Parents of cast members of Champaign Park District Theatre’s production of 'Moana JR' designed a boat that 'looks like Disney World made it.'

As the house doors open, a haunting music loop sets the appropriately eerie tone for the debut of emerging playwright Felix Crim’s psychological drama, “Playing God,” which began its limited run Thursday evening at Parkland Theatre’s Second Stage.

The Virginia Theatre is ready to re-open with a fresh look and sound, thanks in part to a pandemic that closed the facility since March 2020. “We made good use of the downtime,” Mitch Marlow says.

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This summer, The Celebration Company at the Station Theatre was looking to more ways to expose young people of color to theatre.

The kids met near the corner of Willis and Healey on a rainy Sunday in Champaign, just far enough from Bob Weber’s house that he couldn’t see them coming.

Justin Taylor says the larger version of his former restaurant and bar, JT Walker’s Restaurant and Brewery, in downtown Mahomet, will remain closed for good. But the name lives on at his brewery and taproom across the street, where he’s working on plans to open a smaller version of the resta…

'They’re ready for a performance,' said producer Ellen Ericson on the cast of the Mahomet-Seymour High School production of 'Little Shop of Horrors.' 'It’s been a unique experience for them. Because of COVID, we have a small cast this year to be able to abide by social distancing and other regulations.

This month, four exciting artists — Danzel Thompson-Stout, Roxane D’Orleans Juste, Rachel Rizzuto and Jaylen De’Angelo Clay — will present works engaging ideas and social phenomena.

For the third-year master’s candidates in dance at the University of Illinois, this year’s spring performances have a new wrinkle.

Its doors closed due to pandemic restrictions, Danville’s historic Fischer Theatre still is providing community entertainment while raising money to pay bills.

Of all the videos that played in 2020 at news-gazette.com, the aerial tour of the University of Illinois was multimedia editor Anthony Zilis’ favorite.