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Performing Art
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 12:00 am

Walking Across Egypt, at New Salem Aug. 29-31

A number of years ago there was a craze for bracelets with the initials “WWJD” which stands for “What would Jesus do?” Surely this is a worthy question, but the sheer number of those bracelets
Performing Art
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 12:00 am

At the Hoogland, three performances left, Aug. 30-Sept. 1

 When the musical Memphis opened on Broadway in 2009 it was certainly successful, winning four Tony Awards including Best Musical. Critical response, however, was mixed, with the book by Joe DiPi
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:00 am

Is MacArthur Boulevard facing a death spiral? Or a new frontier?

 Last week brought word that the owners of Springfield’s Town & Country Shopping Center are facing bank foreclosure. Business failure is never good news, and this one marks the latest contr
Performing Art
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 12:00 am
 The Wizard of Oz is part of American entertainment’s DNA. Since its publication in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s book, and the films and stage versions to follow, have been celebrated and analyzed a
Performing Art
Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:00 am

A thoroughly modern controversy?

 Thoroughly Modern Millie is The Muni at its best, filling the stage with spectacle and the night with song and laughter. It’s (mostly) a charming and hilarious story of misguided lovers strugg
Performing Art
Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:00 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�
Performing Art
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:00 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
Performing Art
Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:00 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


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