Arts and Entertainment

Rantoul Theater Group to present play in Paxton

RANTOUL — Rantoul Theater Group is alive and kicking despite having lost its building when Grissom Hall closed.

RTG will stage its next production at Market Street Theatre, 120 N. Market St., thanks to the Tri County Players and Tom and Sherry Janowski.

“Faith County 2, An Evening of Culture” will run at 7:30 p.m. July 20-21 and 27-28.

Krause to be featured at Bellflower opry

BELLFLOWER — Chris Krause will perform at the Bellflower Country Opry at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 18.

Krause sings classic country and gospel.

A ham dinner will be served beginning at 5 p.m. until show time.

Call 309-722-3497 or 217-898-7493 for reserved seats or with questions or comments. Children 12 and under get in free.


They're back! Rantoul Theatre Group to stage 'Crazy Ladies'

RANTOUL — Rantoul Theatre Group, which lost its building last year, is alive and well and will present its first production post-Grissom Hall Theatre.

“The Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner,” a comedy by Pat Cook, will be presented at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 14-15 and 21-22, at J.W. Eater Junior High, 400 Wabash Ave.

RTHS Homecoming 2014: A Trip To The Cinema

The Rantoul Township High School homecoming festivities were held last Friday and Saturday. The FFA float was the big winner of the parade, and seniors Thomas Wolken and Anna Ramme were named homecoming king and queen.

Rantoul First United Methodist to host Native American performances

RANTOUL – Rantoul First United Methodist Church will host three performance events and a native pastors school as part of Native American awareness events.

Community calendar May 8-26

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May 8
n    Preschool story time 10-10:30 a.m. at Rantoul Public Library.
For ages 3-5. Meets every Thursday. Today’s topic will be “Mothers.”

Cast selected for RTG's "The Silver Queen"

Director Larry Smith and assistant director Jack Bice have chosen the cast for the upcoming Rantoul Theatre Group spring 2014 production of James Dedman’s  “The Silver Queen.”

Cast members come from Rantoul, Thomasboro, Champaign, and Urbana.  

Checking out Chekhov: RTHS Drama Club to present play this week

One scribe describes “The Good Doctor” as Neil Simon’s homage to Anton Chekhov by adapting several of Chekov’s  short stories — pulling back on the laugh lines on some of them, relying on development of characters and situations in others.

Well-known musician visits Northview School

Northview School music teacher David Madden always tries giving his students a superior learning experience.

He provided that recently when  his friend, American folk musician Stephen Wade, visited the school to talk about how folk music impacts people’s lives.

Musical spy spoof 'Sympathy Jones' opens Friday in Paxton

PAXTON — Paxton Market Street Theatre will be the setting for “Sympathy Jones, The New Secret Agent Musical,” to be presented by Tri-County Players in late July.

The musical is a spoof of the spy world of the 1960s.

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