Author Archives: Carol Moore

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“Night Tide” A Quirky Little Musical at the Towle – Review by Carol Moore

*** Recommended The Towle Theater is open again! It was wonderful to return to one of my favorite theaters where I got to catch up with friends and see the world premiere of quirky little musical mystery called “Night Tide” – kind of a Creature Feature/Beach Boys mash-up. “Night Tide” is hard to classify. It…

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“Ordinary Days” – Review by Carol Moore

     Canterbury Theatre’ third musical of the season, “Ordinary Days” is an intimate chamber musical about four people trying to find their way in the big city. It’s a charming and very moving show and I highly recommend it. 3 ½ Spotlights.      Thirty-something Jason (Jacob Ryan Martinez), finally ready to commit, he…

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“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” – Review by Carol Moore

The Canterbury Summer Theatre production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” is a terrific musical for these hot summer days/nights. It’s funny, light, fast-moving, and just plain fun – and it has good music. The original script is definitely outdated, but some judicious tweaking brought it into the age of social media. I…

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“8-Track: The Sounds of the 70s” – Review by Carol Moore

**** Recommended **** The first musical of the 2021 season at Canterbury Summer Theatre is a high-energy jukebox musical, “8-Track: The Sounds of the 70s”. If you’re ready for a toe-tapping, dancing-in-your-seat outing, then this is the show for you. The costumes span the 70s – bell-bottoms, silk shirts & gold necklaces all the way…

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“Heathers: The Musical” – Review by Carol Moore

Chicago Street Theatre is welcoming audiences back into the theater with their production of “Heathers: The Musical.” Based on a cult classic film from the ‘80.s, “Heathers” might not be your cup of tea, but the talented cast will reach out and pull you right in. The music sounds pop light, but the lyrics are…

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“Forever Plaid” at Dunes Summer Theatre – Review by Carol Moore

Summer’s here, so it must be time for Dunes Summer Theatre – and it’s outdoors! Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the bucolic setting, as well as the quirky quartet known as the Plaids. “Forever Plaid” is a must-see for the summer!DST visitors might have gone into the screened-in porch/bar for a drink…

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Carol Moore reviews “Making God Laugh” at Beatniks

     I was thrilled to be at Beatniks on Conkey on Friday, June 4th for opening night of Making God Laugh, the very first show after the pandemic shut us all down. It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces – in person! Making God Laugh is a laugh-out-loud (lol) comedy about coming…

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“Roan @ the Gates” – Review by Carol Moore

*** Recommended *** Decisions, decisions, decisions! Why do people make decisions? They make them for lots of reasons, both personally and professionally. They probably have the best intentions, they might think about possible outcomes, but they’re positive everything will come out the way they expected. The elephant in the room – all those unforeseen consequences.…

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“Madama Butterfly” – Review by Jeffrey Leibham

***RECOMMENDED*** Not even a bout with the flu that was plaguing some of the cast members of Lyric’s latest “Madama Butterfly” could prevent this production from being a smashing success. At a recent Sunday matinee performance, a case of musical chairs took place regarding some of the casting. Thanks to the resourcefulness of Lyric’s management,…

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“The Times Are Racing” – Review by Carol Moore

**** Highly Recommended **** I’m having a hard time finding the right words to describe the Joffrey Ballet’s most recent engagement, “The Times Are Racing”. Combining two elegant pieces, “Commedia” and “Bliss”, set to the music of Igor Stravinsky, with a staccato pas de deux, “Mono Lisa”, a comedic slice of life, “The Sofa” and…

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