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Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:08 am

New Salem is All Shook Up

 All Shook Up at Theatre In The Park is a constantly entertaining Elvis Presley “jukebox musical” with surprising depth. From the rousing “Jailhouse Rock” opening to the “Burning Love�...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:08 am

Hairspray at The Legacy all July

 From its magical and jaw-dropping opening moment to the finale that had the audience on its feet cheering, Hairspray at the Legacy Theatre reinvents the delights of old-fashioned musical comedy...
Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:29 am

Evita, a must-see at the Muni

 The Muni Opera is staging the groundbreaking and endlessly entertaining musical Evita for the first time in a generation, and it is a must-see.Evita is the very adult Cinderella story of Eva Dua...
Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:08 am
 “If you want this job, there’s something deeply wrong with you.” – Ronald Reagan in Five PresidentsWhen former president Richard M. Nixon died in 1994, his funeral brought together the f...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 12:10 am
 It’s well established that the 1950s was a decade of enormous change on many fronts. It’s especially true within the narrower context of popular music, from the growth of rock ’n’ roll,...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:09 am

UIS Theatre takes on Pirandello’s haunting humorous Six Characters

 Nearly a century ago, Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello prefigured postmodernism with his then-controversial 1921 play, Six Characters in Search of an Author, which continues its two-week run...
Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:09 am

Six Broadway shows coming to Springfield

 Bryan Rives took over as director of Sangamon Auditorium in October 2017 and has been busy for the past six months reimagining the 40-year-old, 2,005-seat venue both physically and conceptually....
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:09 am
 If country music has a sacred place, it’s the Grand Ole Opry. One country reference book compares it to the importance of the Vatican to the Catholic church. The Opry’s role in the developme...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:07 am
 “Wrongs will be righted if we’re united. Let us seize the day!”These words might sound more like fiery pro-union rhetoric than a lyric from a high-spirited musical romp. Turns out it’s b...

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