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Thursday, June 3, 2004 12:00 am
Summertime on area stages always seems to hark back to the old days of summer stock -- big tried-and-true musicals, comedies, light fare. That's mostly the case for the summer of 2004, but a fe
Thursday, June 3, 2004 12:00 am
In her last book, Nine Nights on the Windy Tree, Martha Miller introduced Bertha Brannon, a Springfield lawyer who finds herself involved in a mystery. It was a good read, and I was looking for
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Thursday, May 13, 2004 12:00 am
Springfield stages are busy these days, with more new and experimental works being staged here than in most communities of comparable size. Here are just a few of the new shows being hatched loc
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Thursday, April 29, 2004 12:00 am
The new Center for the Arts is showcasing the talents of its tenants with a gala on Saturday, May 1. Titled "Beyond Our Dream," the fundraiser and celebration features performances running simultaneou
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Thursday, April 15, 2004 12:00 am
Forever Plaid, the tuneful show that was an off-Broadway hit in 1990 and has played here several times, is back for two weeks at the Springfield Center for the Arts. The Gordon Productions show, which
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Thursday, March 25, 2004 12:00 am
Sacred Heart-Griffin High School this week reprises the musical Children of Eden, which was produced there a few years back and eventually was performed at Muni Opera. The show, which tells the Old Te
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Thursday, March 11, 2004 12:00 am
Shakespeare's As You Like It, staged by Michael Savage at Springfield Theatre Centre, concludes its run this weekend, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 12-13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13. Utilizin
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Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 12:00 am
When Roxy Group's Swingtime Canteen opens this weekend at the Center for the Arts, many will remember the weekend after 9/11 when this valentine to the World War II-era USO shows first played a
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Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004 12:00 am
Auditions for Noel Coward's classic 1925 comedy Hay Fevertake place on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 22-23, at the UIS Studio Theatre from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Callbacks are on Tuesday, Feb. 24. The show,


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