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Mudlark Theater – Snow Queen – Starts Friday, January 20

A brand new adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s most fantastical fairy tale, The Snow Queen. In this world premiere production, you’ll journey through an enchanted land filled with angels, demons, and witches, as you witness the incredible power of love and friendship.

January 20-22, January 26-29
Directed by Andrew Biliter and Michael Miro
Noyes Street Theater

Get your tickets here

The Little Mermaid Auditions – Gibbs-Morrison Center – January 10

Audition for the Evanston Children’s Theatre Production of the Little Mermaid, Disney’s Classic Musical tale about a curious girl who will sacrifice anything for love.

Auditions are open to local children ages 8 to 8th grade.

Rehearsals are Tuesdays or Thursdays and Saturdays. No experience necessary, performances will be March 17 to 20 at the Levy Center.

Auditions will be held on January 10th at Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church Street, Evanston IL 60202 at 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM

Age: Children age 8 to 8th grade
Fee: $100 R/110 NR for those cast

For more information call 847-448-8263.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – Evanston Dance Ensemble – December 8-11


Evanston Dance Ensemble presents
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive

When the Evanston Dance Ensemble (EDE) first premiered its original story ballet adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s classic novel, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 2005, EDE founder and artistic director Béa Rashid referred to the show as “our alternative to The Nutcracker.” Much like that famous ballet, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has become EDE’s signature holiday performance, drawing audiences from throughout the Chicagoland area. With dancing snowflakes, leaping fauns, waltzing flowers, and animals prancing out a holiday polka, the production is a holiday feast for the whole family.

Thursday December 8 at 7:00PM
Friday December 9 at 7:00PM
Saturday December 10 at 1:00 and 4:00PM
Sunday December 11 at 1:00 and 4:00PM

$24 Adults
$16 Children, Students & Seniors
$15 for Thursday, December 8 (All Seats)

Purchase Tickets Here

Fallen Angels – etc. Music School – December 2-4

etc_fallen-angelsetc. Presents: ‘Fallen Angels’
Music and Lyrics by: Mike O’Mara
With Book by: Mike O’Mara, assisted by the Presents cast

A legendary world with ancient laws. A city in the clouds, with peasants below. When a daughter’s compassion marks her unwanted, it sets off a chain of events that will leave both the Angels of the sky and the Terrans on the surface forever changed. “Fallen Angels” weaves a magical tale around the very real-life issues of social justice, gender equality and the corruption of absolute power.

Show Location:
Rm. 213, 927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL. 60201

Show Dates/Times:
Fri., Dec. 2: 7 P.M.
Sat., Dec. 3: 2 P.M. and 7 P.M.
Sun., Dec. 4: 2 P.M.
<The show is approximately 120 min. in length.>

For more information, please visit etc. Music School website.

Summer Camp Registration Begins

While City of Evanston summer camp registration kicks off this year with a lottery from Feb. 5-22, 2013, that will assign slots using a computer-generated, random list of applicants, there are other programs beginning registration immediately.

The Musical Offering
“Windows into Music” camp for ages 5 – 8
DATES June 17 – 21 and June 24 – 28, 9am – noon
TEACHERS Jill Greenman and Jennifer McCabe
COST $195 + $10 registration fee (or $325 for two weeks)
This camp is a fun and positive musical experience that features singing, instrument play,
movement, stories, games and crafts. Children explore rhythm skills, solfege, basic note
reading, musical style and feeling, and beginning improvisation/composition. Materials and
a daily snack are provided. Each week ends with a final performance!

“Music Stars” camp for ages 9 – 17
DATES July 8 – 12 and July 15 – 19, 9am – 3pm
TEACHERS Sammi Block, Rebekah Cope, Jennifer McCabe and Rick Ferguson
COST $305 + $10 registration fee (or $525 for two weeks)
An all-inclusive collaborative musical experience for singers and instrumentalists. Each
week will have a different theme, with accompanying composition and group collaborative
elements. Campers will create a “show” to be performed the Friday night following camp in
our Madison concert venue. This camp will offer optimal flexibility for music making within
and outside of one’s instrument group. Non-traditional and traditional elements will be
fused, thereby creating something new, fresh and fun!

Admission to “Music Stars” camp by audition only – please contact Rick Ferguson
to schedule an audition or to register. mail@themusicaloffering.org
(847) 866-6260
Register now by contacting Rick Ferguson at mail@themusicaloffering.org.

Mudlark Theater
Four-week Drama Camp (ages 8-9)

  • Dive into the world of theater with four (or eight) weeks of fun, games, movement, and imagination. Campers will learn the basics of character and improvisation, along with a lot of goofy games and songs. Each 4-week session will conclude with a short performance.

One-week Camps (ages 10-14)

  • Acting and Improv
  • Mudlarkian Longform
  • Adapt Anything

Two-week Camps (ages 10-14)

  • Write it, Perform it
  • Sketch Comedy Bash
  • Scene Study

Three-week Camp (ages 10-14)

  • The Three Week Production: Shakespeare on the Ridge

All camps take place at:

Mudlark Theater Headquarters
First Congregational Church House
1417 Hinman
Evanston, IL 60201

See many more summer camps on our Summer Camps and Programs page.


Kwanzaa Events in Evanston – Dec 26

 Kwanzaa in Fountain Square Dec. 26 – A “Community Celebration of Kwanzaa” will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Fountain Square.

You’re invited to join friends and neighbors as the first day of Kwanzaa is celebrated right in the heart of downtown Evanston. The celebration will be hosted by Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and will feature music, songs and the traditional lighting of the Kinara and recitation of principles.

Fountain Square is located on Davis St. between Orrington and Sherman Avenues. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 847/448-8254.

“Merry Kwanzaa” Performance Dec 26 –  Awarding-winning playwright Gloria Bond Clunie’s play about four generations learning the meaning of love and unity and the power of faith will be performed at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. The play features a multi-generational and multi-racial cast of Evanston residents. Come early for the best seating; as last year the Center was filled to capacity!  847/448-8254.
Sponsor: Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, Evanston Recreation Division
Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St.
Day/Date/Time: Wed., Dec. 26 at 3pm
Admission: Free

More information at the City of Evanston website.

Teen Writing Workshop at NU

Northwestern University’s Purple Crayon Players is a conducting a playwriting and creative writing workshop for teens, based on their production of To Kill a Mockingbird. Sundays, May 6-27 plus June 2 performance. More information and applications available at http://groups.northwestern.edu/purplecrayonplayers/workshops.html.