Windy City Playhouse’s ‘Becky Shaw’ the date you’ll never forget

Ah, families and romance and crumbling class hierarchies: You know how I’m always touting family-friendly entertainment and stuff that the kids will simply adore? Becky Shaw, Windy City Playhouse’s razor-sharp new production, ain’t that show. That said, this is the show where you should bring your girlfriends, established relationships and, at least in my case, a husband and a mother. The comedic drama opens with a wealthy, dysfunctional family on the verge of relative poverty with more than their share {Read More}

2 Tix for American Theater Company’s crazy-cool “Xanadu”

Oh, I love it when this happens. Remember when I saw and reviewed American Theater Company’s Xanadu for Chicago Parent Mag (and loved the bejeebus out of it)? Well, because of aforementioned love, I now get to give away two tickets to you, my partners in all things 80s and shimmery and roller skater-y! This show is great. This show is great. It’s fun and it’s silly and it’s got a killer soundtrack and it’s got a cast that spins {Read More}