THUMBS UP: Good luck to DIY Teen Theatre's cast of "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," a political satire about America's controversial seventh president. While the historical setting of the musical is early 19th century America, the cast will be decked out in post-punk fashions. Show times are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Fitz's Spare Keys in Elmhurst.
THUMBS DOWN: Our thoughts are with the family, friends and countless children whose lives were impacted by Michele Turrise, a 36-year-old Field School kindergarten teacher who died unexpectedly July 2. Her District 205 colleagues talked about the energy and enthusiasm she brought to the classroom every day. No doubt, Turrise, a wife and mother of two young children, will be missed.