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2016 – 2017

Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company’s ‘Moby Dick’ at Arena Stage 
MD Theatre Guide – Sunday, November 27, 2016 

A brilliant Moby Dick from Lookingglass Theatre, now at Arena Stage 
DC Theatre Scene – Saturday, November 26, 2016

‘Moby Dick’: A Co-Production with the Alliance Theatre and Southcoast Repertory at Arena Stage 
DC Metro Theater Arts – Saturday, November 26, 2016

High Flying Rendition of ‘ Moby Dick’ at Arena Stage
NBC Washington – Friday, November 18, 2016

Full Company to Set Sail in Lookingglass Theatre Company’s MOBY DICK at Arena Stage
Broadway World – Thursday, November 17, 2016

Christopher Donahue Takes to the Seas and the Stage in Arena Stage’s MOBY DICK
Broadway World – Thursday, November 17, 2016

Director David Catlin on staging Moby Dick high in the air
DC Theatre Scene – Thursday, November 17, 2016

15 things to do in the D.C. area
The Washington Post – Thursday, November 17, 2016

Things to Do in DC This Weekend: Pig Roasts, Harry Potter Trivia, and Moby Dick Onstage
Washingtonian – Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ahoy There! Actors Overhead!
Washington Post – Thursday, November 17, 2016

Arena Stage’s “Moby Dick”
WJLA – Wednesday, November 16, 2016

10 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Nov. 14-18 
The Washington Post – Monday, November 14, 2016

Theatrical ‘Magic’ in the Air at 2 Distinctive Chicago Shows 
Chicago Tonight – Thursday, November 10, 2016

Three Actresses Tempt Fate in Moby Dick 
Woman Around Town – Monday, November 7, 2016

Arts Groups Band Together to Advance Diversity and Inclusiveness 
Evanston Round Table – Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Hotlist: 13 things to see, eat, drink, and do in November 
Washington Post – Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Goodman Theatre’s The Magic Play is a genre hybrid that enchants 
ChicagoReader – October 2016

Brett Schneider Brings Illusion to the Stage in The Magic Play at the Goodman 
BroadwayWorld – Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Moby Dick’ at The Alliance
Atlanta In Town – Saturday, October 22, 2016

BWW Review: MOBY DICK at Alliance Theatre
BroadwayWorld – Saturday, October 22, 2016

Theater review: Chicago troupe’s ‘Moby Dick’ docks at the Alliance
myAJC – Thursday, October 20, 2016

10 Things to do This Weekend: Oct. 20-23
Chicago Tonight – Wednesday, October 19, 2016

‘Moby Dick’ flies through the air at the Alliance Theatre
Access Atlanta – Monday, October 17, 2016

Melville’s classic “Moby Dick” goes aerial at Alliance
Northside Neighbor – Thursday, October 13, 2016

Theater events: ‘Defending the Caveman’ turns 25
Daily Herald – Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Aerial Production of Moby Dick Begins Tonight in Atlanta
Playbill – Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Moby Dick Comes to Alliance Theatre
TheatreMania – Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Evanston arts groups unite to promote diversity
Chicago Tribune – Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Ahab takes to the air in Alliance Theatre’s acrobatic adaptation of Moby Dick
Atlanta Magazine – Monday, October 10, 2016

Chi Children’s Theater announces opening plans, 1st shows, Education @ ‘The Station’ – new West Loop home
BroadwayWorld – Friday, October 7, 2016

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE MAGIC PLAY at Goodman Theatre
BroadwayWorld – Thursday, October 6, 2016

Full Company to Set Sail in Lookingglass Theatre Company’s MOBY DICK at Arena Stage
BroadwayWorld – Thursday, October 6, 2016

Arena Stage Sets Casting for Upcoming Production of Moby Dick
TheatreMania – Thursday, October 6, 2016

Actors Gymnasium Announces First Ever Artistic Associates
Chicago3Media – Saturday, October 1, 2016

2015 – 2016

Northwestern Hosts Seventh Annual Evanston MashUp
Northwestern Now – Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Understanding our world through the stories we tell and the stories we read
Readers of Evanston – Monday, August 22, 2016

Spirits and Illusions in the Spotlight on Atlanta Stages This Fall
AJC – Friday, August 12, 2016

Emanuel on ‘Hamilton,’ Rauner and Need for National Service
Chicago Tribune – Friday, August 5, 2016

‘Map of My Kingdom’ coming to Clear Lake
Globe Gazette – Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Valparaiso festival highlights restaurants, wine
Post-Tribune – Friday, July 8, 2016

Lookingglass Theatre’s Thaddeus and Slocum is More Vaudeville, Less Adventure
Chicago Reader – Thursday, June 23, 2016

THEATER REVIEW Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure
Windy City Media Group- Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lookingglass’ Unbalanced Thaddeus and Slocum Ultimately Unsatisfying
Third Coast Review- Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Uneven Script, Worthy Story on the Bill at ‘Thaddeus and Slocum’
Chicago Sun-Times – Sunday, June 12, 2016

Dynamic Leads Propel Lookingglass Thaddeus and Slocum
Daily Herald – Friday, June 10, 2016

Captured: Arts Circle Celebration
The Daily Northwestern – Monday, June 6, 2016

Ascend—Actors Gymnasium Circus Training Program Showcase Takes Off
Third Coast Review- Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Molly Brennan Named Physical Theatre Director at Actors Gymnasium
PerformInk – Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Where Circus Takes Flight
Dramatics Magazine – May 2016

Juggling for Bucks
Evanston Now – Wednesday, April 27, 2016

How to Design a Childlike—But Still Elegant—Event
BizBash.com – Thursday, April 21, 2016

Better Makers: Vanessa Williams Performs at 9th Annual UNICEF Hope Gala
MakeitBetter.net – Tuesday, April 12, 2016

UNICEF Hope Gala champions children around the world
Chicago Tribune – Tuesday, April 12, 2016

U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Hope Gala
Evanston RoundTable  – Monday, April 11, 2016

Chicago Arts Magazine Preview of the Actors Gymnasium 2016 Gala
Clef Notes Journal  – Thursday, March 31, 2016

8 places to run away with the circus
Chicago Parent  – Thursday, March 31, 2016

News: The Alliance debuts big-budget musicals, “The Temple Bombing” for 2016-17 season
The Atlanta Journal Constitution- Friday, March 25, 2016

Alliance Theatre Goes Big for 2016-17 Season
American Theatre- Thursday, March 24, 2016

Northwestern University Theater in April
Northwestern.edu  – Thursday, March 24, 2016

Lookingglass Theatre Company Sets 4-Show Season for 2016-17
American Theatre  – Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Aladdin Director Casey Nicholaw to Helm World-Premiere Musical
Theater Mania- Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Play & Celebrate! 11 Places for Sporty Birthday Parties
Red Tricycle – Tuesday, March 22, 2016

‘Moby Dick,’ Posner, Manual Cinema and Blair Thomas in Lookinglass’ 2016-17 season,
Chicago Tribune  – Tuesday, March 22, 2016

From fish to nuts for Lookingglass Theatre’s 2016-17 season
Chicago Suntimes  – Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A special needs program that helps children learn to fly
Chicago Parent  – Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Arena Stage to launch 10 play season in July
DCTheatreScene.com  – Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs in Evanston and Beyond
Evanston Roundtable – Wednesday, March 9, 2016

