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Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 12:04 pm
When Roxy Group's Swingtime Canteen opens this weekend at the Center for the Arts, many will remember the weekend after 9/11 when this valentine to the World War II-era USO shows first played a...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004 05:41 am
Auditions for Noel Coward's classic 1925 comedy Hay Fevertake place on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 22-23, at the UIS Studio Theatre from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Callbacks are on Tuesday, Feb. 24. The show, ...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004 08:22 pm

Backstage pass

Two productions of note take place this week and next on local stages. Edward Albee's drama Three Tall Women opens Friday at Springfield Theatre Centre, playing Feb. 6-8 and Feb. 13-15. Ed Smith dir...
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 02:20 pm
Springfield area theater patrons have plenty of reasons to celebrate, thanks to a strong schedule of shows in the next few weeks. On the heels of Springfield Theatre Centre's successful run of Annie, ...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004 02:20 pm
The new year has begun, the Center for the Arts in downtown Springfield had a spectacular opening, rehearsals began this week for Springfield Theatre Centre's winter production of Edward Albee's power...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003 02:20 pm
Springfield gets one last chance to see the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play Proof before it hits the big screen in a version starring Gwyneth Paltrow. The local production, directed by Eri...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003 02:20 pm
Randi Collins-Hard is directing The Laramie Project at Parkland College in Champaign, currently running through Oct. 12. The Laramie Project has been the most-produced play in the United States the pa...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003 02:20 pm

A fall feast: Jack Benny, dueling Shakespeare, prestigious workshops, and the National Theatre of the Deaf

Springfield Theatre Centre's 56th season began last week with Neil Simon's latest Broadway comedy, The Dinner Party. The production winds up this weekend, with performances October 3 through 5. Set in...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 02:20 pm

“Oliver!” at New Salem, the 1800s in Lincoln, and plays for the short attention span. Plus, a confession . . .

OK, I admit it: I saw Muni Opera's The Wizard of Oz three times. It was just one of those special productions in which the audience and the actors each contribute to making an uncommon theatrical even...

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