Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The show is put on by the Illinois Youth Dance Theatre and the Center for Ballroom Dance.
The Illinois Youth Dance Theatre presents “The Little Mermaid” at the Lake Zurich Performing Arts Center May 10-11. The theatre is working in partnership with the Center for Ballroom Dance to put on the full-length ballet show. The May 10 performance takes place at 7 p.m., while the May 11 shows are scheduled for 1 and 5 p.m. Tickets are between $15-$25 and can be purchased online, and at the Illinois Youth Dance Theatre’s box office phone, (847) 902-9757.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Alex Levy of Stevenson High School is a finalist in the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards.
A Stevenson High School student is among 24 finalists in the 2013 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards, the Daily Herald reports. Alex Levy of Buffalo Grove will audition today at Broadway Playhouse in Chicago. One actor and one actress will then be selected to had to the national finals in New York this summer, the newspaper reports. The Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards (IHSMTA) began in 2012 to recognize outstanding student achievement in musical theater.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Second annual piano conference scheduled for June 27-30 draws young pianists from throughout the country.
The Raue Center for the Arts has announced Richard Marx will headline the 2nd Annual National Piano Conference in June. The conference runs from June 27 - 30, at the Raue Center, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Marx will perform at 8 p.m. on June 29, according to Alexandra McMillin, marketing and development manager for the Raue. A songwriter, producer and performer, Marx has sold more than 30 million albums, scored 14 chart-topping singles and earned a Grammy for song of the year, McMillin said in a release. The Chicago native's chart-topping hits include “Hold on to the Nights,” “Don’t Mean Nothing,” “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” Marx achieved a seven-year string of triumphs that rivaled any in pop-rock music history. To this …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
See who's performing this summer at the North Shore's biggest music festival. Tickets go on sale at 5 a.m. April 25.
Tickets will go on sale this Thursday for all shows at Ravinia in Highland Park this summer. From classical to pop to '90s rock, this season is overflowing with the acts you expected to see again at Ravinia and ones you never saw coming. Below is a list of the bands playing at Ravinia Festival during the 2013 season. Tickets will be available for purchase on April 25 on the Ravinia Festival website. June Thursday, June 6, 7:30 p.m.—Bennett Gordon Hall $10 BGH Series Ruth Page Festival of Dance Concert Dance, Inc. Tickets: $10/No Lawn Sales/Park opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 7:30 p.m.—Pavilion Judy Collins and Don McLean Tickets: $55-$45/Lawn $22**/Park opens at 5 p.m. Friday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.—Bennett Gordon Hall $10 BGH …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Get tickets online for Lake Zurich High School Drama presentation of hit musical.
Tuesday, April 23
Lake Zurich High School Fine Arts presents "The Drowsy Chaperone." Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including "Best Musical", "The Drowsy Chaperone" promises to delight audiences with its glamorous spectacle and audacious wit. The show begins when a die-hard musical enthusiast presents his favorite production, a 1920's musical called "The Drowsy Chaperone." The album bursts to life onstage and we are introduced to a pampered Broadway star, about to give up the limelight for her fiancée. Her producer, desperate to keep her onstage, sets out to sabotage the wedding and hilarity ensues! Caught in the cross-fire is a colorful cast of characters including a "drowsy" chaperone, a groom on skates, a Spanish prima donna, a bumbling old woman, her un-…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Singer from "Peter, Paul & Mary" cancels Saturday evening show due to illness.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Lake Zurich Middle School South holds annual Fine and Applied Arts Day.
Thursday, April 18
Lake Zurich Middle School South will be presenting their annual Fine and Applied Arts Day on Friday, April 19. Featured performers this year are the critically acclaimed Chicago Tap Theatre’s production of Liaison with special guest tap companies from France and Spain, and Chicagoland’s award-winning Bluegrass band, Henhouse Prowlers. Students will attend shows from each ensemble throughout the day. Shows are not open to the public. The goal of the Fine & Applied Arts Day is to give students at Lake Zurich Middle School South an opportunity to see and learn about different careers in the Arts. The day provides students with a variety of real world exposures with student/artist interaction. More information about Chicago Tap Theatre can be …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Tickets are still available for Sunday show featuring Haque, former guitarist for Sting.
Fareed Haque, regarded as one of the finest guitar virtuosos, will perform at the Listening Room on Sunday at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park/ Dole Mansion. Haque, who played with Sting, will perform with guest flutist Zachary Weiss from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Listening Room, located in the lower level of the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Rd., Crystal Lake. The concert, held in the Listening Room's intimate setting, showcases "Music from Brazil and Beyond." It is part of the 2nd Sunday Series at 'the Listening Room.' Haque also is scheduled to appear on May 12 - Mother's Day - for a concert of "Lullabies and Love" songs with vocalists Orna Oriana and Jill Sanderson. He will return on June 9, to perform "Math Games." …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
“That’s the first time you’ll ever hear it, a harmonica talking to his master,” legendary blues radio man Sonny Payne, after listening to Kevin Purcell, of the Nightburners.
Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners have been playing at clubs and venues in the northwest suburbs for more than two decades, but a recent trip to Memphis to compete in the International Blues Challenge has catapulted the Wauconda band to a new level. “Memphis was a turning point of huge proportions,” said Kevin, a blues harp player. “One of the things I was proud of is there was a whirlwind everywhere we were going. People were coming up to us on the streets and asking ‘Are you the Nightburners? We heard about you.’ “ Kevin recalled. The Nightburners, sponsored by the Windy City Blues Society, made it to the final top nine bands of 226 bands chosen from around the world to compete on Beale Street, Jan 29-Feb. 2. Success in Memphis led to …
Scary Movie V, 42, Disconnect and To the Wonder all will hit box offices this weekend.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out one of the new films hitting the box office on April 12. Read the movie storylines below, and click on each movie title to view the trailer. 42 (PG-13) Jackie Robinson's story is told in this iopic from writer/director Brian Helgeland. Robinson paved a new road for minorities by being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball since the racial barrier was put in place in the late 1800s. Chadwick Boseman stars as Robinson, with Harrison Ford heading up the rest of the cast as MLB executive Branch Rickey. Disconnect (R) A hard-working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can't find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous …