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‘Ordinary Days’ set to play in Peoria

Published: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 3:30 p.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014 4:47 p.m. CDT

PEORIA — ArcLight Theatre Co. will present a new musical, “Ordinary Days,” written by Adam Gwon at the Apollo Theatre on Main Street in downtown Peoria on May 16 and 17. The musical tells the story of four New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. “Ordinary Days” is a musical about self-discovery and starting over again in a city full of obstacles and possibilities. This is a story that will appeal to anyone who has ever dealt with new beginnings.

ArcLight will feature an impressive mix of local talent and performing arts educators.  Three cast members from last season’s “Songs for a New World” will be reunited in this production. Sarah Seymour of the Peoria area, who holds a master’s in music in vocal performance from Boston Conservatory currently teaches voice privately and has been a choral director for the past nine years. Julie Peters, Peoria native, graduated with an MFA in theatre performance from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., and teaches drama at Illinois Central College and Peoria Academy. Gregory Schamberger, vocal performance major from Bradley University, also returns to the stage recently back from a study abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. Finally, Jeffrey Dare of Bartonville, current director of Illini Bluffs High School with a graduate degree in music from the University of Illinois, will make his Arc Light debut.

Tickets may be purchased for $10 in advance by calling 309-455-4095 or at the door. Visit www.arclightpro.com for more information.

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