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Modern Exploration Society Calls for Proposals for $15,000 Pathfinder Prize

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Hidden Compass, a women-founded media company and modern exploration society, has just announced a call for proposals for their first annual Hidden Compass Pathfinder Prize. The $15,000 prize will fund a curious team of modern explorers and allow them to share their discoveries with the public.

Hidden Compass is accepting proposals through July 20 at which point a panel of experts will review the submissions and select three finalists. Hidden Compass co-founders Sivani Babu and Sabine K. Bergmann, who will also serve on the advisory panel, say they're looking for one thing: creativity.

"We're interested in exploration in all its forms," says Babu. "We want the types of proposals to be as diverse as the people who submit them. Because in the 21st century, everyone should be able to be an explorer. So whether these expeditions touch on history, science, art, ethics, or something else entirely, we welcome them - and look forward to finding something we didn't even know we were looking for."

Innovation is not only welcome in the proposals but is also driving the process of selecting the winner. After the panel of experts selects the finalists, expedition teams will pitch Allies - members of Hidden Compass's modern exploration society, The Alliance. Allies will then vote to decide the winner, who will be announced at Hidden Compass's virtual Ethos of Exploration Event in late 2022.

The Pathfinder Prize is a nod to the days of old, when exploration societies funded grand expeditions. But while expeditions of the past often held conquest as a goal, the modern journey funded by the Hidden Compass Pathfinder Prize is intended to set its sights on curiosity.

Since its founding in 2017, Hidden Compass has pioneered ways for audiences to participate in both journalism and exploration. Drawing inspiration from farm-to-table trends in the food industry, Hidden Compass: The Magazine invites audiences to see and support where the stories they read are coming from. In 2020, the publication became the first in the world to host patronage campaigns for every journalist it publishes - on top of the storytellers' article pay.

"Modern media companies really miss the mark when it comes to honoring readers, storytellers, and explorers," says Bergmann. "Right now, we live in an era of clickbait and cynicism where we focus on humanity's greatest problems, rather than our greatest opportunities. We're different. We're ending the era of junk food media by uniting audiences with the humans, causes, and possibilities behind award-winning stories and groundbreaking expeditions."

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About Hidden Compass:

Hidden Compass is an independent journalism outlet and modern exploration society transforming the way audiences participate in journalism and exploration. Co-founders Sivani Babu and Sabine K. Bergmann, who have 25 years of experience in journalism and publishing, launched Hidden Compass in 2017 as an alternative to unhealthy, clickbait-laden content - what they call "junk food media." In 2020, the company pioneered a unique business model, leveraging patronage campaigns to increase journalists' pay and audience participation. The following year, readership grew by more than 40 percent, and Newsweek named Hidden Compass a finalist in its Future of Travel Awards. Learn more at .


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The Old Saloon of Emigrant, Montana celebrates its 120th Anniversary

EMIGRANT, Mont. -- The Old Saloon, just 25 miles north of the entrance to Yellowstone National Park, is celebrating its 120th anniversary. The historic and legendary establishment has been serving outlaws and cowgirls since 1902.

The Old Saloon kicks off the celebration with its 6th Annual Testicle Festival Sunday, May 29, 2022. This free event has become a local favorite with cornhole and plenty of dancing.

"We continue to be excited about being stewards of The Old Saloon and look forward to a great year celebrating our 120th anniversary," says Brett Evje, co-owner and operating partner for the establishment.

There is a stand-out Summer Music Series planned. In addition to weekly music the Headliner ticketed shows are:

June 4: Tylor & The Train Robbers

June 17: Jackson Taylor & The Sinners/Jesse Daniel

June 24: The Steel Woods

July 8: Steve Earle & The Dukes with special guest The Whitmore Sisters -- also our special 120th Celebration

July 14: Paul Cauthen

July 15: Jamey Johnson

July 16: Midland

July 17: Shakey Graves

July 27: The Dead South

August 4: Reckless Kelly with Josh Meloy

August 13: Mike and the Moonpies with The Wilder Blue

August 19: Pure Prairie League

August 20: Randy Rogers Band with Wade Bowen

September 17: Marshall Tucker Band


Music starts at 7 p.m. / doors 5:30 p.m.

