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Skokie Theatre changes hands 2014-02-27 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 27, 2014 , p. 31 Theaters, MadKap Productions Inc., Skokie Theater
Quirky community boosters are equal parts commerce, caring 2012-09-13 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 13, 2012 , p. 5 Hanley, Lisa, Gorilla Tango Theatre, Fundraising and fundraisers, Abbate, Dan, Skokie Theatre, Independent Merchants of Downtown Skokie, Hanley, J. Patrick, Les Turner ALS Foundation, Holtz, Scott, Miles, Randy, Theaters
Puppetry showcase targets grown-ups 2012-07-19 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2012 , p. 1B Theaters, Gorilla Tango Theatre, Pleviak, Kat, Skokie Theatre, Puppet Meltdown, Krofta, Davey
Building audiences at the Skokie Theatre 2012-05-03 None Skokie Review, Thursday, May 3, 2012 , p. 11B Theaters, Gorilla Tango Theatre, Abbate, Dan, Skokie Theatre, Williams, Kelly
Chicago-based troupe buys Skokie Theatre 2012-03-01 None Skokie Review, Thursday, March 1, 2012 , p. 5 Theaters, Tennes, Ann, Gorilla Tango Theatre, Abbate, Dan, Skokie Theater, Williams, Kelly
Ed Berger remembered for contributions to theater 2011-12-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 15, 2011 , p. 17 Levine, Marilyn, Theaters, Waxberg, Ellen, Berger, Elaine, Berger, Ed, Devonshire Playhouse, Skokie Fine Arts Commission, Berger, Mark, Skokie Award for Artistic Excellence
Skokie Theatre to go dark at end of year 2011-11-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 17, 2011 , p. 5 Theaters, First American Bank, Acri, Bob, Skokie Theater, Skokie Theater Music Foundation (formerly Cavalcade of Music Foundation), Skokie Chamber of Commerce
Acting Up acts out its love affair with theater 2011-10-06 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 6, 2011 , p. B1 Shellabarger, Jill, Theaters, Acting Up!, Devonshire Cultural Center
Skokie Theatre continues to open doors for varied uses 2011-06-23 None Skokie Review, Thursday, June 23, 2011 , p. 13 Theaters, Curtis, Al, Skokie Theater
The year in review: A theater is saved, and a new 'Voice' is heard in Skokie 2010-12-30 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 30, 2010 , p. 8 Skokie Swift, Niles Township Food Pantry, Rikki, Menora, Moshe, Skokie Voice, Skokie - City planning, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Lipin, Lisa, Skokie Theater, Menora, Yossi, Theaters, Menora, Rebecca Celia, Municipal buildings, Klein, Sara, Skokie Police Department, Niles Township School District for Special Education 807, Menora, Rachel
Sale breathes life into entertainment venue 2010-11-04 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 4, 2010 , p. 7 Theaters, First American Bank, Acri, Bob, Curtis, Al, Skokie Theater, Skokie Theater Music Foundation (formerly Cavalcade of Music Foundation)
Contract extended for management of North Shore Center 2010-08-05 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 5, 2010 , p. 5 Professional Facilities Management Inc., Tennes, Ann, Theaters, North Shore Center Authority Board, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Skokie Theatre faces serious challenge 2010-07-08 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 8, 2010 , p. 5 Theaters, Mortgages, Acri, Bob, Curtis, Al, Skokie Theater, Skokie Theater Music Foundation (formerly Cavalcade of Music Foundation)
The sweet spell of a successful magician 2008-07-31 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 31, 2008, p. B2 Theaters, Bibik, Jeff, Skokie Theater
Centre East announces 2008-2009 season 2008-07-24 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 24, 2008, p. B9 Theaters, Centre East for the Performing Arts
Wonka Works 2007-11-15 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 15, 2007, p. 5 Theaters, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Devonshire Playhouse
Miser' thumbs its nose at decorum 2007-11-01 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 1, 2007, p. B8 Theaters, Miser, The, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Community Center 2007-10-11 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 11, 2007, p. 7 Theaters, Centre East Civic Center, Golden, Howard
Making Northlight shine 2007-06-21 None Skokie Review, Thursday, June 21, 2007, p. B3 Theaters, Jones, B.J., Northlight Theater
Buildings, plans dominate 2006 2006-12-28 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 28, 2006, p. 10 Isaacs, Mike, Skokie - City planning, Internet, Illinois Science and Technology Park, Early Education Center, Crime and criminals - Homicide, Holidays and celebrations, Niles North High School, Mayer Kaplan Jewish Community Center, Jung, Jung Yon, Oliver McCracken Middle School, Museums, Elizabeth Meyer School, Crime and criminals - Sex crimes, Codell, Neil, Enriquez, Bibiana, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Security, Luna, Arturo, Public School District 68 - Statistics, Meis, Douglas R., Crime and criminals - Murder, Dahlquist, Michael J., Theaters, Traffic accidents, Middleton Elementary School, Acri, Bob, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board, Tlatenchi, Maria, Skokie Theatre, Rosen, Andrea, Freeman, Robert, Sliwinski, Jeanette, Public School District 73 1/2 - Board, Glick, John R., Tlatenchi, Pablo, Holocaust Memorial Museum
Catering to cats 2006-11-30 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 30, 2006, p. B1 Theaters, Moscow Cats Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Northlight sweeps Jeff revue category 2006-11-16 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 16, 2006, p. B1 Marvelous Party, A: The Noel Coward Celebration, Theaters, Joseph Jefferson Awards, Northlight Theater, Awards, prizes, etc.
