Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Sangamon Auditorium season down, but not out

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a folk singer! A blues legend! A public radio personality!

That’s right, Sangamon Auditorium has formally announced its 2010-11 season, featuring the usual mix of world music and dance, baby boomer nostalgia acts and other performers.

The schedule, however, is noticeably lighter than last season, with only 18 scheduled acts instead of 23. That’s two fewer Broadway series titles and three fewer shows in the Visiting Artists series.

“The economy has been pretty rough,” said Robert Vaughn, the director of Sangamon Auditorium.

That includes three performances of “A Chorus Line,” celebrating its 35th anniversary; “Spring Awakening,” the 2007 Tony Award winner; “Legally Blonde the Musical”; and “Mamma Mia!”

The season was featured in a June 24, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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