today as Ever Writer's Theatre's production of Company is a must-see full of incredible performances as the cast ably tackles this very modern and still up-to-date classic by Sondheim

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