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Cult classics bring unique horror to Shocktober

By Lillian Barkley

October 14, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

There may not be a late-night double feature at the Art Theater this weekend, but there will be a time warp.Illini Student Musicals (ISM) will be performing “The Rocky Horror Show” at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday as part of Shocktober, a month-long horror festival at the Art Theater Co-op at 126 W. C...

Theatre production of “West Side Story” lacks cultural sensitivity

November 17, 2014


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When the Illini Student Musicals announced that their Fall 2014 show would be “West Side Story,” I interviewed to work on the production as director and instead ended up joining the production team as dramaturg, meaning it was my job to focus on the majority of the research for the show.  After...

‘West Side Story’ takes the stage this Dads Weekend

‘West Side Story’ takes the stage this Dads Weekend

By Taylor Lucero

November 13, 2014


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This Dads Weekend, Illini Student Musicals will perform “West Side Story” in Lincoln Hall Theater from Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  The musical is directed by first-time director, Shawn Kimbrel, sophomore in Music. More information and tickets are available on the Illini Student Musical’s ...

Dads Weekend Calendar of Events

November 11, 2014


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Friday, Nov. 14 Friday Night Films: Expendables 3 7 p.m. Location: Illini Union Pine Lounge Cost: Free, popcorn will be provided for first 100 attendees Illini Student Musicals Presents: West Side Story 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Location: Lincoln Hall Theatre Cost: $8 students, $10 public Illinois Basketbal...

Illini Student Musicals presents ‘In Progress: A Broadway Revue’

Illini Student Musicals presents ‘In Progress: A Broadway Revue’

By Taylor Lucero

April 30, 2014


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As graduation quickly approaches, students about to exit the doors of higher education may deal with the anxiety of life after college. This apprehension is embodied in the singing, dancing and acting of Illini Student Musicals’ upcoming show, “In Progress: A Broadway Revue.” The performance is ...

Illini Student Musicals to perform ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ on Friday

Illini Student Musicals to perform ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ on Friday

March 13, 2014


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After Friday at the Canopy Club, the remains of toilet paper squares, confetti pieces and playing cards may litter the ground. This will not be the doing of sloppy patrons, but of audience members participating in “The Rocky Horror Show.” “The Rocky Horror Show,” presented by Illini Student Musica...

Illini hockey sweeps NIU with ease

By Sean Neumann

December 17, 2013


Filed under Sports

Everything went as planned for the Illini hockey team this weekend. No. 19 Illinois (13-11-1) swept Northern Illinois, shutting out the Huskies 5-0 on Friday night before then exploding for a 17-3 victory on Saturday. Northern Illinois, a lower tier Division-II team, was facing an uphill battle all we...