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Thursday, March 17, 2005 07:57 pm
So many companies in the region have scheduled productions of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast during the next few months (including the Springfield Muni, St. Louis’ Muny Opera...
Thursday, March 3, 2005 03:51 am
How long has it been since a high-school show caused controversy? A few years ago, Springfield High School’s production of a harmless Gilbert and Sullivan operetta caused a stir when a...
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 07:03 pm
A deliriously affectionate ensemble of actors is having a ball in Springfield Theatre Centre’s production of the 1930s comedy You Can’t Take It with You, by Moss Hart and George ...
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005 05:41 am
Many area theaters take the opportunity to present new and innovative works during the winter months, something I noted in my last column. The latest example of this trend is Born with ...
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005 03:22 am
The theater department at Parkland College in Champaign invites community members to participate in campus productions. By combining the talents of student and community actors, Parkland has be...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 08:10 pm
Let me mention some of the many good things that happened on area stages in 2004 before taking a look at what's planned for the Springfield-area theater scene this year. The Hoogland Center f...
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004 08:11 pm
If you're looking for an alternative to Christmas-show overload, check out the Portuguese Rodeo Clown Company, which features three actors performing improvisations and other comic antics onsta...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004 08:10 pm
It's Thanksgiving, and that means the start of the Christmas season. The holiday theater season kicks off next week with A Yuletide Festival of Song and Dance, a show by the Mature Mob that's being...
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004 02:30 pm
Springfield Theatre Centre opens its production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman this week on the main stage of the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Don Russell, Loretta Hess, Mac Warren, an...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004 08:10 pm
Halloween is here, and it seems that theater practitioners have decided to produce more than the usual haunted-house fare this year. First, the Roxy Group has created an original show of its own...


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