Set in the 1590’s, when Shakespeare ruled the scene and was treated like a rock star, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom set out to write a hit play. When Nostradamus predicts that the future of theatre combines acting with singing and dancing, the Bottom brothers make a hilarious attempt at the world’s first musical. Along the way, a romance, a scandal and shenanigans ensue. This comedy, with big song and dance numbers, will have you laughing out loud as sixteenth century Shakespeare meets twenty-first century Broadway.
Singin’ in the Rain has all the makings of a Tinsel town tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures" without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her. Filled with every memorable moment from the film the “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" is the perfect entertainment for musical lovers!
The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns for its 30th year on Eastlight’s stage! This Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical tells the story of Joseph and his eleven brothers. It was created as a soft rock fantasy that is fit for the entire family. Thousands of people have enjoyed the magic that is Joseph, so be sure to join us for this Central Illinois holiday favorite!
All performances at:
Byron Moore Auditorium
East Peoria High School
1401 E Washington St
East Peoria, IL 61611