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Upcoming Auditions
The Yellow Boat
2015 Teen Non Musical Production
By David Sar
Directed by Paula Nowak
Big Deal Productions is pleased to announce auditions for this beautiful piece of
theatre, The Yellow Boat. The story of The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of
a child's life, and the strength and courage of all children. This dramatization is
based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar's son, Benjamin, who was born
with congenital hemophilia, and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of complications.
A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin's buoyant imagination transformed his
physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful
drawings and paintings. Benjamin's remarkable voyage continues to touch
audiences around the world.
Auditions are open to all performers in grades 8 - 12, and will be held on
Wednesday, March 4 at the Community Arts Center. Callbacks will be held
on Thursday, March 5. Rehearsals for this production will be held on Monday
and Wednesday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. Cast members will be
responsible for securing appropriate footwear/tights/undergarments and
stage make-up for the show. Performances are scheduled for May 6, 7, 8
and 9 at 7:30 pm at the Community Arts Center. For more information on the
audition process, or to schedule your audition, please contact Jessi Hersman at
847.850.2152 or [email protected]
The Wizard of Oz
2015 Summer Musical
Directed by David Geinosky
Music Direction by Daniel Ermel
Choreographey by Annie Jo Ermel
Upcoming Performances
The Little Mermaid, Jr.
2015 Spring Children’s Theatre
Directed by Beverly Preuss
Music Direction by Cathy Glickman
Choreographed by Stephine Urban
Big Deal Productions is thrilled to present Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. for
our Spring 2015 Children’s Theatre production. In a magical underwater
kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home
(and her fins) behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy
her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince
the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been
seeking. Featuring Disney classics like Part of Your World and Under the Sea,
this show will be a treat for the whole family!
Performances will be held on April 23 and 24 at 7 pm, and April 25 and 26
at 3 pm at the Community Arts Center. Tickets will be available for purchase
at bigdealproductions.org starting on March 25. All tickets are $8 in advance
or $10 at the door. For more information, please contact Lindsay Grandt at
847.850.2132 or [email protected]
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Big Deal Productions is pleased to announce auditions for our 2015 Summer
Musical presentation of The Wizard of Oz. Auditions are open to all adult and
teen performers, as well as children ages 8 and up. Auditions will be held on
Monday, May 11 from 6 - 10 pm and on Saturday, May 16 from 9:30 am - 1
pm at the Community Arts Center. Children between the ages of 8 - 12 should
sign up for audition times between 7:30 - 8:30 pm on Monday, May 11 and
between 10 - 11:30 am on Saturday, May 18. Callbacks will be held in the
evening on Monday, May 18.
Auditions for this production will be reserved online at bigdealproductions.org
starting on Friday, April 10. Please prepare a musical theatre song and bring
sheet music (in the key you will sing it) or an accompaniment CD with your song
selection. Please dress comfortably and wear appropriate footwear for a dance
audition. Please note: Spaces are limited and filled on a first-come, first served
basis.
Rehearsals for this production will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings,
and Sunday afternoons (leads and some featured dance roles may be asked
to come in for some Wednesday evenings as well). Cast members will be
responsible for securing appropriate footwear/tights/undergarments and stage
make-up for the show. Performances are scheduled for the weekends of July
24 - 26 and July 31 - August 2. For more information, please contact Lindsay
Grandt at 847.850.2132 or [email protected]
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Artistry Movement Theatre Company
Music Theatre Studio
Come learn the necessary vocal and acting techniques to portray and create
uniquely memorable characters, while performing a song. This super fun and
informative class will have you ready for any musical audition in no time! (JH)
Directed by Stephanie Urban
Age: 11 years and up
Explore the art of storytelling through movement and dance in this company
class! While technical dance skills will be addressed, emphasis will be on
quality of movement, expression, creativity and storytelling. Dancers will have
the opportunity to work with Big Deal Productions’ choreographer, Stephanie
Urban, in this ensemble-based dance troupe. Previous dance experience is
preferred. Auditions will be held on March 10 at the Community Arts Center.
For more information, please contact Jessi Hersman at 847.850.2152 or
[email protected]
Audition Workshop - Yellow Boat
Take advantage of this opportunity to work with the director of The Yellow Boat,
Paula Nowak, before you audition. Feel prepared for your audition by getting
an opportunity to get words of advice, tips and suggestions from the director
and other production staff. For more information, please contact Jessi Hersman
at 847.850.2152 or [email protected]
Day Date
460824-01 Tues
Code
Day Date
460820-01 Thu
Apr 9 - June 11
Instructor: Spector
Mar 3
Instructor: Production Staff
Time
R/NR Fee
7 - 9 pm
$15/$22
Location: Community Arts Center
The Acting Studio
Time
R/NR Fee
6:30 - 7:30 pm
$90/$112
Location: Community Arts Center
Improv Extravaganza
Do you like performing for others and making up funny stories and characters on
the spot? If so, this is the class for you! Come join us as we learn the hilarious
art of improv through a wide variety of fun games and activities. (JH)
Code
Day
Date
Time
R/NR Fee
460821-01 6 - 8 years
Age Wed
Apr 9 - June 11
5 - 6 pm
$80/$96
460821-02 9 - 11 years
Wed
Apr 9 - June 11
6 - 7 pm
$80/$96
Instructor: Ellis
Grade: 6 - 12
Code
Age: 7 - 10 years
Location: Community Arts Center
Broadway Bash
This fun and exciting new course is for middle school and high school performers
looking to expand their overall knowledge of acting and theatre. We will
explore a wide variety of acting techniques and have a blast learning through
games and activities! This is a great self confidence builder and intro to improv,
scene work and the basics of acting. (JH)
Age: 11 - 18 years
Code
Day Date
460829-01 Thu
Private Acting Instruction
Big Deal Productions is excited to offer private acting instruction for actors on a
weekly basis, or in preparation for an upcoming audition. Children and adults
with all levels of experience are welcome. This is a wonderful opportunity to
learn more acting techniques in a one on one setting. Private Acting Instruction
is offered on a variety of different days and times. Lessons are $30 for a
half-hour session and $50 for a full hour session. Please call Jessi Hersman at
847.850.2152 for more information or to reserve a time for your individualized
acting session.
