Anna Arts Center

Performances of two readers theatre comedies are planned at the Shawnee Hills Arts Council Anna Arts Center in Anna. The performances of “Spare Parts” and “Spare Change” are set for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 30. The arts center is located at 125 W. Davie St. The two comedies are 45-minute plays written...
June promises to be a busy month at the Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center. The arts center is located at 125 W. Davie St. in Anna. Here’s a look at the schedule of events on the arts center’s calendar: Friday, June 1, 6:30 p.m., the home school Soul Schoolers drama club plans to present...
Rehearsing for the play “Scenes from Pooh” at the Anna Arts Center: the cast is preparing to trap a Heffalump. Rehearsals have been underway since January. The play is adapted from the original “Winnie the Pooh” stories by English author A.A. Milne.  Dr. Lynn Steveson wrote the adaptation and is directing the production. Performances are set for Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. Photo provided.
The cast and crew of “Scenes From Pooh” are hard at work (and play)  four evenings each week and Sunday afternoons, preparing the five scene production, adapted from the original “Winnie the Pooh” stories by English author A.A. Milne.   Dr. Lynn Steveson wrote the adaptation and is directing the...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center is planning to host Paint the Town on Saturday, April 21. The event will offer participants a chance to create their own works of art from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the West Davie Street parking lot in Anna. The parking lot is across the street from the...
Cindy Wright created and made the costumes for the play "Scenes from Pooh." Eeyore (Anthony Jimenez) and Piglets (Brinley Corbit and Kenzie Stover)  are showing off their costumes. Photo provided.
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center play "Scenes from Pooh" had a "kick off" early rehearsal Monday, Feb. 12. A group of 18 young actors and actresses shared the stage with Pete Housman's rehearsal for “Assumptions.”  "Assumptions" was the first play of the Shawnee Hills Arts Council/...
The upcoming schedule at the Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center includes a kids art camp, a drama camp and a kids painting party. The kids art camp and the drama camp both are planned July 24-28. Hours for both camps are from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Kids Art Camp: At the kids...
The 2017 Annabelle Street Festival is planned Friday and Saturday, June 9-10, in Anna. The festival celebrates the heritage of the Annabelle hydrangea plant and its connection to the Union County community. Festival activities are planned from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in the downtown Anna area. The...
The New Chicago Chamber Orchestra is scheduled to perform at the Anna Arts Center in Anna. The performance is part of the 2017 Southern Illinois Music Festival. The orchestra’s performance is set for 7:30 p.m. on June 5 in the performing arts auditorium at the center, which is located at 125 W....
Jadden Brimm introduced the audience to the play as Alice Liddell, the girl who inspired Lewis Carroll to write the two novels. Photos by Amber Skelton.
Alice in Wonderland (Jossilin Needling) met Alice Through the Looking Glass (Brinley Corbit) in the play “Scenes from Alice,” written and directed by Dr. Lynn Steveson.  The play was performed April 28-30 at the Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center in Anna.  The arts center’s Lee Hackney...
“Scenes from Alice” cast members Brinley Corbit, Jossilin Needling and Jadden Brimm are looking forward to performing in the play. Photo provided.
Shawnee Hills Arts Council is planning to present its fourth annual children’s production, “Scenes from Alice.” “Scenes from Alice” is an adaptation combining materials from “Alice in Wonderland” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” The original author, Lewis Carroll, wrote the two books four...

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