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Jul 03, 12

Upcoming July Events

Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), northwestern Illinois’ non-profit professional summer theatre, is pleased to announce some exciting events that are coming up in July.

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the stage with exhilarating results. When Ren (played by Henry McGinniss) and his mother (Mount Carroll’s Susie Rogers) move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher (played by TLP alumni Karl Hamilton), determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score and several new songs written for the stage version, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. Footloose runs July 5th through 15th. Performances are at 7:30pm, Tuesday through Saturdays and there are 2pm matinees on Sundays and Wednesdays. New this season, there is also a Saturday matinee performance on opening weekends at 2pm. Tickets are selling fast and available through the box office during regular business hours, 11am – 6pm daily at  815-244-2035 or online by CLICKING HERE. Timber Lake Playhouse is located at 8215 Black Oak Road, Mount Carroll.


You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

“An average day in the life of Charlie Brown.” It really is just that, a day made up of little moments picked from all the memorable stories of Charlie Brown, from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, from his wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends including Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Sally and, of course, Snoopy. This beloved musical has been bringing the joyful spirit Charles Schultz’s Peanuts comic strip to families for over 40 years. Performances are approximately one hour long and are on July 10, 12, 13 & 14 at 2 pm and August 7, 9, 10 & 11 at 11 am. Tickets are $6 per person and available through the box office or online by CLICKING HERE.

Children and Teen Workshops

Saturday, July 14 from 10am-2pm TLP will hold the Children Day Camp. Child must have completed first grade and limit is age 12. Camp includes ticket to You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Cost is $25 per student.

Children will take classes from theatre professionals that include Acting, Props, Costumes and Scenic Design. They will be able to see the backstage process of a production, then watch a performance of the show they learned about throughout the day.

TLP will be holding its annual weeklong teen workshop July 16-20 for teens Ages 13-18. Classes include acting, dance, voice, writing and improvisation taught TLP Resident Actors. Classes will be held 10 am to 4pm daily. Lunches are provided. Cost is $125 per teen.

To register for a workshop or for more information, contact the box office at  815-244-2035 or visit to download registration forms.


5th Annual Gala Event

Saturday, July 21st, First State Bank of Shannon-Polo-Lake Carroll will be sponsoring TLP’s Annual Gala Fundraiser, Some Enchanted Evening, at the Lake Carroll Clubhouse. There will be a silent and live auction, an array of elegant hors d’oeuvres, special performances by company members and the announcement of the exciting 2013 season. Tickets are $50 each for regular tickets or $100 for a Special Starlight Table ticket that includes table seating beside a TLP actor. Tickets must be purchased by July 9 and are available at the Timber Lake Playhouse box office, at any First State Bank locations or online by CLICKING HERE, where you can also view the list of live auction items.


This program is partially supported by a grant for the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Production Sponsors are Kunes Country Auto Group and Compliance Signs.


Nov 12, 10

Our 50th Anniversary

The 2011 season marks Timber Lake Playhouse’s 50th anniversary season! Stay tuned for special features, reflections on our history, and exciting celebratory events that will make this season our best one yet.

Click here for information on our 2011 50th Anniversary season!

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