The Monticello High School Thespians and Monticello Theatre Association will present “The Incomplete Life and Random Death of Molly Denholtz,” by Ian McWethy at 7 p.m. on Jan. 3 and 4 at MTA’s Phoenix Theatre, 1406 N. Market St., Monticello.

The Monticello Theatre Association will bring the Jones Hope Wooten comedy, “A Doublewide, Texas Christmas” to the MTA stage, located at 1406 N. Market St. in Monticello. This show is directed by Ted Nowlin and the talented cast includes actors from across East Central Illinois.

“Plaza Suite,” a comedy by Neil Simon, will be presented April 27 through May 5 at the Monticello Theatre Association theatre at 1406 N. Market St., Monticello.


The odds were stacked against this year’s Cerro Gordo High School spring musical, but thespians and staff have indeed proved that the show must go on.


Allerton Park and Retreat Center will scale back its Prairie Sky Music Festival from two days to one this year. That after the 2018 outing scheduled to feature Marty Stuart was rained out.


Think your child might be too shy to take part in a theatre camp? Well, Monticello Theatre Association Kids Summer Workshop Director Chelsea Ehrhardt has news for you.

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Picture books have resonated with Katherine Sokolowski her entire life, and as a language arts teacher she is trying to pass that love and appreciation on to her Monticello Middle School students.

Images from a rehearsal of She Loves Me, the musical that inspired the films "The Shop Around The Corner" and "You've Got Mail" in the Tryon Festival Theatre of Krannert Center. Peformances open Thursday, April 26, 2018.

Monticello Theatre Association is pleased to announce summer workshops will be held for the sixth season. There are two sessions of the drama workshops for children. Workshop 1 for children entering grades 4, 5 and 6 in the fall will be held June 6-17. Workshop 2 for children entering grades…

Three-sport high school athlete Isaac Bales probably won’t ditch any of his favorite sports for the bicycle he hopped on to raise money for multiple sclerosis, but he admits he is enjoying his time on his borrowed Trek road bike.

Monticello High School students will be performing their fall play “Class Dismissed” in the auditorium, at 7 p.m. on November 12 and 13.Centered around Central High School, the play follows English teacher Mr. Banks as he struggles to relate to his students, as well as his own wife.

You’ve heard of the Cows on Parade exhibit of Chicago; Monticello is presenting a  similar event showcasing the Chairs for the Arts throughout Courthouse Square.