World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People, Circus Workshop 3/20 & Review of Marnie & Phil
ChiIL Mama  – Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Marnie & Phil: A Circus Love Letter Review-The Circus Wizardry of The Actors Gymnasium Premieres a Great Musical
Splash Magazine – Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Ups and Downs of Aerial Acrobatics Inspire Marnie & Phil: A Circus Love Story
Chicago Magazine – Monday, February 29, 2016

In The Center Ring with David Catlin and Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi – Episode 27
Booth One – Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Actors Gymnasium Celebrates its 20th Season with a Story of Friendship for the Ages
A Chicago Thing – Thursday, February 25, 2016

Review: Marnie & Phil: A Circus Love Letter/ The Actors Gymnasium
Newcity Stage – Wednesday, February 24, 2016

‘Marnie and Phil: A Circus Love Letter’ at Actors Gymnasium
Evanston Roundtable – Wednesday, February 24, 2016

In High School I Was a Circus Performer
The Odyssey Online  – Monday, February 22, 2016

Circus gurus reflect on 20 years with ‘Marnie and Phil’
Evanston RoundTable  – Saturday, February 20, 2016

Marnie & Phil: A Circus Love Letter Melds Circus with Theater
Third Coast Review  – Friday, February 19, 2016

Steppenwolfs The Flick, BoHo Theatres Fugitive Songs and 13 more new stage shows
Chicago Reader- Thursday, February 18, 2016

Recommended New Review (Theater and Comedy) Marnie & Phil: A Circus Love Letter
Chicago Reader – Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Carousel, Smart People, and More Make Up Arena Stage’s 67th Season
TheatreMania.com  – Tuesday, February 16, 2016

New BeBe Winans Musical ‘BORN FOR THIS’ Kathleen Turner and More Among Arena Stage’s 2016-17 Lineup
BroadwayWorld.com  – Monday, February 15, 2016

Arena Stage Slates Women-Powered 2016–17 Season
American Theatre – Monday, February 15, 2016

‘Marnie & Phil,’ Explores Love, Circus through Letters
Evanston Review – Thursday, February 11, 2016

‘Marnie and Phil: A Circus Love Letter’ at Actors Gym
Evanston Now- Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Marnie & Phil: A Circus Love Letter
Chicago Stage Standard – Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I Love My Job: Circus Acrobatics Instructor
WCIU, The U – Monday, January 18, 2016

Suburban Performances for Chicago Theatre Week
Little Lake County – Thursday, January 14, 2016

Training for the Tents
by Emily Chin

Chicago Theatre Week: tickets $15 and $30
Chicago on the Cheap- Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Inside the Actors Gym program for pros
Evanston Now – Friday, January 1, 2016

Best of 2015 in Chicagos fringe theater and whats up next
Chicago Tribune – Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Top 10 performances of 2015 in Chicago theater
Chicago Tribune – Friday, December 16, 2015

Theater Top 10 for 2015 The best on Chicago stages
Chicago Tribune – Friday, December 11, 2015

Winter Break Options for the Kiddos!
The NoSh Guide – Friday, December 11, 2015

Valparaiso ice rink opens with community event
Chicago Tribune – Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Having fun at work? Thank your CEO
Miami Herald – Sunday, November 1, 2015

10 Things You HAVE to do in Chicago this November
Red Tricycle – Thursday, October 29, 2015

Actors Gymnasium trains circus performers
Daily Northwestern – Thursday, October 29, 2015

AS YOU LIKE IT & More Set for Northwestern in November
Broadway World – Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Northlight Theatre to Continue Season with YOU CANT TAKE IT WITH YOU
Broadway World – Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Special needs classes begin at Actors Gym
Evanston Now – Monday, October 19, 2015

Marriott ushers in holiday season early with Elf
Daily Herald – Friday, October 16, 2015

Watch Highlights from Lookingglass Alice at DCPA
Broadway World – Thursday, October 8, 2015

VU grad wins 2015 Jeff Award for Lookingglass Theatres Moby Dick
The Times of Northwest Indiana – Thursday, October 8, 2015

Through the Lookingglass Wonderland in Denver
Confluence Denver – Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Meet the new Alice: Tougher, stronger, and defying gravity
Denver Center – Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Here’s What’s Happening in Chicago Culture This Week
Chicago Magazine – Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Top Equity Jeffs Honor the Hypocrites and Paramount Theatre
American Theatre – Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Actors Gymnasium Announces 2015-16 Season
Buzz Onstage – Monday, October 5, 2015

Evanston Mainstay Announces 2015-16 Season
Chicago3Media – Saturday, October 3, 2015

Lookingglass Alice at Stage Theatre
Broadway World – Friday, October 2, 2015

Mother and daughter reflect on Lookingglass Alice
Denver Center – Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Macaroni Theater Lookingglass Alice
Macaroni Kid – Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Evanston art groups perform at state conference
Evanston Now – Monday, September 28, 2015

American Idiot launches new Wirtz season
Evanston Now – Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lookingglass Alice is a colorful mix of theater and circus
Denver Post – Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Lookingglass Alice at the Denver Center through Oct. 11
The Best Seat in Town – Sunday, September 20, 2015

Falling for Lookingglass Alice
In Good Taste: Denver – Saturday, September 19, 2015

Opening night of Lookingglass Alice in Denver
Denver Center – Saturday, September 19, 2015

Perspectives: 5 things we learned about Lookingglass Alice
Denver Center – Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi to be Honored
Evanston Round Table – Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare re-imagines The Tempest
The Daily Herald – Friday, September 4, 2015

First Bank closes in on 1 billion asset mark
Evanston Now – Thursday, September 3, 2015

Students with Down Syndrome and Autism at Local Circus School
Chicago3Media – Thursday, September 3, 2015

2014 – 2015

PHIL POTEMPA Theatre at the Center garners 8 Jeff Award nominations including nods to Mercurys Cash
NWITimes – Monday, August 31, 2015

Actors Gymnasium Announces Special Needs Pilot Program
Evanston Round Table – Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Paramount other suburban theaters top Jeff Award nominations
Daily Herald – Friday, August 21, 2015

Circus School Announces Special Needs Pilot Program
Buzz Onstage – Thursday, August 20, 2015

Actors Gymnasium
Jennifer Tabet: Medill – Thursday, August 20, 2015

DiStasi trims role at Actors Gym
Evanston Now – Monday, August 17, 2015

Redmoon Gathering on Saturday as part of Fire Fest’s second coming
Chicago Tribune – Friday, August 14, 2015

Artists from All Over the Country to Train in Evanston
Chicago3Media – Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Actors Gymnasium Announces Change in Leadership Structure to Coincide with 20th Anniversary
Buzz Onstage – Monday, August 10, 2015

Learn to Fly with special guest Sylvia Hernandez-Distasi – Episode 12
Booth One – Sunday, August 9, 2015

Dancing Queequeg, the secret weapon in ‘Moby Dick’
Chicago Tribune – Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Actors Gymnasium Summer Circus Intensive Performance Showcase Unbores the Elderly and Young Alike
Kimzyn Chronicles – Thursday, July 30, 2015

Chicago events, curated by Gapers Block: July 25, 2015
Gapers Block – July 25, 2015

Lookingglass Alice Accomplishes the Impossible With Innovative Spectacles At The Arsht Center
Rise Miami News – Friday, July 24, 2015

