Category Archives: Blog

“Kentucky” is a Quirky Play – Review by Carol Moore

*** Recommended *** “Kentucky” is a quirky little play about a very dysfunctional family.  “Kentucky” is an odd, eccentric play.  It’s funny until it’s not.  It has music, but it’s not a musical.  It’s a poignant story about going home, with a moral (if there is a moral) – no matter what you think you…

Continue Reading →

“The Galaxy’s Greatest Hits” Blew Me Away! – Review by Carol Moore

I had the marvelous opportunity recently to go to Symphony Center to see/hear the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) conducted by Benjamin Northey. Although I a receive a lot more invitations to plays than to concerts, I always try to accept the ones I do get. MSO commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon…

Continue Reading →

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s “Forge Forward” – Review by Jeffrey Leibham

****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**** Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has launched its 42nd season with an evening of three bold and exciting works, collectively titled “Forge Forward.” The title is appropriate. These edgy and slightly risky works prove once again that Hubbard Street is clearly Chicago’s best modern dance company and they have consistently established a reputation for…

Continue Reading →

White Christmas Coming to Munster

     Theatre at the Center Artistic Director Linda Fortunato has cast Matt Edmonds as Bob, Justin Brill as Phil, Casiena Raether as Judy, Erica Stephan as Betty and Neil Friedman as General Waverly in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, a musical based on Paramount Pictures’ 1954 film of the same name starring Bing Crosby, Danny…

Continue Reading →

Northwest Indiana Symphony Announces New Season

     The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Music Director and Conductor Kirk Muspratt have unveiled the 2019-2020 Season and the brochure is now available. The season consists of 5 concerts, 2 classical and 3 pops, as well as the annual Concert with Courses Gala.      “I promise each of you a season of…

Continue Reading →

“Sundown, Yellow Moon” – Review by Carol Moore

**SOMEWHAT RECOMMENDED** For the past 36 years, Raven Theatre has built a solid reputation by presenting season after season of well-balanced programming. Known primarily for producing classic works written by many of the legendary American playwrights, Raven has also mixed in amongst those heavy hitters’ work some wonderful contemporary writer’s plays to expose Chicago audiences…

Continue Reading →

Home for the Holidays Home Tour Whiting Indiana

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko      Come to the Whiting Arts Alive! Holiday Home Tour on Sunday, December 8th where you can meet the gracious hosts and appreciate the homes of five different Whiting residences plus the amazing church turned into a home by one enterprising couple.      The huge brick church had been the home…

Continue Reading →

“Luisa Miller” – Review by Jeffrey Leibham

***RECOMMENDED*** The Early Verdi Series at Lyric Opera of Chicago is certainly off to a fantastic start. Over the course of the next several years, Lyric will be featuring a single Verdi opera each season which was composed either early or in the middle of his very long and prolific career. First up is “Luisa…

Continue Reading →

Take a Break and See “9 to 5 the Musical”

   By Gayle Faulkner Kosalko       It’s 1979 just before the whole corporate greed and money is power scene of the 1980″s. Three women finally realize their importance, significance and strength in not only their personal lives, but also in the workplace.  The musical opens Saturday, November 2.      Directors Bette Diaz and DJ Halicky and a cast…

Continue Reading →

“Sherlock’s Last Case” a Mystery with a Twist – Review by Carol Moore

**** Recommended **** I’ve never been a fan of the whole Sherlock Holmes thing, so I wasn’t all that excited about seeing “Sherlock’s Last Case”. I think I’ve always been a bit turned off by all that arrogant know-it-all behavior, so needless to say, a play called “Sherlock’s Last Case” wasn’t on my bucket list.…

Continue Reading →

Page 1 of 112