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  • Two chances to see ‘Cabaret’ at Stevenson Nov 14, 2014 5:38 PM
    Stevenson High School’s fine arts division will present the musical “Cabaret” this weekend in the performing arts center at the Lincolnshire campus.

  • 'Annie' still 'closest to my heart' for original Sandy trainer William Berloni Nov 14, 2014 6:19 AM
    William Berloni launched his animal training career with the original dog Sandy in the 1977 Broadway premiere of the hit musical "Annie." Berloni is still closely associated with musical, training the dogs to star as Sandy in both the new modernized film version arriving in movie theaters this winter and the current national tour which plays the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago from Tuesday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Nov. 30.

  • Stage events: Steel Beam takes on ‘Charlie Brown’ Nov 14, 2014 5:30 AM
    Steel Beam Theatre revives "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"; The Side Project delivers suspense in repertory; and Metropolis Performing Arts Centre announces new Broadway-inspired concert series.

  • Nov 19, 2014 6:02 PM
    Libertyville native Marti Lyons directs Haven Theatre's "Hot Georgia Sunday;" The Hypocrites revive "H.M.S. Pinafore;" and Provision Theater celebrates "Christmas on the Air" this week in Chicago area theater.

  • “The Addams Family” comes to Wauconda Nov 13, 2014 2:06 PM
    Wauconda High School students will stage “The Addams Family” Nov. 20-22 as its fall musical. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, 555 N. Main St.

  • Schwimmer’s “Trust” on stage at Mundelein High Nov 12, 2014 4:28 PM
    The Mundelein High School theater program will present the David Schwimmer play “Trust” starting Thursday in the school auditorium. “Trust” has only been produced once, in 2010 at the Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago. This is the high school premiere of the show.

  • ‘Hello, Dolly!’ returns to Batavia High School Nov 12, 2014 2:32 PM
    Batavia High School first presented "Hello, Dolly!" 35 years ago, and has performed the musical two more times. This weekend Dominic Cattero, who once sat in the audience, will direct the play.

  • Woodland drama club gets ready for debut performance Nov 11, 2014 6:33 PM
    More than 30 fourth and fifth grade members of Woodland Intermediate School’s Wildcat Drama club held a dress rehearsal Tuesday in preparation for their debut performance Thursday of the play “Forgiven: A Fairytale.”

  • South Elgin High School presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Nov 11, 2014 10:23 AM
    “It’s a Wonderful Life” is so strong and so deeply embedded in our consciousness that it can be taken off the big screen and put on the small stage as a radio play and lose none of its power and luminosity. South Elgin High School’s production, which runs Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 13-15, proves the point.

  • Chicago theater honored at White House Nov 11, 2014 8:59 AM
    First Lady Michelle Obama is presenting the Chicago Shakespeare Theater with the prestigious National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.

  • ‘Fiddler’ at 50: Harper College musical opens Nov. 14 Nov 10, 2014 12:53 PM
    Half a century after its Broadway debut, Harper College will stage the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” the story of Tevye, a Jewish father attempting to hold on to religious traditions in 19th century Tsarist Russia while his daughters embrace change.

  • Cast of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Nov 10, 2014 4:44 PM
    Cast list: South Elgin High School's "It's a Wonderful Life"

  • First lady honors Chicago Shakespeare Theater Nov 10, 2014 12:05 AM
    Chicago Shakespeare Theater will receive receive the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from first lady Michelle Obama during an official White House ceremony Monday. The award recognizes CST's arts education partnership with Chicago Public Schools to serve at-risk children.

  • Drury Lane modernizes beautifully sung 'Camelot' Nov 7, 2014 2:23 PM
    Before the first note even sounds, audiences filing into Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace should suspect that director-choreographer Alan Souza is not going to serve up their fathers' old “Camelot.” Drury Lane's new and often gritty take on Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's 1960 classic retains the musical's glorious score, while making the show more manageable, intimate and emotionally grounded.

  • Theater events: Marriott stages 'Oz' for kids Nov 7, 2014 2:14 PM
    Marriott Theatre invites young audiences to Oz, Northlight Theatre revives the classic thriller "The Mousetrap," and Fox Valley Repertory celebrates the holidays with "Christmas on Broadway" this week in suburban Chicago theater.

  • Mundelein actor juggles comic act, serious theater roles Nov 7, 2014 5:15 AM
    Lake County actor Philip Earl Johnson balances his performing career as the clown Moonie the Magnificent at Renaissance Fairs nationwide and as an actor in Chicago's professional theater scene. Johnson is currently appearing in the Chicago premiere of Dominic Orlando's "Danny Casolaro Died for You" at TimeLine Theatre, following his acclaimed performance in the Jeff Award-winning production of "The Dance of Death" at Writers Theatre in Glencoe.

  • 5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs Nov 7, 2014 2:14 PM
    Kick of the holiday season in Crystal Lake, escape into an underwater world in Schaumburg or set off on the road to Oz in Lincolnshire. These are just a few of the options for this weekend in the suburbs.

  • Rosary and Marmion join to perform ‘Cinderella’ Nov 6, 2014 6:01 AM
    Audiences will be transported to the land where dreams come true when Rosary High School and Marmion Academy join in a production of “Cinderella, the Enchanted Edition” at Rosary High School’s McEnroe Auditorium. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, senior citizens and children.

  • Playful comedy to be staged at Geneva High School Nov 6, 2014 7:01 AM
    Geneva High School will present "The Love of Three Oranges," a comedy that offers a modern take on fairy tale themes, this weekend. Teacher Nicolette Pollack, who always wanted to perform this play, says she's thrilled to have a chance to direct it.

  • ‘Of Mice and Men’ in suburban theaters Thursday Nov 6, 2014 1:00 PM
    There were tears and hugs in July after the final performance of the Broadway run of “Of Mice and Men.” Then everyone came back two days later to do it again. An extra day was needed for a special two-show taping of the show for the prestigious National Theatre Live series. The James Franco-led play will be beamed to more than 900 venues, including suburban theaters in Batavia, Gurnee, Lincolnshire, Naperville and South Barrington on Thursday.

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