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Upcoming Performances

Crescendo Show Choir
Night & Day

Directed by Kara Spector
Choreography by Cathy Jacobson, Karen Shuman & Kara SpectorCrescendo Show Choir

Big Deal Productions is delighted to present the Crescendo Show Choir’s presentation of Night & Day, live at the Community Arts Center on June 1 and 2 at 7 pm.  This talented group of singers and dancers in grades 5 – 10 can’t wait to share their eclectic musical performance, featuring memorable hits from Broadway, as well as some contemporary hits from film and the pop charts.  Don’t miss out on the fun!  Please contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132 or with any questions.

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Upcoming Auditions

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Summer Musical

Directed by Karen Shuman
Musical Direction by Aaron Kaplan
Choreography by Bryan WlasCinderella Logo

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to announce open call auditions for the 2023 Summer Musical presentation of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Auditions are open to performers ages 9 and up, and will be held at the Community Arts Center on Monday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 16 in the evening. Callbacks (by invitation only) will be held in the evening on Friday, May 19. All genders, ethnicities, body types and experience levels welcome! Please note: Actors ages 9 – 13 should sign up for auditions at 6 pm and 6:30 pm. Actors ages 14 and up should sign up for auditions at 7 pm or later.

Performances are scheduled for July 21, 22 and 28 at 7:30 pm, and July 23, 29 and 30 at 3 pm at the Community Arts Center. Cast members must be able to attend all tech rehearsals (July 15 – 20) and performances. Rehearsals will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturdays from 10 am – 2:30 pm. Not all cast members will be called for all rehearsals. Weekly schedules with exact call times will be distributed each week. A production calendar is posted below for your reference.

If accepted into the cast, a registration fee of $35 will be required for all cast members. In addition to the registration fee, cast members are required to provide performance footwear, undergarments and all necessary stage make-up.

Audition Preparation
Preliminary auditions will consist of a vocal and dance audition, and will be arranged by appointment only. See below for specifications from the production team:

• Please prepare approximately 1 minute of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided – make sure your music is in a binder and cuts are clearly marked. We prefer to hear a song that is not from the show.

• All performers should have appropriate footwear for the dance portion of the audition. If you do not own dance-specific footwear, please be prepared to dance in clean gym shoes that have never been worn outside.

• The audition dance will be taught at the audition. No prior preparation is required.

Click on the link below to reserve your audition. All performers who have reserved an audition time will receive a digital audition packet no later than 5 pm on Friday, May 12. Please Note: If you sign up for an audition appointment after 5 pm on May 12, please contact the producer immediately at to ensure you receive the required packet prior to your audition.

Please contact the producer, Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132 or with any questions.

Cast List

Production Calendar


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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