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Stage comedy offers twist on Jekyll and Hyde story

HAMMOND | Opening Friday and running for three weekends, Beatniks Productions presents "Chemical Imbalance, a Jekyll and Hyde Play," a comedy by Lauren Wilson, at Beatniks on Conkey, 418 Conkey St. "Chemical Imbalance" is an irreverent, tongue-in-cheek look at the Jekyll/Hyde story and is th…

October 16, 2014 12:00 am
'Evil' stage encounter: Campy Broadway in Chicago musical 'Evil Dead' promises fearful fun

'Evil' stage encounter: Campy Broadway in Chicago musical 'Evil Dead' promises fearful fun

Chicago actress Callie Johnson is used to the scary feeling that happens when performing live before an audience.

September 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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David Cerda's "The Birds" Stage Parody Poster

David Cerda's "The Birds" Stage Parody Poster

David Cerda's stage parody "The Birds" has a return run in Chicago playing now through Nov. 1 at the Coach House at Berger Park.

September 20, 2014 12:00 am
Don Pardo

Don Pardo

This March 14, 1992, photo provided by NBC shows announcer Don Pardo on the set of "Saturday Night Live." Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Aug. 18 in Arizona at the age of 96. (, A…

September 18, 2014 4:27 pm
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel includes 'Bobby,' comedy highs and lows

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel includes 'Bobby,' comedy highs and lows

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel grateful to Joan Rivers for career push

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel grateful to Joan Rivers for career push

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
Rod Thomas and Kathy Logelin in "The Game's Afoot" at Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook, Ill.

Rod Thomas and Kathy Logelin in "The Game's Afoot" at Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook, Ill.

Rod Thomas and Kathy Logelin are among the cast playing eccentric characters for the comedy mystery "The Game's Afoot" at Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook playing until Oct. 19.

September 06, 2014 12:00 am
Ann Scamerhorn of Valparaiso (left) with Joan Rivers in 2011

Ann Scamerhorn of Valparaiso (left) with Joan Rivers in 2011

Ann Scamerhorn, of Valparaiso, meets Joan Rivers in 2011 at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa to have the funnylady legend autograph a copy of Rivers' 1985 comedy book.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am
Love explored in comedy "Play Dates"

Love explored in comedy "Play Dates"

HAMMOND | The Towle Theater continues its season of premieres with the Indiana premiere of Sam Wolfson’s "Play Dates," a play all about love, falling in, falling out and everything in between.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel here for one show at Four Winds

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel here for one show at Four Winds

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am
Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in serious condition

Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in serious condition

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.

August 29, 2014 1:51 pm
Pat Tomasulo Doing Stand-Up Comedy

Pat Tomasulo Doing Stand-Up Comedy

Pat Tomasulo manages to balance his early morning television sports anchor duties with late night stand-up comedy bookings around Chicagoland.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am
"The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" Produced by Zachary Gipson

"The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" Produced by Zachary Gipson

"The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" produced by Zachary Gipson opens at 4th Street Theater in Chesterton for a September run.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
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August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Mariachi Mayhem returns to Crown Point

CROWN POINT | Looking for a way to stay cool, yet still enjoy the heat of the moment? Crown Point Community Theatre is offering a trip South of the Boarder via a comedy troupe from the south side of that major city just over the state border.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
Ana Belaval

Ana Belaval

WGN morning news TV personality Ana Belaval is also becoming a popular comedy headliner in Chicagoland.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
The Morning Show Comedians

The Morning Show Comedians

Mike Toomey (left), Ana Belaval (center) and Pat Tomasulo (right) are the funny trio from the WGN television morning news who tour as The Morning Show Comedians.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
Ana Belaval with Mic

Ana Belaval with Mic

WGN morning news TV personality Ana Belaval is also becoming a popular comedy headliner in Chicagoland.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
Morning Show Comedians

Morning Show Comedians

Mike Toomey (left), Ana Belaval (center) and Pat Tomasulo (right) are the funny trio from the WGN television morning news who tour as The Morning Show Comedians.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
Pat Tomasulo

Pat Tomasulo

Pat Tomasulo manages to balance his early morning television sports anchor duties with late night stand-up comedy bookings around Chicagoland.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
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