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All Shook Up

Director/Choreographer: Karen Shuman
Music Director: Aaron Kaplan
Assistant Choreographer: Andrea Cain

Big Deal Productions is excited to announce auditions for our 2017 Summer Musical presentation of All Shook Up. Auditions are open to all adult and teen performers ages 14 and up (or entering high school in the fall of 2017), and will be held at the Buffalo Grove Park District Community Arts Center on Sunday, May 7 from 12 - 5 pm, and on Monday, May 8 from 6 - 10 pm. Callbacks will be held at the Community Arts Center on the evening of Wednesday, May 10 (exact time is to be determined).

Auditions will consist of singing and dancing. Please prepare approximately 1 minute of a musical theatre song and bring sheet music (in a binder or taped), or an accompaniment CD/iPod with your song selection. Please dress comfortably, and bring appropriate footwear for a dance audition.

Performances for this production will be held on July 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm, and July 23 and 30 at 2 pm. A link to the master rehearsal schedule is posted below.

Please feel free to contact the Producer, Lindsay Grandt, at 847.850.2132 for additional information or with any questions.

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Honk, Jr.

2017 Spring Children's Theater
Directed by Debra Goldman
Music Direction by Dede Ginsberg & Cathy Glickman
Choreography by Kara Spector

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to present Honk, Jr. for our spring 2017 Children’s Theatre production. This charming adaptation of The Ugly Duckling is a heartwarming and award-winning musical celebration of what makes us special. Honk, Jr. is a family-friendly show that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Performances will be held on April 20 and 21 at 7 pm, April 22 at 11 am and 3 pm, and April 23 at 3 pm at the Community Arts Center. Tickets will be available for purchase at starting on March 23. All tickets are $9 in advance or $11 at the door. For more information, please contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.

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Our Town

By Thorton Wilder
Young Adult Non Musical

Big Deal Productions is excited to present the Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Our Town by Thornton Wilder. Featuring a wonderful cast of talented performers in grades 6 – 12, this meaningful show is sure to impress.

Our Town tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.

Performances will be held at the Community Arts Center on May 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 pm, and May 21 at 2 pm. Tickets for this production will be available for purchase starting on April 21.

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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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