Last night Adam Burish was up at The Charleyhorse in Tinley Park. The crowd was full of anxious fans wanting to get a photo or autograph with him. Fans from 6 months old on up to seniors waited patiently for a turn with the former Blackhawk, he has been traded to Dallas Stars. The energy was good and it was a great night. Watch the e-mail blast for more opportunities to see some "celebrity" sports stars coming to our area. Photos from the event will be up later today.
thanks to the staff for being so accommodating for the crowd.
Being that I am from Minnesota, I am a hockey fan-not a jump on the bandwagon kind of girl. I have watched the game in several different establishments and most of the time find a good crowd eager to see the Hawks win and enjoy a good time. So this Sunday is the first game with the San Jose Sharks. Where will you be so I can come watch the game with you?
He is Q. His presence completely fills the house with a tangible energy, a positive force that gains strength throughout the evening.
Q would be phenomenal actor Quentin Earl Darrington (pictured above) whose bravura Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Drury Lane Theatre’s “Ragtime” stunned the Oakbrook Terrace house for nearly three hours on opening night.
In fact, the entire cast in the theater’s lavish production keeps a tight grip on the audience with riveting performances.
Loosely based on the E.L. Doctorow novel of the same name, “Ragtime” weaves together three stories and three families -- upscale white New Yorkers, a trio of African Americans and Latvian immigrants, a father and daughter, who have arrived in New York with nothing but hope. The unlikely paths of all cross in early 20th century America with profound impacts on the lives of all.
“Ragtime” celebrates life while it reveals the inequities, cruelty and northern style lynchings blacks dealt with every day.
Cory Goodrich’s dazzling performance of the upscale Mother was touching, humane and strong, and Larry Adams as the baffled, confused Father, whose lifestyle and mores remained stuck in the 19th century, was brilliant.
Mark David Kaplan, Max Quinlan and Valisia LeKae as the Immigrant, Mother’s Younger Brother and Sarah, respectively, were phenomenal and their performances kept the house energy high and stage chemistry hot.
This was the third “Ragtime” production I had seen over the years, and the only one that had a grip on me throughout the night.
The superb cast under Rachel Rockwell’s direction and Roberta Duchak’s music direction came together in a “Ragtime” that thrilled the audience from the moment it began. Every musical number garnered a huge round of hoots and applause, and when the cast began taking its bows, virtually everyone jumped up immediately to join in the thundering standing ovation.
If this show and its actors do not capture Jeff Awards, I cannot imagine what will.
The show continues through May 23. Tickets are $31-$45 and dinner packages can be purchased, (630) 530-0111, all Ticketmaster outlets and at www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.
We went to The Charleyhorse, in Tinley Park last night for the deuling pianos, fun times! We ate, we drank, we sang....... they will be there tonight too. So go see them and tell us what you think.Posted By: YourSWGuide @ 9:34:43 AM
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