Here’s one way to think about the Ravinia Music Box, the new, high-tech attraction that debuted this month in its own building on the festival grounds: it takes the legendary music venue back to its earliest days. In 1904, when Ravinia first opened, it was an amusement park, intended to drum up passengers for a […]
Ravinia debuts its new “experience center” with an exhibit devoted to Leonard Bernstein.
The Lyric’s faithful revival addresses immigration, discrimination, and changing neighborhoods, but it’s the women who are the stars.
This summer’s Highland Park highlights include Queen Latifah, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan, Kesha, T.I., Buddy Guy, Jennifer Hudson, and Lyle Lovett.
A revamped version of Leonard Bernstein’s operetta and a taut, intense two-hander are among this week’s best bets.
But Leonard Bernstein’s score and lead Bri Sudia soar in a revival of the 1953 musical directed by Mary Zimmerman.
A satanic hand puppet, a live version of Cheers, and a Twelfth Night in Hindi are among this season’s highlights.
Is the price of progress a loss of artistic inspiration?
The Butchershop Quartet get back together to play their version of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring to celebrate the work’s centennial
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Hershey Felder has both the acting chops and musicianship to play Leonard Bernstein
If Butler wins it all, will headline writers be able to come up with anything but the obvious?
Porchlight benefit concert features local notables.
Threepenny turns 80, Bernstein turns 90.