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Just This Side of Absurd

April 29, 2016 Comments Off on Just This Side of Absurd

The House of Blue Leaves – Raven Theatre

 

In 1971 a quirky new comedy, tinged with dark overtones, opened Off Broadway to much acclaim. John Guare’s

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After the Holocaust

April 29, 2016 Comments Off on After the Holocaust

A Splintered Soul – Chicago Commercial Collective

 

In the years that followed the end of WWII and the rescue of so many Jewish men, women and children held

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The Ultimate Gift

April 28, 2016 Comments Off on The Ultimate Gift

Taste – Red Theatre Company

 

In what may be the creepiest, most repellent and nauseating story ever depicted on a stage, we also find, at its heart, an

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Teatro Vista’s ‘Butterflies’ a Passionate Historical Drama

April 28, 2016 Comments Off on Teatro Vista’s ‘Butterflies’ a Passionate Historical Drama

In the Time of the Butterflies – Teatro Vista

 

Historical drama is a notoriously tricky drama. Explain too little, and you leave the audience ignorant of the play’s

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‘Sender’ Continues Red Orchid’s World-Premiere Winning Streak

April 28, 2016 Comments Off on ‘Sender’ Continues Red Orchid’s World-Premiere Winning Streak

Sender – A Red Orchid

 

A Red Orchid Theatre is highly skilled at premieres – both of the Midwest and World variety – and it’s latest show, the

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Shattered Globe’s ‘Heat of the Night’ a Blistering Experience

April 28, 2016 Comments Off on Shattered Globe’s ‘Heat of the Night’ a Blistering Experience

In The Heat of the Night – Shattered Globe

 

“In the Heat of the Night” is one of the defining films of the Civil Rights era. Driven by a searing lead performance from

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Citizen Ruth

April 28, 2016 Comments Off on Citizen Ruth

180 Degree Rule at Babes with Blades

Ruth Alice Bennett (Amy E. Harmon) died, at the hight of her fame, in a studio fire on night in 1937. The celluloid she

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High Flying Adored

April 26, 2016 Comments Off on High Flying Adored

Evita – Marriott Theatre

 

“Any opera that begins with a funeral can’t be all bad.” That was Harold Prince’s initial response when he was

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BROADWAY IN CHICAGO ANNOUNCES ITS ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT

April 24, 2016 Comments Off on BROADWAY IN CHICAGO ANNOUNCES ITS ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT

Featuring performances by

Disney’s ALADDIN, BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, THE BODYGUARD with Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar DEBORAH COX, FINDING NEVERLAND, 2015 Tony Award®-Winning Best Musical FUN HOME and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

 

Monday, August 15 at Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park

 

 

 

 

 


FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT MB FINANCIAL PARK IN ROSEMONT

April 24, 2016 Comments Off on FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT MB FINANCIAL PARK IN ROSEMONT

 

CONCERT

MB Financial Park (5501 Park Place, Rosemont) will celebrate the summer season with the return of the “Country in the Park” and “Rockin’ in the Park” free summer concert series. MB Financial Park will host “Country in the Park” concerts Tuesday evenings from May 31 through August 30, featuring some of Nashville’s most popular emerging country music artists. “Rockin’ in the Park” concerts are scheduled to return to MB Financial Park Thursday evenings from June 2 through September 1, featuring the music of classic cover bands.

All “Country in the Park” and “Rockin’ in the Park” concerts run from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and are surrounded by food and beverage tents on the park’s great lawn. Admission to the concerts is free. Outside coolers are prohibited. Parking is available at the MB Financial Park parking garage and is free with validation from any of the park’s venues. All “Rockin’ in the Park” concerts will be followed by a musical fireworks display. Fireworks displays will also conclude select “Country in the Park” performances.

 

The 2016 “Country in the Park” lineup and band images can be found here.
The 2016 “Rockin’ in the Park” lineup and band images can be found here.