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  • ‘Peter Pan’ flies in to Geneva High School stage Mar 17, 2015 3:47 PM
    Get ready for a high-flying adventure. Geneva High School will present “Peter Pan,” the musical adaptation of Sir J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play. The show is about the adventures of Peter Pan, a mischievous boy who can fly and never grows up. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 19-21, at Geneva High School, 416 McKinley Ave.

  • Marlowe students to stage ‘Music Man, Jr.’ in Huntley Mar 9, 2015 10:31 AM
    Director Jennifer Lindsay and assistant director Brooke Atlas, along with a large cast and crew of sixth- to eighth-grade students from Marlowe Middle School in Lake in the Hills, will present “The Music Man, Jr.” Performances will be 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14.

  • Woodlands Academy’s ‘As You Like It’ features student’s music Mar 2, 2015 9:17 AM
    In addition to her starring role in Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart’s production of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” sophomore Katelynn Soto of Chicago is helping compose some of the original music that will be featured at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 5-7, at the all-girls college prep high school, 760 E. Westleigh Road, Lake Forest.

  • District 95 student performance: Mar 2, 2015 5:25 PM
    Lake Zurich Middle School South students will perform an adaptation of “Robin Hood” on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m.

  • ‘42nd Street’ opens this weekend at Conant High School Feb 27, 2015 2:37 PM
    The bright lights of Depression-era Broadway are the backdrop for "42nd Street", the Conant High School musical that opens on Friday, Feb. 27.

  • ‘Spamalot’ brings silly humor to South Elgin Feb 24, 2015 1:21 PM
    Students at South Elgin High School feel right at home as they bring the highly irreverent humor of “Spamalot” to life on stage this week. "I was surprised how many were familiar with and have watched the movie ‘Holy Grail’ numerous times," said director Karen Brhel.

  • Elgin High School to stage ‘Young Frankenstein’ Feb 24, 2015 2:56 PM
    Creepy humor will be all the rage this weekend at Elgin High School, when students stage their production of Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein.” Performances run Thursday through Saturday at Elgin High School, 1200 Maroon Drive, and tickets are $8-$10.

  • Gershwin tunes star in ECC’s ‘Crazy for You’ Feb 17, 2015 1:42 PM
    Elgin Community College Musical Theatre will present its spring production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Crazy for You: The New Gershwin Musical,” from Saturday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, March 1, in the Blizzard Theatre, located in the Building H ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. The production starts at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. on Sundays.

  • Peter Pan and Captain Hook are at it again in ‘Peter Pan, Jr.’ at Woodland Intermediate School Feb 12, 2015 6:46 PM
    Woodland Intermediate School after-school drama club members practiced their lines and songs during Thursday's dress rehearsal of Disney’s “Peter Pan, Jr.” Performances are set for Feb. 19 and 20 at the Gurnee school.

  • Youth theater group flies high with ‘Aladdin’ Feb 10, 2015 3:43 PM
    Discover “A Whole New World” of magic, mayhem and magic carpet rides when Spotlight Youth Theater Aurora stages Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia. Public performances of the energetic musical begin Friday, Feb. 13, and run through Sunday, Feb. 22. Tickets are $10-$12.

  • Jacobs to stage musical version of ‘Legally Blonde’ Feb 10, 2015 6:12 PM
    Get your pink on this weekend, when Jacobs High School performing arts students stage feel-good musical comedy “Legally Blonde.” Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12-15, at the school, 2601 Bunker Hill Drive, Algonquin. Tickets are $10.

  • Batavia High School stages Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town’ Feb 3, 2015 3:22 PM
    Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" is a favorite of both schools and community theater groups because of its minimal set and simple costume requirements. Batavia High School stages the classic play this weekend in the Batavia Fine Arts Centre’s Black Box Theater. Produced in the round, in an intimate setting, this adaptation gives the audience a close-up view of life in Grover’s Corners and the fragile relationships of people within the small town.

  • Batavia High School presents “Our Town” Feb. 5-7 Jan 27, 2015 3:54 PM
    Batavia High School presents Thornton Wilder’s "Our Town," one of the most classic plays in the history of theater, with a contemporary spin that emphasizes the timelessness of both the characters in the play and the human experience those characters represent. Directed by Joshua Casburn, performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 to Saturday, Feb. 7, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Feb. 7.

  • See ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at St. Viator Jan 26, 2015 1:56 PM
    The Biblical saga of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” comes to life this weekend at St. Viator High School, with nearly 200 students, or 20 percent of the student body, involved in the performances. From the 80 cast members each night to the 15-piece orchestra and nearly 25 tech crew members working behind the scenes, the show bursts with youthful energy and color.

  • Mundelein High to perform two versions of ‘Odd Couple’ Jan 20, 2015 1:19 PM
    Theatre goers in Mundelein will have the unique opportunity to see two Neil Simon comedies in the same weekend on the stage at Mundelein High School.

  • Play at Woodland Middle School: Jan 13, 2015 6:22 PM
    Woodland Middle School's Drama Club will present a play Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24.

  • The Grinch makes the children laugh during Gavin Central School drama club performance Dec 17, 2014 5:30 PM
    The Grinch ran from Who child to Who child to steal their presents during the Gavin Central School drama club’s performance Wednesday of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

  • Des Plaines school’s ‘Mulan’ production a learning experience Dec 15, 2014 1:20 PM
    This December, students from Friendship Junior High School in Des Plaines brought the 1998 Disney classic “Mulan” to their performance stage. Friendship students performed a morning matinee for fifth-grade students from Brentwood and Devonshire elementary school in Des Plaines and Robert Frost elementary school in Mount Prospect as a way of introducing the students to their future school.

  • Prospect stages ‘Air Guitar High’ this weekend Dec 11, 2014 5:26 PM
    Prospect High School is presenting its winter play, “Air Guitar High,” this week on the school’s main stage at 801 W. Kensington Road in Mount Prospect. Dozens of students from Prospect’s theater department have worked on the production, which runs through Saturday, Dec. 13, with performances starting at 7 p.m.

  • Elk Grove, Buffalo Grove high school to stage shows this weekend Dec 2, 2014 1:51 PM
    Buffalo Grove and Elk Grove high schools are presenting plays this weekend. Buffalo Grove High School is presenting “The Boys Next Door,” while Elk Grove High School is presenting the Tony award-winning musical “In The Heights.”

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