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Elgin Summer Theatre 2018 Production Announced

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Elgin Summer Theatre 2018 Production Announced

The City of Elgin is excited to announce that it will be partnering with point2productions, a division of Schaumburg on Stage, to present the 2018 Elgin Summer Theater production of SISTER ACT.

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!

The Elgin production of Sister Act is directed by Brian Scholz, new to Elgin Summer Theatre and point2productions this year. Brian has been involved in community and youth theater productions for more than 14 years and has directed over 17 productions including Mary Poppins and Cheaper by the Dozen for WMC Productions in Warrenville, as well as Into the Woods, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz and Shrek for the St. John’s Players in Streamwood. 

Auditions are open to the public and will be held from 5 - 9 pm on June 5 & 6, 2018, at The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way in Elgin.

Those auditioning should be age 16 or over, and should wear comfortable clothing and shoes for the dance portion and prepare to sing 16 to 32 bars of a musical theater selection. No pop or classical music selections please.  Those auditioning must provide sheet music for the accompanist or may sing a capella. In order to sign up for a specific audition date and time slot, please fill out the online registration form at www.hemmens.org by clicking on the Elgin Summer Theatre link. Please bring a resume and a photograph/head shot with you at the time of your audition. (Resumes and photographs will not be returned.)  Walk-in auditions will be accommodated as time allows.  Prior registration is strongly encouraged.

Show times are 8:00pm August 10, 11, 17 and 18 with 3:00pm matinees on August 12 and 19.

$17 - $20 reserved seating. Tickets are available at The Hemmens Box Office, by phone at 847-931-5900 or by going to www.hemmens.org.

In 2016, Schaumburg On Stage, rebranded itself with new leadership and a renewed focus on expanding its reach to include even more student and adult performers in its productions. They became a 501(c)3 charitable educational theater program and added theater skills programming to their existing line up of youth theater productions. 

 

In July of 2017, Schaumburg On Stage launched their adult community theater division, point2productions with a presentation of Little Shop of Horrors at the intimate Elgin Art Showcase. By acquiring a 5,000 square foot studio and warehouse space, Schaumburg On Stage/point2productions, has poised itself to change the shape of community and educational theater in the Northwest suburbs for years to come.

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