Moby Dick @ Lookingglass Theatre
WCIU The U – Thursday, July 23, 2015

Suburban actor on board for Lookingglass’ ‘Moby Dick’
Daily Herald – Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lookingglass Board Plans A Ball
Daily North Shore – Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Killer Creatures of “Moby Dick,” “The Birds,” Arrive at Griffin, Lookingglass Theatres
Choose Chicago – Wednesday, July 15, 2015

LOOKINGGLASS ALICE at The Arsht Center
Broadway World – Tuesday, July 14, 2015

At Miamis Arsht Center Lookingglass Alice conjures a multilayered Wonderland
Miami Herald – Saturday, July 11, 2015

Adaptation of ‘Moby Dick’ puts theatergoers in the belly of a beastly obsession
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Arsht Centers big summer show, ‘Lookingglass Alice,’ has as many layers as the surreal, classic tale
Miami Herald – Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Go Pro Camp
North Shore Modern Luxury Magazine – Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Moby Dick
TheaterMania.com – Wednesday, July 1, 2015

THEATRE REVIEW Moby Dick
Windy City Media Group – Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PHIL POTEMPA: Whale-received Lookingglass Moby Dick making big waves
NWI Times – Monday, June 29, 2015

On Stage: “Moby Dick” and “The Who And What”
CBS 2 – Saturday, June 27, 2015

Moby Dick
Time Out Chicago – Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lookingglass Theatre moves Moby-Dick from sea to sky
Chicago Reader – Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Evanston’s Actors Gymnasium partners with Lookingglass on ‘Moby Dick’
Chicago Tribune – Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Lookingglass’ Moby Dick: Visual Magic, Superb Performances Create a Victory at Sea
Gapers Block – Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Moby Dick at Lookingglass Theatre: A Whale of a Production
Chicago Now – Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Superb “Moby Dick” goes hunting for inner demons
Chicago Tribune – Sunday, June 21, 2015

Moby Dick gets a stellar Lookingglass treatment
Chicago Sun-Times – Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lookingglass Theatre Extends Moby Dick
Broadway World News – Friday, June 19, 2015

Howard Sherman’s US theatre round-up: June 19
The Stage UK: Friday, June 19, 2015

The Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival: A New Look At A Classic Art
Chicagoist – Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lookingglass Theatre Takes on Moby Dick this Summer
Clef Notes Journal – Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Plenty of clowning around at Chicago circus festival
Chicago Tribune – Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Lookingglass Theatre’s MOBY DICK Begins Tonight
Broadway World News – Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Moby Dick Set to Play at Lookingglass Theatre
TheaterMania – Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Lookingglass Theatre’s David Catlin Adapts Moby-Dick
Chicago Magazine – Friday, June 5, 2015

Headstrong, Heartfelt, A Must-See: The Projects at American Theatre Company
WDCB 90.9 FM Dueling Critics – Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Circus in Progress An Evening of Daring New Work Review – Arial Acts and Much More
LA Splash – Sunday, May 31, 2015

Theater events: Mooney does ‘Shakespeare on demand’ in ‘Breakneck Hamlet’
Daily Herald – Friday, May 29, 2015

Actors Gym ‘Circus in Progress’ redefines new work
Evanston Now – Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Summer Theater Guide: 40 essential shows for the 2015 season
Chicago Tribune – Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Fun Things To Do on the North Shore this Memorial Day Weekend: May 22 – 25
North Shore Reviews – Sunday, May 21, 2015

See flying feats and acrobatic wonders at ‘Circus in Progress’
Evanston Review – Sunday, May 21, 2015

Whole Foods Partners with Local Circus School
Chicago3Media – Monday, May 11, 2015

Top theater events this summer
Chicago Business – Friday, May 8, 2015

Curtains Up at The Actors Gymnasium
Chicago3Media – Thursday, May 7, 2015

Return of Popular Circus Series in Evanston
Chicago3Media – Monday, May 4, 2015

Superheros Descend to Save Evanston
Chicago3Media – Monday, May 4, 2015

Saints Award $115,000 to Performing Arts Groups From Actor’s Gym to Victory Gardens (and back again)
2015 Web Awards – Monday, May 4, 2015

“Pippin” Brings Circus Magic to the ETHS Main Stage
Evanston Now – Monday, April 20, 2015

3 Amazing Acrobatics Classes for Kids
Chicago Parent – Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Top 10 Things to Do in Chicago on Memorial Day Weekend
Red Tricycle – Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Play & Celebrate! 10 Places for Sporty Birthday Parties
Red Tricycle – Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lookingglass Theatre’s “Moby Dick” Begins June 10
Broadway World – Thursday, March 26, 2015

Theater Events: McAninch stages Shakespeare Twain double-bill this weekend
The Daily Herald – Friday, March 20, 2015

Circuscope 
Loyola University Chicago: Arts Alive – March 18, 2015

Circuscope photography by Liam Bradley, Cole Simon and Sylvia DiStasi
Spectacle Magazine – March 13, 2015

Noyes Artists Open Their Doors
Chicago Tribune – Thursday, March 5, 2015

Whats on Stage
Evanston Now – Thursday, March 5, 2015

Bradford High School debuts new ‘Little Mermaid’ musical
Kenosha News – Thursday, February 26, 2015

Review: Circuscope at The Actors Gymnasium
Evanston Newbie – Thursday, February 26, 2015

Review: Circuscope at The Actors Gymnasium
Chicago Tribune – Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Imagine U’s ‘James and the Giant Peach’ What Theatre for Young Audiences Should Be
The Daily Northwestern – Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fun Things To Do on the North Shore: February 27-March 1
Come Home North Shore – Wednesday, February 25, 2015

These Actors Know How To Circus
Evanston Round Table – Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Strange New Circus Show to Take Over Chicago
A Chicago Thing – Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Circuscope Expands Our Worldview with Circus Music and Theater
Gapers Block – Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Circuscope Review: You’ll Flip Over It
Splash Magazines – Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Review:  Circuscope
New City Stage – Monday, February 16, 2015

Circuscope — A Petri Dish of Fantastical Performances
Evanston Now – Sunday, February 15, 2015

Acrobatic Performers Take Us Back to School
Stage – Thursday, February 14, 2015

Theater Events
Daily Herald – Friday, February 13, 2015

Circuscope Shrinks Circus to Microscopic Size
The Daily Northwestern – Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Chicago Clown Dean Evans Stars In Circuscope
Dance News – Monday, February 9, 2015

Chicago Theatre Week Offers Bargain Tickets to Suburban City Shows
Daily Herald – Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Strange New Circus to Take Over Chicago
Chicago3Media – Thursday, February 5, 2015

Circuscope presented by The Actors Gymnasium
WGN Morning News – Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Lookingglass Theatre Extends LOOKINGGLASS ALICE 
Broadway World – Friday, January 30, 2015

The Beginning 1/29 – 2/3 Chart and Preview
Theatre1234 – Thursday, January 29, 2015

Circuscope Joins Chicago Theatre Week
Chicago3Media – Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Actors Gymnasium Partners With Organizations New Professional Program
Chicago3Media – Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Professional Circus Schools Popping Up All Over The Country
Spectacle Magazine, Vol. IV No. I – January, 2015

10 Great Winter Activities for Kids in Chicago
KidNimble – Monday, December 15, 2014

5,4,3,2 … One Lighted Tree
Evanston Round Table – Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Actors Gymnasium Streets Alive Evanston
ECTV – Evanston Community Television (IL) – Friday, November 28, 2014

