200 N Washington Ave, Bradley, IL 60915
815.644.0854
julieactingout@gmail.com

Category: On Fleet Street

Out of the Box

By Deb Laskey Volunteering is one of my favorite things.  A few years ago I met Sharon Richardson and Julie Gindy at a community event that I volunteered at.  During our conversation I mentioned to them that I was thinking of volunteering for Acting Out.  A few weeks later Sharon emailed me and asked if…
Read more

Collective Creating

By Ali Deckard I love the process of putting together a show. As an actress, I have gotten to watch what happens from the first rehearsal to the closing performance, and it is extraordinary. But this year, I have the privilege of stepping over to the directing side of the production as one of the…
Read more

The Seriousness of Play

                                                                                 By Rob Bishir When I was first asked if I would write a blog pointing…
Read more

“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…
Read more

Sick for Sweeney

By Terrance Hooper – Owner of Grapes & Hops This is the time of year where we all begin to catch a little fever, Spring Fever.  The past few years, I have caught another kind of fever though.  Similar to spring fever, it has you daydreaming of being in another place and another time.  And…
Read more

“God That’s Good”

By Debbie Oberlander My relationship with “Sweeney” started years ago watching a movie called Jersey Girl. In the movie the kids in Girdie’s class had to perform a song from a Broadway musical and she chose Sweeney Todd! After hearing only one song…”God That’s Good”, I was HOOKED! My husband got his hands on every…
Read more

Tragedies Abound

By Cody Marcukaitis As Oscar Wilde once said “There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, the other is getting it.” It is no mistake that playing the role of Sweeney Todd is something that I have yearned for ever since I first heard the score and watched the characters…
Read more

All Good Things Come To Those Who Can Wait

By Deena Cassady THE PRODUCTION TEAM- Producing a show is a labor of love; equal parts stress and exhilaration.  A production staff will identify their next big project well over a year before it will come to fruition and then, in what seems like a blink of an eye, it is time for auditions. The…
Read more

“Sweeney heard music that nobody heard”

By Jerry Cohagan In just a few short months Sweeney Todd will be arriving in downtown Kankakee!  And over 4 months of hard work will come to fruition for one weekend in July.  A lot of work, here briefly, and then gone.  That is one of the gifts and curses of theatre, its ephemeral nature. …
Read more

Helping “Frame” the Arts & Entertainment District in Kankakee

By Bill Yohnka I have explained to people, “It isn’t as if they just show up and do a show.” The experience that Acting Out Theatre Company brings to a community is much bigger than the nights of the production. I have seen and experienced the way Acting Out makes themselves part of the community…
Read more