For the fourth year, TLP will transform the campus into Timber Lake Terror — The Haunted Experience at Timber Lake. This “all new” attraction combines a Haunted Trail, the Fun House, a Haunted House, an Escape Room and the Rocky Horror Picture Show into a month long attraction that performs every Saturday night. Click here for more information.
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Broadway veteran and star of TLP’s production of Man of LaMancha, William Michals, will be in concert on the Timber Lake Main Stage for a concert event on Saturday August 17th at 4pm.
The concert will consist of Michals singing from the American Songbook, as well as classic songs from some of the most recognizable musicals of the last 50 years! He will be accompanied by TLP’s Music Director, Michael McBride and a three piece band.
Tickets for the concert are $15 for TLP Subscribers and $20 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the TLP box office in person or by calling 815-244-2035 or by clicking here.
The concert runs approx 90 minutes.
When: Saturday August 17th at 4pm
Where: Timber Lake Playhouse Mainstage
‘Come for the Show, Stay for the Experience!!’
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Children’s Theatre Performance Workshops June 10 – 15 10:00 – 12:30 Kid Detectives $50 per student 1:00 – 3:30 PopStar Party $50 per student Performance – June 15 at 2:00
Kid Detectives (focus on acting): Calling all inspectors, detectives, and mystery-solvers! Something’s afoot at Timber Lake Playhouse and we need YOU to help us solve the mystery. Follow in the footsteps of Jada Jones, Nate the Great, Goldie Blox, Encyclopedia Brown, and the Boxcar Children to collect clues, follow suspicions, and draw conclusions. Saturday’s production will bring our showcase audience along on a mystery and help them figure out—WHODUNIT?
PopStar Party (focus on singing and dancing): Dancing with Timberlake, getting creative like Taylor, or belting out Bruno. Inspired by Kidz Bop, RadioDisney, and other avenues of kid-appropriate pop music, TLP teaching artists have been working with our young artists to adapt music from popular musicians to create unique and original dances for the stage. The week concludes with a performance of the music for families and friends.
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Have “Lunch With Ariel” on June 1 before the matinee performance of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Enjoy lunch and talk with Ariel while you get your picture taken with your favorite Princess. The menu includes Mac and Cheese, chicken fingers, chips, fruit and pastries.
Saturday, June 1 12:00 – 1:30
Tickets are $15 each (Purchase your tickets for the show separately)
Timber Lake Playhouse will host an Open House on Saturday morning from 10:00 am until noon. Tours of the theatre, backstage, the shops and living areas will be given by TLP Board Members. You’ll get to see the newly purchased barn and the Guest House, and take a stroll on the trails surrounding the campus. Hot dogs and chips will be served in the cafeteria at 11:30.
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MOUNT CARROLL – Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, opens its Magic Owl Children’s Theatre with Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In a Play!” on May 7 and continuing through May 11. Mo Willems, the author of the best-selling Elephant & Piggie books, brings you a rollicking celebration of friendship and fun in a colorful musical for children and their families.
With their backup trio the Squirelles, Gerald and Piggie sing, dance and laugh their way through a day where anything can happen. Join the “bestus friends” as, together, they tackle friendship’s big questions: What happens when two friends want to play with ONE toy? What DO you wear to a fancy party? And will ANYONE say “Banana?”
This musical experience, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books, will leave audiences doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all day long! In Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” an elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, “bestus” (a word Gerald and Piggie made up that means “very best”) friends, but Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She’s even happier and more excited than usual. That’s because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time. And so begins a day when anything is possible.
Filled with beloved characters and lively songs, Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” is a perfect way to introduce young people to theatre. This play was commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and was first produced at the Kennedy Center during the 2013–2014 season. The TLP production runs May 7, 8, 9, & 10 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm and May 11 at 11:00 am. All tickets are $6.00
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TIMBER LAKE PLAYHOUSE seeks the following positions for its 2019 Season. TLP is a professional Equity theater company who is looking for theater artists who have a passion for their craft, responsible, fun, energetic and who can work in a fast-paced environment. TLP hires Equity and Guest Artists and Designers on a single show contract throughout the summer as well as a company of non-equity actors to fill positions in our 16 member Resident Company. The Resident Company begins work in mid- to late-May and continues through mid-August. TLP Resident Company also includes production staff.
The shows for the 2019 Season include:
Little Mermaid (May 30th-June 19th), Noises Off(June 20th-30th), Into the Woods (July 5th-14th), Mamma Mia(July 18th-Aug 4th), Man of LaMancha(August 8th-18th), Steel Magnolias(August 22nd-Sept 1st) and Newsies(Sept 12th-22nd) and two children’s theatre production as a part of the Magic Owl Children’s Theatre.
Timber Lake Playhouse will begin auditioning/ interviewing for our 2019 Resident Company beginning in January of 2019.
Where TLP will be auditioning for our 2019 Guests and Resident Company:
A-1 Conference– January 17-20th- New York- www.a1auditions.com
Equity/Non-Equity Guest Contract auditions– February 1st- Chicago (You must request an appointment for this by emailing your pic/resume to email@example.com)
Illinois Theater Auditions– February 2nd- Chicago- www.illinoistheatre.org
Timber Lake Playhouse Local Auditions– February 3rd- These auditions will be held at Henry’s Double K at 834 S. Jackson in Mt. Carroll from 2:00 – 6:00. Contact TLP at firstname.lastname@example.org for an audition appointment. Prepare a song that best shows your vocal talent. Bring the sheet music for the accompanist. Auditions will not be allowed to be sung aca pella. Bring a headshot/resume if available. Auditions are for Adult Guest and Equity Artists, Adult Ensemble and Resident Company only. There are no roles for children in the 2019 Season. Watch our website for opportunities for teens (All Area Teen Show) and children (Jr. Show) this summer.
UPTA– February 7-11th – Memphis- www.upta.org
Midwest Theater Auditions– February 22-24th- St. Louis- www.webster.edu
*We will be auditioning/ interviewing performers and technical candidates at these events. Please visit the individual websites for registration info.
TLP’s Chicago Equity/ Non-Equity auditions will be by appointment only.
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Join us on The Deck after the Saturday night performances on June 23 and August 4 for the Company Cabaret.Members of the Resident Company will entertain in a cabaret-style setting.There is no charge for the Company Cabaret, but seating is limited.Reservations strongly encouraged – Contact the Box Office at (815) 244-2035 to reserve your table.Cash bar available.
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