BWW Review: Jump Down the Rabbit Hole With LOOKINGGLASS ALICE
Broadway World Chicago – Thursday, November 27, 2014

Recommended: Lookingglass Alice/Lookingglass Theatre Company
NewCity Stage – Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Curiouser And Curiouser Made Betterer And Betterer
Stage and Cinema – Sunday, November 23, 2014

Review: ‘The Lookingglass Alice’ by Lookingglass Theatre
Chicago Tribune – Sunday, November 23, 2014

The most dazzling ‘Lookingglass Alice’ to date
Chicago Sun-Times – Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Tale of Three Cities
Spectacle Magazine – Friday, November 21, 2014

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from LOOKINGGLASS ALICE
Broadway World Chicago – Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Theater events: Marriott stages ‘Oz’ for kids
Daily Herald – Friday, November 11, 2014

5 Great Birthday Party Spots in Chicago
Mommy Nearest – Sunday, November 9, 2014

Theater events: Paramount hosts ‘SPANK!’ for 1-night only
Daily Herald – Friday, October 24, 2014

Winter Break Camps to Book Now (They’re That Good!)
Red Tricycle Chicago – Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dance & Circus Choreographers Part Of Chicago’s 7th Annual 3Arts Awards
DanceLand – Thursday, October 23, 2014

Actors Gym Tackles Shakespeare
Evanston Now – Monday, October 20, 2014

Actors Gymnasium presents Fall Youth Circus, A Circus Night’s Dream
Chicago3Media – Monday, October 20, 2014

2014 Jeff Awards Set for Tonight in Chicago; Goodman & Drury Lane Lead Nominations
Broadway World – Monday, October 13, 2014

Evanston Nonprofit Founder Wins Award for Circus Theater Work
Daily Northwestern – Monday, October 13, 2014

Co-Founder of Evanston’s Actors Gymnasium Receives 3Arts Award Worth $25,000
City of Evanston – Friday October 10, 2014

5 Things to Do: October 10-12
Make It Better – Friday, October 10, 2014

Theater events: Body image at play in Clockwise’s ‘Impenetrable’
DailyHerald.com – Friday, October 10, 2014

Actors Gym Kicks Off Season with Popular Circus In Progress Series
Chicago3Media – Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Chicago 3Arts Announces Winners of Annual 3Arts Awards
BroadwayWorld.com – Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Chicago non-profit 3Arts increases individual 3Arts Awards
Chicago3Media – Tuesday, October 7, 2014

3Arts 2014 Award winners announced
Chicago Tribune – Monday, October 6, 2014

Winners of 3Arts Awards named
SunTimes.com – Monday, October 6, 2014

London’s Calling
Medium.com- Friday, September 12, 2014

2013 – 2014 Season

Birthday Party Ideas
Time Out Chicago – Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer Circus Intensive Showcase at Actors Gymnasium
Kimzyn Chronicles – Monday, July 21, 2014

Zoom in: Evanston
Chicago Sun Times – Tuesday June, 10, 2014

Record Breaking 1,000 Metcalf Interns Placed in 2013-2014 Academic Year
The University of Chicago Career Advancement – Tuesday, June 10, 2014

FRIDAY FUN FIVE FOR MAY 30
Oaklee’s Famil Guide – Friday, May 30, 2014

Family Friendly Circus in Progress Shows Off New Thrills
Evanston Review – Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ambition consumes us: Reviewing “Moby Dick”
Daily Northwestern – Wednesday, April 30, 2014

David Catlin helms whale of a tale with ‘Moby Dick’ at Northwestern
Chicago Sun-Times – Thursday, April 24, 2014

‘Moby Dick’ adaptation part of Northwestern symposium
Evanston Now – Thursday, April 10, 2014

Set Sail on an Epic Voyage with MOBY DICK at Northwestern University, 4/25-5/4
Broadway World – Thursday, April 10, 2014

Haven Career Day Helps Students See Future
Evanston RoundTable – Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Haven revives career day program connecting classes to careers
Chicago Sun-Times – Tuesday April 8, 2014

April Theater: The Dark Side of the Stage
MakeItBetter.net – April 2014

Lookingglass Alice to Return in November 2014
2014

Lookingglass announces 2014-15 season
Chicago Tribune – Monday, March 25, 2014

Lookingglass Theatre Sets 2014-15 Season_ DEATH TAX, TITLE AND DEED & More
Broadway World – Monday, March 25, 2014

The Actors Gymnasium’s The Magical Exploding Boy and the Invisible Circus
Circus Now – Sunday, March 16, 2014

Behind the scenes: ‘The Magical Exploding Boy and the Invisible Circus
Evanston Now – Thursday, March 13, 2014

Review: The Magical Exploding Boy and The Invisible Circus (The Actors Gymnasium)
Chicago Theatre Beat – Wednesday, March 12, 2014

THE MAGICAL EXPLODING BOY AND THE INVISIBLE CIRCUS Review – Actors Gymnasium Charms Away the Winter Blahs
Chicago Splash – Tuesday, March 11, 2014

REVIEW: The Magical Exploding Boy and The Invisible Circus Through 3/23
ChiLiveShows – Thursday, March 6, 2014

Noyes artists push for city staff at center
Evanston Now – Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tenants proposals call for upgrade of Evanstons Noyes arts center
Chicago Sun Times – Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March Podcast
The Monthly Visit with Kevin O’Donnell – Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Review: Magical Exploding Boy
Chicago Reader – Monday, March 3, 2014

Noyes Cultural Arts Center Open Studios in Evanston
Chicago Sun-Times – Thursday, Febuary 27, 2014

League of Chicago Theatre’s 2nd Annual Chicago Theatre Week Ends on a High Note
Broadway World – Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Review: The Magical Exploding Boy and the Invisible Circus – The Actors Gymnasium
NewCity Stage – Monday, February 17, 2014

The Art of Staying Still
Hennacornoeli Days – Sunday, February 16, 2014

Silliness, music and acrobatics at the ‘Invisible Circus’
Northbrook Star – Friday, February 14, 2014

Theatre Bob’s Back Stage Guide To Chicago Theatre Week
Choose Chicago – Friday, February 14, 2014

‘Invisible Circus’ might not always make sense, and that’s alright
Chicago Sun-Times – Friday, February 14, 2014

What a Rush! Indoor Birthday Parties for Active Kids
Red Tricycle Chicago – Thursday, February 13, 2014

5 Fun Things To Do On The North Shore~ February 14-16, 2014
North Shore Views – Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Chicago Theatre Week
Windy City Live – Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Get Your Tickets: Chicago Theatre Week 2014 Kicks Off Today!
Choose Chicago – Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Chicago Theatre Week 2014
Ladies in the Loop – Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Chicago Theatre Week
Arts Alive – Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Reader’s Agenda Tue 2/11: Chicago Theatre Week, French With Me 4: French Quarter, and Son of a Gun
Chicago Reader – Tuesday, February 11, 2014

David Catlin and Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi
Theatre in Chicago Podcast – Monday, February 10, 2014

League of Chicago Theatres and Choose Chicago Kick Off Chicago Theatre Week Today
Broadway World – Monday, February 10, 2014

Chicago Theatre Week
WCIU – Monday, February 10, 2014

Tickets an even better deal during Chicago Theatre Week
Chicago Sun-Times – Sunday, February 9, 2014

Magical Exploding Boy and Invisible Circus
Chicago Sun Times Videos – Friday, February 7, 2014

