Take a virtual tour of the upcoming improvements to the Community Arts Center.
Performing Arts Highlight Show
BG Days Main Stage
Saturday, September 2 at 1 pm
Join the participants and staff of Big Deal Productions and the Buffalo Grove Studio of Dance for a walk down memory lane, as they present musical highlights from their 2016-17 performance season at the BG Days Main Stage at 1 pm on Saturday, September 2. Featuring musical performances from The Lion King, Les Miserables, Honk, Jr., All Shook Up, and performances by the award winning Hot Shots, and the brand new Crescendo Show Choir. This free performance will provide a great opportunity to revisit some of your favorite musical moments from the past season, or can be your first chance to see them, if you missed it the first time. In addition to celebrating the success of the past year’s musical theatre season, some very talented staff members at Big Deal will present a sneak-peek musical preview of the upcoming season. For more information, please contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.
Wish - 25th Anniversary Celebration
Directed by Linda Rosen
Choreography and Assistant Direction by Charla Silver
Accompanied by Daniel Ermel
Friday, September 15 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 17 at 3 pm
Join the BG Singers as they present their 25th Annual Choral Celebration, Wish! Selections this year come from a wide variety of genres, including Broadway, pop, rock and folk music - many with fabulous, new, fresh arrangements. From Jersey Boys to Paul Simon to Shakira, there really is something for everyone!
Tickets for the performance will be available online at bigdealproductions.org starting on August 2. Tickets for seniors (ages 62 and up) and children (ages 12 and under) are $15, and tickets for adults are $17. All tickets purchased at the door will be $20. For more information, please contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.
A Night Of Wishes Benefit
The BG Singers will be hosting A Night of Wishes to benefit Make-A-Wish® Illinois on Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 pm. In honor of the group's 25th Anniversary, the BG Singers have chosen Make-A-Wish® Illinois as the beneficiary of their fundraising efforts.
By making a donation of $35 ($40 at the door), your ticket will directly benefit Make-A-Wish® Illinois. If you are unable to attend, please consider a donation in honor of the BG Singers to help grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Please note: The Make-A-Wish® Illinois donation website has standard donation amount buttons; $35 is not one of their standard options. If you'd like to purchase tickets to our A Night of Wishes event for the $35 per person amount that is advertised, please click the DONATE TO THIS FUNDRAISER button below, select the OTHER option, and enter the amount to be charged. Your tickets will be held for you at the door the night of the event.
A Night Of Wishes Information
Night Of Wishes Tickets
Getting to Know…Oklahoma
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 bigdealproductions.org starting on October 14. All tickets are $10 in advance or $13 at the door. For more information, please contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.
Getting to Know…Oklahoma
Big Deal Productions is thrilled to announce auditions for our fall Children’s Theater presentation of Getting to Know…Oklahoma. Auditions are open to all performers in grades 3 - 10, and will be held on Monday, August 28 and Tuesday, August 29 from 6 - 8:30 pm at the Community Arts Center. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, August 31 in the evening. Please prepare approximately 1 minute of a musical theater song, and bring an accompaniment CD/iPod with your song selection. Please dress comfortably and wear appropriate footwear for a dance audition.
If cast in the show, there is a participation fee of $230, which includes top-notch musical theatre instruction, a commemorative libretto, and a show t-shirt. Rehearsals for this production will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. Cast members will be responsible for securing appropriate footwear/tights/undergarments and stage make-up for the show.
Performances are scheduled for November 10 - 19. Audition appointments will be reserved online for this production starting on July 26 at 9 am. Auditions appointments are limited and filled on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.
Crescendo Show Choir
Big Deal Productions is pleased to announce auditions for the Crescendo Show Choir! Auditions are open to all performers in grades 5 -12 and will be held on Friday, September 8 from 4 - 8 pm at the Community Arts Center. Auditions will consist of singing and dancing. Please prepare approximately 1 minute of a musical theatre or pop song, and bring an accompaniment CD or iPod with your song selection. Performers will sing their prepared audition song individually for the production staff, and will then move on to the group dance audition.
If accepted into the group, a registration fee of $160 will be due for the fall session. Participants will also be required to purchase character shoes and their performance costume (not to exceed $50), which will be theirs to keep. Rehearsals for the choir are scheduled for Saturday mornings and occasional Friday afternoon/evenings. The fall session will culminate in a workshop performance in December. For more information, please contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.
PAST PERFORMANCE REVIEW
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.