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  • Kirk Players wins The American Association of Community Theatre Special Recognition Award Jan 26, 2015 12:19 PM
    The local theater troupe Kirk Players recently received The American Association of Community Theatre Special Recognition Award, given in recognition of the group’s unique mission to provide community service through live theatre and the arts.

  • Kirk Players hosts treasure hunt as its first fundraiser Jan 26, 2015 12:19 PM
    Kirk Players hosts its first fundraiser, “The Golden Quest-A Kirk Player Treasure Hunt,” on Saturday, April 18.

  • ‘Annie’ coming to Prairie Center in Schaumburg next two weekends Jan 22, 2015 8:08 AM
    The theatrical production os the musical “Annie” is being brought to life the next two weekends at the Prairie Center for the Arts by Schaumburg On Stage, the Northwest suburbs theater company for young actors.

  • 'Peter Pan' helps Naperville's Magical Starlight Theatre celebrate 20th anniversary Jan 16, 2015 1:13 PM
    Two decades after debuting with a production of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," Naperville's Magical Starlight Theatre is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a production that lives up to the troupe's name. The company's "Peter Pan" will sprinkle pixie dust and wonderful thoughts over audiences this weekend and next.

  • ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’ hops onto Northbrook Stage Jan 15, 2015 11:55 AM
    “A Year with Frog and Toad,” adapted from a Broadway hit, will bring Arnold Lobel’s well-loved children’s books to life at the Northbrook Theatre. Beginning on Saturday, Jan. 24, families can enjoy a charming musical about friendship, presented by the Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences.

  • Grayslake Library to present radio comedy Jan. 25 Jan 14, 2015 3:48 PM
    The Grayslake Area Public Library is excited to have Those Were the Days Radio Players perform Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 3-4 p.m.

  • Glen Ellyn company among shows for debut puppet fest Jan 11, 2015 5:45 AM
    Strings attached or hands-on? That's the kind of question the artistic director of Glen Ellyn-based Sea Beast Puppet Company is debating as the troupe joins more than two dozen others in the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival running from Jan. 14 to 25 at various venues across the Windy City.

  • Fox Valley Park District brings Addams Family to life in musical Jan 7, 2015 12:48 PM
    "The Addams Family: A New Musical" hits the stage at the Fox Valley Park District's Prisco Center in Aurora this weekend, bringing plenty of music, laughter, and creepy fun.

  • Laugh away the winter blues with ‘Leading Ladies’ Jan 16, 2015 5:00 PM
    The dreary month of January can make for tough going, but Madeline Franklin, director of the Elgin Theatre Company’s production of “Leading Ladies,” thinks she has a cure. “Not only is it a great show, but when we have the blah weather, it’s a real pick-me-up.” The comedy opens Friday, Jan. 9, and runs through Sunday, Jan. 18 at Elgin’s Kimball Street Theater.

  • World premiere musicals highlight suburban theater scene in 2015 Jan 7, 2015 1:10 PM
    The 2015 Chicago-area theater forecast calls for world premiere musicals with Broadway aspirations, new dramas from acclaimed playwrights and updated versions of old favorites. Among the world premiere musicals scheduled this year are several partly inspired by films, including “Beaches,” which will play at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace.

  • Elgin Theatre Company to present “Leading Ladies” Dec 26, 2014 8:02 PM
    The Elgin Theatre Company will present “Leading Ladies,” a comedy by Ken Ludwig, on Jan. 9-25, at Kimball Street Theater in Elgin. The play, directed by Madeline Franklin, will explore how far would you go for three million dollars.

  • Auditions for ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ in Antioch Dec 14, 2014 4:15 PM
    The PM&L Theatre, 877 N. Main St., Antioch, will hold auditions for the musical “Meet Me in St. Louis” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15 and Tuesday, Dec. 16.

  • Improv Playhouse Radio presents ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Dec 8, 2014 9:31 AM
    Improv Playhouse Radio Theatre presents An Evening of Radio Drama from Yesteryear...for Today: The Frank Capra Holiday Film Classic... "It's A Wonderful Life!"

  • Improv Playhouse Radio Theatre presents ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Dec 2, 2014 9:07 AM
    The Improv Playhouse Radio Players, of the Libertyville-based theater company, is performing the live staged radio drama “It’s A Wonderful Life” for a two-weekend run in Libertyville.

  • Play benefits Long Grove Historical Society Dec 1, 2014 5:05 PM
    Kirk Players, in cooperation with Long Grove Historical Society, will present a dramatization of the children’s classic, “The Velveteen Rabbit,” at noon and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the village hall, 3110 Old McHenry Road, behind Kildeer School.

  • Meet the 10-year-old actress who has her sights set on Broadway Nov 28, 2014 2:16 PM
    Ten-year-old St. Charles actress Jayd Steinke has already decided she is Broadway bound. Bitten by the acting bug at age 6 in 2011, Steinke portrayed an orphan in the musical Annie, Jr. produced by the new Marquee Youth Stage theater group based in St. Charles. These days, this young girl with a fiery passion for acting recently was one of three actresses playing the Cat in the Hat in the group's musical production of Seussical Jr.

  • Kirk Players to present ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ Nov 28, 2014 5:51 PM
    Kirk Players will present "The Velveteen Rabbit," written by Scott Davidson, a charming and magical story of the real love that happens between a young boy and his stuffed velveteen rabbit.

  • Christmas tree ship musical at Cutting Hall in Palatine Nov 19, 2014 12:29 PM
    TesserAct Theatre Ensemble is staging the musical “The Christmas Schooner” at Cutting Hall in Palatine, a play that harks back to the early 1900s when Christmas tree ships brought evergreen trees cut in the North Woods to Chicago.

  • CTE presents musical version of ‘The Sword in the Stone’ Nov 18, 2014 2:13 PM
    Modern music will breathe new life into the legends of King Arthur and Camelot this weekend, when Children’s Theatre of Elgin stages “The Sword in the Stone.” Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Hemmens, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

  • Young students in ‘Legally Blond JR’ Nov 17, 2014 7:19 PM
    ImprovPlayhouse students in the third through eighth grades will present their production of "Legally Blonde JR." Friday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 23, at Oak Grove School, 1700 O’Plaine Road, Green Oaks.

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