Bank of America Theatre: "Book of Mormon"

“Book of Mormon” = Book of Awesome. And … that’s what I posted on Facebook after seeing the Chicago production of the Tony Award-winning musical, in town through June 2. Taking the show in with a friend, she asked afterward exactly how I was going to write about it, and this is what I said: […]

Snag This Season's Best Tights

Winter’s chill has settled in, which means no more bare legs until April (if we’re lucky). Thus, Make It Better has come with a list of our favorite tights that won’t snag or rip on your first wear. From standard black opaques to paisley embroidered tights, we’ve chosen a variety of quality legwear that will […]

Emerald City Theatre: "Cinderella"

Here’s the entertainment appetizer to a holiday tea at American Girl Place—Emerald City’s “Cinderella.” Now playing at the Broadway Playhouse, this production is perfect for a gaggle of preschool-through-fourth-grade girls on a shopping field trip with their moms or their Brownie troop. The hour-long show captures all the highlights, from Cinderella’s wicked stepsisters, Grace and […]

Lyric Opera: "Werther"

The deep, sad chords of the overture to Massenet’s “Werther” at Lyric Opera of Chicago were all we needed to hear. This opera, based on “The Sorrows of Young Werther” by Goethe, was going to be a tragedy. Lyric’s new production, however, is nothing of the sort. Yes, lives are lost and ruined in this […]

9 Chicago Hotels for Winter Romance

You need a shot of romance this winter, and there are lots of hotels in Chicago that are romance-ready. The trick is finding the perfect one. We figure you already know (or have stayed at) the Four Seasons and the Ritz Carlton, and as lovely as they are, we wanted to give you a few […]