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Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 09:37 am

Fall yields a bumper crop of theater

The local fall theater season promises everything from Greek drama to 1930s madcap comedy to recent Broadway musicals. Cal Pritner, longtime faculty member of the Illinois State University...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005 08:15 pm
On a Wednesday afternoon in early July, five teachers huddle in a cluttered second-floor office in the Hoogland Center for the Arts to plan the third and final session of summer theater camp...
Thursday, July 28, 2005 01:54 pm

Teen theater troupe present challenging play this weekend

And now for something completely different: Springfield Theatre Centre’s Active and Creative Teen Theatre troupe is giving us a play to think about this weekend: Boilin...
Thursday, July 21, 2005 01:13 pm
Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson moved to Springfield three years ago to help build a theater program at University of Illinois-Springfield with his wife, Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson, ...
Thursday, July 14, 2005 10:19 pm
So much theater is being performed in the region right now, it’s impossible to see it all. Fortunately, I was able to enjoy three excellent productions last week that ...
Thursday, June 30, 2005 01:45 am
The show of the summer is Ragtime. The musical opened last Friday at the Springfield Muni Opera and runs through this Sunday, July 3. There is not one weak performance in t...
Thursday, June 16, 2005 10:57 pm
Great things are happening on summer stages. I just saw 42nd Street in Sullivan at the Little Theatre on the Square. Having seen back in 1980 the original Broadway production, which began with...
Thursday, May 26, 2005 09:01 pm
I’m playing town crier this week for the comedy Rounding Third, which finishes a two-weekend run at the Hoogland Center for the Arts this Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28. It’s...
Thursday, May 12, 2005 06:45 pm
Springfield gets its first look next week at Rounding Third, a new comedy by Richard Dresser that played off-Broadway and has been a hit in theaters around the country. Jason...
Thursday, April 28, 2005 10:51 pm
Springfield Theatre Centre had a big hit last year with its production of Annie. The same STC directing team (Julie Davis, Doug Hahn, Gary Shull) is back with this week’s opening of By...

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