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Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:24 pm

Scott Richardson’s theatrical labor of love brings eclectic culture to Springfield

“I would say buying real estate is an emotional decision,” says Scott Richardson. “It’s probably not the wisest move, but sometimes you follow the heart. So we bought a theater...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 04:01 pm

And don’t miss Den of Thieves by the Less is More Theatre Company

Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson, the head of the UIS theatre department these last 10 years, is taking a sabbatical this semester, but he is staying home in Springfield. As head of an academic program, he do...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 02:55 am
The new year begins with exciting theater in Springfield, with the now-playing Chess, a musical by Benny Anderssen and Bjorn Ulvaes (of ABBA fame) with lyrics by Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evit...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 02:55 am

On New Year’s Eve come downtown for a bargain celebration of the arts

On Dec. 31, 1987, Springfield became the first city in Illinois to host a First Night event celebrating the new year through the arts. Penny Wollan-Kriel, executive director of the Springfield Area Ar...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:14 pm

Shenandoah at New Salem July 15-17 and 21-24

Don’t let the music fool you. The stage adaptation of Shenandoah is a drama. Set in the Commonwealth of Virginia during the Civil War, the play explores the impact of the war on a family whose p...
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...


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