Jon Herbert

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Ozarks Technical Community College Fine Arts Department presents Ned Wilkinson's comic (in more ways than one) musical "Julie Bunny Must Die!" Friday and Saturday April 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm and Sunday April 23 at 2:30 pm in Lincoln Hall 211 at 815 North Sherman Avenue on the OTC campus. 

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Ozarks Technical Community College Fine Arts Department will present the musical comedy "Lucky Stiff" April 29-May 1st in the Springfield Art Museum Auditorium. This zany comedy, with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty; is based on the novel "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo."

(photo taken from now-defunct "VINTAGE BROADCAST MICROPHONES" website, www.k-bay106.com, now on Internet Archive)

Ozarks Technical Community College Fine Arts Department will present Joe Landry's stage adaptation of the beloved Frank Capra holiday movie It's a Wonderful Life at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, November 20-22.  It's an innovative and evocative time-capsule treatment of the story, depicting a live late 1940s radio broadcast of the Wonderful Life script. 

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Actors Theatre of Missouri and the Springfield Art Museum, in association with Rice Theatricals and The Dangerous Playground present a "Shakespeare in the Park" production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7:00pm Friday and Saturday August 21 and 22, as well as Thursday through Saturday the 27th-29th, at the outdoor amphitheater adjacent to the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive.  (In case of rain they'll move the production indoors to the Art Museum auditorium.) David Rice directs this production.

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Big Momma’s Back Porch Theatre, 217 E. Commercial St., presents two original dramas, directed by local theatre professional and OTC Theatre program head Jon Herbert, and will feature local actors—including Herbert himself. The evening will begin with local playwright Bill Mumford’s play "Writer’s Block," featuring Ellaun Williams and Jon Herbert.  Mumford is one of Herbert’s students at OTC. A retired firefighter from Chicago (at possibly the only all-African-American firehouse in the city), “he came to OTC to study electronic media production,” says Jon Herbert.