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Community theater group gives Sondheim's classic 'Company' a modern-day makeover

Community theater group gives Sondheim's classic 'Company' a modern-day makeover

Chicagoans Annie Litchfield and Fidel Calderon star in the Stephen Sondheim musical, "Company," to be performed Jan. 24, 25 and 26 at the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University in University Park.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am
Community theater group gives 'Company' a modern-day makeover

Community theater group gives 'Company' a modern-day makeover

UNIVERSITY PARK | "Sex in the City" meets classic Sondheim in this hilarious romp through the dating and married lives of five couples and a perpetual bachelor named Bobby.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am
A Return Visit: Ed Asner feeling better, resuming 'FDR' tour with local dates

A Return Visit: Ed Asner feeling better, resuming 'FDR' tour with local dates

Actor Ed Asner still remembers hearing the news that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had died.

April 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Lorna Luft's Judy Garland doc event cancelled, Asner still on the mend

OFFBEAT: Lorna Luft's Judy Garland doc event cancelled, Asner still on the mend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 22, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Ed Asner here for one-man show about FDR

OFFBEAT: Ed Asner here for one-man show about FDR

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Yuletide Applause: Tickets for holiday stage productions are ideal stocking stuffers

Yuletide Applause: Tickets for holiday stage productions are ideal stocking stuffers

Charlie Blum has been booking shows for Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville for 23 years.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Michael Feinstein among names announced for new Auditorium season

OFFBEAT: Michael Feinstein among names announced for new Auditorium season

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 11, 2012 12:00 am
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents the National Tour of 'Treasured Stories by Eric Carle'

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents the National Tour of 'Treasured Stories by Eric Carle'

The new touring production 'A Brown Bear, a Moon, and a Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle,' by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings together old favorites and new friends with this family favorite stage show featured for one performance 11 a.m. Feb. 4 at Center for Performing Art…

February 02, 2012 12:00 am
Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

Our weekly round-up of new children's media.

February 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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GSU rings in Chinese New Year with Golden Dragon Acrobats

GSU rings in Chinese New Year with Golden Dragon Acrobats

Jon Cobb, theater manager of Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts in University Park, looks forward to the return of the Golden Dragon Acrobats.

January 26, 2012 2:30 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Funny 'Forbidden Broadway' coming to nearby GSU's cabaret stage

OFFBEAT: Funny 'Forbidden Broadway' coming to nearby GSU's cabaret stage

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 04, 2012 12:00 am

GSU presents 'Junie B. Jones' performance for holiday season

UNIVERSITY PARK | Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts celebrates the holidays with "Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!" at 11 a.m. Dec. 3 and 1 p.m. Dec. 4. Emerald City Theatre's adaptation of the best-selling children's book series by Barbara Park was written …

November 14, 2011 12:00 am
GSU presents 'Flow' in November

GSU presents 'Flow' in November

Rashaad Hall and Deja K. Taylor, will star in "Flow." Governors State University is bringing this theater performance to the south suburbs Nov. 12.

October 17, 2011 12:00 am
GSU presents 'Flow' in November

GSU presents 'Flow' in November

UNIVERSITY PARK | Powerful narratives, dynamic rhythm and rhymes, and live beats will electrify the audience when "Flow," by Will Power, comes to the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University at 8 p.m. Nov. 12.

October 17, 2011 12:00 am
Tej'ai Sullivan of Joliet portrays Michael Jackson

Tej'ai Sullivan of Joliet portrays Michael Jackson

Tej'ai Sullivan of Joliet is portraying Michael Jackson in a tribute stage show at Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts on Oct. 1. "Thriller: The Legend Continues," is described as an unforgettable evening featuring music from the undisputed King of Pop, is at 8 p.m. Satur…

August 27, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Details shared about touring October stage tribute to Michael Jackson at GSU

OFFBEAT: Details shared about touring October stage tribute to Michael Jackson at GSU

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 27, 2011 12:00 am
The Ultimate Thriller

The Ultimate Thriller

The national tribute tour to Michael Jackson called "The Ultimate Thriller" is part of Governors State University's announced 2011-2012 season at their Center for Performing Arts.

July 10, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: New Michael Jackson tribute stage show part of GSU 2011-2012 Season

OFFBEAT: New Michael Jackson tribute stage show part of GSU 2011-2012 Season

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 10, 2011 12:00 am

Southland Theatre Ensemble to perform 'Ragtime' at GSU

UNIVERSITY PARK | The Southland Area Theatre Ensemble (SLATE) at Governors State University announced it will present the musical "Ragtime" as its 2011 summer production.

April 18, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Women's History Month celebrated with GSU cabaret performance

OFFBEAT: Women's History Month celebrated with GSU cabaret performance

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 14, 2011 12:00 am
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