Theatre reviews http://peoriapublicradio.org en Players production strikes "dramatic gold" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/players-production-strikes-dramatic-gold <p>The play, “The Miracle Worker” re-tells the story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan. Douglas Oakey has this review of a production at Peoria Players Theatre, for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.</p><p>Peoria Players Theatre dusts off William Gibson’s “The Miracle Worker” this spring, directed by Charles Killen.&nbsp; Good news: The play retains all of its charm and emotional power.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 20446 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Players production strikes "dramatic gold" ICC production presents a cross-section of work in America http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/icc-production-presents-cross-section-work-america <p>The musical “Working” presents a multi-faceted look at work and its role in American life. A production of the musical is now on stage at <a href="http://artsaticc.com/">Illinois Central College</a>. Marty Lynch has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the <a href="http://peorialivetheatre.com/">Live Theatre League of Peoria</a>. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:59:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 19782 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ICC production presents a cross-section of work in America Corn Stock production examines art, relationships http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/corn-stock-production-examines-art-relationships <p></p><p>The purchase of a piece of modern art escalates into a conflict among three friends, in the play “Art.” A production is now on stage on Corn Stock Theatre. Douglas Oakey&nbsp; has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:55:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 19158 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Corn Stock production examines art, relationships "A Piece of My Heart" Provides Cathartic Look at War (Review) http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/piece-my-heart-provides-cathartic-look-war-review <p></p><p>The play, “A Piece of My Heart” presents a different perspective on the Vietnam War, telling the stories of six women who served. Douglas Oakey has this review of a production at <a href="http://cornstocktheatre.com">Corn Stock Theatre</a>, for Peoria Public Radio and the <a href="http://www.peorialivetheatre.com/">Live Theatre League</a>. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 17855 at http://peoriapublicradio.org "A Piece of My Heart" Provides Cathartic Look at War (Review) Review - "Meet Me In St. Louis" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/review-meet-me-st-louis <p>The 1940s film “Meet Me in St. Louis” is best known for introducing the song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Peoria Players Theatre is currently presenting the stage adaptation of the film. Marty Lynch has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League of Peoria. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:58:55 +0000 Nathan Irwin 14818 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Review - "Meet Me In St. Louis" Review - "The Graduate" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/review-graduate <p>The 1967 film “The Graduate” introduced the world to “Mrs. Robinson” and launched the career of actor Dustin Hoffman. A stage adaptation of the film is now playing at Corn Stock</p><p>Theatre. Marty Lynch has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League of Peoria. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 14491 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Review - "The Graduate" Review - "Evil Dead: The Musical" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/review-evil-dead-musical <p>Just in time for Halloween, a musical at Corn Stock Theatre parodies the standard tropes of horror movies, with its production of &ldquo;Evil Dead: The Musical.&rdquo; Marty Lynch has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League of Peoria. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:32:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 13104 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Review - "Evil Dead: The Musical" Review - "Les Miserables" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/review-les-miserables <P>Peoria Players Theatre opens its 95<SUP>th</SUP> season with the musical “Les Miserables.” Stan Strickler has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League of Peoria. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 11735 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Review - "The Wiz" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/review-wiz <P>Corn Stock Theatre’s summer season is currently presenting “The Wiz.” Brian “Fox” Ellis has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League of Peoria.</P> <P>Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.</P> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:38:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 10089 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Review - "The Music Man" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/review-music-man-0 <P>Arc Light Productions is currently presenting the musical “The Music Man.” Stan Strickler has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League of Peoria.</P> <P>Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.</P> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:55:53 +0000 Nathan Irwin 9365 at http://peoriapublicradio.org