Theatre

We offer several courses for you to learn about theatre including acting, character analysis, scene preparation, theatre design, scene construction, costuming and lighting. See descriptions of our theatre courses.


photo of Grease Cast
Pictured, first row, left to right, Monica Hauschild, Lara Bell, Patrick Wicklow, Jessica Oliver, Angelina Straus, Matthew Luccetti. and top row, left to right, Ariella Simandl, Jessica Santos, Ben Carver, Gary Mackowiak, Julius Alfaro, Nicholas Mule, Ethan Sherman, Liam Bell. Not pictured are: Peri Sindberg, Heidi Boring, William Boyd, Mary Beth Brown.

2017 Fall Play
"Grease"

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum- snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "Summer Nights," "You’re the One That I Want" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals.

Grease is directed by Jay Geller (Kildeer), with musical direction by Michael Hillstrom (Woodstock), choreography by Maggie McCord (Crystal Lake), set design by Thomas Kesling (Glenview), lighting design by Rick Amundsen (Woodstock), costume design by Kathy Brunke (Woodstock) and stage manager Kacie Swanson (Woodstock). The cast includes: Heidi Boring (McHenry), Monica Hauschild (McHenry), Patrick Wicklow, Mary Beth Brown (Woodstock), Liam Bell, Larisa Bell (Johnsburg), Peri Sindberg (Oakwood Hills), Ben Carver (Island Lake), Ariella Simandl (Wonder Lake), Angelina Straus (Harvard), Nicolas Mule, Ethan Sherman, Julius Alfaro (Huntley), Matthew Lucchetti, Jessica Oliver, Jessica Santos, William Bauer, and Gary Mackowiak (Crystal Lake).

Grease book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey | Directed by Jay Geller | Musical direction by Michael Hillstrom | Choreography by Maggie McCord

For more information, contact Jay Geller at (815) 455-8746 or jgeller@mchenry.edu.

Performances

October 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28,
November 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m.

October 22 and 29 at 2 p.m.


Select a poster and check out our past productions!

The Diviness
The Diviness
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance
of Being Earnest
Hair
Hair
future
Future
future
Future
future
Future
Do Black Patent LeatherShoes Rally Reflect Up?
Do Black Patent
Leather Shoes Rally
Reflect Up?
Lend Me a Tenor
Lend Me a Tenor
Everything in the Garden
Everything in
the Garden
The Butler Did It
"The Butler Did It"
Born Guilty
"Born Guilty"
Childrens Hour
Children's Hour
Reckless
Reckless
Table Manners
Table Manners
Company
Company
Lysistrata
Lysistrata
A Lie of the Mind
A Lie of the Mind
The Man Who Came to Dinner
The Man Who
Came to Dinner
The Wedding Singer
The Wedding Singer
Suburbia
Suburbia
Miss Firecracker Contest
Miss Firecracker
Contest
And Then There Were None
And Then
There Were None
Pippin
Pippin
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
columbinus
columnbinus
Almost, Maine
Almost, Maine
Cabaret
Cabaret
Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
Our Town
Our Town
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
Moon Over Buffalo
The Normal Heart
The Normal Heart
The Normal Heart
The Heidi Chronicles
The Heidi Chronicles
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Hot L Baltimore
Hot L Baltimore
God of Carnage
God of Carnage