Digital Plays & Workshops


April 7 – 11, 2021
Directed by Anna Oxborrow

Corn Stock is delighted to announce that we will finally be able to present the Corn Stock for Kids spring production, Anne of Green Gables, directed by Anna Oxborrow! Yes, it’s true – with the help of technology, we’ll finally be transporting our audiences to Avonlea!

Anne of Green Gables will be stream ON DEMAND April 7-11, 2021 on OnTheStage.com! Tickets are available NOW at www.cornstocktickets.com! Individual tickets are $12 and family tickets are $17! Once you have purchased a ticket, you will receive a viewing link and a unique activation code in your confirmation email. You’ll use this link to access the secure viewing site. Once activated, your viewing link will allow viewing of the show 24 hours from the time of activation. To watch the show, just click the “Start Stream” button at any time during the viewing window (From 6:00 PM CST on Wednesday, April 7th through 11:00 PM CST on Sunday, April 11th)!

Safety continues to remain our number one priority and Corn Stock is taking every precaution available to keep the members of our cast and crew safe by complying with the established guidance of local and state health officials and government regulations.

This adaptation of Anne of Green Gables captures the charm and excitement of L.M. Montgomery’s enduring classic about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, from her first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen’s Academy. The play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel. All the ‘tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne’s growth from adolescence to ‘early adulthood are here: her friendship with Diana, her feuds with ‘Gilbert, her adoration of Matthew, the mistaken wine bottle, the cake ‘disaster, the broken leg, the scholastic achievements, and the saving of Green Gables. Whether the playgoer is an “old friend” of Anne’s or ‘meeting her for the first time, this play will solidify a lasting friendship ‘between the audience and one of literature’s most unforgettable characters.

We are thrilled that 24 of the original 27 cast members are returning to their roles after the pandemic forced us to cancel the production a mere few days away from opening night back in March 2020.

And now, presenting the 2021 cast of Anne of Green Gables!

Anne Shirley :: Cassidy Miles-Coleman
Matthew Cuthbert :: Ryan Salisbury
Marilla Cuthbert :: Rachel Lard
Rachel Lynde :: Lydia Dutton
Mr. Phillips/Jerry Buote/President of Queens College/Rev. Allan :: Flynn Robertson
Prissy Andrews/Aunt Josephine Barry :: Emilie Gilles
Diana Barry :: Laynie Zika
Mrs. Barry :: Sarah Allen
Minnie May Barry :: Isley Oxborrow
Josie Pye :: Geneva Bencz
Ruby Gillis :: Kylee Polston
Moody MacPherson :: Isaac Oxborrow
Charlie Sloane :: Zack Mickelson
Jane Andrews :: Kenzie Strickler
Gilbert Blythe :: Holden Tyre
Mrs. Allan :: Réna Lyles
Stationmaster :: Alex Glover
Mrs. Blewett/Queen’s Academy Student :: Alyssa Jarnagin
Reverend Bentley/Queen’s Academy Student/Mr. Sadler :: Keegan Bragg
Miss Rogerson/Miss Susan Stacy/Mary Jo :: Aby Rosano
Tillie Boulter :: Renee Fonseca
Jimmy Glover :: Tobin Robertson
Bessie Wright :: Harper Fillman
Carrie Sloane :: Kaitlyn Glover
School Boys :: Wally Zika, James Bailey, Alex Glover


We want to take a moment and thank the following businesses for sponsoring our production!


3410 N Main Street, East Peoria, IL 61611
[email protected]


“After 4 years in commercial carpentry and building houses, Steve started S.F. Pauli Builders with one employee in 1977. The business incorporated in 1978 and continued to grow as a general contractor in Peoria. A large portion of our work was on historic homes in the Moss/Bradley area. In 2015 with an eye toward retirement, Steve began partnering with Jeremy Lowrance, owner of Rustic Oaks Lawn and Grounds. Now with an expanded staff and a new location in East Peoria, we continue to provide carpentry service and general contracting to homeowners and businesses, specializing in home remodeling, commercial remodeling, and room additions.”



4604 N Prospect Rd, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
While Hearth represents Hugh Higgins’ dream-come-true, the restaurant is very much a family venture. In fact, having their own restaurant together has long been a dream of Hugh and his brother Rudy, ever since they worked side-by-side in a restaurant in Boston in the mid-1970s.
When Hearth first opened, Hugh’s brother Rudy ran the kitchen during the day and was Executive Chef for lunch service. He has since retired but his presence is still felt here. In the evening, Hugh’s son Seth Higgins still remains as Executive Chef.
Hugh did not come into this venture blind. Indeed, he was no stranger to the restaurant business and he worked in the industry as a young man until he started raising a family. He took a job in the wine and spirits industry because the hours were more reasonable; but the job still allowed Hugh to work closely with restaurateurs and help them plan their menus. It also afforded him the opportunity to dine in many of the Midwest’s finest restaurants.

