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  • 'Alice in Wonderland,' a curious Hollywood history

     
    "ALICE IN WONDERLAND": 27 DAYS Are you ready for a trip down the rabbit hole? Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Disney are adding a strange new chapter to the Lewis Carroll classic with "Alice in Wonderland," a film that presents......
  • Theater review: 'Young Frankenstein' at the Pantages

     
    In 2007, New York grabbed torches and pitchforks and went after a monster. The object of this pursuit, "Young Frankenstein," was indeed frightful in some respects, but it didn't deserve quite such bitter griping. True, moviemaker turned theater...
  • Small Wonders: Taking time to stoke the fire

    When I was a boy, I was always the dirtiest kid on a camping trip. I was the one that searched through the forest for scraps of wood and pinecones to feed the campfire. I then spent the rest of the evening making sure the fire stayed lit. I was also the...
  • 'True Confections' spiteful, delightful

    When the time came to nail down details about the candy business for her fifth novel, "True Confections" (Shaye Areheart), Katharine Weber knew exactly where she had to go: Chicago. Each spring at McCormick Place, the National Confectioners Association...
  • 'Wonka' is a chocolate lover's delight

    The greatest charm of the Stepping Stone Players' most recent production, "Willy Wonka," lies in its outstanding mixed cast of children and adults. Eleven-year-old Austin Kelly as our hero — sweet, decent, chocolate-loving Charlie Bucket, is a...
  • On Theater: Adapting classic for musical

    How do you adapt one of the funniest movies of all time into a Broadway musical? For one thing, you make it even funnier. Mel Brooks accomplished this with his musical version of "The Producers," one of his earlier movies. It was a huge success, so much...
  • Showtime in Branson: So who needs hip anyway?

    Chicago audiences thought Gene Wilder's line in that 1974 movie was hilarious. There's a real good chance Jim Stafford, if he saw the film, didn't laugh at all. And let's be clear about this: Whatever Jim Stafford is—singer, songwriter, comedian,...