As I headed off to see “Oliver!” at the Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre, a friend told me of a couple who had named their kids Oliver and Annie, after two of the best-known orphans in literature and musical theater.
The songs and skits in “Community Revue: The Book of Hinsdale” are a well-kept secret. The only thing that the people putting the show together will reveal is that it is filled with music, laughs and talented performers, and that it pokes fun at the people and places of Hinsdale.
A play about war, drug addiction, infidelity and family dysfunction is coming to a local stage. “A Hatful of Rain” by Michael V. Gazzo is being performed by the Village Theatre Guild of Glen Ellyn.
Twenty years ago, Rick Snyder starred in a play called “Ghost in the Machine” at Steppenwolf Theatre where he is an ensemble member. “It intrigued me then and it’s intrigued me ever since,” he said.
If you’re going to do a stage adaptation of a movie musical, you might as well choose a great one, right?
That’s a principal that’s proven true for the theatrical adaptations of the 1952 classic “Singin’ in the Rain” from its 1983 premiere in London, …
Californian Christian Jacobs had nothing against the purple dinosaur. It was a harmless character his oldest daughter was watching on television ten years ago… and it kept her happy.
Strong Southern women and the friendship that sustains them is at the heart of “Steel Magnolias.” The Grove Players present “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling Nov. 9 to 18, at the Lincoln Center in Downers Grove. The play, which opened off-Broadway in 1987, became a …
Singing in the rain is nothing new for Sean Palmer. “I’ve definitely had my share of rain onstage,” Palmer said. “I just did ‘Crazy for You’ at Regent’s Park outdoors. With the London weather, it oftentimes rained down on us.”
Anita Deely has always been impressed by Lifeline Theatre’s work. That’s why the Westchester native agreed to take on three roles in their production of “The Woman in White.”
“This is my first show at Lifeline but, of course, like every other actor in the …
The Theatre of Western Springs is poised to make audiences laugh with “Moonlight and Magnolias,” a raucous comedy that will open the company’s 84th season Sept. 6.
BAMTheatre finishes its summer season with a splash, making an undersea visit with to the cheery environs of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” at Nazareth Academy, Aug. 9-12. “They (audiences) can expect a fun show they’re familiar with, the BAM flavor, and wonderful performers who are …