He never lost sight of his dream to own his own restaurant and about three years ago, the opportunity came. Mary Kilpatrick, owner of French Toast restaurant in Peoria Heights, knew of his dream and offered him the chance to buy her restaurant. Armed with menus he’d been planning for years he bought the restaurant, redecorated and added his own touches, and opened in November 2013.


1445 Timberline Rd, Goodfield, IL 61742

Never miss a dance to dance! Join us at Velocity Dance Center in Goodfield to take advantage of professional training, welcoming community and a fully equipped studio. Offering classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Tumbling. Summer Classes will begin on June 21st and registration is now open. Grab your dance shoes, and head to Velocity Dance Center and take class from local community theatre performer, director, and choreographer, Ms. Tamra Challacombe!


101 State St, Peoria, IL 61602

Now in its 123rd season, the Peoria Symphony Orchestra was first known as the Bradley Symphony Orchestra under the direction and vision of musician and conductor Harold Plowe. Their mission is to entertain, educate, and inspire through music. The Peoria Symphony Orchestra presents excellent live musical performances, innovative music education programs, and engaging community outreach efforts, which significantly impact the cultural life of Central Illinois.


1200 W Main Street, Store 11, Peoria, IL 61606
“We strive to achieve the perfect combination of impeccable service and exceptional food for each and every guest. We focus largely on our guest satisfaction and invite you to experience a meal unlike any other. With a reputation for success in tandem with delicious food, we never want you to leave less than completely satisfied.”


Part One: April 23 – April 25, 2021
Part Two: April 30 – May 2
Written & Directed by Patrick Bell

Corn Stock presents The Fizz-Easy Speakeasy written and directed by Patrick Bell. The Fizz-Easy Speakeasy will stream online via OnTheStage On Demand in two parts: Part One will be April 23rd through April 25th and Part Two will be April 30th through May 2nd.

Synopsis: Set in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the early 20th century, lounge singer Veronica Veloria tells the story of the son of a crime boss, Buford Billiard, and the mysterious and exclusive Fizz-Easy Speakeasy! A story of drama, passion, mystery, revenge, and possibly some romance!

Tickets are on sale now at www.cornstocktickets.com. Individual tickets are $10 and Family Tickets are $15. You will need to purchase separate tickets for each part of the production. Once you have purchased a ticket, you will receive a viewing link and a unique activation code in your confirmation email. You’ll use this link to access the secure viewing site. Once activated, your viewing link will allow viewing of the show 24 hours from the time of activation. To watch the show, just click the “Start Stream” button at any time during the viewing window (For Part One: From 12:00AM CST on Friday, April 23rd through 11:59PM CST on Sunday, April 25th and for Part Two: 12:00AM CST on Friday, April 30th through 11:59PM CST on Sunday, May 2nd.)!

And now, the cast of The Fizz-Easy Speakeasy :

Buford Billiard, William Howard Scorn, Announcer :: Jerrod Barth
Spidarus Jones, Butler, Henry Lawman, Policeman, Henchman One :: Barry Grimes
Mr. Dmtriov, Rufus, Henchman Two :: Sam Hipp
Delilah :: Erika Johnston-Poch
Fizzy Williams, Mrs. Veloria, Receptionist :: Rachel McCrea
Veronica Veloria :: Amy Rajsky
Skaggs, Nathan Billard, The Driver :: Adam Vestal


Corn Stock Theatre is proud to present TALK RADIO by Eric Bogosian and directed by Chris Peterlin for one day only, Saturday, May 29th.
Synopsis:  Talk Radio is a 1988 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama written by Eric Bogosian that has been remarked as “a compelling work that draws you straight into the heart of its fringe world.” Barry Champlain, Cleveland’s controversial radio host, is on the air doing what he does best: insulting the pathetic souls who call in the middle of the night to sound off. Tomorrow, Barry’s show is going into national syndication and his producer is afraid that Barry will say something that will offend the sponsors. This, of course, makes Barry even more outrageous. Funny and moving, off beat, outrageous and totally entrancing, Talk Radio had a long run at New York’s Public Theatre starring the author.
TALK RADIO will be available to stream digitally through OnTheStage for one night only – Saturday, May 29th. Tickets will be on sale soon at www.cornstocktickets.com.
And now, the cast of Talk Radio:
Sid Greenberg :: Nathan Irwin
Betty (Bernie) :: Tameka Mason
Stu Noonan :: Charlie Brown
Linda MacArthur :: Megan Pulley
Spike :: Megan Johnston
Barry Champlain :: Paul Gordon
Dan Woodruff :: Jeff Craig
Kim (Kent) :: Rachel Lard
Dr. Susan Fleming :: Amy Williams
Robert :: Jeramie Glass
Callers :: Tameka Mason, Sarah Wynn, Jeramie Glass, Patrick Bell, and Amy Rajsky
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