Balancing Theater and School, a Profile of Reid Tomasson

Sam Obermiller, IV Leader Staff

April 21, 2020

     When one thinks of a great performer, their origin is imagined as some explosion of talent seen once a decade, with an intense calling to the profession. Most of the time, the backstory falls a little more o...

‘Legally Blonde’ is ‘So Fun It Should Be Illegal’

Lillian Moskalewicz and Antonio Escatel

March 5, 2020

“Legally Blonde: The Musical,” a fabulously fun and award-winning musical based on the adored movie, is action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances. This show is so fun it should be illegal! The...

Kick Off Holiday Season With ‘Elf’

Nora Missel, IV Leader Staff

December 2, 2019

By Nora Missel IV Leader Staff The well-known story of Buddy the Elf will be taking the stage here at IVCC beginning Nov. 21. Buddy’s story begins in the North Pole, where he comes to realize that he is actually human. After...

The Newsies Strike of 1899: Still making headlines

Summer H.-Abernathy, Columnist

April 26, 2018

“Newsies: The Musical” hit the Broadway stage in 2011 and Netflix in 2017, and throughout those years, young fans across the country have been cheering for their favorite newsboy rebels. Disney’s hit musical, which was...

‘Disaster!’ is ‘Hot Stuff’ this ‘Saturday Night’

Olivia Heinzeroth, Columnist

April 26, 2018

“Disaster! On Broadway” hilariously transports the audience to a decade of disco, dancing and apparently dramatic death. Though the show takes place during the late 1970s, people of all ages will find humor in the plot,...

Trammel takes the stage: IVCC freshman shines

Summer Hoagland-Abernathy, Culture Editor

March 8, 2018

It takes a talented actor to play two twins in one play, and IVCC found that talent in Alexis Trammel. In the school’s spring musical “Disaster!,” Trammel will be playing the roles of Lisa and Ben, the children of a ditsy...

Spring musical ‘Disaster!’ cast ready to act

IV Leader, Staff Writers

February 15, 2018

Cast List CHAD: Griffin Tabor SCOTT: Eric Aguilar TED: Chad Brokaw MARIANNE: Lindsay Wheeler TONY: Don Grant Zellmer JACKIE: Ashley Hurst BEN/LISA: Alexis Trammel SISTER MARY DOWNY: Kelly Johnson MAURY: Steve Seaborn S...

‘Hush’ is a must-see for horror film enthusiasts

Devin Krueger, Columnist

November 2, 2017

Even with the holiday season just around the corner, the inertia of Halloween keeps movie enthusiasts in search of new horror films to immerse themselves in. “Hush,” a 2016 home invasion thriller, lies among the top ten...

Auditions hosted for fall shows

Morgan Taylor, Staff Writer

August 31, 2017

The Illinois Valley Community College Theater department will have its second day of auditions at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 in the Cultural Centre. The audition is for all upcoming fall and winter productions. These productions include...

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