Chicago Theatre Week
WGN – Friday, February 7, 2014

Task force meets to move forward with downtown Evanston arts center
Daily Northwestern – Friday, February 7, 2014

Second Chicago Theatre Week celebrates city, suburban productions
Daily Herald – Friday, February 7, 2014

Chicago Theatre Week meets North Shore Restaurant Month for a fantastic February
Examiner – Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Chicago Theatre Week 2014 Kicks Off Next Week
Broadway World – Tuesday, February 4, 2014

What to do for your Valentine?
Examiner – Monday, February 3, 2014

Act two of Theatre Week becomes annual promotion
The Columbia Chronicle – Monday, February 3, 2014

What to Do in Chicago February 2014: Top Activities to Celebrate the Romance of February, by ChicagoTraveler.com
Digital Journal – Monday, February 3, 2014

Chicago Theatre Week: Curtain rises on Act 2 with now-eager audience on edge of its seats
Chicago on the Aisle – Sunday, Februrary 2, 2014

New Show Explodes with Wackiness
Chicago Parent Magazine – February Issue

News & Know How
Club Business International Magazine – February Issue

Best Winter Family Theater ( & a Peek at Spring!)
Red Tricycle – Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival
Running Away With the Circus Blog – Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Arts Council approves recommendations for Noyes art center
Daily Northwestern – Tuesday, January 21, 2014

“Choose Chicago” on Restaurant Week, First Bites Bash, Theatre Week
WHAS11.com Louisville – Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Dancer’s death reminds us performance can be perilous balancing act
Chicago Sun Times (IL) – Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Chicago Theatre Week tickets on sale January 7 at 9:00 a.m.
ChicagoNow – Monday, January 13, 2014

Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival
InsideHook – Monday, January 13, 2014

OFFBEAT: Lookingglass Theatre’s ‘Little Prince’ soars to stage stardom
NWITimes.com – Monday, January 13, 2014

Shape-shifters happily married by the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival
Chicago Tribune (IL) – Saturday, January 11, 2014

Lookingglass Extends THE LITTLE PRINCE Through 3/16
BroadwayWorld.com – Friday, January 10, 2014

Reader’s Agenda Fri 1/10: Led Zeppelin 2, Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, and Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
The Bleader – Friday, January 10, 2014

Get Your Chicago Theatre Week Tickets Today!
ChooseChicago.com – Friday, January 10, 2014

Roosevelt opens Wabash Studios, Dance Chance moves and more dance news
TimeOut Chicago – Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Chicago Teens from Actors Gym Chosen to Perform in The Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival THIS Sunday
CHiILMama.com – Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The new Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival is coming to town
Chicago Tribune (IL) – Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tickets on sale now for Chicago Theatre Week
Examiner.com – Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Chicago Theatre Week – 2014 Preview
WGN Radio (IL) – Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Feats and forums at the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival
Chicago Sun Times (IL) – Monday, January 6, 2014

Big Bouffonery: Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival Balances Art and Entertainment
Newcity Stage – Monday, January 6, 2014

Quebec Artists at the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival
Government of Quebec International Relations and Foreign Trade – Monday, January 6, 2014

Chicago Theatre Week tickets go on sale Jan. 7
Chicago Tribune (IL) – Friday, January 3, 2014

Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival Headed to Town
Voices (Home of the Sun-Times Blogs) – Friday, January 3, 2014

“The Little Prince” (Lookingglass Theatre): Fantasy Turned Spectacle
Chicagonow.com – Sunday, December 29, 2013

Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews
WTTW Chicago Tonight – Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Chicago Theatre Week 2014 A Valentine Week Treat
Chicagonow.com – Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Review The Little Prince Lookingglass Theatre and The Actors Gymnasium
ChicagoTheaterBeat.com – Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Big ideas bring The Little Prince to life
Chicago Sun-Times – Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lookingglass Extends THE LITTLE PRINCE Through 2/23
Broadwayworld.com – Tuesday, December 10. 2013

Lookingglass Theatres The Little Prince
Chicago Tribune – Monday, December 9, 2013

Previews continue for Lookingglass Theatre’s production of “The Little Prince,
Hispanic Business – Friday, December 6, 2013

Chicago Theatre Week 2014 tickets on sale January 7
TimeOut Chicago (IL) – Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Lookingglass Theatre Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE Now thru 2/2
BroadwayWorld.com – Thursday, December 5, 2013

REVIEW: A’Musing Myths at Actors Gymnasium Highly Recommended
CHiILLiveShows.com – Friday, November 15, 2013

Child’s Play: Children’s Theater in Evanston
The City We Love 1863-2013 An Evanston Roundtable Magazine – November, 2013

5 Things to Do: October 11 – 13
MakeItBetter.com – Friday, October 11, 2013

5 Things to Do: September 27 – 29
MakeItBetter.net – September 27, 2013

Evanston celebrates its arts history
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, September 26, 2013

Backstage Evanston Showcases Performing Arts
Evanston Roundtable (IL) – Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Should Noyes be an ‘arts incubator’?
Evanston Now(IL) – Wednesday, September 18, 2013

2012 – 2013 Season

Evanston CommUnity Picnic
ECTV – Evanston Community Television (IL) – Friday, August 30, 2013

On Being A Fourth Year
The Uncommon Blog – Monday, August, 26, 2013

Acrobats ahoy Shipwrecked gala promises family fun
Chicago Sun Times (IL) – Thursday, July 11, 2013

Best date spots in Chicago
WBEZ 91.5 Chicago – Friday, July 5, 2013

Piven Noyes Center proposal to go to full Evanston city council
Chicago Sun Times (IL) – Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Uncertainty surrounds the future of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center
North by Northwestern (IL) – Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Debate Rages Over Piven’s Plan to Fix Up Noyes Center
Chicago Sun Times (IL) – Friday, May 31, 2013

Arts leaders hit Piven-Noyes plan
Evanston Review (IL) – Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Noyes Cultural Arts Center: ‘Revitalize’ Rather Than Self-Sustaining
Evanston Roundtable (IL) – Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Piven Expansion Plan Draws Passionate Opposition, Support
Evanston Patch (IL) – Tuesday, May 7, 2013

BARNUM enthusiastically and energetically establishes life under the small top
Chicago Examiner (IL) – Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Review_ ‘Barnum’ 
Chicago Examiner (IL) – Saturday, April 6, 2013

Circus Minimus
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Saturday, April 6, 2013

Big Top’s – Big Cheese 
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Sunday, March 31, 2013

Piven sees ‘more dynamic’ Noyes Center
Evanston Now (IL) – Friday, March 8, 2013

‘The Reporters’ Talk New Restaurants, Purple Pricing
The Reporters- ECTV (IL) – Friday, March 8, 2013

Piven plan for Noyes draws complaints
Evanston Now (IL) – Wednesday, March 6, 2013

5 Things to Do
MakeItBetter.com  – Thursday, March 7, 2013

Piven plan for Noyes draws complaints
Evanston Now (IL) – Wednesday, March 6, 2013

ACT OUT OPENING – Skooled: A Study in Circus at The Actors Gymnasium
CHiILMama.com – Monday, March 4, 2013

Skooled: A Study in Circus Review
Evanston Roundtable (IL) – Monday, March 4, 2013

Skooled: A Study in Circus Review
Chicago Reader (IL) – Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Acrobatic performers head back to school
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Friday, February 15, 2013

