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  • Catching rising theater talent at Oakton Community College Jul 28, 2014 1:06 PM
    Catch rising theater talent at Play On, a Chicago-based playwriting festival, from Tuesday, July 29 to Thursday, 31, at Oakton Community College’s Studio One, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Now in its sixth year, Play On features six original one-act plays written and directed by community college students, starting nightly at 8 p.m.

     
  • Audience moved by Mundelein teen’s performance Jul 26, 2014 12:43 AM
    Cast and audience shared an emotional performance of “The Secret Garden” Saturday night at Mundelein High School. Senior Monica Tipperreiter debuted in the role she had been meant to play one of the leads in the high school musical last spring.

     
  • Mundelein teen gets second chance at play after surgery to remove brain tumor Jul 24, 2014 3:06 PM
    Mundelein High School senior Monica Tipperreiter had her heart set on playing one of the leads in the school's spring musical until the discovery of a brain tumor dashed her hopes. Now the school is restaging the production Friday night to give her another go at the role of a lifetime. “I'm very grateful for the second chance,” she said.

     
  • Elgin area students create and perform opera Jul 16, 2014 3:38 PM
    A group of Elgin area teens and preteens will see months of hard work come alive onstage this weekend, when they perform "The Key," an opera they wrote themselves, at Elgin Community College. The students are part of Hamilton Wings' SCORE program, which gives at-risk kids a chance to experience the performing arts.

     
  • Fox Valley Park District troupe to stage ‘Hairspray’ Jul 16, 2014 3:13 PM
    Everything about “Hairspray” is big. The powerful, soul-stirring music. The spectacular sets. The dazzlingly colorful costumes. The bouffant hairdos. The production will have a huge presence this weekend, as the Fox Valley Park District’s Summer Stage presents “Hairspray” for four shows — Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20 — at West Aurora High School.

     
  • District 214 performs all-district musical next week Jul 3, 2014 12:26 PM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 will present its first all-district musical at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, and Thursday, July 10, at Wheeling High School’s Robert Sang Theatre. The all-district musical gives an opportunity to bring together talented students from across District 214 to share the stage and work together.

     
  • Reading comes alive at Woodland Elementary East’s Readers Theater May 27, 2014 4:51 PM
    Reading came alive for teacher Krystyna Jakielski and her Woodland Elementary East second grade students Tuesday. Jakielski’s 21 students presented a Readers Theater and performed three short plays for parents and siblings.

     
  • ‘Godspell’ shares powerful message through music May 19, 2014 1:46 PM
    The musical “Godspell,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, who later composed “Wicked,” made its debut in 1971. Forty-three years later, it’s being brought to the stage in the Fox Valley by Spotlight Youth Theater Aurora.

     
  • ‘Grimm Fairy Tales’ has fun with the classics May 14, 2014 12:00 PM
    What happens when Rumpelstiltskin steals the Grimm Brothers’ pen, scroll and inkwell? The fairy godmother loses her magic, Snow White doesn’t want to take care of the seven dwarves, and the Big Bad Wolf claims he’s “reformed.” Add princesses, princes, evil stepsisters, Hansel and Gretel, witches, and other characters to the mix and you have Spotlight Youth Theater’s original production of “Grimm Fairy Tales.”

     
  • Young playwright honored: May 8, 2014 5:16 PM
    For the second straight year, a play written by Stevenson High School student Aidan Murphy has been chosen as one of the high school finalists for the 2014 LaBute New Theater Festival in St. Louis.

     
  • Libertyville preschoolers bring ‘Peter Pan’ to life Apr 30, 2014 5:18 PM
    Libertyville Cooperative Preschool students danced around the stage and “flew” through the audience during Wednesday’s presentation of “Peter Pan” at Trinity Community Church in Libertyville.

     
  • Maine West to stage Elton John-Tim Rice musical ‘Aida’ Apr 30, 2014 2:58 PM
    Maine West High School will be one of the first high schools in Illinois to stage the Elton John and Tim Rice musical “Aida,” when the show runs May 2-4 at the school, 1755 S. Wolf Road, in Des Plaines.

     
  • Maine West teen adds to impressive acting resume Apr 30, 2014 1:45 PM
    When Maine West High School senior Elizabeth Stenholt recently was honored at a recent school board meeting for excellence in the performing arts, Principal Audrey Haugan urged everyone to watch for Elizabeth because “she’s going to be a star.” Sound advice. At 18, Elizabeth, who plays the lead in West’s upcoming musical, “Aida,” already has built a resume of more than 40 performances.

     
  • Buffalo Grove teen wins award: Apr 30, 2014 5:52 PM
    A Stevenson High School student has received an Illinois High School Musical Theater Award.

     
  • Prospect, Wheeling High Schools holding spring musicals Apr 28, 2014 3:32 PM
    Spring musicals are coming to Prospect and Wheeling High Schools this week. At Prospect, “Shrek the Musical,” began Tuesday and runs through Saturday, May 3, while at Wheeling, “RENT School Edition” is playing Thursday through Saturday.

     
  • Original ‘Robin Hood’ musical debuts in Elgin Apr 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A medieval tale gets a modern makeover this weekend, when Children's Theatre of Elgin debuts its original "Robin Hood" musical. Written by Allison Cherry, the show will include songs by Bruno Mars and Queen. "I think audiences will really enjoy the surprises we’ve added," Cherry said.

     
  • Wauconda Middle students perform ‘Jungle Book’ Apr 23, 2014 4:32 PM
    Elephants, bears and monkeys danced around the stage as Wauconda Middle School students performed “Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids” on Wednesday for the rest of the school. Public performances are Thursday through Saturday at the school.

     
  • Warren Twp. High students to perform ‘Into the Woods’ Apr 22, 2014 5:41 PM
    Warren Township High School students are putting the finishing touches on their upcoming spring musical “Into the Woods.” Performances are Thursday, April 24, through Saturday, April 26.

     
  • Carmel presents ‘Guys and Dolls’: Apr 22, 2014 5:17 PM
    Carmel Catholic High School’s Fine Arts Department presents its spring musical, "Guys and Dolls," based on the story by Damon Runyon. Performance dates are 7 p.m., Friday, April 25; 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, April 26; and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 27 at the school 1 Carmel Parkway (off Route 176), Mundelein.

     
  • Mundelein High to stage ‘The Secret Garden’ musical Apr 21, 2014 12:20 PM
    Mundelein High School theater program presents the musical version of "The Secret Garden."

     
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