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From left to right: Larry Rapach, Lara Crowley, Denny Boynton, Todd Pope, Lacey Toigo and Bonnie Miller during their performance of Clue: On Stage. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Stage Coach Players balance a mix of comedy and sincerity in ‘Clue: On Stage’

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | November 14, 2022

Editor’s note: This piece contains spoilers and discusses events that take place in “Clue: On Stage.” On Friday night, the Stage Coach Players put on a great version of “Clue: On Stage,” rivaling more prestigious and even professional theaters...

Stage Coach Players perform ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

By Jacob Roushia | December 8, 2019

DeKALB — “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a heartwarming and hilarious production by the Stage Coach Players. The organization premiered its showing of Douglas Rand’s adaptation of the film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and will...

Auditions for “It’s a Wonderful Life” to begin

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | August 29, 2019

Auditions for the Stage Coach Players production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 and from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 at the Stage Coach Players theater, 125 S. 5th St. The play will be an adaptation of...

Pulitzer Prize winning play comes to DeKalb

Pulitzer Prize winning play comes to DeKalb

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | August 29, 2019

DeKALB- The Pulitzer Prize-winning play “August: Osage County” will be brought to life at the Stage Coach Players theater, 125 S. 5th St. The drama tells the story of a volatile family reunited by mysterious circumstances and the secrets that emerge...

Upcoming Egyptian Theatre Events: March 1-15

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | February 28, 2019

Mar. 3: Gaelic StormAfter releasing their latest album, "Go Climb a Tree," in 2017, Gaelic Storm has been touring North America with their Celtic blend of country, bluegrass and rock music. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at The Egyptian Theatre,...

Stage Coach Players bring back radio

By Victoria Lunacek | November 6, 2017

Stage Coach Players brought the audience back to radio’s prime in the 1930s with creativity, comedy and suspense Friday night at their theater, 126 S. Fifth St.Broadcasting on stage, 15 talented voice artists put on two popular programs with ease and...

‘Urinetown’ actors poke fun at dramatic musicals

By Claire Buchanan | September 14, 2014

The Stage Coach Players’ “Urinetown: The Musical” tells a story about hope, justice and bathrooms.The show, which premiered Thursday, will run Thursdays through Sundays until Sept. 21 at Stage Coach Players, 126 S. Fifth St.“Urinetown” is about...

‘Jurors’ actors deliver strong show about reasonable doubt

By Dillon McCullagh | June 15, 2014

The Stage Coach Players actors excelled at giving a glimpse into what goes on behind closed doors during a jury deliberation in “Twelve Angry Jurors” Friday.The show, which was directed by Tim Ball, was performed Thursday through Sunday at the Stage...

Actors perform Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Sunday at the Egyptian Theater, 135 N. Second St.

Audience dazzled by ‘Dreamcoat’

By Lauren Iverson | March 16, 2014

DeKalb | Stage Coach Players had Joseph of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” dancing into audience members’ hearts Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.Sunday was the second time in the last 15 years Stage Coach Players...

Stage Coach Players presents 30th anniversary of ‘Annie’

By Deanna Frances | November 6, 2013

DeKalb | The sun will come out today as Stage Coach Players perform the hit Broadway musical, “Annie.”The local actors perform 7:30 p.m. today at the Stage Coach Players Theater, 126 S. Fifth St.“Annie” is set in the 1930s and follows the story...

Stage Coach Players release calendar for 2013 season

By Northern Star Staff | October 16, 2012

In the midst of their most recent production, A Christmas Carol, the Stage Coach Players has released its calendar for the 2013 season. All of the performances will be held at Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St. Jesus Christ Superstar auditions will...

Stage Coach Players say farewell to summer with ‘Not Now, Darling’

By Sarah Contreras | October 10, 2012

The Stage Coach Players will close their 66th summer season with a production of Not Now, Darling this weekend. Not Now, Darling, written by John Chapman and Ray Cooney, is a 1967 British farce about secrets, mistresses and fur coats. The play centers...