The Motown sound stands on its own for not only its great creativity and mirthful messages but also for its ability to connect people of all races, backgrounds and ages.
Comedian and former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno will bring his stand-up act to Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Mich. next month.
Fans of the tale of Peter Pan will no doubt be curious about the production of "Peter and the Starcatcher" running through April 13 at Bank of America Theatre in Chicago.
Epic audience experience: Drury Lane Theatre celebrating 30th anniversary with stage run of 'Les Mis'
During the 19 years actor Ivan Rutherford toured and starred in productions of the legendary musical "Les Miserables," having logged more than 2,000 performances as the lead Jean Valjean, he never played any of the famed stages and marquees o…
The tale of Aladdin traditionally blends magic, mystery, love and fun. Beginning today and continuing through Sunday, the merriment surrounding the Aladdin story will have all of that while receiving a slightly different treatment on stage at…
For Jason Utesch, helming Valparaiso’s Chicago Street Theatre’s production of “Play it Again, Sam” is an ideal fit.
The star characters of Sesame Street are set to create a musical adventure on stage in Merrillville.
There's a reason Peter Pan's arch nemesis Captain Hook became the dapper pirate villain of the lagoons of Neverland, even before the infamous sea crocodile chomped off his left hand.
Hal Holbrook is in the midst of a marathon of theater and has no intention of stopping.
It was in 2010 when Chicago actor Jake Klinkhammer last sported ears, a tail and lots of fur cast in the musical stage story of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats."
Three of a Kind: 'Saturday Night Live' trio Schneider, Meadows and Lovitz laughing it up at Blue Chip
Comedian Rob Schneider is happy to be spending his weekends with some funny familiar faces from his days as a favorite cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."
High schoolers look forward to spring as a time for prom, time for baseball and time to sing. Spring musicals fill local school auditoriums with song and dance, showcasing the triple threat for students who can act, sing and dance.
One of the most adventurous and enchanting tales will come to life in a dance format this weekend in Chicago.
Kate Ryan, director of Crown Point Community Theatre’s “Time Stands Still,” saw an immediate connection with the four actors and their respective characters in her production of the acclaimed drama.
The Northwest District of the Federation of Women's Clubs & Indiana Federation of Clubs annual art contest for area students in their senior year of high school is now a talent-tapping tradition.
Earle Howe, vice president of Hammond Community Theatre, is proud of the support and dedication of both the collected talent on stage and the eager audiences who make his productions a success.
The atmosphere at Penn and Teller's March 7 show at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino was indeed magical. The production showcased the duo's award-winning stage antics and polished comedic skills.
Charlie Blum, president, CEO and talent buyer for Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, still recalls the first "big stage entertainers" he ever purchased a ticket to see on stage.
New favorite faces of Disney: 'Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure' a treasured stage ticket
Kausha Campbell, who hails from Lehi, Utah, just finished earning her college degree from Utah Valley University studying dance, with a resume that includes doing competitive cheerleading for four years.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is no stranger to Chicago audiences as it's graced stages in the city often over the last few decades. The troupe, founded by Alvin Ailey in the late '50s, is known for its dynamic choreography and soulful p…
If you're looking for entertainment this weekend, head to The Joffrey Academy of Dance's show "Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Award."
World of Dance: 'Heartbeat of Home' from producers of 'Riverdance' showcases international stage flair for dance styles
After a world stage premiere in Dublin last October, director John McColgan realized immediately his new two-hour international salute to dance called "Heartbeat of Home" was meant to tour cities around the world.
Bonnie Johnson, director of Hammond’s Beatniks on Conkey’s fundraising production of “The Vagina Monologues,” has an idea why the women-themed play has been a smash with audiences throughout the world.
Actor and singer Michael Goodman says playing the role of Johnny Cash, "Young Johnny," to be specific, is an intimidating challenge while trying to capture not only the legendary vocal sound, but also a larger-than-life personality.
