Christmas Day has lost many entertainers and celebrities that have passed away. Here are the top 10 that made headlines with their passing. Musicians, TV and movie stars, sports legend and a young pageant girl made the media's list of notables. Two of these entertainers made holiday...
The highlight of the fall theater season will feature the Penguin Project's newest production, "Hairspray Jr.". The Penguin Project, established in 2004, provides young artists with developmental disabilities including down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and other neurological disorders to take the stage joined by...

Dancing Queen

In 2006, I was honored to produce the first Heartland International Music Tattoo in DeKalb County at Northern Illinois University. The show included 22 different dance ensembles, brass bands, bagpipe bands and other pageantry units. Featuring over 300 entertainers, this two-hour show was patterned after the world famous Edinburgh...
Stage Coach Players invites you to spend a portion of your holiday when they present the spoof, "A Christmas Chaos," by Michael Wehrli. Chaos is the name of the game in this take on "A Christmas Carol" when a travelling theatre troupe doesn't arrive to perform its rousing version...
The Second City has been laughing at love and its infinite scroll of side effects for decades. In the world-famous comedy company’s latest laughter-inducing undertaking, IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME, THE SECOND CITY takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships. Your friends, your parents,...
BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival The 28th Annual BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival rings in the 2019 holiday season with two days of free, family-friendly activities in Chicago. The celebration culminates in an evening tree-lighting...
A look at what's coming up next in the Northern Illinois University College of Visual and Performing Arts. For the full season of events visit their online calendar. College of Music Nov. 13 - Choral and Opera Series - Opera Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 - Jazz Series presented by DeKalb Sycamore Cadillac - NIU Jazz Ensemble, 8...
DeKalb County United will battle the NIU Men's Soccer Team today at 7 p.m. at the NIU Soccer Stadium in the battle for DeKalb County supremacy! This will be the final pre-season game for DeKalb County United and the final game of the spring season for NIU. The largest crowd ever...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rick Nielsen appeared at the grand opening of a new Hard Rock Casino information center in downtown Rockford on Thursday afternoon. Cheap Trick guitarist Nielsen, along with his wife Karen, are partners with Hard Rock International, which hopes to open...
On Saturday October 26th at 6:00pm  area performance group Wooden Box Theater will present an event that will display local theatrical performers, guest appearances, area small business vendors, and live music with their production of "Hypnotizame : Beatles Night at the Ellwood House," the group's 9th annual...
Back by popular demand! Lightwire Theater’s "A Very Electric Christmas" is coming back to the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb, IL on Friday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. Follow the story of a young bird named Max and his family, as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max...
Northern Illinois University Theater and Dance majors open theater in nearby St. Chares. If you’re ever wondering what happened to the 2019 MFA Acting class at Northern Illinois University, you can find many of them, and a host of other School of Theatre and Dance alumni in...