Peoria Players 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" Peoria Players production tells the remarkable story of Helen Keller http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-players-production-tells-remarkable-story-helen-keller <p>This week, we're talking with Charles Killen, director of Peoria Players Theatre's upcoming production of "The Miracle Worker." He talks about his own history with the play, about casting the two principal roles, and about the subject matter of the show remains relevant in 2014. "The Miracle Worker" runs March 14th through 23rd at Peoria Players.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 19882 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Players production tells the remarkable story of Helen Keller "Oliver!" takes to the stage at Peoria Players http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/oliver-takes-stage-peoria-players <p>This week, we're talking with Chip Joyce, who plays Fagin in <a href="http://www.peoriaplayers.org/">Peoria Players</a>' upcoming production of the musical "Oliver!" Joyce says it's one of a handful of roles on his "bucket list." The role requires a fair amount of stage makeup, and adopting a specific voice and gait. "Oliver!" opens tonight, and runs through February 16th at Peoria Players Theatre.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 18613 at http://peoriapublicradio.org "Oliver!" takes to the stage at Peoria Players 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" Out and About - October 4, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-october-4-2013 <p>This week, we&#39;re talking with Jim Babrowski, from&nbsp;Peoria Players Theatre&#39;s&nbsp;production of Neil Simon&#39;s &quot;Barefoot in the Park.&quot; The play depicts a pair of mismatched newlyweds and their different expectations for married life. He also talks about other productions coming up in Players&#39; 2013-14 season. &quot;Barefoot in the Park&quot; opens tonight and continues through October 13th at Peoria Players Theatre.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:47:46 +0000 Nathan Irwin 12923 at http://peoriapublicradio.org 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 Out and About - August 30, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-august-30-2013 <P>Charlie Brown is playing Jean Valjean in Peoria Players Theatre's upcoming production of "Les Miserables." He talks his own interest in the long-running musical, the specific story arc of his character, and how he's approached the character. "Les Miserables" runs September 6th through the 15th.</P> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 10887 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - August 30, 2013 Out and About - July 26, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-july-26-2013 <P>This week, we're talking with Jimmy Ulrich&nbsp;about Peoria Players' upcoming youth production of "All Shook Up." The "jukebox" musical features music&nbsp;made&nbsp;famous by Elvis Presley, and a story about a small Midwestern town, thrown into disarray by the arrival of a motorcycle-riding drifter. Ulrich says the music -- along with the&nbsp;fact&nbsp; that it's a newer musical -- &nbsp;makes the show a treat for both the performers and the audience. "All Shook Up" runs August 7th through the 11th at Peoria Players Theatre.</P> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 9440 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - June 7, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-june-7-2013 <P>This week, we're talking with Caleb Finley. He's directing Peoria Players Theatre's production of "Bus Stop." The&nbsp; play revolves around a group of bus travelers, stranded in a remote bus stop by a heavy storm. Finley talks about drew him to the script, about trying avoid over-reliance on the film adaptation of the play, and about the two characters at the center of the script's main plot. "Bus Stop" continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Peoria Players.</P> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 6911 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Review - "Fiddler on the Roof" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/review-fiddler-roof <P>Peoria Players Theatre closes its current season with the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” 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, 08 May 2013 19:36:04 +0000 Nathan Irwin 5264 at http://peoriapublicradio.org