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URBANA — Christopher Benson will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Tryon Festival Theater foyer at Krannert Center about a new play he is writing.

Stepping up

URBANA — University of Illinois alumna Catherine Hamilton sang and danced in the recent Metropolitan Opera of New York's "The Merry Widow," starring Nathan Gunn and Renee Fleming.

Hamilton, though, didn't realize Gunn hailed from her alma mater until a cast dinner. It was then that Fleming, a world-famous opera star, told her the world-famous baritone is a voice professor at Illinois.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 26-March 5, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Lyric Theatre's Merry Widow

Images from rehearsals of Merry Widow in the Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert Center. Music by Franz Lehar, libretto by  Viktor Leon and Leo Stein. Conducted by Raphael Schluesselberg, directed by Stephen Fiol with choreography by Rebecca Nettl-Fiol. Feb. 26-28 at 7:30 pm and Sunday March 1 at 3 pm.

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead


Ask 'Mimi,' Feb. 22, 2015

Did you hear Chicago Tribune's chief theater critic, Chris Jones, speak this past week at the UI?