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  • Weekend picks: Jamie and Adam bust myths live Dec 6, 2014 5:00 AM
    Fans of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series “MythBusters” won't want to miss seeing co-hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage performing live in “MythBusters: Behind the Myths Tour” at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Get some adults-only laughs from the quirkier aspects of the Christmas season when the Paramount Theatre hosts “The Second City Dysfunctional Holiday Revue.” Laugh off some of December's stresses with "The Second City's Holiday in the Heights" at the Metropolis in Arlington Heights or David Alan Grier's comic stylings at the Improv in Schaumburg.

     
  • Theater events: Holiday hilarity courtesy of Second City Dec 5, 2014 6:25 PM
    The Second City national touring company brings its holiday revue to the Copley Theatre in Aurora; Northlight Theatre celebrates its 40th; and Steppenwolf Theatre premieres the Broadway-bound "Airline Highway." "The Christmas Schooner" sails into The Mercury; Broadway in Chicago remounts "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" and Raven Theatre cooks up a mystery in "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose" this week in theater.

     
  • Witty writing makes Q Brothers a 'Carol' worth seeing Dec 5, 2014 5:15 AM
    The 1980s R&B that greets theatergoers entering Chicago Shakespeare Theater's black box space for the latest holiday-themed ad-rap-tation from Chicago's Q Brothers has nothing to do with the Christmas season. But the oh-so-familiar tunes by Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson and Bell Biv DeVoe provide the perfect prelude for “A Q Brothers Christmas Carol,” a contemporary, hip-hop-inspired retelling of Charles Dickens' classic tale.

     
  • Weekend picks: Second City fills the suburbs with laughs Dec 5, 2014 5:00 AM
    Get some adults-only laughs from the quirkier aspects of the Christmas season when the Paramount Theatre hosts “The Second City Dysfunctional Holiday Revue.” Laugh off some of December's stresses with "The Second City's Holiday in the Heights" at the Metropolis in Arlington Heights or David Alan Grier's comic stylings at the Improv in Schaumburg.

     
  • 5 holiday happenings this weekend in the suburbs Dec 5, 2014 2:01 PM
    It’s hard to escape holiday entertainment in the suburbs these days, and why would you want to? From a seasonal sendups in Arlington Heights and Aurora to the rockin’ Jingle Bash in Rosemont, there are plenty of options.

     
  • Holiday programming at Prairie Center Dec 5, 2014 11:02 PM
    The Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts offers wonderful holiday programming featuring top-notch entertainers, affordable ticket prices and free parking in an intimate setting with exceptional sightlines and outstanding acoustics.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Elk Grove, Buffalo Grove high school to stage shows this weekend Dec 2, 2014 1:51 PM
    Buffalo Grove and Elk Grove high schools are presenting plays this weekend. Buffalo Grove High School is presenting “The Boys Next Door,” while Elk Grove High School is presenting the Tony award-winning musical “In The Heights.”

     
  • Arlington Heights seeks public’s input on Metropolis through online survey Dec 2, 2014 11:54 PM
    The village of Arlington Heights is asking residents and patrons to take an online survey to share their opinions on the Metropolis Centre for the Performing Arts as part of a study looking at the struggling theater’s value to the community. Officials will use the survey results and other data to decide what to do next with the downtown theater that continually uses, and loses, village money.

     
  • Weekend picks: ChristKindlFest brings German Christmas home Dec 4, 2014 11:36 AM
    Get to know some German holiday traditions at ChristKindlFest in Barrington this week. Laugh off some of December's stresses with "The Second City's Holiday in the Heights" at the Metropolis in Arlington Heights or David Alan Grier's comic stylings at the Improv in Schaumburg.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Paramount’s ‘Mary Poppins’ a splendidly staged spectacle Dec 1, 2014 5:55 PM
    The Paramount Theatre in Aurora infuses plenty of high-tech spectacle into its holiday production of the 2004 musical "Mary Poppins."

     
  • Gillian Anderson scoops London stage prize Dec 1, 2014 9:46 AM
    Gillian Anderson has gone from science fiction to stage acclaim, winning the best-actress trophy at London’s Evening Standard Theater Awards. Judges rewarded the former “X-Files” star for her role in Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” as faded Southern belle Blanche DuBois.

