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Oct. 19 - 29, 2023

Lou and Nancy Schauer Mainstage Theatre

Broadway's acclaimed musical farce! A crafty Roman slave struggles to win the hand of a courtesan for his master in exchange for freedom. Steven Sondheim’s side-splitting musical has "something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"

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Sept. 28 – Oct. 8, 2023

Mary Cattell Theatre

Power, money, and a new beginning are all at your fingertips; All it will cost you is absolutely everything! In this darkly comedic fable by Jen Silverman, a cunning devil meets his match in a loner who is immune to his charm. The other villagers may not be so lucky....

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Cuddy Banks             Jim LaPietra of Berwyn
Frank Thorney          RJ Cecott of Hickory Hills
Sir Arthur Banks      Jonathan Kraft of Oak Brook
Winnifred                  Kelli Horacek of Brookfield
Elizabeth Sawyer     Kathy Racine of Bolingbrook
Scratch                      Guy Sullivan of Roselle

Director – David M. Rodriguez of Lombard
Assistant Director – Haven Marginean of Hinsdale
Stage Manager – Dave Bremer of Western Springs
Assistant Stage Manager – Stephanie Williams of Brookfield
Assistant Stage Manager – Rachel Gilbert Mistretta of LaGrange Park
Box Office – Mary Ellen Schutt of Westmont
Costume Design – Janet Venzon of Downers Grove
Dance Choreographer – Joe Savino of Chicago
Dramaturg – Jennifer Torchia of Lombard
Hair and Make-up Design – Liliana Mitchell of Chicago
Hospitality – Joe Mills of Westchester
House Management – Mike Janke of Downers Grove
House Bar – Danny Parrott of Arlington Heights
Lighting Design – Mary Ellen Schutt of Westmont
Program Production – Mark MacLean of Willow Springs
Props and Set Dressing – Patricia Huth of LaGrange Park
Publicity – Ginny Richardson of Burr Ridge
Set Construction and Tech Direction – Imani McDaniel of River Grove
Set Design – Mike Huth of LaGrange Park
Set Painting – Mary Kuhn of Naperville
Sound Design – Jack Calvert of Western Springs
Tech Director – Imani McDaniel of River Grove


Accepting Resumes for Teaching Artists

Come join our team! CTWS is seeking Teaching Artists for our Spring 2023 semester (and beyond!). We offer everything for kids Kdg-12th. To see our current line-up, check out our classes here. We have been in our community for over 70+ years with a history of excellence in education. Classes are held in our working…
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Spring HSR: David Ives All in the Timing & Time Flies

March 17-19, 2023

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“All in the Timing & Time Flies” is a series of six individual short plays by creative playwright David Ives.  The plays offer a comedic, insightful, and reflective commentary on life through a set of unusual occurrences. Enjoy Ives’ wit and charm in the most intriguing of situations, as “All in the Timing & Time Flies” asks important questions like Could three monkeys write Hamlet? (Words, Words, Words.) Also includes Sure Thing, Long Ago and Far Away, The Green Hill, Bolero, and Captive Audience.  Recommended for ages 14 and older.


Spring Mainstage Musical: Seussical, Jr.

April 14-23, 2023

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Oh, the things you can think!

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical JR. is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird and a little boy with a big imagination—Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Recommended for all ages!


Past Productions

High School Rep Presents:


November 11-13, 2022

Welcome to Colchester, a small town where everybody knows each other and the pace of life allows the pursuit of love to take up as much space as it needs. Our tour guide is Suzanne, the town photographer, who lets us peek into her neighbors’ lives to catch glimpses of romance in all its stages of development. A play about love, nostalgia, the seasons, and how we learn to say goodbye. Almost Maine meets Our Town in this beautiful look at life and love.


Mainstage Musical: Newsies Jr
A show for all ages!

December 2-11, 2022

New York City, 1899. Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. But when the prices of “papes” are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but “open the gates and seize the day!” Led by charismatic Jack and independent, young newspaper reporter Katherine Plummer, the Newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World. Can a group of idealistic newsboys win against a foe as powerful as acclaimed publisher Joseph Pulitzer? Inspired by the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike, Newsies is an ebullient, joyful, and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice. With a funny, poignant book by Harvey Feirstein and stunning music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman -- including the show-stopping Seize the Day, power ballad “Santa Fe” and lovely new songs like Katherine’s “Watch What Happens -- Newsies is a classic with the power to inspire.

Interested in being a part of the cast or crew?

  • *UPDATED AS OF 11/16/22* Auditions for spring 2023 will be January 28/29- sign-ups for cast/crew coming soon!
  • There is no fee for participating in a show, it's included in your class registration.
  • Rehearsals for HSR are Tues/Wed 6-9, Sat 9-1.
  • Rehearsals for CTWS Musical are Tues 7-9, Wed 5:30-8:30, Sat 9-1.
  • Not all actors are called to all rehearsals.
  • Reminder after 3 on stage shows- students are required to serve on crew.

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