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Corn Stock Theatre presents The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

Director, Kerrie Rae Ryan, is excited to bring Shakespeare’s shortest play and one of his most farcical comedies to the stage – set in New Orleans during the 1920s! This play will have you laughing out loud as you witness a tale of mistaken identities.  A young man and his servant arrive in town, unaware…

Peoria Players presents the Broadway classic, Guys and Dolls

The classic musical comedy of the 1950’s, Guys and Dolls, opens on Friday, November 12 at Peoria Players Theatre.  According to director, Mary Ellen Ulrich, “This production is welcoming people back to theatre with a show that you simply sit back and enjoy. These songs people are very familiar with, and laugh at the antics…

Corn Stock Brings Toxic Waste with “The Toxic Avenger”

Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s cult film and winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, The Toxic Avenger is a charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all: an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and two guys who play… well, everyone else… bullies, mobsters, old ladies and stiletto-wearing…

The Shawshank Redemption at Peoria Players

The Shawshank Redemption is a dramatic play based on the 1983 novella by Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption and adapted by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns to bring the story of resilience made famous by the acclaimed film to the stage. When Andy Dufresne is convicted of murder and sentenced to life…

Corn Stock for Kids: Peter Pan The Musical

Corn Stock for Kids Invites You to Journey with Us to Neverland with Peter Pan The Musical Corn Stock for Kids invites you to journey with us to Neverland with Wendy Darling and Tinker Bell through our fall production of Peter Pan The Musical, being presented on September 24, 25, 30 and October 1 at…

Peoria Players Presents “Little Women”

Little Women is a musical with a book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and music by Jason Howland. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s 1868–69 semi-autobiographical two-volume novel, it focuses on the four March sisters. This story follows the traditional Meg, wild, aspiring writer Jo, timid Beth and romantic Amy and their beloved Marmee at home…

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) closes CST Summer Showcase

Corn Stock Theatre Presents the Funny, Charming and Refreshing The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) as the Final Show in Its 2021 Summer Showcase Corn Stock Theatre proudly invites you to attend the live performances of The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) every Thursday through Sunday, opening on August 19th and closing on September 5th…

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

Corn Stock Theatre continues its Summer Showcase series with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]. The upbeat comedy plays in Upper Bradley Park July 29 through August 15. A longtime London favorite, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] comes to Peoria as a comedy in full force. Written by Adam Long,…

Under the Tent – My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Corn Stock Theatre is excited to announce that theatre will once again be held under the tent in Upper Bradley Park this summer and will be kicked off by My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra playing July 8th through July 25th. Created by David Grapes and Todd Olson, My Way: A Tribute to Frank…

BACK TO YOUR BEST: A VOCAL & MONOLOGUE AUDITION WORKSHOP

Corn Stock for Kids is excited to present Back to Your Best: A Vocal and Monologue Audition Workshop, which will take place Saturday, June 5th from 10:00am to 12:30pm at the Theatre Center for students ages 7 – 18. Tickets are $10.00 per student and a student can sign up to audition with both a…

Corn Stock Theatre Presents: “Talk Radio”

Corn Stock is thrilled to announce our next digital production, Talk Radio, written by Eric Bogosian and directed by Chris Peterlin. Corn Stock invites you to join us from the safety and comfort of your homes for this digital production that is streaming for one day only – Saturday, May 29th. Directed by: Chris Peterlin…

Flo-ing Through the Decades with Peoria Players

Peoria Players and the Broadway Lounge are teaming up to bring audiences a one-night only event!  Join us for Flo-ing Through the Decades, The Broadway Musical Revue on Friday evening, April 30.  Miss Flo will take the audience on a journey through the decades, as she and her friends sing songs from every decade from…

The Fizz-Easy Speakeasy: Corn Stock

Corn Stock Theatre’s Digital Play Series is excited to present another original work, The Fizz-Easy Speakeasy, written by Patrick Bell, which will stream on-demand through OnTheStage in two parts. Part One will stream Friday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 25th and Part Two will stream Friday, April 30th through Sunday, May 2nd. Tickets are $10.00…

Corn Stock for Kids presents “Anne of Green Gables”

Corn Stock for Kids are excited to finally present their spring production, Anne of Green Gables, which will be streamed on-demand through OnTheStage starting on Thursday, April 7th through Sunday, April 11th. Tickets are $12.00 for an Individual Ticket and $17.00 for a Family Ticket. To purchase your tickets today, click here. Anne of Green…

