Author Archives: Carol Moore

Don’t Waste Your Money on “Sherlock Holmes” at the Oriental

*  Not Recommended *  As I watched “Sherlock Holmes” the other night, I caught myself zoning out, thinking about anything but the play I was watching, and wishing I was somewhere else.  I love a good mystery, but “Sherlock Holmes” didn’t cut it.  Even the star power wasn’t enough to save it.  “Sherlock Holmes” is…

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Charming Production of “A Christmas Story” at Theatre at the Center

**** Recommended **** Every family has their own holiday traditions.  In my family it was “A Christmas Story”.  For some reason, that was my children’s favorite Christmas movie.  More recently, it’s become one of my favorite plays.  Ralphie, Randy, Flick and the gang are back, in Theatre at the Center’s charming production.  No matter how…

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Get Your Holiday Spirit with “White Christmas” at Drury Lane

**** Highly Recommended **** Get yourself in the holiday mood with Drury Lane’s classy “White Christmas.  I guarantee you’ll get that whole nostalgia thing going when the fabulous cast sings the title song.  You’ll be humming along to Irving Berlin’s wonderful melodies.  I give “White Christmas” 4 BIG Spotlights. In case you’ve been living under…

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Eccentrics delight in “You Can’t Take It With You”

**** Highly Recommended **** I might be the only reviewer in the greater Chicago area who’d never seen “You Can’t Take It With You”, so seeing Northlight Theatre’s production was pure fun for me.  What a bunch of delightfully quirky screwball characters!  I give “You Can’t Take It With You” 4 Spotlights. Considering that “You…

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