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The Little Mermaid, Jr.

The Little Mermaid, Jr.
2015 Spring Children's Theatre

Directed by Beverly Preuss
Music Direction by Cathy Glickman
Choreographed by Stephanie Urban

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to present Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. for our Spring 2015 Children’s Theatre production.  In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home (and her fins) behind and live in the world above.  But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking. Featuring Disney classics like Part of Your World and Under the Sea, this show will be a treat for the whole family!

Performances will be held on April 23 and 24 at 7:30 pm, and April 25 and 26 at 3 pm at the Community Arts Center.  All tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.  For more information, please contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.

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The Yellow Boat

The Yellow Boat
2015 Teen Non Musical Production

Big Deal Productions is pleased to announce our upcoming Children's Theatre presentation of The Yellow Boat by David Saar. The story of The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of a child's life, and the strength and courage of all children. This dramatization is based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar's son, Benjamin, who was born with congenital hemophilia, and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of complications. A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin's buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. Benjamin's remarkable voyage continues to touch audiences around the world. This show is recommended for ages 10 and older.

Performances are scheduled for May 6 - 9 at 7:30 pm. Seating for this performance is general admission. Tickets in advance are $12 and $15 at the door. Limited seating is available for this production.  For more information, please contact Jessi Hersman at 847.850.2152.

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The Wizard of Oz
2015 Summer Musical

Directed by David Geinosky
Music Direction by Daniel Ermel
Choreographed by Annie Jo Ermel

Big Deal Productions is pleased to announce auditions for our 2015 Summer Musical presentation of The Wizard of Oz!  Auditions are open to all adult and teen performers, as well as children ages 8 - 12.  Auditions will be held at the Alcott Center on Saturday, May 16 from 9 am - 1 pm, and at the Community Arts Center on Monday, May 18 from 6 - 10 pm.   Children ages 8 - 12 should sign up for audition times between 9 - 10:30 am on Saturday, May 16 and from 6 - 7:30 pm on Monday, May 18.  Teens and adults are welcome to register for all remaining audition times.  Callbacks will be held at the Community Arts Center in the evening on Tuesday, May 19.

Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song and bring sheet music (in the key you will sing it) 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 24, 25, 31 and August 1 at 7:30 pm, and on July 26 and August 1 and 2 at 2 pm.  All cast members will be responsible for securing appropriate footwear, tights (if needed) and stage make-up for the show.  A copy of the master rehearsal schedule is posted below.

For more information, please feel free to contact the producer, Lindsay Grandt, at 847.850.2132.

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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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