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Upcoming Auditions

Crescendo Show Choir Logo

Crescendo Show Choir
Directed by Kara Spector

Big Deal Productions is happy to announce auditions for the Crescendo Show Choir!  Join us for this exciting and instructive musical ensemble that combines choral singing with choreographed dance. Auditions are open to all performers in grades 5 – 10, and will be held on Tuesday, September 20 from 6 – 8 pm at the Community Arts Center. Auditions will consist of singing and dancing. Please prepare approximately 1 minute of a musical theatre or pop song, and bring an accompaniment track on a device that can be connected to a Bluetooth speaker. Performers will sing their prepared audition song individually for the director, and will then move on to the group dance portion of the audition, where they will be taught a short routine. Please bring appropriate attire for a dance audition. To book your audition, please click on the link below.

If accepted into the group, a registration fee of $205 will be due for the 11-week fall session. Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday evenings, and an occasional Sunday and Friday afternoons. Rehearsals will culminate in a winter showcase performance on the Community Arts Center stage on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 pm. A detailed production calendar will be available at on September 1. Participants may also be required to purchase performance shoes and their performance costume (costume not to exceed $50), which will be theirs to keep. For more information, please contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132 or

Audition Sign-Up Schedule

Upcoming Performances

Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward
Fall Adult Nonmusical
October 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 7 pm
October 16 and 23 at 3 pm

Big Deal Productions is excited to present our 2022 adult non-musical production, the classic comedy Blithe Spirit at the Community Arts Center. A spiritualist medium holds a séance for a writer suffering from writers block, but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife, which leads to an increasingly complex love triangle with his current wife of 5 years. All tickets are $19 in advance, or $22 at the door. Tickets are on-sale now, and limited seating is available. For information on group sales, accessible seating, or any other questions, contact Jessi Hersman at 847.850.2152 or



Once Upon A Mattress LogoOnce Upon A Mattress: Youth Edition
Fall Children’s Musical
November 11 and 18 at 7:30 pm
November 12, 13 and 19 at 3 pm

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to present Once Upon A Mattress: Youth Edition as the fall 2022 Children’s Theatre production. Winnifred the Woebegone is just a simple swamp princess, looking to win the heart of Prince Dauntless. But, can she pass the impossible test Queen Aggravain has in store for her? Join us at the show to find out! Featuring a cast of wacky characters and classic songs, such as Shy and Happily Ever After, this show is sure to be a treat for the whole family. Performed by many of Buffalo Grove’s most talented young performers, this will be a can’t miss production!  Tickets will be available for purchase at starting on October 4. All tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. All tickets will incur a $1 convenience fee. For more information, please contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132 or



The Buffalo Grove Park District Performing Arts is looking for volunteers to help with our upcoming productions. We are looking for people willing to usher at performances, assist with set building/painting, help with costumes, and a variety of other tasks related to putting on large-scale productions. For more information about volunteering, contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132 or

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