“Good Kids” – Bradley University

Bradley University Theatre returns to season production March 24, 2021, with GOOD KIDS, Naomi Iizuka’s incendiary play based on the true story of a sexual assault involving high school students in an Ohio town. The play, an online production, will be livestreamed for four performances March 24-27, and be available for on-demand viewings from March…

Corn Stock’s “A Deathly Development”

Corn Stock Theatre and Willow Bend Theatrics are partnering together to present the world premiere of a virtual murder mystery event, A Deathly Development, which will be streamed on-demand through OnTheStage for one weekend only starting on Friday, March 19th through Sunday, March 21st. Tickets are $20 for an Individual Ticket and $25 for a…

Players Present: Ladies Who Lunch

Peoria Players Theatre is proud to present “Ladies Who Lunch,” directed by Jimmy Ulrich. Featuring some of musical theatre’s greatest show tunes and Peoria’s most talented women, Ladies Who Lunch is a performance in honor of International Women’s Day. This program is full of laughing and tender-hearted moments. Peoria Players is excited to bring this…

Industry Training Ground

Brandon Hudson and Peoria Players Theatre are proud to present INDUSTRY TRAINING GROUND, a four-month virtual training program devoted to bringing entertainment industry professionals to the central Illinois region. The program is designed to not only provide well-rounded performance training, but to also instill a deeper sense of confidence that will translate into all aspects of life.…

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Corn Stock Theatre proudly invites you to virtually attend a one night only performance of  It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play which will be streamed through Broadway on Demand one night only on Saturday, December 19th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are  $18.95 ($15.00 plus a $3.95 service fee). It’s a Wonderful Life:  A…

Curtain Call: A Showcase Celebration

Corn Stock Theatre proudly invites you to virtually attend Curtain Call: A Showcase Celebration of our Corn Stock Community which airs Saturday, December 12th at 7:30 pm CST. Tickets run $20 for an individual streaming ticket or $25 for a family streaming ticket.  Theater Manager, Nyk Sutter-Downs explained, “We have heard from our patrons how…

From Artist to Admin: Managing a Theatre with John Stuff

Corn Stock Theatre to Present Digital Q&A Workshop “From Artist to Admin: Managing a Theatre with John Stuff” Corn Stock Theatre continues their Q&A Master Class Workshops with From Artist to Admin: Managing a Theatre with John Stuff. This digital Q&A will be through Course Storm on Monday, December 7 at 6:00pm CST. Below is…

A Christmas Carol

BREAKING: CHRISTMAS IS NOT CANCELLED! “GOD BLESS US EVERYONE!” EXCLAIMS LOCAL BOY TONY AWARD® WINNER JEFFERSON MAYS REPRISES HIS ACCLAIMED PERFORMANCE IN CHARLES DICKENS’ BELOVED HOLIDAY CLASSIC “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” TO BENEFIT PEORIA PLAYERS THEATRE DIRECTED BY TWO-TIME TONY AWARD NOMINEE MICHAEL ARDEN ADAPTATION WRITTEN BY JEFFERSON MAYS, SUSAN LYONS, & MICHAEL ARDEN PRODUCTION CONCEIVED…

School Girls; Or the African Mean Girls Play

Corn Stock Theatre To Present School Girls; Or the African Mean Girls Play on November 28 as part of their Digital Play Series Corn Stock Theatre continues its Digital Play Series with School Girls; Or the African Mean Girls Play written by Jocelyn Bioh.  The show will be performed in a reader’s theatre style, where…

Corn Stock’s Digital Play Series

CORN STOCK THEATRE LAUNCHES ONLINE DIGITAL PLAY SERIES & DIGITAL WORKSHOPS, BRINGING THEATRE TO PATRONS FROM THE COMFORT & SAFETY OF THEIR HOMES Corn Stock Theatre is proud to be presenting Corn Stock Theatre Digital Play Series and Corn Stock Theatre: Outside the Tent Digital Workshops to bring engaging content to our patrons from the…

A Raisin in the Sun at Peoria Players Theatre

A Raisin in the Sun at Peoria Players Theatre Directed by Garry Moore Peoria Players is proud to present A Raisin in the Sun as part of the 101st season lineup. The play is a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award-winning play written by Lorraine Hansberry. Director Garry Moore says, “I am sooo honored and…

Bradley Theatre Presents ‘The Wolves’

