Theater Guide: Holiday Curtain Call

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without Scrooge, George Bailey and the Sugar Plum Fairies appearing on local stages. But November and December also bring other theatrical gifts, including some promising comedies and dramas that have nothing to do with Santa Claus. “You Can’t Take It With You“ Nov. 6 – Dec. 13 A huge […]

Fall Footlights: 5 Shows Hitting Chicago Stages

This month brings two musical productions about teens to our local stages – along with a bio of Richard Pryor, an octogenarian struggling with her memory and a revue of classic movie songs. “Hollywood’s Greatest Song Hits”  Oct. 2 – 11 Singers from the North Shore group Light Opera Works give voice to the most […]

Theater Season Ticket Subscriptions Around Chicagoland

For theatergoers, season ticket subscriptions offer savings on ticket costs, the ability to change seats or performance dates, and the chance to put some outings on the calendar months ahead of time. And, subscriptions are a way of putting your money behind a group you like. Here’s a look at several superb Chicago-area theater subscription […]

5 Things to Do: August 21-23

There are only a few more weeks in which to soak up summer, so make the most of Chicago’s warm weather with a greek festival, two kids concerts, some “Dirty Dancing,” and a rare event at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Taste of Greektown 2015 Aug. 22-23 Chicago Opa! As you listen to music from Greek […]

5 Things to Do: July 31-Aug. 2

It’s time for popular bands and up-and-coming acts to once again descend upon Grant Park for Lollapalooza. Not a fan? You can still spend time in the city at Pilsen’s Fiesta del Sol. Or, get your music fix in Rosemont, where Kelly Clarkson is making her latest tour stop. Then, visit Evanston for the annual […]

5 Things to Do: February 20-22

If you’re dreaming of spring, I hate to tell you this, but we’re not quite there yet. So, stay warm this weekend with these fun events. Start with a film festival that raises awareness of various environmental issues before enjoying brunch and an inside look at the Art Institute’s newest exhibit. You can also purchase […]

“Newsies” Tour is King of Chicago

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! “Newsies” is in town and taking Randolph Street by storm. This touring production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit based on the 1992 movie of the same name is ultimately based on the 1899 Newsboys Strike in New York City. In “Newsies,” a group of ragtag boys working for […]

5 Things to Do: December 12-14

The number of local holiday events continues to increase as we get closer to Christmas and Hanukkah. Spend time with your family at a Chicago museum’s celebration of Swedish tradition before making your way up to Libertyville for a day of holiday fun. Then, spend time together creating your very own menorah. You can also spend […]