URBANA — Since Krannert Center opened nearly 50 years ago, some of the world's most famous classical musicians have performed on its Foellinger Great Hall stage.
Recently, 22 fifth-graders from Yankee Ridge in Urbana took the world-renowned stage to sing the introductory song to "Into the Woods."
NEW YORK (AP) — As Shakespeare would say, "We have seen better days."
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni has found that less than 8 percent of the nation's top universities require English majors to take a course focused on Shakespeare.
URBANA — American Theatre magazine in its December issue listed plays both old and new that speak to the post-Ferguson struggle over race and justice.
In "The Ferguson Theatre Syllabus" article, the first play cited is a new one, "Appropriate," by Branden Jacob-Jenkins, a young African-American playwright.
URBANA — Chances are "Into the Woods" is playing at a theater near you. After all, the Stephen Sondheim musical has been produced numerous times all over since its 1987 Broadway review and was among the top 10 shows produced in 2014-15.
PODCAST: Connie Hosier - C-U Ballet 4-21-15: Play now!
Brian Moline talks with Connie Hosier about C-U Ballet's upcoming performance of "Swan Lake" next weekend at the Virginia Theatre.
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Are you infatuated with the HBO series "Game of Thrones" like so many others are?
After a long and challenging work week, I treated myself to a musical comedy, and as I type this, I realize I am still smiling as I recall the highlights (and there were many) from Friday night's selection, a performance of "The Drowsy Chaperone" at the newly renovated Harold and Jean Miner Theatre at Parkland College.