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URBANA — The Champaign Urbana Theatre Company will have auditions on Monday and Tuesday for the comedy "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" at the CUTC headquarters, 608 N. Cunningham Ave., U.
The auditions will be from 6 to 9 both nights. Callbacks, if necessary, will be Wednesday.
CHAMPAIGN — After Nick Schneider's top two tech people became unavailable to work on his adaptation of "A Christmas Carol," he pulled the plug on the show, which had been presented three straight years at the Parkland College Theatre.
But lots of people, including children, had auditioned.
"We couldn't disappoint them, especially the kids," he said.
A new opera company, called "Opera Venezuela," offered its first production Dec. 2 in Smith Music Hall. The general director of this company is William Gomez, the artistic director is John W. Gomez, and the program sheets stated that this new company is "dedicated to providing cultural opportunities for emerging artists to enhance their artistic growth in Champaign."
URBANA — The Community Center for the Arts in Urbana will host its annual Faculty Benefit Concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Buvons Wine Bar, 203 N. Vine St.
CHAMPAIGN — When Carrie Brocksmith recently read her lines from the comedy "The Regifters" with her son's friend, he asked what was wrong with her character.
"I said, 'She's crazy,'" Brocksmith related.
"She's not crazy," added Liz Martin, who plays her daughter in-law. "She's inherently evil."
The Champaign-Urbana Ballet, led by Deanna Doty, has done it again! The annual production of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" opened before a capacity audience Friday evening in Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, and it is a smash hit.
SULLIVAN — The Little Theatre on the Square will present, starting Friday, "Home for the Holidays," a new Christmas show that pays tribute to the men and women of our military.
Running through Dec. 16, "Home for the Holidays" will feature more than 50 holiday tunes performed by a cast of 18 adults and 30 children from central Illinois.