Scared of clowns? Professional clown explains why
Chicago Sun-Times Voices (IL) – Thursday, February 7, 2013

Get Skooled on the cheap
Evanston Now (IL) – Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What’s up: Catch new circus acts or a one-man show
Evanston Now (IL) – Saturday, October 13, 2012

BackStage Evanston to showcase arts groups
Evanston Now (IL) – Thursday, September 20, 2012

2011-2012 Season

The Wonder Woman Philosophy of Staying Young
O Magazine – July 2012

On-Stage Opps Fall into Place for Kids
MakeItBetter.net – June 2012

‘Screwtape’ returns
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) – Friday, May 18, 2012

Previews begin Friday, May 11, for Black Ensemble Theater’s – world premiere of
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) – Friday, May 11, 2012

Chamber Annual Meeting and Awards
Evanston Round Table – Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chamber cites Evanston leaders at annual meeting
Evanston Now (IL) – Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tortillas and Circuses
Chicago Reader (IL)- Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A film fest weekend starts tonight with theater amp art parties hot on its tracks
Chicago Examiner (IL) – Thursday, April 12, 2012

Heckys gets arts and business leadership award
Evanston Now (IL) – Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Latest Reader Performing Arts Reviews
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lost & Found: A Recycled Circus Review
Chicago Reader (IL) – Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hecky’s Barbecue Receives Arts & Business Leadership Award
Evanston Round Table – Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Review: Lost and Found – A Recycled Circus
Green Parent Chicago (IL) – Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Act Out: Top Theatre Picks – Lost & Found at Actors Gymnasium
ChILLiveShows.com – Friday, February 17, 2012

Panel Backs Cultural Arts, Piven Project
Evanston Review – Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sylvia Hernandez-Distasi Goes to the Circus
TheaterMania.com – Tuesday. February 7, 2012

E. Faye Butler and Susie McMonagle star in Northlight – Theatre’s play with
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) – Friday, January 13, 2012

South acrobat ‘Tye-ing’ talent to future career
The Oracle – Friday, November 4, 2011

Celebrate stage and screen this Sunday
Chicago Examiner (IL) – Saturday, September 17, 2011

Popular taste of idea spreads to theater productions in Evanston
Chicago Examiner (IL) – Friday, September 2, 2011

2010-2011 Season

Taste of Culture at Backstage Evanston
Evanston Now (IL) – Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Chandler and Noyes Saved; Harley Clarke Expected to Be Sold
Evanston Now (IL) – Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Family Friendly ‘Seussical, Jr
Evanston Now (IL) – Sunday, July 10, 2011

A BackStage Pass to the Arts, in Evanston
MakeItBetter.net – July 2011

Circus pros put on show
Lincolnshire Review (IL) – Thursday, May 19, 2011

Threesixty Entertaiments staging of Peter Pan Photos
Chicago Examiner (IL) – Friday, May 6, 2011

City of Evanston Receives Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
Evanston Round Table – Thursday, February 24, 2011

Teaching More Than Tricks
Evanston RoundTable -Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Judy’s Top Five
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, February 17, 2011

Letters to the editor_ Praise for DHS protesters
Deerfield Review (IL) – Thursday, December 2, 2010

Go on an adventure with children’s theatre
Highland Park News (IL) – Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Circus in Progress Show at the Actors Gymnasium
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, November 4, 2010

‘Hundred Dresses’ gives kids a lesson in friendship
Winnetka Talk (IL) – Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Circus is Always in Town
Evanston Entertainment – October 14, 2010

From Olympus to Neverland
Dramatics Magazine – October 1, 2010

2009-2010 Season

Summer circus salon in Evanston
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, August 12, 2010

Create video games, animations at Scratch Day
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, May 20, 2010

Judy’s Top Five
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, April 29, 2010

Science Fiction: An Experiment in Circus
Chicago Stage Review- Tuesday, August 18, 2010

Rendezvous into history
Paper, The (Galesburg, IL) – Sunday, August 22, 2010

Evanston native acting like Marilyn Monroe
Wilmette Life (IL) – Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Actors Gymnasium
Evanston Roundtable – Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Where to Learn…How to Act
Evanston Roundtable – Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What’s new
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) – Friday, July 30, 2010

A vaudeville-circus-magic-show-theater extravaganza!
Chicago Theater Beat – Friday, June 25, 2010

Complications ensue when a senator tries to prevent 
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) – Friday, June 11, 2010

“Lookingglass Alice” a Madcap Adventure Great for Kids
MakeItBetter.net – June 2010

Risky business – Lookingglass’ ‘Hephaestus’ ups the ante with an even more dangerous feat
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Friday, April 16, 2010

Judy’s Top Five
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, April 15, 2010

‘Alice’ cast takes on variety of roles Slow-to-catch-on production shows circuslike qualities
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (GA) – Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fitness at Home LIVE class review FLY YOGA
Chicago Now: Fitness At Home – Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Science Fiction: An Experiment in Circus
Evanston Round Table – Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Experience Hendrix at the Fabulous Fox
Forsyth County News (GA) – Sunday, March 21, 2010

Neil Gaiman story, memoir, and Russian folk tale on stage
Wilmette Life (IL) – Thursday, March 11, 2010

Actors Gymnasium Receives Award for the Arts
The Daily Northwestern – Friday, March 5, 2010

‘Lookingglass Alice’ counts on audience imagination
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (GA) – Friday, March 5, 2010

The Actors Gymnasium is the proud recipient of The 2009 Evanston Mayor’s Arts Organization Award
Evanston RoundTable – Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Local supporters of art in Evanston to be awarded
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, February 25, 2010

City arts award winners named
Evanston Now (IL) – Friday, February 19, 2010

Awards for the Arts to Thomson Nash and Actors Gymnasium
Evanston RoundTable – Tuesday, February 2, 2010

‘Sleeping Beauty’ musical comes with modern twist
Highland Park News (IL) – Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lookingglass goes flying
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, December 24, 2009

About Face Theatre’s holiday party consists of a re-imagined version of a 
Daily Herald (IL) – Friday, December 11, 2009

‘Icarus’ prepares to take flight at Lookingglass Theatre
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Friday, December 11, 2009

Lookingglass goes flying again in ‘Icarus’
Wilmette Life (IL) – Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tips From An Expert
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Monday, December 7, 2009

Where the Kids Are: Winter Break Camps 2009-10
MakeItBetter.net – December 2009

Sean Masterson does more than magic
Wilmette Life (IL) – Thursday, November 5, 2009

Something wonderful this way comes Two splendid shows plan summer engagements
Chicago Examiner (IL) – Thursday, October 22, 2009

Big Girl Birthday Parties: It’s All About You
MakeItBetter.net – October 2009

Clowns, acrobats, jugglers part of Circus in Progress
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Sublime Beauty of Hands, Klown Kantos
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, September 24, 2009

Town column: Supporting good causes can be lots of fun this fall
Doings, The (Elmhurst, IL) – Thursday, September 17, 2009

2008-2009 Season

Step into the circus
Chicago Parent- Tuesday, September 1, 2009

School Digest
Oak Leaves (Oak Park, IL) – Thursday, July 2, 2009

High Raunch
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, July 2, 2009

O A COVER
Sun, The: Plainfield (IL) – Friday, May 8, 2009

Outstanding acrobatics, circus skills coming to Evanston
Glenview Announcements (IL) – Thursday, May 7, 2009

