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Grease: School Edition
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Winter Young Adult Musical production

Directed by Karen Shuman
Music Directed by Beverly Preuss
Choreographed by Annie Snow

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to present Grease: School Edition as the Winter Young Adult Musical production. The hit musical is specially designed for audiences of all ages. Shorter and more suitable in content, this abridged version retains the fun-loving spirit and immortal songs that make Grease a favorite among rock ‘n’ roll fans of all ages.

Performances will be held on March 1, 2, and 8 at 7:30 pm, and on March 3 and March 9 at 3 pm at the Community Arts Center. All tickets are $16 in advance or $21 at the door and will be available for purchase at bigdealproductions.org starting on February 9. For more information, contact Ann Marie Shipstad-Schwartz at 847.850.2152 or annmarie@bgparks.org.

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The Music Man, Kids!The Music Man Kids Logo

Spring 2024 Children’s Theater Production

Directed by Jamie Gross
Music Directed by Kara Spector
Choreographed by Cathy Jacobson

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to present The Music Man, Kids as the spring children’s musical theater production. There’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian in this adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway classic. Featuring treasured songs, such as “Seventy-six Trombones” and “Goodnight, My Someone,” The Music Man, Kids will surely delight audiences of all ages!

Performances will be held on April 18 and 19 at 7 pm, and April 20 and 21 at 3 pm at the Community Arts Center. All tickets are $15, and will be available for purchase at bigdealproductions.org starting on March 21. For more information, contact Ann Marie Shipstad-Schwartz at 847.850.2152 or annmarie@bgparks.org.

The Music Man, Kids!

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Spring 2024 Children’s Theater Production

Directed by Jamie Gross
Music Directed by Kara Spector
Choreographed by Cathy Jacobson

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to announce auditions for our spring children’s musical presentation of The Music Man, Kids! Auditions are open to all performers in grades 2 – 6, and will be held on Monday, February 5, and Tuesday, February 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Community Arts Center. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, February 8 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 $350, which includes 9 weeks of top-notch musical theater 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 11 am – 12:30 pm. Cast members will be responsible for securing appropriate footwear/ tights/undergarments and stage makeup for the show. Performances are scheduled for April 18 – 21 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 Ann Marie Shipstad-Schwartz at 847.850.2152 or annmarie@bgparks.org.

Cast List

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 Brian O’Malley at 847.850.2123 or brian@bgparks.org.


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