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‘Rent’ embodies societal issues at State Farm Center

Sammy Ferber, playing Mark Cohen in
October 12, 2017

Twenty years after revolutionizing Broadway, Jonathan Larson’s "Rent" visited the State Farm Center. The musical filled the stage with passion as members of the show shared the story of impoverished...

Budget impasse hits Parkland College

March 9, 2016

The state budget impasse is proving increasingly troublesome for the Parkland College faculty, staff and student body, and the college's theater department may be experiencing the negative effects first.With...

Box Office Report: “John Wick”

Box Office Report: “John Wick”
October 30, 2014

My thought process walking out (or escaping) the theater was to label “John Wick” as either bad or really bad depending on how pissed off traffic made me on the ride home. And I will say that I hit...

The Art Theater Co-op hosts inaugural Dance Film Festival

September 17, 2014

A theater has a wide variety of purposes. From movies to gatherings, certain theaters specialize in showing different types of art, and for The Art Theater Co-op, a combination of dance and film took place...

Circa’s stocking overflows in new show

From left, Mackenna Janz, Cole Bizarri and Joseph J. Baez perform in
November 19, 2009

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is offering a huge buffet, overflowing with delicious favorites just in time for the holidays. And there’s food, too. Circa’s holiday revue, “Holly Jolly Christmas,”...

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