Wilmette, IL

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Theater: Youth & Adult

Center for the Arts: Theater

Theater Artistic Director
Alison Dornheggen
Tel: 847-256-9694
Email: adornheggen@wilpark.org

All production-related questions should be directed to Alison Dornheggen. Questions regarding theater classes should be directed to Julie Nichols at 847-920-3927.

Upcoming Performances

Fall Production: Oliver!

Auditions for the fall production of OLIVER!
Directed by Kristen Williams

ADULTS: General auditions will be on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 18, between 7 and 10 p.m., with callbacks on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 20.  Please prepare 16 – 32 bars of a song in the style of the show and be prepared for cold readings. Please email your name, contact information and preferred audition time to auditions@wilpark.org.
CHILDREN: General auditions for Grade 6 & Up will be on Tuesday, Aug. 25, between 6:30 and 9 p.m. with callbacks on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 27. Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song that best shows off your voice (a cappella or with sheet music.) Please email your name, contact information and preferred audition time to auditions@wilpark.org.

*NOTE: Children who are cast in the Fall 2015 adult production of Oliver! will not be able to participate in the Fall 2015 Wilmette Children’s Theatre production due to conflicting rehearsal schedules.

Nov. 6 & 13, at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 7 & 14, at 7:30 p.m.; and Nov. 8 & 15, at 2 p.m.

Where: The Auditorium of the Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Rd., Wilmette.

Tickets are sold online and in person at the Community Recreation Center front desk. Questions? Call 847-256-9686.

Oliver! Is presented through special arrangement with Tams Witmark Music Library, Inc.

Wilmette Children's Theatre 2015-2016 Season click here

 Adult Community Theater 2015-2016 Season click here


For more information about auditions click here or contact Alison Dornheggen at adornheggen@wilpark.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.

Theater Staff

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.

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