Happy summer break to all of our Grant Park patrons! Having just returned from vacation (and back in the saddle!), I received some great news from Ms. Carol Cademartori about the new Grant Park Drama Club’s opening performances. The information is as follows:
I hope you are having a great summer! I wanted to let you all know of a spectacular event taking place August 4 – 6. The Drama Club directors and Drama Club alumni are putting on the Broadway musical “Chicago” as a fundraiser for the Middle School and High School Drama Clubs. This event is free! Donations will be accepted. We will also be having a silent auction and raffles starting one hour before each performance! We have some great items donated already, ranging from hand-made quilts to a free dinner and ride for two at Balmoral Race Track to famous athletes’ signatures. We have, crossing our fingers, on it’s way a signed note from actor Jeff Goldblum thanking you for supporting our drama club! We have free golf outings!. There’s something for everyone! All proceeds will go directly to this year’s musicals: “Aladdin” and “West Side Story”.
I hope you all can make it! Actors in the play include Carol Cademartori, Amanda (Wilkening) Litton, Nick McCraw, Heidi McCraw, Hollie Dulin, Julia Wade, Tyler Williamson, Josh Junker, Brett Buttle, Stephanie Plakas, Nick Plakas, Julia Hammerlund, Amanda Jadzak, Chris Goeltzer, and Weston McCraw. How great to have all these young people come back and give back to the Drama Club! We also got two assists from gentlemen who participate in the Kankakee Valley Theatre program.
August 3: Auction 6 p.m. Show 7 p.m.
August 4: Auction 6 p.m. Show 7 p.m.
August 5: Acution 1 p.m. Show 2 p.m.
Located in the Hamann Center
Also, this is a PG-13 play! Any children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. We do encourage our middle school and high school actors to attend so they can witness this classic musical and see the possibilities of theatre. However, we do not wish for anyone to feel uncomfortable with the adult material, so please be advised.
If you have any questions, please contact me, and please spread the word!