Jeff Casey, managing director of Hammond’s Towle Theater, thinks his production of the romantic comedy “Play Dates” will be a tour-de-force for the four-member cast and a memorable experience for theatergoers.
The management and staff at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa are happy to say their entertainment oasis, on the shores of blue and beautiful Lake Michigan in Michigan City, has had a colorful past while betting on blue skies for a sunny future.
Interested in being a beneficiary? Bentwood Tavern is looking to give back and serious Labor Day weekend fests at CTG in Valpo and also beautiful downtown Buchanan, Michigan.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
WHITING | Once a movie palace known for silent films, the Hoosier Theatre is now fitted with equipment to make the sights and sounds of Hollywood pop.
Linda Pauli, a producer of Chesterton’s 4th Street Theater’s “6 X 10 Play Festival,” doesn’t see the half dozen stories that make up their inaugural shorts showcase as mere skits.
Time is running out if you want tickets to the Green Sense-Whole Foods-Miller Bakery Cafe collaborative dinner on Sunday and a very special weekend of music at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joe.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and E…
Mexican food fans in Chicago and around the world long have believed Rick Bayless exhibits a wizardry of sorts in creating standout, artistic recipes.
Midwestern tourists with a passion for plays need not automatically think of Broadway for their theatrical enjoyment.
My suggestion: Start the weekend early with a visit to Meijer Gardens; followed by a Friday Open Studio Night at Ox-Bow; Saturday at Lubeznik's art fest and Sunday Cafe Carlyle in Three Oaks.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Sh…
After a successful near sold-out one-night performance on the Munster stage in 2012, the three-of-a-kind comedy names are returning for another one-night run at Theatre at the Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22.
Earle Howe, co-director of Hammond Community Theatre's production of George Bernard Shaw "Don Juan in Hell," says the subjects debated in the play are uncannily relevant to today's audiences.
When planning each annual season of selected stage productions for audiences at Theatre at the Center in Munster, general manager Richard Friedman and artistic director William "Bill" Pullinsi have an agreed-upon checklist.
A slightly noir weekend for mature audiences includes Scott Covert's show at Firme gallery; Civil War soldiers tonight at the Heritage and the debut of Christopher Cozier's Gas Men.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Stacy Broutman, director of Chicago Heights’ Drama Group’s production of “Reefer Madness,’ says bringing the cult musical comedy to her stage is a regional rarity.
Desirée Rogers is used to a whirlwind of parties and social etiquette.
Check out a range of creative options this weekend around Lake Michigan including NISO outdoor concerts, alt-rockers in Three Oaks and chalk art in St. Joe.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Scott Covert's new show will open on August 8 with an artist's reception and refreshments starting that evening at 5pm at Firme in Beverly Shores.
Daulton Dickey, director of Michigan City’s Footlight Players production of “God of Carnage,” sees his production of the acclaimed dark comedy as a balancing act of sorts for his four-member cast.
Searching the 'Web:' Lessons and laughter intertwine in Emerald City's new production of 'Charlotte's Web'
Actress Tosha Fowler, who has lived in Chicago for eight years, but still has a hint of an accent from her Savannah, Ga. family roots, was considered for a couple roles in the new stage production of "Charlotte's Web" produced by Broadway In …
Having come a long way from the Manhattan apartment they once called home with their loving parents Howell and Elvira Wayans and six other siblings – brothers Keenen, Damon, Shawn and Marlon – are as much an entertainment empire these days as…
Get to know historic Benton Harbor on foot; experience the ultimate in glamping and rare photos of Bob Dylan are on exhibit in South Haven, Michigan.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Chicago-based performer Gerry Grossman is not one to describe his “Human Jukebox Reloaded” music and comedy show as art.
Just in time to usher in its groundbreaking 60th season, Chicago Street Theatre in Valparaiso's 60th anniversary season includes an ambitious take on the Shakespearean classic "Romeo and Juliet."
