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  • McHenry County Planit 10: Richard Marx at the Raue, Home & Garden Show, improv and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. RICHARD MARX WHEN: 8 p.m. Feb. 17 WHERE: Rau ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • Review: A well-executed 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead' at Metropolis

    My director friend, Michael, always called “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” a “three-headache play.” Part comical, part absurdist and always bi ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 4:00 pm
  • Review: Not a weak link in brilliant 'Sweeney Todd' at Paramount

    “Sweeney Todd” is not to everyone’s taste, yet it is considered a definitive American Musical Masterpiece. Suffice to say, the Paramount audience that ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 3:58 pm
  • PHOTOS: Marian Central Catholic High School's 'The Pajama Game' dress rehearsal

    Marian Central Catholic High School will present The Pajama Game Friday and Saturday, February 10 & 11 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m. a ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 5:51 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Fox River Grove's Norge Ski Jump, 'Joan' at Woodstock Opera House & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. INTERNATIONAL SKI JUMPING TOURNAMENT WHEN: No ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 3:54 pm
  • Review: Passionate, relevant storytelling in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's 'The Book of Joseph'

    “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” – Elie Wiesel
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 3:35 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Groundhog Days, Winter Roots at Mackey's in McHenry, 'Journeys' community choir & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. GROUNDHOG DAYS WHEN: Through Feb. 5 & Feb. 11 ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: 4th Fridays at Starline, 'Hilarity for Charity,' 'Adam & Eve' art show & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. “4TH FRIDAYS” AT THE STARLINE GALLERY WHEN: 6 ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 1:19 am
  • Review: Goodman's contemporary 'Gloria' combines laughs and drama

    Spoiler alert: this review contains no spoilers. I’m starting with that advisory because the 2016 P ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 5:04 pm
  • Review: Encore Theatre's inaugural 'Forever Plaid' in Elgin leaves audience wanting more

    Once upon a time, there were four pals, Frankie, Smudge, Jinx and Sparky, who tragically, while enroute to their first big gig at the airport Hilton, ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 5:02 pm
  • Review: Crystal Lake Raue's 'First Date' a first rate modern musical

    Having enjoyed Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals my whole life, it takes quite a lot for a modern day musical to earn my approval. I am happy to say such ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 12:42 am
  • Cary-Grove senior earns BroadwayWorld Chicago accolades for summer theater performance

    Cary-Grove High School theater director Rob Boncosky didn’t need any affirmation he’d picked the right lead for the school’s upcoming musical, “Evita. ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 1:19 am
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