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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 06:04 pm

Talented cast and crew get Muni season underway

Cast members from the organization’s three upcoming shows cheered wildly as Muni President Flynn Hanners mentioned them in his opening night remarks last Friday. As Hanners spoke, th...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 08:37 pm

One Destiny takes place at Ford’s Theatre, a week after Lincoln died

Two actors. No set. Multiple characters, none of whom can be the killer or victim. Wrap it up in no more than 45 minutes. Audience? Everybody age 7 to 70 and beyond. Those were...
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 08:22 pm

Local playwright brings celebratory show to Springfield

In the second act of Ken Bradbury’s The Spirit of Lincoln, musician Barry Cloyd, who serves as the show’s narrator, says that over 16,000 books have been written about our natio...
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 03:57 pm

Mark Gifford composed the music for play at Hoogland

Mark E. Gifford is known throughout the Midwest as a keyboard virtuoso whose concerts at Springfield High School’s restored Orpheum Theater pipe organ are always well attended. But th...
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 11:24 pm

Local actors present a Valentine’s Day dinner theater

The Cubs-White Sox rivalry runs deep in Illinois, and plays a significant part in Bob Bartel’s Dinner with the Mafia, an interactive and locally produced show with two performances on Saturday,...
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 12:58 am

Many Lincoln-related performances in coming weeks

Here are some of the many Lincoln-related theater offerings coming up in the next few weeks: It’s always nice to drive over to Rushville, especially to see what’s playing at the hi...
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 08:07 am
Among the many holiday entertainment offerings in the area — including a beautiful Springfield Ballet Company Nutcracker, LLCC Madrigals, Springfield Choral Society’s A Quiet Chr...
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 10:38 pm
Springfield has a much healthier theater scene than many small cities this size. Hot on the heels of the recent electrifying production of the David Mamet play Glengarry Glenn Ross (as ...

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