Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: Chicago, theater

Last night was another night of theater… and somehow the Cadillac Palace Theater never fails to amaze me. Such beautiful architecture with craftsmanship like they just don’t make anymore!

Categories: holiday, theater

Last night was a musical evening in Whoville… Cindy Lou Who and the gang at the Cadillac Palace Theater. A fun night getting ready for the holiday season with a stop at Chriskindlmarket beforehand for some sweet treats! Fun times was the Grinch & Max ruin the holidays… but then bring them back bigger & better! As his heart grew three sizes that day!

Categories: theater

Another fun night of musical theater tonight at the Mercury Theater.
Typical Mel Brooks humor & timing with some great performances & impressive voices…
even better when “Puttin’ On The Ritz” with a group of friends!!!

Categories: theater

One week from tonight… we head INTO THE WOODS.
Can’t wait…

Categories: architecture, Chicago, theater

Always a stunning night when you go to the Nederlander Theatre in Chicago. Beautiful architecture, interior design & crazy-cool craftsmanship everywhere you look. And that’s well before you even get to see the talent onstage!!!

Categories: Chicago, music, theater

Tonight was the first night of LES MISERABLES in Chicago! My all-time favorite musical. Plus, this might just be my favorite production of the show… and I’ve seen it “several” times!!! The cast was amazing… their voices INCREDIBLE… piercing right through bringing on goosebumps… and if I’m being totally honest, little tears on more than a few occasions! It’s only here for three weeks… so get tickets right away if you can… you WON’T be disappointed!!! It’s AMAZING… and you’ll see why it’s my favorite!!!

Categories: Chicago, theater

While I’m sad that Pam’s friend got strep throat at the last minute… but I was more than eager to step-in for an impromptu night of musical theater. Great show, fantastic Bob Fosse stylized choreography & beautiful architecture at another classic Chicago theater … and ALL THAT JAZZ!!!

Categories: architecture, theater

More beautiful architecture at The CIBC Theater… formerly The Shubert Theater… in downtown Chicago. Not quite as over-the-top as some of the other theaters in town, but still beautiful with its ceiling treatments, corbels & crystal chandeliers.

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Divorced. Beheaded, Died.
Divorced. Beheaded. Survived.

Another night of musical theater last night… or in this case, more like a “pop concert” loosely wrapped around a bit of history. The six wives of Henry VIII sing about their tragic lives… with plenty of beautiful voices, but not much of a story! It’s like a mini-history lesson with The Go-Go’s!!!

Categories: architecture, Chicago, theater

While the inside of the Nederlander Theater was painted with red light for MOULIN ROUGE, the lobby architecture is equally impressive. Our friendly usher Nancy told us some history about this statuesque & landmarked theater that was built back in 1926. This place is so incredible… even more lavish & over-the-top at every turn. The sure don’t make ’em like they used to!!!