Arts & Entertainment

WCST Leaders Take Final Bow, but Show Will Go On

As has been the case for the past three decades, dozens of children and numerous high-school and adult volunteers have been busy this summer, working to put together the latest production from Woodstock Children’s Summer Theatre. This year, it’s “Madagascar – A...

Folk Fest Serves up Music for Many Tastes

Musicians from all over North America will converge on the Woodstock Square from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 16, for the 32nd annual Woodstock Folk Fest. Music enthusiasts – and anyone open to experiencing a wide range of genres and artists – have an opportunity to...

Watch ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Grease’ Under the Stars

What could be better than kicking back and enjoying a good movie on a warm summer evening? Watching it outside with more than 100 friends … for free. The city of Woodstock is continuing the summer tradition of Movies in the Park, a free movie showing outside on a big...

Mural Project Moves Forward

As a giant mural highlighting Woodstock’s entertainment credentials moves forward, organizers are hoping for more donors to support the project. The 118-foot mural, planned for a walkway on Main Street adjacent to Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theatre, will feature...

Simon comedy “Rumors” hits Opera House stage

With one more weekend left for TownSquare Players’ production of Neil Simon’s farcical hit “Rumors”, director Roger Zawacki said his cast, staff and set add to the comedic nature of the play making this Woodstock Opera House production a roaring success. “The show is...

Publisher Wins Press Association Award

Cheryl Wormley, publisher of The Woodstock Independent, recently was honored by the Illinois Press Association for her decades of service to the newspaper industry. Wormley was presented with the IPA’s Distinguished Service Award during the association’s annual...

Woodstock Sculptor’s Work to Be Displayed at Courthouse

Throughout the month of June, the work of nearly 20 artists will be on display at the Old Courthouse Art Center. The center’s Summer Solstice Art Exhibition includes work in several mediums including stained glass, quilts, paper landscapes, a wide variety of...

City Band Returns for 133rd Season

The Woodstock City Band will play on as it prepares for its 133rd season of band concerts under summer skies. Director Duane Peiffer will raise the baton at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at the bandstand on the Woodstock Square for the premiere concert of the season....

“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. Judith Svalander Dance Theatre’s “Cinderella” will come to the Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., for a two-day engagement Saturday and Sunday, June 10...

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. More than 20 years ago, when Tom Gable,...

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