Cultural Center shines spotlight on theater group 2006-09-28 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 28, 2006, p. 8 Pippin, Theaters, Skokie Park District, Devonshire Playhouse, Price, Debra, Devonshire Cultural Center
Skokie Theater changes into music venue 2006-02-16 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 16, 2006, p. 15 Theaters, Music, Acri, Bob, Cavalcade of Music Foundation, Skokie Theater
Skokie Theater parts find life elsewhere 2006-02-16 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 16, 2006, p. 15 Theaters, Acri, Bob, Cavalcade of Music Foundation, eBay, Skokie Theater, Internet
Chicago Jewish Theatre relocates to Skokie 2006-02-02 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 2, 2006, p. B2 Theaters, Mayer Kaplan Jewish Community Center, Chicago Jewish Theatre
Old theater site gets condo nod from planners 2003-05-29 None Skokie Review, Thursday, May 29, 2003, p. 3 Theaters, Old Orchard Theater, Skokie Plan Commission, Taxman, Seymour, GenTax Skokie LLC, Housing - Condominiums, Gendell, Scott
Theaters win later start time 2003-03-06 None Skokie Review, Thursday, March 6, 2003, p. 5 Crown Theaters, Theaters, Skokie Board of Trustees, Village Crossing Shopping Center
District 291 audits community theater 2001-07-19 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 19, 2001, p. 10 Bark Associates Ltd., Stone, Gail, Theaters, Theatre 219, Budget and expenditures, Borek, Sam, Silverman, Robert, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools), Deemar, Sharon
Northlight celebrates 25th anniversary 2000-08-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 17, 2000, p. D3 Theaters, Fundraising and fundraisers, Anniversaries and birthdays, Northlight Theater, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
The price is right 1999-02-25 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 25, 1999, p. B6 Theaters, Sears Theater Fever Showcase, League of Chicago Theaters, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Theatre 219 goes on hiatus 1999-02-25 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 25, 1999, p. 4 Theaters, Theatre 219, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools)
Just plain folks see the Northlight 1999-01-07 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 7, 1999, Sec. 2, p. 1 Veterans Access, STAR (Student Theatre Arts Resource), Organizations and societies, Friedman, Richard, Open Door Program, Northlight Kids, Northlight Theater, Bany-Winters, Lisa, Theaters, O'Neill, Jenny Laird
Theatre 219 takes loss 1998-01-29 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 29, 1998, p. 4 Theaters, Theatre 219, Budget and expenditures
Family Theatre is fun for all ages 1998-01-22 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 22, 1998, p. B9 Family Theatre, Skokie Park District, Berger, Ed, Kids Need Culture, Gabrielle, Jillann, Paradise Productions, Devonshire Cultural Center, Sabetta, Greg, Theaters, Too!