     
  • Richard Chamberlain at a happy stage in life Dec 1, 2014 6:00 AM
    It is hard to describe the hysteria that was whipped up by the new NBC drama “Dr. Kildare” and its 27-year-old leading man, Richard Chamberlain. Adding to the excitement was the harmonic convergence that found a rival doctor drama, “Ben Casey,” arriving in ABC’s lineup just four days after “Dr. Kildare” debuted in 1961. Both shows erupted as smash hits. Today, at 80, he is still working and, thanks to facial exercises and defiant genes (but no cosmetic work, he vows) retains the dreamboat looks of an elder James Kildare.

     
  • Christmas classics, seasonal sendups fill local stages Nov 30, 2014 7:36 AM
    Suburban and Chicago theaters celebrate the season with revivals of longtime favorites and premieres of new works.

     
  • Hundreds mourn Lebanese diva Sabah Nov 30, 2014 9:32 PM
    Hundreds of friends, family and fans packed into a Beirut church Sunday to say farewell to the famed Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah. The daylong proceedings took on a festive air as the crowds celebrated the taboo-breaking six-decade career of Sabah, who died Wednesday at the age of 87. A military brass band played in the street outside St. George Cathedral in downtown Beirut, where fans clapped and sang their favorite Sabah songs. Earlier, a troupe of dancers in traditional dress performed to the diva’s music played from loudspeakers. “I will call it celebration, not a funeral,” said Lebanese actress Ward El-Khal. “We feel today that we came here to share her feelings and to remember her. We will miss her.” For the funeral Mass, Sabah’s flag-draped coffin stood near the altar with a giant picture of the singer as a young woman with peroxide-blond hair. After the service, mourners carried the casket aloft — with people clapping, throwing flowers and reaching out to touch it and the photograph — outside to a waiting hearse. Sabah is to be buried later Sunday in the village of Bdedoun, where she was born. Over her glittering career, Sabah, whose real name was Jeanette Feghali, won the adoration of millions across the Arab world for her powerful voice and playful character. She performed in some 25 plays, four radio musicals and 85 films and sang 3,000 songs. Amid her professional success, Sabah often set tongues wagging with her flamboyant life and her gregarious confessions to entertainment reporters. She frequently married and divorced — at least nine times.

     
  • Sunday picks: See Chicago ... only smaller Nov 30, 2014 5:00 AM
    The Wonderland Express exhibit runs for another holiday season full of miniature trains and models of famous Chicago-area landmarks starting this weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. See more than 20,000 twinkling holiday lights and light displays as the Cosley Zoo in Wheaton hosts its annual Festival of Lights. And it's your last chance to see comedian Louie Anderson in his weekend run at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

     
  • Weekend picks: Brody Jenner hits the decks at H.O.M.E. Nov 30, 2014 12:50 AM
    Brody Jenner, best known from appearances on "The Hills" and "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," will be joined by William Lifestyle and Kings of Class at H.O.M.E. Bar in Arlington Heights. Local comedian Pat McGann performs a series of standup shows at Zanies at MB Financial Park in Rosemont. See more than 20,000 twinkling holiday lights and light displays as the Cosley Zoo in Wheaton hosts its annual Festival of Lights. Comedian Louie Anderson returns to the Chicago area for an engagement this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase.

     
  • Theater events: 'It's a Wonderful Life' in Naperville Nov 28, 2014 5:00 AM
    BrightSide Theatre celebrates the season with a radio adaptation of "It's a Wonderful Life"; Metropolis remounts "A Christmas Carol" and welcomes back the Second City sketch revue, "Holidays in the Heights."

     
  • Naughty or nice? Fox Valley Rep’s ‘Christmas’ can’t decide Nov 28, 2014 5:30 AM
    With “A Christmas Carol” and “It’s A Wonderful Life” dominating area stages this time of year, Fox Valley Repertory's staging of the little-seen jukebox musical “Christmas on Broadway” seemed a savvy alternative to familiar holiday fare.

     
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