Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The institute provides training and information to design an effective arts and arts integration professional development program for teachers in their communities. Participants will have the opportunity to observe established professional development workshops in action at the Kennedy Center with teachers in attendance. They will also participate in content sessions that prepare them in how to plan, implement and evaluate professional development in the arts and arts integration for teachers.
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Monday, April 26, 2010
On one level, "Runner", which plays today, Sunday, and April 29-May 1 at the University of Illinois Springfield Studio Theatre, appears to present familiar, almost stereotyped, images of a tradition-bound, repressive Catholic Church and backward, suspicious small-town residents, blended with a traditional murder mystery. But on a deeper level it is about the eternal struggle to reconcile faith, reason, and emotion and aspire to high ideals without losing touch with one's humanity...
Thursday, April 22, 2010
On its surface, “The Runner Stumbles” is a murder mystery about whether a priest killed a nun.
Milan Stitt’s play, which opens Friday in a production by UIS Theatre, digs much deeper than that, looking at questions of faith and duty, to oneself and God.
Director Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson, an assistant professor of theater at the University of Illinois Springfield, said the story has a timeless quality.
Based on a true story from rural Michigan in 1911, the story unfolds in flashbacks. It opens with Father Rivard (Dug Hall) in jail, accused of murdering Sister Rita (Ellyn Thorson).
Article by Brian Mackey
The State-Journal Register
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Monday, April 19, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
We wanted to let you know that Sangamon Auditorium is getting ready to announce another terrific new season of Broadway events direct from New York - at UIS. We are making final arrangements before our formal series announcement. Subscriber information will be mailed shortly, but we just wanted to let you know that you can expect another exciting Broadway series at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS this coming season. Please contact us if we can answer any questions at 217.206.6160 or 800.207.6960.
We look forward to announcing the season soon!
For more information visit www.SangamonAuditorium.org or call the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office at 217.206.6160 or 800.207.6960, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
When the orchestra of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields performs one week from today at Sangamon Auditorium, the first thing you might notice is that no one appears to be in charge.
That’s not really true — it’s just that there’s no conductor.
Instead, soloist Julian Rachlin will lead the ensemble, standing alone for some numbers and sitting among the other musicians for the rest.
It’s part of an unusual arrangement that has Rachlin both leading the show in the way a musical director would — selecting the repertoire, for example — and performing throughout the concert.
“We don’t only need to follow with our eyes somebody beating a beat, but we are using our ears,” Harvey de Souza, the co-leader of the ensemble, said in a telephone interview. “We are following inflections of what’s heard and the signals that are given from the leader.”
That’s the same system the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields used when it began giving concerts shortly after Sir Neville Marriner founded the group in 1958.