Articles by Noel Schecter

The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument - Well Worth The Stop

The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument - Well Worth The Stop The Archway is an amazing road side attraction and a pretty darn good museum in its own right

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen - Amusement For The Masses

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen - Amusement For The Masses Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest amusement park in the world, is always changing and always amusing

Our Family Travels by Train From Chicago to New York City - Without The Sleeper Car

Our Family Travels by Train From Chicago to New York City - Without The Sleeper Car What it is like to travel by train from Chicago to New York City without a sleeper car

Quiz Show Review - Not Your Parent's Jeopardy

Quiz Show Review - Not Your Parent's Jeopardy Contestants vie for fame on a popular quiz show, but it is not so easy here to reach that final round

Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical Review - Sadness Was Never So Fun

Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical Review - Sadness Was Never So Fun Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical as quirky as it is fun

Anna in the Afterlife Review - To Be or Not to Be

Anna in the Afterlife Review - To Be or Not to Be An ambitious but not quite realized meditation on life and death

Jesus Christ Superstar Review - Up Close and Intimate

Jesus Christ Superstar Review - Up Close and Intimate Jesus Christ Superstar is presented acoustically and with full emotion within the intimate space of the No Exit Cafe

Short Shakespeare! Macbeth Review - Murder and Mayhem in Scotland

Short Shakespeare! Macbeth Review - Murder and Mayhem in Scotland This abridged production is both wonderfully staged and better suited for older children

Lions in Illyria Review - A Clever Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy

Lions in Illyria Review - A Clever Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy Lifeline Theatre's clever adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is sure to entertain the whole family

Polar Peak Review - Another Answer for Cabin Fever

Polar Peak Review - Another Answer for Cabin Fever Polar Peak will get the heart pumping and the thrills going

Desperate Dolls Review - Motel, Money, Murder, Madness

Desperate Dolls Review - Motel, Money, Murder, Madness A desperate tale indeed of actresses ready to sell their soul to make it in Tinseltown

Jerry Seinfeld Review - At The Rosemont Theatre

Jerry Seinfeld Review - At The Rosemont Theatre Jerry Seinfeld dazzles at the Rosemont Theatre

Smokefall Review - Worthy of an Encore

Smokefall Review - Worthy of an Encore Four generations are depicted with humor, dignity, and a bit of magical in this winning masterpiece

Four generations are depicted with humor, dignity, and a bit of magical in this winning masterpiece

Bethany Review - Where Have All The Saturn Dealerships Gone?

Bethany Review - Where Have All The Saturn Dealerships Gone? Homes are repossessed and characters must make tough choices in this dark thriller/comedy set in the financial collapse of 2009

King Lear Review - A Modern Take On A Classic Treasure

King Lear Review - A Modern Take On A Classic Treasure With the focus on dementia, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents a poignant King Lear

The Arsonists Review- A Slow Burn to Evil

The Arsonists Review- A Slow Burn to Evil A modern adaptation of a post World War II dark comedy

Hank Williams: Lost Highway Review - Will Leave You Yodeling

Hank Williams:  Lost Highway Review - Will Leave You Yodeling More than just a showcase of Hank William's immense musical talent, Lost Highway is a musical drama that reaches tragic proportions

Exit Strategy Review - There Can Be No Retreat

Exit Strategy Review - There Can Be No Retreat A timely drama concerning the impact of one school's closing

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Review - A Success By Any Measure

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Review - A Success By Any Measure This Porchlight Music Theatre brings Broadway to your lap in a wonderful production of the classic musical

Lay Me Down Softly - Down But Not Out For The Count

Lay Me Down Softly - Down But Not Out For The Count A traveling boxing road show takes it on the chin in 1960s Ireland

Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England Review - A Modern Ice Age Romance

Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England Review - A Modern Ice Age Romance The comedy Seven Homeless Mammoths wanders into Chicago to tell of complicated relationships in this modern Ice Age

Venus in Fur Review - The Thinking Person's 50 Shades

Venus in Fur Review - The Thinking Person's 50 Shades An erotic tale for those not afraid to think

Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream Review - Put a Little Culture in Your Polar Vortex

Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream Review - Put a Little Culture in Your Polar Vortex Not just for children, this production of A Midsummer Night's Dream is perfect for the whole family

Steve Earle at the City Winery Review - A Postcard From Guitar Town

Steve Earle at the City Winery Review - A Postcard From Guitar Town Steve Earle, with a two hour plus solo acoustic set, electrified in his second of three back to back sold out shows at the City Winery

Sons of the Prophet Review - A Different Take on the American Experience

Sons of the Prophet Review - A Different Take on the American Experience Stephen Karam's one act play explores identity within a tight nit Lebanese family living in Scranton, PA

Elf Review - North Pole Meets New York

Elf Review - North Pole Meets New York Can Buddy the Elf help teach New Yorkers a thing or two about Christmas?

The Nutcracker at Marriott Theatre Review - A Far From Wooden Performance

The Nutcracker at Marriott Theatre Review - A Far From Wooden Performance A delightful take on the holiday classic

Once Upon A Dream Starring The Rascals Review - Going Back to The Age of Aquarius

Once Upon A Dream Starring The Rascals Review - Going Back to The Age of Aquarius  It is the Age of Aquarius all over again at the Cadillac Palace Theatre

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