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Fall by the Numbers!

By Sharon Richardson Sometimes the brain functions better when it knows the number of things that need to be accomplished.  For me that number seemed a tad daunting as we were coming off of our big summer show Sweeney Todd. We launched right away into the fundraiser Nightscape – which had been going on in…
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Let’s play a word association game…

By Paula Denault I say “Work” You think… Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’ Barely gettin’ by, it’s all takin’ and no givin’ They just use your mind and they never give you credit It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it. Work.   Labor.  The first Monday in…
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What a Beautiful NIGHTSCAPE!

Thank you to 7th Anomaly, Brandon Provost, Hollice Clark & the Bourbonnais Township Park District, Dance in the Light, the singers and dancers representing Acting Out on stage, and our many volunteers behind the scenes for making N I G H T S C A P E a huge success! Please enjoy this review in photos!


  By Brandon Provost You’ve been seeing the online and newspaper ads and seeing it on Facebook. You heard about it at Acting Out’s Sweeney Todd, but what is Nightscape? The short answer: Nightscape is an outdoor fundraiser pop/rock concert hosted by local band 7th Anomaly, featuring guest performances by Acting Out Theatre veterans of…
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By Brandon Provost Night has come! A starry sky covers the world like a dark cloak. Like all things do, we must go to sleep. Now, what do you see when you close your eyes? The opening dialogue of “Adventures Through an Unconscious Mind”, a pop musical experience presented in 2009 and 2010 by myself…
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“No one is alone”

By Ryan Schultz I had a great opportunity this week. What a good opening, right?  While preparing Sweeney for this summer, I was able to take the week and play in an orchestra for a production of Sondheim’s Into the Woods. I love that show, it may be my favorite by Sondheim, and I was…
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ACTING OUT … of love!

By Paula Denault As I contemplated ideas for this blog, I kept coming back to the idea that February is the month of LOVE.  On the surface, of course, we think immediately of the love we have for the significant others in our life, so this wouldn’t seem to apply to a theatre blog.  But…
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Feeling that gingerbread feeling….

By Sharon Richardson “Feeling that gingerbread feeling, precious moments, special people” – those song lyrics from “Somewhere in My Memory” from the movie Home Alone really adequately describes my feelings from Saturday night’s “Acting Out Christmas!” It was a fundraiser, but oh it was so much, much more. To recap for those that don’t know…
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A Story for Christmas

Stories are important. At Acting Out Theatre Company, storytelling is what we do. One of the reasons we do environmental theatre is because we believe the setting can enhance the story we tell. This year, Acting Out continues its tradition of compelling storytelling, in a perfect setting for the story of Christmas — Olivet’s Warming…
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