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The Cast of "Shrek The Musical" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

The Cast of "Shrek The Musical" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

"Shrek The Musical" is playing until Sept. 1, 2013 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier.

July 25, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Chicago Shakespeare 'Shrek' splashy balance of 'blue' and green

OFFBEAT: Chicago Shakespeare 'Shrek' splashy balance of 'blue' and green

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 25, 2013 12:00 am
Green Machine: 'Shrek' takes over the Shakespeare stage at Navy Pier for summer

Green Machine: 'Shrek' takes over the Shakespeare stage at Navy Pier for summer

Director Rachel Rockwell isn't afraid to make a parental promise about her new staging of "Shrek The Musical."

July 07, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Bard shines with backwoods treatment for Folio's 'Cymbeline'

OFFBEAT: Bard shines with backwoods treatment for Folio's 'Cymbeline'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 25, 2013 12:00 am
James Earl Jones II and Adrianna Parson starred in "The Wiz" at Theatre at the Center

James Earl Jones II and Adrianna Parson starred in "The Wiz" at Theatre at the Center

Actor James Earl Jones II, shown here with actress Adrianna Parson, received a Jeff Award nomination for his role as The Lion in "The Wiz" at Theatre at the Center.

September 04, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Theatre at the Center nets two Jeff Award nominations for 2011-2011 season

OFFBEAT: Theatre at the Center nets two Jeff Award nominations for 2011-2011 season

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 04, 2011 12:00 am
Of Notoriety: "The Wiz" enchants in Munster

Of Notoriety: "The Wiz" enchants in Munster

I've been spending my summer shadowing Times Columnist Philip Potempa, who is also my professor at Valparaiso University. During my time shadowing Professor Potempa and writing on this blog, I have discovered an enjoyment of writing film reviews. As a lover of cinema, movies have always had …

July 18, 2011 2:13 pm
"The Wiz" at Theatre at the Center in Munster, Ind.

"The Wiz" at Theatre at the Center in Munster, Ind.

Darius Colquitt (left to right) as Scarecrow, Jesse Dean Stanford as Tinman, Adrianna Parson as Dorothy and James Earl Jones II as Lion meet Alexis J. Rogers as the colorful witch Addaperle in "The Wiz" playing through Aug. 7 at the Theatre at the Center in Munster.

July 12, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Theatre at the Center's 'The Wiz' a fun and funky trip with old friends

OFFBEAT: Theatre at the Center's 'The Wiz' a fun and funky trip with old friends

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 12, 2011 12:00 am
Easin' on Down the Road in Munster

Easin' on Down the Road in Munster

Darius Colquitt (left to right) as Scarecrow, Adrianna Parson as Dorothy, James Earl Jones II as The Lion and Jesse Stanford as Tinman star in "The Wiz" at Theatre at the Center opening Thursday and playing through Aug. 7.

July 03, 2011 12:00 am
Chicago South Side actress Felicia Fields eager for 'The Wiz'

Chicago South Side actress Felicia Fields eager for 'The Wiz'

Actress Felicia Fields likes to describe it as "as stage story with a message of home."

July 03, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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