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After 10 years of "Nutcracker" performances, Linda Cunningham, founder and artistic director of Geneva's State Street Dance Studio, knows what audiences want. "I always stay true to the story, true to the score but splash it up with new elements, new
Scheele, who grew up in Kane County, performed with the Spotlight Youth Theater for over 10 years until graduating and studying musical theater at St...She has also directed "Alice in Wonderland" and "Narnia" for Spotlight in 2012. This endearing
In an effort to control costs and maintain its long-term viability, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra is planning to reduce its number of concert weekends next season while expanding its reach into other suburbs. To wit, ESO is kicking off the new year
One of my childhood favorites was an outing to the annual production of The Nutcracker. Back then we had to drive into Chicago with our binoculars, as we could only afford the nosebleed seats in the back of the auditorium. Times have changed for the
The music never stops in CYT Aurora's Joseph' The 100-plus cast members of Christian Youth Theater Auroras Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat can only benefit from the experience their director brings to the production.
When Batavia High School sophomore Kelsey Skomer took on the role of Belle in last fall's successful production of Beauty and the Beast, she knew it would be challenging. Now she faces another challenge taking on the demanding role of Miss Havisham
The quaintness of our downtowns remains one of the great things about living in the Tri-Cities area. But walking around downtown Geneva last weekend suddenly turned into an episode of The Andy Griffith Show...Everyone was in good spirits, partly
Its not necessary to travel to Chicago to see a top-notch performance of The Nutcracker. This weekend in the Fox Valley, four dance studios are staging their versions of the classic holiday ballet, which is based on a book called The Nutcracker and
Do-it-yourself Messiah comes to Batavia Fine Arts Centre Featuring the latest in sound engineering, the new Batavia Fine Arts Centre auditorium is acoustically tuned with sound panels that can change for music and/or the spoken voice.
Although theater manager and director Dominic Cattero is excited about the opening of Batavia High Schools first play in the new Batavia Fine Arts Centre, he says the production has not been without its challenges. It has been a joy as well as a