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'Billy Elliot' soars in Drury Lane premiere
By Barbara Vitello
Apr 17, 2015 4:30 PM
"Billy Elliot" soars at Drury Lane Theatre under director Rachel Rockwell, whose heartfelt production is among the year's best so far.
ACM hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan work as comedic duo
By MESFIN FEKADU
Apr 17, 2015 5:31 PM
Expecting music at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards? You should be ready for comedy. Hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan held a press conference Friday at the AT&T Stadium and offered a preview of what's to come when the ACMs celebrate their 50th anniversary in Arlington, Texas.
‘Avenue Q' opens April 16 at Buffalo Grove High School
Submitted by District 214
Apr 16, 2015 1:00 AM
Buffalo Grove High School's spring musical, "Avenue Q: School Edition," is a PG-13 adaptation of the hit Broadway show. The musical is on stage Thursday through Saturday, April 16-18.
Dundee-Crown opens ‘The Secret Garden' this weekend
Submitted by Dundee-Crown High
Apr 16, 2015 4:04 PM
The Dundee-Crown High School music department presents "The Secret Garden" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16 to Saturday, April 18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Tickets are $12 or $10 for students or seniors. The musical is based on the classic children's novel from 1911 by Frances Hodgson Burnett, who also wrote "The Little Princess" and "Little Lord Fauntleroy."
Marriott's 'Anything Goes' is ship shape
By Scott C. Morgan
Apr 16, 2015 10:03 PM
The Marriott Theatre's revival of the 1930s Broadway musical comedy "Anything Goes" is a glamourous and mighty laugh ship thanks to great work by director/choreographer Marc Rogin and a skilled comedic cast.
Fraught family gathering powers Steppenwolf's 'Herd'
By Scott C. Morgan
Apr 16, 2015 7:05 AM
An uninvited guest to a birthday party forces a British family to confront years of simmering tensions in the U.S. premiere of Rory Kinnear's drama "The Herd" at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Though not without its technical performance flaws, "The Herd" is gripping and entertaining as it balances finely observed family humor with uncomfortable views.
Lincolnshire students perform ‘Willy Wonka Jr.'
By Steve Lundy
Apr 16, 2015 11:48 PM
About 50 students at Daniel Wright Junior High School showed off their rendition of Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka Junior" during a performance for younger students Thursday in Lincolnshire.
Meat Loaf, Speedwagon, Hall & Oates coming to RiverEdge Park in Aurora
Daily Herald report
Apr 16, 2015 2:45 PM
REO Speedwagon, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Meat Loaf, and Earth, Wind and Fire are just some of the performers coming to Aurora this summer for the outdoor concert season at RiverEdge Park, organizers said Thursday. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 20. The series opens June 13 with an appearance by the BoDeans.
First Folio announces 2015-2016 season
By Barbara Vitello
Apr 16, 2015 5:29 PM
First Folio Theatre announced a remount of the company's original play "The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe" this fall will kick off the Oak Brook theater's 20th anniversary season
‘Oh, the thinks you can think!' a song in Streamwood High spring musical
Submitted by District U-46
Apr 15, 2015 9:00 AM
The magical characters of Dr. Seuss come alive at Streamwood High School for the next two weekends as "Seussical The Musical" is performed April 16-18 and 23-25. Tickets are now on sale.
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