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Entertainment listings, March 7-14

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

Australian ambassadors

URBANA — Have you ever wondered why Australia is called Oz?

It's because Australians pronounce "aus" as "oz," according to Jeremy Davies, who hails from Down Under and is a performer in Circus Oz, which will offer up three shows next weekend at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Uni students performing giant classic

URBANA — University Laboratory High School will present the musical "Jack and the Beanstalk" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Uni High North Attic Theatre, 1212 W. Springfield Ave.

Curtain times will be 7 p.m. Thursday, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.

The performances are open to the public and suitable for children ages 4-12.

Auditions scheduled for 'Cold Sassy Tree,' Music Fair

WATSEKA — The Sugar Creek Symphony & Song Festival will have chorus auditions next weekend for its production of the American opera "Cold Sassy Tree" this summer.

Helen Todd, founder and artistic director of the festival, also will host auditions for the festival's new Music Fair, a celebration of music planned for July 27.

Review: 'Sons of the Prophet' warm and vital

By AUDREY WELLS

"Your joy is your sorrow unmasked," writes Kahlil Gibran in his 1923 classic "The Prophet."

Entertainment listings, Feb. 28-March 7

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

UI opera program putting on 'My Fair Lady'

URBANA — With Eduardo Diazmunoz having dedicated the University of Illinois School of Music Opera Program season to the late Tom Schleis, it's no surprise it includes "My Fair Lady."

'You Can't Take It with You' an excellent blending of talents well worth seeing

America has been called a melting pot, a place where people of all creeds, colors and philosophies can amalgamate a nation better than the sum of its parts. It's a cliche, of course, but one that endures and has attached itself to our collective consciousness to such an extent that it becomes fact.

Actors find continued relevance in 'You Can't Take It with You'

CHAMPAIGN — Through his long career in community theater, Nick Schneider has appeared three times already in the American classic "You Can't Take It with You" by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.

He played Mr. Kirby once and Paul Sycamore twice. In the Parkland College Theatre production opening Thursday night (Feb. 21), Schneider plays the eccentric pater familias: Grandpa Sycamore.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 21-28

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