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The Sound Of Music

Set Designer Michael Yeargan Created a Grand Staircase and Elegant Foyer for Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production of "The Sound of Music"

Set Designer Michael Yeargan Created a Grand Staircase and Elegant Foyer for Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production of "The Sound of Music"

Set Designer Michael Yeargan created a grand staircase and elegant foyer for Lyric Opera of Chicago's production this month of "The Sound of Music."

May 16, 2014 12:00 am
Set Designer Michael Yeargan stages a 'Sound' success for Chicago's Lyric Opera

Set Designer Michael Yeargan stages a 'Sound' success for Chicago's Lyric Opera

A year isn't so much time in the world of theater projects.

May 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Chicago Lyric's 'Sound of Music' an oppulent ovation

OFFBEAT: Chicago Lyric's 'Sound of Music' an oppulent ovation

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am
Actress Jenn Gambatese Stars as Maria with a Host of Local Talent as the von Trapp Children in Lyric Opera of Chicago's "The Sound of Music"

Actress Jenn Gambatese Stars as Maria with a Host of Local Talent as the von Trapp Children in Lyric Opera of Chicago's "The Sound of Music"

Actress Jenn Gambatese stars as Maria with a host of local talent as the von Trapp Children in Lyric Opera of Chicago's "The Sound of Music" running now until May 25, 2014.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am
Musical masterpiece: Lyric Opera of Chicago stages iconic 'Sound of Music'

Musical masterpiece: Lyric Opera of Chicago stages iconic 'Sound of Music'

Since its debut on stage in 1959 and its 1965 film premiere, the iconic musical production "The Sound of Music" has been a beloved favorite with theater and music fans.

April 24, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Winners announced for 'Vienna' concert and trivia answer

OFFBEAT: Winners announced for 'Vienna' concert and trivia answer

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Eleanor Parker as Baroness Elsa Schraeder and Richard Haydn as Stage Producer Max Detweiler

Eleanor Parker as Baroness Elsa Schraeder and Richard Haydn as Stage Producer Max Detweiler

Eleanor Parker as Baroness Elsa Schraeder and Richard Haydn as Stage Producer Max Detweiler in the 1965 film "The Sound of Music."

December 27, 2013 9:44 am
Rev. Franz Wasner and Pope John Paull II

Rev. Franz Wasner and Pope John Paull II

The von Trapp Family's priest Rev. Franz Wasner, who also served as the performance group's musical director, is shown with Pope John Paul II. The scheming stage producer character Max Detweiler (inset of Eleanor Parker as Baroness Elsa Schraeder and Richard Haydn as Max) in the film and sta…

December 27, 2013 9:17 am
OFFBEAT: Chance to win New Year tickets to Jan. 5 'Vienna' Symphony Concert

OFFBEAT: Chance to win New Year tickets to Jan. 5 'Vienna' Symphony Concert

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am

OFFBEAT: 'Sound of Music' actress Eleanor Parker dead at 91

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
John Cain: Executive Director/Top Performer Building South Shore Arts for Two Decades

John Cain: Executive Director/Top Performer Building South Shore Arts for Two Decades

Today, hundreds of people will gather at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, Indiana, to hear a baldish twinkly-eyed, fifty-ish fellow with round wire glasses, read stories related one way or another, to Christmas. Over the years, he’s read a half dozen Truman Capote storie…

November 20, 2013 6:11 pm Photos

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Hundreds of kids audition for 'The Sound of Music'

Hundreds of kids audition for 'The Sound of Music'

The smiles were large and the hopes even bigger — but the odds were long.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Actor from Hammond ready to play NYC in 'Peter Pan' stage sequel

OFFBEAT: Actor from Hammond ready to play NYC in 'Peter Pan' stage sequel

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 19, 2013 12:00 am
Munster High knows "The Sound of Music"

Munster High knows "The Sound of Music"

MUNSTER | The Munster Theatre Company, the Performing Arts Department of Munster High School, will present the timeless Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "The Sound Of Music," opening May 2 in the Munster High School Auditorium, 8808 Columbia Ave.

April 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Chicago Street brings classic 'Sound' to stage

Craig Golbesky, co-director of Valparaiso’s Chicago Street Theatre’s “The Sound of Music,” sees his production of the stage favorite as a reprieve of sorts for area theatergoers in the throes of the manic holiday season.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am
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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CULTURE NUT: A classic fills Chicago Street Theatre with the 'Sound of Music'

CULTURE NUT: A classic fills Chicago Street Theatre with the 'Sound of Music'

One of the most beloved musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, graces the stage at Chicago Street Theatre just in time for the holiday season, running November 23 through December 16.

November 17, 2012 7:02 pm

August packed full of fun activities in Hammond

Hammond starts August off with a WHAM, the Whiting/Hammond After Midnight bike ride that will be Saturday. Enjoy a fun, relaxing 25-mile ride through Hammond and Whiting, celebrating many of the two communities’ new bike paths.

August 03, 2012 12:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, May 31st

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, May 31st

Rave reviews for inaugural Fashion on the Shore event; Opera at the Acorn season opener in Three Oaks this weekend and the excellent students at HAST take over the Towle tomorrow night.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.

May 30, 2012 8:15 am
Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker in "The Sound of Music"

Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker in "The Sound of Music"

Julie Andrews as Maria (left) with Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp and Eleanor Parker at her icy best as Baroness Elsa Schraeder in the 1966 film "The Sound of Music."

April 24, 2012 12:00 am
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