Upcoming Events: Secondary School Theatre

    • 12/02/2022
    • 12/03/2022
    • 201 N. Scoville Ave Oak Park, IL 60302

    Devised Theatre- Kafka, Directed by Avi Lessing

    Show Dates: December 2 at 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM, December 3 at 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

    Tickets: Adults $8, Students and Seniors $6

    Box Office: (708) 383-0700

    Website: https://oprfhs.ticketleap.com/

    Franz Kafka is one of the most important writers of the 20th century. In his stories and ordinary people in often fantastical situations attempt to navigate their way through incomprehensible networks of bureaucracy and power. Though virtually unknown during the time he was alive, the Czech writer’s influence has been so universal that it’s not unusual to hear situations described as Kafka-esque. In this devised piece of theater, we turn to Kafka’s shorter writings - parables and aphorism – as jumping off points towards new truths of our equally absurd and alienating period of life.

    • 01/19/2023
    • 01/22/2023
    • 1275 Ave of the Cities, East Moline, IL 61244

    LEND ME A TENOR by Ken Ludwig (Revised edition) Katy Henderson

    Show Date: January 19 at 7:00 PM, January 20 at 7:00 PM, January 22  at 2:00 PM

    Tickets: Students ages 5-18 $5, Adults $7

    Box Office: (309) 752-1633

    Winner of 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards, Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world-famous singer Tito Merelli, known as Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as the star of the opera. Tito arrives late, and through a hilarious series of mishaps, he is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead - and in a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Merelli's costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds and lives up to his idol, but Merelli regains consciousness and gets into the identical costume, ready to perform. Now two opera singers are running around in the same costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

    • 01/19/2023
    • 01/21/2023
    • 1014 S. Main St, Lombard, IL (Glenbard East's Little Theatre)

    The Black Box New Play Festival

    Show Date: January 19 - 21 at 7:00 PM

    Tickets: $5 (limited seating, tickets sold at the door only)

    Box Office: (630) 469-8600

    Website: https://www.glenbardwesths.org/glenbard-west-theatre/

    Two new student written & student directed plays, Glenbard West Theatre’s annual festival celebrating new playwrights!

    • 02/02/2023
    • 02/04/2023
    • 1350 West Hawley Street, Mundelein, IL, 60060

    The Miracle Worker, By William Gibson, Directed by Jonathan Meier

    Show Run: February 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 PM, February 3 at 3:45 PM, February 4 at 2 PM

    Tickets: $5 Students and Seniors, $8 Adults

    Box Office: (847) 949-2200 x1409

    Website: www.mundeleintheatre.org

    • 02/17/2023
    • 02/25/2023
    • 1200 S. McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Rice/Lloyd-Webber, Director Ben Stoner

    Tickets: $13

    Show Run: February 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:00 PM, February 25 at 1:00 PM

    • 02/24/2023
    • 03/04/2023
    • 6000 Dvorak Drive, Crystal Lake, Il 60012

    Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin, Book by David Ives and Paul Blake, Directed by David Jensen

    Show Dates: February 24 - 25, 2023 at 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM, March 3 - 4, 2023 at 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM

    Tickets: $13

    Box Office: (815) 893-5888

    • 03/04/2023
    • 03/11/2023
    • 201 N. Scoville Ave Oak Park, IL 60302

    Mamma Mia!, Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, Book by Catherine Johnson, Directed by Michelle Bayer

    Show Dates: March 4, 10 and 11 at 7:00 PM, March 5 at 2:00 PM

    Tickets: Adults $10, Students and Seniors $8

    Box Office: (708) 383-0700

    Website: https://oprfhs.ticketleap.com/

    ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show.. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

    • 03/09/2023
    • 03/11/2023
    • 990 Kuhn Road Carol Stream, IL 60188

     Gladiolus Rising and Two of Us

    Student Directors/Playwrights: Livi King (Gladiolus Rising) and Two of Us (Isaiah Bostwick)

    Performances:
    March 9th at 7:30pm
    March 10th at 4:00pm
    March 11th at 7:30pm

    Running Time: Approx. 1 hour per one act ( with one 10 minute intermission)


    Gladiolus Rising and Two of Us are two original student written one acts. Come to Glenbard North for a the premiere of two new pieces of theatre!

