Musical Theatre

The theater program at the Elk Grove Park District is best known for its annual winter production. Shows take place every March and are comprised of children 7 - 18 years old. Every production is staffed by professionals from the theater world who bring a wealth of knowledge and energy to each show. Past shows include Aladdin Jr., Seussical Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., Alice in Wonderland Jr., High School Musical Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr., Annie Jr., Into the Woods Jr., Beauty & the Beast Jr., The Lion King Jr., Shrek the Musical and Peter Pan Jr.

Spotlight Theatre of the Elk Grove Park District Presents:


Auditions and Rehearsals

Spotlight Theatre of the Elk Grove Park District holds musical theatre auditions open to ages 7 through 18. No prior experience is necessary, just a love to perform! Participants should be prepared to sing, dance, read and have a great experience with other performers on the stage.

Upcoming Auditions

Monday, January 6, 2020 from 4 - 8 pm
Rainbow Falls Community Center

Please register online or at the Pavilion Customer Service Counter for a one-hour audition time slot. Audition music will be emailed Friday, January 3rd (or sooner if requested) prior to auditions if participants would like to rehearse.

Time Code Deadline Registration
4:00 - 5:00 pm 110301-02 Jan 3 Sign Up for 4pm
5:00 - 6:00 pm 110301-03 Jan 3 Sign Up for 5pm
6:00 - 7:00 pm
110301-04 Jan 3 Sign Up for 6pm
7:00 - 8:00 pm 110301-05 Jan 3 Sign Up for 7pm

Audition Form

Please complete and return form at the time of auditions.

Audition Form

Audition Music

  • Dangerous to Dream (Measure 57-end)
  • Do You Want to Build a Snowman? (Measure 1-44)
  • For the First Time in Forever (Measure 1-30)
  • In Summer (Measure 1-23)
  • Hygge (Measure 1-24)
  • Fixer Upper (Measure 1-19)

Rehearsal Commitment

January 13 - March 12, 2020
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tech Week Rehearsals*

March 9 - March 12, 2020
Monday - Thursday, 4 - 8 pm
* Please note that rehearsals are four hours long during tech week.

Participation Fee

$160 for Residents of Elk Grove Village
$185 for Non-Residents

Costumes

Participants will need to supply a base costume. More details to follow.

Performances

Live performances are held on stage at the beautiful Prairie Lakes Theatre in Des Plaines. 515 East Thacker Street, Des Plaines, IL.

Show Dates

Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Tickets

$10 advance purchase
$12 at the door

Tickets will go on sale starting February 1, 2020.

Frozen Jr. Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
www.MTIShows.com

Advertise in Our Playbill

Promote your business and show your support for our children! Purchase an ad space in the playbill for the upcoming performance. Your advertisements will reach up 1200 people, many of which are our local residents with children. All proceeds go to our arts and theatre programs.

Download the Playbill Ad Form

Volunteers Welcome

Putting on a theatre show is a big deal! We welcome extra sets of hands and talents ages 10 and older who are interested in helping out in all sorts of theatre functions that include: costuming, set building, props, stage hands, guest seating and more! To volunteer to help out with our performances or for more information about the program, call: (847) 690-1109 or email: apratscher@elkgroveparks.org.


Ashley Pratscher

Arts/Special Events Manager (Producer)

Ashley has worked in multiple positions at the Elk Grove Park District and most recently as the Arts/Special Events Manager. Ashley has previously produced Annie Jr., Mulan Jr. and Aladdin Jr. with the Elk Grove Park District's Theatre Camp and Peter Pan Jr. with the Winter Theatre Program. Ashley is very excited for another fun filled winter of Theatre!
Jacque Leuken

Jacque Lueken

Theatre Director

Jacque Lueken is ecstatic to be a part of the Elk Grove Park District Art Centre staff! She received her BFA in Acting from Syracuse University and, upon graduation, moved to Chicago to work with Steppenwolf Theatre Co. as the Assistant Coordinator for their summer acting intensive, The School at Steppenwolf. Since moving to Chicago, Jacque has directed and taught with numerous companies including CCPA at Roosevelt University, American Theatre Company and After School Matters. Jacque served as a Mentor with Redmoon Theatre Company's Dramagirls Program, is a founding Collective Member of Ag47, the Anchor Artist for Teaching Lab Collaborations at The University of Chicago, and is a Director in the summer at Long Lake Camp for the Arts directing over 30 productions.

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Erin Thomas Lobo

Music Director
Erin Thomas Lobo loves teaching music for the Elk Grove Park District! Erin earned her Bachelor of Music in Opera Performance from DePaul University and has since performed in Chicago with The Chicago Symphony Chorus, Light Opera Works, Lifeline Theatre, The Savoyaires, Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, and Emerald City Children's Theatre. She also performed as a Singing Gondolier at Tokyo Disneyland Resort, performed as the Soprano Soloist for Handel's Sing Along Messiah with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, and is a cantor at Irving Park Lutheran Church.


Amy Chavez

Choreographer

Amy is thrilled to be a part of the Elk Grove Park District's Theatre Program. Amy has been with the District for 15 years. Amy graduated from Millikin University with a B.A. in Theatre. While directing the Elk Grove Park District's summer theatre camps and assisting with productions, Amy found her dream job teaching ballroom dance with Arthur Murray. She has been teaching and competing as a professional dancer for 9 years and manages the Oakbrook Studio.