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Monty Python's Spamalot

July 26th at 7pm; July 27 at 3pm and 7pm; July 28 at 2pm - ONE WEEKEND ONLY!

"Tis but a scratch!"

Join us in England Finland the Mainstage for this hilarious musical-comedy inspired by the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"! Killer rabbits, Black Knights, French people?!, and lots of silliness in Camelot await you this summer!

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

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Registration Now Open!

TWS Studio Information

TWS Studio is a three-week theatre class that serves as an introduction to The Theatre of Western Springs. We will use exercises and improvisation to work on basic acting concepts and then apply them to scenes and monologues which you will present on stage for friends and family during your final class session. Interested students will also work on short songs and a group number! We will also let you know how things work at TWS in terms of volunteering, casting, and anything else we can think of. Anyone 18 or older can register and all levels of experience are welcome. -- Participants NOT interested in performing will be introduced to several technical areas of the theatre and work “backstage” for the final presentation. Non-Actors will have a different schedule to be worked out with the instructor.

You must be 18 years old or older to enroll.


ACTORS – We’d like you to attend all sessions. Sessions 1, 3, 9, and 11 are mandatory. You can miss up to two of the remaining sessions.

NON-ACTORS – Sessions 1, 3, 9, & 11 are mandatory. The rest of your schedule will be worked out with the instructor.

1. Tue 8/6, 7 pm-10 pm *

2. Thurs 8/8, 7 pm-10 pm

3. Sun 8/11, 12noon-2 pm (tech tour) *

4. Tue 8/13, 7 pm-10 pm

5. Thu 8/15 7 pm-10 pm

6. Sat 8/17 1 pm-4 pm

7. Sun 8/18 1 pm-4 pm

8. Tue 8/20 7 pm-10 pm

9. Thurs 8/22 7 pm-10 pm *

10. Fri 8/23 7 pm-10:30 pm (you have the space to rehearse if you want!)

11. Sat 8/24 3 pm-8 pm (run thru in space, presentation at 6 pm, reception to follow) *


Studio costs $136, which includes a TWS 6-play subscription, upon completion of the class you will be eligible to be cast in TWS shows.

For more information, please call Maureen at 708-246-4043 or email

Register Now for Studio!

Here are a few cast and crew photos from some recent Studios and productions. Come get in on the act!

The Children's Theatre runs after-school programming from September thru April for students in grades K-12. Our classes are either 1- or 2-hours long and focused on Acting, Musical Theatre, Improv, Technical Theatre, or other specialty content that our teachers devise! We aim to teach positive communication, collaboration skills, and critical thinking through the lens of theatre. Additionally, teachers at CTWS have other opportunities to work on our productions each semester and during our summer camp season.
If you are interested in teaching at the Children's Theatre, contact Nick Corpora Brandt, Children's Theatre Director, at, with the following information:
  • Resume detailing theatrical and/or educational work
  • Letter describing what types of classes you would like to teach, what age groups you'd like to work with, and why you're interested in teaching with us
  • 2 references that can be contacted

Murder On The Orient Express

May 30 - June 9, 2024

Lou & Nancy Schauer Mainstage Theatre

Agatha Christie’s greatest detective’s most thrilling case! A tycoon is murdered on the world’s most luxurious train. Isolated with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on Hercule Poirot to find the murderer before they strike again!

•American Sign Language interpreted performance - Saturday, June 8 at 2:30 pm (Please call the box office to obtain tickets. 708-246-3380)





Hercule Poirot                      Tim Feeney of Downers Grove

Monssieur Bouc                   Joe Mills of Westchester

Mary Debenham                 Beth DiMarco of Brookfield

Hector MacQueen               Dean Papadopoulos of Orland Park

Michel the Conductor         Chad Hamilton of LaGrange Park

Princess Dragomiroff          Kathy Kusper of Hinsdale

Greta Ohlsson                      Stephanie Williams of Brookfield

Countess Andrenyi             Christy Wielosinski of Lyons

Helen Hubbard                   Cheryle McKay of Oak Brook

Colonel Arbuthnot              KC Driscoll of LaGrange Park

Samuel Rachett                   Rich Kropp of Roselle



Director – Greg Kolack of Elmhurst

Stage Manager – Sharon Sobotka of Hinsdale

Assistant Stage Manager – Ann Serafin of Chicago

Assistant Stage Manager – Kathleen Campbell of Brookfield

Costumes and Make-up – Lori D’Asta of La Grange and Peggy Carlson of La Grange

Dialect Coach - Andrew Pond of Chicago

Dramaturg – Mike Huth of LaGrange Park

Lights – Benton Bullwinkel of Lemont

Props – Gina Palmer of Lombard and Kathi Campbell of Brookfield

Set Design – Imani McDaniel of Chicago

Set Construction – John Baderman of Hinsdale

Set Painting – Mary Kuhn of Naperville

Sound – Zoe Michaels of Lombard

Technical Director - Imani McDaniel of Chicago

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