Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
Charlie Misovye, director of The Drama Group Children's Theatre production this month in Chicago Heights presenation of "The Adventures of Pinocchio," is quick to emphasize this story is more than "just a fairy tale."
The "rags to riches" story of work-worn girl turned royalty is an ages-old favorite of generations.
While helping plan this month's Family Arts Festival at Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, Charlie Misovye wanted something "classic, yet creative" as a stage highlight.
Charlie Misovye, director of Chicago Heights' Drama Group's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," sees simple lessons to be found within the grand scale and powerful presentation of the beloved musical.
Of all the young audiences shows, the first offering of the new year celebrates Black History Month and is always one of the most carefully considered and emphasized performances.
Changing with the ages: Theatre at the Center offers civil rights stage story to welcome Black History Month
Educational and entertaining are the rules Charlie Misovye uses to choose the stage selections for Theatre at the Center's Theatre for Young Audiences schedule.
There is just one week left to secure a chance to win a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu for only $20 and help to celebrate the 20th anniversary season of the Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.
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