200 shows in about 300 days!

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Today’s review of Treefall marks the 200th review posted by chicagoonstage.com. I realized that yesterday and was momentarily amazed: a site that has only been in existence for about ten months has published that many reviews…and I have written the vast majority personally. What is even more amazing: for all but the last month, I lived in Vernon […]

Expanding Coverage

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Just a quick word to let everyone know that, as of today, ChicagoOnStage is expanding its coverage into Raleigh-Durham, an area with over 95 theatres and a thriving community. Our reporter for Raligh-Durham shows is Lauren Van Hemert. She is one of two Raleigh Regional Contributing Editors for Broadway World Raleigh, and we’re happy to have […]

4 AM

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No, that is not the sequel to a Matchbox Twenty song. Went to a play tonight and wrote the review, yeah; I always hurry with things like that A green light recommend , a great show to exalt…and so very darned entertaining… And don’t think, don’t think I’m complaining… But, baby, it’s 4 AM and […]

new site name

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To those who don’t know: My site went live at 4:30 10/5/17. It was called inthefootlights.com, which is a massively cool name (so much so that I was utterly thrilled to find it available. And I saw that it was good, and I slept. But… Then after a few hours I awoke, and I discovered that […]

About Our Reviews

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Yes, they might be different from others you have read. Good. They are supposed to be. After four decades as an English teacher and three decades as a director and drama teacher, I’d think it would be sort of impossible for my style and perspective not to shine through. So these reviews, at times, might examine aspects […]