Tag: Broadway in Chicago

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", a must-see musical at the Oriental Theatre

For those of us who still believe in magic, put the musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” on your must-see list. Last night’s opening at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago was packed with kids and adults, like me who were anxious to escape reality for a while. During the 2 1/2 hour musical based on... Read more »

Two thumbs WAY up for "Pretty Woman The Musical"

Two thumbs WAY up for "Pretty Woman The Musical"
Hands clapping, heads nodding and a standing ovation greeted the pre-Broadway world premiere of “Pretty Woman The Musical” last night, March 28, at Broadway in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. Based on the Touchstone Pictures film “Pretty Woman,” written by J.F. Lawton and book by Lawton and the late Garry Marshall, the musical is a foot-stomping romp... Read more »

Circus 1903: A magical trip back in time with astounding talent and puppetry

Not to be missed! At Oriental Theatre through March 26!
Circus 1903 is definitely your grandmother’s circus, but in a very good way! If you believe in magic and yearn for a simpler time, then this show, at the Oriental Theatre through March 26, is for you! We loved every single minute of this two hour long extravaganza (with one intermission) beginning with the ringmaster,... Read more »

Eli's Cheesecake Company: A Chicago institution celebrates a "sweet" 35th in grand style

Eli's Cheesecake Company team.
Eli Schulman’s first venture into the restaurant business began in 1940 with the popular coffee shop Eli’s Ogden Huddle, later followed by Eli’s Stage Delicatessen– a celebrity hangout for soon-to-be-famous performers like Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand. The who’s who of Chicago and the world followed Eli to Eli’s the Place for Steak, a popular... Read more »