Bonnie Johnson, co-director of Hammond’s Beatniks on Conkey’s “Chemical Imbalance,” knows the title of their current production may come off as misleading.
Choreographer Tommy Rapley realizes the important connection costuming has to movement and dance steps when planning the many intricate scene sequences for a grand scale production like "The King and I."
The classic ballet "Swan Lake" remains one of the most beloved of dance works.
Billy Vitucci, director of Chicago Heights’ Drama Group’s production of “A Little Night Music,” says the beloved musical’s moral is fitting for viewers young and old.
To Chicago Street Theatre director Mark Baer, “Frankenstein” isn’t just about a mad scientist and his taller, madder monster.
Dance fans will want to be in the house when cast members of "So You Think You Can Dance" bust the moves Saturday on stage in Northwest Indiana.
From starring in two popular TV series, hosting award shows and appearing on Broadway, Neil Patrick Harris has many experiences to fill a book.
Star stage treatment: Joan Rivers gets special tribute when Frank Marino's 'Divas' returns to Blue Chip Casino
When comedienne Joan Rivers died last month on Sept. 4 at age 81, Las Vegas entertainer Frank Marino was among the famous invited mourners at her funeral in New York City.
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Laura Meyer, director of Michigan City’s Footlight Players’ production of the musical “Oliver,” has both personal and professional histories with the classic Charles Dickens-inspired musical.
When Broadway actor and singer Josh Young was in Chicago last month to do interviews for the pre-Broadway launch of the new musical "Amazing Grace," he was equally excited about his return to the Windy City as he was about the new stage project.
A 25th birthday party at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts concurrent with a rare performance of the classic Eurydice and an exceptional lineup for Lebowski Fest Chicago next weekend.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Sh…
Even before Lisa Tressler was a student at Purdue North Central in Westville, she was always intrigued by the varied display of large and impressive art sculptures along the campus entrances on U.S. 421.
Chicago actress Callie Johnson is used to the scary feeling that happens when performing live before an audience.
The laughs were many as actor John Leguizamo presented his latest one-man show to Windy City audiences.
Actress, model, painter, writer of books, plays, and films, her career focus has gone from glamour to gritty to grandmother in a career spanning six decades.
South Shore Arts' everykid program served 7000 kids in early 2000. Today the program serves 30,000 kids in Lake and Porter counties.
Has all the world become a stage? Or is it just my world? So many fantasies are such common currency. While in school all the women I knew intended to become teachers, maybe there were a few who aspired to be nurses. (I attended an all-female…
As it celebrates its 20th anniversary in Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet is also opening a new season of works starring dances by eclectic choreographers.
Stephen Sienicki, who is making his Memorial Opera House directorial debut with “The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue,” is as much of a fan of his venue as he is of Neil Simon’s dark comedy.
When Four Winds New Buffalo Chief Operating Officer Matt Harkness helped launch the new entertainment destination in New Buffalo, Mich., it was 2006 and a year before the property opened.
Things are lively at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, where new opportunities for enjoyment of art in its many forms are popping up all the time.
Receptions for two great artists on both sides of Lake Michigan tonight and a preview event for the Great Chicago Fire Celebration which begins September 30th.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Crazy in love: Theatre at the Center's 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown' offers romantic rilings
Editor's note: Actor Bernie Yvon, a talented stage favorite at Theatre at the Center and performance venues throughout Chicagoland, was cast in the role of the narrator for this month's run of "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." On S…
Donna Blue Lachman gets a second wind in Three Oaks and local galleries feature Michiana artists in upcoming exhibitions including Mitch Markovitz, Dora Natella, Marc Ullom, Sara Sokol and Kevin Gross.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and …
Eric Brant, marketing director of Valparaiso’s Chicago Street Theatre’s production of “Beauty and the Beast,” has an idea why the lesson of “Beauty and the Beast” has resonated with audiences for ages.
KeriAnne Valuckis, director of Crown Point Community Theatre’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” sees the comedy/musical as a perfect fit for her stage.
Actress Alene Robertson is a true fan of mysteries.
With his talent for storytelling, witty characterizations and fine-tuned comedic timing, actor John Leguizamo is a master at creating and executing the perfect one-man show.
The force is with Benton Harbor, Anna Russo Sieber and the ARS Gallery "I Am The Greatest" project, kicking off the season on Friday, and initiating ties with the Ali Center in Louisville.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore…
NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
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.
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