It's all part of the opera performance of "The Old Maid and The Thief" coming to the river city this weekend.
A mix of local professionals and students are part of the comedic piece.
The work is based on an old woman in a gossip-filled town.
This is the first time opera has been in Peoria since 2008.
And the performers say it's a way for all forms of art to flourish in the city and something everyone can enjoy.
"that's the kind of thing that brings arts up in an area. I don't think that Peoria lacks in the arts. I think it has a greater opportunity of bringing together the arts," says Producer James Marck.
"It's really entertaining, it's not this grand, operatic experience. It's personable, understandable, relatable," explains director, Sarah Salazar.
The opera is Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm at st. Joseph's Church in Peoria.
Tickets are available at the door.
Adults: $10, Students and Senior Citizens: $7.
Kids under 12 are free.
Tickets are available online, here.