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Thursday, June 26, 2003 02:20 pm

“Big” doings at the Muni—plus three fresh shows at New Salem

Summer has started on a high note, with some memorable performances so far: Cynda Wrightsman's "Lizzie Curry" in New Salem's 110 in the Shade was heartbreaking and moving; and Titanic at the Mu...
Thursday, June 26, 2003 02:20 pm
Last week the new theater season took off with Rich McCoy's production of The Hobbit at the Springfield Theatre Centre. The show has three more performances this weekend, January 17-19. Jason Goodre...
Thursday, June 5, 2003 02:20 pm

Theater in and around Springfield

The Springfield Muni Opera opens this weekend with the Broadway show Titanic: the Musical (June 6-8 and 11-15). With a score by Maury Yeston (Phantom), Titanic won five Tony Awards six years ago, incl...
Thursday, May 29, 2003 02:20 pm
Summer theater has experienced a bit of a boom in central Illinois over the past few years, with more eclectic choices offering something for everyone. Springfield's Muni Opera breaks new ground wit...
Thursday, May 15, 2003 02:20 pm
Theater has always held a mirror up to society, and the view is often unflattering. The old Shubert Theatre in Chicago usually hosts traveling musicals, but this weekend wraps up The Exonerated, a pow...
Tuesday, May 13, 2003 02:20 pm

How Eve Ensler’s body stories became an international phenomenon

Eve Ensler, the 49-year-old author and sometime performer of The Vagina Monologues, is on a pay phone at the Denver International Airport. She's about to board a transpacific flight bound for Melbourn...
Thursday, May 8, 2003 02:20 pm

“Charlotte’s Web,” “A Walk in the Woods,” and a serious play for young people.

If you're planning to take in Charlotte's Web at the Springfield Theatre Centre over the next two weekends (May 9 to 11, and 16 to 18) you might consider going twice. Director Nancy Miller has cast th...
Thursday, May 8, 2003 02:20 pm
Springfield Theatre Centre is presenting Tennessee Williams' drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof this weekend, March 14 through 16, in a production directed by Ed Smith. If you're wondering why STC seems de...
Thursday, April 24, 2003 02:20 pm

Helen Keller, Samson in 1861 Kansas, and “Dimly Perceived Threats to the System”

A touring company of the drama The Miracle Worker makes a stop at UIS's Sangamon Auditorium for one performance Saturday, April 25 (call 206-6160). The four-month, 40-city national tour comes from the...


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