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Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:09 am
 I’ve learned some basic truths in recent months. Among them: pains and little cares, dear, come in little pairs, dear; the rich get rich and the poor get poorer; and, perhaps most important, n...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 The dark, highly-sexualized Cabaret is an interesting choice for the Muni, that stalwart of wholesome outdoor musical theater where the audience is invited to sing the national anthem before eve...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:10 am
 The events that have made headlines throughout this past year make me question how much progress we’ve actually made since that time. [West Side Story] While this story takes place on the stre...
Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:11 am

The Legacy Theater presents Mary Poppins

 Mary Poppins. We all know her and love her from the 1964 Disney movie. She is a little bit sarcastic, clever, always kind and very magical. Did you know, however, that the creator and author of...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:10 am
 Springfield’s Muni Opera was blessed with a dry, comfortable evening for opening night of Seussical the Musical July 10. The show, based on Dr. Seuss’ popular books including Horton Hears a...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:11 am

New season at Sangamon Auditorium covers the waterfront

 The 2015-2016 season for Sangamon Auditorium, UIS has been announced, and at the risk of an internal contradiction, the shows, beginning in September, are typically eclectic. Auditorium director...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am

Steps on the Road to Freedom performs April 29

 While most people think of history as just bygone times, Robert and Patricia Davis breathe life into it through their reenactments of real characters of the slavery and Civil War eras.They have...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
 Signs that fall is approaching: cooler weather, the beginning of football season, this year’s Mature Mob show....Okay, that last one may not be an annual rite of the season for you, but in rec...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 The mercurial weather on what would have been Jekyll & Hyde’s opening night at the Springfield Municipal Opera mirrored well the play itself. A violent, Hyde-like thunderstorm forced a can...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am

The green monster comes to the Muni

 Looking for a place where you can see a wisecracking gingerbread man, an enormous singing dragon, a talking donkey and a diminutive aristocrat sharing the stage with a couple of green freaks who...


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