2019 Season

       

YOUTH SHOW PERFORMANCES

Tuesday, June 18 – Wicked Witch @ 10:30am, Wax Museum @ 12:30pm
Friday, June 21 – Wicked Witch @ 6:00pm, Wax Museum @ 7:30pm
Saturday, June 22 – Wicked Witch @ 6:00pm, Wax Museum @ 7:30pm
at Illini Bluffs HS

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THE WICKED WITCH OF THE OLD WEST – YOUTH SHOW

BY FAYE COUCH REEVES
directed by Michele Knott

Tuesday, June 18, 10:30am
Friday, June 21, 6:00pm
Saturday, June 22, 6:00pm
Illini Bluffs High School

All the fun of Oz heads to the Wild West in this fun-filled adventure based on the beloved classic! Our heroine, Clementine, just wants a bit of attention, but her busy parents don’t make time for her and she decides to run away. But before she can do so, she’s swept away when a giant storm takes her from her penthouse in the big city all the way to… Munchkin, Montana! She meets Munchkins, Susannah the Scarecrow, Tin Can Man and Cowardly Coyote on her way to meet the Wonderful Sheriff of Oz, who can help her return home if she’s not thwarted by the Wicked Witch of the Old West.


NIGHT AT THE WAX MUSEUM – YOUTH SHOW

BY CRAIG SODARO
directed by Cheri Semelroth & Katie Haage

Tuesday, June 18, 12:30pm
Friday, June 21, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 22, 7:30pm
Illini Bluffs High School

School’s out for summer, but not for six unlucky students who don’t know much about history — they have to re-take the class in summer school. First year teacher Heather Fairchild has arranged for them to help her two aunts set up a new wax museum as a class project. Though the students’ eyes glaze over with boredom, there’s a twinkle in the wax figures’ eyes when a mysterious incantation from the back of Cleopatra’s bracelet brings them to life! King Henry VIII finds himself smitten with Cleopatra, making his queen, Anne Boleyn, furious. If she can just not lose her head, John Adams is there to serve as her divorce attorney! When Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Blackbeard and a bevy of lady pirates show up, everybody’s out for one thing — treasure! Supposedly, there’s a mighty valuable one hidden in the museum! It’s a wild goose chase to find it, with a greedy museum landlord and her bumbling son joining in the mad search. And why is Lizzie Borden lurking in the shadows, since the aunts say they never had a wax figure of her?! Join the hilarious fun as treasure-hungry outlaws, pirates and royalty mount the greatest siege since Vicksburg! Wax historical in this mad-cap comedy adventure where the magic of history comes alive… literally!


ANYTHING GOES
Sponsored by Glasford State Bank

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton
and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman

directed by Jeff Driscoll
assistant directed by Heather Carnahan, choreography by Bethany Herink

Friday, July 19, 7:30pm
Saturday, July 20, 7:30pm
Sunday, July 21, 2:30pm
Illini Bluffs High School

ALL ABOARD the S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.  Sail away in this hilarious musical with such classic Cole Porter hits as “It’s De-Lovely,” “Friendship,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “All Through The Night,” “Anything Goes,” “You’re The Top” and “Blow, Gabriel, Blow.”