NEW YORK (AP) — Adele Dazeem may be having the last laugh.
The new Broadway musical starring Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel may have gotten a box office boost after John Travolta mangled the star's name at the Oscars.
1. Should Matthew McConaughey have mentioned in his Oscar acceptance speech for best actor for "Dallas Buyers Club" people living with AIDS? In the movie he plays an AIDS patient who eventually dies.
Two local high schools are presenting musical productions this week:
— The High School of St. Thomas More in Champaign will present the musical "Bye Bye Birdie" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the school, 3901 N. Mattis Ave., C.
Gee, I really like Meredith Monk. And I want to know what she eats and what she does to stay in shape.
And because she said Thursday night at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts that she's a practicing Buddhist, I want to take up that religion, or philosophy, again.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with actor Max Tomaszewski, 23, of Urbana.
Q: You started acting at the Station Theater in Urbana when you were in high school, didn't you?
A: I started my senior year, when I played the drug dealer who was getting tortured in "The Lieutenant of Inishmore." It was a small part but a lot of fun.
URBANA — Opera superstar Nathan Gunn didn't select Jacques Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld" for production by Lyric Theatre @ Illinois.
But the general director of the new program views the comic operetta, which premiered in 1858 in Paris, as beautiful, silly and charming.
And he's the one who made the decision to have it performed in English rather than French.
March your way through a month of tornado chasers, running down a rainbow, LEGO engineering, Vince Gill and polyester teenagers.
Experience the wild antics of "Hairspray" as adapted for children in "Hairspray JR."
Scenes during a rehearsal of Orpheus in the Underworld at Krannert Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. It runs Thursday March 6 to Saturday March 9 at 7:30 pm and Sunday March 9 at 3 pm in the Tryon Festival Theatre.
PAXTON — The Tri-County Players will present at the Market Street Theatre this and next weekend "The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?"
The show is described as a heartfelt look at the day-to-day concerns of over-50 empty-nesters. The musical comedy revue by Carole Caplan-Lonner premiered at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2007.