About BOOK OFFER!: The Business of Passion
A special look back at the first ten years of Illinois' largest summer theatre festival, from its humble roots in a church basement to its 100th production. The road that Festival 56 has taken, and all of the dedicated people who have helped make it happen, makes for a remarkable tale of the arts coming alive in small town America!
About Festival Pass
A Festival Subscription includes one ticket to each of the festival's 2014 productions: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Sylvia, Oliver!, Boeing Boeing, Into the Woods, Love Loss and What I Wore, Rounding Third, There's a Christmas Tree in Terminal C! and, of course, As You Like It, this year's Shakespeare in the park. As a bonus, you will receive a ticket to the 2014 Season Preview, admissio to all of our late night cabarets and a 20% discount on tickets to our non-season concert series! Please note: Seat reservations must be made through the box office either in person or by phone, (815)-879-5656 x11. Box office opens May 5.
About Season Ticket
The Summer Subscription includes one ticket to each of the festival's summer shows: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Sylvia, Oliver!, Boeing Boeing, Into the Woods, and of course, As You Like It, this year's Shakespeare in the Park. As a bonus, you will receieve a ticket to our Season Preview cabaret! Please note: all seat reservations must be made through the box office, either by phone, (815)-879-5656 x11, or in person after May 5.
About RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women
Top-40 music from "Somone to Watch Over Me" to "I Will Survive." Women's own stories about finding dreams, lost love, relationships, gaining independence, and more, told in excerpts from 60+ hit songs. Move from the codependence of "I Will Follow Him" through the anger of "These Boots are Made for Walking" and finally to the strength of "Hero." For men and women alike, Respect is a must-see and must-hear!
Join Rose, June and Louise in their road trip across the United States during the 1920's as vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. "Let Me Entertain You," Everything's Coming Up Roses," "You Gotta Get a Gimmick" and of course, "Rose's Turn," The ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother!
About The Drowsy Chaperone
Winner of 5 Tony Awards! A modern, Jazz Age musical with one show-stopping song and dance number after another. Alone in his apartment, a man in a chair puts on his favorite record-the cast recording of a ficticious 1928 musical- and the recording comes to life! Two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, and an intoxicated chaperone provide an evening of mapcap delight. Hailed by New York magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical!"
About The Fox on the Fairway
A tribute to the great English farces of the 1930's and 1940's, The Fox on the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp that pulls the rug out from under the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top shenanigans, this furiously paced comedy recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. A charmingly zany adventure from Ken Ludwig, the author of Lend Me a Tenor, about love, life and man's eternal love affair with...golf!