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Upcoming Performances

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Theatre For Thought Production
A Musical By Jeff Bowen & Hunter Bell
Directed by Danny Kapinos
Music Directed by Aaron Kaplan

This musical theatre comedy will be performed at the Community Arts Center on February 2, 3, and 4 at 7 pm. Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 at the door, plus a $1 convenience fee.

This one-act musical, recommended for mature audiences, chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and follows the struggles of the author and composer/ lyricist and their 2 actor friends during the initial brief (3-week) creative period, along with subsequent events leading up to the show’s production. This show is recommended for audience members 18 years and older.

Our production will be followed by a talk-back led by the production staff. Together, our artistic team and the audience will discuss the artistic process, and challenges of putting together theatre during COVID. We will also touch on the survival and change of the arts during the pandemic and any other arts questions and topics driven by our audience. As always, our hope is that our Theatre For Thought show selection helps our community focus on an important topic, and starts a conversation that will extend outside the theatre walls. For more information, contact Jessi Hersman at 847.850.2152 or



Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatJoseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Winter Young Adult Musical

Friday, February 24 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 25 at 1 pm
Sunday, February 26 at 3 pm
Friday, March 3 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 4 at 3 pm

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as the Winter Young Adult Musical production. One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the story of Joseph, his father Jacob, 11 siblings, and the famous coat of many colors. Featuring some of the musical theater’s most treasured songs, including Any Dream Will Do, and Close Every Door, this delightful show will be a treat for all ages!

Performances will be held on February 24 and March 3 at 7:30 pm, February 25 at 1 pm, and February 26 and March 4 at 3 pm at the Community Arts Center. Tickets will be available for purchase at starting on February 2. All tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door (plus a $1 convenience fee). For more information, contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132 or


Upcoming Auditions

Aristocats LogoDisney’s Aristocats, Kids!
Spring Children’s Musical

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to announce auditions for our spring Children’s Musical presentation of Disney’s Aristocats, Kids! Auditions are open to all performers in grades 2 – 5, and will be held on Monday, February 6, and Tuesday, February 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Community Arts Center. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, February 9 in the evening. Performers should prepare approximately 1 minute of a musical theater song, and bring an accompaniment track on a device that can be connected to a Bluetooth speaker. Please dress comfortably and wear appropriate footwear for a dance audition.

If cast in the show, there is a participation fee of $300, which includes 9 weeks of top-notch musical theatre instruction, a commemorative libretto, and a show t-shirt. Rehearsals for this production will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 – 7:45 pm, and Saturdays from 10:30 am – 12 pm. Cast members will be responsible for securing appropriate footwear/tights/undergarments and stage make-up for the show. Performances are scheduled for April 20 – 23 at the Community Arts Center. Please click on the link below to reserve your audition time. Audition appointments are limited, and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132 or

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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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