CHAMPAIGN — The Parkland College Theatre will have open auditions for Rupert Holmes' musical comedy "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday at the theater. Callbacks will be at 7 p.m. that Sunday.
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.
When Sid Germaine was younger — he's only 20, by the way — he was into rock and emo music as well as theater.
He decided when he "grew up" he would act in rock musicals because they combined what he loves most.
URBANA — Three area high schools will take full-length productions to the Illinois High School Theatre Festival, which runs Thursday through Saturday at the University of Illinois.
And four Champaign high school students have parts in the festival all-state production of "Memphis," a musical written by David Bryan and Joe DiPietro and first produced on Broadway in 2009.
A scrappy low-power radio station in Urbana has extended its reach, thanks to a new 100-foot transmission tower.
With a tower 40 feet higher than the original one, WRFU-LP FM can now be heard through all of Savoy, parts of Thomasboro, almost but not quite to St. Joseph and Philo, and to Staley Road on the west side of Champaign.