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About the Program

Glen Ellyn Theatre Company is a recreational theatre program that creates quality theatre programs with young actors. Cast members are children ranging in age from 7 to 18. Age-appropriate musicals, suitable for family viewing, are performed. Participants observe the process of producing a show from start to finish, learn songs and dance routines, create props, and more.


Seussical Jr. | Spring Production

About the Show

This season’s production, Seussical JR., is inspired by the one and only Dr. Seuss. The Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Auditions:

Offered on December 15 and December 16 at Main Street Recreation Center. Registration is required and can be completed online at gepark.org/register. There is no fee to audition.

Casting & Participation Fee:

All who are cast after auditions must pay a participation fee ($250 for residents, $275 for nonresidents) prior to the first rehearsal. Fee includes a t-shirt and cast party after the show.

Rehearsals:

January 5-March 10, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-8pm. Some actors may not be called every rehearsal and a call sheet will be sent out weekly. Additional Dance calls will take place January 22, February 5, and February 26 from 9am-12pm. Rehearsals are held at Main Street Recreation Center. Tech week will take place March 14-March 17 and will require all actors. A parent and all cast meeting will take place shortly after rehearsals begin.

Performances:

March 18, 19, and 20. Parents will be asked to volunteer for the production. Tickets will be sold at an additional cost and costumes will need to be provided by participants closer to the performances.


Past Performances

Annie Jr. | November 2021

Programs

Drama classes for children are available each season. Offerings includes auditioning workshops, acting classes and improvisation courses. View the Playbook or visit our online registration portal for current programs.


Questions?

For more information, email Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org or call (630) 942-7264.