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Special events listing, Oct. 26-Nov. 3

A listing of special events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

Little Theatre presents Buddy Holly musical

SULLIVAN — The Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan will present the musical, "Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story," this and next weekend.

The play tells the story of the three years in which Holly became the world's top recording artist and features more than 20 of Holly's greatest hits including "Peggy Sue," "That'll be the Day" and the Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace."

Children invited to attend auditions

CHAMPAIGN — Young performers ages 8 to 13 are invited to audition for the Class Act Kids' Cabaret production of "Where's My Spotlight?"

Auditions are at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C. Director Jaclyn Loewenstein and musical director Kat Downs will lead youngsters in brief singing, acting and movement auditions. No preparation is required.

Little Theatre fundraiser set for Thursday

CHARLESTON — A Cabaret Fundraiser for the Little Theatre on the Square will take place Thursday at the Lifespan Center, 11021 E. County Road 800 N.

The event, which starts at 6:15 p.m. with drinks and food, is being hosted by the Mattoon, Charleston and Paris members of the Little Theatre board of trustees. The proceeds will benefit programming at the Sullivan theater.

Special events listing, Oct. 19-27

A listing of special events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

This weekend

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?

Deadline to reserve seats is Thursday for Stone Soup event

URBANA — Thursday is the deadline for reserving seats for "The Wedding Reception," a fundraiser for the new Stone Soup Theater Company.

The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Stone Creek Golf Club, 2600 S. Stone Creek Blvd., U.

UI Department of Theatre adaptation of 'Dracula' more like Stoker novel - and plenty bloodthirsty

The University of Illinois Department of Theatre version of "Dracula" that opened last week at Krannert Center is not a parody. Nor is it a campy take on the tale of the fanged count.

Instead it's the seldom-performed "Dracula" by Scottish writer Liz Lochhead. She hews closely in the script to the 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish writer Bram Stoker.

Studio Visit: Deb Richardson


Review: 'Drive' upsetting - but it works


There is no experience that quite compares with an evening of good live theater.

In fact, the value and impact of such an evening can last longer than some relationships in today's world. It lingers. It teaches. It inspires. It heals. And, in the words of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, "If it upsets you, it's working."