Topping our arts-and-entertainment expert’s chart this week: Elsinore’s live show and music-video debut at the Art Theater in Champaign.
Country star Joe Nichols is headlining the 2019 event, which also features a carnival, beer tent, bags tournament parade.
Topping our arts-and-entertainment expert’s chart this week: A benefit tribute to Dan Fogelberg in Danville.
“The Last Five Years,” a contemporary musical about a disintegrating marriage, tells its simple story in 14 songs, via an interesting and unusual structure.
The Champaign Urbana Theatre Company travels over the rainbow for its current production, the timeless classic “The Wizard of Oz.”
Topping our arts-and-entertainment expert’s chart this week: Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Holman and orchestra in concert at the Chapel of St. John the Divine in Champaign.
The performances with live musical accompaniment, which are based directly on the film but with some twists, start tonight at the Virginia Theatre.
If your eyes are craving some artistic stimulation this long, hot summer, take them to Crystal Lake Park in Urbana this Saturday for the inaugural Crystal Lake Park Art Fair.
CHAMPAIGN — “Into The Woods,” a collection of fairy tale stories, is a musical that starts out PG then turns PG-13 in the second act.
It won’t come down to specific rules singling out specific types of events, but rather a look at risk factors that, if tallied up, could lead to further scrutiny by the IMC or the city, Jared Miller said.
Mayor Diane Marlin said the city and the IMC are also working together to draft a 'memorandum of understanding' to cover 'issues related to operation of the event center.'
Diane Marlin said she’ll be meeting with IMC Treasurer Danielle Chynoweth and President Karen Medina on Wednesday to further discuss the issue, including short-term solutions, and the city council will again take up the issue at next week's meeting.
The words “trestle” and “creek” make me think “American rural trouble.” Ambrose Bierce’s haunting, surprise-ending Civil War story, often anthologized in literature textbooks, jumps to mind: “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” More recently there is “The Body” by Stephen King, turned into the …
The play, opening Friday, tells 'the story of two young people growing up in the American Midwest and searching for a future in what seemed like a hopeless time,' director Saskia Bakker said.
The city’s new guidelines said all events open to the public at the IMC are required to apply for a special-event permit 45 days in advance, pay a $100 processing fee if not produced by the IMC — which is more than double the $40-an-hour fee that it charges — and submit a security plan.
By JEFFREY ERIC JENKINSThere is an unwritten rule that professional theater critics do not participate in standing ovations at the end of performances.To some extent, this is due to the "American Idol"-ization of this country, in which the end of a performance has become a signal for audiences to automatically jump to their feet and cheer.
June 22 starts another year of local, regional and national acts at the Champaign Park District-owned facility in downtown Champaign. Full schedule inside.
By JEFFREY ERIC JENKINSWhenever Edward Albee was asked what a play of his was about, he would unfailingly answer, "about two hours." Who knew that the Grand Man of American Drama was fond of "Dad jokes"?Despite Albee's mischievous reply, though, it is a really good question for young directors to ask themselves: What is this play about?
This production cuts to the quick. Shakespeare's framing device is amusing, but doesn't make the cut: 'We dive straight into the story at the house of Baptista,' said director Laura Alcantara.
Now that the concert halls have mostly fallen silent for the next four months, it's time to look back at selected highlights of the fall 2018 season at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana.