November 2017

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Arc Light Productions
Bradley University Theatre
Corn Stock Theatre
Illinois Central College Theatre
Peoria Cabaret Theatre



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Peoria, Illinois 61602
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Peoria, Illinois 61602

The Greater Peoria Area Live Theatre League has lots of great shows in store this month!  Check out Live Theatre League members' upcoming shows below and don't forget to visit the Peoria Live Theatre League website for previews and our area theatre calendar. 


- Your Friends at the Live Theatre League

Rock of Ages at Peoria Players Theatre
The Glass Menagerie at Corn Stock (Winter Season)
Bullets for Broadway  at Illinois Central College
Sweeney Todd at Eureka College 
English Made Simple and Other Plays at Bradley University
Arc Light Productions  
-------MADRIGAL DINNER-------

LOVE NOTES - A Madrigal Dinner Feaste
Friday, December 15th - 6:30pm
Saturday, December 16th - 6:30pm 
Sunday, December 17th - 1:00pm 
at Coyote Creek Golf Club 

Arc Light Productions returns to Coyote Creek Golf Club in Bartonville this December for our 4th annual Madrigal Dinner Feaste, "Love Notes." This night of singing, delicious food, and great entertainment will again feature an adult madrigal choir, two children's choirs, and a host of actors and other musicians. 

Love is in the air at Coyote House when mysterious love messages, disguised as songs, begin arriving for Coyote's Wench.  There's just one problem... she wants nothing to do with the love letters and tries to distance herself as much as possible.  As the evening unfolds, the mystery of the Wench's suitor is uncovered, but a surprise visitor's arrival hints that there might be an unexpected twist that will put the Wench, and all of Coyote House, in danger!

Tickets are on sale now!  For the full dinner plus performance, tickets are $35 per person or $265 for a table of 8.  Call 309-455-4095 to place your reservation by December 10th!  Seating is limited, so don't wait!  

-------SUMMER 2018------- 
We're excited to announce our July 2018 production of

Mary Poppins 

Stay tuned to the LTL Newsletter for updates on this magical show!
For more information, visit us on the web:

  T   H   E   A   T   R   E  
The world according to David Ives is a decidedly odd place, and his plays constitute a virtual stress test of the English language., "Hello" may translate as "Velcro"; Leon Trotsky is doomed to die many times a day; and two mayflies fall in love, only to learn that they have a lifespan of just 24 hours. A sidesplitting playwright whose theatre "aerobicizes the brain and tickles the heart . . ." (Time Magazine)  
The 2017-2018 Bradley Theatre Season 
Bradley University Department of Theatre Arts   


Thursday - Saturday, Nov. 2 - 4 at 7:30 pm 
& Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2:30 pm 
Click HERE for Online Tickets!

 for upcoming shows, auditions & information.
Eureka College Theatre

Sweeney Todd
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
November 1-4

Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony's, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!

Extremely popular with opera companies and in concert presentation, Sweeney Todd is equally effective as an intimate chamber musical. Featuring two unforgettable star turns and some of the most chilling music ever written for the stage, this masterpiece is sure both to thrill and delight audiences.

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Decide.  Proceeds will be donated to the Penguin Project.  Reserve seats by emailing

Coming up:

The 24 Hour Plays: 
Eureka College

January 20,
We start writing on Friday night and we perform on Saturday night.  In between there are 24 hours of writing, rehearsing, and producing.  Come see what happens when we squeeze the creative process into one day.

Illinois High School 10" Minute Play Festival

February 3 & 4
New plays written by high school students in Illinois will premiere at our festival.

Shakespeare  Project

March 14-17
Holly Rocke directs.  Details will be announced soon.

A new play by Zeke Jarvis

April 12-14
Details will be announced soon.

Call 309-467-6363 or email for more information or to make reservations.


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Gangster Tony Alto & his wife Toffee are the main characters in a story that answers the question: "what would happen if  The Sopranos met  The Producers ?" Toffee wants to be a Broadway star and Tony needs to "clean" some money, so he has hired two producers to mount a hit musical--The Mafia Queen--starring Toffee. The only catch is that the show must be sold out opening night and get great reviews, no matter what it costs...or else! Leave it to Baxter Mallystock and his playwright partner Eli Blain. You're invited to the party after opening night to revile as the reviews come in...along with the FBI and a few stray bullets. This show is a brand new evening of mystery, comedy, music and great food, all which just go to prove that sometimes, when people say they're going to make a hit, they mean it!

Tickets to all four Friday and Saturday performances cost $20. All four Friday and Saturday shows are dinner theatre performances; $20 ticket includes meal plus event ticket; visit for complete menu and other details! Tickets to all other performances cost $8 for the general public and $6 for students and senior citizens.

For tickets, visit or call (309) 694-5136

It's not too early to make your holiday party plans!! Last year's hit show is back this December starring (from L to R): Mike Reams, Jimmy Lahood, and Andrew Rhodenbaugh!

Please call 309-494-9100 with any questions or visit  to get more information about this show!

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For BONNIE & CLYDE audition requirements  
and character descriptions, click HERE.    


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About the Live Theatre League

Affirming the significance of live theatre as a cultural, educational, and economic catalyst for the central Illinois region, the Live Theatre League of the Greater Peoria Area serves to insure the future of live theatre as a multifaceted asset to our community through promotional, collaborative and educational endeavors.

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