Spoon River Anthology

Parkland College's production of Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology was like receiving a beautiful box from Fannie May with all of the chocolates missing: the play itself was lovely but this production di...

Reefer Madness

Are you sick of seeing musicals about nuns singing on hillsides, cats dancing in dumpsters and wicked witches "defying gravity?" If so, the Armory Free Theatre's Reefer Madness is one production that defies al...

Theater

Compared to the Station Theatre's last production, Woyzeck, an experimental piece of theater which incorporated life-sized puppets, Three Sisters is on the opposite end of the spectrum: a traditional play, done...

Singing Valentines Serenade the CU

Fast-forward to February 14, Valentine's Day. It's a Wednesday, and every Wednesday you have a history lecture at Foellinger Auditorium at 9 a.m. Even though 9 a.m. is usually way too early for you, you have to...

Susan B. A. Somers-Willett

Susan B. Anthony Somers-Willett was born in Ohio and raised in New Orleans, where she considers her hometown. She did her undergraduate work at Duke University obtaining her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Wo...
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Jacob Foran

Jacob was born here in Champaign-Urbana in 1983. He grew up in the area and graduated from Monticello High School. After high school, Jacob studied at Parkland College for two years and received his Associates ...
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A Festival of Dance

One of the biggest showcases of the talented dancers that make up University of Illinois' Dance Department is "Festival 2006.." "Whether you like dance or not, you will be amazed with the dancing that our danc...
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An Almost Holy Picture

Putting on a one-man show can be a difficult to accomplish, with one actor selling the whole show. A one-man performance can be either a triumph or a disaster. However difficult one-man shows are to direct a...
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Flora and Fauna in the Wintertime

If you're like me you hate this winter snow already, and December is not even over yet! To avoid the "snow blues," you should definitely go see the Cinema Gallery's Flora and Fauna 2005 Holiday Show. This art...
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Broadway meets the CU

One of the missions of the Illini Union Board is to promote student involvement in fine arts activities on campus. The Student Performing Arts committee for the Illini Union Board is responsible for creating ...
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Beck Diefenbach

This San Francisco native has a passion for three things in life: theater, photography and aviation. Beck became involved in theater his sophomore year at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep after he broke his collar ...
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Frank Paul

Growing up in Roselle, Ill., Frank Paul was first drawn to the theater as a sophomore at Lake Park High School. After being persuaded by Mr. Dice, his acting teacher, Frank auditioned for his high school's mu...