Revue at Theater at the Center sounds terrific but falters whenever the music stops and the attempts at dialogue begin.
Bob Craig’s arts column includes 4th Street Theater’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” in Chesterton, Valparaiso Theatrical Company’s “Barefoot in the Park,” Crown Point Community Theatre’s “Time Stands Still” and the Genesius Guild’s “Carousel” in Hammond.
Here is a look at some crowd pleasers. Suggestions include the ticket on-sale for Linkin Park’s August concert at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park.
Everyone has past experiences that helped determine their future. For actress-director Polly Noonan this moment came in her teenage years when she took classes at the Piven Theatre Workshop. Throughout her career, it is the place she returns to over and over “to be restored.”
If you drop by the Actors Gymnasium in Evanston to catch “The Magical Exploding Boy and the Invisible Circus,” as its hardworking cast certainly hopes you will, don’t try too hard to comprehend it on a purely intellectual level.
The production, which opens Sunday, illustrates the volume of music that emanated from labels like Chess, Vee-Jay and Brunswick on Chicago’s “Record Row.”
Bob Craig’s arts column includes Memorial Opera House’s “Anything Goes” in Valparaiso and auditions for Crown Point Community Theatre, 4th Street Theater in Chesterton, Genesius Guild in Hammond, Gary Shakespeare Company and Towle Theater in Hammond.
Here is a look at some crowd pleasers. Suggestions include the BACinema screening of “Philomena” at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago.
Bob Craig’s arts column includes Hammond productions of Towle Theater’s “Adrift in Macao” and “Vagina Monologues” at Beatniks on Conkey.
A reworked “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” opening at Theatre at the Center brings the show down to a more intimate level featuring five singer-musicians.
Of all the troubles that come with inheriting the family business, few are as daunting as those bequeathed to Frederick Frankenstein, grandson of the infamous monster-maker Victor Frankenstein. On the pro side: The Frankenstein family business is a stellar model of sustainability and recycling. On …
Willkommen to the cabaret, a world where you are urged to embrace all that’s forbidden. “It’s an exciting, dangerous, utterly seductive place,” says director David H. Bell of the titular locale in Marriott Lincolnshire’s production of “Cabaret,” opening Jan. 15. Set in Berlin in 1929, …
Hugh Jackman fans, you won’t be seeing him on Broadway anytime soon. The actor has pulled out of the 2014 musical “Houdini” about the famed escape artist. “I have greatly enjoyed the collaborative process on Houdini,” Jackman said in a statement reported by People.com. “Ultimately, …
The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University will offer a variety of entertainment for its 2013-14 season.
The musical “Hair” will be performed by the Southland Area Theatre Ensemble on July 27 and 28, and Aug. 3 and 4.
The first of three …
The Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet has always prided itself on trying to give the people what they want.
The staff asks patrons and non-patrons alike what shows and artists they’d like to see. They solicit feedback on social media. Their mission, simply, is to …
Local performing arts centers are gearing up their new seasons, and we asked four area theaters to talk about three acts on their calendars.
These could be three acts that fans are excited about, three acts they personally can’t wait to experience or three acts …