Let’s start with my most vivid Friday before Memorial Day memory when I went with a group of friends to tour, taste and sit on the terrace deck gazing out over the glowing sea of iridescent green vineyards at Tabor Hill winery headquarters in…
Ross Music Theatre’s production of “Spamalot” is a bittersweet affair for the region-based theater company.
Andy Leahy, director of Hammond’s Genesius Guild’s production of “The Pajama Game,” issued an important dictum to his cast when beginning production on the musical favorite.
Stage storybooks: CST's 'Seussical' brings favorite Dr. Seuss characters to Navy Pier for summer fun
Actor George Andrew Wolff, along with so many reading generations, realized long ago that the stories and characters dreamed-up by Dr. Seuss share very important lessons wrapped in whimsical illustrations and whirlwind rhymes.
It’s about time John Cain, who has been basking in the glories of the 1960s, can celebrate the era with real legitimacy beginning tomorrow; along with a brief meditation on a very successful party at the Lubeznik Center last Saturday night.--…
Grant Fitch, director of Crown Point Community Theatre’s production of “Hamlet,” sees William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy as being as relevant today as it was when it was first staged more than 400 years ago.
Julianne and Derek Hough 'Move' in high energy show
Actor John Stemberg never realized how important rope could be to the functioning fashion of a wardrobe.
There aren't many performers like Terry Fator.
The world's favorite dance siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will step onto the stage of The Chicago Theatre Friday when they bring their first major production Move Live On Tour to the Windy City.
My connection with Saugatuck started some years ago when I met local VIPs including Julee Russo, an author and celebrity in the NYC publishing and a talented Irish Chef, Shaun Glynn.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Chicago Street Theatre director Eric Brant attributes his inspiration for their Shakespeare in the Park festival to regular drives he took four years or so ago with his wife through downtown Valparaiso.
Sherry Sweeney, director of Hammond’s Towle Theater’s production of the musical “From Up Here,” appreciates the quality of the story which the musical drama allows her and her cast to present.
Michael McNamara ranks lighting as his favorite "character" in a stage production.
Musician Sting's first musical "The Last Ship" debuted in Chicago last week at Bank of America Theatre. The pre-Broadway run of the production continues to July 13. "The Last Ship is scheduled to begin previews in New York on Sept. 29.
Shockingly wonderful developments in tragicom by Donna Blue Lachman in Three Oaks and I'm trying a low-key family Fourth of July in Saugatuck for 2014.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Actor Eli Branson's experience joining the cast of the new production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," opening today at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., shares a few parallels to what his character William Barfee …
One of the most anticipated musicals of the year has sailed into the Windy City.
Two audiences people wouldn't expect to come together in a theater are enjoying the work of championship break dancers The Flying Steps in Chicago this week.
Prepare for John Cain's 60th birthday and an ArtBash at Lubeznik's lakefront location and this weekend New Buffalo area artists open their gallery doors for ARTigras.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
The magic of majestic circus arts and the music of the legendary King of Pop combine on stage for the Chicagoland return of a unique production.
When directors Angie and Paul Lowe were deciding on their upcoming musical production, the choice was clear, "Once Upon a Mattress" was an absolute match for their theater.
JUN 18-21 Crimes of the Heart Festival Players Guild, Mainstreet Theatre, 807 Franklin St, Michigan City. 219.874.4269. festivalplayersguild.org. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play opens on the three Magrath sisters who have gathered in Hazlehu…
The large-scale stage musical story "Brigadoon" is not a tale theaters often bring to audiences.
John Cain, executive director of South Shore Arts and curator of its “Baby Boom or Bust!” exhibit, found his inspiration for his show from a personal milestone.
Take a deep breath because there are a zillion events this weekend and construction on upper I-94; in Chicago with the Ed Paschke arts center opening.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
An element of simplicity radiates from almost every aspect of director Morgan McCabe's adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet," produced by Gary Shakespeare Co. and staged at 500 S. Lake St. in Miller. The show continues through Sunday.
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