Articles by Gloria Henllan-Jones

The Sweets Season Begins – a Review: A Chocolate and Cheer Cookie Exchange at the Fairmont Hotel Chicago

The Sweets Season Begins – a Review: A Chocolate and Cheer Cookie Exchange at the Fairmont Hotel Chicago Get ready to add a new event to your holiday traditions. The Fairmont Hotel Chicago’s new annual Chocolate and Cheer Cookie Exchange is a joyful opportunity to taste holiday sweets while mingling with the Fairmont’s esteemed culinary staff.

ITHAKA Review - A Powerful Performance

ITHAKA Review - A Powerful Performance InFusion Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of ITHAKA directed by InFusion Artistic Director Mitch Golob at The Chopin Theatre

HOMEMADE WITH LOVE Review - Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie’s Kitchen by Jennifer Perillo – Easy, delicious food to make at home - A Cookbook Review

HOMEMADE WITH LOVE Review - Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie’s Kitchen by Jennifer Perillo – Easy, delicious food to make at home - A Cookbook Review Usually when I look at a new cookbook, I am lucky if there are 1 or 2 recipes I am attracted to. Jennie Perillo's HOMEMADE WITH LOVE by is different. As soon as I saw the gorgeous photos, I wanted to try half a dozen of the delicious-looking dishes

Measure for Measure Review - Robert Falls’ revival of Shakespeare’s story of vice and virtue, lust and innocence, punishment and forgiveness

Measure for Measure Review -  Robert Falls’ revival of Shakespeare’s story of vice and virtue, lust and innocence, punishment and forgiveness Measure for Measure at Goodman Theatre blends low comedy, incipient tragedy, and moral ambiguity. It asks: what authority should be given to political leaders? What is the balance between justice and mercy? lust and the law? duty to God and duty to family

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show – In Chicago, suddenly it’s Spring!

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show – In Chicago, suddenly it’s Spring! The Chicago Flower and Garden Show reminds us that spring is coming in spite of the signs of winter all around us

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo Review – A “tight exciting plot smack up next to the widest ranging philosophical probing that humans (or a tiger) can do”

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo Review – A “tight exciting plot smack up next to the widest ranging philosophical probing that humans (or a tiger) can do” Two US Marines and an Iraqi translator find themselves in a world of greed, mystery and betrayal after an encounter with a tiger who becomes a ghost in this fascinating play that explores war, religion, language, friendship, greed, death, and power

The Whipping Man: a Startling and Intriguing Evening of Theater.

The Whipping Man: a Startling and Intriguing Evening of Theater. A wounded soldier comes home at the end of the Civil War, finding it in ruins and abandoned by all but two former slaves. United in the Jewish faith, the men celebrate a Seder, uncovering secrets as they wrestle with a shared past they can't escape

The Whipping Man Review - A Startling and Intriguing Evening of Theater

The Whipping Man Review - A Startling and Intriguing Evening of Theater A wounded soldier returns after the Civil War to find his home in ruins, abandoned by all but two former slaves. United in their Jewish faith, the men celebrate a Seder and uncover secrets as they wrestle with a shared past they can’t escape

Dickens’ Women – A Review

Dickens’ Women – A Review Renowned British actress Miriam Margolyes appears this week only in a tour-de-force one-woman show at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Theater Upstairs

Dickens’ Women – A Review

Dickens’ Women – A Review Charles Dickens lovers, run as fast as you can to catch Dickens’ Women, a tour-de-force one-woman performance by renowned British actress Miriam Margolyes, appearing this week only at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Theater Upstairs

Potted Palmer: The Unauthorized Harry Experience Review - A Jolly Send-Up of the Harry Potter Saga

 Potted Palmer: The Unauthorized Harry Experience Review - A Jolly Send-Up of the Harry Potter Saga Potted Palmer: The Unauthorized Harry Experience is an energetic parody of all the Harry Potter books, presented in less than an hour and a half. The show is fun for everyone, whether you have read or seen the stories or just heard about them

Steppenwolf for Young Adults presents a world premiere of Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief Review - “When Death tells a story, you listen.”

Steppenwolf for Young Adults presents a world premiere of  Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief  Review -  “When Death tells a story, you listen.” Steppenwolf for Young Adults has mounted an extraordinary stage adaptation of Markus Zusak’s novel The Book Thief, which was adapted for this world premiere by Heidi Stillman.

Chicago Fire Premiere Screening Review – 'Get ready to take a ride with Firehouse 51’

 Chicago Fire Premiere Screening Review – 'Get ready to take a ride with Firehouse 51’ The ensemble cast of the drama series Chicago Fire gives viewers insight into firefighters' work and personal lives

Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses at Lookingglass Theatre Review - "A rare production that has it all"

Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses at Lookingglass Theatre Review - "A rare production that has it all" The magic of storytelling and myth is captivating audiences at Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company through its revival of Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses

The Chicago Dancing Festival – A 6-day dance feast for free

The Chicago Dancing Festival – A 6-day dance feast for free The Chicago Dancing Festival fulfills its mission - the best dance at the lowest cost. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel celebrates it as the country's largest free dance festival. The audience simply loves it

Revisiting George the Salon - A place to relax

Revisiting George the Salon - A place to relax George the Salon is a lovely, hidden oasis of calm where George Gonzalez, the owner, and his staff create beautiful, shining heads of hair for their clients

Katherine-Anne Confections Truffle Class Review - Chocolate Makes a Summer Day Better

Katherine-Anne Confections Truffle Class Review - Chocolate Makes a Summer Day Better Last Sunday, June 24th, I attended a truffle-making party that was for me a bit of heaven

Rick Bayless in Cascabel Review – Dinner-Daring-Desire

Rick Bayless in Cascabel Review – Dinner-Daring-Desire Rick Bayless in Cascabel is theater and dining unlike anything I have ever experienced

Billy Connolly Live Review

Billy Connolly Live Review Billy Connolly has sold out countless venues and made millions laugh. He can be seen at the Royal George Theatre if you hurry.

"High Holidays" Review - Rites of Passage

"High Holidays" Review - Rites of Passage A review of Alan Gross's new play, "High Holidays" at the Goodman Theatre

Shochu Review - It Brightens Restaurant Row

Shochu Review - It Brightens Restaurant Row Shochu, an Amer-Asian small plates restaurant, has opened on Clark Street in Lakeview. Its intensely flavored food and drink will draw you back over and over again

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