Arts & Entertainment

‘The Nutcracker’ Ballet Offers Holiday Magic

The dancers of the Judith Svalander Dance Theatre will bring the magic of the holiday season to Woodstock when they present “The Nutcracker,” on the Opera House stage Dec. 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17. This is the 25th year the dance company has presented this production of...

Parrish’s ‘Thrill Ride’ to Preview on Big Screen

A homegrown, Woodstock-based family movie will premiere in theaters Friday, Dec. 1, but “Thrill Ride” is so much more than a local film making it to the big screen. The story, inspired by 10-year-old Mason Parrish who lost his battle with cancer in 2011, honors his...

Tune Into a Holiday Classic With Live Radio Play

WMTC to stage ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Audiences looking to enjoy one of the most iconic holiday stories of all time can experience it in a whole new way when Woodstock Musical Theatre Company presents “It’s a Wonderful Life” as a live radio play. “I think it’s a great...

‘Aladdin’ to Appear on Woodstock North Stage

Woodstock North High School students will work magic on stage Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11, with a presentation of “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp,” at the school, 3000 Raffel Road. “It’s an immersive experience,” said sophomore Jared Ritter, who plays the role...

TSP Stages Fairytale Fun With ‘Shrek’

A princess, a donkey and a big green ogre are among the characters who will tell their story on the Woodstock Opera House stage when TownSquare Players presents “Shrek  the Musical,” Nov. 3 to 19. Based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture and the book by...

Actor Jeff Daniels to Perform With Son and Band

Concertgoers intrigued by the celebrity will be pleasantly surprised by the talented group of musicians that will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., when Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band take the stage. It’s no...

Former Woodstock Man Pens Wedding Memoir

‘You Stay Classy, Wedding People’ explores nuptials gone off the rails As a wedding videographer, Jason Drake regularly deals with people on one of the most exciting and stressful days of their lives. The stories he can tell about the things he’s seen are enough to...

Mystery Dinner, Book to Benefit Courthouse

Friends of the Old Courthouse is raising money for restoration Friends of the Old Courthouse will launch two fundraising efforts this month when they host a murder mystery dinner and take orders for a keepsake coffee table photo book. Tapping into the Halloween...

WHS to Stage 2010 Graduate’s Work

Brendan Connell was so influenced by his theater experience at Woodstock High School that he pursued film directing in college. A desire to give back to the program that steered his career path has led him back to the stage at WHS to direct students who will perform...

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