Theatre Reviews http://peoriapublicradio.org en Character interactions and two strong debuts anchor "Guys and Dolls" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/character-interactions-and-two-strong-debuts-anchor-guys-and-dolls <p>Corn Stock Theatre continues its summer season with a production of “Guys and Dolls.” 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><p></p><p>Summer is in full swing, and that can only mean theatre is thriving at Corn Stock Theatre again.&nbsp; <em>Guys &amp; Dolls</em> opened last night in weather that was just as wonderful as the show.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:00:19 +0000 Nathan Irwin 26501 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Character interactions and two strong debuts anchor "Guys and Dolls" Corn Stock production "strikes gold" with young performers http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/corn-stock-production-strikes-gold-young-performers <p>Neil Simon’s play, “Lost in Yonkers” uses the playwright’s sharp humor to underscore a turbulent moment in the life of one American family. Douglas Okey has this review of a production at Corn Stock 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></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:12:51 +0000 Nathan Irwin 25463 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Corn Stock production "strikes gold" with young performers Corn Stock season opens with "Funny Girl" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/corn-stock-season-opens-funny-girl <p>Corn Stock Theatre opens its summer season with the musical “Funny Girl.” Stan Strickler 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> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 24343 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Corn Stock season opens with "Funny Girl" Peoria Players finds a home for "Shrek: The Musical" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-players-finds-home-shrek-musical <p><a href="http://www.peoriaplayers.org/">Peoria Players Theatre</a> is staging the first Central Illinois production of “Shrek: The Musical,” based on the animated films Marty Lynch has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the <a href="http://peorialivetheatre.com/">Live Theatre League</a> of Peoria.</p><p>Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.</p><p></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 23:20:35 +0000 Nathan Irwin 22917 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Players finds a home for "Shrek: The Musical" "Humpty Dumpty" provides intense theatre experience http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/humpty-dumpty-provides-intense-theatre-experience <p>Illinois Central College closes its current theatre season with Humpty Dumpty,” which uses the children’s nursery rhyme as a metaphor for contemporary life. Stan Strickler 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><p>“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,</p><p>Humpty Dumpty had a great fall”</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:58:08 +0000 Nathan Irwin 22260 at http://peoriapublicradio.org "Humpty Dumpty" provides intense theatre experience 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"