Theater Light

Welcome to Spotlight on Lake!   Whenever possible, I'm posting news and information as soon as I get it.  As you're making your entertainment plans, use our handy lists of theater/entertainment choices.  Read a review of the play or musical you're planning to see.  If there's something else you'd like to see, let me know and I'll see if I can get it/add it. 

Spotlight on Lake continues to be your guide to what's happening along the Southern Shore of Lake Michigan.  

  • Arts, Dance, Music Spotlight - News from the arts, dance & music communities.  Exhibits & gallery openings; dance company news & performances; opera news & performances; chamber & symphonic orchestral news & performances
  • Entertainment Spotlight - Looking for something to do this week?  Dining, shopping, comedy, magic, concerts  ...  you'll find it here!
  • Event Spotlight - Date specific posts & events.  Events are posted in chronological order, starting with the five here on the home page.  Click on either the Event header or the word More to find upcoming events.  
  • Please Note:  The date(s) and time(s) listed above each article are always in Central time, even though some events (outside northwest Indiana) might be scheduled in Eastern time.  
  • Family & School Spotlight - Upcoming family-friendly movies and live performances.  News about kids camps, school registrations, Boys & Girls Clubs activities, etc.
  • Interviews, Non-Theater Reviews, Stories, Whatever - Original stuff we've written that doesn't fit anywhere else. | Reviews of specials - dance, circus , ice shows, concerts, exhibits and so on by Carol Moore, Rebecca Smith, Julia Rack and others.   
  • News Spotlight - Lots of local & statewide news.  
  • Sports News - News and scores from the Chicago Fire, Gary SouthShore RailCats and Schaumberg Boomers.  News about upcoming sports happenings | Team sports - baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and more.  Individual sports - tennis, golf, running, hunting, fishing, boating, and more.
  • Spotlight on Reviews now includes 
  • Reviews by Carol Moore - Professional (Equity & Non-Equity) Theater productions throughout Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana reviewed by Carol Moore
  • Opera and Dance Reviews - Professional Opera and Dance reviewed by Carol Moore, Jeffrey Leibham, Crista Zivanovic and others. 
  • Other Professional Theater Reviews - Professional (Equity & Non-Equity) Theater productions throughout Chicagoland reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham, Al Bresloff, Rebecca Smith, Bob Rubin and others
  • Community Theater Reviews 
  • Theater Spotlight - All the latest theater news.
  • Theater This Week - What's on stage?  A comprehensive listing of live theater, dance, and opera this week (listed by closing date) in Indiana, Illinois and Elsewhere.  Just added - a link to the London (England) Theatre Guide.   Click on the header for a list of future productions.  
  • Entertainment This Week -  What's going on this week?  Make plans for your free time - comedy, concerts, dance, festivals, film, improv, magic and more (such as Disney on Ice, Monster Jam, Jurassic World Live) playing this week in Indiana, Illinois and elsewhere. .  Click on the header for a list of future productions  
  • Theater Openings This Week -  Dates & times of press openings at theaters in and around Chicago.  
  • What's Happening Online  -  Online arts & education - Children's Programming, Concerts, Entertainment (anything from movies to magic), Opera (highlights or past performances), Art, Lectures, Readings, Classes and Webinars.  Click on the header for a list of future events online.
  • Search - Looking for something?  Use a key word (like Fire) to search the site.  If you use a two-word phrase, add parentheses "Chicago Fire" to find your specific topic.  

If you'd like to become a registered user at Spotlight on Lake, send an email to, and I'll set up an account for you. Once you become a registered user on Spotlight on Lake, you'll be able to post your own news.

If you don't want to post your own news, you can always send a Press Release to and I'll post your information.  Carol Moore