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The Front Row is thrilled to welcome writer and lyricist, Chad Beguelin. Chad is an Illinois native and is an accomplished lyricist for the Broadway stage. His musical, The Prom, is now a brand new feature film on Netflix with an all-star cast. Join Jeremy as he discusses the many aspects of the film with Chad in this delightful conversation.

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Bryan Rives is Director of UIS Performing Arts Services at UIS Performing Arts Center at the University of Illinois Springfield. Bryan has over 30 years experience in event management as well as performing arts center management. He talks about this and more with Community Voices' Bea Bonner and Randy Eccles.

Anna McFarland is a part of the marketing committee with The Springfield Muni. During the holiday season The Muni will be holding virtual meet and greets with Santa Claus. Anna talks about this and more with Community Voices' Bea Bonner and Randy Eccles.

Front Row Network

Monday means the next episode of #TheRundown. Big news as films start up their shoots again and AMC and Universal literally change the game when it comes to theatrical release. Time for some #ReelNewsRealFast. #FRN #NPR

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It's Monday which means it's time to catch up on the entertainment news from last week with the latest episode of #TheRundown. Today we report on the tragic deaths of Kelly Preston & Naya Rivera and Comic-Con's new #ComicConAtHome full panel schedule.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

March 13, 2020

Here we tell you the latest movies releasing in theaters every weekend so you can always be up to date on when the movies you're most looking forward to are out. This week features a new graphic novel adaptation, a controversial horror film and a faith-based music biopic. Here is what's #OpeningThisWeek

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

November 25, 2019

We're proud to debut our newest mini-show on the network: BOX OFFICE MINUTE. Here we will give you the rundown on what won the weekend at the theaters. Frozen 2 breaks box office records in a runaway weekend for the animated sequel. 

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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November 08, 2019

Here we tell you the latest movies releasing in theaters every weekend so you can always be up to date on when the movies you're most looking forward to are out. This week features a Stephen King sequel, a World War II drama and the beginning of the Christmas movie season.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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November 01, 2019

We're proud to debut our newest mini-show on the network: OPENING THIS WEEK. Here we will tell you the latest movies releasing in theaters every weekend so you can always be up to date on when the movies you're most looking forward to are out. This week features killer robots, 1950s noir, an epic biopic and the latest from Martin Scorcese.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

ADHD Productions is bringing "The Rocky Horror Show" to Springfield for the ninth year. 


Friday, September 7, Capital City Improv pits teammate against teammate in their Comedy Royale show at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. 

Carly Stroud, one of the founders of the group, says members of Capital City Improv will face off in different games. The winners will be decided by the audience. 

The show starts at 8pm and you can find tickets and more information here.

HOOGLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS

LBJ and MLK come to life in the Hoogland Center for the Arts' production of 'All The Way' in Springfield, this weekend and next weekend.  The award-winning play gives audiences a view of the inner workings of the Whitehouse shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the struggle Lyndon B. Johnson faces in passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

We sat down with Rich McCoy who plays LBJ, Tony Young who plays Martin Luther King Jr., and Craig McFarland who plays Hubert Humphrey. 

Ken Bradbury: Playwright On The Prairie

Nov 17, 2017
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Ken Bradbury passed away on Sunday Nov. 18, 2018.  This profile was produced a year earlier and we share it with you again.

For a true sense of the impact Ken Bradbury has had, his Caring Bridge website lends a clue. It's been visited more than 60,000 times and there are hundreds of comments from those whose lives he’s touched, many of them his former students. 

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One area performer has gone on to live in NYC and write a musical she says she wants to see on Broadway. 

The Scene Meets The Absurdist People's Theatre

Aug 12, 2016
Rachel Otwell

This week we head to Black Sheep venue to meet two of the cast members of a play opening Friday and running thru the weekend. We speak with Julia Mitchell & Keegan Otwell (who yea, full disclaimer, is Rachel's brother) and director Alex Martin of Edward Albee's 1962 play 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.' 

Amanda Vinicky

The curtains are closing on the Chicago play "I Wish to Apologize to the People of Illinois" -- a timely production, given that today, Dec. 9, marks five years since Rod Blagojevich's arrest. Two trials later, he was convicted on 18 counts of corruption. At Blagojevich's sentencing hearing, the former governor said he was sorry for his mistakes. But Blagojevich was not the one making apologies in this show. He's not even a character -- just someone who gets mentioned now and again.