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Upcoming Local Theater Performances & Auditions

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April 2012

My Son is Crazy, but Promising

8pm April 27, 28

Presented by Community players in the sanctuary of Community United Methodist Churc, 20 N. Center Street, in downtown Naperville, IL. INFO: 630-369-5539

 

Drowsy Chaperone

730PM April 27, 28,

230PM April 29

Presented by Naperville Central High School at the NCHS. INFO: 630-420-6834 or cparry@naperville203.org

 

High School Musical – THE GERIATRIC VERSION

1PM and 7PM April 29th

Kidz Kabaret is going to be putting up HSM I and HSM II with their kids..but there are a bunch of crazy adults who are going to play the YOUTH ROLES…to help raise money for the Center Stage Building Fund…The crazy adults include YOURS TRULY, STUART VANCE, KANDIS HERNANDEZ, RICK LOVE, DONNA COLEMAN, De HADDAD, SUSAN LOVE..and many many more…You all must come in…drinks are for sale in the lobby. INFO: 630-355-9212

 

Peter Pan and Wendy

730PM April 27, 28, May 5

2PM April 28, 2 9, May 5, 6

Presented by the Art Spot. 1203 Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL at the intersection of Butterfield and Bradford. Come join Peter, Wendy and the gang In this fun filled battle between the fairies and pirates of Neverland! Indulge your inner child and embrace the magic…because…nobody really ever wants to grow up! INFO: theartspot@yahoo.com

 

The Trip to Bountiful

8PM April 27, 28

2PM April 29

Presented by Albright Theatre, 100 N. Island Avenue, Batavia, IL INFO: www.albrighttheatre.com or 630 -406-8838

 

May 2012

Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat

7PM May 2, 3, 4, 5

2PM May 5, 6

Presented by Naperville North High School at the Performing Arts Center at Naperville North.

 

The Trip to Bountiful

8PM May 4, 5, 11, 12

2PM April 6

Presented by Albright Theatre, 100 N. Island Avenue, Batavia, IL INFO: www.albrighttheatre.com or 630 -406-8838

 

Peter Pan and Wendy

730PM May 5

2PM May 5, 6 Presented by the Art Spot. Come join Peter, Wendy and the gang In this fun filled battle between the fairies and pirates of Neverland! Indulge your inner child and embrace the magic…because…nobody really ever wants to grow up! INFO: theartspot@yahoo.com

 

Greased Lighting

TIME TBA May 6

Presented by the Spectrum Program at School of Performing Arts. This program needs to be seen and supported by the community. INFO: (630) 717-6622

 

Naperville Central Spring Farewell Concert

730PM May 8

Presented by Naperville Central High School at the Naperville Central Auditorium.

 

Mark Twain’s, The Diaries of Adam and Eve

8PM May 11, 12, 18, 19

2PM, May 13 Presented by Evergreen Theater at the Spotlight Room Room at Center Stage Theater.

 

Naperville North High School Choral Concert

7PM May 15

Presented by Naperville North High School at the Performing Arts Center at Naperville North.

 

June 2012

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

8PM June 15, 16, 22, 23

3PM June 17, 24

Presented by Summer Place Theater under the direction of Naperville native Matt Whalen, Music Directed by Justin Triezenberg and Produced by Lynn Hodak. This original charmer from 1967 based on the characters of Charles Shultz comes to life with music and lyrics by Clark Genser. A typical day in the life of Charlie Brown is sure to bring much happiness to the stage as the Peanuts Gang sings, dances, and make you laugh. The show is presented at the Auditorium at Naperville Central High School.

 

July 2012

 Harvey

8PM July 13, 14, 20, 21

3PM July 15, 22

Presented by Summer Place Theater under the direction of Billy Surges and Produced by Steve Zeidler and Ted Waltmire bring to life Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy with its gentle humor introduces us to Elwood P. Dowd and his imaginary pal, Harvey – a six foot rabbit. Is Elwood crazy or eccentric? The production will be directed by Billy Surges. The show is presented at the Auditorium at Naperville Central High School.

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

8PM 27, 28

3PM 29

Presented by the Summer Place Theater. Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s early collaboration takes the famous Bible story and adds infectious tunes, clever lyrics, and a little bit of Elvis to put some rock ‘n roll into your summer. The show performs July 27, 28, 20, August 3, 4, 5. Tom Reiser will direct and Cynthia Lauren-Grant will produce. The show is presented at the Auditorium at Naperville Central High School.

 

August 2012

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

8PM August 3, 4

3PM August 5

Presented by the Summer Place Theater. Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s early collaboration takes the famous Bible story and adds infectious tunes, clever lyrics, and a little bit of Elvis to put some rock ‘n roll into your summer. The show performs July 27, 28, 20, August 3, 4, 5. Tom Reiser will direct “Joseph.” The show is presented at the Auditorium at Naperville Central High School.

 

UPCOMING AUDITIONS!