    Tickets are $5 and available at the door or online at glenabardnorthhs.seatyourself.biz

    • 03/17/2023
    • 03/18/2023
    • 201 N. Scoville Ave Oak Park, IL 60302

    Hamlet, By William Shakespeare, Directed by James Bell

    Show Dates: March 17 at 7:00 PM, March 18 at 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

    Tickets: Adults $8, Students and Seniors $6

    Box Office: (708) 383-0700

    Website: https://oprfhs.ticketleap.com/

    Set in a wealthy suburban town, a teenager struggles to deal with privilege, legacy, and love-- all in the wake of his father’s death and mother’s new marriage. This cut down version of the famous play, will look to bring Shakespeare’s story up to the present moment, while keeping the language that made the play what it is. No experience with Shakespeare or acting necessary.

    • 03/17/2023
    • 03/25/2023
    • 365 Raider Way, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

    The Addams Family

    Show Dates: March 17-19, 24-25, 2023

    Tickets: Online $10, At the Door $12

    Box Office: (630) 679-3733

    Website: www.thebrooktheatre.org

    • 04/20/2023
    • 04/22/2023
    • 990 Kuhn Road Carol Stream, IL 60188

    She Kills Monsters

    Director: Jolaine Orlin

    Performances:
    Thursday, April 20, 7:30 PM
    Friday, April 21, 7:30 PM
    Saturday, April 21, 7:30 PM


    Synopsis:
    She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.


    Tickets are $8 and available at the door or online at glenabardnorthhs.seatyourself.biz.

    • 04/20/2023
    • 04/22/2023
    • 1200 S. McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014

    Spring Play TBA, Directed by Stephanie Hatfield

    Tickets: Students $8, Adults $10

    Show Run: April 20, 21, 22 at 7:00 PM

    • 04/20/2023
    • 04/22/2023
    • 1014 S. Main St, Lombard, IL (Glenbard East's Little Theatre)

    Chicago: Teen Edition, Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Directed by Jacob Kelleher

    Show Date: April 20 - 22 at 7:30 PM

    Tickets: $10

    Box Office: (630) 469-8600

    Website: https://www.glenbardwesths.org/glenbard-west-theatre/

    Set in the 1920s, CHICAGO is a story of jazz, love, crime, and yearning for fame. Roxie & Velma are on their way to becoming famous performers, but they're hopes are dashed when they wind up in jail for crimes they "didn't" commit. They leverage the press and even their own loved ones in a quest to not only be acquitted, but to achieve stardom. Featuring the songs, “All That Jazz” & “Razzle Dazzle,” CHICAGO is a rousing, energetic story that will leave you wanting more.

    • 04/27/2023
    • 04/29/2023
    • 1350 West Hawley Street, Mundelein, IL, 60060

    In the Heights, By Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes, Directed by Jonathan Meier

    Show Run: April 27, 28, 29 at 7:30 PM, April 29 at 2:00 PM

    Tickets: $8 Students and Seniors, $14 Adults

    Box Office: (847) 949-2200 x1409

    Website: www.mundeleintheatre.org

    • 04/27/2023
    • 04/30/2023
    • 1275 Ave of the Cities, East Moline, IL 61244

    ANASTASIA by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Anthony Greer

    Show Date: April 27 at 7:00 PM, April 29 at 7:00 PM, April 30 at 2:00 PM

    Tickets: Students ages 5-18 $5, Adults $7

    Box Office: (309) 752-1633

    From Tony winners Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, creators of such Broadway classics as Ragtime and Once On This Island, this dazzling show transports its audience from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.

    • 04/27/2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • 04/29/2023
    • 326 Joliet Street, West Chicago, IL 60185

    Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY

    Show Run: April 27, 28, 29 at 7:00 PM

    Website: wegotheatre.com

    This new version of the original "body swap" story is a must see for all ages.

    • 05/05/2023
    • 05/13/2023
    • 201 N. Scoville Ave Oak Park, IL 60302

    X-Men: Mad Avenue, By Riley Thomas, Directed by Michelle Bayer

    Show Dates: May 5, 6, 12 & 13 at 7:00 PM

    Tickets: Adults $10, Students and Seniors $8

    Box Office: (708) 383-0700

    Website: https://oprfhs.ticketleap.com/

    A New Musical- WORLD PREMIERE!

    Amidst a swell of anti-mutant violence and the government poised to take action against mutants, the X-Men turn to Dazzler, former team member and now the world’s most famous mutant pop star, to win over the public. But not all mutant-kind supports harmony, for Magneto and his followers have concocted a scheme that would start a war between humans and mutants. When a prominent figure is killed, the X-Men must stand against a tide of hate that threatens to wash over over the world.


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