Theatre 121 produces quality theatre in McHenry County and northern Illinois. As a resident company of the Woodstock Opera House, we're a consolidation of two historic Woodstock theatre companies: TownSquare Players, Inc (TSP) and Woodstock Musical Theatre Company (WMTC). We run a 5 play season which includes musicals and plays as well as our Children's Summer Workshop, Tech Tribe (our technical theatre training program) and several side events in the community. As a resident company of the Woodstock Opera House, we're honoring the past and acting for the future.
THE CAST Sidney Bruhl: Matthew Schufreider Myra Bruhl: Emily Thompson Myra Bruhl U/S: Audrey Gniech Clifford Anderson: Ethan Sherman Helga ten Dorp: Nicole Lapas Porter Milgrim: Frank Dello
October 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 2021
Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? DEATHTRAP provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness, and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment. Artistic Director: Mike Frale TICKETS: Adult $29 A, $26 B Seating Student & Seniors $27 A, $24 B Seating
THE CAST DYLAN THOMAS: Buddy KELSEY BENNETT: Jovie TRAVIS GREUEL: Walter Hobbs JORDAN RAKITTKE: Emily Hobbs BRODY TYNER: Michael Hobbs DAVID GASIOR: Santa Claus, Mr. Greenway SAVANNAH THOMAS: Deb AARON GOMEZ: Macy’s Store Manager, Elf, Ensemble BRENDAN GAUGHAN: Matthews, Macy’s Santa, Elf JESSICA FALCO: Sam, Elf, Ensemble AMANDA HAUGK: Charlotte, Elf, Ensemble GUS CALHOUN: Charlie, Ensemble KENZIE PARRY: Tiera Elf, Customer GEOFFREY LINDOW: Policeman, Elf, Ensemble TONY RAKITTKE: Policeman, Elf, Ensemble KELSEY WAUGHON: Elf, Mother, Ensemble COREY ATKINSON: Elf, Ensemble BRADEN CROTHERS: Elf, Ensemble MAYTE GUALDRON: Elf, Ensemble ADDYSON REBMAN: Elf, Ensemble
November 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28* & December 3, 4, 5, 2021 Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays 2:00 PM Additional Saturday matinees at 2:00 PM on Nov. 27 & Dec. 4 *Sunday, November 28 Performance is at 4:00 PM (after the Christmas Parade)
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Artistic Director: Roger Zawacki Vocal Director/Pit Conductor: Alayna DeVar Choreographer: Bridget Kuehnert
TICKETS: Adult $29 A, $26 B Seating Student & Seniors $27 A, $24 B Seating