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‘Cinderella’ to Bring Magic to Opera House Stage

‘Cinderella’ to Bring Magic to Opera House Stage

A local dance theater’s production of a fairytale ballet is designed to appeal to audiences of all ages.

May 2017
Memorial Day Displays Return for Longer Run

Memorial Day Displays Return for Longer Run

Memorial Day commemorations will last a little longer in Woodstock this year after organizers decided to extend a well-received series of displays for several weeks.

May 2017
Series Premiere Has Local Angle

Series Premiere Has Local Angle

The story about the staff of a small community theater was created, written and directed by Cook, Crystal Lake, and co-created by lead actor and director of photography Joel Bennett, also of McHenry County.

May 2017
Woodstock Prepares for a British Invasion, of Sorts

Woodstock Prepares for a British Invasion, of Sorts

The Woodstock Opera House is preparing for a domestic version of the British invasion when American English pays its first visit to Woodstock, taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, to present a tribute to the Beatles.

May 2017

Jazz on the Square Marks 10 Years of Music in Woodstock

Prior to 2007, jazz had an occasional presence in Woodstock, but 10 years ago several enthusiasts insured that jazz would have a strong local presence by forming Jazz on the Square, an organization dedicated to promoting jazz performance and education in Northern Illinois.

April 2017
‘Scout Finch’ to Speak at Opera House

‘Scout Finch’ to Speak at Opera House

The woman best known for her childhood portrayal of Scout Finch in the 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” will visit the Woodstock Opera House.

April 2017
Mia Passione Now Open on Main St.

Mia Passione Now Open on Main St.

Woodstock’s newest addition to the downtown area, Mia Passione, 228 Main St., serves up what owner Michael Palmieri calls “Italian-American comfort food".

March 2017
Music4Martin Spreads A Message of Peace, Hope

Music4Martin Spreads A Message of Peace, Hope

After 15 years, Music4Martin is continuing to accomplish the dreams organizer Ken West had from its inception: first, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream; second, to support youth; and third, to advance music.

March 2017
Political Rallies Planned for Woodstock March 4

Political Rallies Planned for Woodstock March 4

A rally supporting President Donald Trump and a counter-rally opposing him are set to hit the Woodstock Square.

February 2017
Perky, Pink, Passionate: ‘Legally Blonde’ Hits Stage

Perky, Pink, Passionate: ‘Legally Blonde’ Hits Stage

Audiences will take a comedic trip from Southern California to Harvard Law School — all without leaving the Woodstock Opera House — during TownSquare Players’ production of “Legally Blonde — The Musical.”

February 2017
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