RANTOUL — The Rantoul Theatre Group will have at 1 p.m. Saturday an open audition for the play "Alibis" at the Grissom Hall Theatre, 914 Arends Blvd., on the former Chanute Air Base.
Director Tina Killeen and assistant director Karen Hughes seek five female and four male actors ages 25 and older for the roles.
SULLIVAN — It seems people can't get enough of the musical "Les Miserables."
In addition to the sung-through movie, the Champaign Urbana Theatre Company plans a production for August, to be directed by Stephen Fiol, a former Millikin University arts administrator and professor.
CHAMPAIGN — The Class Act Kids' Cabaret will present the Broadway revue "Where's My Spotlight?!" this coming weekend at SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St.
The performances will be at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door 30 minutes before each show.
By AUDREY WELLS
Using improvisation, the opening-night production of "No Child" at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts excited its audience. It jarred me right out of my comfort zone, even before entering the theater, and again after being seated, waiting for the lights to go down — or in the case of this classroom-like set, for the bell to ring and the play to begin.
URBANA — The University of Illinois Department of Theatre continues to take a look at national political topics with its latest production, "No Child," which opened Wednesday at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
The play, to be presented four more times in the Studio Theatre, explores the U.S. education system and the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
DANVILLE — The Danville Light Opera will present three dinner theater productions, starting Friday, of "The Great American Trailer Park Musical," featuring Armadillo Acres, Florida's most exclusive trailer park, and the antics of Betty, Pickles and the other residents.
DANVILLE — The Red Mask Players will have auditions at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Kathryn Randolph Theater at 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville, for "Zara, or Who Killed the Queen of the Silent Screen?"
The show dates are April 5-7 and 12-14.
The play has roles for six men and four women. A copy of the script is available for in-house reading at the Danville Public Library.
Studio Visit appears in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, a visit with Amy Stoch, actor and director and interim part-time manager of the Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company.