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Classic drama 'Tea and Sympathy' opens Friday at Corn Stock

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teaandsympathyThere is a question posed in the next play offered at Corn Stock Theatre’s Winter Playhouse that is subtle, but no less relevant to life today as in yesteryear. It is the question of who decides what is normal.

In “Tea and Sympathy,” which opens Friday...

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By the Numbers: Halloween

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census logoHalloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been associated with images of...

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'Beauty and the Beast' opens Peoria Players season

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Belle Beast 2For years Peoria Players has tried to get the rights to produce Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” but was stymied for one reason or another. Other local community theatres had done it, but Players, the oldest continuously running community theatre in Illinois, had not.

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'It's Only a Play' opens Corn Stock winter season

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onlyaplay2When you’re going out for an evening and looking for something to do, a play called “It’s Only A Play” may not seem too thrilling.

But before you pass on it, you should know you would be missing out on a lot of laughter.

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'Saturday Night Fever' bringing disco back to Eastlight

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fever1Tamra Challacombe faced a problem many community theatre directors have when time to cast a musical. That is, there are sometimes more than one or two shows in production, leaving a potential shortage...

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Cat Chorus celebrates 75 years of making music

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catchorusThere is a group at Caterpillar Inc. that has nothing to do with big machines made of yellow iron that are turning and pushing dirt. It is a group that doesn’t get paid for making patented plans or making sure every bolt fits perfect.

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'Saturday Night Fever' bringing disco back to Eastlight

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fever1Tamra Challacombe faced a problem many community theatre directors have when time to cast a musical. That is, there are sometimes more than one or two shows in production, leaving a potential shortage...

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Conklin’s “Heavenly Singers” Return to Five Points in “Forever Plaid”

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plaid color logo 2“Forever Plaid,” a long-time favorite of fans of Conklin’s Barn Theatre, opens a limited engagement Friday at Five Points Washington, the theatre company’s special home this year.

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'Memphis' will rock as Corn Stock season finale

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memphis1Music transcended race in the 1950s, a time when people enjoyed what they heard on the radio without caring about who was playing, said Bryan Blanks. He hopes that message gets through in the musical “Memphis,” which opens Friday at Corn Stock Theatre.

“When you think...

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