Springfield Contemporary Theatre

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Springfield Contemporary Theatre will open 2015 with Conor McPherson's haunting, inspired Irish ghost story for our times, "Shining City" January 9-18 at SCT Center Stage at Wilhoit Plaza, downtown on the corner of Pershing and Robberson. Guilt-ridden John reaches out to a therapist after seeing the ghost of his recently deceased wife. Wrestling with his own demons, the therapist can only do so much to help. Routine visits between the two men quickly become a gripping struggle to survive, changing both of them for the rest of their lives.

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Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashed slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original "amazing race." Fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his personal fortune—and his life—at risk.  Join Fogg and his faithful manservant Passepartout in Springfield Contemporary Theatre's production of "Around the World in 80 Days", to be performed over four weekends at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza.

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Springfield Contemporary Theatre's season continues with "Moonlight and Magnolias," Sept.12-28 at SCT Center Stage at Wilhoit Plaza (Corner of Pershing and Robberson). David Rice directs this outrageous comedy by Ron Hitchison, with David Waggoner portraying legendary Hollywood producer David O. Selznick. As Waggoner explains, Selznick had a problem... actually, several problems.  George Cukor, Selznick's best friend and his hand-picked choice to direct the film version of Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone With the Wind, isn't working out.

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Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents Lanie Robertson's "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill," directed by Rick Dines, August 8-24 at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza, Suite 136 on the corner of Pershing and Jefferson downtown. As Billie Holiday steps up to the microphone, her life story pours out through the songs that made her famous. In 1959, in a small intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday puts on a show, that unbeknownst to the audience, will be one of the last performances of her lifetime.

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Springfield Contemporary Theatre's monthly "Sunday Songbook" series, which is usually scheduled on the second Sunday evening during each of the company's mainstage productions, presents members of the area theatre community in intimate concert performances in a wide variety of musical styles.

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