Thursday, February 21, 2013
The high school's winter play will take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-23 at Watson Auditorium.
Thursday, February 21
The Maine South High School Fine Arts Department will bring the play "The King Stag" to life this weekend at Watson Auditorium. The play takes place in the Oriental kingdom of Serendippo and the forest of Miracoli where King Deramo searches for love. The American Repertory Theater describes the play as "a fairy tale for all ages, a story of love and betrayal, intrigue and mirth, magic spells and pageantry." Tickets to the show are $6 and are available for purchase at the box office of Watson Auditorium, 1111 S. Dee Road, Park Ridge. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 22 and 23.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Park Ridge Patch’s community event calendar lists tons of stuff to do.
When/Where: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8, 5-10 p.m. on Friday and from noon until 10 p.m. on Saturday at 720 Garden St. in Park Ridge. Why Go: The cozy and picturesque near-northwest suburb of Park Ridge will celebrate its hometown charms with saucy toppings, cool tunes and more at the inaugural Park Ridge
Pizza Fest. In addition to pizza from Georgio's, Caponie's Trattoria and Beggars, and a kids' area with inflatables and crafts, Friday night's music stage headliner is legendary Brit rockers Foghat. On Saturday it's acclaimed guitarist Daryl Stuermer of Genesis/Phil Collins fame. Pricing: $5 gate donation. Check out all the things to do this weekend on Patch's free community calendar, and add your events for other readers. When and …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The movie opens at midnight tonight, and a Patch writer dishes on the action. Plus--Who's your favorite Marvel Superhero? Tell us in our poll.
You can see The Avengers when it opens at one minute after midnight tonight at the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge, AMC Showplace Niles 12 and AMC Showplace Village Crossing 18 in Skokie. I saw the movie at Liberty Theater in Libertyville in a sneak preview hosted by Acura of Libertyville. It delivers with non-stop action interspersed with comedic relief. Expect many of the one-liners to be quoted this summer. This Marvel Film directed by Joss Whedon and expected to be this summer's blockbuster, is great entertainment and not just for comic book fanatics. Take it from someone who easily tires of long action scenes. The superheroes with their unique skills and personalities and the stunning visual effects keep this movie interesting. …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Niles Patch's Film Reviewer, Cecilia Cygnar of the Niles Library, tells who she thinks will be taking home golden statuettes Sunday.
Tuxedoes picked up from the cleaners, gents? Retrieved the good jewelry from the vault, ladies? The Academy Awards takes place this Sunday, and whether you'll be on the red carpet in Hollywood, the red carpet in your friends' family room or just the red throw rug in front of your couch, it's a big night. Niles Patch Film Reviewer Cecilia Cygnar, who is AV and Film Librarian at the Niles Public Library, has spent the past several weeks reviewing Oscar contenders, including The Descendents, The Artist, A Better Life, War Horse and Hugo. Cecilia will be visiting with movie fans Sunday at the Niles Library's Oscar Party, which currently is filled and has a waiting list. Earlier: Last year's glam Oscar Party in Niles Who is she picking to bring…
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Five Emerson Middle School orchestras and the Maine South High School Chamber Orchestra played; listen to the video.
Parents filled Emerson Middle School's gym Wednesday to hear students play a variety of music, from jazz to classical to variations on a lullaby and even themes from Harry Potter. Students from Beginning Orchestra, String Ensemble, Concert Orchestra II, Concert Orchestra 1 and Chamber Orchestra all played in the concert, designed to show off their progress. Earlier: Hear the Gemini Junior High Jazz Band Dallas Klytta conducted four of the orchestras, and Erica Charous conducted Concert Orchestra II. Maine South High Schools Chamber Orchestra also performed, with Sarah Miller conducting. Click on the video to hear snippets of Concert Orchestra I playing "Little Mermaid" by Ashman/Menken, arranged by Moore; Chamber Orchestra playing …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Local students learn improvisation skills at Morton Grove Public Library.
Young comedic hopefuls flock to Chicago for improvisation training at places such as The Second City, i.O Chicago Theater and Piven Theatre Workshop. For Morton Grove teens, the same theater games can begin when they join the Teen Improv Club at the Morton Grove Public Library. Jill Wehrheim, youth services librarian and club moderator, credits Teen Library Councilmembers with the idea for starting a Teen Improv Club. The Improv Club held its first meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Baxter Room. The first game Wehrheim introduced was “Only Questions.” Parkview 7th grader Jason Chung reached into a bag labeled locations and selected a haunted house as the location for the first scene. Several players walked onstage and began asking …
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Tips to avoid becoming a starving artist
When parents hear that their children want to study art in college, many of them cringe. The term “starving artist” quickly comes to mind and they hastily try to steer them to other college majors they feel might offer their children better opportunities to make more money. However, with proper career and academic counseling, an art student may be able to attain an economically rewarding profession within the art field. Here are a few tips for students who are considering a career in the art. Don’t study graphic design or photography The vast majority of colleges still use the old terminology of "Graphic Design" or "Photography" for their degrees, so when you attain one with a more modern name, it makes it seem like you have more modern …