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The Community Arts Center will be under construction from October 16, 2017 through May of 2018.

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Getting to Know…Oklahoma

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Big Deal Productions is thrilled to present Getting to Know…Oklahoma as the Fall 2017 Children’s Theatre production. Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration, Oklahoma is a timeless tale, set in a Western Indian territory, just after the turn of the century. Featuring classic musical theater songs like, Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, People Will Say We’re In Love, and of course, Oklahoma, this show will be a hit with the whole family!

Performances are scheduled for November 10 and 17 at 7:30 pm, and November 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 2 pm. Due to constrruction at the Community Arts Center, performances will be held at Ivy Hall School, located at 1072 Ivy Hall Lane in Buffalo Grove. Tickets will be available for purchase at starting on October 20. All tickets are $10 in advance or $13 at the door. For more information, please contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Winter Teen Theater

Directed by Abby Vombrack
Music Direction by Beverly Preuss
Choreography by Karen Shuman

Big Deal Productions is pleased to announce auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Auditions are open to all performers in grades 7 - 12, and will be held at the Community Arts Center on Wednesday, November 29 and Thursday, November 30 from 6 - 9:30 pm. Auditioners must reserve an audition time in advance. Walk-in auditions will not be accepted. Callbacks are scheduled for late morning/early afternoon on Saturday, December 2. Please note: Additional callbacks may be held in the afternoon on Sunday, December 3.

Auditions for this production will consist of a musical theater style vocal audition, and a brief cold read of a monologue. There will be no dance audition for this production (though strong movers and dancers will still be an important part of the show). Please prepare a 45 - 60 second vocal audition, and bring a CD or iPod/MP3 player with your accompaniment track.

Performances are scheduled for February 16, 17 and 23 at 7:30 pm and February 18 and 25 at 2 pm at Ivy Hall School in Buffalo Grove.

Please click on the link below to reserve your audition slot today.

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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, please contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.

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