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November Events at Batavia Fine Arts Centre

Tickets sales are underway for the Batavia High School production of CHICAGO High School Edition. Show dates are Thursday, November 8th, Friday November 9th and Saturday November 10th at 7:30 pm and will be performed at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre. Prices range from $10- $16 and are available at www.BataviaFineArtsCentre.org and at the box office by calling 630-937-8930.

The cast of 45 BHS student actors have been in rigorous rehearsals since late August. They will bring this stylized production to life as you have never seen it before.

Exciting autometronix will be featured for the first time ever at BHS! The moving stage will allow the actors to be showcased in a very unique way. The Production team is working on a very intricate set, members of the Crew are BHS Students: Freshmen Alivia Adamczyk, Daisy McDiarmid and Abbey Sutton, Sophomores Seth Barter, Grant Cardelli, Sam DeBruycker, Ainsley Gearhart, Anna Hubbard, Jenna Germano, Rudy Mix. Juniors Allyson Campagna, Angelina Failing, Ethan Glazebrook, Ian Farrar, Jason Jakubaitis. Seniors Josh Bamrick, Liam Doherty and Kobi Finfrock.

The always recognizable music from CHICAGO will be performed live on stage by sixteen talented BHS student musicians: Sophomores Grant Hibbeler and Sarah Schroder, Juniors JJ Burke, Mia Chahmirzadi, Kamil Lebowa, Katherine Polick, Aidan Perrault, Nathan White and Caroline Weiss. Seniors Mikayla Kennaugh, Joy Mazur, Donovan McIntosh, Macy Meyer, Colin Misura, Jacob Skomer, and Alex Stroz, along with Roxanne Semonchik.
Director Dominic Cattero explains “CHICAGO is a show more relevant to our world than one might think at first thought. It deals with truth and the ability to decipher what the truth is in a media driven society. It contemplates the ability to have multiple truths, and how truth can be different to different cultures and whether truth itself can be bought. Think you know what CHICAGO is about? Come witness the BHS interpretation of this classic piece of theatre”.

This production will sell out quickly, so get your tickets now!

“The World of Magic… Where A Dream Comes True,”
 A Fantastic Show Along with Family Fun for Everyone!
November 16th

“The World of Magic – Where a Dream Comes True” is a lush production featuring high energy magic illusions and whimsical variety arts woven into a story of hope. This wonderful, theatrical tale is about a young boy who gets captivated by a big illusion show and is driven to be a performer when he grows up. But, like so many of us, he is distracted from reaching his dreams for decades. You’ll be amazed and astonished, intrigued and entertained. You’ll laugh and perhaps shed a tear. The show features Vegas-style illusions, heart-pounding music, and variety arts reminiscent of yesteryear. The story of the character’s desire to make a dream come true is the story of many of us… and it is why this is a show that is perfect for audiences of all ages. It is sure to capture your imagination!

“The World of Magic” is an original theatrical experience produced by David Thomas. Thomas has earned both an Emmy award and adulation as a producer of world-class entertainment for more than 20 years. With a story by David Hira, this collaboration creates a modern classic – a story of perseverance to realize one’s dream through a powerfully rich magic and illusion show.

Along with collaborating to write and produce the show, Thomas and Hira also use their talents to star in it, with a breathtaking cast to back them up.

“The World of Magic – Where a Dream Comes True” is perfect for an evening out, date night, or a whole family get together for a night of unbelievable surprises that will have everyone at the edge of their seat! “The World of Magic” will leave each audience member believing that anything is possible. For indeed, anything is!

Visit the Batavia Fine Arts Centre on November 16th at 7:30pm to see this spectacle come to life. You won’t believe your eyes as the enchantment casts a spell on you and takes you to the world of make-believe and wonderment.

Tickets range from $26 to $36 depending upon seating location. Students aged 10 and under receive $8 off the price of their ticket. Get more information about tickets at www.BataviaFineArtsCentre.org or by Calling the Box Office at (630) 937-8930.

The Fox Valley Nutcracker is back for the holidays at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre!
Don’t miss this heartwarming fairy tale ballet celebrating 5 years
November 24th & 25th

The Fox Valley Nutcracker, a fantastic winter show to get you back in the swing of the holidays, is sure to blow you away to the land of make-believe and creativity. 110 cast members from 20 different dance studios in the Western Chicago suburbs and about 90 volunteers and members of the artistic staff and production team come together to produce such a magical performance.

Ashlie Andersen, the 5-year Artistic Director of the Fox Valley Nutcracker says that she wants the audience to remember that “we [the cast, crew, and production team] are a big family that come together to put on this show. From my family to all of the families involved, I have set my theme for this year as a community and family. The cast involves a multitude of performers of all ages, races, and abilities. Some even dealing with life-threatening illnesses or are cancer survivors.” This really goes to show how much care and thought is put into the show, and how much everyone a part of it really tries to “share the love and feeling of family” with the audience.

The tale itself is set around a family and a little girl who has the most magical night of her life and a special gift she receives on Christmas Eve turns her world upside down as she wakes up to find herself in the middle of a battle scene, dances with her prince in the land of snow and then travels on a journey through the land of sweets. To make this journey come alive, the cast rehearses from the end of August till the performances on November 24th and 25th.

Andersen wants to thank her assistant, Bridget Christianson for her support and involvement in the show and for always supporting her vision. “Without her, this show would not be possible.”

The Fox Valley Nutcracker was named one of the “top ten favorite must-see Nutcrackers in Illinois” by Pointe Magazine.

Performances will be held at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre on Saturday, November 24, at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, November 25, at 2:00 p.m. Regular tickets for adults run from $25-35 and tickets for children 10 and under are $20-30. VIP seating is also available in the first three rows of the orchestra section for only $40 and include a photo op with characters after the show. For groups of 15 or more, there is a special group rate of 10% off of your total ticket price.

Get more information about the ballet at www.FoxValleyNutcracker.com, and more information about tickets at www.BataviaFineArtsCentre.org or by Calling the Box Office at (630) 937-8930.

November Schedule
  • November 8-10 at 7:30pm- Batavia High School Presents: Chicago: High School Edition; BFAC Main Stage, tickets range from $12-$16. “Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie, after murdering a faithless lover, and another murderess, Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal.”
  • November 13 at 7pm – GMS 3rd and 4th Grade Concert; BFAC Main Stage, free of charge
  • November 14 at 8am – Dukane Student Leadership Conference; BFAC Black Box, free of charge
  • November 15 at 6:30pm- H.C. Storm 4th and 5th Grade Musical; BFAC Main Stage, free of charge
  • November 16 at 7:30pm – The World of Magic: Where a Dream Comes True; BFAC Main Stage, tickets range from $26-$36. “A lush production featuring high energy magic illusions and whimsical variety arts woven into a story of hope.”
  • November 24 & 25 at 2pm, November 24 at 7pm – The Fox Valley Nutcracker; BFAC Main Stage, tickets range from $31-$47
  • November 28 at 6:30pm – Kaleidoscope Concert; BFAC Main Stage, free of charge
  • November 29 at 5pm – BHS Football Banquet; BFAC Main Stage, free of charge

Batavia Fine Arts Centre
1399 W Wilson Street
Batavia, IL 60510

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