Corn Stock Theatre 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" An operatic turn on "Guys and Dolls" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/operatic-turn-guys-and-dolls <p>Alex Mansoori plays Nicely-Nicely Johnson in <a href="http://cornstocktheatre.com">Corn Stock Theatre's</a> production of "Guys and Dolls." Trained as an opera singer, he talks about the opportunity the production offered to perform with his wife. He also talks about the sometimes itinerant lifestyle of an opera performer, and about some of his favorite moments in the show. "Guys and Dolls" opens tonight, and continues through Saturday, July 19th.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:01:15 +0000 Nathan Irwin 26271 at http://peoriapublicradio.org An operatic turn on "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 Theatre presents Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/corn-stock-theatre-presents-neil-simons-lost-yonkers <p>We're talking with <a href="http://cornstocktheatre.com">Corn Stock Theatre</a> Manager Cindy Hoey, about their production of "Lost in Yonkers." Hoey says it's her favorite among Simon's works; it has multiple strong roles for actors, and tells a story that pulls on the heartstrings. She also talks about the two young actors anchoring the production, and what she hopes the audience will take away from the show. "Lost in Yonkers" runs June 20th through 28th.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 25192 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Corn Stock Theatre presents Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" 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" Corn Stock production asks "What is art?" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/corn-stock-production-asks-what-art <p>This week, we're talking with Cindy Hoey, <a href="http://cornstocktheatre.com">Corn Stock Theatre</a> Manager, about their production of "Art." The play tells the story of three friends, whose friendships are upended when one of them acquires a piece of modern art. She talks about the three actors who make up the cast, and about what the show has to say about both art and relationships. She also talks about an art exhibit Corn Stock is hosting in conjunction with the production.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:04:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 19258 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Corn Stock production asks "What is art?" 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) Corn Stock production presents unique perspective on wartime http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/corn-stock-production-presents-unique-perspective-wartime <p>This week, we're talking with Cindy Hoey, manager of <a href="http://www.cornstocktheatre.com/">Corn Stock Theatre</a>.&nbsp; Their latest production, "A Piece of My Heart," recounts the stories of six women during the Vietnam War. Hoey talks about the cast director Amy Williams has assembled for the production, about the play's resonance at a time when more women are involved in and affected by wartime service, and about the theatre's desire to stage a production with multiple strong roles for women. "A Piece of My Heart" opens Friday night, and continues through January 26th.</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:59:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 17688 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Corn Stock production presents unique perspective on wartime Out and About - November 15, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-november-15-2013 <p>This week, we're talking with Blake Stubbs, from Corn Stock Theatre. He's one of three directors in their upcoming production, "Relatively Speaking," a set of three one-act plays. He talks about the "act" he's directing, about collaborating with the other two directors and about what he's learned as a first-time director. "Relatively Speaking" runs next weekend, with performances Thursday through Sunday at the Winter Playhouse.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 14944 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - November 15, 2013