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The Scene was our Illinois arts & culture podcast through 2017. Rachel Otwell curated the podcast which provided full-length stories and follow-ups, links to other reports, and conversations with you.This podcast contained a range of stories from the world of arts & culture, from visual art to Springfield's DIY music scene, to profiles of interesting local characters. The podcast was about what makes artists tick, and the diverse culture that exists within our community.

'Jane Eyre: The Musical' At Theatre In The Park

Love isn't always easy. Just about any couple that's been married for at least ten years will be quick to tell you that. It takes compromise and understanding, and sometimes - courage. The story of Jane Eyre is about that - but also a young orphan who goes on to be an independent and righteous woman, even though a patriarchal society makes that difficult.

In 2000, Jane Eyre: The Musical made it's Broadway debut, and now - it has made its local debut as well. WUIS was joined by married couple and directors, Mark & Kristin Wheeler, who told us more about it:

Three remaining shows of Jane Eyre: The Musical are Thursday - Saturday at New Salem. For more info/tickets, click here.

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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