Theater: Youth & Adult
Center for the Arts: Theater
Theater Artistic Director
Starlight Theatre in Gillson Park's Wallace Bowl
Once Upon A Mattress
Performances: July 9 through July 25 (Thursdays-Fridays-Saturdays)
Shows start at 8 p.m.
Weather uncertain? Call 847-920-7949 after 6 p.m. on the day of the show for information. In case of inclement weather shows are cancelled and there are no raindates.
For more information about auditions contact Alison Dornheggen at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Theater Department offers acting classes for children and adults along with community theater performance experiences for adults and children. A summer musical is performed outdoors as part of the Starlight Theatre series in the Wallace Bowl at Gillson Park.
Wendy Avon has been teaching performing arts to children for more than 15 years. She is a graduate of Columbia College, where she studied theater and dance. She has acted in Chicago theatrical productions, professional films and commercials.
Alison Dornheggen has been working in the Chicago theatre community as an actor, director, fight choreographer and administrator for the past 15 years. She is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, where she majored in Acting and Directing. In 2008, she took a hiatus from Chicago to become the Graduate Theatre Fellow for the Arts Management program at American University in Washington, DC. She has worked with the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Oak Park Festival Theater, Caffeine Theatre, Steep Theatre Company, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, Women’s Theatre Alliance, 20% Theatre Company, The Factory Theater and greasy joan & co. She currently is an ensemble member, as well as marketing and development coordinator, for Babes With Blades Theatre Company, a female based theatre company which specializes in the art of stage combat.
Christine Kostuchowski received her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Performing Arts from Northeastern Illinois University. She has appeared in local community theater productions and has an extensive background in technical theater as a director, costumer, stage manager, and make-up consultant.