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Evje adds, "There was a time when the dining room ran as a separate business called the Livery Stable, but historically it was simply the dining room for The Old Saloon. We will be restoring the front of the building to reflect the former reference. We hope everyone will come out this summer for a good time."


Established in 1902, The Old Saloon is a classic western bar and eatery that not only offers great food, cold beer & whiskey but also hosts big name music during the summer and local music all year round.

210 Railroad Lane, Emigrant, Montana 59027


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Epistemologist Procopius Canning’s new book advocates for an International Dark Sky Preservation Treaty

SHELBURNE, Nova Scotia -- Perusine Press announces the release of the Special Collector's Edition of "An Epistemologist Proves Einstein's Theory of General Relativity to be False" (ISBN: 979-8804556472) by Procopius Canning, a book designed for both the layperson and the professional, focused upon the phenomenon of time, but with an environmental activist twist.

Einstein's claim that time is a relative phenomenon, posited within his Theory of Relativity, is incongruent with much of quantum mechanics, and after 50 years, the proof remains aloof. This intriguing book presents an antithesis to the relativity of time, while always remaining within the credible boundaries of the branch of philosophy that we call epistemology, to do so.

Designed so that any interested layperson will be able to understand the contents, first the book explains the fundamentals of epistemology, which then serves as an instruction manual to understand the epistemological argument, and symbolic logic, to follow.

Here the reader will find a concise epistemological dictionary, a short history of skepticism and its basic tenets, an explanation of how we use thought experiments in philosophy, with examples from Plato's Allegory of the Cave to Gilbert Harman's Brain in a Vat. All fascinating topics in themselves, and included to support the veracity of the argument and proof.

The Addendum to this special collector's edition includes a short history of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto and the first Pugwash International Peace Conference, and similarly, argues for an International Dark Sky Preservation Treaty. The book proposes a conference to address the militarization of space, light pollution that impairs astronomy, and even the concern of possible commercial advertising orbiting in space.

"Today it is not only the Earth below us that we must act to prevent from harm, but the heavens above us, as well," states the author, Procopius Canning.

The book contains open letters to the reader, appropriate government officials, NASA, Elon Musk, Greta Thunberg, and faith leaders, and asks them to join together to help with this important cause for our, and our future generations', benefit.

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The Lowell Chamber Orchestra is proud to present ‘LCO Pride: A Rainbow of Repertoire’

LOWELL, Mass. -- The Lowell Chamber Orchestra is proud to present "LCO Pride: A Rainbow of Repertoire" on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Middlesex Community College in Lowell, Massachusetts. This chamber concert will celebrate Pride Month by showcasing LGBTQ+ composers from the Lowell area and around the world.

Creative director of LCO, Em Russell, states that putting on this concert has been a dream of the theirs since the orchestra's very first season! As well as works by Jean-Baptiste Lully, Benjamin Britten, this concert will showcase a World Premiere by composer Julia Moss, featuring soloist mezzo-soprano Julianna Smith, as well as exciting works by four other living composers.

Queer people have made many significant contributions to the classical music community, yet their identities are often concealed. This concert is meant to embrace and celebrate these identities, which we hope can one day become the norm in classical music culture.

Stylistically, this concert really has something for everyone, from poetry lovers to rock metal-heads. While Kevin Lubin's string quartet "The Flower Shop" includes a spoken narration with words by Virginia Woolf; Hannah Rice has written a Heavy Metal string quartet called "SQ666," which has been composed using techniques from heavy metal rock music.

