**** Recommended **** For all the blues aficionados out there, “Rick Stone the Blues Man” is the show for you! For this show, Black Ensemble Theatre has assembled an amazing cast of blues singers, led by Rick Stone himself. Since it is a review, in fact, almost a concert, I thought was really cool is that everyone in the cast sings in his/her own name. My toes were tapping from the very first song. 4 Spotlights
“Rick Stone the Blues Man” continues through August 26th at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street, Chicago. Valet parking is available in BET’s adjacent garage.
Running time is 2 hours, 15 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 pm; Sundays at 3:00 pm. Tickets range from $55-$65. FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.
Read my entire review at www.spotlightonlake.com.