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Performing Art
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 12:00 am
Springfield area theater patrons have plenty of reasons to celebrate, thanks to a strong schedule of shows in the next few weeks. On the heels of Springfield Theatre Centre's successful run of Annie,
Performing Art
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004 12:00 am
The new year has begun, the Center for the Arts in downtown Springfield had a spectacular opening, rehearsals began this week for Springfield Theatre Centre's winter production of Edward Albee's power
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003 12:00 am
Next year offers a full playbill of exciting theater, but before we leave 2003, a few exceptional performances bear another mention. A Springfield high school, Sacred-Heart Griffin, raised the
Performing Art
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003 12:00 am

A fall feast: Jack Benny, dueling Shakespeare, prestigious workshops, and the National Theatre of the Deaf

Springfield Theatre Centre's 56th season began last week with Neil Simon's latest Broadway comedy, The Dinner Party. The production winds up this weekend, with performances October 3 through 5. Set in
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003 12:00 am

Edward Albee is once again in fashion, with his plays being performed this season in Chicago, St. Louis, and Springfield.

Illinois Times theater critic Phil Funkenbusch recalls his own days working as the playwright's assistant, back when his boss couldn't get a good review. In January of 1980 I was living in New
Performing Art
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 12:00 am

“Oliver!” at New Salem, the 1800s in Lincoln, and plays for the short attention span. Plus, a confession . . .

OK, I admit it: I saw Muni Opera's The Wizard of Oz three times. It was just one of those special productions in which the audience and the actors each contribute to making an uncommon theatrical even
Performing Art
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003 12:00 am

Another “Oz” opens at the Muni, “Distant Thunder” closes at New Salem, and poets return to the parlor of the Vachel Lindsay Home

Some shows keep coming back every few summers--Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, Peter Pan. This summer it's The Wizard of Oz at the Springfield Muni, opening this weekend and running through August 17.


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