Playwright Nicole Anderson Cobb wants us to consider the impact of another date, Jan. 6, 2021, and how the events of that date arose as people were all too willing to create tribes of grievance, breaking the bonds of community along the way.
Director Chelsea Collier, along with her production staff, has crafted a loving tribute to the film, making sure no detail was overlooked.
Parkland is raising money for its theater program by raffling off a 40-inch-tall replica of the iconic leg lamp that had a starring and jarring role in the 1983 holiday classic.
“It’s called ‘An Insurrection Play,’ but it’s really about what happened in local communities that allowed the insurrection to happen. It also has to do with, who are we to one another? Jan. 6 and the pandemic have really shifted that.”
CU Ballet Executive Director Kay Greene has been around for 10 of the years “The Nutcracker” has been performed, and this year she is part of the cast for the first time. Her role: The Dutch Dairy Queen.
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There was no mention of whether the theater would reopen Monday. A brief message on AMC's website read: "We apologize for the inconvenience, but this theatre is temporarily closed. Please continue to check back here for updates."
Whatever you have planned for a sunny Saturday — watching Illinois-Wisconsin football, a hike at Lake of the Woods, a picnic in Hessel Park — the talented folks with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra have your night hours covered.
There is no question the theater is a big old memory machine. Even as a performance is cranking away, making us question the choices we have made in life, wondering at the lives playing out before us, or encouraging us to sit back and enjoy the spectacle, memory is the land in which we live.…
Widely regarded among the foremost playwrights of 20th-century American drama, Tennessee Williams, who received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for both “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” considered his provocative one-act “Suddenly Last Summer” his most poetic work.
The 81-year-old Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer and Nobel Prize winner still puts on a show, but in smaller, more intimate settings than the one he played here 37 years ago, as part of the first Farm Aid lineup.
Heading into his 25th year leading Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Mike Ross feels like the venue is ready to burst out of the lull created by COVID-19, beginning with its free opening night party at 5:30 p.m. today.
“To be truly honest, to me, a $10,000 increase isn’t enough,” Michael Foellmer said following a presentation from 40 North Executive Director Kelly White. The city's annual contribution to what Matt Gladney called "a gem of the county" has remained $30,000 every year since 2011.
For the first part of a series on campus improvements happening this summer: an elevator update at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts.
Because of continuing effects of the pandemic, tickets will be sold for two months of events at a time, online only. Tickets for September and October events will begin on Aug. 10.
Last week the band of actors performed in Hawaii before heading back to the mainland. Next week they will perform in downtown Rantoul.
Virginia Theatre acts, absentee farmland ownership in Champaign County, progress on the Hotel Royer, violence concerns at Carle Foundation Hospital and attendance at last week's Trump rally in Quincy ... plus much, much more.
'With both theater and floral you start with a blank canvas,' Rick Orr said. 'You fill that with color and motion and rhythm and texture to provide an inspiring and satisfying piece.'