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. Summer Place Theatre. May 1 and May 2 with callbacks May 3. 7pm – 10pm. Auditions at the Alfred E Ruben Community Center – 305 W. Jackson at the Corner of Eagle and Jackson – Naperville, IL. Prepare 32 bars of a song that shows your voice and have another song ready if asked. Looking to cast 18 and up, but will audition all ages above 16. Performances will be held at the Auditorium at Naperville Central High School June 15, 16, 17; 22, 23, 24. Directed/Choreographed by Matt Whalen; Music Directed by Justin Triezenberg; Produced by Lynn Hodak. Schedule Auditions starting April 25th after 8am through April 31st at 8pm by calling 630.624.5064. INFO: SummerplaceLynn@aol.com

 

The Who’s Tommy, Avenue Q, Shadow Box, Legally Blonde, One Acts, Children’s Shows and 2 other plays for Center Stage Summer Players. 9th grade – and up. May 12th from 4PM – 8PM. 1665 Qunicy Ave Suite 131 Naperville IL 60543. Prepare 16 Bars of Song (please supply sheet music), 30 second-1 min comedic monologue; 30 second-1 min dramatic monologue. Shows will rehearse Monday-Thursday 3:30-6:30 starting in May. The Who’s Tommy will perform in late June. All other shows will perform throughout July and end the first weekend of August. INFO: 630-717-6622

 

Grease. School of Performing Arts., directed by Ray Frewen with choreograph by Robin Kersey-Dickerson. For audition info: 630-717-6622

 

Vocal Jazz Camp for Advanced Vocalists, with the Pete Ellman Big Band! Auditions at Ellman’s Music on Friday, May 18th. INFO: 630-717-6622

 

North Central College Summer Program Auditions for Wizard of Oz, Princess Ida and South Pacific as follows: Those who just want to be in the chorus, do not need to audition – just register for a $150 fee. Those interested in a role need to audition. Dance Auditions for Wizard of Oz only May 4 at 6PM at Heininger Auditorium in the Larrance Academic Center. There is no dance a udition for South Pacific. Vocal Auditions for both the Wizard of Oz and South Pacific: May 5th from 10AM – 4PM. Prepare 16 bars of one song, having a second song ready if needed. Call backs May 6th. Wizard of Oz is directed by Suzy Olsen and South Pacific is directed by Brian Lynch. INFO: 630-637-5368 or btlynch@noctrl.edu

 

North Central College’s, The Gilbert and Sullivan Princess Ida auditions May 19, at 11 a.m. in Heininger Auditorium.  Sing something from the show or, 32 bars of opera, art song, operetta, or “legit” musical theatre in keeping with the style of Gilbert and Sullivan. Directed by Matt Boresiand Jeordano Martinez INFO: 630-637-5368 or btlynch@noctrl.edu

 

The School of Performing Arts (SPA): Art from the Heart – This Summer’s Camps, Workshops and Classes are online now at www.schoolofperformingarts.com; professionals from Broadway in Chicago, Marriott, Drury Lane and more! Registration begins April 9th.Continuous Enrollment. INFO: (630) 717-6622

 

Greased Lighting for the School of Performing Arts Spectrum Program. Celebrating the magic of the 50’s with dancing scenes and songs from the hit musical Grease geared towards children with disabilities. The use of music, dance, and imagery through art allows the student an alternate path for self-exploration and art. Saturdays, January 14th – May 5th; 9:30 – 11:00 am; Performance: Sunday, May 6th. INFO: (630) 717-6622

 

Auditions for our School of Performing Arts Summer Intensive Musical—GREASE on Wednesday, May 23rd at SPA, directed by Ray Frewen and choreographed by Robin Kersey-Dickerson INFO: 630-717-6622

 

Broadway Studio Musical Theatre Performance Class. School of Performing Arts for students Grades K – 2, 2 – 4 and 4 – 7. INFO: 630-717-6622

 

Kidz Kabaret registration is ongoing for the following programs: Disney’s, “The Aristocrats Junior,” ages K – 3rd. “Laugh Back to the 60’s,” ages 4th – 6th Grade. “High School Musical 2,” ages 7th – 8th grade. “High School Musical,” High School Students. Also: Improv Classes, Show Choirs and much more. INFO: 630-355-9212.

 

Geneva Underground Playhouse. The Boys Next Door. Auditions Jan 15, 17: 7PM. Directed by Larry Boller. Performances are Fridays – Sundays, March 16th-April 1st

For more information, contact the director at lboller@ameritech.net

 

The School of Performing Arts (SPA): Dance, Voice, and Instrumental programs and classes are registering now. Continuous Enrollment. INFO: (630) 717-6622

 

Kidz Kabaret registration ongoing: INFO: (630) 355-9212


 

 

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Lynn Hodak spends the majority of her free time at theater events in the community and is an avid supporter of the arts in Naperville and beyond. A resident of Naperville Unit School District 203 who lives in Lisle, Lynn runs her own staffing business. She majored in journalism at Indiana University—oh, so many years ago…For posting consideration on Theater Beat, send information about the arts to Lynn Hodak via lynnvhodak@gmail.com.

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