Category: Shari’s Corner

Fooling Buddha mixes unlikely elements for entertaining evening

Fooling Buddha mixes unlikely elements for entertaining evening

April 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

Magician David Kovac stars in “Fooling Buddha,” a coming-of-age story that mixes several unlikely elements to create a story everyone who grew up in the Midwest will understand. Before we saw the show, I was skeptical that Kovac could pull together middle-class Milwaukee, magic and Buddhism into one entertaining evening. It wasn’t long before Kovac’s […]

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Bye Bye Birdie brightens dull winter days

Bye Bye Birdie brightens dull winter days

January 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

Just when we’re in the dull, dark winter doldrums, the Drury Lane Theatre brings a bright, colorful, joyful story to stage. Bye Bye Birdie tells the story of an Elvis-like performer, with bad-boy tendencies, who is drafted into the Army. Before Conrad Birdie leaves for his two-year enlistment, his management team cooks up one final […]

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The adventure begins long before the passport is issued

The adventure begins long before the passport is issued

January 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

The item showed up on Facebook feeds before we saw it on the news. It said that Illinois driver’s licenses and state IDs were no longer federally compliant for airline travel. This meant that TSA could require additional security measures before allowing Illinois residents to board an airplane. The measures could range from additional identification to a […]

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Joffrey Ballet presents final season of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker

Joffrey Ballet presents final season of Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker

December 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Some holiday events are so beloved that they start as an idea and stay long enough to become a multi-generational tradition. Such is the legacy of Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker. This year the Joffrey Ballet ends its 28 year run of Robert Joffrey’s original choreography. What made Robert Joffrey’s version of The Nutcracker so unique […]

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A Christmas Story caters to families from start to finish

A Christmas Story caters to families from start to finish

December 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

A Christmas Story –– The Musical was planned with families in mind is the start times. The Wednesday and Thursday shows start at 7:00 p.m. The Sunday shows start at 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. It seems like a small detail, but start times are important. An 8:00 p.m. start time is too late for […]

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A Christmas Carol rings in the holiday season

A Christmas Carol rings in the holiday season

December 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

We have friends who take their nephews to the Goodman Theatre every year to see A Christmas Carol. Each year when they see the show, they see how much their nephews have changed from the previous year. They said they could see the boys mature as their interpretations of the show matured. It makes sense to me, […]

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Key Lime Cove water park worthy of its awards

Key Lime Cove water park worthy of its awards

December 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

When we walked into Key Lime Cove’s water park, we saw lots of families hanging out, playing in the water and waiting for a water slide. What we didn’t smell was that overwhelming chemical smell so common with indoor pools. I didn’t think about this until we took a behind the scenes tour with Chief […]

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Elements for Girls deserves a spot on your holiday shopping list

Elements for Girls deserves a spot on your holiday shopping list

November 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Our girls just started middle school, which means there is a lot of angst in our house. They fret about fitting in as two elementary schools merge into our middle school. They wonder which clubs/teams they should join. They worry about whether the other girls will make fun of their favorite outfits. It’s a struggle […]

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Mosey down to see Oklahoma before October 18

Mosey down to see Oklahoma before October 18

October 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

When the Equity Jeff Awards announcement was finished, the Paramount Theatre in Aurora made history. In its first year of eligibility, the Paramount Theatre garnered 16 nominations — more than any other theater. This impressive feat set a high standard for the 2015-2016 Broadway Series. The first production, Oklahoma, maintains the high standards that earned […]

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Chicago Museum Week offers new ways to experience Chicago's treasures

Chicago Museum Week offers new ways to experience Chicago’s treasures

October 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

The museums participating are the Adler Planetarium, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago History Museum, the DuSable Museum of African-American History, the Field Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Museum of Science & Industry, the National Museum of Mexican Art, the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, […]

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Peter and the Starcatcher worth a trip to Drury Lane Oakbrook

Peter and the Starcatcher worth a trip to Drury Lane Oakbrook

September 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

As soon as I read that Dave Barry co-authored Peter and the Starcatcher, my expectations grew. I’ve adored Barry’s sense of humor for years now and the chance to see it come to life set a high bar. Peter and the Starcatcher sounds like a story for kids, and there are elements that tie the […]

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It’s time to rethink Girl Scouts for your tween and teen daughters

It’s time to rethink Girl Scouts for your tween and teen daughters

August 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

When I tell people are girls are Cadette Girl Scouts, they seem surprised. For most families, Girl Scouts is something their elementary school girls do until they find other activities to keep them busy. Most people don’t realize that Girl Scouts was “originally for girls aged 10 to 18, but it was subsequently divided into […]

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