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  • Daniel Wright Junior High School students perform “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” for second-graders Thursday in Lincolnshire. Hope Adler, left, plays Flounder, and Frankie Walsh plays Ariel.

    Daniel Wright students to perform ‘The Little Mermaid, Jr.’Apr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    More than 60 Daniel Wright Junior High School students make up the cast and crew for this week’s performances of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.”

  • It’s the classic tale of Sharks vs. Jets as Dundee-Crown High School students rehearse for “West Side Story” Monday in Carpentersville. The orchestra providing the musical score is made up completely of students.

    Four musicals take the stage at Fox Valley high schoolsApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Springtime is musical time at many high schools in the Fox Valley. This weekend is no exception, as at least four schools will present the culmination of many hours of hard work rehearsing and preparing for the show. What goes into putting together a high school musical, and what do audiences enjoy about them? We asked directors to share their thoughts.

  • Danny Euker, as lead character Harold Hill from “The Music Man” at Monday night’s Lake Zurich village board meeting. Mayor Thomas Poynton helped arrange the surprise performance that featured 13 Lake Zurich High School students. Poynton said he wanted to help promote the play scheduled April 23-26.

    Musical breaks out at Lake Zurich board meetingApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Saying he was spurred by a recently viral video of a musical breaking out on a commercial airline, Lake Zurich Mayor Thomas Poynton helped arrange for surprise entertainment at Monday’s village board meeting. “It was amazing watching people’s faces,” Poynton told the Daily Herald.

  • Stefani Lah, assistant director, helps Elizabeth Clary put on her Mrs. Potiphar wig at a dress rehearsal for the musical “Joseph” at Buffalo Grove High School.

    Musical “Joseph” coming to Buffalo GroveApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” complete with catchy pop tunes, an Elvis-wannabe Pharaoh, and an uplifting, rags-to-riches success story, comes to Buffalo Grove High School’s stage April 10-12.

  • The people of DuLoc — Mikey Cyrier, Analiesse Albergo, Joshua Morris and Eleanna Rogers — rehearse for “Shrek The Musical” this weekend at Bartlett High School.

    ‘Shrek The Musical” at Bartlett High School this weekendApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bartlett High School’s Fine Arts Department is presents “Shrek The Musical” this weekend. Based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book, “Shrek!,” and the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, “Shrek The Musical” features lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori. It brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on the stage.

  • Bartlett High School seniors Joe Butler and Mike O’Malley sing “Run Away Baby” in harmony at a recent talent show at the HS in Bartlett. They will be performing at the Hemmens at TalentFest 2014.

    U-46 students to shine in fourth annual TalentFestApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Baton twirling. Dancing. Singing. Violin and ukelele playing. These are some of the acts that will be featured at TalentFest 2014, a showcase of some of the top high school talent in Elgin Area School District U-46. The competition will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Hemmens, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. The public is invited. Tickets are $5 and available at hemmens.org.

  • Streamwood High School senior David Katz plays Tevye in the school’s spring musical, “Fiddler on the Roof.”

    Streamwood High School stages “Fiddler on the Roof”Apr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Streamwood High School is presenting its spring musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” the next two weekends in the high school auditorium. Performances began Thursday and continue at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, April 5, and Thursday through Saturday, April 10-12. There also will be a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday, April 12. Tickets at the door are $8 for students and $12 for adults.

  • North Central stages dark drama ‘4.48 Psychosis’Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    The drama “4.48 Psychosis” by late British playwright Sarah Kane will feature North Central College student actors exploring the issue of clinical depression.

  • Anika Nims portrays Emma and Joey McCall as Jekyll rehearse for Geneva High School’s musical, “Jekyll & Hyde.”

    Musical thriller ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ comes to Geneva High SchoolMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    It’s all a facade. Or so the song goes when Geneva Community High School showcases “Jekyll & Hyde,” a musical thriller that exposes the good and evil sides of human nature.

  • Geneva High to stage ‘Jekyll & Hyde’Mar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Tickets are now on sale for the Geneva High School production of “Jekyll & Hyde.” Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, to Saturday, March 22, in the high school auditorium at 416 McKinley Ave.

