Category Archives: Family Fun

Kesling Park Redesigns And Rebuilds Fort La Play Porte

La Porte residents will soon be able to enjoy the redesigned Fort La Play Porte playground at Kesling Park with a successful crowdfunding campaign launched today. The campaign is sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity. The campaign is led by LaPorte Parks and Recreation. “Unfortunately, playgrounds…

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Lansing Country Club Celebrates It’s 78th Anniversary & Welcomes You This Winter

Lansing Country Club offers more than just great golfing and would like to invite you and your family to celebrate their 78th Anniversary with them this winter. The restaurant is open Wednesdays – Saturdays this winter and best of all it’s open to the public during this time! The club offers an affordable menu &…

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Your Tweens will love “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical”

**** Recommended **** I was gobsmacked when I saw all the tweens in the lobby taking pictures and eagerly waiting to see “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical”, based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling fantasy-adventure novel. It just goes to show, kids do still read – and they really like seeing their heroes come to…

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Navy Pier’s Winter WonderFest is Family Fun!

**** Recommended **** If you have kids, you definitely need a family outing to the Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier. Instead of sporting events, trade shows or expose, Festival Hall (170,000 sq. ft.) has been transformed into Winter WonderFest, kind of a summer-time carnival dropped into the North Pole. Everywhere you look,…

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The Joffrey Ballet’s Chicago-centric Production of “The Nutcracker” is Magnificent

***** Highly Recommended ***** The Joffrey Ballet’s “Chicago-centric” version of “The Nutcracker”, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, is quite simply magnificent. By setting “The Nutcracker” against Chicago’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, Wheeldon gave the city a unique gift. I am in awe! Loved everything about “The Nutcracker”. 4 BIG Spotlights! The Joffrey Ballet’s production of “The…

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Spotlight on Lake association Jeffrey Leibham reviews “Cendrillon”

***RECOMMENDED*** Just in time for the holidays, Lyric Opera of Chicago has given all of the arts lovers in the area an incredible gift — their charming new production (which is a Lyric premiere) of “Cendrillon.” Beautifully directed by Laurent Perry (who also designed the fantastic costumes) and conducted by the esteemed Sir Andrew Davis,…

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A Charming Production of “Plaid Tidings”​ at the Towle

**** Recommended **** After fifteen years of “Fabulous Fifties Christmas”, the brain trust at Hammond’s Towle Theater, Jeff Casey and Kevin Bellamy, decided it was time for a change, but not a huge one. It’s still the ‘50s, but they’ve gone Plaid! The cosmic VIP has given the Plaids another chance for a concert, this…

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Goodman Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” is a Holiday Tradition

***** Highly Recommended ****** The Goodman Theatre’s 41st annual production of “A Christmas Carol”, which remains essentially the same from year to year, is a holiday tradition for many families, spanning generations. The Goodman lobby is festive with decorations and a sparkling holiday shopping area. Now in its 41st year, “A Christmas Carol” is once…

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“The Steadfast Tin Soldier” is a New Holiday Treat for Your Family

**** Highly Recommended **** If you’re looking for a special holiday outing for your family, Lookingglass Theatre’s production of “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” would be a really special treat. Featuring five uber-talented artists, amazing puppets, fantastical costumes and more, “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” is completely charming. Mary Zimmerman’s interpretation of the Hans Christian Anderson story…

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Theatre at the Center’s “Miracle on 34th Street” is Enchanting

My apologies to Theatre at the Center. I meant to get this review up sooner, but I’ve had some personal problems which prevented it. I’m soooo sorry for the delay! **** Recommended **** Theatre at the Center’s production of “Miracle on 34th Street” is a charming musical adaptation of the 1947 movie. This is your…

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