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SULLIVAN: DOUGLAS/MOULTRIE COUNTIES
Sullivan: Enjoy Specialty Shops And Quality Theater Productions
n Sullivan, visitors will find people with a strong sense of community and connection to the traditions of their agricultural heritage. The town is well known for The Little Theatre On The Square, which historically brought big stars to the small community. Local resident Guy Little Jr. opened the theater in 1957, and this professional quality theater continues to entertain audiences decades later. The Little Theatre On The Square has played to more than 600,000 admissions, including more than 130,000 admissions to the Theatre for Young Audiences series. This summer’s productions are Shrek the Musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Chicago, All Shook Up, Sister Act and Shear Madness. The Little Theatre also offers plays for younger audiences. Visit The Little Theatre website at www.thelittletheatre.org for show dates and times. Visitors are invited to stop by the specialty shops in Sullivan. The Astoria Company Store offers amazing homemade soaps, lotions and gifts and Gypsy Soul Revival has unique jewelry, gifts and clothing items. For the best in primitives, cottage, country and painted pine furniture, shoppers will enjoy a trip to The Briarwood and Yoder’s Handcrafted Amish Furniture, which offer custom furniture and cabinets. Other shops not to miss include The Flower Pot and Simpler Thymes, located next to the new Sullivan Bakery. When you’re ready to relax, head over to the 5 West Coffee & Wine Lounge, which is connected to Cathrine’s Gallery & Gifts. For outdoor activities, visit Buxton’s Garden Farm, which always has a variety of produce, gifts and cut flowers, as well as pumpkins and Christmas trees in season. Stop by Okaw Valley Orchard to pick your own apples and peaches in season or sample apple doughnuts and slushies in the gift shop. Sullivan Marina & Campground, as well as Sullivan Beach and
Since 1957, The Little Theatre On The Square has been a Sullivan attraction. Bo Wood Access Area, are just a mile south of town with outdoor recreation for everyone. For updated information, visit www.sullivanchamber.com and “like” the Facebook page, “Show Me Sullivan.” 2016 Sullivan Calendar of Events Dates are subject to change. Please call ahead for specific information and additional activities. March 4-14: Beehive — The’60s Musical. A musical tribute to the women of ’60s rock, pop and soul at the Little Theatre On The Square. For more information call 217-728-7375 or visit www.thelittletheatre.org. PAGE 36 | 2016 Discover Visitor & Vacation Guide To Central Illinois
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