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Musical Theater

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  • 'Spelling Bee' opens at Wilmette Theatre on Feb. 28

    'Spelling Bee' opens at Wilmette Theatre on Feb. 28
    Got your Top-Sider shoes handy? Scotch tape to repair the bridge of your eyeglasses? Leave that to William Barfee, the nerdy champion of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," opening Feb. 28 at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave.. Can...
  • Call Board: Muhlenberg, 'High School Musical' auditions, more

    Call Board: Muhlenberg, 'High School Musical' auditions, more
    MUHLENBERG SUMMER THEATRE AUDITIONS Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre will hold open auditions for performers ages 16 and up on Feb. 22 and 23 for the season's mainstage productions: the raucous, pupped-filled musical comedy "Avenue Q," running June 10-28,...
  • Museum holds treasure trove of automotive history

    Behind the brick walls of a nondescript building in Chesterfield Township, a treasure trove of automotive history awaits. Shiny cars in candy-colored shades of reds, blues, greens and yellows sit side by side, row after row inside this oversized garage....
  • Best bets for Feb. 11

    Best bets for Feb. 11
    Music Harry Connick, Jr.: The smooth, charismatic crooner is known for his stylish piano and vocal performances. His hits include "It Had to Be You," "Don’t Get Around Much Anymore," "Stompin’ at the Savoy" and "Avalon." 8 p.m., Kravis...
  • Hollywood Bowl's 2015 season strives to offer something for everyone

    Hollywood Bowl's 2015 season strives to offer something for everyone
    The Hollywood Bowl is going especially big — and broad — this summer. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Philharmonic is expected to announce a 2015 lineup that is particularly diverse, in keeping with the Bowl's longtime philosophy of offering a...
  • Ease up, Grammys: No need to force the TV-music magic

    Ease up, Grammys: No need to force the TV-music magic
    Last night was the Grammys, also known as The Show Determined to Make You Never Want to Hear One Note of "Stay With Me " Ever Again. And that was the record of the year in the music industry's annual celebration of (what's left of) itself. Imagine how...
  • REVIEW: 'The Addams Family' at the Mercury Theater

     REVIEW: 'The Addams Family' at the Mercury Theater
    For anyone who saw the first national tour of the musical "The Addams Family," the amusements currently to be had alongside Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday and Pugsley at the Mercury Theater will not come as a surprise. For that road show of the Broadway...
  • Early 20th century America presented in 'Ragtime'

    Early 20th century America presented in 'Ragtime'
    A cast of 40 actors in the musical "Ragtime," running now through Feb. 22 at Actors Playhouse, give uplifting performances in a portrayal of early 20th century America within three families. Actors Playhouse created a lavish $390,000 production...
  • Neil Patrick Harris on hosting the Oscars and good karma

    Neil Patrick Harris on hosting the Oscars and good karma
    After hosting the Tonys four times and the Emmys twice, this year's Oscar emcee, Neil Patrick Harris, talks about the genius of Billy Crystal and his R-rated selfie idea as he weaves through Manhattan in the back of a taxi. You brought the house down at...
  • Elle Woods and her little dog come to Buffalo Grove stage

    Elle Woods and her little dog come to Buffalo Grove stage
    A local young adult interpretation of "Legally Blonde: The Musical" opened Feb. 13 in Buffalo Grove at the Community Arts Center. With 40 cast members and 8 adult crew members, Big Deal Productions, managed by the Buffalo Grove Park District, presents...
  • 'Enter Laughing': Carl Reiner story sings its way onto Wallis stage

    'Enter Laughing': Carl Reiner story sings its way onto Wallis stage
    “Enter Laughing,” Carl Reiner’s semi-autobiographical 1958 novel, has had nearly as varied a career as its author. Playwright Joseph Stein (“Fiddler on the Roof”) turned it into a Broadway play (1963), a film (1967), a...