Actors Training Center Presents SNOOPY!!! The Musical at the Wilmette Theatre

The Actors Training Center (ATC) at the Wilmette Theatre kicks off its 2013-2014 season with a five-performance run of "Snoopy!!! The Musical", beginning Saturday October 19.

"SNOOPY" is based on Charles M. Schulz' beloved comic strip, "PEANUTS". The familiar characters and catchy tunes make "SNOOPY" the perfect show to open this year's series of Theatre for Young Audiences. It's recommended for ages 5 and up.

Jeff Award winner Janet Louer, the Musical Theatre director of ATC's Repertory Company directs the production. Claire Bigley is musical director.

Performances take place on Saturday Oct. 19, Sat Oct. 26, Sat Nov. 2 at10:00am, as well as Sunday Oct. 27 and Sunday Nov 3 at 4:00pm at the Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.

The ATC REP Company brings together the most talented young musical theatre actors who have proven themselves ready to handle professional level performances typically reserved for adult actors. The cast includes young actors from many of Chicago's Northern suburbs and includes Emma Flannery and Sophie Lieberman both of Wilmette, Nicole Karkasis of Lake Forest, Elita Ernsteen and Jacob Simon both of Deerfield, Seth Steinberg of Evanston and twin siblings Frankie and Gracie Nayman of Winnetka.

"The concept of young actors performing for young audiences was a goal of mine when I created ATC", says founder and artistic director, Carole Dibo.

For the young audience, ATC REP Company provided a unique opportunity to watch professional-level, Live Theatre. For the young actor, ATC provides professional-level, process-driven classes for children and teens of all ages, from kindergarten through 12th grade. ATC students, including adults, can take courses in acting, improve, physical theatre, on-camera and musical theatre. Need-based scholarships are also available.

Upcoming productions in the Theatre for Young Audiences season include "A Christmas Carol" as well as "The Little Mermaid", "The Little Princess", and "Little Women".

Tickets can be purchased on-line at or at the theatre box office.

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