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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...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am

The Springfield Muni Opera’s summer season continues with Elvis rock ’n roll

  “I vote for ‘Fat-Bottomed Girls,’” I hear someone say as I walk backstage at the Springfield Muni Opera. I look up and see director Anna Bussing caught in a brief debate with a member o...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Sound of Music opens the Muni’s summer season

 I guess I just assumed I wouldn’t like the Sound of Music. Until last Friday, I’d never actually seen the play, but I was certain I had enough information to make what seemed like an easy de...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
 In the theater class he teaches at Robert Morris University, George A.M. Heroux advises students to look for plot details from one’s life. “I’ve done that with the plays I’ve written,”...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

Local production continues at the Hoogland Oct. 11-13

 Is it timeless or just old? Inherit the Wind may be a staple of community theater, but can a fictionalized account written 58 years ago about something that happened 88 years ago resonate with A...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:08 pm

Through the years with Springfield’s talented old-timers

If anyone can lay claim to being the “father” of The Mature Mob, it’s Jim Myers. It began in the early ’90s, when Jim, at age 76, began taking tap dance lessons at the Springfi...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 05:01 pm

Muni brings gritty drama Rent to the Springfield stage

When Mac Warren submitted Rent to the Muni’s play reading committee, he knew the edgy show would be a tough sell. The Tony and Pulitzer winning musical, based loosely on La Boheme, depicts New Y...

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