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Thursday, May 26, 2011 06:26 am
Summer theater is upon us and there’s quite an exciting list of possibilities for area theater-goers over the next three months.Theatre in the Park at New Salem outside Petersburg opens its seas...
Thursday, March 24, 2011 06:30 pm

This year’s show features witches, greasers, and man-eating plants!

What do an Olympic figure skater, your favorite musicals and the greatest family entertainment in the area have in common? If you’re thinking of the Ice Capades then you’re in for a season...
Thursday, March 24, 2011 06:30 pm

Presidential Museum commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with Flight

Playwright Charlayne Woodard has something in common with her characters. Like Oh Beah, Mercy, Ezra, Alma, and Nate – the five slaves in Flight’s ensemble – Woodard is compelled to t...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 10:55 am
The new year has begun with some new titles on area stages and several more are coming up in the coming weeks.Seeing the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee recently (a Springfield Thea...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 07:01 pm

Veteran performers host annual show to benefit Senior Services

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that members of The Mature Mob – Springfield’s over 50 singing and dancing troupe – are a little more “hip” than average senior citi...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 02:32 am

A Long Way Home depicts the struggle of coming back from war

When Springfield resident Tom Jones reads about or meets a young veteran returning from Iraq or Afghanistan, something deep within him stirs. Jones remembers well the difficulties of adjusting to life...
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 04:11 pm

New Salem production brings Foote’s last play to life

When Horton Foote died last year at the age of 92, America lost one of its most prolific and endearing dramatists. Foote, who was still writing until his last days, completed more than 60 plays and sc...
Thursday, June 17, 2010 07:05 am

Seussical, The Musical, opens the Muni’s season, 60 years after it all began

Only through the lens of the late Theodor Seuss Geisle, better known as Dr. Seuss, can a chaotic menagerie of made-up creatures bring order and wisdom from whimsy and fun. Filled with comedies such as...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 07:46 pm

Springfield embraces artists of the spoken word

In a city largely absent of activities and events related to African American culture, Springfield’s black residents have long suffered from the “there’s-nothing-to-do syndrome.&rdqu...

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