The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Sammy Ferber, playing Mark Cohen in Rent, performs during the shows opening scene, accompanied by a member of the ensemble.

‘Rent’ embodies societal issues at State Farm Center

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Contributing writer October 12, 2017

Twenty years after revolutionizing Broadway, Jonathan Larson’s "Rent" visited the State Farm Center. The musical filled the stage with passion as members of the show shared the story of impoverished...

Budget impasse hits Parkland College

By Ashni Ghandi March 9, 2016

The state budget impasse is proving increasingly troublesome for the Parkland College faculty, staff and student body, and the college's theater department may be experiencing the negative effects first.With...

Box Office Report: “John Wick”

Box Office Report: “John Wick”

October 30, 2014

My thought process walking out (or escaping) the theater was to label “John Wick” as either bad or really bad depending on how pissed off traffic made me on the ride home. And I will say that I hit...

Nora, a 2008 dance documentary by Alla Kovgan, was one of the first films screened on Sept. 2 as part of the Dance Film Festivals first night.

The Art Theater Co-op hosts inaugural Dance Film Festival

By Alexander Vassiliadis September 17, 2014

A theater has a wide variety of purposes. From movies to gatherings, certain theaters specialize in showing different types of art, and for The Art Theater Co-op, a combination of dance and film took place...

From left, Mackenna Janz, Cole Bizarri and Joseph J. Baez perform in Holly Jolly Christmas at Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse. (Contributed photo)

Circa’s stocking overflows in new show

By David Burke of the Quad-City Times November 19, 2009

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is offering a huge buffet, overflowing with delicious favorites just in time for the holidays. And there’s food, too. Circa’s holiday revue, “Holly Jolly Christmas,”...

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