Nothing’s Sacred

Kristen and I got back from the Big Apple in early March – after beating those mean streets.  The purpose of our visit was to make travel agents in NY aware of the Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago/Downtown, for business and leisure travel.  Twenty – one appointments and touching 500+ agents in a week, we returned back to our home and our home away from home, Chicago and the Hampton Inn and Suites Chicago/Downtown.

Now you know what kept us busy during the day – but the evenings were ours for the asking.  What comes to mind when some people think NYC – if you resemble me – the theatre would be number one. And pray tell (no pun intended) what did I see “The Book of Mormons”.

The title of my “Blog” describes the tone of the play in a nutshell.  If you cannot take a joke – for no matter who you are you are going to get slammed.  No one is left unscathed.  It is written by the creators of South Park – come on – would you expect anything less – and no TV censors.

Performances in Chicago start in December of this year and I urge you to get your tickets now- because the run will sell out quickly.  Just remember “Nothing’s Sacred”, and do bring something to wipe away those tears of laughter.   This review does come with a warning – not for the easily offended.

Andrew Rannells plays the central character Elder Price in the Broadway...

Broadway in Chicago.


Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago second to ?

Kirsten Fitzgerald and ensemble member James Vincent Meredith, Credit: Michael Brosilow


I have been a season ticket holder, with Steppenwolf Theatre for several years, and lately have been questioning why.  Well, this first production of the new season, currently in previews, “Clybourne Park”, was enough for me to remember why I subscribed in the first place.

Not only was the play sensational, the subject matter interesting but the caliber of the acting was exceptional.  I refuse to say more, as I feel it would ruin the theatre goer’s experience.

Steppenwolf is known for premiering many plays, of Chicago playwrights, that have found their way to the Great White Way – even to include winning Toni’s for both the play and the actors.

If you happen to be staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago, the theatre is easily accessible from the Red Line “El” train – take a right out of the front doors, left onto State St (the 1st light), at Grand & State just board a Howard bound train going north. Get off at the North & Clybourn stop. Then travel north on Halsted for a half a block, you cannot miss it, no pun intended.

Exterior Image of Steppenwolf Theatre

Exterior Image of Steppenwolf Theatre