Five years into its difference-making CU’s Got Talent fundraiser, Champaign West Rotary has found a home at the Virginia Theatre.
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will host Korean children’s performance company Brush Theatre’s performance of ‘Yao Yao’ this weekend, including a show at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Here are three things to know about the show, courtesy News-Gazette staff writer Anthony Zilis:
Two weeks ago, the cast and crew found out they’d been selected as one of seven schools nationally to perform on the main stage at the International Thespian Festival in Cincinnati this June.
URBANA — The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center has chosen Miriam Larson as its new executive director following a national search.
Tricia Stiller is the downtown division manager for Bloomington Community Development and the artistic director for Bloomington´s Summer Theatre Program.
Don’t let the costumes of the era fool you, though, director Matthew Green said. While it involves many of the tropes of the era, this play isn’t stiff.
DANVILLE — For one night only, North Ridge Middle School seventh-graders will star in a dramatization of the classic “The Diary of Anne Frank.”
David Kraft, owner of the property at 126 W. Church St., is seeking more than $9,900 in unpaid rent he says the theater owes him, plus 15 percent of rent for the six years left on the lease.
CHAMPAIGN — Tickets are on sale for “Ties & Tennies,” a fun-filled night at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign to raise money for the Champaign Park District Jimmy John’s Youth Scholarship Program.
Last week the Champaign-Urbana Ballet came back to Krannert with its annual run of Peter Tchaikovsky’s perennial ballet favorite, “The Nutcracker,” based on stories by the German author E.T. A. Hoffmann. I attended the fifth of six performances, at 2 p.m. on Dec. 8. The Tryon Festival Theatr…
Among the 1,958 former students and faculty featured on our Gies College of Business-powered website: 2005 sociology grad Marilyn Cosby — or, as the Chicago soul singer and actress is known in the entertainment business, Lynn Solar.
For people of a certain age who love Frank Capra’s 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” it might be difficult to imagine that the now-classic holiday story bombed at the box office when it was first released.
When the audience begins filtering in, the cast of this show, rewritten by local author Ed Pierce, will be in character as radio actors who are hosting a holiday party before the show. At 7:30, the radio program begins.
The University of Illinois' Lyric Theatre offered three performances of Leos Janácek’s opera “The Adventures of Little Sharp Ears” from Nov. 15-17 in Krannert’s Tryon Festival Theatre. I attended the Saturday performance, at the unusual hour of 5 p.m., evidently designed to attract young chi…
Tere O'Connor, who holds the position of Center for Advanced Studies Professor in Dance, has never had his New York-based company, Tere O'Connor Dance, perform in C-U. That changes tonight at Krannert Center.
For more than a century, audiences have been fascinated by J.M Barrie’s tales of Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up.
The best-selling author and contributor to NPR’s 'This American Life' will perform at 7:30 p.m. that Wednesday at the theater, 203 W. Park Ave., C.
'It's absolutely for anyone who thinks they don't like opera but are ready to experience an opera,' said director Sarah Wigley.
The family-friendly production introduces us to the young orphan who will become Peter Pan, as well as some pirates, lost boys and a brave girl named Molly.
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.
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.