| Dec 26, 2014
| 10:34 AM
With 2014 wrapping up, it's time to look ahead to what 2015 offers:
• Theater: In an encouraging sign of Orlando's artistic growth, the cabaret scene continues to grow. Winter Park Playhouse continues its long-running series featuring local talent,...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 3:25 PM
To the delight of Midwestern fans of dancing newsboys, the one and only national tour of "Newsies" opens in Chicago on Friday night. Sales have been very brisk — some performances this weekend already are close to sold-out. It's a peak time of...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 1:29 PM
If you loved "The Lion King," you won't want to miss "Backstage With Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years."
Jesse Tyler Ferguson of ABC's "Modern Family" hosts the special at 7 p.m. Sunday on Disney-owned ABC. He starred in "On the Town" and "The...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 3:26 PM
FRIDAY | "Newsies": "Headlines don't sell papes, Newsies sell papes." And tickets. This touring musical is based on the Disney movie about the Newsboys Strike of 1899, and has a score by Alan Menken and a book by Harvey Fierstein. Through Jan. 4 at the...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It's that time of year again, and you know what that means — The Theater Loop's annual holiday video message! This year, 38 theaters and productions participated in the video.
The theaters shown here — featuring hundreds of actors,...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
This Theater Loop Showcase is Dan DeLuca and Zachary Sayle from the national tour of Disney’s “Newsies.”
The musical, based on the 1992 cult classic film, depicts — with plenty of impressive leaps and ballads — the newsboys...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:15 PM
A Baltimore woman filed suit Monday in federal court asking a judge to order the France Merrick Performing Arts Center to provide open-captioned performances for its hearing-impaired patrons.
Jessica Gill is a lifelong lover of musical theater with a...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Dings soitanly was rough for da boys who hadda sell papes on da streets o' New Yawk in 1899 to earn a pidaful livin'. No wonda dey wennon strike when da big publishas raised da cost da newsies had to pay for dem papes. Yudda done da same.
If you need...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Monday, Dec. 8: "HOLIDAYS OF LIGHT" AND "CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD"
Monday and Tuesday are the Illinois Free Days this month at MSI, which means general admission is gratis for state residents. That makes it the perfect chance to catch the popular...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:03 PM
The busy afterlife of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," Victor Hugo's 1831 doorstop novel about a church bell ringer with severe chiropractic difficulties, continues with a musical adaptation that's notable for being the first stage collaboration between two...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:13 AM
"Illumination" at the Morton Arboretum
You'll never be so happy that night falls early as when you're at Morton Arboretum's dazzling and inventive winter light show, which returns after last year's triumphant debut. So much more than an impressive...