4 Biographical Musicals We’d Love to See

     A little while back, you might have seen Panoramanow’s glowing review of “Jersey Boys,” which has become one of the more special and timeless musicals of all time. At this point, it’s beloved as its own project. But, it’s also proven that the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons has staying power…

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Owl Public Art Project

  Humane Indiana Owl Public Art Project unveiled of the majestic bird sculpture Porter County at its Wildlife Center. Again, it was displayed at the Munster Animal Shelter in Lake County.      The unveiling revealed the prototype of the four-foot, 50 lb., fiberglass owl sculpture.      The project’s goal is to bring awareness of Humane…

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“Dames at Sea” – Review by Carol Moore

**** Recommended **** If you’re looking for something fun to do, then Theatre at the Center’s new musical comedy, “Dames at Sea”, is the show for you. “Dames at Sea”, a 1969 off-Broadway hit, is an old-fashioned ‘boy-meets-girl, girl-becomes-star’ tap dance show, kind of. At any rate, this campy mash-up of “42nd Street”, “Anything Goes”…

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Glacier Pass – A New Train Ride Opens at Hesston Museum

    Fans and patrons will enjoy a brand new train ride at the Hesston Steam Museum Memorial Weekend – Glacier Pass. This opening celebrates 150 years of the opening of the transcontinental railroad.      Long over due, the volunteers at Hesston Steam were busy working on a new attraction at the museum. The work entailed lowering…

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“West Side Story” – Review by Spotlight Associate, Jeffrey Leibham

****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**** If you have never seen “West Side Story” on stage before, the current production at Lyric Opera of Chicago, part of their Broadway at Lyric series, may just be the most definitive version of this beloved musical that’s available and you are highly encouraged to seek it out. Conversely, if you feel that…

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“August Rush: The Musical” – Review by Carol Moore

** Somewhat Recommended ** I was really disappointed in “August Rush: The Musical”, the new production at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Although the music was gorgeous, the story was curiously unfinished and confusing. It wasn’t a big, showy, ‘ready-for-Broadway’ premiere, it was more like the first workshop of a new musical. The cast made…

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Loved “Chicago” – Only Here for a Week

**** Recommended **** “Chicago” is one of my absolute favorite musicals. I think I’d go almost anywhere to see it, so I was delighted that the tour came back to Chicago, this time starring former NFL star, Eddie George. I’m happy to say it did not disappoint – the music is sexy and jazz-y, the…

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May Public Happenings at Lansing Country Club

   TRIVIA NIGHT & DINNER 5:30pm – 9:30pm, Friday May 17th Bring your buddies and your brain on Friday May 17th for dinner & trivia! Arrive as a team or we will put you with a team… everybody plays!!! $25 per person entry fee (includes dinner buffet & game), cash bar.  Up to 10 players…

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“Matilda The Musical” at Drury Lane

**** Recommended **** When I saw “Matilda The Musical” the first time, I didn’t understand what all the buzz had been about. Child abuse as comedy just didn’t work for me. Since I really didn’t like touring “Matilda”, I couldn’t imagine a way I’d like Drury Lane’s production, but they proved me wrong. While it…

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“American Girl Live” Review by Carol Moore with Help from Lily Kienzle

**** Recommended **** The audience for “American Girl Live” seemed to be about 75% girls carrying American Girl dolls, with moms and the occasional dad making up the other 25%. Not surprising then, that the audience was totally into the story, cheering when something good happened, groaning when things went wrong. I don’t think I’ve…

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