PostHeaderIcon “Rigoletto” Is The Real Deal

Let me get right to the point. “Rigoletto”, now at Lyric Opera, is a vocally ravishing, near-perfect production that you should rush to see before its run ends on November 3rd. It is good to see Lyric nicely rebounding … Read more

PostHeaderIcon 10 Films to Catch at the Chicago International Film Festival

The blog contains 10 Picks by the editor of films showing at this year's Chicago International Film Festival. The festival opens this week and features 150 films from 50 countries.

PostHeaderIcon Ballet Overshadows Opera Drama

Chicago's Lyric Opera opened its season with its first-ever performance of Gluck's Paris version of "Orphee et Eurydice". The production's added attraction was the presence of the Joffrey Ballet. John Neumeier directed and choreographed the performance and the singing roles were excellent.

PostHeaderIcon The Queen Bee and Her Drones

The new play at Timeline Theatre takes us behind the scenes of Elizabeth II's reign and her interactions with many of her prime ministers over her 55-year reign. Peter Morgan brings Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden, Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron to life in this absorbing drama. And Janet Ulrich Brooks gives a performance not to be missed.

PostHeaderIcon Concert Produces Own Lalla Vibe

What a difference the right place makes! That insight was proven true once again last Saturday evening (August 5) at the Harris Theater of Music and Dance by the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra. Forced to move indoors due to … Read more