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Center Stage

Sundays 9 p.m. to midnight

Center Stage features show stopper after show stopper from Broadway, those much loved MGM-Hollywood musicals, and London's West End. Count on singing along with classic show tunes and sound tracks as well as the best new music from stage and screen.

Between Broadway and Hollywood, you're always Center Stage with WGLT. 

On this week's episode of WGLT's Center Stage, you will hear music from Funny Girl, The Jungle Book, and 42nd Street.

On this week's episode of WGLT's Centerstage, you will hear selections from South Pacific, Hello, Dolly!, and Beauty & the Beast.

On this week's episode of WGLT's Center Stage, you'll hear selections from "Mame," "Mamma Mia," and "Oklahoma."

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On this week's episode of WGLT's Center Stage, you'll hear selections from "An American in Paris," "Vanities," and "West Side Story."

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On this week's episode of WGLT's Center Stage, you'll hear selections from "High School Musical," "Showboat," and a Glee-ful rendition of "Grease."

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On this week's episode of WGLT's Center Stage, you'll hear selections from "Kismet, "Moulin Rouge," and "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown."

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On this week's episode of WGLT's Center Stage, you'll hear selections from "Li'l Abner," "42nd Street," and "The Book of Mormon."

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On this week's episode of GLT's Center Stage, you'll hear selections from "South Pacific," "Oklahoma," and "Man of La Mancha."

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On this week's episode of GLT's Center Stage, Ariele Jones plays selections from "Newsies," "Beauty and the Beast," "Into The Woods, and "The Way We Were."

Ariele at the microphone
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Some changes are coming to GLT’s music lineup—and we think you’re going to love it.

On this week's episode of GLT's Center Stage, Ariele will rock you with music from “Rock of Ages,” playing at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA) next week. You’ll also hear cuts from the Who’s rock opera, “Tommy”, along with tunes from "Bohemian Rhapsody."

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Will 'Hamilton' Sweep The Tonys?

Jun 1, 2016
hamiltonbroadway.com

The 2016 Tony Awards take place June 12 in New York. Lin Manuel Miranda's acclaimed hip-hop-infused show "Hamilton" -- about America's first Treasury Secretary -- seems a sure bet to win for best musical. It received a record 16 nominations.

"Even if you think to yourself,'Hmm, hip hop, Alexander Hamilton, I don't know, you go in [to the theater] and you're blown away, just because it's so well done," said Broadway musical lover Sally Parry, associate dean at Illinois State University.

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

The Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts is staging a production of the award-winning Broadway musical, "Ragtime" on Thursday evening. Based on the popular novel by E.L. Doctorow, "Ragtime" blends fictional characters with historic figures and actual events.

Tina Salamone, executive director of the BCPA, says "Ragtime" deals with subject matter that could have been ripped from today's headlines and presidential debates.

Alice In Wonderland Turns 150

Sep 30, 2015
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

This year marks the 150th anniversary of one of the most influential children's books of all time, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The book has inspired numerous films, plays and songs, and gave rise to an industry of children's toys. Illinois State University English Professor Jan Susina recently returned from England's Cambridge University where he lectured on the enduring legacy of Alice and her memorable companions, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat.

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