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Winter Young Adult Theater

A Chorus Line: School Edition
Directed by Beverly Preuss
Music Direction by Kara Spector
Choreography by Stephanie Nece

Big Deal Productions is delighted to present A Chorus Line: School Edition for the Winter 2022 Young Adult Musical Theatre production. This full-length version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical has been adapted for performance by teen actors, and intended for family audiences. One of Broadway’s all time greats, A Chorus Line is a brilliant concept musical, capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Featuring legendary songs, including At the Ballet, One, and What I Did for Love, this production performed by some incredibly talented teens will be a “can’t miss” production!

Performances will be held on March 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm, and March 6 and 13 at 3 pm at the Community Arts Center. Tickets will be available for purchase at bigdealproductions.org starting on February 3. All tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door, plus a 95¢ service fee per ticket. For more information, contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.

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Theatre For Thought Production
A Musical By Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell
Directed by Jessi Hersman
Music Directed by Aaron Kaplan

Big Deal Productions is excited to present our 2022 Theatre For Thought production [Title Of Show]. This musical theatre comedy will be performed at the Community Arts Center. Performances are scheduled for February 10, 11, and 12 at 7 pm, and February 13 at 3 pm. Tickets will be available for purchase at bigdealproductions.org on January 4. All tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, plus a 95¢ convenience fee.

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 actor friends during the initial brief (3-week) creative period, along with subsequent events leading up to the show's production. This show is recommended for ages 18 and older. Our production will be followed by a talkback led by the directing staff. Together, our artistic team and the audience will discuss the artistic process and challenges of putting together theatre during COVID. We will also touch on the survival and change of the arts during the pandemic and any other arts questions and topics driven by our audience. As always, our hope is that our Theatre For Thought show selection helps our community focus on an important topic and starts a conversation that will extend outside the theatre walls.

For information on group sales or other questions call 847.850.2152 or jessi@bgparks.org.

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Upcoming Auditions

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Game of Tiaras
Non-Musical Production 
Directed by Abby Vombrack

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to announce auditions for our 2022 children's non-musical production Game Of Tiaras, by Don Zolidis. You will not want to miss the opportunity to be a part of this unique production. When the aging king of a magical kingdom decides to split his empire between his 3 daughters, Cinderella, Belle, and the Snow Queen (who in no way resembles a copyrighted character), terrible, hilarious tragedy ensues. Combining the gut-wrenching plot twists of Game of Thrones and the soul-numbing despair of Shakespearean tragedy, this adaptation of King Lear will leave you dying with laughter, as the body count mounts. When you play the Game of Tiaras, you win or you die.

Auditions are open to all performers in grades 4 - 12, and will be held on Monday, January 31 from 6:15 - 8 pm at the Community Arts Center. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, February 1 in the evening. Performers should prepare approximately 1 minute of a comedic monologue or any published piece of their choosing. If cast, there will be a cost of $250 to be a part of this production. The show will rehearse Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, and Sundays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. You will receive a detailed calendar as we get closer to auditions.

Please note: All performers and staff will be required to wear a face covering when inside the Community Arts Center, including during auditions. As more updated information becomes available regarding COVID-19 and safety, we will evaluate whether to move forward with holding auditions in-person, but also have a virtual audition process planned as well. This would happen at the same time, but through Zoom. You will receive more information if the transition from in-person to virtual auditions happens. All participants will be emailed an audition form, calendar and updates the week before auditions. For more information, contact Jessi Hersman at 847.850.2152.

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BG Singers

Do you love to sing? Have you been thinking there might be a better option to singing in your shower? Well, we may have a place for you in the 27th season of the BG Singers! Auditions will be held on February 1 at the Community Arts Center. Singers should prepare a vocal selection that best highlights their talent, and bring either sheet music (in the key you will sing it) or an accompaniment track on a device that can be connected to a Bluetooth speaker.

For those who prefer to audition via Zoom or another video conferencing service, we are more than happy to accommodate on an individual basis. The choral season begins with Tuesday evening rehearsals on April 5; and, performances are scheduled for September. Audition slots are limited, and filled on a first come, first served basis. In order to reserve your preferred audition time, please contact Linda Rosen at 847.682.4632 or lrosen@bgparks.org.

 

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Moana, Jr.
Children's Spring Musical
Directed by Debra Goldman
Musical Direction by Dede Ginsberg
Choreography by Cathy Jacobson

Big Deal Productions is thrilled to announce auditions for our  Children’s Spring Musical presentation of Moana, Jr. Auditions are open to all performers in grades 2 - 7, and will be held on Monday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 15 from 6 - 8 pm at the Community Arts Center. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, February 17 in the evening. 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. Please dress comfortably, and wear appropriate footwear for a dance audition.

If cast in the show, there is a participation fee of $250, which includes 9 weeks of topnotch musical theatre instruction, a commemorative script, and a show t-shirt. Rehearsals for this production will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 - 8 pm, and Saturdays from 10:30 am - 1 pm. Cast members will be responsible for securing appropriate footwear/tights/undergarments and stage make-up for the show. Performances are scheduled for April 28 - May 1. Audition appointments can be reserved for this production starting on January 19. Auditions appointments are limited and filled on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.

 

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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