Emanon offers theater for all ages 1998-01-01 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 1, 1998, p. B2 Bany-Winters, Lisa, Plays, Theaters, Emanon School of Performing Arts, Williams, Michelle, Emanon Theater Company, Mayer Kaplan Jewish Community Center
The play is the thing 1997-07-17 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 17, 1997, Sec. 2, p. 1 Theaters, Theatre 219, Fishella, Frank, Selvaggio, Marcelle, O'Connor, Sean, Jesus Christ Superstar, DiFranco, Mary, Johnson, Robert, Plays
Theater company finds a new home in Skokie 1997-03-13 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, March 13, 1997, Sec. 2, p. 1 Performing arts, Theaters, Vandenbroucke, Russell, Friedman, Richard, Northlight Theater, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Who's that man? Usher is familiar face in local theater aisles 1997-01-16 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 16, 1997, Sec. 3, p. 1 Theaters, Employees, Gniadek, Joseph, Butch
Arts center opens at last 1997-01-02 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 2, 1997, p. 5 Performing arts, Theaters, Wisdom Bridge Theater, Northlight Theater, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Rice Foundation
Northlight makes first payment 1996-09-12 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 12, 1996, p. 4 Theaters, Northlight Theater, National Jewish Theater (NJT), North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Northlight, NJT finalize a much-anticipated merger 1996-09-12 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 12, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 1 Theaters, National Jewish Theater (NJT), Northlight Theater, Russell, Brian, Sloane, Joyce, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
National Jewish Theatre and Northlight may consolidate 1996-08-29 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 29, 1996, p. B6 Theaters, Mayer Kaplan Jewish Community Center, Northlight Theater, National Jewish Theater (NJT), North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
NJT and Northlight move closer to merger 1996-08-29 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, August 29, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 1 Theaters, Padveen, Susan, Friedman, Robert, Ginsberg, Jeff, National Jewish Theater (NJT), Northlight Theater
National Jewish Theater facing curtain closure 1996-08-22 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, August 22, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 1 Theaters, Padveen, Susan, Ginsberg, Jeff, Northlight Theater, National Jewish Theater (NJT)
Centre East incurs wrath of the wrecking ball 1996-07-11 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 11, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 1 Theaters, Oakton Community College - Buildings, Litwin, Dorothy, Centre East for the Performing Arts, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
R.I. Firm likely pick to manage arts center 1996-06-06 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, June 6, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 1 Professional Facilities Management Inc., Theaters, North Shore Center Authority Board, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Homeward Bound 1996-05-16 None Skokie Review, Thursday, May 16, 1996, p. B7 Theaters, Vandenbroucke, Russell, Friedman, Richard, Northlight Theater, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Northlight Theater newest Center tenant 1996-05-16 None Skokie Review, Thursday, May 16, 1996, p. 3 Theaters, Centre East Inc., Northlight Theater, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Curtain goes up for Northlight at new theater complex 1996-05-16 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, May 16, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 1 Theaters, Northlight Theater, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Theater, village reach no finale 1996-03-07 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, March 7, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 6 Theaters, Northlight Theater, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Northlight's fate still up in the air : Meeting set to discuss fund-raising 1996-02-29 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, February 29, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 5 Theaters, Friedman, Richard, Northlight Theater, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Plot thickens for new arts center : Northlight on way to North Shore? 1996-01-11 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 11, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 1 Performing arts, Theaters, Novello, William, Wisdom Bridge Theater, Ortmann, Jeff, Northlight Theater, Hansen, Harold, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Curtain to rise again on National Jewish Theater 1995-12-21 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 21, 1995, Sec. 3, p. 2 Theaters, Lewin, Cheryl, Mayer Kaplan Jewish Community Center, National Jewish Theater (NJT), Sloan, Joyce
Northlight may join North Shore Center 1995-12-14 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 14, 1995, p. 3 Theaters, Wisdom Bridge Theater, Centre East Authority, Business, Centre East for the Performing Arts, Northlight Theater, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Curtain closes on Upstage/Downstage 1995-07-13 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 13, 1995, p. B3 Theaters, St. Lambert Catholic School, Upstage/Downstage Children's Theater, Ohlwein, Judy, Children
Financial woes force Jewish theater's exit 1995-03-30 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, March 30, 1995, Sec. 1, p. 1 Theaters, Padveen, Susan, Mayer Kaplan Jewish Community Center, Ginsberg, Jeff, National Jewish Theater (NJT)
Theater organ not coming to Skokie 1995-02-23 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, February 23, 1995, Sec. 1, p. 3 Theaters, Chicago Area Theatre Organ Enthusiasts, Oriental Theater, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Skokie theater makes audience part of process 1995-02-02 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, February 2, 1995, Sec. 2, p. 1 Plays, Theaters, Padveen, Susan, Ginsberg, Jeff, National Jewish Theater (NJT)
Devonshire bringing in best seats in the house 1995-01-26 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 26, 1995, Sec. 1, p. 6 Theaters, Renovation and repair, Devonshire Community Center
