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Entertainment listings, Dec. 20-27

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

Special events

This weekend

Group holding auditions for comedy

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.

The 'Best' solution reached for annual Bah Humbug production

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.

John Frayne: New opera company triumphant in debut

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."

Entertainment listings, Dec. 13-20

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

Special events

This weekend

Organization hosting benefit concert

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.

The curtain rises on new theater group

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."

John Frayne: As always, local production of 'Nutcracker' stunning success

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.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 6-13

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

Special events

This weekend

Little Theatre show pays tribute to troops, vets

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.