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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 08:10 am

Hedwig is a “transformative” rock musical

“The word of the day is ‘immersion,’” says Legacy Theatre owner Scott Richardson, and truthfully there are few more appropriate terms to describe the Legacy’s production ...
Thursday, July 19, 2012 02:55 am

Civil War Journeys continues at New Salem’s Theatre in the Park July 19-22

The stories we tell and the songs we sing help us make sense of the past, understand the present and build the future. Civil War Journeys, which opened last weekend at New Salem’s Theatre in the...
Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:24 pm

Scott Richardson’s theatrical labor of love brings eclectic culture to Springfield

“I would say buying real estate is an emotional decision,” says Scott Richardson. “It’s probably not the wisest move, but sometimes you follow the heart. So we bought a theater...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 04:01 pm

And don’t miss Den of Thieves by the Less is More Theatre Company

Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson, the head of the UIS theatre department these last 10 years, is taking a sabbatical this semester, but he is staying home in Springfield. As head of an academic program, he do...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 02:55 am
The new year begins with exciting theater in Springfield, with the now-playing Chess, a musical by Benny Anderssen and Bjorn Ulvaes (of ABBA fame) with lyrics by Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evit...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 02:55 am

On New Year’s Eve come downtown for a bargain celebration of the arts

On Dec. 31, 1987, Springfield became the first city in Illinois to host a First Night event celebrating the new year through the arts. Penny Wollan-Kriel, executive director of the Springfield Area Ar...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:14 pm

Shenandoah at New Salem July 15-17 and 21-24

Don’t let the music fool you. The stage adaptation of Shenandoah is a drama. Set in the Commonwealth of Virginia during the Civil War, the play explores the impact of the war on a family whose p...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 06:26 am
Summer theater is upon us and there’s quite an exciting list of possibilities for area theater-goers over the next three months.Theatre in the Park at New Salem outside Petersburg opens its seas...
Thursday, March 24, 2011 06:30 pm

This year’s show features witches, greasers, and man-eating plants!

What do an Olympic figure skater, your favorite musicals and the greatest family entertainment in the area have in common? If you’re thinking of the Ice Capades then you’re in for a season...


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