Girls just want to score goals. This acclaimed play, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, brings Astroturf to the Hartmann stage as a girl’s indoor soccer team warms up, cools down, stretches, lunges, dribbles, and tries to navigate life as women warriors. An exhilarating ensemble play filled with outrageous dialogue, razor-sharp characterizations, and a lot of wisdom.…

Corn Stock Brings One of the Greatest Love Stories – Romeo & Juliet

  Corn Stock Theatre Center Warms Up with Romance and Revenge, Passion and Tragedy and Love and Loss, with the Greatest Love Story Ever Told, Romeo & Juliet. You are invited to performances of Corn Stock Winter Season’s next production, Romeo and Juliet. Show dates are February 7, 8, and 14, 15 at 7:30 pm,…

Peoria Players Puts On Their ‘Kinky Boots’

Ladies and gentleman, gender non conformers, and those who have yet to make up their minds, we invite you to experience the regional premiere of Kinky Boots! Highlighting the 101st season at Peoria Players Theatre, the show dates are January 31 and February, 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., as well as…

Corn Stock Serves Comedy with 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche

You are invited to performances of Corn Stock Winter Season’s next production, 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche. Show dates are January 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30 pm, and January 12 and 19 at 2:30 PM. All performances are at the Corn Stock Theatre Center, located at 1700 N Park Rd, Peoria, IL 61604. As…

Ring-A-Ding-Ding New Year Returns to Players

A New Year’s Eve tradition returns to Peoria Players Theatre! A Ring-A-Ding-Ding New Year is back to delight audiences with the music of Frank Sinatra and other classics made famous by “Old Blue Eyes.” This musical revue features exceptional vocalists who will perform over twenty numbers that will captivate audiences. A Ring-A-Ding-Ding New Year –…

Players & PAPAS Partner for a Holiday Special

Peoria Players and The Peoria Area Performing Arts Studio team up for a Holiday Special. As Peoria Players celebrated its 100th Birthday last year, you probably recognize the name of the beloved Peoria landmark. However,  you may not be aware there is a youth organization called the Peoria Area Performing Arts Studio. PAPAS is an…

‘Matilda’ is Working Magic at Peoria Players Theatre

On November 8th, a magical story will unfold at Peoria Players Theatre when Matilda the Musical hits the stage for its regional premiere! Throughout 9 performances, spanning November 8th through November 17th, Roald Dahl’s colorful cast of characters will enchant and enthrall audiences as they enter the whimsical world of Matilda Wormwood. Matilda is a…

[title of show] Comes to Corn Stock Theatre

“(Title of Show)”, a one act musical comedy about writing a one-act musical comedy, will be presented at Corn Stock Theatre November 15-16, November 22-23 at 7:30 pm and November 17 and November 24 at 2:30 pm at the Theatre Center in Bradley Park. The production continues the tradition of the Corn Stock winter season…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Corn Stock Theatre will be opening its Winter Season with the drama The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time based on the best – selling novel by Mark Haddon. This Tony Award- Winning play, written by Simon Stephens, follows the story of a fifteen-year-old boy with an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at…

Million Dollar Quartet Plays at Peoria Players

Peoria Players is proud to present the regional premiere of Million Dollar Quartet, opening on October 4 and running for eight performances through October 13.  This Tony Award-winning musical is the true story set on December 4, 1956 when an extraordinary chance of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis…

Bradley Brings “Peter & the Starcatcher”

BRADLEY UNIVERSITY THEATRE PRESENTS Peter and the Starcatcher Tony-Award winning musical opens 2019-2020 season   Bradley University Theatre opens its 2019-2020 main stage season with Peter and the Starcatcher, the Tony-Award-winning musical prequel to the Peter Pan story.   Performances are September 26 through October 6 at the Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts.  …

‘Tarzan’ Swings into Peoria Players

Tarzan the Musical Tarzan is one of those musicals from which you walk away with a life lesson and feel better about your values and morals.  This story takes place shortly after a shipwreck and washes ashore a young couple and their baby.  After their demise, the baby is welcomed into a gorilla tribe wife…

Corn Stock Stages ‘Catch Me If You Can’

Corn Stock Theatre To Stage Catch Me If You Can the Musical Corn Stock Theatre closes its 66th Summer season at the tent in Bradley Park with the musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN! Based on the unbelievable true story of one of the most famous con artists in history, Catch Me If You Can…

Go “Back to the 80’s” at Peoria Players Theatre

Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Bonnie Tyler, and Bon Jovi are just a handful of the many featured artists whose songs are covered in the musical “Back to the 80’s,” which opens at Peoria Players Theatre on August 7. The musical tells the story of Corey Palmer as he reflects on his senior year of…

‘Anything Goes’ with Arc Light Productions!

