Music Theater Works announces 2022 season in Illinois
Music Theater Works announced the 2022 season, opening with “LA CAGE AUX FOLLES” by Jerry Herman (March 10, 2022 – April 3, 2022) with Joshua Eads Brown (AKA Ginger Minj) from “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, followed by ” DISNEY’S LA PETITE SIRÃNE “(June 2, 2022 – June 22, 2022),” ZORRO: THE MUSICAL “(August 11, 2022 – August 21, 2022),” CAMELOT “(October 30, 2022 – November 13, 2022), and” LE NOL BLANC D ‘Irving Berlin’ (December 15, 2022 – January 1, 2023).
A word from the artistic director of production, Kyle A. Dougan: “Our 2022 season will put us back on the path of expanded programming and more ambitious artistic efforts to provide our audiences with ‘good music’ and ‘great theater’. . I look forward to sharing our exciting season with our community. “
Music Theater Workuvres Presents “LA CAGE AUX FOLLES”
Music Theater Works will present “La Cage Aux Folles” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) at the North Theater from March 10, 2022 to April 3, 2022.
About the show:
Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and recently Best Cover of a Musical, “La Cage Aux Folles” is an evening full of laughs! Based on the hit French farce that also inspired Hollywood’s The Birdcage, this Broadway smash has a hilarious book by Harvey Fierstein and a score by the king of the show tunes, Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly! And Mame).
We will transform the theater into the elegant Saint-Tropez nightclub of La Cage, with an on-stage bar and surprises lurking around every turn. And when the future in-laws of a non-traditional family come for a visit, the truth comes out in the wildest ways!
With Joshua Eads Brown (aka Ginger Minj), headliner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and with costumes from Project Runway designer Justin LeBlanc, it’s an event not to be missed!
Music Theater Works presents “DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID”
Music Theater Works will present “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” at the North Shore Center for The Performing Arts in Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) at the North Theater from June 2, 2022 to June 26, 2022.
About the show:
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic Disney animated film, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” is a classic and beautiful love story for the whole family. With music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a fascinating book by Doug Wright, this Broadway gem will captivate your heart with its irresistible favorite songs, including “Under the Sea “,” Kiss the Girl “and” Part of Your World “.
From the moment you step into the theater, this immersive production will make you feel like you are part of Ariel’s world. When she disobeys her father, King Triton, and makes a deal with the evil witch Ursula, Ariel believes her dreams have come true. But when the market isn’t what it seems, Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Fold the Fish, Port the Seagull and Sebastian the Crab to save her true love and restore order under the sea. .
Music Theater Works presents “ZORRO: THE MUSICAL”
Music Theater Works will present “Zorro: The Musical” at the North Shore Center for The Performing Arts in Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) at the Center Theater from August 11, 2022 to August 21, 2022.
About the show:
Prepare for extraordinary aerial acrobatics, spectacular swordfights and incredible theater magic as Music Theater Works tells the story of the legendary swordsman and defender of justice in “Zorro: The Musical”.
Zorro has captured the imaginations of millions of people for over a century, in books, films and on television. He now takes the stage in an original and thrilling musical. Don Diego de la Vega, a wealthy caballero, leads a double life as a masked hero entangled in adventure and romance, struggling to protect his people from tyranny and win the love of the beautiful Luisa.
In association with Ensemble EspaÃ±ol, this regional premiere is an unforgettable and action-packed experience, with dazzling choreography and a captivating flamenco-based score by international pop sensations, Gipsy Kings!
Music Theater Works presents “CAMELOT”
Music Theater Works will present “Camelot” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) at the North Theater from October 20, 2022 to November 13, 2022.
About the show:
Join us as we tell the enduring legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table in Lerner and Loewe’s “Camelot”. Based on TH White’s novel “The Once and Future King,” this four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway classic filled with chivalry, passion, pageantry and betrayal.
Music Theater Works brings this medieval love triangle to the theater stage with a remarkable cast and beloved score that includes timeless songs such as “If Ever I Would Leave You”, “Camelot”, “C’est Moi” and “How to Handle a Woman”.
Follow King Arthur’s most loyal knight, Sir Lancelot, falls in love with the beautiful Queen Guinevere, and together they give in to their passion. Will this betrayal destroy Camelot and everything it stands for? This intimate new production promises to give “Camelot” a new and exciting life!
Music Theater Works presents “Irving Berlin’S WHITE CHRISTMAS”
Music Theater Works will present “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) at the Center Theater from December 15, 2022 to January 1, 2023.
About the show:
Based on the heartwarming classic film, âIrving Berlin’s White Christmasâ is a vacation favorite for the whole family. With a sparkling new book from David Ives and Paul Blake, the musical delight features classic Berlin songs such as “Blue Skies”, “I Love a Piano”, “How Deep is the Ocean” and of course the eternal holiday favorite. , “White Christmas.”
“Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” follows WWII veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, who have a successful song and dance number. They follow a duo of sisters-in-law singing on their way to a Christmas performance and meet at the Vermont Inn owned by their former Army Commander, General Waverly.
When Bob and Phil find out that the General’s Inn has been having a hard time, they decide to put on a big show to draw in business. But will romance and misunderstandings stop the performance? Join us this holiday season when this classic Christmas story unfolds with unforgettable songs and happy dancing!
Ticket prices range from $ 39 to $ 106 and tickets for guests 25 and under are half price.
Box office: (847) 673-6300
HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES
ALL GUESTS will be required to wear a face mask regardless of their immunization status and present their photo ID with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with an approved vaccine.
Please visit https://www.musictheaterworks.com/health-safety-procedures/ for more information.