DANVILLE — Danville High School’s madrigals will present the 45th annual Madrigals Dinner from Dec. 3-5 at St. James United Methodist Church.
Urbana's offering, 'Theory of Relativity,' has a cast of just 12 'who have pretty much even weight,' director Tim Broeker said.
Susan Curtis, A 55-year-old Champaign mother of two and UI accountancy professor who has both acted in local productions and designed and/or made the costumes, will be presented with the Volunteer ACE Award from 40 North on Friday.
Dave Kuhl turns 70 in December, which gives him an edge on the competition at this weekend's 'Dancing with the C-U Stars.' At least that's how he’s looking at it.
The theatergoer settles into a seat and immediately plunges into the playbill. Who is in this production? What else have they done at this theater? What does the director have to say about the play?
You’ll have to keep up with the two suburban couples at its heart as their relationships intertwine and they have to decide between their fantasies and realities.
In the interactive stage show, contestants can win cash, appliances, vacations or a new car by playing favorite 'Price Is Right' games such as 'Plinko' or 'Cliffhangers' and spinning the Big Wheel for a chance to go to the Showcase Showdown.
Owner Marc Dams and his team have become part of the haunted-house community and have learned not only what causes people to scream, but also what transports them from an old Walmart building into a different world.
If you’re thinking about dressing up as a ninja turtle or furry creature this Halloween, be forewarned: The more elaborate the costume, the more uncomfortable things might get. Take it from these 10 entertainers who play dress-up for a living and shared with us their most unforgettable experiences.
In writing “Titus Andronicus,” one could imagine that William Shakespeare was not in a very good mood as he put quill to parchment. His dark, revenge tragedy is a bloody, violent exploration of the complexities of humanity that has unsettled audiences for centuries.
'Titus Andronicus' has been 'derided for its supposedly over-the-top violence, but in fact, the tone of the play ... can seem contemporary or modern to the spectator familiar with, for example, (Quentin) Tarantino films,' said UI Professor Andrea Stevens, who adapted this version.
'It is about being accepting of others, their faults, vulnerabilities and human-ness; and recognizing the value and possibility of contribution for each life — and how to help them to "stand in the light,"' said Lisa Gaye Dixon, who portrays the 'mystical' 285-year-old matriarch Aunt Ester, a former slave brought over on the 'middle passage.'
The daughter of News-Gazette film writer Richard Leskosky and May Berenbaum, head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois, who lives and performs in Los Angeles, is back in town to perform at her 10th reunion Sunday in Urbana.
Because of the subject matter of “Elephant’s Graveyard,” which opened Thursday evening at Parkland College, a friend declined to accompany me to the theater.
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Director Latrelle Bright said she suggested this play to Parkland for varied reasons — 'practical reasons being cast size and character variety,' with a ringmaster, a strongman and a ballet dancer, not to mention an elephant.
Director Tania Arazi Coambs said the 18th-century conflicts depicted in the play, which kicks off the Celebration Company's 48th season tonight, will resonate with a contemporary audience.
MAHOMET — CHM Bible Theatre Productions will present the “Good News” community production Friday and Saturday at Community Evangelical Free Church of Mahomet, 102 W. Riverbend Blvd.
The French existentialist writer Jean-Paul Sartre, who died nearly 40 years ago, may be best remembered today for a line from “No Exit,” his most famous play: “Hell is other people.”
URBANA — The first of the free showings of University of Illinois Professor Deke Weaver’s “Tiger” multimedia project is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana.
And a twist of fate means that Aaron Polk, who has been directing the production of a script he has long admired, has also stepped into one of the lead roles.
The ground-up restoration started around August last year, when the late local philanthropist Julius W. Hegeler II, who died July 5 at the age of 91, decided to help the building's owners, the nonprofit Vermilion Heritage Foundation, with some exterior work.
The company's Penguin Project production of the Disney adaptation stars 32 special-needs artists, assisted by peer mentors.
Ahead of the vaudeville musical 'Drytown' playing tonight, Friday and Saturday at Krannert's Studio Theatre, staff writer Paul Wood caught up with one of the stars — Julie Gunn — who will co-host the production with husband Nathan.