“Anything Goes” “Arc Light Productions” “July 19 & 20 at 7:30 pm and July 21 at 2:30 pm” Glasford, IL – In celebration of its 13th season Arc Light Productions is proud to present “Anything Goes.”  Show dates are July 19th & 20th at 7:30pm and July 21st at 2:30pm taking place at Illini Bluffs…

Ragtime the Musical Comes to the Tent!

Corn Stock Theatre brings the award winning Broadway musical RAGTIME to the Tent Considered one of the greatest musicals of all time, Corn Stock Theatre is creating an all new production of the award-winning musical Ragtime on stage every night from July 12th thru July 20th. This sweeping epic musical consists of a diversified cast…

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Corn Stock Theatre Presents Fast Paced Who Done It Comedy, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery PEORIA, IL – June 18, 2019 – You are invited to performances of Corn Stock Theatre’s play, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery! Show dates are June 21 – June 29 at 7:30 pm.  All performances are at the Corn Stock…

Players’ Centennial Celebration Revue

It was June 26, 2019, in Peoria, Illinois. William Hawley Smith hosted a gathering of 35 people at his home on Knoxville Avenue to discuss the possibility of starting a theater company. One hundred years later, Peoria Players Theatre, the oldest continuously running community theater in the state, is wrapping up its historic season with…

Corn Stock Brings Shrek to the Tent

Corn Stock Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of our summer season with Shrek the musical! Based on the hit DreamWorks animated film, Corn Stock is thrilled to be bringing this classic tale to the stage for Central Illinois audiences! “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins…

Peoria Players Presents, “A Chorus Line”

Peoria Players closes its 100th season by presenting A Chorus Line May 3-12. A 9-time Tony Award winner during its original 15 year run on Broadway (at the time an unprecedented record), it is considered one of the most iconic and popular musicals of all time. A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives…

Dreamgirls Returns to Peoria Players

Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based on the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called…

“Fun Home” Comes to Corn Stock

Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. This Tony-winning musical adaptation of cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s memoir runs February 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 7:30 pm, and February 10 & 17 at 2:30 pm at the indoor Corn Stock Theatre Center, located at 1700 N Park…

Peoria Players Bring “West Side Story”

Peoria Players Theatre is kicking off 2019 by continuing its 100th season with one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, West Side Story. Under the direction of Travis Olson and Clifford Clark, with music direction by Susan Somerville Brown and choreography by Danny Fisher, West Side Story will surely be a “do not miss” production. Peoria…

Eureka College Presents: “Pippin”

Eureka College Theatre is pleased to announce our first Spring production of Pippin! This stunningly beautiful musical features a live orchestra and a delightful, featuring a blend of Eureka College’s brightest stars and your favorite local performers. Pippin is the story of a young man’s quest to discover what it takes to lead a life…

Lip Stick and Lip Sync: Miss Flo’s Cabaret

Corn Stock Theatre is teaming up with one of Peoria’s resident drag queens, ‘Miss Flo,’ for her 5th annual cabaret. The evening is sure to bring lots of fun and entertainment, along with memorable performances, so mark your calendars for Saturday, January 26, 2019!  The Cabaret is located at the Corn Stock Theatre Center, located…

Out of Sight…Out of Murder – Corn Stock

Ring in the New Year with Corn Stock Theatre’s First Show of 2019, and the Theatre Center’s First Ever Whodunit! Get 2019 started with a challenge that is more entertaining than any New Year’s resolution! Corn Stock Theatre invites you to showcase your sleuthing skills and see if you can ingeniously solve the Theatre Center’s…

Ring in the New Year with Players

A New Year’s Eve tradition returns to Peoria Players Theatre as part of the 100th season celebration. A Ring-A-Ding-Ding New Year is back to delight audiences with the music of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. This musical revue features seven exceptional vocalists who will perform over twenty numbers from the songbook of Sinatra. A…

Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

Corn Stock Theatre is pleased to present the delightful play “Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus” based on the true story of how one little girl restored faith in Santa Claus. Two compelling stories come together in this heartwarming play inspired by the famous editorial on Christmas Eve, 1897, in New York City. Eight-year-old…

