UHS Theatre Presents: “No One Is Alone” – In the Wood or at UHS where 75 Students are banding together to present “Into the Woods” April 25-29

“It seems like a good time for a comedic show—something that brings lightheartedness to the stage while also addressing real issues people face,” said Director of Theatre, Tim Broeker, when asked about Urbana High School’s spring musical, Into The Woods. This well-known production blends several classic fairy tales in a way that allows humor and truth to go hand-in-hand—something that resonates...
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UHS Acting Students presents: Eurydice, 2 nights only

From the Media Release: EURYDICE INVITES AUDIENCES INTO A DREAMLIKE EXPLORATION OF REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING Love and loss are themes explored in Eurydice, a modern retelling of the ancient myth of Orpheus, to be performed byUrbana High School students March 8 and 9. “I was really drawn to the poetic language of this play,” said the director, Saskia Bakker, a UHS senior with plans to pursue aT...
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UHS Theatre presents: BLITHE SPIRIT OFFERS AUDIENCES A COMICAL, IRONIC LOOK AT LOVE FOR VALENTINE’S

Situational humor, verbal word play, and memorable characters will entertain audiences in Urbana High School’s Cobb Auditorium this week, when students present Blithe Spirit. The show opens Wednesday, February 14, and runs through Sunday, February 18. “Blithe Spirit is a love story, but a cynical one,” said the show’s director Sara Jones. “It’s sort of an anti-love love story. I really like tha...
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UHS Theatre opens season with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

When planning a season of shows for Urbana High School Theatre, director Tim Broeker sometimes thinks first about what audiences will love. For other shows, his primary goal is to challenge his student actors. And then there are some shows, like this year’s fall musical, that he expects will surpass both goals. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee might not be widely known by the general ...
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UHS Theatre’s production of Working, April 29 – May 3

"Gritty, gripping, and human,” UHS Theatre’s production of Working (April 29 – May 3), promises to connect with everyone in the community. When Tim Broeker was in high school years ago, acting in the musical Working proved to be a pivotal theatre experience. Now, as Director of Theatre at Urbana High School, Broeker is providing the experience for his students—and taking it up a notch. “This...
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