| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Hillcrest's 24 consecutive conference championships might be the most impressive such streak in the Chicago area.
At 8-0 in South Suburban play, the Hawks (14-5) could be well on their way to 25.
But like last season, when Lemont rallied from a 14-...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:28 AM
The Hypocrites' cheeky production of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance," a two-time hit in Chicago and also at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass, has added another regional notch to its belt.
Sean Graney's show...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 5:13 PM
One hundred and thirty-two years after W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan dreamed up a preposterous operetta involving a very modern major-general, his bevy of beautiful, naive daughters and a dutiful young Englishman apprenticed to a band of big-hearted...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 2:41 PM
A tiki bar serving mai tais and the like has been added to The Hypocrites' production of "The Pirates of Penzance," back for a second winter. The ability to imbibe, mid-show and for a mere five-spot, a fruity cocktail with a little umbrella is, perhaps,...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 1:50 PM
The Hypocrites' production of "The Pirates of Penzance," as adapted and directed by Sean Graney, is headed to Boston.
The exuberent take on the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, a winter hit in Chicago during 2010 and 2011, will be part of the so-called...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 2:30 PM
STRATFORD, ONTARIO — It's not easy for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival to accommodate the beautiful mess. Its costs and budgets are massive, its theaters imposing — in its current configuration, Tanya Moiseiwitsch's famous Festival...
| Jan 29, 2011
In my younger days, I worked as a boat pilot at Walt Disney World, so it's impossible for me to look at any depiction of the high seas and not think of stormy nights navigating a launch on the open waters of some man-made lake.
The sensation surfaced...
| Jun 18, 2011
It's summer now, but that season is pretty much endless in the Florida Keys, where the weather — and the mindset — is tropical year-round.
From pirates to powerboats, here are the highlights of fall's events in the Keys and the Conch...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Apparently confronted by a plethora of riches in the past season of Chicago theater, the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee offered up not the traditional four or five nominees one finds at the Tony Awards, for instance, but a bevy of nominees for its...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The innovative aquatic production of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance," as performed on the Tall Ship Windy, is coming back for an encore weekend this fall.
There are to be floating shows at 5:45 p.m. on both Sept. 22 and 23....
| Jan 18, 2012
No. 28 Pirates: 3rd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Padres.
While it may not be enough to soothe the pain of 19 consecutive losing seasons, Pirates fans at least have someone to blame. That would be Pedro Alvarez, or perhaps Greg...