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.
Theatre 121 and the Woodstock Opera House are committed to providing healthy and safe facilities for audiences, performers, and staff. Guests of Theatre 121 at the Woodstock Opera House are required to wear face coverings and present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or an appropriate negative COVID-19 test to attend performances. September 24, 2021 Dear Theatre 121 Family, Our Board and artists are thrilled to welcome you back to the historic Woodstock Opera House! In accordance with current CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines, along with all Broadway shows and more than 65 Chicagoland theatres, Theatre 121 is prioritizing the health and safety of our audiences, artists and staff. We know that our entire audience will never agree on exactly the right path forward, but we ask you to be patient and understanding as we work to responsibly return to live theatre. Effective October 1, 2021, with our opening of Deathtrap, guests to the Woodstock Opera House over the age of 12 will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status OR an appropriate negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours to attend performances. Exceptions to the above will be made for guests who are unable to be vaccinated and must provide proof of at least one of the following: •negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the start of the performance, or •negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken within 6 hours of the start of the performance (Tests must be administered by a medical professional, pharmacy or healthcare worker. Any version of a home rapid antigen test will not be accepted.) In addition, Theatre 121 will require all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks for all performances and events until further notice. Masks should properly cover the nose and mouth and be worn the entire duration of your visit. While we hope these restrictions aren’t necessary for very long, we expect them to be in place for at least the entire run of Deathtrap and Elf the Musical. Please remember that if you are the contact person for a group of ticket holders, we need you to share the news with your group. Please note that government mandates and venue protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination requirements (e.g., any related timing windows and acceptable type(s) of proof), may vary, and are subject to change, so it is important for you to check back at theatre121.org for the latest information and updates. Guests of Theatre 121 may present proof of vaccination or a negative test on paper or a smartphone. In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests 18 years or older must also present a valid ID, such as a driver’s license, student ID or passport. Guests under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements.
Guests of Theatre 121 who do not comply with these policies will be denied entry or asked to leave the theatre. If you feel you cannot follow these guidelines, please contact the Box Office at 815-338-5300 to discuss your options. We thank you for your patience and cooperation as we strive toward a safe return to full operations.
Coming this October!
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/Ensemble AARON GOMEZ: Macy’s Store Manager, Elf, Ensemble BRENDAN GAUGHAN: Matthews, Macy’s Santa, Elf CHRIS GRIFFIN: Chadwick 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 JD HARSHBARGER: Ensemble KELSEY WAUGHON: Mrs.Claus, Mother, Ensemble COREY ATKINSON: 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