Theater Light

Welcome to Spotlight on Lake!   As we've progressed through this pandemic, I've tried my best to keep up!  Whenever possible, I'm posting news and information as soon as I get it.  If there's something you'd like to see, let me know and I'll see if I can get it/add it. 

It's looking like like live theater will return in September, so I've changed Theater Listings back to theater,  Click on the header to find listings for live-streamed theatrical and dance performances playing this week.  Click on the header, Theater Listings, and you'll find listings for future online and in-person theater and dance openings.  

Since I've been getting lots of listings for online arts & education - such as Opera (highlights or past performances), Concerts, Entertainment (anything from movies to magic), Galas/Fundraisers, Lectures, Readings, Classes and Webinars - so I've added a new header called What's Coming Up Online.    

Please remember to mask up - it's for your safety!  Carol 

Spotlight on Lake continues to be your guide to what's happening along the Southern Shore of Lake Michigan.  

  • Arts, Dance, Music Spotlight - News from the arts, dance & music communities.  Exhibits & gallery openings; dance company news & performances; opera news & performances; chamber & symphonic orchestral news & performances
  • Entertainment Spotlight - Looking for something to do this week?  Dining, shopping, comedy, magic, concerts  ...  you'll find it here!
  • Event Spotlight - Time specific posts & events.  Events are posted in chronological order, starting with the five here on the home page.  Click on either the Event header or the word More to find upcoming events.  
  • Please Note:  The date(s) and time(s) listed above each article are always in Central time, even though some events (outside northwest Indiana) might be scheduled in Eastern time.  
  • Family & School Spotlight - Upcoming family-friendly movies and live performances.  News about kids camps, school registrations, Boys & Girls Clubs activities, etc.
  • Interviews, Non-Theater Reviews, Stories, Whatever - Original stuff we've written that doesn't fit anywhere else. | Reviews of specials - dance, circus , ice shows, concerts, exhibits and so on.  .   
  • News Spotlight - Lots of local & statewide news.  
  • Sports News - News and scores from the Chicago Fire, Gary SouthShore RailCats and Schaumberg Boomers.  News about upcoming sports happenings | Team sports - baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and more.  Individual sports - tennis, golf, running, hunting, fishing, boating, and more.
  • Spotlight on Reviews by Carol Moore - Reviews of live professional (Equity & Non-Equity) and community theater productions throughout Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana by Carol Moore, Jeffrey Leibham, Alan Bresloff and others.
  • Theater Spotlight - All the latest theater news.
  • Theater Listings - Plan your live theater evening with our comprehensive listing of what's playing this week as well as coming productions.  
  • What's Coming Up Online  - Opera (highlights or past performances), Concerts, Entertainment (anything from movies to magic), Galas/Fundraisers, Lectures, Readings, Classes and Webinars.  

If you'd like to become a registered user at Spotlight on Lake, send an email to, and I'll set up an account for you. Once you become a registered user on Spotlight on Lake, you'll be able to post your own news.  

If you don't want to post your own news, you can always send a Press Release to and I'll post your information