| May 13, 2014
Dude waited five years to make this allusion happen according to the time stamps. Epic. Reference:...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 2:12 PM
The door at the back of a Wilmette movie house cracked open. A young girl poked her head in. She spotted a half dozen or so twentysomethings standing amid the seats of an otherwise empty theater and her eyes grew wide. “Wow! Hey! Team StarKid!&...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:16 AM
One of my guaranteed chuckles at our theme parks is during MuppetVision 3D at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Kermit the Frog and company are producing a musical spectacular and he asks what the title is.
"It's 'A Salute to All Nations … But Mostly...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 2:34 PM
A young child in a gold-adorned white robe stood stage right bathed in a spotlight’s glaring luminance. “And soon, the wise men came to the manger,” the haloed-tyke proclaimed. Pretty standard Christmas pageant stuff — until the...
| Sep 9, 2011
The second annual Chicago Fringe Festival continues through Sunday at five venues in Pilsen.
"No Gender Left Behind" ***
Rebecca Kling knows a teachable moment when she sees one. When the transgendered Kling was dismissed as a visiting theater teacher...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 9:58 AM
Where you stumble lies your treasure, and that’s just what struggling actress and filmmaker Christy Oldham found during a brief, dark period, when she became a phone sex operator to pay rent in Burbank.
The treasure came in the form of raw material...
| Apr 6, 2012
AACC Theatre presents the 1975 cult classic, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," April 12-20 in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, and 11 p.m....
| Oct 21, 2011
| 4:51 PM
On an afternoon in early October, I sat in a pew in an old church and took in Mass. A woman dressed all in white sang a soothing hymn, and then a priest in an intricate, green robe read from a prepared sermon; behind him, an imposing pipe organ...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:56 PM
With the holiday season upon us, the odds are good that some folks may be invited to a party, imbibe a bit too much spiked egg nog or eat a few bad mushrooms, pass out, and experience visions of surreal and bizarre events and characters dancing in their...
| Sep 27, 2012
*** (out of four)
In Stephen Chbosky's beloved novel “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” we are all Charlie. The book unfolds completely through the shy teenager's letters to an unidentified pen pal who unwittingly offers an ear and a shoulder...
| Sep 27, 2012
Sometimes an inexperienced filmmaker can use a helping hand from his cast. That's exactly what Stephen Chbosky got from Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller and Emma Watson in the adaptation of his popular young adult novel "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."