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Sunday, November 2, 2014

FIVE YOUNG NEWCOMERS MAKE THEIR GOODMAN DEBUT IN A CHRISTMAS CAROL: WILLIAM A. BURKE, NATHANIEL BUESCHER, PHILLIP CUSIC, SKYE SPARKS AND AVA MORSE by Michael Roberts

Goodman Theatre is decking its halls as A Christmas Carol begins rehearsals for the 37th annual production that “manages to grow brighter and more affecting with every season” (Chicago …

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SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! With MICHAEL ROBERTS Episode 2 Stage and Televison Legend HAL LINDEN by Michael Roberts

Stage and television legend Tony and Emmy Award winning actor HAL LINDEN discusses his amazing career which has spanned more than 60 years.  Michael Criste is our episode co-host.  For mor…

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SHOWBIZ CHICAGO BOOK CLUB: CHICAGO PORTRAITS by the Chicago Tribune by Michael Roberts

If you are looking for the perfect gift for the upcoming holiday season or just want some great hometown history, CHICAGO PORTRAITS  by the Chicago Tribune is the perfect choice.  It is on…

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Upcoming Events at The Acorn Theater Include Tom Chapin & Tonic Sol-fa by Michael Roberts

November 4th: Open Mic 8PM No Cover, Full Bar The Acorn Theater is open on Tuesday nights for a night of music, comedy poetry-and anything else the community wants to showcase. PERFORMERS: T…

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URBANTHEATER COMPANY PRESENTS MIDWEST PREMIERE OF CARMEN RIVERA’S JULIA DE BURGOS: CHILD OF WATER by Michael Roberts

UrbanTheater Company (UTC) is kicks off Season 9 next week with the Midwest Premiere of Puerto Rican playwright, Carmen Rivera’s, Julia De Burgos: Child of Water,directed by Juan Castañed…

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Griffin Theatre Company Critically Acclaimed TITANIC Continues Through December 7, 2014 at Theater Wit by Michael Roberts

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2014-15 season with a new, intimate version of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine,…

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Shattered Globe Theatre Presents Tennessee Williams’ THE ROSE TATTOO Directed by Greg Vinkler January 15 – February 28, 2015 by Michael Roberts

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to continue its 24th season with Tennessee Williams’ Tony Award-winning comedy/drama THE ROSE TATTOO directed by Greg Vinkler, playing January 15…

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Loop Players at Harold Washington College Presents “A View from the Bridge” by Arthur Miller, directed by Kathryn Nash by Michael Roberts

Loop Players, the acclaimed 25-year-old theatre company at Harold Washington College, will perform the classic play “A View from the Bridge,” by Arthur Miller.  Brought to life by a cas…

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CAST SET FOR 11th ANNUAL NEW STAGES FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 29 – NOVEMBER 16 by Michael Roberts

Casting is complete for the three developmental productions featured in 2014 New Stages, a free annual festival of new American plays that also includes three staged readings. Approximately …

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SEASON OF CONCERN TO HOST 7TH ANNUAL LARRY SLOAN AWARDS FEATURING RONDI REED AND JOHN MAHONEY by Michael Roberts

Season of Concern, the Chicagoland theatre community’s fundraising effort providing compassionate care to those in our community living with the effects of catastrophic illness or health e…

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Showbiz NoFlo Social Scene: Live at the Ocala Symphony and Silver Springs Film Festival’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” by Michael Roberts

The classic silent film is underscored by the amazing Ocala Symphony Orchestra at the historic Marion Theatre.Read more →

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, “LIBERACE!” RETURNS TO THE MILWAUKEE REP, NOVEMBER 7, 2014 – JANUARY 11, 2015 by Michael Roberts

Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Stackner Cabaret once again welcomes the glittering costumes and chandeliers of Liberace!. Brilliant local musician and performer Jack Forbes Wilson will repr…

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THE ALL CHOCOLATE KITCHEN HOSTS 1st ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION TO BENEFIT “SAVING TINY HEARTS SOCIETY” SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 by Michael Roberts

The All Chocolate Kitchen, 33 S. Third Street in Geneva will host the 1stAnnual Gingerbread House Competition to benefit the Saving tiny Hearts Society onSaturday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. Al…

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DRINK IN THE VIEW AT FAIRMONT CHICAGO, MILLENNIUM PARK by Michael Roberts

Enjoy spectacular views in the Grand Suites on the 37th floor of the hotel for your next holiday party or corporate event  Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 North Columbus Drive, invit…

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Concern Worldwide Presents 2014 Thanks for Giving Gala Nov. 15 At the Wit Hotel Hosted by HGTV’s Kevin Grace Honoring Ethan Austin, Founder & Pr by Michael Roberts

Concern Worldwide, a non-governmental, international humanitarian organization committed to the relief, assistance and advancement of the most vulnerable people in the underdeveloped countri…

