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Timber Lake Playhouse – 2017 Season

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8215 Black Oak Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2035

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MARY POPPINS

June 1-11, 2017
Everyone’s favorite nanny takes the stage in this practically perfect, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances.
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. You
ng Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic, common sense and some memorable adventures, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft.

ALL AUDIENCES; approx 2.5 hours with intermission



AH, WILDERNESS!

June 15-24, 2017
Eugene O’Neill’s romantic coming-of-age comedy introduces us to the charming Miller family of seaside Connecticut. Among the generations is seventeen-year-old-son Richard, a young man feeling the rushes of desire and rebellion and dreaming of his life ahead. Relive the moments of youth when everything seems possible as the Millers celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in this valentine to the soul of the American family–a family of another time, with all the shenanigans, smiles and poignant memories that go with it. Chuck Smith (Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years) returns to direct this American masterpiece.
“A breath of fresh air…A miracle of sense and sensibility….Vividly alive.”- New York Post

Mild Adult themes; Approx 2.5 hours plus intermission



EVITA
June 29-July 9, 2017
Told through Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice’s beloved score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, EVITA creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as Argentina’s mEVITA_Logoost famous First Lady, herself. Eva Peron’s legendary rise to power is the is the subject of this dynamic musical masterpiece. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a starlet at twenty-two, the president’s mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at thirty-three. Evita, “saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military,” has compelled audiences in this musical that’s become a classic since its premier.

Some Adult Themes; Approx 2:15


SCAPINO!

July 13-22, 2017
The play takes place around a dockside cafe in 1970s Naples, Italy, where the leading character, Scapino, devises a complex plot to help two pairs of lovers fight against parental

opposition that, it turns out, may not actually exist. Scapino is a rapscallion, a fast-talking, quick-thinking scamp who cleverly manipulates and cajoles everyone into doing what Scapino intends them to do. Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale have created a non-stop comedy with slapstick, acrobatics and burlesque, and although ”Scapino” is not a musical, it is punctuated with songs that give the evening a zany and magical feel.

Some bawdy comedy; Approx 2 hours


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
CAROUSEL

July 27-August 6, 2017
Time magazine called Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel the best musical of the 20th century. Carousel LogoExperience the show that has captivated audiences around the world with its powerful story of Julie, an innocent, young millworker, and Billy, the swaggering carousel barker she falls in love with.  Losing his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant, Billy, desperate to provide a decent life for his family, is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. 15 years later, Billy is given one final chance for redemption by delivering hope to the lonely, teenage daughter he never knew. Featuring songs like “If I Loved You,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “June is Busting Out All Over,” and some of the greatest dances ever created for the stage, it’s easy to see why, of all the shows they created, Carousel was Rodgers & Hammerstein’s personal favorite.

Some adult themes; Approx 2:30


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

August 10-20, 2017
Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, andLittle Shop Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular musical comedies in the world. From its first performance in Manhattan’s East Village 35 years ago, Little Shop … continued to grow, taking over LA, London, Japan, Peoria, Hollywood, Sweden, Bulgaria, Broadway and theatres across the nation.
Based on Roger Corman’s super fast, super creepy, super cult hit film, Little Shop of Horrors is the story of Seymour Krelborn, a lovesick clerk in Mushnik’s Skid Row Florist. He stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his beloved, ditzy coworker. Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and appetite, and he must choose between love, fame and saving the world.

Comedic violence, mild language; 2:00 plus intermission



May 2017

PUMP BOYS & DINETTESBuy Tickets Here
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May 5-7 & 12-14

The ‘Pump Boys’ sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the ‘Dinettes’, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway.


CHARLOTTE’S WEB – Timber Lake PlayhouseBuy Tickets Here
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Tuesday May 9 – Friday May 12 at 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling theatrical presentation. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will enchant audiences.
Tickets are $6.00 with a complimentary chaperone ticket for each 10 students.


Mount Carroll Sesquicentennial Tea Party

Sun, May 7, 1:30pm – 5:00pm

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Friends of the Mount Carroll District Library Sesquicentennial Tea Party Tea & coffee served with delectable finger sandwiches & delicious desserts Doors open at 1:30 Program at 2:00 Laura Keyes portrays Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Guests are encouraged to honor the Mount Carroll Sesquicentennial by wearing historic/vintage clothing

Tickets available at the Mount Carroll Library
Sponsor a Table for Four: $40.00
Individual Tickets: $10.00 per person
815-244-1751
The event will be held at the Mount Carroll Community House
101 N. Main

Tea cup treasures and heirloom crafts sale
All proceeds will be used to benefit the Library’s programming & restoration.


