The Normal 1-5-0 celebration continues with stories and dramatic presentations this weekend. GLT continues its coverage of the Sesquicentennial here on Sound Ideas. Voices from the Past is presented by the Illinois Voices Theater, which also does the Cemetery Walk for the McLean County Museum of History every year. The show happens three times on Sunday at the Normal Theater. Charlie Schlenker talks with John Kirk and Judy Brown about dramatic moments from the history of Normal including a sketch about the Dillon Stables.
Voices From the Past will be performed Sunday at the Normal Theater as 12, 2, and 4. But, that's not the only Normal sesquicentennial activity this weekend. Friday, the Normal Theater screens the Greatest Show on Earth with a guest appearance by LaNorma Fox. She was a single trapeze artist and stunt double in the movie.
On Saturday Tino Wallenda of the Flying Wallendas will do a high wire walk in Uptown and the Wallendas will perform at other times as well.
The Heartland Jazz Orchestra and Junior Gamma Phi Circus are also performing in Normal on Saturday. And on Sunday there is a history fair at the Marriot conference center.