This concert also features a variety of ensemble sizes, varying from string quartets all the way up to large ensemble works conducted by LCO's music director Orlando Cela. Steven Sérpa's "An Invocation," for solo oboe and strings, is a tone poem inspired by his long-time collaborator, queer poet Jeffery Beam, about the small beauties of nature. Sérpa has also written about more difficult topics, including an oratorio on HIV stigma with Inversion Ensemble and an opera responding to the Pulse nightclub shooting with companies in Chicago, Montréal, Hartford, and Austin.

Ethan Soledad's "Why Wait," for a 9-person ensemble, is about his own journey of self-discovery and defeating self-doubt. Ethan's music has been described as "bold, dramatic, and unapologetically expressive."

The largest work of the afternoon will be a World Premiere by composer Julia Moss: "The World is Too Much for Us". Written for mezzo-soprano soloist Julianna Smith and a 10-person chamber ensemble, the work is based on conversations between the composer-performer pair about the feeling of being overwhelmed by the ever-growing clutter of life. Inspired by these ideas, she chose to set the piece to a poem by William Wordsworth about how we have become so obsessed with possessing material items and controlling nature.

"By drowning out nature," Moss says, "we are really drowning out ourselves. The piece is meant to be an optimistic and empowering reminder of what we should really be paying attention to." In the fall of 2022, Moss will enroll at the University of Southern California's (USC) Thornton School of Music to earn a Masters in Music Composition.

"We also wanted to show through our programming that queer composers have stood the test of time. There are so many composers whose music we play all the time and whose names most anyone would recognize, but nobody knows they were queer. Tchaikovsky, for instance. He was queer. Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, Benjamin Britten, just to name a few more of the "classics." And of course this doesn't even start to scratch the surface of the loads of queer composers living today, nor accurately represent the diversity that exists among them. But this is why we wanted to program someone as old as Baroque composer Jean-Baptiste Lully, who was born in 1632, to show that we really have been here all along, only now can we start to proudly assert our identities."


The Lowell Chamber Orchestra is Lowell's first and only professional orchestra, demolishing the socio-economic barriers to classical music by always providing the area with music at a very high level, of all styles and eras. Consequently, this event is free of charge, but donations are kindly requested.

If you believe this concert to be a worthy cause and are able to contribute to the event funds, please donate at the link below. Thank you!

"LCO: Pride: A Rainbow of Repertoire"

Sunday, June 5, 3 p.m.

Richard and Nancy Donahue Academic Arts Center

Recital Hall

240 Central Street, Lowell, MA

Free to attend, no tickets, just show up - Mask required

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Trauma and Substance Abuse Survivor Turned Writer and Entrepreneur, Shannan Mondor Turns Addiction Into Triumph In Debut Memoir

CALGARY, Alberta -- "HOW IN THE HELL DID I GET HERE? Forever Changing the Genetic Blueprint" (ISBN: 978-0228871224) is a riveting and raw story of how author Shannan Mondor overcame alcoholism and mental illness and broke free from the genetic blueprint of addiction that demonized her family for generations.

She sets you in a front row seat as she shares her life story and experiences, which show the strength, determination and courage of how she no longer wanted to continue with this way of life, and how she would do whatever it took to protect her children from being exposed to a life of addiction that is so normalized and influenced within society.

She teaches about addiction and the consequences of speaking her truth. She fights past fear, loneliness and judgment to end her inner pain that has haunted her for years, and finds inner peace. Along her path she realizes how life is a spiritual journey and there is a lesson to be learned with every experience, personal encounter and relationship. Mondor is sharing her inspiring story in the highly anticipated memoir "HOW IN THE HELL DID I GET HERE? Forever Changing the Genetic Blueprint."

"HOW IN THE HELL DID I GET HERE? Forever Changing the Genetic Blueprint" (Tellwell Publishing, March, 2022), takes readers through Mondor's rehab and recovery journey and showcases how important it is to have a relationship with yourself, that you have the power to change everything, and it all comes from within.