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LAMPKIN MAGIC PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS THE NY DEBUT OF SINGER CARLO CHAPELLE IN “SHADES OF BLUE” ONE NIGHT ONLY! NOV. 10TH @ DON’T TELL MAMA by Michael Roberts

LAMPKINMAGIC PRODUCTIONS is proud to announce the NY debut of Chicago based singer, Carlo Chapelle IN ” SHADE OF BLUE” Don’t Tell Mama Monday November, 10th, 2014 @ 7:00…

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Broadway In Chicago Announces BOOK OF MORMON Tickets Available To Public Sunday, November 16 by Michael Roberts

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking 43 week run in 2012-2013, returns to Chicago for a limited engagement February 24through May 17, 2015 at Broadway I…

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SHOWBIZ NATION WITH MICHAEL ROBERTS Episode 1: Guests: JOSH YOUNG, JENNIFER ASHLEY TEPPER AND PETER STORY by Michael Roberts

10/13/2014 JOSH YOUNG, JENNIFER ASHLEY TEPPER AND PETER STORY Showbiz Nation – A weekly look behind the curtain as we discuss national performing arts news and feature in depth intervi…

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AUDIENCES AND CRITICS ARE SWEPT AWAY BY THE PRE-BROADWAY WORLD PREMIERE ENGAGEMENT OF ‘AMAZING GRACE’ by Michael Roberts

 In Chicago is thrilled that the Pre-Broadway World Premiere engagement of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arth…

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Broadway & Cabaret Star KAREN MASON Performs November 1st at The Acorn Theatre by Michael Roberts

Karen Mason has starred on Broadway, Off-Broadway, television, and recording: and “has few peers when it comes to ripping the roof off with her amazing voice that knows no bounds!̶…

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

ARTIST JACQUELYN SCHINDEHETTE TO EXHIBIT AT OCALA CIVIC THEATRE November 6-30, 2014 by Michael Roberts

There will be an exhibit of the paintings of artist Jacquelyn Schindehette at Ocala Civic Theatre during the month of November. A gifted master of traditional oil painting, Schindehette spec…

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The Gift Box & The Frugal Wine Snob present HOLIDAY SHOPPING DAYS November 20-22, 2014 by Michael Roberts

Beat the Black Friday crowds and join us for a three-day holiday shopping event at Ocala Civic Theatre from November 20-22! The event is hosted by The Gift Box and The Frugal Wine Snob. The …

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THE 2013 TONY AWARD®-WINNING BROADWAY MUSICAL ‘CINDERELLA': TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 by Michael Roberts

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that individual tickets for RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pac…

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ocala Civic Theatre’s EIGHTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY: DECEMBER 4-7, 2014 by Michael Roberts

Join us for Ocala Civic Theatre’s eighth annual holiday trip to New York City from December 4-7, 2014! This popular trip is a three-night, four-day excursion to one of the most exciting ci…

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ocala Civic Theatre’s DIXIE SWIM CLUB Runs November 6 -30th by Michael Roberts

The comedy The Dixie Swim Club is live on stage November 6-30 at Ocala Civic Theatre! Five Southern women, friends since their college swim team, reunite every summer at a beach cottage on N…

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Ocala Civic Theatre Announces HALLOWEEN COSTUME RENTALS AVAILABLE! by Michael Roberts

Do you have your Halloween costume yet? Tired of dressing up as the same old ghost or witch every year? Ocala Civic Theatre offers lots of great choices in the Costume Shop! We have thousand…

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DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR LOCAL SINGER/ACTOR ON OCTOBER 9-10, 2014 by Michael Roberts

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is seeking an Orlando-based singer between the ages of 9—14 to perform in Broadway & Beyond at the Walt Disney Theater on November 15. T…

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DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED BROADWAY & BEYOND AT THE WALT DISNEY THEATER EVENT ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2 by Michael Roberts

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announced today that tickets are on sale for Broadway & Beyond at the Walt Disney Theater, a one-night-only variety show featuring luminar…

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DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCES GRAND PREMIERE SCHEDULE OF FREE AND TICKETED EVENTS NOVEMBER 2 – NOVEMBER 22, 2014 by Michael Roberts

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces the Grand Premiere schedule of free and ticketed events in celebration of the highly anticipated grand opening of the performing art…

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

SMOKEFALL by Noah Haidle is Reigniting The Stage by Michael Roberts

Review by S.L. Crawley Highly Recommended The beautiful, chimerical “Smokefall’ from Noah Haidle take it’s time revealing three generations of a ‘normal’ Midwestern family. “Smok…

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Podcast with Ocala Civic Theatre’s Executive Director MARY BRITT by Michael Roberts

Podcast with Ocala Civic Theatre Executive Director MARY BRITT MARY BRITT discusses her tenure as Executive Director of the Ocala Civic Theatre, including the organization’s 65 year hi…

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