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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 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

Brian Smith, vocal director for

By Taylor Lucero

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, sophomore in Music. More information and tickets are available on the Illini Student Musical’s ...

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 p.m. Friday and Saturday Location: Lincoln Hall Theatre Cost: $8 students, $10 public Illinois Basketbal...