She Kills Monsters – Bradley

Bradley Theatre opens its 2018-2019 season with playwright Qui Nguyen’s popular adventure saga, SHE KILLS MONSTERS, a coming-of-age story set in the role-playing world of Dungeons and Dragons. Performances are November 8-18, 2018 in the Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts. This high-octane journey of discovery romps through the 1990s world of fantasy roleplaying games.…

Elf the Musical at Peoria Players

Since the movie premiered 15 years ago, Elf has become a modern-day Christmas classic. The 2003 blockbuster starring Will Ferrell as Buddy was such a hit that it became a musical seven years later – one that’s being performed for the first time in the region at Peoria Players Theatre from November 9-18. The family-friendly…

ICC Theatre Presents ‘Columbinus’

The Illinois Central College Theatre Program presents the R-rated drama Columbinus, opening November 9 for seven performances in the studio stage theatre of the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus. Created by the United States Theatre Project and written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli, Columbinus examines people and events surrounding…

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Directed by Celeste Wohl, Ray Bradbury’s story Something Wicked this Way Comes tells of an October night when a sinister travelling carnival pulls into town. Halloween has come early to Green Town, Illinois. Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show, crisscrossing the land, holds up a distorting sideshow mirror to the hopes and fears of small-town…

Corn Stock brings ‘Good News’

Corn Stock For Kids is thrilled to present the show “GOOD NEWS,” a high energy musical at the Corn Stock Theatre Center, located at 1700 N Park Road, Peoria, on September 28 & October 4th at 7:30 pm, and September 29, 30, and October 5 & 6 at 2:30 pm. Directed by Sarah and Greg Blume,…

Peoria Players- Steel Magnolias

An iconic story of femininity and fortitude opens at Peoria Players Theatre on October 5. Steel Magnolias, most known for its 1989 movie adaption, tells the hilarious and harrowing story of six women who are strong as steel and beautiful as magnolias. Written by Robert Harling to cope with the death of his diabetic sister,…

One Man, Two Guvnors @ ICC

The Illinois Central College Theatre Program 2018-19 season of four shows gets underway with a Tony-nominated retelling of a classic Italian comedy. One Man, Two Guvnors opens September 21 for six performances in the main stage theatre of the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus. Written by Richard Bean, One Man,…

The Wizard of Oz at Players

Peoria Players Theatre is proud to present the beloved classic and musical fantasy The Wizard of Oz.  Back by popular demand and a favorite among audiences of all ages, The Wizard of Oz was one of Peoria Players’ Audience Choice winners for their 100th season. Come see Dorothy, her dog, Toto, and friends, the Scarecrow, Tinman…

Camelot at Corn Stock

Corn Stock Theatre is pleased to announce our summer season performances of Camelot! Directed by Laura Swatner Johnson, choreography by Erica Franken, and music direction by Annalise Duffer, this stunning classic will sure to please audiences of all ages. The legendary love triangle of King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot leaps from the pages of…

Players Theatre Presents “Grease”

Peoria Players Theatre is proud to kick off their 100th season with the popular musical Grease. Performed as our first-ever Summer Youth Theatre in 1997, this 50s musical favorite returns this August as our 22nd annual Youth Theatre production. The 1978 movie, which starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, skyrocketed to fame as one…

Musical Newsies Plays in Peoria

The blockbuster musical Disney’s Newsies will be exploding on the Corn Stock Theatre stage August 3 – 11. With music by Alan Menken and Lyrics by Jack Feldman from the book by Harvey Feirstein, this Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon is based on the historical newsboy strike of 1899. It tells the story of a charismatic…

Arc Light – Mary Poppins

Bartonville, IL – In celebration of its 12th season Arc Light Productions is proud to present “Mary Poppins.”  Show dates are July 20th & 21st  at 7:30pm and July 22nd at 2:30pm taking place at Limestone High School. Presented as a musical the whole family will enjoy, “Mary Poppins” recounts the classic tale of a…

The Bridges of Madison County

Corn Stock Theatre is pleased to announce our summer season performances of The Bridges of Madison County! This stunningly beautiful musical features a live orchestra and a soaring score, featuring your favorite local performers. The Bridges of Madison County follows Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy,…

