December 02, 2009

“Vespers” program at Millikin; Tralen Doler, artistic director at the Little Theatre on the Square

On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with Brad Holmes, director of choral activities at Millikin University, about their popular "Vespers" program, this weekend in Decatur. And we'll meet Tralen Doler, the new artistic director at the Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan, and hear about their upcoming production of "Nuncrackers.


December 01, 2009

Rantoul Theatre Group’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Frank Capra's film "It's a Wonderful Life" has become a staple of the Christmas season. It celebrates hard work, fair play and the love and support of family and community. Beginning this weekend, Rantoul Theatre Group will present a staged version of this classic, and we'll have several of the actors read scenes from the show on the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local."


November 24, 2009

Champaign-Urbana Ballet and Sinfonia da Camera’s annual production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”

The Champaign-Urbana Ballet and Sinfonia da Camera will present their annual production of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" Dec. 4-6 at the Krannert Center in Urbana. The cast includes company dancers and scores of children from the surrounding community. CU Ballet's Nutcracker will be the focus of our conversation on the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local.


November 19, 2009

Arcadia Chamber Players; JACK Quartet

On the Thursday edition of "Live and Local," we'll meet members of the Arcadia Chamber Players, who give their fall concert Friday night. And we'll visit with the JACK Quartet, in residence at the University of Illinois this week. They've been called "a four man super squad armed with bows and strings," and one of their number was locally born and raised.


November 18, 2009

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company; The Chet Gecko mystery “Give My Regrets to Broadway”

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company comes to the Krannert Center Wednesday night for a program on the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. On Wednesday's show, we'll talk with Bridget Lee-Calfas about that production. And we'll hear scenes from an adaptation by two local 13-year-olds of the Chet Gecko mystery "Give My Regrets to Broadway," in Champaign this weekend.


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