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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,…

“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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…