Circus promises really big feats – ‘Dream’ should leave Evanston audiences awestruck and amused
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Late Great Pinter
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, April 9, 2009

Cool Camps
MakeItBetter.net – April 2009

Review: Science Fiction Circus (The Actor’s Gymnasium)
Chicago Theater Blog – Sunday, March 21, 2010

Two storytellers share fables, lessons with kids
Glencoe News (IL) – Thursday, March 19, 2009

Family Fun in the Chicago suburbs
Wilmette Life (IL) – Thursday, January 22, 2009

Alexander is back in Northbrook
Northbrook Star (IL) – Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Actor’s Gymnasium
Arts – 2009

2007-2008 Season

School fashion show on stilts:
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) – Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Subtle but affecting Fine acting makes ‘Stones’ a delight
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) – Friday, May 9, 2008

Juggling act There is plenty of visual appeal, but fantasy – ‘Nevermore’ drops the ball
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) – Friday, May 2, 2008

On Stage the 3
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) – Friday, April 25, 2008

Flying below the sidewalk
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, April 24, 2008

No clowning around: Circus program aims to break inhibitions as students perform circus stunts, tricks
Columbia Chronicle (Columbia College) (Chicago, IL) – Monday, April 14, 2008

Circus acts, story line blend well in Hephaestus
Daily Herald (IL) – Friday, January 11, 2008

Actor’s Gymnasium and Performing Arts School
Comprehensive Camp Listings – 2008

The Actor’s Gymnasium
Arts-2008

2006-2007 Season

Kids, catchy tunes rock the school
Glenview Announcements (IL) – Thursday, August 2, 2007

Theater Review_ ‘Lookingglass Alice’ even more inventive
Daily Southtown (IL) – Friday, July 6, 2007

‘Lookingglass’ creates magical moments
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) – Thursday, June 28, 2007

Acrobatics, whimsy blend as ‘Alice’ returns – Mischief, mayhem reign at Lookingglass
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Thursday, June 28, 2007

Lookingglass takes fresh look at ‘Alice’
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Friday, June 15, 2007

Skip the circus this fall
Deerfield Review (IL) – Thursday, June 14, 2007

Robin Hood flies with audience Actors Gymnasium show a hit – with the whole family
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) – Monday, May 7, 2007

Tale of Robin Hood to be presented by troupe of acrobats
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) – Monday, April 30, 2007

Alice’s amazing tale comes to life
Skokie Review (IL) – Thursday, March 29, 2007

School Notes
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, March 15, 2007

Worth the trip
Daily Herald (IL) – Friday, February 23, 2007

Animal art show aims to please kids
Highland Park News (IL) – Thursday, January 18, 2007

Celebrating childhood with ‘Alice’ – Toddler inspires acrobatic adaptation of Carroll classics
The Star-Ledger (NJ) – Thursday, January 11, 2007

Shakespeare joins a magical circus
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, September 21, 2006

Show will have you strutting, humming
Daily Herald ( IL) – Friday, December 8, 2006

2005-2006 Season

Juggling act Cast learns circus skills to perform in – ‘Barnum’
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) – Friday, June 16, 2006

Ravinia box office opens
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, May 18, 2006

MCA, Lookingglass team up for Family Day
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Friday, May 12, 2006

The circus is in town Jaycees Family Circus wows them at college
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) – Sunday, April 30, 2006

Circus Crashers Review
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, March 16, 2006

Jaycees mounting own circus
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) – Thursday, March 9, 2006

‘Circus Crashers’ sends in the clowns
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Friday, March 3, 2006

‘Festival of Jewish Stories’ uneven, but enjoyable
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, November 17, 2005

Wilson’s ‘Guitars’ plays a winning tune for Congo Square with Jeffs
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Jeff nominations for 2005
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, September 15, 2005

Theater: Tangerine Family Circus
Windy City Times (IL) – Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Jeff panel’s dozens of award nominees reveal depth of local talent
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Monday, September 12, 2005

‘Hephaestus’ blends circus with theater
Daily Herald (IL) – Friday, September 9, 2005

2004-2005 Season

Carnival Review
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, June 9, 2005

The quest for love and the loss of innocence part of life’s ‘Carnival’
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Tuesday, June 7, 2005

‘Queen Lucia’ reigns at Lifeline in musical satire
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Friday, June 3, 2005

Exit the clowns After clowning around for five years, the Bumblinni Brothers are moving on
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) – Friday, April 15, 2005

Worth the trip 2005
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) – Friday, April 1, 2005

Looking for ‘Wonderland’ – Ask Northbrook native Alice
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, March 24, 2005

‘Alice’ has new look – same verve
Chicago Tribune – Monday, February 14, 2005

One More Reflection on ‘Alice’ – Physical Circus Version Goes through Lookingglass
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Friday, February 4, 2005

Lookingglass presents its take on ‘Alice’
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Friday, January 28, 2005

Seek Wonder Review
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, October 14, 2004

Evanston plans nine days of arts
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, September 30, 2004

2003-2004 Season

Lakeshore fest features 125 artists, live music
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, August 5, 2004

Circus in the City
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Monday, July 19, 2004

Late, sure, but Chicago thinks big – Millennium Park opens, finally, with weekend bash starting today
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) – Friday, July 16, 2004

Millennium Park Grand Opening
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, July 15, 2004

Trapeze students flying high for dreams
Chicago Tribune – Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Performing arts groups seeking church building
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, April 22, 2004

It’s a Toss Up Catch the juggling craze at annual festival in Lincolnshire
Daily Herald – Thursday, April 22, 2004

Banking on a few visionaries
Chicago Sun-Times – Wednesday, March 24, 2004

10 Really Cool Things to Do
Chicago Sun-Times – Friday, December 19, 2003

The All New Mostly Bumblinni Brothers Bigger and Better Show
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, November 20, 2003

Buster Keaton’s Stroll and Other Stories
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, September 11, 2003

2002-2003 Season

Getting into the swing of Cirque
Chicago Tribune – Friday, July 18. 2003

‘Blackbird’ flies from stage to page
Chicago Sun-Times – Thursday, July 10, 2003

It’s about time
Pioneer Press – Wednesday, April 16. 2003

Flying Griffin Circus Review
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, April 3, 2003

It’s about time
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, March 20, 2003

Time Flies
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, March 20, 2003

Best Kid’s Acting Class
Chicago Best – 2003

Culture vultures and other featured creatures
Chicago Sun-Times – Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Master the fine art of juggling
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, October 17, 2002

Michael Moschen
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, October 17, 2002

The Flaming Idiots
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, September 12, 2002

2001-2002 Season

The Bumblinni Brothers Show
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, July 25, 2002

Sibling revelry – Bumblinni Brothers get physical with comedy
Chicago Sun-Times – Friday, July 19, 2002

Tour of Noyes Center an eye-opener for panel
Evanston Review (IL) – Thursday, May 16, 2002

Sneak Preview of the 2002-2003 Lookingglass Season
Chicago Sun-Times – Monday, March 4, 2002

‘La Luna Muda’ Somewhat Recommended
Chicago Sun-Times – Monday, February 11, 2002

Moonstruck – Lookingglass moved by Calvino’s ‘Luna’
Chicago Sun-Times – Friday, February 8, 2002

