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.
Actor/comedian Chris Tucker is currently bringing his stand-up act to audiences around the country.
Chicago actor Larry Adams has been in the holiday spirit since the heat of the summer months, when he was cast to play the most unhappy and stingiest characters on the stage.
Angie Lowe, co-director of L'arc en Ciel Theatre Group’s “Rumors,” is putting her own touch on Neil Simon’s acclaimed farcical comedy to make it appealing to a wider audience.
It was a year ago when Gentleman's Rule, a new a cappella group with a unique style, sound and youthful look, launched to a legion of audience fans during their two-week successful run at Royal George Theatre in Chicago.
Director Halena Kays describes her new stage production at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre as "an audience island."
Just in time for the spooky season, Redmoon has an extravaganza of treats and mesmerizing activities for audiences.
Producer Alana Feld of Feld Entertainment, the clever brain, along with some shared imagination from her sister and co-producer Nicole Feld, said it was easy to dream up the new theme for the 2013 run of her family's latest edition of Ringlin…
Megan Gauler, 18, of Kouts remembers her first stage encounter with the witches of Broadway's record-breaking box office smash "Wicked."
In July 2008, Chicago scary movie TV host Son of Svengoolie aka actor Rich Koz came face-to-face with his funny, fellow graveyard shift personality and West Coast TV host counterpart, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, when the two shared the stag…
The idea to create a parody stage musical comedy paying homage to the page-by-page success of the sexy, breezy read "Fifty Shades of Grey" began with the show's writer Marshall Cordell getting "roped into it."
Chicago actress Summer Naomi Smart admits she has never seen any of the touring stage musical runs of "Disney's Mary Poppins."
Legendary Stage Tributes: Legends in Concert returns to Blue Chip Casino for third visit of Las Vegas favorites
Entertainer Chad Collins says he never tires of sharing the spotlight with his famous entertainment alter-egos.
There's' an eerie truth to a song on Sting's new album, "The Last Ship."
Paul Rodriguez and a group of his comedian friends brought their show to The Venue at Hammond's Horseshoe Casino on Oct. 4 and had audience members laughing for 90 minutes straight.
Any pressures with being cast as the lead for a new Broadway tour for the musical ranked as winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Theater Album, don't phase English act…
Comedian Dennis Miller loves touring and the energy and connection that comes with performing in front of a theater audience.
Being one season shy of a "Diamond Anniversary," the Chicago Street Community Theatre in Valparaiso is happy cast in the role of being one of the treasures for local stage entertainment in Northwest Indiana.
Paul Rodriguez has been delivering jokes for decades. And although he draws on current events, his own life and his family for his material which he updates periodically, his philosophy on humor has remained the same through the years.
Audiences will enjoy a variety of works when Ballet West brings its show to The Auditorium Theatre this weekend.
There'll be plenty of laughs when dancer-turned-comedienne Rita Rudner takes the stage today at Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Mich.
On a wall in Zachary Quinto's dressing room is one of his most prized possessions right now: a picture that looks like a child's ink drawing.
Stirring Up Stage Memories of Julia Child: Broadway in Chicago brings return run of 'To Master the Art' to Broadway Playhouse
Actress Karen Janes Woditsch is used to hearing stage directions such as "stand up straighter" and "remember to tower."
Well-rounded stage story: Steppenwolf's 'The Wheel' with Joan Allen and Tim Hopper opening with Chicago premiere
After 21 years of living in New York with his family, Chicago actor and Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Tim Hopper describes his latest project as symbolic of how his life and career "have come full circle."
Russian choreography takes the spotlight in a special performance by the Joffrey Ballet.
Director and choreographer Stacey Flaster has faith in the connection audiences have to the musical "Godspell."
Fans of beloved Disney characters will want to round up the family for the latest ice production to hit town.
Concert camaraderie: Under the Streetlamp promises fresh mix of musical fun for second PBS concert taping
Entertainer Michael Cunio promises audiences a party at every performance of Under the Streetlamp, the skyrocketed foursome of talented young singers introduced as new stage faces just two years ago.
MERRILLVILLE | Just a year after their first PBS taped concert special proved popular with national audiences and generous pledge callers, the musical group Under the Streetlamp was back at Star Plaza Theatre preparing to tape a second PBS co…
During the two-year odyssey for Nora Dunn to create and fine-tune her new one-woman show "Mythical Proportions," the funny lady of NBC "Saturday Night Live" fame did her share of learning and self-discovery.
Acclaimed Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz says he's hard at work on a full draft of his next endeavor, the musical "Houdini" that has actor Hugh Jackman playing the legendary illusionist.
Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment on Wednesday agreed to manage and produce a live show in a specially built $65 million theater in central China that will celebrate the world famous Terra Cotta Warriors, a high-profile step for America's l…
There's Denzel Washington and Billy Crystal, plenty of Shakespeare and a nice dash of Harold Pinter. There's even a musical of the boxing classic "Rocky" and the much anticipated return of Neil Patrick Harris and "Les Mis." This upcoming seas…
Julie Harris, one of Broadway's most honored performers, whose roles ranged from the flamboyant Sally Bowles in "I Am a Camera" to the reclusive Emily Dickinson in "The Belle of Amherst," died Saturday. She was 87.
Right On Track: Chicago premiere of 'Pullman Porter Blues' story of hope and dreams of equality for southside train fame neighborhood
Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith is surprised by how few people know the really detailed history of Chicago's Pullman neighborhood on the city's South Side, off the Bishop Ford Expressway at 115th St. and Cottage Grove Avenue.
For the past seven years, the organizers of the Chicago Dancing Festival have been presenting dynamic and varied programs to arts fans.
One of the many things that people in class got wound up about was Marc Antony's speech in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, which Dr. Roach dissected on a rhetorical basis.
Marc Salem describes himself as someone who's been "a student of the human mind" for more than 30 years.
All right everyone, lets sing together…one, two, three…SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPEALIDOCIOUS, Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious, if you say it loud enough, you’ll always sound precocious, SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPEALIDOCIOUS…
This is what's known as serendipity: Norman Caplan, an experienced director who regards "King Lear" Shakespeare's best and most difficult play, and has read it at least 100 times and seen countless performances, (including an Eastern European…
Tom Skerritt will make his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of John Grisham's legal thriller "A Time to Kill."
Actress Susan Moniz isn't worried about whether or not she has to wear glasses as her bookish secretary character Judy Bernly, for her role in the new production of "9 to 5, The Musical" opening Wednesday at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Ill.
Actor Joseph Wycoff doesn't mind joking about his weather worries for his latest play.
Jerauld Reinhart still remembers the hook used in 1954 by the hiring principal to lure him from southern Indiana to accept a teaching position at Merrillville High School following his graduation from Indiana University.
Despite the musical's title, Jerauld Reinhart, the man in the orchestra pit behind horn-rimmed glasses, will likely be beaming during this weekend's opening run of "Les Miserables," since the play denotes his 50th production of the Ross Summe…
Reuven Gershon and James Fox have some insanely daunting shoes to fill: Every night, they're asked to impersonate John and Paul on Broadway.
Actor Matthew Henerson admits being a little confused when his agent said a New York casting team was flying to Los Angeles to audition him for a role in their planned national Broadway tour of "Flashdance The Musical."
Patrick Poulin alternates between sitting and standing in the lobby of Chicago's Briar Street Theatre, nervously flipping back and forth through the pages of his application to join the Blue Man Group alongside dozens of other hopefuls who ha…
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