Acting like children 1994-10-13 The Upstage/Downstage Children's Theater is in its 14th season. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, October 13, 1994, Sec. 2, p. 1 Theaters, Upstage/Downstage Children's Theater
Centre plea wins cool reaction 1994-04-21 The new North Shore Center for the Performing Arts will be built, whether or not Centre East is part of the project. Skokie Review, Thursday, April 21, 1994, p. 3 Theaters, Centre East for the Performing Arts, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Helping the show go on 1990-01-25 A new coalition, the Suburban Community Theater Association has been formed to address problems and obstacles that community theaters face. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 25, 1990, p. D6 Theaters, Organizations and societies, Suburban Community Theater Association
Camera' develops beautifully in Skokie 1989-11-09 Skokie resident Eddy Patay talks about his work with Ed Berger to establish a theater for all ethnic groups. Ed Berger is also director of Skokie's Devonshire Playhouse. Skokie Review, Thursday, November 9, 1989, p. D9 Theaters, Patay, Eddy, Berger, Ed, Devonshire Playhouse, Multiculturalism
Centre East makes first-time money plea 1989-04-13 For the first time in its nine-year history Centre East is asking more than 250 local businesses for money to help balance the theater organization's budget. Skokie Review, Thursday, April 13, 1989, p. 3 Performing arts, Theaters, Budget and expenditures, Fundraising and fundraisers, Centre East for the Performing Arts
No Title 1989-03-11 Dorothy Litwin, executive director of Centre East discusses the hard work necessary to maintain good programs at the theater. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Saturday, March 11, 1989, Sec. 1, p. 1 Theaters, Litwin, Dorothy, Centre East for the Performing Arts
Theater's lights to shine on for now 1989-01-26 Niles Township School board members voted to give Theater 219 one last chance to prove its financial viability. Theater 219 plans to stage the Broadway musical "Annie" next summer. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 26, 1989, Sec. 1, p. 1 Annie, Plays, Theaters, Theatre 219, Music, Budget and expenditures, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Board
They've got the whole world in their hands 1988-11-10 Skokie resident Eddy Patay is working with Ed Berger to establish a theater for all ethnic groups in Skokie. Berger is the director of the Devonshire Playhouse. Skokie Review, Thursday, November 10, 1988, p. D9 Theaters, Patay, Eddy, Berger, Ed, Multiculturalism
No Title 1988-10-17 District 219 Superintendent John Hinck has told the school board that he will recommend that the Theatre 219 program be discontinued next year unless the program can find additional funding to make it less dependent on ticket sales. Life - Skokie edition, Monday, October 17, 1988, Sec. 1, p. 1 Theaters, Theatre 219, Budget and expenditures, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools)
Salesman sold on theater in Skokie 1988-09-01 Devonshire Playhouse director Ed Berger loves his theater career. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 1, 1988, Sec. 1, p. 1 Theaters, Skokie Park District, Berger, Ed, Devonshire Playhouse
The Wall' to raze viewers apathy 1987-08-01 Howard Tiersky, a theater major at New York University, formed the Present Tense Theater Company, Skokie's newest community theater group. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Saturday, August 1, 1987, Sec. 1, p. 1 Theaters, Present Tense Theater Company, Tiersky, Howard
Theater lets children be creative 1987-01-31 The Upstage Downstage Theater teaches children to utilize their creative impulses and ideas. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Saturday, January 31, 1987, Sec. 1, p. 1 Theaters, Upstage/Downstage Children's Theater, Children
Village loan to improve Centre East lighting, sound 1985-09-12 Centre East's executive board will receive a $59,000 loan from the Village of Skokie to improve the lighting and sound system at the theater. Skokie Review, Thursday, September 12, 1985, p. 6 Theaters, Centre East Authority
National Theater in Skokie 1985-02-28 Urban Gateways, the Center for Arts in Education, will present the National Theater of the Deaf at Centre East on March 1. The ensemble is composed of both deaf and hearing actors who perform sketches in spoken English and sign language. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, February 28, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 8 Theaters, Disabled - Physically, Urban Gateways, Centre East for the Performing Arts, National Theater of the Deaf
Choose name for Centreast auditorium 1980-10-16 Contest for naming the Centreast auditorium was won by Eleanor Robey. The name is Center for the Performing Arts. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, October 16, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 1 Theaters, Centre East for the Performing Arts, Robey, Eleanor
Centreast looks forward to a slow start 1980-07-31 Wing of former Niles East building being converted to performing arts center. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 31, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 1 Theaters, Centre East for the Performing Arts
Centreast nearing reality: $50,000 grant from Skokie; 'A vote of confidence 1980-05-29 Village Trustees awarded Centreast $25,000 and promised another $25,000 when a lease with District 219 is finalized. The News, Thursday, May 29, 1980, p. 3 Theaters, Centre East for the Performing Arts
Centreast: A dream into reality? 1980-05-29 President of Centreast interviewed about use of Niles East building as performing arts center. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, May 29, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 1 Theaters, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Buildings, Centre East for the Performing Arts, Niles East High School
Children's theater run extended another year 1980-05-22 The Skokie Park Board decided to sponsor a children's theater group for another year. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, May 22, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 1 Theaters, Skokie Park Board
SCT seeks community-wide support 1965-10-28 Skokie Civic Theatre celebrates 16 years. The News, Thursday, October 28, 1965, p. 22 Skokie Civic Theatre, Theaters