"I've learned that there is nothing more powerful than the strength that I have inside me and EVERYTHING starts there. I am the only one in control of my life. I make all the decisions. By facing my fears and being truthful of who I am, my past, accepting all my good and bad qualities, I've learned to love myself and then I started to heal. This was the most powerful thing I have ever experienced and it has changed my life forever. For the first time in my life, I have complete clarity of who I am, where I am going and what my life purpose is," said Mondor when reflecting on her experience. "I hope that my readers will look at their own life story and be able to relate to what I am saying and make the right decisions for themselves in their own lives."

Not a victim, but a survivor, Mondor reclaimed her power after years of trauma, substance abuse and poor relationships. She now has four beautiful children, a husband and a successful career sharing her story as an inspirational speaker and now as a published author.

In addition to writing and speaking engagements, Mondor has created a brand with the motto "Fear Fighter". It is no surprise that Mondor and her Fear Fighter brand thrive off of promoting living a positive, fearless and powerful lifestyle. "I have dedicated my life to teaching people through my own experiences about addiction about how to find their power within. I speak in depth on how I tackled my fears and what I learned throughout my journey".

To learn more about Shannan Mondor and "HOW IN THE HELL DID I GET HERE? Forever Changing the Genetic Blueprint," please visit

"HOW IN THE HELL DID I GET HERE? Forever Changing the Genetic Blueprint" is out now from Tellwell Publishing and is available through Amazon.

Review copies of "HOW IN THE HELL DID I GET HERE? Forever Changing the Genetic Blueprint" are available upon request. Shannan is available for interviews and commentary. Paperback: ISBN-13: 9780228871224 / Hardcover: ISBN-13: 9780228871231 / EBOOK: ISBN-13: 9780228871248.

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‘Cinco De Mayo’ Book Gets Second Edition

AUSTIN, Texas -- The highly anticipated Second Edition of "Cinco de Mayo: What is Everybody Celebrating" (ISBN: 978-1792371936; Condesa Publications) by author Donald W Miles has been released. "Cinco de Mayo: What is Everybody Celebrating" is an informative high school and college level text about the history of Cinco de Mayo.

One of the few age-appropriate texts for teens and young adults learning about the history of the holiday, the book is a deep dive into the French Invasion of Mexico, and why Cinco de Mayo celebrations became so popular within the United States. With a wealth of historical information that can be used year-round to supplement curriculum in Spanish language and history classes, the book is the perfect addition to a classroom.

The original 2006 edition has now been updated to include color photographs in every chapter and maps to help readers navigate the story. There's also a new cover which has already won graphics awards for the book design firm that created it. The photos were taken by the author and his wife (who is originally from Mexico City) during more than 50 years of family visits and travel to as many as 53 cities in Mexico.

"The style is pacey, flowing and dramatic, colorful and often funny. Cinco de Mayo is an enjoyable read for history buffs, no matter what their favorite nation or time is," said Joy Calderwood of Reader's Choice Reviews.

Don Miles brings out many colorful and human aspects often lost in the traditionally technical histories," said Dr. Robert Pierce, Professor Emeritus, Journalism and Communications, University of Florida. "His intimate knowledge of the Mexican culture is reflected in all that he writes."

More about Miles and his works can be found at

The website also includes resources for teachers interested in using the book in their curriculum.

The book is currently available where all books are sold. Contact for bulk orders.

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New Memoir has Grit, Faith and Compassion – Larry Callies, the Black Cowboy Story

ROSENBERG, Texas -- "HERE COMES COWBOY LARRY, STEPPING OUT IN FAITH" (ISBN 978-1667838816) is the biographical story of Larry Callies in his own words, he dreamt from the age of ten of becoming a Cowboy; and his spiritual journey as man of color to the founding of the First Museum honoring the long history of the Black Cowboy Heritage.

Born in El Campo, Texas in 1952, Larry Callies' life begins as the veil of the Segregation Era was lifted, and the unregulated racial divide offered scant opportunities with harsh limitations and constant strife with the rise of civil rights and black empowerment.

