Landers Theatre

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Ballet)

Springfield Ballet presents the whimsical tale of "Snow White" at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut, April 24-26.  Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, and all your favorite characters appear in an original ballet production that is "one of the most enchanting stories we could possibly tell," according to the Ballet's Executive Director Evan Bennett.

"The story doesn't just follow Disney. We pull some things from the Disney version, but a lot of it also comes from the original version of Snow White. I think we forget that it hasn't always been 'Disney-fied!'"

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Little Theatre)

Springfield Little Theatre opens 2015 with "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" Jan.23-Feb.8 at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut. With music and lyrics by William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin, "Spelling Bee" is a Tony-winning musical comedy chronicling the quest of six adolescent outsiders competing for the spelling championship of a lifetime. 

Michele Skalicky / KSMU

Whether or not you believe in ghosts, supposed hauntings still make for interesting stories—especially this time of year.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky takes us to one local building that’s said to be haunted:  the Landers Theatre. 

The Landers Theatre has a long history in Springfield --it opened in 1909—and as is the case with many older structures, there are stories of ghosts that inhabit the building.