Sugar Creek Opera performs "The Barber of Seville" this weekend. It's local opera, the 16th year professional stage performers bring their talents to Iroquois County.
The local flavor is Watseka-native Helen Todd. The soprano is general-artistic director for Sugar Creek Opera.
This year, there's more local talent with Brad Benoit of Kankakee. Brad was just a first-grader at St. Joseph School in Bradley when his music interest emerged. He performed in Young Peoples Theatre until the Kankakee Valley Theatre Association took the lead on local theatre. Benoit had his first KVT role as Gideon in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."
Tickets are available at www.sugarcreekopera.com