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Bad Auditions…On Camera - A Stay At-Home Play

Bad Auditions…On Camera - A Stay At-Home Play

Friday, February 19 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 20 at 1:30 pm

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to present Bad Auditions…On Camera - A Stay At-Home Play. This hilarious comedy follows a couple of casting directors and their quirky assistant who have one day to find an actor to fill the role of a lawyer in a crime TV procedural. What seems like a simple task proves impossible when the pool of actors includes stage thespians who can't tone it down for the screen, performers completely unable to keep themselves in frame, and an actor who seems to believe this is a pharmaceutical commercial. The Zoom audience will join in on the fun, as they vote for whom they think should get the role. Join us for a chance to step behind the doors of a casting session in this hysterical, fully virtual romp!

All virtual tickets will be available for a fee of $12 per screen, plus a $0.95 service fee. Please note: Virtual tickets for this performance must be secured no later than 12 pm on the day prior to the performance. All guests who purchase a ticket for the show will receive the production Zoom link and performance details no later than 7 pm on the day before their selected performance. The information will be sent to the email address that was used to purchase the ticket. A separate email address must be used for each screen. For more information, contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.

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The Laramie Project

Fire & Ice Players

The Laramie Project: A Staged Readings
Directed by Amy Ticho and Jessi Hersman

February 26 and 27 at 7 pm

Big Deal Productions is honored for our Fire and Ice Players to present the meaningful piece, The Laramie Project. Fire and Ice Players is a group of adult actors who will not only be portraying 70+ roles in this piece, but have been the leaders in all aspects of the creative process. This show is based on true events of the brutal attack of Matthew Sheppard in Laramie, Wyoming, and is recommended for mature audiences only, ages 14 and up.

All virtual tickets will be available for a fee of $10 per screen, plus a $0.95 service fee. Please note: Virtual tickets for this performance must be secured no later than 12 pm on the day prior to the performance. All guests who purchase a ticket for the show will receive the production Zoom link and performance details no later than 1 pm on the day of their selected performance. The information will be sent to the email address that was used to purchase the ticket. A separate email address must be used for each screen.  For more information, contact Jessi Hersman at 847.850.2152.

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Dear Edwina Online Edition

Friday, March 5 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 6 at 1:30 pm

Big Deal Productions is excited to present Dear Edwina Online Edition. Dear Edwina follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver-extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple, as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly "Advice-a-Palooza.” Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods, to making new friends through clever, catchy and poignant songs.

This production will be presented virtually on March 5 at 7:30 pm, and March 6 at 1:30 pm. All virtual tickets are available for a fee of $12 per screen, plus a $0.95 service fee. Please note: Virtual tickets for this performance must be secured no later than 12 pm on the day prior to the performance. All guests who purchase a ticket for the show will receive the production Zoom link and performance details no later than 7 pm on the day before their selected performance. The information will be sent to the email address that was used to purchase the ticket. A separate email address must be used for each screen. For more information, contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.

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10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

Spring Young Adult Theater Production

Friday, April 23 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 24 at 2 pm
Sunday, April 25 at 2 pm

Directed by Lindsay Grandt

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to present 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse as our Spring in-person production at the Community Arts Center. This side-splitting show will be a treat for the whole family, and will come in very handy as it guides the audience on how to survive a zombie apocalypse (hint: sacrifice the weak is step number one).

Performances are scheduled for April 23 at 7:30 pm, and April 24 and 25 at 2 pm. We are anticipating that we will be able to safely offer an extremely limited number of in-person tickets. In the event this is possible, tickets will be available for purchase at bigdealproductions.org starting on April 1 for $12 per ticket. No more than 35 tickets will be sold for each individual performance. These seats will be assigned in a socially distant manner in our large auditorium that has a normal capacity of over 400. All audience members (as well as the actors on stage) will be required to wear a face covering while inside the Community Arts Center.

The live performances will also be streamed for viewers who prefer to enjoy the show from the comfort of their own home. Details on the streaming process will be posted on this page approximately 2 weeks prior to the first performance. For more information, contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.

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Volunteers

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, contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.

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