| Nov 9, 2014
| 8:09 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences went global with its honorary Governors Awards on Saturday evening in Hollywood, paying tribute to three movie legends — Irish-born actress Maureen O'Hara, Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:29 AM
Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit
Thursday, Oct. 16
"Pleading for the Future: A Play": Watch the production based on the Leopold...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:20 AM
CLERMONT — When drama students at East Ridge High School put on a musical, they come out swinging. In their latest production they literally let it fly — on aerial silks.
When "Tarzan," with music by Phil Collins, opens at 7 p.m. Wednesday,...
| Oct 9, 2014
CLERMONT— Money, money, money.
That's what's needed to update East Ridge High School's 485-seat theater. So far, $2,500 has been raised for a new sound system and lighting, which will cost $15,000 to $25,000 to replace, theater director Vince...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 9:01 AM
The Melon Patch Players will present Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," which opens Friday at the theater, 311 N. 13th St., Leesburg.
The play is about three siblings; Vanya, the brother who is a...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The Goodman Theatre announced partial casting for its 2014-15 season on Wednesday. Notably, former Black Ensemble Theater star Chester Gregory, who went on to perform on Broadway in "Sister Act," "Hairspray," "Cry-Baby" and "Tarzan," will appear in August...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:18 PM
There are two key factors in the success of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's "Les Miserables." One, in the lead role of Jean Valjean, Michael Hunsaker is magnificent.
Two, director DJ Salisbury beautifully makes this most epic of shows feel intimate...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Two years after planting a flag in the U.K. with the opening of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, Warner Bros. will expand its facilities there with three new sound stages and an additional 100,000 square feet of office space.
WB announced the expansion at...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:36 AM
While the local cineplexes are filled with the big summer blockbusters, three different locations are offering the chance to see other movies – some recent, some classics – in a different sort of setting.
Outdoors, under the stars... and...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Before Jack Miller, 15, joined the Encore Theatre group in Libertyville when he was in fourth grade, he was rather shy, he said.
"I honestly didn't have anything I thought I was good at," Miller said. "Being in Encore helped me gain the confidence I...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Superman, the story goes, was born on the planet Krypton and sent to Earth in a small rocket by his father when that planet was about to explode.
He was actually born in 1933 in a two-story bungalow in a scruffy neighborhood on the east side of...