Theater

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 6 - 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 and Shrek the Musical.

Peter Pan Jr. Cast List

Cast List


Auditions and Rehearsals

Spotlight Theatre of the Elk Grove Park District holds musical theatre auditions open to ages 18 and younger. 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:

Disney's Peter Pan Jr.
Monday, January 7, 2018 from 4 - 8 pm
Rainbow Falls Community Center

Please register online or at the Customer Service Counter for a one-hour audition time slot. Audition music can be picked up at Parent Night or at the Pavilion Customer Service Counter prior to auditions if participants would like to rehearse.

Peter Pan Jr. Audition Form

Audition Music

  • "You Can Fly/Fly to Your Heart (Part 2)"
  • "Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me"
  • "Walk the Plank"
  • "What Makes a Brave Man Brave"

Rehearsal Commitment:

January 14 - March 2, 2019
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tech Week Rehearsals*:

March 4 - March 7, 2019
Monday - Thursday, 4 - 8 pm
* Please note that rehearsals are four hours long during tech week.


Participation and Costumes

Participants will need to supply a costume base of pants and a shirt. More details to follow soon.

Participation Fee

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


Performances

Costumed performances are held on stage at the beautiful Prairie Lakes Theatre in Des Plaines. 515 East Thacker Street, Des Plaines, IL. Tickets will go on sale at Pavilion Customer Service, 1000 Wellington Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL a few weeks prior to the official show dates.

Elk Grove Park District presents Spotlight Theatre's production of

Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's Enchanting Play


Show Dates:

Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:30 pm


Tickets:

$10 advance purchase
$12 at the door


Disney's Peter Pan 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 Ad Spec Sheet


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

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 has spent the past three summers directing 15 productions at Long Lake Camp for the Arts (Spamalot, The Crucible and The Little Mermaid are just a few of her camp favs!).

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Erin Thomas Lobo

Music Director
Erin Thomas Lobo loves teaching music for the Elk Grove Park District! She has music directed for the Park District's productions of 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., and The Lion King Jr. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Opera Performance from DePaul University and has since performed in Chicago with 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. This past year she joined The Allegrezza Singers, which is a choir in Lincoln Park that celebrates diversity.