Bird Walk at Ingersoll Wetlands

May 13th & 2nd Saturday of each month

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Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge are holding a bird walk on April 8th from 9am-11am.

The walks take place the 2nd Saturday of each month April – October. Participants will meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Ingersoll Wetland Learning Center located on Riverview Rd between Thomson & Savanna. Registration is required so call the Refuge office at 815-273-2732 to make your reservation and for more information them on Facebook.


An Evening with Neil Diamond and ElvisBuy Tickets Here
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Saturday, May 20 at 7:00 pm

Experience the electricity and excitement in concert with the two original American Idols!! See the Legends of Love and Rock in a dynamic performance of the hits of Neil Diamond and Elvis Presley featuring Premier Tribute Artist Steve Richards!
Cash bar opens at 6:30. Tickets are $20.


Mount Carroll’s Farmer’s Market
PO Box 94
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2255

Saturday Mornings
May – October 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Fresh produce, baked goods, plants, hand-made crafts etc.


Big River Fest
Savanna, IL

May 20 & 21

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Big River Fest in Down Town Savanna on the Mississippi River! Two full days of Music, Film, Arts and Antiques!!!

MUSIC: The Iron Horse Festival is an entire weekend of live music, from rock to country with 15 bands on four stages! Andy Ross headlines the bill as he shoots a new music video and an episode for his new American Rebel TV Show. Other bands include country stars Orchard Fire, Lucky Tubb, The Gingers, Classical Blast, Jerry Wells, Cal Stage Band, Dirt Road Rockers, Stone Cold Moonshine, Battle of the Band winners Alborn Theory, up-and-coming country star Jacob Brice, and Daniel Stratman. Weekend Wristband: $10

FILM: Executive Producer Andrew Meyer will be screening two films he produced; Fried Green Tomatoes and The Breakfast Club. These screenings will be played at the Savanna Times Theatre and Mr. Meyer will be available for Q&A, meet and greet, and autographs after each screening. Tickets: $10.

ANTIQUE and ARTS FESTIVAL: TV celebrity and antique icon Frank Fritz will be attending this festival along with hundreds of vendors from antiques, crafts, repurposed items, and art. Admission is just $5!

The BIG RIVER RUN/WALK 5K: Save the VFWs, will kick off the festival at 10 am on Saturday, May 20. Entry fee is just $25 for an amazing T-shirt and $5 from every entry goes to VFWs in need in the tri-state area! Prizes for the top three finishers in this fun run/walk. Entry forms available at Vintage Radio gor by emailing wqudvintageradio@gmail.com.

The Savanna VFW 50/50 Raffle! Get tickets for $2 as the grand prize is already pushing towards $10,000 for the winner and another $10,000 to be split by the Savanna VFW, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and JDRF. Drawing will be at 3 pm on Sunday to wrap up the festival. Tickets are on sale at Sullivan’s Foods stores in Morrison, Savanna, Princeton (Illinois), Kewanee, and Stockton; the Savanna Station, participating Savanna businesses including the Block that Rocks on Main Street and at the Vintage Radio Station in Erie. Stay tuned for participating VFWs who will also be selling tickets.

** Proceeds will be benefiting St. Judes Children’s Hospital, Juvenile Diabetes Research (JDRF) and the Savanna VFW**


Mount Carroll’s Mayfest
PO Box 94
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2255

Memorial Day Weekend May 26th, 27th, and 28th 2017

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Join us for MayFest!

Music, arts & crafts, etc..



Trailside Inn & Timber Lake Special

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map-buttonTrailside Inn
21-78 Lake Carroll Blvd
Lake Carroll, Illinois 61046
815-493-8484

http://www.trailsideinc.com
tralside@aol.com

 

STAY & PLAY at Trailside Inn – Lake Carroll this Summer!

 

STAY in one of our comfortable rooms.

PLAY at our beautiful 18 hole miniature golf course.

See a wonderful PLAY at Timber Lake Playhouse.

 

Receive one overnight stay, two rounds of mini golf, and two Timber Lake Theatre tickets!

All for only $119.00

 

Terms: Available Sun,Tues, Weds & Thurs only

Performances are June 4, 2015 – Aug 23, 2015

Subject to availability.