The latest program from the Joffrey Ballet offers a blend of works that are not only entertaining but compelling and thought-provoking.
Audience members saw a more thoughtful and even humorous Mike Tyson during his one-man show "Undisputed Truth" Feb. 8 in Hammond.
Jerauld Joseph Reinhart, whose Ross Summer Music Theatre has entertained area audiences for decades and served as the stage classroom for generations of theater hopefuls, died Thursday in Merrillville surrounded by friends, family and the mus…
The world's premier monster truck series, Monster Jam, is weighing in with more than 100,000 pounds of super-charged engine power for its annual hometown appearance this weekend at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.
“The Beauty Queen of Leenane” is often referred to as a dark comedy or adult comedy, but Traci Brandt, co-director of Valparaiso’s Chicago Street Theatre’s production of “Leenane,” sees more to the story than just laughs.
Fight of His Life: Mike Tyson's 'Undisputed Truth' one-man show ready to hit Horseshoe Casino in Hammond
When fighter Mike Tyson served his prison sentence in Indianapolis for rape after an incident in Indy while judging a beauty pageant in 1992, his who's who list of approved celebrity visitors made headlines.
Kathy Lennon of the legendary sisters singing group The Lennon Sisters is excited to return to Chicago next month with her sisters for a pair of Valentine's Day week concerts.
Eleven-year-old Briana Brooks of Northwest Indiana is rehearsing for her debut as the star of “Redemption,” directed by Mita Vain and opening at the Athenaeum Theater, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago on February 28th. According to her mothe…
Actor Travis Taylor stars as The Monster in the new production of the Mel Brooks Broadway hit "Young Frankenstein" at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook opening tonight for a run that continues until March 16.
Professional skater Chad Westgate, a two-time top-10 finisher in Canadian Nationals, is an ice expert.
Angie Lowe, co-director of L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group’s production of “Sister Mary Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree,” has an idea why the “Nunsense” series has been a habit with many area theatergoers.
Full Stage Stride: Since 1926, Marian Theatre Guild in Whiting has entertained audiences of every age
With a performance history dating back more than eight decades, Marian Theatre Guild in Whiting is a stage organization that has produced hundreds of plays and musicals.
While Mike Reinhart is busy helping finish final touches for the sets of his Northwest Indiana theater group's latest stage production, his wife is busy sewing a school of fish, the scaly, silly props needed for the splashy big opening number…
Actor Ben Jacoby, who is cast as the hero Raoul in the new Broadway tour of "The Phantom of the Opera," admits he is still striking the needed balance between romance, thrills and chills required for Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical.
CHICAGO | Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher will be taking to the theatrical stage.
Earle Howe, vice President of Hammond Community Theatre, is proud of the support and dedication of both the collected talent on stage and the eager audiences who make his productions a success.
Actor Steven Grant Douglas said he gets two common questions when others discover he plays the lead in the new Broadway touring production "Ghost The Musical," inspired by the popular film of 1990.
When Matthew Rushing was a young boy growing up in Inglewood, Calif., his mother was concerned he might fall prey to the gang violence that plagued the area. So she signed him up for an afterschool arts program.
Editor's note: Times Columnist Philip Potempa, whose third cookbook "Further From the Farm" (2010) was written with help from actress Betsy Palmer, will present her award Thursday when she is inducted to Northwest Indiana's South Shore Wall o…
Entertainer Ron Hawking is a famous and favorite stage attraction for his vocal stylings, all-star performance repertoire salute to great names.
Seasonal shows are lighting up stages across Chicagoland. And for many families, it's a tradition to attend a special show to share in the spirit of the season.
Stage Stocking Stuffers: Region offers range of favorite holiday theater ticket triumphs this season
Janet Drozda of Lansing ranks "The Nutcracker" as her favorite holiday stage show.
Actor Will Blum is ready to spend his Thanksgiving in Chicago, but not so ready for the cold.
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