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The Characters in “Blood Wedding” at Lookingglass Theatre behaved in Inexplicable Ways

*** Recommended *** I don’t know what I was expecting when I went to see “Blood Wedding” at Lookingglass Theatre.  Earlier this season I saw “Moby Dick” and “Treasure Island”, so I guess I thought it would be another classic, but “Blood Wedding” was written in 1932 by a Spanish playwright, Federico Garcia Lopez.  I…

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Entertain with Costume Characters

     For well over ten years, Dynamic Music, of Valparaiso Indiana, has provided costume characters for children’s birthday parties. After a while, owners Sue and Les Baxter realized that just having a character show up was not enough to make the birthday party complete.      So, they developed  customized Children’s games utilizing popular adult music…

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Earth Day 2016!

The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County invites residents from Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties and beyond to connect with the environment through exhibitors, entertainment, collection events and activities featured at the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at…

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Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s “Short Shakespeare! Twelfth Night” is a Delightful Comedy

**** Highly Recommended **** Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s “Short Shakespeare! Twelfth Night” is a delightful campy comedy designed for younger audiences, yet enjoyed by all ages.  In fact, Director Kirsten Kelly did her own adaptation of Shakespeare’s play which means this version will never be seen anywhere else!  My recommendation, call for tickets today, you don’t…

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Wildlife Rehab Birds of Prey

Humane Society Calumet Area’s Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (MRWRC) hosts an open house with fun for all ages on  Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11am and also 2pm at the Main Office, 8149 Kennedy Ave., Highland. Also, Saturday, March 27th, 2021 from 10am – 11am at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. State…

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Broadway in Chicago’s “42nd Street” features Those Fabulous Dancing Feet!

**** Highly Recommended **** If you love tap, and I do, there is nothing better than watching that curtain rise to reveal all those dancing feet!  Then you know “42nd Street” is back in town!  “42nd Street” is one of my all-time favorite shows, so I’ll be humming the catchy title song for the next…

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Theater Wit’s “The New Sincerity” was disappointing

*** Recommended *** I was kind of disappointed with “The New Sincerity”.  Although the cast did a good job, I thought the story took itself way too seriously.   I couldn’t relate to the selfish, shallow and rather smug characters, probably because I don’t have anything in common with them.  There were some funny bits to…

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Kokandy Productions’ “Heathers: The Musical” has Wickedly Clever Lyrics”

**** Recommended **** Kokandy Productions is rapidly earning a reputation for outstanding work.  Their new production,  “Heathers: The Musical”, is no exception.  The story, based on a cult classic film from the ‘80s, might not be your cup of tea, but the talented cast will reach out and pull you right in.  The music sounds…

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“Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip”

Although I normally review theater, not dance, when I had the opportunity to attend the premiere performance of “Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip”, I snapped it up.  I’m always thrilled to see a unique dance performance – and this truly was unique.  My friend Crista and I were in awe!  I give…

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NightBlue’s Production of “Mary Poppins” stars Northwest Indiana’s Own, Kyrie Anderson

**** Highly Recommended **** There’s a new “Mary Poppins” in town and she’s “practically perfect”.  Seriously, NightBlue Performing Arts Company has staged a charming production of “Mary Poppins”.  This is a perfect show to introduce for your children and/or your grandchildren to live theater.  “Mary Poppins” is a wonderful family-oriented musical.  I give it 4…

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