Tricia Stiller

Tricia Stiller

Review: 'Urinetown' an impressive ensemble effort

Despite its name, which can admittedly raise a few eyebrows among potential ticket buyers, "Urinetown" the musical is a well-structured, multiple-award-winning musical satire that takes a well-placed stab at a number of targets, including corporate corruption, local government, social responsibility and, believe it or not, musical theater!

Review: 'Awakening' an eye-opener

The united efforts of The University of Illinois departments of theatre, music and dance exploded on stage Thursday in a stellar opening-night performance of the multiple-Tony Award-winning musical, "Spring Awakening."

Review: 'How to Succeed' clearly succeeds

The Champaign Urbana Theatre Company has kicked off off its 22nd Season with the musical satire, "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying," now playing at the Parkland College Theatre.

'Jackson' is a high-voltage show

The "People's President," Ol' Hickory himself, gets a rockin' tribute in the brazen musical satire "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," now playing at Urbana's Station Theatre.

Double dose of hilarity at Parkland

Fans of the absurd are in for a double dose of hilarity courtesy of the Parkland College Department of Fine and Applied Arts and their current offerings: Christopher Durang's "The Actor's Nightmare" and the Neo-Futurist Acting Company's "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind."

Perfect timing for 'Dracula'

As All Hallows Eve looms on the horizon, thoughts of things that go bump in the night disturb our slumber and cause us to question what we believe to be real.

Was that just the wind? Is it cold in here? Have I gone mad?