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2017-2018 Season


 




The local high school drama teacher wrote his own version of Cinderella by combining the Princess’s tale with the story of Frankenstein, but the production is bombing: The Fairy Godmother wants to be called the Fairy Goshmother, three new stepsisters must be added to the cast, several actors quit, and the extras are fed up with being extras. When Dr. Frankenstein drops Cinderella’s brain and replaces it with a cat’s brain instead, this insane production changes beyond even the director’s recognition. This New Faces Production will feature our freshman and sophomore theatre artists, as well as juniors and seniors who have not appeared in a Mundelein Theatre mainstage production.


Directed by Jeff Harding


 


 
 
 
 Chicago Shakespeare Slam
(formerly know as Battle of the Bard)




sponsored by  
                                                                                 
  


Public Performance
November 16 at 6 pm
MHS Auditorium


Preliminary Bout
November 18
Senn Arts Magnet HS

Final Bout
December 11
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has created a high school Shakespeare slam uniting teams from 50 public, private and parochial schools from across the many neighborhoods of our city and collar counties. Eight MHS students form the Mundelein Theatre SLAM Team. Saturday workshops, after-school rehearsals and regional preliminary bouts culminate in the Finals Bout, held at the beautiful Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Three hundred high school students will perform scenes plus their own creative mash-ups from the canon in a slam-style arena. The program honors the unparalleled power of Shakespeare’s language when it is catalyzed by students’ imagination. Building a culture of community that spans the Chicago region, Chicago Shakespeare Slam celebrates Shakespeare’s capacity to speak to all.

Co-Directed by Mark Landuyt & Jonathan Meier






   



 
 
A company of players enacts Scheherazade's tales of love, lust, comedy, and dreams. Scheherazade's cliffhanger stories prevent her husband, the cruel ruler Shahryar, from murdering her, and after 1,001 nights, Shahryar is cured of his madness, and Scheherazade returns to her family. This adaptation offers a wonderful blend of the lesser-known tales from Arabian Nights with the recurring theme of how the magic of storytelling holds the power to change people. This production will be staged on our 200 seat onstage thrust configuration.

Directed by Jonathan Meier



 


February 8, 9 & 10 at 7:30 pm
February 9 at 3:45
(Friday Matinee Only $1 for MHS Students)

Rick Jacobs is a playwright with a wild imagination -- perhaps too wild. As his thoughts bounce between his frustrating love life and his play, the real people and the figments of his imagination come together and clash in hilarious combinations.

Directed by Jonathan Meier




 
 
 
Public Performances
March 15 & 16 at 7:30 pm

IHSA Sectional Competition
March 17 
 
The Mundelein Theatre 2018 Group Interpretation, The Perks of Being a Wallflower follows observant Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringe consume Charlie as well as the people around him. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and at times overwhelming aspects of growing up. 

Directed by Mark Landuyt



 
 
 
by Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil

April 26, 27 & 28 at 7:30 pm
April 28 at 2 pm
 
 

Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. This epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption is set against a nation in the throes of revolution, and features one of the most memorable scores of all time and some of the most memorable characters to ever grace the stage.


Directed by Jonathan Meier

 
 
 
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