Arts & Entertainment
“Corteo” is a Cirque du Soleil production that has toured to 64 cities and 19 countries. Tickets are on sale for six performances occurring from April 5 to 8 at the BMO Harris Bank Center, in Rockford. (Photo provided by "Corteo")

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Corteo’ Swings into Rockford


Acrobats, musicians, singers and actors showcase their talent in “Corteo,” a family-friendly production that attempts to evoke awe, excitement and sometimes even tears from the audience.

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TownSquare Players, in Woodstock, staged the hit Broadway musical “Mary Poppins” in 2016. For 50 years, this community theater group has shared hit musicals and dramas.

TownSquare Players: 50 Years of Live Theater in Woodstock

For half a century, volunteers dedicated to quality community theater have helped to make this McHenry County staple a vaunted local tradition.

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The talented comedians of The Second City bring their sketch comedy and improv revue to DeKalb’s Egyptian Theatre on Feb. 24.

Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.

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Betsy Baker, Lance Retallick and Erin Philpott perform in Artists’ Ensemble’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Dec. 15-17 at Rockford University’s Cheek Theater, in Rockford.

4 Holiday-Inspired Shows to Enjoy This Season

For loved ones who prefer “experiences” over “gifts,” why not consider gifting them tickets to a holiday-themed show? Here are some of the best plays, musicals and concerts happening in our area this holiday season.

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Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.

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Arts & Entertainment NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – November 29, 2017

  Enjoy Lots of Fun History Events this Winter Right in Our Region: The gift of learning is offered year-round at Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, and the winter…
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Smart Living Weekly – November 22, 2017

  Klehm Celebrates the Sweetest of Seasons Right in Our Region: Sweet sounds and sweet treats are equally essential to a joyous holiday season. So, too, are winter wonderland walks…
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Smart Living Weekly – November 15, 2017

  Cast of ‘The Nutcracker’ Prepares to Delight Right in Our Region: For many people, the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without seeing “The Nutcracker” ballet, which brings to life…
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