Boeing Boeing lands in Upper Bradley Park

Boeing Boeing, directed by Jake Van Hoorn, premiers at Corn Stock Theatre in Upper Bradley Park this Friday!  The second show (and only play) of Corn Stock’s 65th Summer Season is sure to be the perfect date night for you and your special someone.  Come out early and enjoy dinner at Qdoba’s booth before the…

Arc Light Youth Productions

  In celebration of its 12th season, Arc Light Productions is proud to present two Youth Theater productions: “Pan!” and “Hillbilly Hankerin’”. The shows will include matinee performances on June 19th with “Pan!” at 10:30am and “Hillbilly Hankerin’” at 12:30pm. Evening performances will take place June 22nd with “Pan! at 6:00pm and “Hillbilly Hankerin’” at…

Show Tunes Sing-Along

Peoria Players Theatre will present a weekend of family entertainment June 8-10. Show Tunes Sing-Along celebrates songs from famous Broadway shows as the audience participates in singing the lyrics that are projected on a screen above the stage. Directed by Pat and Bruce White, the show features two Peoria theater favorites.  Lee Wenger is the…

The Little Mermaid

Corn Stock Theatre is thrilled to announce the presentation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid directed by Peggy Hupp. The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, an adventurous young mermaid who is willing to give up her life under the sea to become human.  Determined to be with Prince Eric, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with…

Broadway Backwards 2

Back by popular demand, Broadway Backwards 2 returns to Peoria Players Memorial Day weekend!  Last year, Director Bryan Blanks and some well-known community theatre performers joined forces to bring this musical revue to life on the Peoria Players stage. The show featured popular musical theatre songs, but performed “backwards.”  Last year’s fundraiser production allowed for…

MAMMA MIA!

Peoria Players Theatre is proud to present the community theater regional premiere of Mamma Mia!, written by Catherine Johnson. The show uses the classic music from ABBA to tell the story of a young woman, Sophie, who is engaged to get married to Sky. She wants her father to walk her down the aisle, but…

And A Child Shall Lead

  Corn Stock For Kids is thrilled to present the non-musical show “And A Child Shall Lead,” the heroic and true story of the children coming of age in Terezin, the “Jewish city” established by the Nazis near Prague. In the face of unspeakable horror, these children use their determination and creativity to build lives…

Vaudeville and Whiskey Revue

Corn Stock Theatre is excited to announce a special Fundraiser Production celebrating Peoria’s colorful past: Corn Stock’s Vaudeville and Whiskey Revue! Written and Directed by local theatre veterans Barbara Couri and Bob Parkhurst, performance dates are March 22, 23 and 24 at 7:30 pm at the Corn Stock Theatre Center, located at 1700 N Park…

Bonnie & Clyde: The Musical

Based in history, crime and passion, Frank Wildhorn and Don Black’s 2009 musical adaptation of the adventures of Bonnie and Clyde is an electrifying tale of love, adventure and crime that will “steal” your heart. This is a story that during the Great Depression captured the attention of the entire country. Peoria Players believes the…

Home For The Holidays

The holidays are officially upon us and that means spending time with family and friends. Gather your loved ones and join Peoria Players for our annual tradition, Home for the Holidays! Home for the Holidays originated several years ago as a tribute to our beloved town, Peoria, and for those who celebrate the season here with their…

Bullets For Broadway

Illinois Central College Theatre presents nine performances of comedic Murder Mystery BULLETS FOR BROADWAY starting Nov. 10 Audience members have the chance to guess who the killer is when the Illinois Central College Theatre Program presents nine performances of Bullets for Broadway beginning November 10 through November 19 in the studio theatre of the ICC Performing Arts Center, located…

Rock of Ages

It’s the tail end of the big bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at THE BOURBON ROOM, one of the Sunset Strip’s last legendary venues. Sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage as groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality.…

The Glass Menagerie

Corn Stock Theatre is pleased to announce Winter Season performances of The Glass Menagerie, the first show of the Winter’s 40th consecutive year, in association with Corn Stock Theatre. Directed by Amy Glass, performance dates are October 27 & 28, November 2-4 at 7:30 pm, and November 5 & 2 at 2:30 pm at the Corn Stock Theatre…

The Woman In Black

Many claim that Peoria Players Theatre is one of the most haunted sites in Central Illinois. In fact, the arts organization which is celebrating its 100 consecutive year next season, is on many ‘Most Haunted Lists’ in Illinois. It is not uncommon for amateur “ghost hunters” to stop by the theatre to scope out the…

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