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  • 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.”

  • Meet the Addams Family: Nov 20, 2014 5:57 PM
    Wauconda High School students will stage “The Addams Family” now through Saturday, Nov. 22, as its fall musical.

  • Lake Zurich Middle School South takes on ‘Hairspray Jr.’ Nov 19, 2014 6:35 PM
    Wednesday was dress rehearsal day for nearly 100 students who make up the cast and crew of Lake Zurich Middle School South’s presentation of “Hairspray, Jr.” The stage musical is based on the film and smash-hit Broadway production.

  • Grant High presents ‘The 39 Steps’ this weekend Nov 19, 2014 5:30 AM
    Grant Community High School presents “The 39 Steps” with special arrangement by Samuel French, Inc. this weekend.

  • ‘Chasing Charming,’ Hersey student play for children is Saturday Nov 19, 2014 12:29 PM
    Tickets are on sale for John Hersey High School’s Children’s Theater production of the family comedy “Chasing Charming” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.

  • Wauconda High presents ‘The Addams Family’ musical Nov 18, 2014 1:32 PM
    Wauconda High School will be the second high school in Illinois to present "The Addams Family." The show will run Nov 20-22 at 7:30 PM in the auditorium.

  • David Schwimmer visits Mundelein High’s production of his play Nov 16, 2014 10:55 PM
    David Schwimmer, who played Ross on the TV show "Friends," made a special, surprise appearance at a Mundelein High School theater production of his play "Trust," Saturday night. The play is about a teenager manipulated into a sexual relationship with a man she meets on the Internet. The play has only ever been performed once before.

  • “The Addams Family” comes to Wauconda Nov 13, 2014 2:06 PM
    Wauconda High School students will stage “The Addams Family” Nov. 20-22 as its fall musical. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, 555 N. Main St.

  • ‘Hello, Dolly!’ returns to Batavia High School Nov 12, 2014 2:32 PM
    Batavia High School first presented "Hello, Dolly!" 35 years ago, and has performed the musical two more times. This weekend Dominic Cattero, who once sat in the audience, will direct the play.

  • Schwimmer’s “Trust” on stage at Mundelein High Nov 12, 2014 4:28 PM
    The Mundelein High School theater program will present the David Schwimmer play “Trust” starting Thursday in the school auditorium. “Trust” has only been produced once, in 2010 at the Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago. This is the high school premiere of the show.

  • South Elgin High School presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Nov 11, 2014 10:23 AM
    “It’s a Wonderful Life” is so strong and so deeply embedded in our consciousness that it can be taken off the big screen and put on the small stage as a radio play and lose none of its power and luminosity. South Elgin High School’s production, which runs Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 13-15, proves the point.

  • Woodland drama club gets ready for debut performance Nov 11, 2014 6:33 PM
    More than 30 fourth and fifth grade members of Woodland Intermediate School’s Wildcat Drama club held a dress rehearsal Tuesday in preparation for their debut performance Thursday of the play “Forgiven: A Fairytale.”

  • Cast of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Nov 10, 2014 4:44 PM
    Cast list: South Elgin High School's "It's a Wonderful Life"

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