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Fall Children’s Theater

Directed by Gerald Nevin
Music Direction by Kara Vombrack
Choreographed by Karen Shuman

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to present Matilda the Musical, Jr. as the fall Children’s Theatre production. This story of a girl who dreams of a better life, and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children," who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson. This modern day classic, performed by some very talented young performers, will surely be a treat for the whole family.

Performances will be held on November 5 and 12 at 7:30 pm, and November 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 3 pm at the Community Arts Center. Tickets will be available for purchase at starting on October 4. All tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the door, plus a 95¢ convenience fee. All audience members, staff and performers will be required to wear a mask while inside the Community Arts Center. For more information, contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.

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Theatre For Thought Production

[title of show]
A Musical By Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell
Directed by Jessi Hersman
Music Directed by Aaron Kaplan

Big Deal Productions is pleased to announce auditions for our 2022 Theatre For Thought production [title of show] at the Community Arts Center. This one-act musical chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and follows the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist and their 2 actress friends during the initial brief (3-week) creative period, along with subsequent events leading up to the show's production.

Auditions are open to all performers 18 and older, and will be held on November 8 and 9 at the Community Arts Center. Performers should prepare approximately 1 minute of a musical theater song, and bring an accompaniment track on a device that can be connected to a Bluetooth speaker. Callbacks will be held on November 10 if necessary. Rehearsals for this production will be held on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Cast members will be responsible for securing appropriate footwear/tights/undergarments and stage make-up for the show. Please note: All performers and staff at this time will be required to wear a face covering when inside the Community Arts Center, including during auditions. Performances are scheduled for February 10, 11 and 12 at 7 pm, and February 13 at 3 pm at the Community Arts Center.

To reserve your audition, please email Audition appointments are limited and filled on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Jessi Hersman at 847.850.2152.

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Big Deal Caroling Choir

Big Deal Family Caroling Choir - Canceled

Unfortunately, due to low participation, auditions for this program have been canceled.   For more information, contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.


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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