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  • McHenry County Planit 10: 4th Fridays at Starline, Woodstock Folk Fest fundraiser, theater and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • Review: Get drawn into Theatrevolt's slice-of-life trilogy at McHenry's Hidden Pearl Café

    “Reflections & Perspectives,” the Theatrevolt production playing through next weekend in downtown McHenry, is an all-encompassing title for three shor ...
    March 23, 2017 - 12:31 am
  • Review: Jackalope Theatre's 'The Snare' fascinates, but is a bit repetitive

    “The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    March 22, 2017 - 4:09 pm
  • Review: Stellar casting in intriguing 'Any Other Name' at Crystal Lake Raue Center

    To what lengths would you go if you were the proverbial starving artist? What if you also had a spouse depending on you? Would you compromise your mor ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:44 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Raue's 'Any Other Name,' Shamrocked Woodstock Fest, St. Patrick's Day at Duke's and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:24 am
  • Review: McHenry County College impresses with 'Normal Heart' drama

    When I first learned MCC’s director of theater, Jay Geller, would be presenting “The Normal Heart,” I admittedly wondered if, even with his astute dir ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • To help McHenry's Hidden Pearl Café relocate, Theatrevolt hosts one-act plays

    A venue that always has opened its door to the arts in McHenry will close them with one last theater production.
    March 17, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • Expect fireworks, literally, at Huntley's 'Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

    “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will live up to its name at Marlowe Middle School’s upcoming production, say those involved with the musi ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • Jon Lovitz to headline at Crystal Lake Raue for April 8 night of comedy

    Jon Lovitz, best known for his Emmy-nominated run as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” will headline a night of comedy at 8 p.m. April 8 at the ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • 'A Tale of Two Cities' playwright surprises Crystal Lake cast with visit

    The curtains might have closed on Prairie Ridge High School’s “A Tale of Two Cities,” but people still are talking about it. One person, in particular ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • 24-hour musical event at Jacobs High School to benefit Turning Point

    ALGONQUIN – From the moment they receive their scripts at 7 p.m. Friday, students will have 24 hours before they perform in the second annual 24-hour ...
    March 10, 2017 - 12:56 am
  • Crystal Lake Raue Center to host comedian Christopher Titus, 'Mud'

    The Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake recently announced two shows slated for its spring season.
    March 9, 2017 - 1:19 am
  • Review: 'Legally Blonde' a rollicking good time at Woodstock Opera House

    Considering this year marks the 20th anniversary of the original Broadway release of the musical “Legally Blonde,” this TownSquare Players production ...
    March 9, 2017 - 1:00 am
  • Review: Goodman Theatre's 'Uncle Vanya' an intriguing tale of longing

    Anton Chekhov is one of those playwrights – like Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams and Eugene O’Neill – many casual theatergoers avoid for a variety of ...
    March 1, 2017 - 4:48 pm
  • Williams Street Repertory's 'Any Other Name' opens in Crystal Lake, transfers to Chicago

    Williams Street Repertory, the in-house professional theater company for the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake, will bring the work of award-wi ...
    March 16, 2017 - 12:11 pm
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