8006Frozen Theatre Chicago Review
December 31,2021ByDAVID VEGA

Frozen Theatre Chicago Review

The glitz, the glamor, and the icicles are back! Disney’s “Frozen,” the Broadway hit musical, has returned to the Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited ten-week engagement. Highly Recommend as we follow the lives of Elsa and Anna, who are heirs to the throne, with Elsa having a peculiar gift: the ability to create a frozen world of sparkling crystal. Many know how Disney’s Frozen took the box office by storm, and it’s clear sitting in the theater that audience members of all ages are excited to see the piece come to life. From kids, all dressed up and parents singing along. If you are a Disney fan, this musical was made for you. The Tony-nominated musical adaptation of the hit movie follows Elsa (Caroline Bowman) as she navigates, hiding her magical ice powers amid her coronation. When things go astray and her mystical magic is revealed, she runs off into the mountains to keep everyone safe – or so she thinks. With Arendelle suddenly under snow and the threat of permanent winter, her younger sister Anna (Marina Konodo) sets out to find Elsa to save their kingdom. This is where the story unfolds. Also in this musical are other favorite characters from the film: Kristoff (Mason Reeves), Olaf (F. Michael Haynie), Hans (Austin Colby), and of course, Sven (a combination of puppetry and acrobatic talents portrayed by Evan Strand and Colin Baja). This alone makes the magical experience full circle. Frozen is full of joy, and the eye-popping scenic design touches elicit uproars of laughter and applause. Standout performances and jaw-dropping special effects full of magic and flare make Disney’s Frozen a night to remember. Now, For the critical part, some songs needed a bit more clarity from the characters as a few of their pitches were off, but this is what makes live theatre awesome. Secondly, for all its glitz and girl power, l thought this magical show lacked some of the (human connect) warm connection found between Actors in other Disney musicals for the stage production. Overall, This is especially a top pick for those who first experienced this story as the original Disney film. Rating: 3.5 out of 4 Runtime: 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission. Tickets range from $33 – $179, plus a select number of premium tickets are available. Buy Tickets: Tridence Supports the Arts....

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7994Chicago’s 2021 Christkindlmarket in Two Locations
November 18,2021ByDAVID VEGA

Chicago’s 2021 Christkindlmarket in Two Locations

Here's What to Know. The 25th annual Chicago Christkindlmarket will return in-person this year, with two locations, both opening Friday. Admission to both markets is free. The holiday markets feature traditional German and European live music, shopping, and food and drinks, including stuffed gourmet pretzels, spiced wine, schnitzel, Belgian hot chocolate, and more. For a sit-down meal, you can reserve an alpine-themed Stammtisch table in the heated Timber Haus for up to 8 people for 90 minutes at the downtown Chicago location. This year, the souvenir mug design is a boot shape. It's accompanied by a dark emerald green color to match the logo and a Chicago skyline. The Peppermint the Penguin mug is also back for the market's 25th anniversary this winter. More info, pictures, and pre-ordering: The Christkindlmarket's first location, in downtown Chicago at the Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street, will be open Nov. 19 through Dec. 24. The market's second location, at Gallagher Way in Wrigleyville, at 3635 N. Clark Street, opens Nov. 19 and runs through Dec. 31. Downtown Chicago Christkindlmarket hours: Nov. 19 - Dec. 24 Sundays – Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Fridays – Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve holiday hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed on Christmas Day Wrigleyville Christkindlmarket hours: Nov. 19 - Dec. 31 Saturday, Nov. 20: 4pm – 10pm Mondays – Thursdays: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Fridays – Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sundays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve holiday hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed on Christmas Day The Christkindlmarket Chicago is the most authentic traditional holiday market of its kind outside of Europe, offering a unique shopping experience, family-friendly events & intercultural activities. Note: The Christkindlmarket's number one priority is the safety and health of all market visitors, vendors, and staff. Review the Health and safety policy by clicking here:

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7975Chicago Pride Fest returns for three days: October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. – 2021
September 23,2021ByDAVID VEGA

Chicago Pride Fest returns for three days: October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. – 2021

The festival features live music by headline artists and local favorites, three stages, food and drink, 100+ arts/crafts vendors, DJs and dancing, drag shows, pet parade, sponsored presence, games, giveaways, and more. A great line-up in Chicago for Chicago Pride Fest. Admission: $15 Suggested Donation – All Ages Location: Northalsted on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St. Hours: Fri Oct 1: 4pm-10pm, Sat Oct 2: 11am-10pm, Sun Oct 3: 11am-10pm Weather: Open rain or shine, please be advised that severe conditions may delay or cancel performances Security: No large bags/backpacks allowed; all bags will be inspected before entry. No coolers or outside beverages. Clear plastic sealed bottled water is allowed. COVID-19: Attendees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated or will be issued a mask to wear. Free testing and vaccinations will be offered before and at the festival. Indoor establishments in the area will require proof of vaccination (digital copy allowed) or recent negative test results for entry....

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