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  • Independent Players bring 1920s comedies to Elgin Feb 25, 2015 2:26 PM
    During the four weeks from Feb. 27 to March 22, Independent Players is presenting two vintage comedies from the 1920s — George Kaufman and Edna Ferber’s “The Royal Family” and A.A. Milne’s “Mr. Pim Passes By” — at the Elgin Art Showcase in Elgin.

  • ‘Power Lies Among Youth’ this year’s Black History Month play Feb 24, 2015 4:00 AM
    Powerhouse Productions will present its 18th annual Black History Month play at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Prairie Center for the Arts, 101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. “Power Lies Among Youth” is about a teen Sunday school class preparing for its own Black History Month performance.

  • Youth theater takes on ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ Feb 23, 2015 1:20 PM
    Find out what happens to Millie, an ambitious young woman who moves to New York to start a “modern” life during Prohibition, when Spotlight Youth Theater Kane County presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre.

  • Director adds special touches to Spotlight Youth Theater DuPage's 'Shrek' Feb 20, 2015 8:53 AM
    A beautiful princess, locked in a tower, waits for a dashing prince to rescue her. We all know where the fairy tale is heading, right? Of course. An ogre and his talking donkey sidekick free her in a swamp-for-princess bride exchange with a (wink, wink) little liked and little respected king wannabe. It is, of course, the tale of Shrek being brought to the stage this weekend by Spotlight Youth Theater DuPage under the direction of Jewel Magoon of Wheaton. Performances continue Feb. 20 to 22 at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center.

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  • Elburn’s Clay Nott isn’t afraid to show Shrek’s softer side Feb 20, 2015 1:00 AM
    Clay Nott, 17, of Elburn stars as the lovable ogre in Spotlight Youth Theater DuPage’s production of “Shrek: The Musical.” This is his 25th production with Spotlight.

  • Yorkville’s Lindsay Spencer sees bit of herself in ‘Shrek’s Fiona Feb 20, 2015 1:00 AM
    Lindsay Spencer, 18, of Yorkville plays Fiona in "Shrek: The Musical," her 24th Spotlight Youth Theater production.

  • 'Seussical' comes to Sugar Grove Feb 18, 2015 10:30 AM
    This weekend's production of "Seussical" marks the first pairing of Waubonsee Community College, where the show will be produced, and Avenue J, a performing arts education center in Elburn. The show opens Friday, Feb. 20, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 22, on the Sugar Grove campus.

  • Gershwin tunes star in ECC’s ‘Crazy for You’ Feb 17, 2015 1:42 PM
    Elgin Community College Musical Theatre will present its spring production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Crazy for You: The New Gershwin Musical,” from Saturday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, March 1, in the Blizzard Theatre, located in the Building H ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. The production starts at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. on Sundays.

  • Moving Picture: Meet marionette master Dave Herzog Feb 16, 2015 5:30 AM
    Puppeteer Dave Herzog and his colorful marionettes give families throughout the suburbs an opportunity to see a live-stage performance together for free. Herzog, who has been a professional puppeteer for 40 years, builds his own marionettes and brings them to life in 375 shows a year at suburban libraries, schools and other venues.

  • Geneva’s Playhouse 38 to stage Steel Magnolias’ Feb 11, 2015 1:14 PM
    It’s all about the ladies in this weekend’s Playhouse 38 production of “Steel Magnolias.” The all-female cast will allow audiences to step into the world of Truvy’s beauty salon, where a group of six women shares a classic story of friendship and trust.

  • Youth theater group flies high with ‘Aladdin’ Feb 10, 2015 3:43 PM
    Discover “A Whole New World” of magic, mayhem and magic carpet rides when Spotlight Youth Theater Aurora stages Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia. Public performances of the energetic musical begin Friday, Feb. 13, and run through Sunday, Feb. 22. Tickets are $10-$12.

  • ‘Stuart Little’ at Vero Voce Theater in St. Charles Feb 9, 2015 3:45 PM
    Vero Voce Theater in St Charles will present “Stuart Little” as its next Young Performers Series production, with direction by Dennis Brown. Performances are, Feb. 14-22; 1 and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, at Vero Voce Theater, 951 State Ave., Suite F, St. Charles.

  • Janus Theater to perform in New York City festival Feb 2, 2015 3:46 PM
    Janus Theater Company is going on the road later this month when it performs Jack Helbig’s play “Thinking of Her Made Him Think of Her” at the Piney Fork Theater Festival in New York City. The play was originally performed at the Elgin Fringe Festival in 2014 and was well received by audiences. Before leaving, the company will present “You Don’t Know Jack: The Helbig Plays” on Feb. 13-15 at Blue Box Café as a fundraiser for the trip.

  • 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.

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