JOSEPH 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.
AN 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 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
Neil 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
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
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
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
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
“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.
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:
- Nuns of both genders (including a pregnant nun!)
- Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
- A lonely Goatherd!
- A twenty strong hen party were joined together and completely covered in fake turf (the alps!)
- A man in a gold lycra catsuit (Ray a Drop of Golden Sun!)
- A man dressed in work overalls and a tool belt (Christopher Plumber)
- A gazebo!!
- 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
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!
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!