Gulliver’s Circus muddled
Post-Tribune (IN) – Friday, November 9, 2001

The best of times for ‘Hard Times’ – Adaptation of Dickens tale wins Jeff Award for best production of season among Equity plays
Chicago Sun-Times – Wednesday, November 7, 2001

2000-2001 Jeff Winners
Chicago Sun-Times – Wednesday, November 7, 2001

Marriott Theatre takes top Jeff honors
Daily Herald – Tuesday, November 6, 2001

Gulliver’s Circus
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, November 1, 2001

To See or Not to See
Chicago Sun-Times – Friday, October 26, 2001

2000-2001 Season

Howard Sherman’s US theatre round-up: June 19What would you take from a burning building?
Chicago Tribune – Sunday, August 26, 2001

Puppetropolis Chicago
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, June 21, 2001

The world on a string – Artistry abounds with Puppetropolis Chicago
Chicago Sun-Times – Friday, June 15, 2001

Puppetropolis Chicago – International Puppet Pageant
Chicago Sun-Times – Friday, June 15, 2001

‘Under the Big Top’
Journal Gazette (Mattoon, IL) – Thursday, June 7, 2001

Lookingglass makes a silk purse out of Dickens’ sow ear
Courier-News (Elgin, IL) – Friday, May 18, 2001

Iktu Blas
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, May 17, 2001

Hungry Hearts
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, May 10, 2001

`Hard Times’
Chicago Sun-Times – Monday, May 7, 2001

Dickens through the Lookingglass – Innovative troupe tackles `Hard Times’
Chicago Sun-Times – Friday, May 4, 2001

To See of Not to See
Chicago Sun-Times – Friday, May 4, 2001

Theater, dance and art exhibits flower in May
Crain’s Chicago Business – Monday, April 30, 2001

Lookingglass Theatre’s ‘Hard Times’ sets a dreary scene
Daily Herald – Saturday, April 28, 2001

Museum’s three – ring circus
Crain’s Chicago Business – Monday, April 23, 2001

Highly Wired Acts – MSI Exhibit Sneaks a Peek at How Circus Performers Hone Skills
Chicago Tribune – Friday, April 20, 2001

Sharon Gopfert and Scott Rowe star in _Night Battles
Chicago Sun-Times – Friday, April 13, 2001

City of Fools: Chicago’s Clown Theater Festival
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, April 12, 2001

Actors Seeking Influence
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, April 12, 2001

Museum takes flier at circus
Chicago Sun-Times – Sunday, April 8, 2001

Museum peeks `Under the Big Top’
Naperville Sun, The (IL) – Friday, April 6, 2001

Big Top
Chicago Sun-Times – Friday, April 6, 2001

The Banality of Evil
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, November 16, 2000

Budget Restraints Dont Hold Back Circus Fun
Chicago Tribune – November 12, 2000

‘Greatest Show on Earth’ inspires Big Top excursion
Daily Herald – Friday, November 10, 2000

Love in the Balance
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, October 19, 2000

Actors in Motion
PerformInk – Friday, September 1, 2000

1999-2000 Season

Flying Griffin Circus entertains crowds with greatest of ease
Daily Herald – Friday, June 30, 2000

The Flying Griffin Circus Review
Chicago Reader (IL) –  Thursday, June 1, 2000

Griffin Takes Flight
Pioneer Press – Thursday, June 1, 2000

To See of Not to See
Chicago Sun-Times – Friday, May 26, 2000

Performance Gets Pumped
Theatremania.com – Monday, April 3, 2000

Jeff winners for 1998-99
Chicago Sun-Times – Tuesday, November 9, 1999

To See or Not to See
Chicago Sun-Times – Friday, October 29, 1999

Big Theatres Dominate Equity Jeff Nominations
Performink – Friday, September 24, 1999

Race for Jeff – Goodman’s `Salesman’ among award nominations
Chicago Sun-Times – Wednesday, September 15, 1999

1998-1999 Season

`The Baron in the Trees’
Chicago Sun-Times – Wednesday, May 26, 1999

Life in the `Trees’ – Lookingglass turns eyes to sky for newest `elemental’ offering
Chicago Sun-Times – Sunday, May 23, 1999

Playing with the Circus – The Air is Where Lookingglass’ ‘Baron in the Trees’ Takes Place
Chicago Tribune – Friday, May 21, 1999

Lookingglass Learns the Ropes
Pioneer Press – Thursday, May 20, 1999

Your Big Debut
North Shore – January 1999

Acrobat Takes Her Talent to New Heights
1999

Flip side – Group combines circus, stage arts
Chicago Sun-Times – Friday, December 18, 1998

1997-1998 Season

Flying Fettered
Pioneer Press – 1998

Taiko master Eto leads all-star cast
Chicago Tribune – Wednesday, April 29, 1998

Chicago: Circustown USA?
Performink – Friday, April 24, 1998

Worth the Trip 1998
Daily Herald – Friday, March 20, 1998

Tip Top Tap
Pioneer Press – Thursday, November 6, 1997

Students Land In Center Ring
Chicago Tribune – Friday, September 12, 1997

1996-1997 Season

So you want to act – Studios train teens to be real performers
Daily Herald – Friday, June 20, 1997

Gym Shorts
New City – Thursday, May 15, 1997

Silence is golden – Marceau show, gala benefit Performing Arts Chicago
Chicago Sun-Times – Wednesday, April 9, 1997

Updated `Miser’ shows delicious lunacy, in spite of unevenness
Chicago Sun-Times – Monday, February 3, 1997

Winning Stats
1996

Flying First Class
Chicago Tribune – Tuesday, December 17, 1996

Evanston Personality: Sylvia Hernandez
Pioneer Press – Thursday, September 12, 1996

The Truant Artist
Stage View – Thursday, September 12, 1996

Do-it-yourselfers show their class – Back-to-school time not just for book learning
Chicago Sun-Times – Friday, September 6, 1996

1995-1996 Season

Students flip for trapeze teacher
Chicago Sun-Times – Sunday, August 18, 1996

Girls Day Bogus?
Chicago Tribune – Tuesday, May 07, 1996

Teruel Takes To The Stage Again
Chicago Tribune – Friday, March 22, 1996

The Actors Gymnasium Performs
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, March 21, 1996

Bodies in motion: School helps performers learn a wide variety of physical skills
Chicago Tribune – Thursday, November 9, 1995

School For Swingers
Chicago Reader (IL) – Thursday, November 2, 1995

Theatrics: Stunt Growth
Chicago Magazine – Sunday, October 1, 1995

Working Out at the Actors Gymnasium
Performink – Thursday, September 14, 1995

Gym Skills Take Spotlight At Evanston Theater School
Chicago Sun-Times – Thursday, August 24, 1995

Archive

The Actor’s Gymnasium Presents the Flying Griffin in Gulliver’s Circus
Dialogue

Actor’s Gym Moves Into Chicago
Performink

After Hours
Chicago Tribune

Close to Home in the North Suburbs
Chicago Tribune

Clowning Around

Clowning Around for Kids
Chicago Parent

Friday Clowning Around
Chicago Tribune

Gulliver’s Circus
UR Chicago

Juggling for a Cause
Pioneer Press

Learning to Fly: Students find Community Through Circus 
Mark Ficken

Lost and Found: A Recycled Circus

Misc. Madness
Pioneer Press

Not Clowning Around
Pioneer Press

Sylvia Hernandez Teacher of Circus Arts
Formative Years