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2016 Teen Non-Musical Production

This sweet, funny and uplifting show is comprised of 9 short plays that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine.  Performances are scheduled for May 19 - 22 at the Community Arts Center.

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Broadway Buddies Presents Willy Wonka Jr. Review

Big Deal Productions is pleased to announce their first Broadway Buddies performance, Willy Wonka, Jr. Review.  NWSRA and the Buffalo Grove Park District have been working hard to create a beautiful revue of the musical, and are excited for the community to join us for this free event on May 25 at 7 pm at the Community Arts Center.  There will be a reception following the performance to celebrate this amazing new program.  For more information or to reserve your tickets, please contact Jessi Hersman at 847.850.2152.



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Catch Me If You Can

Big Deal Productions is pleased to announce auditions for our 2016 Summer Musical presentation of Catch Me If You Can.  Auditions are open to all adult and teen performers, ages 14 and up.  Auditions will be held at the Buffalo Grove Community Arts Center on Monday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 11 from 6 - 10 pm.  Callbacks will be on May 14 from 9:30 am - 1 pm.

Please prepare at least 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.  The production staff requests that you do not prepare a song from Catch Me If You Can.  Please dress comfortably and bring appropriate footwear for a dance audition.

Rehearsals for this production will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons (leads and some featured dance roles may be asked to come in for additional rehearsals on some Wednesday evenings).  Cast members will be responsible for securing appropriate footwear, tights (if needed) and stage make-up for the show.  Please click on the link below to see a copy of the production schedule.  Performances will be held on July 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 pm, and on July 17 and 24 at 2 pm.

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

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Auditions for Big Deal Productions first Outdoor Summer Theatre show Romeo and Juliet are just around the corner. Join us on June 1 to audition for this classic show. Participants 16 years old and up can audition for this very special production. (Adults will be cast as adults and young adults as young adults).

Rehearsals will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays. For more information or to reserve an audition spot, please email Jessi Hersman at Limited auditions spots available. We hope to see you there! 


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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