Tina St. Angelo Wetzel

Tina St. Angelo Wetzel

I live in Naperville IL, a Chicago suburb. Theater and the arts is a passion.  I have been to almost every theater venue in Chicago and the regional theaters including Drury Lane Oakbrook, Marriott Lincolnshire and the Paramount in Aurora. On a personal note I have been involved with The Summer Place community theater in Naperville IL for more than 50 years as a performer. I have also performed at other venues in the area. This opportunity to let a larger audience know about the state of theater and the amazing talent in the Chicago area is an honor. 




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First Show:

Golden Boy starring Sammy Davis, Jr.

Favorite Show:

A Chorus Line

Favorite Stories:



MOST POPULAR ARTICLES

Review: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL CRYSTAL at NOW Arena Hoffman Estates
Review: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL CRYSTAL at NOW Arena Hoffman Estates
March 23, 2024

Crystal, the latest Cirque du Soleil production and playing through Sunday, March 24 at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates, is the story about a young woman escaping the realities of her life by living in her imagination.

Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Paramount Copley Theatre Aurora
Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Paramount Copley Theatre Aurora
March 22, 2024

Read BroadwayWorld's review of A Streetcar Named Desire at Paramount Copley Theatre Aurora.

Review: DEATHTRAP at BrightSide Theatre
Review: DEATHTRAP at BrightSide Theatre
March 11, 2024

This is the description of Ira Levin’s comedic-thriller Deathrap. It is running through March 24 at BrightSide Theatre in Naperville. It ran on Broadway for 4 years and was made into a successful film starring Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve and Dyan Cannon.

Review: BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre Aurora IL
Review: BILLY ELLIOT at Paramount Theatre Aurora IL
February 19, 2024

That was my feeling after seeing this new production of Billy Elliot at the Paramount Theatre. It runs through March 24. The book and lyrics were written by Lee Hall. The amazing score was written by Sir Elton John. The original 2005 stage musical was inspired by the 2000 film.

Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, IL
February 2, 2024

The new production at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace is Fiddler on the Roof.  Under the direction of Elizabeth Margolius, this is a different looking production. It works. The scenic design is subtle but very powerful.

Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL
Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL
February 1, 2024

The new production at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire is In The Heights. The music and lyrics are by Lin-Manuel Miranda (pre-Hamilton) and the book is by Quiara Alegria Hudes.  Washington Heights in New York City is the setting. This is a story about hope, love but mostly family.

Review: ROALD DAHL'S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Paramount Theatre Aurora, IL
Review: ROALD DAHL'S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Paramount Theatre Aurora, IL
November 18, 2023

There are not enough words to describe Paramount Theatre’s current production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which is based on the book by Roald Dahl. Director Trent Stork and this cast (over 20) brings the world of imagination to vivid life.

Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, IL
November 17, 2023

The new production at Drury Lane Theatre is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.  It is an updated version of the 1957 and 1965 TV films starring Julie Andrews and then Lesley Ann Warren. The original book was written by Oscar Hammerstein II.

Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL
Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL
November 16, 2023

The current production at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire is Beautiful, the Carole King Musical. This is more than a jukebox musical. It tells the amazing story of one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th Century and how her story evolved. It begins with Carole’s June 1971 concert at Carnegie Hall.

Review: BRIGADOON at Music Theater Works At The North Shore For The Performing Arts
Review: BRIGADOON at Music Theater Works At The North Shore For The Performing Arts
October 23, 2023

?This is the premise of Brigadoon, the current production by Music Theater Works at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. Lerner and Loewe’s 1947 musical about the mythical Scottish village is given new life by director and board member Sasha Gerritson.

Review: BRIGADOON at Music Theater Works At The North Shore Center For The Performing Arts
Review: BRIGADOON at Music Theater Works At The North Shore Center For The Performing Arts
October 22, 2023

What did our critic think of BRIGADOON at Music Theater Works At The North Shore Center For The Performing Arts?

Review: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Copley Theatre
Review: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Copley Theatre
October 13, 2023

What did our critic think of WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Copley Theatre?

Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
September 20, 2023

The Addams Family is the current production at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights and runs through October 8. The musical, written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, is the first time the familiar characters created by Charles Addams appeared on stage.

Review: HAMILTON at James M. Nederlander Theatre
Review: HAMILTON at James M. Nederlander Theatre
September 18, 2023

What did our critic think of Hamilton, currently running at the James M. Nederlander Theatre until December 30? Experience the incredible performances and storytelling that have captivated audiences worldwide.

Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Paramount Theatre Aurora, IL
Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Paramount Theatre Aurora, IL
September 9, 2023

What did our critic think of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Paramount Theatre?

Review: GYPSY A MUSICAL FABLE at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL
Review: GYPSY A MUSICAL FABLE at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL
August 31, 2023

What did our critic think of GYPSY A MUSICAL FABLE at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL?

Review: THE PRODUCERS at North Shore Center For The Performing Arts, Skokie, IL
Review: THE PRODUCERS at North Shore Center For The Performing Arts, Skokie, IL
August 13, 2023

What did our critic think of THE PRODUCERS at North Shore Center For The Performing Arts, Skokie, IL?

Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Copley Theatre, Aurora IL
Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Copley Theatre, Aurora IL
August 4, 2023

What did our critic think of NEXT TO NORMAL at Copley Theatre, Aurora IL? The production runs through September 3. This is the story of any suburban family dealing with bi-polar disorder, the consequences, the treatments and the after effects.

Review: ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S 'WE ARE IN A PLAY' at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL
Review: ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S 'WE ARE IN A PLAY' at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL
July 27, 2023

What did our critic think of ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S 'WE ARE IN A PLAY' at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL?

Review: BUDDY THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL
Review: BUDDY THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL
July 6, 2023

What did our critic think of BUDDY THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL? The current production at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire is Buddy the Buddy Holly Story. It was the first of the jukebox musicals premiering in 1989.  It’s not just the story of the short-lived life of Buddy Holly but it also tells the story of rock ‘n roll in its infancy and the pioneers who created the sound.



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