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  • Critic’s Choice: Steel Beam tests its mettle with ‘Random Theft’

    ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Theatre has opened its 16th season with “Random Theft and Other Acts,” a dark comedy that’s full of surprises.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 4:20 pm
  • Chit Chat: Crime and comedy to come to Steel Beam stage

    ST. CHARLES – As the Christmas season comes to a close, you may find yourself worrying about how you’re going to pass the time once the entertainment ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 8:28 am
  • Alma Dance School to present 'The Nutcracker' Dec. 17-18 in Elgin

    ELGIN – Alma Dance School in Wheaton will present its second annual production of "The Nutcracker" at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 18 in the Bliz ...
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Albright Theatre of Batavia to lend fresh twists to 'Christmas Carol'

    BATAVIA – A familiar favorite enjoys new plot points in a fresh adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” presented for one more weekend by The Albright Thea ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 5:59 pm
  • Critic’s Choice: A modern riff on Dickens’ holiday classic

    ST. CHARLES – One thing theater-goers can be certain of: Steel Beam Theatre’s cast in “The Ultimate Christmas Carol” knows how to have fun.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 8:21 am
  • Paramount Theatre presents rousing version of 'The Little Mermaid'

    AURORA – The Paramount Theatre in Aurora has once again taken a familiar classic and made it fresh.O ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Rosary to present ‘Into the Woods’ musical

    AURORA – Enjoy a modern twist on classic fairy tales as Rosary High School presents “Into the Woods” from Nov. 3 through 6 in Rosary’s McEnroe Auditor ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 1:48 pm
  • Batavia High School students to set stage for ‘The Dining Room’

    BATAVIA – Batavia High School students will blend comedy and drama in “The Dining Room” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5, with a preview the evening before. ...
    Nov. 1, 2016 - 9:21 pm
  • The ESO Travels “Inside the Music” to Explore What Makes a Musical Work a Masterpiece

    On Friday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m., the Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) and Music Director Andrew Grams will present an exciting new program called “Inside th ...
    Oct. 31, 2016 - 9:15 am
  • Albright Theatre to explore ‘The Other Place’

    BATAVIA – “The Other Place,” a drama about love, loss, memory and perception, will open Oct. 28 at The Albright Theatre in Batavia.
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • Professional theater artists work with community in 'Our Town'

    AURORA – The fall 2016 theater production at Aurora University, "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5 and Nov. 9 ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 2:16 pm
  • ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ to be performed at St. Charles North

    ST. CHARLES – St. Charles North will be bringing the classic show “Meet Me in St. Louis” to the stage for its annual fall play. The play will be hoste ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • West Aurora High to present ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

    The West Aurora High School Drama Troupe 2013 will present its fall play, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 17, 18 and 19 in the West Aurora Hig ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 9:41 am
  • Rita Moreno to blend song and stories at Arcada in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – Iconic actress-singer-dancer Rita Moreno will provide an evening of song and story at 3 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 9:24 am
  • Weekend 10: House walk, film fest, theater, Irish poets and art to highlight weekend's top entertainment

    BATAVIA HOUSE WALKWHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25, plus after-partyWHERE: Sites in BataviaCOST & IN ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 3:51 pm