2022/2023  Season

Current & upcoming shows

The Fantasticks
August 26, 27, 28 September 1, 2, 3, 4  2022


Music by Harvey Schmidt
Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones

Directed by: Craig Gustafson

Music Directed by: Danny Kapidos

Choreographed by: Emily Brooks

"Try to remember the kind of September when love was an ember about to billow".  

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.” The story is based on a play called “Les Romanesques,” by Edmond Rostand – Author of Cyrano de Bergerac. The Fantasticks’ original off-Broadway run lasted 42 years and ran for a total of 17,162 performances.

The Fantasticks is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

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October 2022

We are proud to bring the New Works Festival to Winnetka once again. This year we will be featuring nine short never before produced plays, each ten minutes long with a focus on what happens in "THE LIVING ROOM".  A cash prize for the Audience Favorite and the Jury award will be awarded at the conclusion of the event. 

Want to know more about our annual Festival? Click here!

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December 2022

We are looking forward to polishing up the details on our Holiday production! We've got some great things under wraps and can't wait to dish about what we've been cooking up for the holiday season. Stay tuned...


More announcements coming soon