Apr 9 - June 11
Instructor: Preuss
Time
R/NR Fee
6:30 - 7:30 pm
$90/$112
Location: Community Arts Center
Showbiz Kids Club
Based off of our highly popular Showbiz Kids summer camp, this is the place to
be for kids who are ready to be a part of a real musical performance. Each star
will be cast in our musical review to be performed for friends and family the last
week of class. This session, we will be working on songs from Winnie the Pooh.
Students will also learn about set, costumes and props as they prepare for their
big show. This is your child's chance to build self confidence and be a star! (JH)
Age: 4 - 6 years
Code
Time
R/NR Fee
420801-01 Wed Apr 8 - June 10
Day Date
5 - 6:15 pm
$112/$140
420801-02 Thu
5 - 6:15 pm
$100/$120
Apr 10 - June 12
Instructor: Loftus
Location: Community Arts Center
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Adult Acting Techniques
Join us, as we jump into some of your favorite scenes from plays, movies, and
even TV shows. We will also learn a variety of techniques to help you become
a more confident actor or person. You will walk away from this class with an
understanding of many different ways to connect with your scripts. (JH)
Age: 18 years and up
Code
Day Date
410826-01 Thu
Apr 9 - June 11
Instructor: Nowak
Time
R/NR Fee
7 - 8:30 pm
$120/$150
Location: Community Arts Center
Technical Theatre
This brand new class offers training in many different technical aspects of theatre.
Taught by Mike Patrick, a very well known and highly talented staff member at
Big Deal Productions, you are bound to learn some amazing skills to help you
learn how to create the world of the theatre production. This class will focus on
developing a basic understanding on lighting, sound and set creation. There
will be a parent meeting from 7 - 7:30 pm on the first day of class, where more
information will also be distributed. (JH)
Age: 11 - 18 years
Code
Day Date
460827-01 Thu
Apr 9 - June 11
Instructor: Patrick Time
R/NR Fee
7 - 8:30 pm
$148/$186
Location: Community Arts Center
Touring Ensembles
Private Instruction
Voice Lessons
Your voice is your instrument. Discover the tools you need to develop it to
its maximum potential under the expert guidance of Beryl Bellows. Voice
lessons are not just for future Broadway stars and opera singers. Strengthen
your vocal mechanism, breathing and confidence in your own voice. Skills
learned in voice lessons can be used to offer a song as an original gift,
impress your friends on Karaoke night or even improve your diction and
projection for public speaking and presentations.
Voice lessons are offered at a variety of days and times. Lessons are
available for adults and children ages 10 and up. No previous music
experience is required. Lessons are $23 per half-hour session. For
information on availability and procedures, please call Lindsay Grandt at
847.850.2132.
Piano Lessons
Under the direction of Tamara Woodruff, the Buffalo Grove Park District
offers piano lessons at a variety of days and times. Children and adults
with all levels of experience are welcome, and no prior instruction in piano
or music is required. Lessons are $23 per half-hour session. Students may
need to purchase their own instruction books and music, typically less than
$25. Please call Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132 for more information
or to reserve the next available session.
Guitar Lessons
Presented by:
So you want to be a rock star? Start building your foundation right here
at the Buffalo Grove Park District with private guitar lessons. No previous
music experience is required. Private lessons are $23 per half hour and
are offered at a variety of days and times. For more information or to check
availability, please call Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132.
BG Singers Encore! is a group of talented men and women who travel the
Chicagoland area entertaining at corporate parties, benefits, libraries, festivals
and retirement homes. They have performed at such events as the Arlington
Million and Long Grove’s Strawberry Festival, and have sung the National
Anthem at both Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field. The group has a number
of programs in its repertoire, including one that features highlights from this year’s
BG Singers show, one that features songs from the 50s, and a holiday show
during the winter months.
For information on how to book this talented group for your next function, go
to bgencore.org or call Bruce Bohrer at 847.394.2797.
Advanced Theatre Company Troupe
The Advanced Theatre Company Troupe at Big Deal Productions is literally taking their show on the road! This group of highly trained young performers specialize
in the art of Playback Theatre, an improvisational form of theatre in which audience or group members tell a story from their lives and watch them enacted on the
spot. The group’s performances are perfect for school assemblies, youth group meetings, Scout troops, and so much more! The Advanced Theatre Company Troupe
is now accepting bookings for the upcoming season. For more information on booking this very special troupe for your next meeting or event, contact Jessi Hersman
at [email protected] or 847.850.2152.
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