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Clockwise gets soulful

Cassandra Ellwing and Marjie Southerland star in Clockwise Theatre's first musical "Soul Sisters," about an African-American woman and a Jewish woman who find common ground through their life experiences. The score consists of traditional and popular songs like "God Bless the Child" and "Miriam's Song." Joyce Becker Lee directs.

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Opens Friday, Oct. 18, at 221 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $20. (847) 775-1500 or

'Rocky' returns

Just in time for Halloween, Williams Street Repertory revives its inaugural season-opening production of the adult-themed "The Rocky Horror Show." The camp musical comedy inspired by the 1975 film is about a young couple whose car breaks down forcing them to seek shelter at the home of the outrageous Dr. Frank-N-Furter, who's hosting a party attended by his equally outrageous friends.

Opens Friday, Oct. 19, at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $22, $10. (815) 356-9212 or or

'Letters Home'

Chicago's Griffin Theatre brings "Letters Home" to the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre for a brief run. It's a touching production that chronicles the experiences of U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan through their correspondence to loved ones, Part of Metropolis Stories in Action! Series, the production is suitable for adults and children in grades sixth to 12th.

Runs Wednesday, Oct. 24 to 25, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $14, $12. (847) 577-2121 or

-- Barbara Vitello

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