  • Lake Zurich Middle School South students Ria Talukder (Madhatter), left, Morgan Coirier (Alice), Emma Belew (the March Hare) and Lindsey Lang (the Door Mouse) perform a scene during Thursday’s dress rehearsal for “Alice in Wonderland.”

    Lake Zurich Middle School South students set to perform ‘Alice in Wonderland’ this weekendMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake Zurich Middle School South students went through dress rehearsal in elaborate costumes for “Alice in Wonderland” Thursday in preparation for this weekend’s performances.

  • “Oklahoma” cast members include, back row, from left, Bradley Smith as Carnes, Daniel Mikhail as Ali, Jim Chrouser playing Jud, Justin Santostefano as Will; front row, from left, Joseph Beaty as Curly, Maddie Hayes as Laurey and Grace Comerford as Aunt Eller.

    ‘Oklahoma’ comes to South Elgin High SchoolMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    "Oklahoma,” the musical being staged this weekend by South Elgin High School, may be set in a simpler era, but it is filled with complexities. "It’s a fun musical with underlying serious tones,” said Joseph Beaty of Elgin, who plays Curly, the male lead.

  • The cast of Maine East High School’s musical, “Once On This Island,” in dress rehearsal.

    Maine East opens musical “Once On This Island” March 7Mar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Maine East High School opens its production of "Once On This Island," an unusual, infectious musical set in the French Antilles and featuring a diverse cast of actors.

  • Wheaton Academy to stage ‘The Music Man’Mar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wheaton Academy’s Fine Arts Department will present the classic Broadway musical “The Music Man” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 6 to 8, at 900 Prince Crossing Road, West Chicago.

  • Leads Pauline Moll, right, playing Ti Moune, and Kyle Fisher, playing Daniel, dance during Monday’s dress rehearsal for the spring musical “Once On This Island” at Grayslake Central High School. Students from Grayslake Central and Grayslake North are participating on the play that will be performed March 13-16.

    Grayslake Central, North high school students prepare for spring musicalMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Students from the fine arts department of Grayslake High School District 127 sang and danced during a dress rehearsal Monday for their upcoming performance of “Once On This Island.” “It’s been a lot of fun. It‘s a different style of show than we’ve done before so it involves a lot more singing and dancing,” director Maureen Ritter said.

  • Colin Bokowy plays Bobby Strong and Katie Conomikes plays Penelope Pennywise in Jacobs High School’s production of “Urinetown: the Musical.”

    Jacobs to present ‘Urinetown: the Musical’Feb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Don’t let the title fool you; “Urinetown: the Musical,” which opens this weekend at Jacobs High School in Algonquin, is not a show about toilet humor. “Urinetown” is a musical comedy by that takes a somewhat ... unpleasant premise, and turns it completely upside down, producing a witty and entertaining evening of contemporary musical theater.

  • Reza Kahn rehearses the lead role of Harold Hill in the Elgin High School production of “The Music Man.”

    Elgin High School’s ‘The Music Man’ a family-friendly crowd pleaserFeb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Take a trip back in time to the year 1912 in River City, Iowa, when Elgin High School brings the classic musical "The Music Man" to the stage this weekend. "This cast has so much energy and they are such great actors," director Jaclyn Offord said. "They take the stage and pull the audience in with the first scene."

  • Stevenson’s Madrigal DinnerFeb 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Stevenson’s Madrigal Singers will host their annual Madrigal Dinner on Sunday, March 16, at noon and 6 p.m. at The Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove.

  • Emily Miller as Hope Cladwell pleads with Bobby Wozniak as Bobby Strong to stop the revolution in Urinetown.

    Conant musical opens FridayFeb 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Conant High School students present a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, romance and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold when “Urinetown: The Musical” opens at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21.

  • Spotlight Youth Theater presents “Peter Pan” at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre. From left, Noah Moberly, 10, of Aurora portrays Michael; Ben Rogers, 18, of Sugar Grove portrays Mr. Darling (and Hook); Lauren Lanahan, 16, of North Aurora portrays Mrs. Darling; and Zach Honer, 14, of Naperville (behind Lanahan) portrays John.

    ‘Peter Pan’ flies into BataviaFeb 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Get ready for highflying musical fun when Spotlight Youth Theater Aurora presents "Peter Pan" at Batavia Fine Arts Centre. The Daily Herald checked in with director Vince Cortese of Aurora to find out more about the show.

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