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2016 – 2017

Dramatic tricks abound in new ‘Magic Play’
The Washington Post – Monday, April 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICK
BroadwayWorld.com – Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Year I Didn’t Go To School: A Homemade Circus- Highflying International Fun
Times Square Chronicles – Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Circus gyms are surviving in world where Ringling Bros. can’t. Here’s how.
Chicago Tribune – Friday , March 17, 2017

Molly Brennan: Malic and Molly make magic
GoPride.com – Friday , March 17, 2017

Helen Hayes, Andrew Hinderaker Return to Olney with ‘The Magic Play’
Patch.com – Thursday, March 16, 2017

REVIEWS – Quest & The Year I Didn’t Go To School: Danzig Family Edition
Dadapalooza – Thursday, March 16, 2017

“The Year I Didn’t Go To School: A Homemade Circus” review by Carol Moore
Around the Town Chicago – Sunday, March 12, 2017

The All-New Circus Is In Town
Crain’s Chicago Business – Friday, March 10, 2017

Full of Heart, THE YEAR I DIDN’T GO TO SCHOOL Magically Brings the Book to Life
Performink – Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Chicago Children’s Theater Stages Circus Adventure in Italy: The Year I Didn’t Go to School
Third Coast Review – Tuesday, March 7, 2017

In the lovely ‘Year,’ stealing away to Italy with a family and a circus dream
Chicago Tribune – Monday, March 6, 2017

Review of The Actors Gymnasium’s Quest
Ada Grey Reviews for You – Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Recommended New Review – The Year I Didn’t Go to School: A Homemade Circus
Chicago Reader – March 2017

‘Quest’
Evanston Round Table – Wednesday, February 22, 2017

33 Perfect Party Places
Hula Frog – Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Review “Quest” (The Actors Gymnasium): “OH MY GOSH!”
The Fourth Wals – Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Actors Gymnasium presents circus-theatre show ‘Quest’
Pioneer Press – Monday, February 13, 2017

BWW Review: Thrilling Production of MOBY DICK Swims into South Coast Repertory
Broadway World – Monday, February 13, 2017

Moby Dick at South Coast Repertory
Huffington Post – Monday, February 13, 2017

“Quest” An Original Circus-Theater Production
Around the Town Chicago – Sunday, February 12, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre’s “Moby Dick” Drops Anchor at South Coast Repertory
Geek Girl Authority – Sunday, February 12, 2017

Acrobatics, trapeze and philosophy intersect in Northwestern alumna’s original play
Daily Northwestern – Thursday, February 9, 2017

Moby Dick Gets a New, Great Retelling at South Coast Repertory
OC Weekly – Wednesday, February 8, 2017

3 fantastic dates with your Chicago kid this winter
Chicago Parent – Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Playbill – Sunday , February 5, 2017

How Aerial Staging Makes the Sea Come Alive in This Moby Dick
Playbill – Sunday, February 5, 2017

Theater Review: “Moby Dick”
San Diego Gay and Lesbian News – Friday, February 3, 2017

At South Coast Rep, a stunning, gravity-defying stab at ‘Moby Dick’
Los Angeles Times – Monday, January 30, 2017

Children’s theater finds home in old police station
Columbia Chronicle – Monday, January 23, 2017

Call him Ishmael’s stage creator: David Catlin’s reimagined ‘Moby-Dick’ comes to Costa Mesa
Los Angeles Times – Friday, January 20, 2017

South Coast Repertory Sails Into New Year With Stunning Adaptation of MOBY DICK
BroadwayWorld – Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thousands ring in the New Year at Evanston’s ‘First Night’ celebration
Chicago Tribune – Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Best of 2016: On Stage in Chicago
Third Coast Review – Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Rough Seas of Fortune
The Washington Free Beacon – Sunday, December 11, 2016 

“Call Me Ishmael” Is the Only Melville Tradition in This Innovative Presentation of Moby Dick
Smithsonian Magazine- Friday, December 9, 2016

A hauntingly beautiful ‘Moby Dick’ surfaces at Arena Stage
Fredericksburg – Thursday, December 8, 2016

An Airborne ‘Moby Dick’ at Arena
The Georgetowner – Thursday, December 8, 2016

BWW Review: MOBY DICK at Arena Stage – Take a Dip Into the Ocean for An Adventure to Remember
BroadwayWorld – Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Moby Dick
Theater Mania – Tuesday, November 29, 2016 

Chicago-launched ‘Moby Dick’ splashes into Arena Stage
Washington Post – Monday, November 28, 2016 

A Physical Telling of Moby Dick
On Tap Magazine – Monday, November 28, 2016 

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

Inside the Actors Gymnasium with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016
Red Tricycle – Monday, October 10, 2016

Aerial Production of Moby Dick Begins Tonight in Atlanta
Playbill – Monday, October 10, 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

Death of a Salesman Cleans Up at Jeff Awards
Playbill – 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