 

Theatre

Savanna Times Theater

 

Savanna Times Theater
222 Main Street
Savanna, Illinois 61074map-button
815-273-0174

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The Savanna Times Theater is a comfortable twin theater with current release movies each week for both adults and children. Get away from the pressures of work to relax and enjoy the latest comedy and adventures from Hollywood at the Savanna Times Theater. You deserve a break today to let your mind rest with the best in entertainment you can find.

Admission:
         Adult: $5.00 
         Child: $4.00 
        Senior: $4.00
     Wednesday: $4.00 (Bargain Night)
Sunday Matinee: $4.00 (2:00 PM)

map-buttonTimber Lake Playhouse
8215 Black Oak Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2035

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Timber Lake Playhouse is Illinois’ oldest professional summer stock theatre. In 1961, Timber Lake Playhouse was established as a professional, non-profit summer theatre company. The mission of Timber Lake Playhouse is to provide the best expression of theater arts to the regional community by presenting creative works that entertain and inspire.

The Campus
The current theatre building, erected after a fire destroyed the original wooden-frame structure in 1974, houses a 45′ wide semi-thrust revolving stage and 371 fixed seats. The property is also home to 14 other buildings used for costumes, scenic and paint shops, food service and housing for the company. The unique layout of facilities allows the Playhouse to present work on a much larger scale than many summer theatre companies.

Since it’s first opening night on June 28, 1962, the Playhouse has presented more than 350 plays and musicals and nearly 4,000 performances. TLP presents a challenging combination of material each year: a mix of large-scale musicals, new plays, and contemporary classics. The theatre hosts annual educational workshops for children and teens in conjunction with the Magic Owl Children’s Theatre’s productions of plays and musicals for young people and their families. Every August, Timber Lake also hosts week-long developmental workshops of new plays and musicals as part of its commitment to the future of American theatre.

The Resident Company
The Resident Company consists of 35 – 40 performers, technicians and musicians selected by interviews and auditions in cities across the country. Numerous guest performers, directors and choreographers supplement the resident company each season.

Reputation for Excellence
Timber Lake is proud of its national reputation for excellence as a professional summer stock theatre. The theatre has served as launch pad for theatre artists of all kinds who have gone on to excellence in film, television, on Broadway and stages all over the world.


Timber Lake Playhouse Schedule

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8215 Black Oak Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2035

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info@timberlakeplayhouse.org

josephJOSEPH and the AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
June 5-15
 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable in a new production directed and choreographed by Executive Director James Beaudry. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to 60s  pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

inspector-callsAN INSPECTOR CALLS
June 19-28
 “That was the police. A girl has just died–on her way to the infirmary.”  J. B. Priestley’s legendary ghost story occurs in an English industrial city, where a respectable British family is subject to a routine inquiry in connection with a young girl’s death. Interrupting a party in 1912, when everyone still believed the Titanic was unsinkable, an inspector calls to interrogate the family. During the course of his questioning, all members of the group are implicated lightly or deeply in the girl’s undoing. The inspector’s startling revelations turn the play from a “who done it” into a “who did what?” and a “who didn’t stop it?” “Spectacular, dazzling and clever–a potent play for today,” AN INSPECTOR CALLS had been described as,  “compulsory for anybody who loves the theatre… It should also be high on the list for those who visit theatres occasionally and want to be sure of a safe, enjoyable night out with some real surprises.” Directed by CHUCK SMITH

young-frankensteinYOUNG FRANKENSTEIN The New Mel Brooks Musical
July 3-13
 IT’S ALIVE! Based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy masterpiece, the story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. Together with his oddly shaped and endearing helper Igor (that’s Eye-gor), his curvaceous lab assistant Inga, and in spite of his incredibly self-involved madcap fiancé Elizabeth, Frankenstein succeeds in creating a monster — but not without scary and quite often hilarious complications. With memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ On The Ritz,”  The New MEL BROOKS Musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment…and the only place you’ll witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo ever made. Directed by BRAD LYONS with choreography by CAMERON TURNER

rumorsNeil Simon’s RUMORS
July 17-26 
From the writer of The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park and the Pulitzer Prize winning Lost In Yonkers comes this Tony Winning comedy set firmly in the late 1980s. At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. Directed by SCOTT WEINSTEIN

les-misLES MISÉRABLES
July 31-August 10
 This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption. Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISÉRABLES packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The show overflows with melodies that are already standards, but, it is its powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made LES MISÉRABLES a popular masterpiece. Directed by MATTHEW TEAGUE MILLER

