Spring 2022 Krannert Dress Rehearsal registration for seniors TODAY, all others can register starting Saturday, 2/19/22

Fall 2021 Semester’s KDR is listed below (registration is open for seniors NOW; you must register and be confirmed to attend:

The Krannert Dress Rehearsal (KDR) programs provide an opportunity to hear context about a performance from a director or other expert, and then to experience the production. The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is an educational and performing arts complex located at 500 South Goodwin Street in Urbana.

Students may register for this Krannert Dress Rehearsal on the Events Calendar at https://calendars.illinois.edu/list/4956. Graduating seniors get priority and may register now, and all others may register starting tomorrow, 2/19/22. You must attend the talk and the performance to receive credit for the KDR. If the program is full when you go to register, please email chp@illinois.edu to be placed on a waitlist, and if there is a spot open, you will be notified by the day of the event. (Please sign up for only one KDR in a semester.)

1)  “The Marriage of Figaro” (Lyric Theatre production), Sunday, April 3, 2022

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Presentation:  1:00 – 1:45 p.m., Orchestra Rehearsal Room
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte               Performance: begins at 2:00 p.m., Tryon Festival Theatre
Conductor Andrew Megill
Stage Director Nathan Gunn

Mozart’s beloved comic opera takes place over just one day, but the journey is filled with twists, turns, and plenty of escapades! Written just before the French Revolution, The Marriage of Figaro explores class relationships, the roles of wealth, power, and common sense—and the miracle of forgiveness. The bumpy road to Figaro and Susanna’s wedding shines with “wit, humanity and astounding, glorious music” (The Guardian). Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

2)         “The Neverland” (adaptation of Peter Pan), Wednesday, April 6, 2022

By Madeline Sayet                              Presentation:  6:30 – 7:15, Opera Rehearsal Room
Director Madeline Sayet                     Performance: begins at 7:30, Colwell Playhouse
Dramaturg Emily Goodell

This modern-day adaptation of J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan follows a contemporary Mohegan teen who has just arrived at a strict, new Catholic school, a place where she must follow rules she cannot see any sense in. Believing her Native American name too difficult to pronounce, the teacher calls her Wendy and informs her that her Mohegan culture and everything she cares about are never coming back. This triggers the arrival of Pan and Tink who have come to gather the Nevers (the spirits of everything and everyone who have been told they can’t exist anymore). Pan takes them to The Neverland, a refuge where nothing and no one can ever be erased. But now, even The Neverland is under threat by pirates. Can Wendy, her friends Pan and Tink, and The Neverlanders stop Hook from finding The Neverland and turning it into another place of hate and taking? Or will even The Neverland be destroyed by greed after all?

Contains mild violence. Recommended for all ages. [Optional – Read this related article, “Why Are There American Indians in Peter Pan?”, in the College of Fine & Applied Arts’ Dimension magazine: https://dimension.faa.illinois.edu/stories-by-unit/theatre/why-are-there-american-indians-in-peter-pan/.]

3)  “Sweat” (Pulitzer Prize-winning play), Thursday, April 14, 2022

By Lynn Nottage                                    Presentation:  6:30 – 7:15, Krannert Room
Director Latrelle Bright                           Performance: begins at 7:30, Studio Theatre
Dramaturg Meghan Landon  

Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, Sweat “traces the roots of a tragedy with both forensic psychological detail and embracing compassion” The New York Times). Contains adult content.

If you need to cancel a registration, please delete your submission using the link in the confirmation email that was sent upon submission of your registration, and contact the CHP at chp@illinois.edu.