Saturday October 20 1:10 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Non-Equity & Community Theater Reviews

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast by Nancy Konopasek

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is being presented by the Marian Theatre Guild at St. John Church in Whiting, Indiana. The production, directed by David Long, appeals to audiences young and not-so-young. The show engaged audience members ranging in age from 2 to 92.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: M&M Productions, Ross Summer Music Theatre by Nancy Konopasek

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The Biblical story of Joseph, his father, Jacob, and 11 brothers comes to life in the fabulous Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at M&M Productions, Ross Summer Music Theatre at Reinhart Auditorium in Merrillville High School.

Chicago Street Theatre's "Wash, Dry, Fold" is a Must-See

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**** Recommended **** You don’t want to miss Chicago Street Theatre’s world premiere production of “Wash, Dry, Fold”. What makes family? “Wash, Dry, Fold”, a poignant little play with an unexpected twist, has a lot to say about family and the ties that bind. Don’t miss this, I give it 4 Spotlights.

Larger-than-life Characters in "Orson's Shadow"

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Chicago Street Theatre has a reputation for choosing interesting and unusual plays. Their newest production, “Orson’s Challenge”, a play I’d never seen, intrigued me. Since it’s about Orson Welles and Lawrence Olivier, it could have been fascinating. Watching larger-than-life characters trading insults can be so much fun! Instead of fun, the audience got performances that were so understated they were almost boring. I give “Orson’s Challenge” 2 ½ Spotlights.

La'arc en Ciel's "Sylvia" by Nancy Konopasek

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The L’arc en Ciel (LCTG) Theatre Group, now in its 50th year, has unleashed the heartwarming comedy, Sylvia.
Sylvia is about how man’s best friend can become a woman’s worst enemy.