The Dog Ate My Blog: Happy Summer!

Let’s be real, parents. Summer strikes both fear and joy in the hearts of many. Although everyone knows that summer is an important time for children to participate in outdoor ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Aurora Pride

The weekend heat wave is cooling down this morning but Paramount Proud led Sunday’s first ever, history-making Aurora Pride Parade participating with over 300 marchers in our own ranks! I still ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Producers Callbacks

Had a late night last night after a full day at the Copley for callback auditions. It’s time for Paramount’s production of The Producers next season. Jam packed as it was, it never ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Closing Once

It’s a wrap! A closing weekend like none other, my friends! Of course, it’s likely that I say this for every Broadway Series production but there’s something about bringing our ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Remembering Rachel

MAY 29. My birthday and Jim Corti Day here in Aurora as proclaimed by our Mayor Richard Irvin last November. Tim Rater got his own day on his birthday too, ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: The Magic of Once

On the sixth of May, a sunny, breezy Sunday afternoon on Stolp Island, cars are slowing down at the Galena Boulevard crosswalks for the processional of theater patrons ambling their ... Read More

Once Reviews

CRITIC REVIEWS “Beautiful and moving” … “probably your last chance to see ‘Once’ in the Chicago area at this level.” 4 out of 4 stars
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune “SO well-performed” … ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Opening Once

It’s May Day, and “the lusty month of May” begins! Spring is really here! And I’m happy to say Paramount’s production of Once enraptured our audience for Press Opening Saturday night, and the ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Putting It All Together

Sunday evening, the company of Paramount’s Once did a run-through of the show, the first since our tech rehearsals began last Wednesday evening with Sound Designer Adam Rosenthal performing the greatest ... Read More