2018 Season


Auditions for “Mary Poppins” with Arc Light Productions will be held on Friday, May 11th from 6:00pm  to 9:00pm and Saturday, May 12th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Illini Bluffs High School in Glasford. Actors of high school age and up are needed to fill 5 principal and feature roles, as well as a 20 + adult ensemble. Please prepare a 1 minute selection of a musical theater song and bring music for a provided accompanist; no appointment necessary. Additionally, “Mary Poppins” will feature 1 boy and 1 girl principal roles and 4-6 ensemble members aged 10-14; the same audition requirements apply.

Presented as a musical the whole family will enjoy, “Mary Poppins” recounts the classic tale of a family desperately in need of a nanny. The only nanny capable of keeping the Banks family together is the incomparable Mary Poppins.

Rehearsals for selected cast will begin on  May 21st at Limestone High School in Bartonville with production dates on July 20th-22nd to take place at Limestone High School in Bartonville.  Contact us if you are interested in working backstage.

For more information, visit our website at www.arclightpro.com or call Arc Light Productions at 309.455.4095.


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

A Hillarious Musical Comedy Dinner Theater
May 18 & 19th at Coyote Creek Golf Club
$35 / person or $265 / table of 8
Call 309-455-4095 or click here to get tickets by May 14th

In celebration of it’s 12th season, Arc Light Productions is proud to present William Finn’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Join us Friday, May 18th & Saturday, May 19th at Coyote Creek Golf Course for a production accompanied by dinner. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., and the show to follow. 

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” follows six eccentric middle schoolers in the midst of their school spelling bee, which is run by three equally eccentric adults. Music Theatre International bills it as “A riotous ride, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.” Rated PG-13.

Tickets are on sale through May 14th for $35 per person or $265 for a tables of 8 and include dinner and the show. Tickets can be purchased by visiting our online store or by calling the box office at 309-455-4095.




We are excited to announce that we are taking our 2018 summer season ON TOUR — Our summer activities and performances will be held at Limestone High School!  Due to planned construction in the Illini Bluffs district, we are grateful to the administration at Limestone for opening their doors for our exciting 12th season.

Because of this change in location, some of our typical events have to be restructured and rescheduled from dates originally published.  Take a look at this condensed calendar to see how everything breaks down:


  • April 17 – May 23 – Youth Rehearsals – Illini Bluffs HS
  • May 11 (6-9pm) & May 12 (1-4pm) – Mary Poppins Auditions – Illini Bluffs HS
  • May 21 (Week of) – Mary Poppins Rehearsals Begin – Limestone HS
  • May 29 – Youth Rehearsals Begin at Limestone HS


  • Tuesday, June 19th – Matinee/Day Camp Performances – 10:30am (Pan!) and 12:30pm (Hillbilly Hankerin’)
  • Friday, June 22nd – 6:00pm (Pan!) and 7:30pm (Hillbilly) – AND special youth production 10th anniversary activities
  • Sunday, June 24th – 1:00pm (Pan!) and 2:30pm (Hillbilly)


  • Friday, July 20 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday, July 21 – 7:30pm
  • Sunday, July 22 – 2:30pm

(And look for two special Mary Poppins events for kids and families coming on July 6 and July 8 with Hollis Park District and the Alpha Park Library!)




The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
May 18 & 19 at Coyote Creek
Tickets on sale

Pan! – Youth Play
Cast List: Pan!
June 19 – 10:30am
June 22 – 6:00pm
June 24 – 1:00pm
at Limestone High School

Hillbilly Hankerin’ – Youth Play
Cast List: Hillbilly Hankerin’
June 19 – 12:30pm
June 22 – 7:30pm
June 24 – 2:30pm
at Limestone High School

Mary Poppins
July 20-21 – 7:30pm
July 22 – 2:30pm
at Limestone High School
Auditions: May 11 (6-9pm) & May 12 (1-4pm) – Illini Bluffs HS