august, 2020

Something Rottensat01aug7:30 pm

Event Details

The regional premiere of Something Rotten will be presented by Eastlight Theatre at Fon Du Lac Farm Park (located at 305 Neumann Dr. in East Peoria) beginning at 7:30 pm.  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 includes big song and dance numbers as sixteenth century Shakespeare meets twenty-first century Broadway.  Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged.  We will have limited bleacher seating on a first-come first-served basis.  General admission seating tickets are $22 and are available online at http://www.eastlighttheatre.com

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Time

(Saturday) 7:30 pm

Location

Fon Du Lac Farm Park

305 Neumann Dr. in East Peoria

Organizer

Eastlight Theatre

Created by an Intergovernmental Agreement between three local entities: the City of East Peoria, the Fon du Lac Park District, and the East Peoria Community High School, Eastlight Theatre performs in the Byron Moore Auditorium East Peoria High School located at 1401 E Washington St. in East Peoria.

Started in 1992, Eastlight Theatre's signature show is Joseph & the Technicolor Dreamcoat with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber is performed around the holidays as part of the annual East Peoria Festival of Lights. Eastlight Theatre is also home to the Penguin Project, which was started by Dr. Andy Morgan and his wife, Kathy Morgan to give opportunities for children with developmental disabilities including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and other neurological disorders to perform in a musical.  They are joined by "peer mentors", children the same age without disabilities to work with the performers throughout the rehearsals and performances for the shows. Eastlight's Box Office is located at 201 Veterans Dr. in East Peoria.[email protected] Byron Moore Auditorium East Peoria High School -1401 E Washington St East Peoria, IL 61611

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