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Annie, Jr.

2018 Spring Children’s Theatre

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to present Annie, Jr. for the 2018 Spring Children’s Theater musical. Based on the popular comic strip, and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, the story of everyone’s favorite red head is one of the world’s most beloved musicals. Featuring classic songs like Tomorrow, You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile, and It’s a Hard Knock Life, this show is a treat for the whole family.

Performances will be held on May 4 at 7 pm, May 5 at 12 pm and 4 pm, and May 6 at 2 pm at Ivy Hall School. Tickets will be available for purchase at starting on April 16. All tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. For more information, please contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.

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High School Musical, Jr.
Broadway Buddies

Program Big Deal Productions is pleased to announce their third Broadway Buddies performance - High School Musical, Jr. NWSRA and the Buffalo Grove Park District have been working hard to present the community with a fun and entertaining production.

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The Little Mermaid
Directed by Ken Preuss
Choreographed by Karen Shuman
Co-Music Directed by Dan Ermel and Aaron Kaplan

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to announce auditions for our 2018 Summer Musical presentation of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Auditions are open to all performers ages 9 and up (performers must be 9 years old at the time of auditions), and will be held at the Buffalo Grove Park District Community Arts Center on Saturday, May 12 from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm, and Monday, May 14 from 6 - 10 pm. Callbacks will be held at the Community Arts Center on the evening of Thursday, May 17 (Exact time is TBA). Please click on the link below to reserve your audition time.

Auditions will consist of singing and dancing. Please prepare approximately 1 minute of a musical theatre song, and bring sheet music (in the key you will sing it) with your song selection. Please dress comfortably and bring appropriate footwear for a dance audition. Performers are also asked to provide a recent photo or head shot that you will not get back. Please note: Auditions should take approximately 1 hour in total.

Performances for this production will be held on July 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30 pm, and July 22 and 29 at 2 pm (an additional performance is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, July 26 in the evening). Please see the link below for a copy of the production calendar. There is no participation fee for this production, however, participants are required to provide necessary shoes/tights/undergarments, as well as stage make-up for performances.

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

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On Stars Not Falling by Scott Shallenbarger
Directed by Kathy Martin

On Stars Not Falling is a nonmusical that tells the story of college friends who dropped out of school following a shared, traumatic experience. Five months later, they gather for a birthday party on the rooftop of a Chicago three-flat. An unexpected guest who transforms their lives forever interrupts the celebration. This 90-minute play empowers those who feel small, offers faith to those who feel lost, and ultimately awakens the courage in us all to stand-up, move forward, and claim our own happiness. This dramatic script deals with mature themes and is recommended for audience and actors who are 16 years or older.

Auditions will be held May 17 and 18. You must be 16 or older to audition for this production. Characters are all 20 - 21 years old (recommended ages for auditioning are 16 - 35). Performances will be June 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm, and June 30 at 2 pm. Rehearsals will begin on May 20 and be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15 - 9:30 pm, and Sundays from 12:30 - 5 pm. For more information, please contact Jessi Hersman at 847.850.2152.

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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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