Theatre Productions


Woodlawn Arts Academy presents several theatre productions each year, including three musicals featuring students in second through eighth grades. In 2012, we partnered with with Sauk Valley Community College and Sterling High School’s Centennial Auditorium to form the Sauk Valley Theatre Alliance, which annually puts on a Theatre in the Park production on the outdoor stage behind the Academy. Additionally, we offer outreach theatre programs with Dixon Public Schools, as well as Rock Falls Middle School through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant with the Sterling-Rock Falls Y.

Tickets for our student productions are $6 each (cash or check only) and go on sale to the public approximately three weeks prior to the performance. All seating is general admission. Watch social media if you’re waiting to purchase tickets at the door because we often sell out early!


Dixon Public Schools/Woodlawn Arts Academy
Proudly Presents

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7pm; Saturday,January 12, 2019 at 2pm at Dixon High School

Tickets are $6 each (cash or check only), available at Reagan Middle School during school office hours, Woodlawn Arts Academy and at rehearsals beginning at December 17, 2018


Words and Music by Leslie Bricussse and Anthony Newley

Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald

Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Director: Faith Morrison

Music Director: Mardi Huffstutler

Assistant Director: Dawn Arndt

Stage Director: Ashley Aurand

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.


Woodlawn Arts Academy
Proudly Presents

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7pm; Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2pm and 7pm; and Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2pm at Sauk Valley Community College

Tickets are $6 each (cash or check only), available at Woodlawn Arts Academy beginning at 9am Monday, March 18, 2019.


A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film

Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

Book by Julian Fellowes

New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe

Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh

Adapted by iTheatrics under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald

Original London and Broadway Production Credits:

Produced by Cameron Mackintosh and Thomas Schumacher

Co-Choreographer: Stephen Mear

Lighting Design: Howard Harrison

Scenic and Costume Design: Bob Crowley

Co-Direction and Choreography: Matthew Bourne

Directed by Richard Eyre

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr. s presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Director: Faith Morrison

Music Director: Mardi Huffstutler

Assistant Director: Dawn Arndt

Stage Director: Ashley Aurand

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”


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