Nov
14

Backstage at the Egyptian: Courtney Hanna-McNamara of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Interview with Courtney Hanna-McNamara, Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra (KSO) General Manager and violinist.   KARYN: What is the Kids’ Concert? COURTNEY: The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra's Children's Concert is an annual concert that introduces local area children to a symphony concert experience, most of them ...

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Nov
02

Backstage at the Egyptian: Meet Matt McKinley our new PT Janitor!

KARYN: What drew you to working at the Egyptian Theatre? MATT: I wanted to work here because the Egyptian has always been a part of my life. I'm from Belvidere but my extended family is from DeKalb, and I've been to ...

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Nov
01

Backstage at the Egyptian: Bill Blagg of The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE!

  KARYN: What can the audience expect to see at your show? B: They can expect the unexpected!  Our new show is full of incredible magic, illusions and more.  We've combined all the elements of a true Broadway production from the stage sets ...

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Oct
24

Backstage at the Egyptian: Virginia Filicetti on Spooktacular

Interview with Virginia Filicetti of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce who is hosting Spooktacular this Thursday! KARYN: What is Spooktacular? VIRGINIA: Spooktacular is the annual Downtown DeKalb trick-or-treating event where families can stop by businesses and get candy. Not only is it ...

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Oct
19

Backstage at the Egyptian: Ted Williams III of 1619: The Journey of a People

Interview with playwright, professor and performer, Ted Williams III, of 1619: The Journey of a People. KARYN: What can the audience expect to see at your show? TED: Audiences will journey through 400 years of American history. Our work is both contemporary ...

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