| 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...
| 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...
| 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!&...
| 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."
| Oct 5, 2012
| 6:24 AM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is back. The cult classic will be celebrating its 37th anniversary at three CT venues, including a stage production by the Phoenix Theatre Company. The stage show will be holding six showtimes at the Trinity-on-Main in...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Halloween is an easy holiday to plan events for because it's... inherently fun. Costumes, dead stuff and candy are an easy sell for people of all ages. It's compelling material. There are many ways to celebrate all things spooky this season. Mystical...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:47 AM
Just what Halloween needs: a sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania.
"The Rocky Horror Show" gets two stagings during the frightful season: Andrews Living Arts Studio in Broward County and Entr'Acte Theatrix in Palm Beach County.
| Oct 26, 2012
| 6:18 AM
Think Pink Martini found at Backstage Eat Drink Live
84 Main Street, Torrington
Ingredients: Absolut Grapevine, Triple Sec, Lime, Pomegranate Juice, Champagne
With 24 rotating beers to choose from, why have a martini? Well, because it's pink...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 10:36 AM
At an open-air studio in Rishikesh, India, Allison Korycki fell in love with yoga, participating in her first class as monkeys hung on the doors of the classroom. Now, the 25-year-old Korycki, who lives in Charles Village, is the director of operations at...