2021 Season


 

PERFORMANCES

All of our 2021 season performances will be held outdoors at the Oz Shelter in Butler Haynes Park in Mapleton.  Seating is limited to 75 members for each performance – as such, tickets are opened up for cast pre-sale first.  Listed below with each show are the dates for the public sale of any seats remaining – it is possible that there will not be available tickets for some performance dates.  We anticipate that tickets will need to be purchased in advance – we do not guarantee the ability to purchase tickets on site.

All audience members are expected to follow the most current IDPH and CDC rules for masking and social distancing.  Seating is not provided – audience members must bring their own chairs for outdoor seating.  (See more information at the bottom of this page regarding audience and performer mitigations in place.)


 

YOUTH SHOWS

PEGGY THE PINT SIZED PIRATE (by D. M. Larson | freedama.net ) – directed by Caitlin Lewellyn and Sydney Kelly – Peggy is a little pirate who wants to sail the seas but is always picked last for a crew. But when the other pirates are captured by a sea monster, it’s up to Peggy to save the day.

THE BANK JOB (by Carlene Griffith) – directed by Michele Tucker – In THE BANK, superheroes, with the help of a local news reporter, attempt to stop their arch enemy from robbing the city bank.  Join Brain Girl, Captain Buff, and Ms. Metamorphis as they all come together to stop a small town city from going bankrupt.

Performances (“Peggy” and “The Bank Job” are performed in the same session)
Saturday, July 17 – 1:00pm
Saturday, July 17 – 2:15pm
Sunday, July 18 – 1:00pm
Sunday, July 18 – 2:15pm
$5 General Admission
Public Sale: Monday, July 12


YOUTH SHOW

SNOW WHITE LITE (by Jacob Dorn) – directed by Michele Tucker – This show is so “lite,” it only has five dwarves! Since they don’t need help with cooking and cleaning, they hand Snow White a plunger and put her to work! When the Queen, cleverly disguised in Groucho glasses, tries to finish Snow White off with a poisoned apple, the girl is saved by the quick response from Prince Heimlich. 

Performances
Saturday, July 17 – 3:30pm
Saturday, July 17 – 4:45pm
Sunday, July 18 – 3:30pm
Sunday, July 18 – 4:45pm
$5 General Admission
Public Sale: Monday, July 12


YOUTH SHOW

THE BROTHERS GRIMM SPECTACULATHON (by Don Zolidis) – directed by Cheri Semelroth and Katie Haage – Two narrators attempt to recreate all 209 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza. To make it more difficult, they attempt to combine them into one gigantic fable using Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and other more obscure stories like Lean Lisa and The Devil’s Grandmother.

Performances
Saturday, July 17 – 6:00pm
Sunday, July 18 – 6:00pm
$5 General Admission
Public Sale: Monday, July 12


YOUTH SHOW

GAME OF TIARAS (by Don Zolidis) – directed by Cheri Semelroth and Katie Haage – When the aging king of a Magical Kingdom (England) decides to split his empire between his three daughters, Cinderella, Belle, and the Snow Queen (who in no way resembles a copyrighted character), terrible tragedy ensues. Terrible, hilarious tragedy. 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. 

Performances
Saturday, July 17 – 7:30pm
Sunday, July 18 – 7:30pm
$5 General Admission
Public Sale: Monday, July 12


NIGHT AT THE CABARET: A NEW WORLD – Close out our “under the stars” season with this evening of musical theater song celebrating “Hope” – something that has carried us through the past year and beyond into the coming months.

Performances
Thursday, July 22 – 8:00pm
Friday, July 23 – 8:00pm
Saturday, July 24 – 8:00pm
$10 General Admission
Public Sale: Monday, July 19


2021 SEASON MITIGATIONS

Arc Light is committed to following all social distancing and mitigation measures outlined by the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH).  Strict protocols will be enforced for all performances and attendees during rehearsals and performances.  Outdoor performances will be combined with social distancing, mask wearing as mandated, and limited audience seating to help reaffirm our commitment to keeping our performers and audience members safe during our scheduled events.

As of May 24, 2021, the following mitigation steps are in place for our performances:

  • All performances are held outdoors at the Oz Pavilion at Butler Haynes Park
  • Seating for all performances is limited to 75, allowing for social distancing and comfort; weather permitting audience members may spread out into the grass surrounding the pavilion while still enjoying unobstructed views of the stage
  • Fully vaccinated audience members are not required to wear masks for our outdoor performances. Per CDC and IDPH guidelines, masks should still be worn by any individuals who are not fully vaccinated (2 weeks past their final dose), as well as anyone who would prefer wearing a mask for their own comfort and safety
  • Youth show performers will remain masked for their performances; adult cabaret performers will follow guidelines from the CDC and IDPH regarding masking per vaccination status

MADRIGAL CD RELEASE

Now available to purchase for $10 through our store or through most digital music partners (Apple Music/iTunes, Google Music, Spotify, etc) – Arc Light Productions Madrigal Singers present ‘Stille Nacht‘ – the music from our 2019 Madrigal Dinner.