Sense of community: Glencoe-based Writers’ Theatre and in particular Nicole Ripley, its director of education, and Nicole O’Connell, formerly of the theater’s education department, received the Al Ward Spirit of Giving Award from Communities In Schools of Chicago on June 19.
The journey to First Folio Theatre in Oak Brook is a pleasure trip for two Evanston residents.
That’s because Kate McDermott and Ron Keaton both have plum roles in “Shakespeare’s Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music,” adapted by First Folio’s Executive Director David Rice, with …
When actor John C. Reilly sang a show-stopping version of “Mr. Cellophane” in the movie musical “Chicago,” the world took notice: This guy can sing.
Ashley Bell bends over backwards for scares in “The Last Exorcism Part II,” major stars get rude and crude in “Movie 43” and Dustin Hoffman has a senior moment in “Quartet.”
“Walt Disney would have loved this fusion.” These words could not come from a better authority — the Oscar- and Grammy-winning Richard Sherman, who, with his late brother, Robert, wrote five of the songs on the much-beloved soundtrack for “The Jungle Book,” Disney’s 1967 animated film inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s book of stories.
Though its self-mythologizing smacks of pomposity at times and its super-spectacular action sequences are so mind-boggling it’s sometimes hard to follow what’s going on, you have to give “Man of Steel” credit for one thing — it’s not dull.
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After starring in the first season of the CW reality show, “Breaking Pointe,” Warren Township High School alumna Katie Martin is back at Dancenter North in Libertyville to teach young dancers lessons from her brush with fame. “This is where I became a dancer,” Martin said. “This is were it all started. I love to just show my appreciation.”
Henry Cavil gets super in “Man of Steel,” Seth Rogen goes apocalyptic in “This is the End” and a young Israeli woman gets married (but perhaps not to the man she wants) in “Fill the Void,” all in area theaters.
The Village of Hinsdale’s Lunch on the Lawn series gets off to a flying start with the Sky Squad Slam Dunk Squad, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. June 19 at Burlington Park, 19 E. Chicago Ave.
Ah, the swinging ’60s. Pre-AIDs and post-Pill, the decade was steeped in both innocence and newfound sexual freedom. “Boeing, Boeing,” opening today at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace, takes a lighter look at the only era that could have spawned both the Summer of Love and TV’s “Love, American Style.”
Local farmers are gearing up for this year’s farmers market season. Add fresh produce, baked goods, cheese, gourmet treats and more to your meals each week with a quick visit to the vendors of your local market.
With little more on her actor’s resume than some children’s shows at the Winnetka Community Center and a musical at New Trier, 18-year-old Katie Chang has made a very auspicious movie debut.
In the beginning, First Folio Theatre’s outdoor productions at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook were a matter of necessity, not a romantic notion.
“Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder” is a circus everyone can feel good about. Those concerned about the use of animals in circuses can rest easy. The only tiger you’ll see at “Cirque Shanghai” is a picture of the big cat staring out at you from a giant red drum.
Talk to dancers who studied or worked with Patricia Sigurdson and you learn that she had an impact on their lives — personally as well as professionally.