This must-read story shares insight into Larry's unshakeable grit, unrelenting compassion, unbending stubbornness, and unmistakable kindness which Larry cultivated while growing up in a segregated Southeast Texas over three decades on ranches, singing Country Western songs at the then segregated Gilley's Nightclub with Gilley's all white band, and life-risking bull penning jobs.

Together, the reader will experience Larry's dream unfolding and take on different shapes through the influences in his life from his Cowboy Father, his Christian Mother, and Famous Cousins to Community Members, Famous Singers, to his eventual tragedy when Larry was diagnosed with Vocal Dysphonia and ultimately ending his budding singing career.

Larry's greatest success came when he accepted, his now famous quote, "I am a Christian first, and a Cowboy second."

"HERE COMES COWBOY LARRY, STEPPING OUT IN FAITH" shares how dreams can transform from a vision into reality with faith; when one door closes, God will offer another path of opportunity.

About the Black Cowboy Museum:

Founded by Larry Callies, the museum preserves the legacy and offers a wider celebration to understanding the hidden story behind Black Cowboys and their integral role in the Western Expansion in the ever-transitioning frontier through historical photos, memorabilia, books, newspapers and more. Daily tours are available. More information can be found at

About Larry Callies:

Larry is a professional cowboy, singer, writer, and museum curator and is available for inspirational speaking engagements. For more information call Larry at 281-787-3308 or email

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Covenant Winery Summer Concert Series Debuts Memorial Day Weekend – Monday May 30

BERKELEY, Calif. -- The Covenant Winery Summer Concert Series kicks off Memorial Day weekend in Berkeley with acclaimed French/American jazz pianist, composer and arranger Franck Amsallem. Franck has recorded ten CDs under his own name as well as a collaboration, "New York Stories," with (Berkeley's own) Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, and Danny Gatton on Blue Note.

Born in Oran, French Algeria in 1961, Franck grew up in Nice, France. He spent 20 years in New York City, where he played as a sideman with Gerry Mulligan, Charles Lloyd, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Chambers, Maria Schneider, Kevin Mahogany and Harry Belafonte as well as Gary Bartz, Bobby Watson, Rick Margitza, and Blood Sweat and Tears.

In 1992 Franck released "Out a Day," an award-winning trio CD with the late bassist, Gary Peacock, and drummer Bill Stewart. The recording established him internationally as an in-demand jazz pianist and composer. Franck returned to France in 2001, and his most recent album recorded there is "Gotham Goodbye," a quartet featuring Cuban saxophonist Irving Acao. It has garnered superb reviews worldwide.

East Bay Connection

What brings Franck to Covenant Winery, in Berkeley? In the mid-1970s, young Franck was part of a jazz big band at the French National Music Conservatory in Nice, France. Also in the band was Covenant founding winemaker (and saxophonist), Jeff Morgan, who eventually performed with Franck for some 20 years in New York and Europe before trading in his horn for a wine thief and a second career as a winemaker. But in 1987, the two musicians were co-band leaders for the house band in Monte Carlo at Prince Rainier's Grand Casino in Monaco. Their last gig together was New Year's Eve 1995 at Gotham Bar and Grill in New York City.

That's the year Jeff officially retired from the music business to become a wine journalist and winemaker. During the recent Covid pandemic, Jeff had some time on his hands and started practicing his saxophone again. It had been more than 20 years since he'd touched the instrument. Today, a year later, Jeff has regained his playing chops. He'll be joining Franck at Covenant Winery for their first performance together in 27 years on May 30. Also performing will be Bay Area musicians Gerald Cleaver on drums and Jeff Denson on bass.

"Franck and I have been best friends for nearly 50 years," says Morgan. "But I've been steeped in wine for so long, I never thought I'd play music again - especially with Franck. It's a little scary to get on the bandstand with one of the world's top jazz pianists. But it's also really exciting! I'm looking forward to this long overdue musical reunion."

