Ela Theater Company will perform "Once On This Island Jr." at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 26-27, and "Little Shop of Horrors" at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at the Wauconda Performing Arts Center, 555 N. Main St., Wauconda.
Both productions are under the direction of volunteers Robin Kern, Mary Beth Euker, Dillon Dreiling and Bridget Euker.
"Once On This Island Jr." is a poignant story with a catchy Caribbean-flavored score. It is a feast for the heart, mind and soul.
"Little Shop of Horrors" is a charming, tuneful, hilarious and affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies.
This is the sixth year that Kern and Euker have directed the Ela Theater Company. Auditions were held in April 2012.
In "Once On This Island Jr.," the part of Ti Moune is played by Kaleigh Heisterkamp and Daniel Beauxhomme is played by Griffin Brown.
"In Little Shop of Horrors," the role of Seymour is played by Jason Miller, Audrey is played by Meg Grinde and Audrey II (the Plant) is played by Allie Sadler.
More than 100 children and young adults have roles in these productions.
Rehearsals began in early June and all involved have put in countless hours perfecting their performances. Tickets are on sale now to the public. The cost is $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Visit www.elatheatercompany.org/TICKETS.aspx for more information and an order form. The deadline for pre-sale ticket orders is July 23 and the performances are expected to sell out.
Ela Theater Company Inc. (ETC) creates and promotes opportunities for adults and children in Ela Township to partake in all aspects of professional quality productions.