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Performing Art
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 12:00 am

Autumn is show time. Get your tickets.

[image-2} There is so much theatre happening in the area these days, there doesn't seem to be a spring/summer/fall/winter season anymore — it's just ongoing all year long, which is g
Performing Art
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 12:00 am

The Nerd continues this weekend at the Hoogland

Untitled Document If you’ve never seen Larry Shue’s play The Nerd, try making a point of catching one of the performances being presented by the Spri
Performing Art
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 12:00 am

Stage version of Ken Kesey novel plays at UIS next week

Untitled Document What has to be the most exciting stage show of the fall is the upcoming One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the stage version of the classic 1962 Ken Kesey novel,
Performing Art
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007 12:00 am

Fall offers a rich lineup of plays and musicals

Untitled Document The fall theater season has much to offer. Here is just some of what will be happening on area stages. The season starts off in a big way Sept. 21-23 at the
Performing Art
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007 12:00 am

The weather’s just another challenge for outdoor theater vets

Untitled Document Every year at least one Muni Opera show suffers from the intense summer heat. This year’s victim was Oklahoma!, which ended the Muni season this past week
Performing Art
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 12:00 am

Age-old love story opens at Theatre in the Park

Untitled Document I have a hunch that one of the highlights of the area’s summer theater will be the rarely seen musical Once on This Island, which opens Friday, July 20, at New
Thursday, May 24, 2007 12:00 am

Area theater venues offer something for everyone this summer

Untitled Document Summer theaters are offering up the new, the old, and the tried-and-true, so there’s something for everyone on area stages this summer. Here are hi
Performing Art
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 12:00 am

Springfield welcomes a comedy about presidential assassins

Every morning for nearly two years now, I’ve passed a lifelike figure of John Wilkes Booth on my way to work at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. This week, Booth comes to life onstage in
Performing Art
Thursday, July 6, 2006 12:00 am

Danger: Adult Content premiers at the Hoogland: Chicago at the Muni

Onstage this week is a two-performance bill of short plays titled Danger: Adult Content, featuring a group of local actors performing 10 short pieces by contemporary American playwright


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