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Upcoming Performances

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Upcoming Auditions

Blithe Spirit by Noel CowardBlithe Spirit Logo
Adult Non Musical
Directed by Gerald Nevin

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to present the comedic and smart, Blithe Spirit for our fall 2022 Adult Non-Musical Theatre production.  In this brilliant classic, skeptical novelist Charles Condomine invites self-proclaimed medium, Madame Arcati, to his home for a séance, hoping to gather material for a new book.  When the hapless psychic accidentally summons the spirit of Condomine’s late wife, Elvira, his home and life are quickly turned into a shambles, as his wife’s ghost torments both himself and his new bride, Ruth.  This hysterical, long time appreciated script will have you belly laughing the whole time.  Auditions will be held on August 22, with possible callbacks on August 23.  Please prepare a 1-minute monologue.  There are limited audition times available.

Performances will be held on October 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 7 pm, and October 16 and 23 at 3pm at the Community Arts Center.  Tickets will be available for purchase at bigdealproductions.org starting on September 8.  All tickets are $19 in advance, or $22 at the door.  For more information, please contact Jessi Hersman at 847.850.2152 or jessi@bgparks.org.

Advanced Theatre Company Prep
Directed by Jessi Hersman
Grade: 5

Big Deal Productions is pleased to announce a new section for our 5th grade students that are interested in becoming a part of the Advanced Theatre Company Program.  Class will meet on Thursdays from 5 – 6 pm from September 15 through December15.   This group will focus on a wide variety of both global and unique techniques that will help your actor grow as a human, and as an artist.  Current Advanced Theatre Company students will not need to audition, but will need to register.  The winter session will cumulate in a showcase on December 15.  Group auditions will be held Tuesday, September 6.  You will be asked to prepare a monologue or song of your choice that is 60 – 90 seconds in length.  You will then participate with fellow actors in some theatre games.  If accepted into the program, the cost will be $200.  For more information, and to learn how to submit your audition and fill out the necessary paperwork, contact Jessi Hersman at 847.850.2152 or jessi@bgparks.org.

Advanced Theatre Company
Directed by Jessi Hersman
Grade: 6 – 12

Big Deal Productions is pleased to announce auditions for Advanced Theatre Company.  Class will meet on Thursdays (exact times depend on placement) from September 15 through December 15.  This group will focus on a wide variety of both global and unique techniques that will help your actor grow as a human, and as an artist.  Current Advanced Theatre Company students will not need to audition, but will need to register.  The fall session will cumulate in a showcase on December 15.  Group auditions will be held Tuesday, September 6.  You will be asked to prepare a monologue or song of your choice that is 60 – 90 seconds in length.   You will then participate with fellow actors in some theatre games.  If accepted into the program, the cost will be $200.  For more information, and to learn how to submit your audition and fill out the necessary paperwork, contact Jessi Hersman at 847.850.2152 or jessi@bgparks.org.

Imagination Improv Comedy Troupe
Directed by Cathy Jacobson
Grade: 5 – 9

Big Deal Productions is pleased to announce the return of the Imagination Improv Comedy Troupe with Cathy Jacobson, for actors in grades 5 – 9.  Class will meet on Tuesdays (exact times depend on placement) from September 13 through December 13.  This group will focus on a wide variety of unique techniques that will help your actor grow as an artist through improv theatre.  The fall session will cumulate in a showcase on December 13.  Group auditions will be held Tuesday, September 6.  You will participate with fellow actors in some theatre games.  If accepted into the program, the cost will be $200.  For more information, and to learn how to submit your audition and fill out the necessary paperwork, contact Jessi Hersman at 847.850.2152 or jessi@bgparks.org.

Once Upon A Mattress LogoOnce Upon A Mattress: Youth Edition
Fall Children’s Musical

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to announce auditions for our fall children’s musical, Getting to Know… Once Upon A Mattress.  Auditions are open to all performers in grades 3 – 12, and will be held on Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Community Arts Center.  Callbacks will be held on Thursday, September 1 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 10 weeks of top-notch musical theatre instruction, a keepsake libretto, and a show t-shirt.  Rehearsals for this production will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm.  Cast members will be responsible for securing appropriate footwear/tights/undergarments and stage makeup for the show.  Please note: The updated performance schedule will be November 11 – 13 and 18 – 19.

Audition appointments will be reserved online at bigdealproductions.org for this production starting on August 10, and are limited and filled on a first come, first served basis.  For more information, contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132 or lindsay@bgparks.org.

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Volunteers

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 lindsay@bgparks.org.


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