Adult Productions

We welcome the experienced actor as well as the first timer! Playhouse 38 produces four adult productions per year, including both musicals and non-musicals.

Upcoming Shows

2017 Adult ProductionsAudition DatesPerformance Dates
It's a Wonderful Life (A Live Radio Play)
 
Travel back to the 1940's and be a part of the
live studio audience for a radio broadcast of this
holiday classic.
October 30 & November 1
5:00 - 7:00 pm
December 14 at 7:00 pm
December 15 at 7:00 pm
December 16 at 3:00 pm
December 16 at 7:00 pm
December 17 at 3:00 pm
Barefoot in the Park
 
Neil Simon's romantic comedy about Paul,
a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer, and Corie, his
free-spirited wife. Chaos follows as Paul
attempts to get her to settle down, and Corie
attempts to convince him to go with the flow.
December 18 & 19
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Rehearsals start the
week of January 1
March 1 at 7:00 pm
March 2 at 7:00 pm
March 3 at 7:00 pm
March 4 at 5:00 pm
Mom's Gift
 
Mom has been dead for 11 months, but then
she shows up at her husband's birthday party
as a ghost on a mission. What family secrets will
be revealed as she attempts to earn her wings?
March 12 & 14
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Rehearsals start the
week of March 19
April 26 at 7:00 pm
April 27 at 7:00 pm
April 28 at 7:00 pm
April 29 at 5:00 pm

Auditions

Auditions are held at Playhouse 38 approximately 3 months prior to show dates. Participants are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute monologue and be prepared to read from the script.

For musicals, participants are asked to prepare a musical theater song, up to 32 bars, to be performed a capella, and a monologue or cut from a story or poem of no more than one minute in length. Additionally, participants will be taught a song, a short dance combination, and may be asked to read from the script. Once cast, participants pay a registration fee and receive a rehearsal schedule.

Call 630-232-4542 to schedule your audition time.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals vary with each show but are usually Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Once cast, a detailed rehearsal schedule is provided along with the script. The week before the show is tech week, where all of the costumes, lighting, sound, and stage moves are rehearsed, and attendance is mandatory for everyone cast.

Performances

Shows are performed over a weekend, and typically include 4-5 showtimes – Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday afternoon and night, and Sunday afternoon. Some shows are held over two weekends.

Tickets can be purchased online at genevaparks.org; in-person at Sunset Community Center and Stephen Persinger Recreation Center; or by calling 630-232-4542. Any remaining seats the day of the show will be sold at the Playhouse 38 box office. Concessions, including bottled water, bottled soda,  juice, and candy, are sold on-site at the box office prior to the show and at show intermission.
 
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Other Volunteering Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteer help with props, set painting and construction, stage crew, and tech. Please contact our Cultural Arts Coordinator Lisa Pivaronas at lpivaronas@genevaparks.com for more information.

Past Adult Productions

Past Adult ProductionsSeasonMedia
It's a Wonderful Life (A Live Radio Play)Holiday 2017
Mandate for MurderFall 2017
Always a BridesmaidSummer 2017
Rapunzel - The MusicalSpring 2017
This is Not What I OrderedWinter 2016
Offed at the Bake-Off
(Murder Mystery)
Fall 2016
Calendar Girls
(Theatrical Production)
Summer 2016
Things My Mother Taught Me
(Theatrical Production)
 
Spring 2016
Scrooge's Christmas
(Special Christmas Production)
Holiday 2015
Death & Taxes
(Murder Mystery)
Fall 2015
The Odd Couple
(Theatrical Play)
Summer 2015
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
(Family Musical)
Spring 2015
Steel Magnolias
(Theatrical Play)
Winter 2015
Murder Mystery: The Groom Has Cold Feed
(Theatrical Play)
Fall 2014
Leading Ladies
(Theatrical Play)
Spring 2014