Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Serena Harnack, a Glen Ellyn resident and freshman at St. Francis High School in Wheaton is a young violinist who is already known in the area for her talent.
Glen Ellyn resident Serena Harnack is a freshman at St. Francis High School. At age 14, the violinist is already known in the area for her triumphs in one competition after another. In a recent feature in in the Daily Herald, Harnack talked about her experience, the work she puts into perfecting her talent and her aspirations for the future. According to the Herald, Harnack this year won Northern Illinois University's CSA Sinfonia Concerto Competition, the Young Artists Auditions for the DuPage Symphony Orchestra, took fourth in the Robert Stanger Young Artist Auditions for Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra and received honorable mention in the final round of the West Suburban Symphony's Solo Competition. She told the Herald, "I'm really …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Movies playing this weekend include "Admission" at Studio Movie Grill and "The Croods" at the Glen Art Theatre. Use the Moviefone tool to check times in your area.
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Friday, March 22, 2013
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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Students in the Hadley Junior High theatre arts program will perform "Honk!", a musical adaptation of "The Ugly Duckling" this weekend.
More than 100 Hadley Junior High School Students are about to open the curtains on Honk!, a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling—a story about tolerance and appeals to all ages. The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade performers have been at work on the play since December, according to a news release from the Hadley theatre arts program. An army of volunteers including set designers, production teams and backstage hands helped in the effort. The play features musical numbers and a "poignant" story, all backed by a profession-grade sound, lighting and staging system. “The production has come together beautifully,” Kim Sirvatka, co-musical director of the production and professional vocal coach said in a …
Monday, March 11, 2013
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Eleven months after winning American Idol's eleventh season, Phillip Phillips is coming to perform in Lisle and we want you to be there too! At 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Phillips will perform at Benedictine University's BenBash. Concert doors open at 6:30 p.m. at Rice Center Arena for a pre-party hosted by KISS-FM, followed by an opening act (to be announced) kicking off the music and then Phillips headlining the show. General admission tickets are $30 and can be purchased on Benedictine's website, but we want to send you to the show for free. All you have to do is sign up for our free daily newsletter. The deadline to enter is noon Friday, March 29, when we'll draw a name and contact the lucky winner by email. Good luck to all of our …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Emmy-award winning actor and Glen Ellyn native Sean Hayes will be the guest star on NBC series "Smash" Tuesday night.
Emmy-award winning actor and Glen Ellyn native Sean Hayes will guest star in the NBC series, Smash, Tuesday night. Smash is a musical comedy about the Broadway theater scene and a team of producers, directors and actors tackling show business obstacles to make their musical "Bombshell" a "smash." Hayes, 43, grew up in Glen Ellyn and attended Glenbard West High School. He co-starred with Smash star Debra Messing in NBC's Will & Grace from 1998 to 2006 as Jack McFarland. He won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2000 and was nominated for the award from 2001 to 2006. According to IMDB, Hayes is set to play Terrance Falls in three Smash episodes. Smash airs at 9 p.m. Tuesday on NBC. Let Patch save you time. Get …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Village Theatre Guild is hosting auditions for it's upcoming play "Next Fall" on March 24 and 25.
Local thespians ready to take to the stage, here is your chance to prepare for auditions being held in late March. The Village Theatre Guild is holding open auditions on March 24 and 25 for Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts. The play will run from May 24 through June 15 at the Village Theatre Guild in Glen Ellyn. The theater is casting for six parts. The parts are as follows: Adam (early to mid 40s), Luke (mid to late 20s), Holly (mid 30s), Brandon (early to mid 30s), Arlene (early 50s) and Butch (mid 50s). Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and will be held at 7 p.m. March 24 and 25, according to the theater. Prepared monologues will be heard, but are not required. The play is described as: “A witty and provocative look…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The program was postponed due to the bad weather Jan.27. The program will now be held on Feb. 3.
If you planned to attend the “Letters of the Civil War” performance at the Glen Ellyn Historical Society on Jan. 27, but the weather or other things kept you from attending, you have another chance to see the program. The Glen Ellyn Historical Society cancelled the program and rescheduled it due to the inclement weather. The event is now set for Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. "Letters of the Civil War," is a 60-minute performance with period attired Civil War actors dramatically interpreting more than 30 original letters from the war. The performance also include a music accompaniment, period photographs and historical reenactment video footage. "The men, women and children of the Blue and Gray are given voice from their words written during the war," …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Patch is partnering with Disney On Ice to give away five family four-packs to Disney On Ice at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.
Patch is partnering with Disney On Ice to give away five family four-packs to see Disney On Ice in January. The show plays Allstate Arena Jan. 23-27 and United Center Jan. 30 through Feb. 10. The winner can pick any show Monday-Friday from Jan. 23-Feb. 1. You can enter to win through Jan. 22. Disney On Ice offers a chance to rock out with magical idols in a musical showcase. Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After! features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom. Five winners will be chosen from the 28 participating Patch cities/neighborhoods in the Chicago area. Enter to win by registering for the free Patch e-newsletter using the form at the top of this page. If you are already signed up for our newsletter, first, thank …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook and more great films were nominated for Best Picture. See all of the nominations and find out where and when they'll be in nearby theaters.
Nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards were announced Jan. 10, and we've got the list here. Lincoln led with 12 nominations. If you want to see the Best Picture nominations before the Oscars air, see below for local theater promotions and Redbox locations so you can find the films conveniently. The Oscars are at 6 p.m. (CT) Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC. So you've got plenty of time to catch up and see the greatest films of the year before the Academy decides who gets the golden statues. Go to Oscar.com for a full list of nominees. Enter your ZIP into the Moviefone widget above or search by movie title to find the latest local showing times. Check back to this page for updates about any promotions local theaters are doing before the …