Ela Theater Company to Perform Once On This Island Jr., Little Shop of Horrors

Shows held July 26 through July 29.

Under the direction of volunteers Robin Kern, Mary Beth Euker, Dillon Dreiling and Bridget Euker, Ela Theater Company will perform Once On This Island Jr. on July 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. and Little Shop of Horrors on July 28 at 7 p.m. and July 29 at 2 p.m. at the Wauconda Performing Arts Center at Wauconda High School, 555 N. Main St., Wauconda.  

Once On This Island Jr. is a poignant story with a catchy Caribbean flavored score.   It is a feast for the heart, mind and soul!


Little Shop of Horrors is charming, tuneful, hilarious and affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies.


This is the sixth year that Mrs. Kern and Mrs. Euker have directed the Ela Theater Company.  Auditions were held in April 2012.  In Once On This Island Jr., the part of Ti Moune is played by Kaleigh Heisterkamp and Daniel Beauxhomme is played by Griffin Brown.  In Little Shop of Horrors, the role of Seymour is played by Jason Miller, Audrey is played by Meg Grinde and Audrey II (the Plant) is played by Allie Sadler.  Over 100 children and young adults have roles in these productions!  Rehearsals began in early June and all involved have put in countless hours perfecting their performances.

Tickets are on sale now to the public.  The cost is $10 in advance and $12 at the door.  Please visit the Ela Theater ticket website for more information and an order form.  The deadline for pre-sale ticket orders is July 23 and the performances are expected to sell out.  

Ela Theater Company Inc. (ETC) creates and promotes opportunities for adults and children in Ela Township to partake in all aspects of professional quality productions.

Its vision is to reach beyond the time spent in the theater, adding lasting values to the quality of life for both the individuals involved and the community in which we live.

Lead Follow or Get Out of the Way July 17, 2012 at 06:24 PM
I wonder why are they doing their performances at Wauconda HS?? Seems sort of crazy when we have a place right here in town. I guess the Performing Arts Center at LZHS here in town is all booked?
HH July 18, 2012 at 02:15 PM
The LZ PAC performs routine maintenance and cleaning for much of the summer and is typically unavailable for the Ela Theater Company performances.
Lead Follow or Get Out of the Way July 18, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Huh? So does that mean your place is closed all summer? It's too bad we're giving money to the Wauconda School District. I wonder how they are able to be open in the summer? Too bad you couldn't rearrange the maintenance and cleaning so our kids could perform in our theater.


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