Category Archives: Theatre

Dunes Summer Theatre premieres Delightful New Play, “After Paul McCartney”

**** Recommended **** A good storyteller can hold the attention of his/her audience whether the story is simple or complicated, short or really, really long. Sometimes he/she even acts out the characters in the story. Jeffrey Baumgartner is a very good Storyteller in Dunes Summer Theatre’s final production of the 2018 season, “After Paul McCartney”,…

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“Carrie,” a Musical Comes to Towle Theater

Since 2010, the Towle Youth Theater Ensemble (TYTE) has been entertaining audiences with productions such as the Northwest Indiana Premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s 13, Anne of Green Gables, Laughing Stock, Clue the Musical, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Runaways and the World Premiere of Mental. The next TYTE production will be…

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Paramount’s “Legally Blonde” is Downright Funny!

**** Highly Recommended **** Casey Shuler absolutely sparkles in Paramount Theatre’s exuberant production of “Legally Blonde”. Her Elle Woods is fierce, caring and very, very smart as well as drop-dead gorgeous. Harvard Law never saw her coming! “Legally Blonde” is well-written, has clever songs and is downright funny. I loved “Legally Blonde” and I think…

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Two Sisters separated by Distance and War try to connect in “A Shayna Maidel”

**** Highly Recommended **** Your sister is your sister forever. There’s all that history, after all. But what if you and your sister didn’t grow up together? What if you were separated – by distance and then by the war? How do you build sisterhood? In TimeLine Theatre’s production of Barbara Lebow’s moving play, “A…

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“El Grande de Coca-Cola” will keep You Laughing!

**** Recommended **** If you’re looking for ambiance with your theater experience, then the Waterfront Café & Summer Stages’ production of “El Grande de Coca-Cola” is the show for you. In addition to an uproariously funny slapstick comedy – which would be all you’d get at any other venue – you’ll get delicious food and…

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“Wait until Dark” is a Really Very Play!

**** Recommended **** Although it’s kind of an oldie, “Wait until Dark” is still one of the scariest plays I’ve ever seen, so I was looking forward to seeing the Dunes Summer Theatre production. I have to say, on my personal scale of scariness – ranging from not-at-all to ‘jump-out-of-your-seat’ – the DST production was…

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Music Theater Works stages Fabulous “Anything Goes”

**** Highly Recommended **** I’m so happy I went to see Music Theater Works’ new production of “Anything Goes”, it had me smiling from the very first number, “I Get a Kick Out of You”. Call me old-fashioned, but I love those old Broadway musicals with silly stories, catchy tunes and clever lyrics, the kind…

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Ghost The Musical Starts Sept 16th in Munster Indiana

Theatre at the Center (TATC) and Director and Choreographer Linda Fortunato have cast Garrett Lutz in the role of ghostly hero Sam, Donica Lynn as psychic Oda Mae and Courtney Mack in the role of Molly Jensen for Chicagoland’s first regional production of the newly imagined Ghost The Musical.  Previews begin September 13 with an…

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Mark Toland “Mind Reader” is an Awesome Show!

**** Highly Recommended **** I was absolutely Gobsmacked! Mark Toland “Mind Reader” is amazing. I have absolutely no idea how he did the things he did. I can guarantee you’ll be asking “How did he do that?” Hurry and order your tickets, you don’t want to miss “Mind Reader”! 4 BIG Spotlights “Mind Reader” is…

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You’ll love the Fabulous “Rick Stone the Blues Man” at Black Ensemble Theater!

**** Recommended **** For all the blues aficionados out there, “Rick Stone the Blues Man” is the show for you! For this show, Black Ensemble Theatre has assembled an amazing cast of blues singers, led by Rick Stone himself. Since it is a review, in fact, almost a concert, I thought was really cool is…

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