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Stage storybooks: CST's 'Seussical' brings favorite Dr. Seuss characters to Navy Pier for summer fun

Stage storybooks: CST's 'Seussical' brings favorite Dr. Seuss characters to Navy Pier for summer fun

Actor George Andrew Wolff, along with so many reading generations, realized long ago that the stories and characters dreamed-up by Dr. Seuss share very important lessons wrapped in whimsical illustrations and whirlwind rhymes.

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Griffith High School presents Willy Wonka this weekend

Griffith High School presents Willy Wonka this weekend

GRIFFITH | The tale of Willy Wonka's magical candy factory comes to life in Griffith, Indiana this weekend. A full cast performs the characters that have captured the imagination of millions in this amazing rendition of a classic. The show runs at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, Apr…

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OFFBEAT: Cartoon creativity at 2013 Brookfield Zoo costume contest

OFFBEAT: Cartoon creativity at 2013 Brookfield Zoo costume contest

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Brookfield Zoo 2013 Halloween Costume Contest Winners for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

Brookfield Zoo 2013 Halloween Costume Contest Winners for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

The scary clown from Stephen King's "It," a frog prince in a kissing booth, a Cook County Corrections Family, a mom holding a Willy Wonka Oompa Loompa with gum-chewing Violet Beauregard puffed up into a giant blueberry, a mom with a mouse in a mousetrap, a peacock and a "mint condition" GI J…

October 29, 2013 12:00 am
Sweet time on KV stage

Sweet time on KV stage

WHEATFIELD | Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka" will sweeten the Kankakee Valley High School stage as the  KV Theatre Kompany's fall musical, opening Friday.

November 01, 2012 12:00 am
Gene Wilder as the title character in "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" 1971

Gene Wilder as the title character in "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" 1971

Gene Wilder as curious Willy Wonka sips from a daffodil fashioned as a cup and saucer in a scene from the 1971 film "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory."

March 19, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Buy daffodils and keep hope blooming for cancer patients

OFFBEAT: Buy daffodils and keep hope blooming for cancer patients

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 19, 2012 12:00 am
Cast Reunion for "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Cast Reunion for "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The child cast of the 1971 film 'Willy Wonka' includes Michael Bollner (left to right), Denise Nickerson, Paris Themmen, Julie Dawn Cole and Peter Ostrum, shown here reunited for a CNN story segment.

December 04, 2011 12:00 am
Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011

Our weekly round-up of new children's media.

October 26, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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A Golden Ticket

A Golden Ticket

GOLDEN TICKET - - Times Columnist Philip Potempa is shown holding an autographed faux "golden ticket" with former child star Denise Nickerson from the 1971 film classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."

September 28, 2010 12:00 am
Big and Blue

Big and Blue

BIG AND BLUE - - Child actress Denise Nickerson is shown in this autographed photo from the 1971 film "Willy Wonka" in her famed blueberry scene as attended to by Oompa Loompas. Provided image. Not for sale through The Times

September 28, 2010 12:00 am
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