Other bands to be featured in the music series include the Cyril Grimsich Trio, Felsen, and Morgan's own funk band, Free Run, featuring personnel from the Bay Area. For the complete Covenant Winery concert schedule, click here -

Performances take place between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Except for Amsallem's Monday, Memorial Day appearance, all concerts are on Sundays. Door opens at 1:30.

Tickets can be purchased in advance, and $20 will get you a glass of wine (choice of white, rose or red), light snacks and concert admission. Advanced reservations can be made here -

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Music Theater Works Presents DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID

SKOKIE, Ill. -- Music Theater Works shall present "DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID" at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from June 2, 2022 to June 26, 2022 as the second production of the 2022 Season.

About The Show

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic Disney animated film, "DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID" is a classic and beautiful love story for the entire family. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this Broadway gem will capture your heart with its irresistible song favorites, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

From the moment you step into the theater, this immersive production will make you feel part of Ariel's world. When she disobeys her father, King Triton, and makes a deal with the evil witch, Ursula, Ariel thinks her dreams have come true. But when the bargain is not what it seems, Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to save her true love and restore order under the sea.

Production Details

* Music Theater Works

* Book by Doug Wright
* Music by Alan Menkin
* Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glen Slater
* Music Directed and Conducted by Celia Villacres
* Co-Directed by Stacey Flaster and Joshua Castille
* Choreography by Stacey Flaster and Matthew Weidenbener

Cast Members:
* Joselle Reyes (Ariel)
* Caroline Lyell (Ursula)
* Anakin White (Jetsam)
* Korey White (Grimsby)
* Clayton Cross (Scuttle)
* Gus Franchere (Flotsam)
* Eloise Mulliken (Flounder)
* Nathan Karnik (Prince Eric)
* Thomas E. Squires (King Triton)
* Meredith Wells (Atina, Ensemble)
* Amy Delgado (Aquata, Ensemble)
* Aubrey Trecek (Adella, Ensemble)
* Wesley Anthony Clerge (Sebastian)
* Trillium Falotico (Allana, Ensemble)
* Jimmy Hogan (U/S Flotsam, Jetsam)
* Nick Johnson (Chef Louis, Ensemble)
* Jennifer Ledesma (Andrina, Ensemble)
* Emily Turner (U/S Mersisters, Flounder)
* Chase Infiniti (Arista, U/S Ariel, Ensemble)
* Darryl Jones (Pilot, Ensemble, U/S King Triton)

Creative Team:
* Shane Cinal (Set Designer)
* Will Hughes (Tech Director)
* Joshua Castille (Co-Director)
* Kathy Logelin (Dialect Coach)
* Eric Backus (Sound Designer)
* Celia Villacres (Music Director)
* Bob Silton (Production Manager)
* Andrew Myers (Lighting Designer)
* Eric Nicole Eggers (Stage Manager)
* Dr. Aaron Ozee (Director Of Marketing)
* Rachel Sypniewski (Costume Designer)
* Samantha Salmi (Assistant Stage Manager)
* Kyle A. Dougan (Producing Artistic Director)
* Stacey Flaster (Co-Director & Choreographer)
* Maria "Mimi" Compton (Hair & Make-Up Designer)
* Matthew Weidenbener (Assistant Choreographer)

* Press Performance: Friday, June 3, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
* Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 2:00 PM
* Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
* Sunday, June 5, 2022 @ 2:00 PM
* Wednesday, June 8, 2022 @ 1:00 PM
* Thursday, June 9, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
* Friday, June 10, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
* Saturday, June 11, 2022 @ 2:00 PM
* Saturday, June 11, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
* Sunday, June 12, 2022 @ 2:00 PM
* Sunday, June 12, 2022 @ 6:00 PM
* Wednesday, June 15, 2022 @ 1:00 PM
* Thursday, June 16, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
* Friday, June 17, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
* Saturday, June 18, 2022 @ 2:00 PM
* Saturday, June 18, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
* Sunday, June 19, 2022 @ 2:00 PM
* Sunday, June 19, 2022 @ 6:00 PM
* Wednesday, June 22, 2022 @ 1:00 PM
* Thursday, June 23, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
* Friday, June 24, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
* Saturday, June 25, 2022 @ 2:00 PM
* Saturday, June 25, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
* Sunday, June 26, 2022 @ 2:00 PM


