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Cult classics bring unique horror to Shocktober

October 14, 2015

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...

Theatre production of “West Side Story” lacks cultural sensitivity

November 17, 2014

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...

‘West Side Story’ takes the stage this Dads Weekend

Brian Smith, vocal director for
November 13, 2014

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,...

Dads Weekend Calendar of Events

November 11, 2014

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...

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

Members of Illini Student Musicals rehearse together on March 21. “In Progress: A Broadway Revue” will debut Thursday at 7:30 pm in Lincoln Hall Theatre.
April 30, 2014

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...

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

The cast of Illini Student Musicals goes through a costume rehearsal of their latest production, The Rocky Horror Show. The group, which is entirely student run and funded, will be performing the cult classic this Friday, March 14th at the Canopy Club.
March 13, 2014

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...

Illini hockey sweeps NIU with ease

December 17, 2013

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...

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