CAROUSEL, LEGALLY BLOND, and More Set For Music Theater Works 2024 Season

Learn more about the lineup here!

By: Sep. 27, 2023
CAROUSEL, LEGALLY BLOND, and More Set For Music Theater Works 2024 Season

Music Theater Works has announced its 2024 season of productions at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd. The 2024 season launches with 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, March 7 – 31, 2024, followed by Carousel, August 8 – August 18, 2024, Production 3 - TBA, October 24 – November 17, 2024 and concludes with Legally Blonde: The Musical, December 19 – 29, 2024. Current season ticket holders may renew for the 2024 season through October 19. Public subscription sales begin Friday, Oct. 20 at 12 p.m. and single tickets for 2024 productions go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024 at 12 p.m. For more information go to MusicTheaterWorks.com. 

The Music Theater Works 2024 Season includes:

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

March 7 - March 31, 2024

Music and Lyrics by William Finn

Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Directed and Choreographed by Christopher Pazdernik

Music Directed by Michael McBride

North Theatre at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 

9501 Skokie Blvd

Preview: Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Press Opening: Friday, March 8, 2024 at 7 p.m.

Performance Schedule: Wednesdays at 2 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., with additional performances on Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m. and Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Adult Only Performances (ages 18+): Saturday, March 23 and March 30 at 7 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $19.50 - $106

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has won the hearts of theatergoers across the country with its mix of wit, wills, and audience participation. Join this group of unique and dedicated students as they compete for the spelling bee championship that celebrates the pursuit of the ultimate prize while finding the joy of being oneself.

Carousel

August 8 – 18, 2024

Music by Richard Rodgers

Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Directed by Sasha Gerritson

Music Directed by Michael McBride

Choreographed by Andrew Waters

Center Theatre at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts In Skokie, 

9501 Skokie Blvd

Preview: Thursday, August 8, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Press Opening: Friday, August 9, 2024 at 7 p.m.

Performance Schedule: Wednesdays at 2 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., with additional performances on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m.

Ticket Price: $19.50 - $106 

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel was voted best musical of the 20th Century by “Time Magazine.” Find out why this beloved musical that includes the songs “If I Loved You,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and “Soliloquy” has become one of the most powerful and moving classics in the Broadway canon. 

Production 3

October 24 – November 17, 2024

Co-Directed and Choreographed by Producing Director Kyle A. Dougan and Lexie Bailey

Music Directed by Linda Madonia

North Theatre at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts In Skokie, 

9501 Skokie Blvd

Preview: Thursday, October 24, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Press Opening: Friday, Oct. 25, 2024 at 7 p.m.

Performance Schedule: Wednesdays at 2 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $19.50 - $106

Production 3 will be announced October 16, 2023.

Legally Blonde: The Musical

December 19 - December 29, 2024

Lyrics and Music by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Written by Heather Hach

Directed by Sasha Gerritson

Music Directed by Michael McBride

Choreographed by MollyAnne Nunn

Center Theatre at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts In Skokie, 

9501 Skokie Blvd

Preview: Thursday, December 19, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Press Opening: Friday, Dec. 20, 2024 at 7 p.m.

Performance Schedule: Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., with additional performances on Thursday, December 26 at 2:00 p.m. and Friday, December 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $19.50 - $106

This much fun should be illegal! Legally Blonde: The Musical, based on the cult classic film, shares the story of Elle Woods and her faithful pup, Bruiser on their journey from  Southern California roots to the hallowed halls of Harvard Law School. Join Elle as she learns life’s important lessons on the subjects of love, friendship, the law, and self-respect.


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