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SHOUT! The Mod Musical
August 14-24
 SHOUT! features terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as “Those Were The Days,” “Wishin’ & Hopin’,” “To Sir With Love,” “Downtown,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Goldfinger” and the title song. SHOUT! travels in time from 1960 to 1970 chronicling five women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, and Cilla Black, were independent women with major careers, English and American women were redefining themselves in the face of changing times. SHOUT! reflects that through the unforgettable music of the time. With a shimmy and shake, the songs in this delightful musical resonate with a timeless quality that appeals to every generation. Directed by COURTNEY CROUSE with choreography by JAMES BEAUDRY

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

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Saturday, April 12, 2014
Timber Lake Playhouse CASINO NIGHT at the SALOON at The Rafters in Lena, Illinois. Tickets for this exciting night are only $50 and include buffet dinner, entertainment, and $2000 worth of “play money” for use at gaming tables throughout the facilities. Tickets will go on sale this Friday! Look for more information soon.

Young Frankenstein Film

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Experience one of the funniest films ever made on the big screen!

One Night Only! Friday, May 2 at 7:00 pm

Tickets are only $10 Click here to purchase reserved seats

History repeats first as tragedy, then as farce, and that’s where Mel Brooks comes in, with the most artful of all his spoofs, filmed in glorious black-and-white and recreating in exacting detail the look of James Whale’s Universal originals. After years of trying to live down his family’s reputation, Gene Wilder’s “Dr. Fronk-en-steen” returns to the family castle and embraces his destiny: to succeed where his grandfather failed and build a better monster (Peter Boyle). He’s abetted in this effort by hunchback “Eyegor” (Marty Feldman) and peasant girl/new love interest Inga (Teri Garr); Cloris Leachman is delightfully creepy as the castle keeper Frau Blücher (cue horse whinny), and Madeline Kahn sizzles as Wilder’s jilted fiancée Elizabeth.

DIR/SCR Mel Brooks; SCR Gene Wilder, based on characters from the novel “Frankenstein” by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; PROD Michael Gruskoff. US, 1974, b&w, 106 min. RATED PG

 

Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music

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“IF YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A PART OF A MUSICAL, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!” ABC World News Tonight

Saturday, May 3 at 6:30 pm & Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 pm

All tickets are $15 and include a “fun bag” with props and a program. The entire event is 3 hrs and 30 minutes with the pre show costume contest and intermission. Concessions, beer and wine will be available. All children must have their own seat. No children under 6 please.

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Let’s start at the very beginning (a very good place to start)…

For those of you not yet converted, Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along!

The fun-filled show starts with a vocal warm-up led by the evening’s host, who also takes the audience through their complimentary ‘magic moments fun pack’, containing various props to be used at strategic points throughout the film.

Then of course there is the famous fancy-dress competition in which everyone who has come in costume is invited onto the stage to show off their fantastic tailoring skills. And the more venues we play, the more elaborate the costumes get. Previous entries have included:

  1. Nuns of both genders (including a pregnant nun!)
  2. Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
  3. A lonely Goatherd!
  4. A twenty strong hen party were joined together and completely covered in fake turf (the alps!)
  5. A man in a gold lycra catsuit (Ray a Drop of Golden Sun!)
  6. A man dressed in work overalls and a tool belt (Christopher Plumber)
  7. A gazebo!!
  8. A carburetor

So get those vocal chords warmed up, cut up those chintz curtains and hurry down for another dose of the international smash-hit sensation! It’s the perfect night out for families, friends, birthday celebrations, office outings family trips, or anyone who has ever shed a tear during ‘Edelweiss’! Book tickets early because this show sells out.

 

Magic Owl Children’s Theater

Summer 2014

Preseason Production

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May 7-10, 2014 at 10 am & 1 pm

All tickets $5, Available Now through the Box Office

Groups may book now by calling 815-244-2035, open 10:30 am-3:30 pm Monday through Friday!

 

Summer Production

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July 8, 10, 11 & 12 at 2 pm
August 5, 7, 8 & 9 at 11 am

All Tickets are $6, Available Now through the Box Office

Groups may book in advance by calling 815-244-2035, open 10:30 am-3:30 pm Monday through Friday!

 

Entertainment

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The communities of Carroll County feature a wide variety of entertaining recreational activities. Whether you enjoy dancing, live music, or theatre. So bring your sense of adventure, and cruise on into Carroll County to enjoy the entertaining things in life!