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Actor Jake Klinkhammer ready for next life in 'Cats' run

Actor Jake Klinkhammer ready for next life in 'Cats' run

It was in 2010 when Chicago actor Jake Klinkhammer last sported ears, a tail and lots of fur cast in the musical stage story of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats."

March 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Theatre at the Center's 'Glorious Feeling' a toe-tapping tribute

OFFBEAT: Theatre at the Center's 'Glorious Feeling' a toe-tapping tribute

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 13, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Marriott Theatre World Premiere Andrew Lloyd Webber music salute a fan feast

OFFBEAT: Marriott Theatre World Premiere Andrew Lloyd Webber music salute a fan feast

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Singin' in the Rain' at Drury Lane a downpour of talent

OFFBEAT: 'Singin' in the Rain' at Drury Lane a downpour of talent

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 04, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Marriott Theatre's 'Dreamgirls' dazzles with talent and design

OFFBEAT: Marriott Theatre's 'Dreamgirls' dazzles with talent and design

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 31, 2012 12:00 am
"Dreamgirls" at Marriott Theatre directed and choreographed by Marc Robin

"Dreamgirls" at Marriott Theatre directed and choreographed by Marc Robin

Britney Coleman (right) is Deena Jones and Rashidra Scott is Lorrell Robinson (center) with Raena White as Effie White (right) in "Dreamgirls" at Marriott Theatre. Eric LaJuan Summers plays James "Thunder" Early.

August 30, 2012 2:12 pm
Director and Choreographer Marc Robin

Director and Choreographer Marc Robin

Director and choreographer Marc Robin says his new production of "Dreamgirls," now at Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire until Nov. 4, is a long-overdue stage treatment of the musical show biz journey.

August 26, 2012 12:00 am
Marc Robin eager about the opportunity to bring 'Dreamgirls" to new stage audiences

Marc Robin eager about the opportunity to bring 'Dreamgirls" to new stage audiences

When Chicago director and choreographer Marc Robin was asked eight months ago to head a new production of the stage musical "Dreamgirls," he describes his answer as "one of the quickest 'yeses' in recent memory."

August 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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"Dreamgirls" at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Ill.

"Dreamgirls" at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Ill.

'Dreamgirls,' which began as the smash Broadway musical of the 1970s later, transformed into the hit 2007 movie, has returned as a new production now at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire playing through Nov. 4.

August 26, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Dogs get star billing in Marriott's 'Legally Blonde'

OFFBEAT: Dogs get star billing in Marriott's 'Legally Blonde'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Marriott Lincolnshire's 'White Christmas' is holiday wish entertainment

OFFBEAT: Marriott Lincolnshire's 'White Christmas' is holiday wish entertainment

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 28, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Marriott Theatre world premiere of 'For the Boys' classic

OFFBEAT: Marriott Theatre world premiere of 'For the Boys' classic

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 29, 2011 12:00 am
Military musical without Midler: Stage treatment of 'For the Boys' gets Chicagoland world premiere

Military musical without Midler: Stage treatment of 'For the Boys' gets Chicagoland world premiere

Ed Traher of Dyer never saw Bob Hope perform any of his legendary USO shows entertaining U.S. Troops.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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