North Theatre

North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie

9501 Skokie Blvd.

Skokie, IL 60077


Ticket prices range from $39 to $106 and tickets for guests 25 and under are half-price.

Box Office: (847) 673-6300


Run Time:

Run time is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.

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For more information about the Health Safety Procedures at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, please visit

Upcoming Shows

Music Theater Works has announced the 2022 Season, opening with Jerry Herman's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (March 10, 2022 - April 3, 2022) starring Ginger Minj from RuPaul's Drag Race, followed by DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID (June 2, 2022 - June 22, 2022), ZORRO: THE MUSICAL (August 11, 2022 - August 21, 2022), CAMELOT (October 30, 2022 - November 13, 2022), and IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS (December 15, 2022 - January 1, 2023).

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About Music Theater Works

Music Theater Works is a professional non-profit theater company based in Wilmette, Illinois featuring a colorful repertoire including operetta, the Golden Age of Broadway, the Great American Songbook, and modern classics since 1980.

As of 2021, Music Theater Works has become a resident theater company at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076).

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Isn’t It Possible to Promote Literacy? Net Profits from 10th Anniversary Edition of ‘Little Green’ will go to Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Paraphrase, LLC, the publisher of "Little Green" (ISBN: 978-0981587943), is donating 500 copies of a special anniversary edition to Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California (RIFSoCal). For 10 years, "Little Green" has been asking, "Isn't it possible?" The frog still can't be a goose, horse, or koi, but it is possible to promote literacy and motivate children to read by providing new books to create home libraries for underserved children in Southern California.

That is, in fact, the mission of the 501(c)(3) organization Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California ( The special edition, celebrating the 50th anniversary of RIFSoCal and the 10th anniversary of "Little Green," is also available on through the end of 2022. Paraphrase has pledged all proceeds from the anniversary edition to RIFSoCal.

"Little Green" is a picture-book for 0-7 year olds, written by Arnold Rudnick, with illustrations by Marcelo Gorenman, featuring a little green frog on a quest to be special. He hops around from animal to animal asking "Isn't it possible?" he can be one of them and do the special things they do. While the reader learns animal groups, skills, traits and sounds, Little Green learns almost anything is possible, but he must start by being himself.

"I hope that someday 'Little Green' and 'Isn't it possible?' will be as familiar to children, and empowering, as 'I Think I Can!' from 'The Little Engine That Could,'" Rudnick says. "Reading makes ALMOST anything possible. I am really excited to partner with Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California on this mission of literacy."

"We are delighted to thank Arnold Rudnick for his most generous donation of 'Little Green,'" says Carol Henault, Executive Director of RIFSoCal. "I can't wait to share this inspirational story with the children in our Motivational Reading Program. Inspiring children's passion for reading is the greatest gift we can give them on their personal road to success. That, and frogs.

"We can always use more frog stories! As Los Angeles and Orange County's largest children's literacy organization, RIFSoCal works every day to share the magic of reading for fun and pleasure with our most vulnerable children. As of our 50th anniversary of celebrating literacy for all children, we will have served 1.7M children, and provided them with more than 5.3M books."

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About Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California:

Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California (RIFSoCal) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote literacy and motivate children to read by providing new books to create home libraries for underserved children in Southern California.

About Paraphrase, LLC:

Paraphrase, LLC, is a boutique publishing company promoting literacy with a mission to create thought-provoking media that educates, entertains, and inspires. Their motto is "Read a book, Read a mind."(tm) Learn more at:

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