Thursday, December 29, 2011

December Poetry Corner

I Remember When I Was Born
                       - Pearl Buck

I remember when I was born.
I do remember!
Through eternity I slept.
By its quiet waters swept,
In the silence safely kept.
All unknowing, night or day,
All unthinking, there I lay.
Suddenly, by life compelled,
I was free, no longer held,
Free to hear and feel and cry,
Free to live, or free to die;
Free to be that which am I.
I remember when I was born-
I do remember!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Eastlight Theatre - 2012 Season

Children of Eden
March 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31 at 7:30pm
March 25 at 2:00pm
From Stephen Schwartz and John Caird comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith...not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! Freely based on the story of Genesis, CHILDREN OF EDEN is a frank, heartfelt, and often humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children. Adam, Eve, Noah, and the “Father” who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: “the hardest part of letting go.” Rated PG

June 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 at 7:30pm
June 24 at 2:00pm
Nothing works on the stage like a well-crafted tale, and OLIVER! is just such a show. Based on the Dickens novel, it will be engaging with its pathos and drama, while delighting everyone with its outstanding musical numbers. Food, Glorious Food, I'd Do Anything, Where is Love?, Consider Yourself, As Long As He Needs Me, Who Will Buy and Reviewing the Situation are musical theatre classics. Dickens' characters are brought to life-perhaps larger than life-with all their facets glowing in this production.Rated PG

Legally Blond the Musical
~ Regional Premier ~

August 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11 at 7:30pm
August 5 at 2:00pm
Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take “no” for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone “serious”, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Rated PG

September 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 at 7:30pm
September 9 at 2:00pm
This epic story recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, petty thief Jean Valjean is released from his 19-year term and not only becomes an honest man, but the mayor of a prosperous town and a loving adoptive father - violating his parole in the process. The relentless Inspector Javert, who makes a decent life for Valjean impossible, consequently pursues him. Only years later, after Valjean proves his mettle during a bloody student uprising and saves the life of a young man hopelessly in love with Valjean’s adopted daughter, does the ex-convict finally feel fully redeemed.Rated PG

The ALL NEW Joseph 2012!
November 30, December 1, 5, 6, 7, 8 at 7:30pm
December 2 & 9 at 2:00pm
The ALL NEW Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns for it's 22nd year on Eastlight's stage! This Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical tells the story of Joseph and his eleven brothers. It was created as a soft rock fantasy that is fit for the entire family. Thousands of people have enjoyed the magic that is Joseph, so be sure to join us for this Central Illinois holiday favorite! Rated Family Friendly