Audition season is OFFICIALLY here, and I feel like I have had a TON of questions about how to get involved in the theatre world and what auditions are really like here in Vermilion County. It seems that almost every theatre group is gearing up for their winter productions and starting to prepare for their spring shows. So let’s do a little recap of what is going on right now and then find out how you can get involved with it!Continue Reading
To say this woman does it all is an understatement. From acting and singing to body positivity and inspiring bravery, Julia Megan Sullivan has moxie and is not afraid to use it.
Julia moved to Danville her freshman year of high school from the suburbs of Chicago and jumped into the art and theatre scene with both feet. That is when I first met her during Danville Light Opera’s 1994 production of Oliver.
From there, Julia studied computer science in Pittsburgh but decided working in isolation was not for her. New York City was calling her name Continue Reading
Growing up Williams – where “Girlyman” was the music of choice – was sure to produce culture, talent, and a knack for music. The family bonded over their folksy tight harmonies, have gone to see the band live, and enjoyed switching up the three part harmony between each of the seven members. Greg and Marsha raised their children to appreciate theatre, music, and knowing where they came from. Among the five children is the second to youngest – Miss Flyn Williams.Continue Reading
David Woodrow, Beef House Dinner Theatre artistic director, is excited about kicking off their twentieth season with The Boys in Autumn. “I believe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the greatest American novel ever written and our audiences love to see the experiences of Tom and Huck. Big River is always one of our bestselling shows and I felt like this kind-of-sequel would be a good fit for us. When I read this script I knew the audience would appreciate what happened to these guys. This is really a perfect show to kick off our twentieth season.” Continue Reading
Opening this weekend at the Bremer Theater at Danville Area Community College is the musical classic – Ragtime! Continue Reading
Something you should check out this weekend or next is Red Mask’s Deathtrap at the Kathryn Randolph Theatre opening tomorrow night (April 1, 2016). Director Drake Taylor explains the show:Continue Reading
Actress, Lauren Smith (who I adore), says that “this has been one of those shows that the cast really has to work and click together to make it work – and that is definitely the case for our production.”
Danville Light Opera’s winter show, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, is playing this weekend and next weekend. According to director, Jenny Taylor, “Spelling Bee is about several middle school spellers not only spelling for the prize but finding some truths about themselves in the process, finding new friends, and new confidence in their ability to be themselves. Continue Reading
Once upon a time…there lived a beautiful Princess who sought to make the girls and boys of Danville, Illinois and surrounding areas’ dreams come true…
If you have been at any children’s birthday parties, or visited the Downtown Danville’s Farmer’s Market in the last year and a half, then you have most certainly ran into Danville’s own Party Princess, Bailey Williams. At just seventeen years old, Bailey started a business that reached over 500 Facebook likes within weeks. Suddenly, the teenager was booming in her own success. Bailey offers little girls (and boys) the chance to meet “real” Princesses and Princes from their favorite fairy tales.