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!


Woodlawn Arts Academy
Proudly Presents

Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7pm; Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 2pm and 7pm; and Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2pm at Sauk Valley Community College

Tickets are $6 each (cash or check only), available at Woodlawn Arts Academy beginning at 9am Monday, October 1, 2018.

Music and Lyrics by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky George Bruns and Tom Adair, Winston Hibler and Ted Sears, Sammy Fain and Jack Lawrence

Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music by Bryan Louiselle

Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Marcy Heisler

Based on the 1959 Disney film “Sleeping Beauty” and the story “Sleeping Beauty in the Wood” by Charles Perrault

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Kids is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Princess Aurora – Jocelyn Pink

Maleficent – Kathleen Keesey

Prince Phillip – Anthony Selmi

Fumpfel – Ellah Derrer

Flora – Sarah Wetzell

Fauna – Morelia Vargas

Merryweather – Hannah Britt

Pest – Evelyn Andrezjewski

Blather – Augie Knutsen

Stench – Emmaline Burger

Fairy Chorus – Chloe Clemens, Ana Diedrichs, Miley Dunkel, Juliet Funderberg, Avery Moran, Mackenzie Wolfe

Goons – Joelle Baker, Kira Benitez, Chloe Clark, Evalyn Gaffey, Maggie Morris, Ronni Oyen, Ella Strader, Kate Wadsworth

Queen Stefanie – Jenna Mustapha

King Stefan – Jonas White

Queen Huberta – Leila Anderson

Young Prince Phillip – Jax Hutchison

Palace Guards – Parker Dail, Riley Johnson, Margaret Wittenauer, Makenna Wolfe

Loyal Subjects – CJ Bell, Anniston Buccholz, Kendall Barajas, Ruby Burger, Avery Clark, Lucas Engstrum, Mackenzie Freels, Gwenyth Gaumer, Lilliana Highley, Mya Lewis, Ainsley McLaughlin, Abby Ryan, Amelia Wetzell

Mop – Kendall Barajas

Broom – Ainsley McLaughlin

Bucket – Gwenyth Gaumer

Owl – Lilliana Highley

Frog – Anniston Buccholz

Bird – Ruby Burger

Animals – Leila Anderson, CJ Bell, Anniston Buccholz, Kendall Barajas, Ruby Burger, Avery Clark, Parker Dail, Lucas Engstrum, Mackenzie Freels, Gwenyth Gaumer, Lilliana Highley, Jax Hutchison, Riley Johnson, Mya Lewis, Ainsley McLaughlin, Jenna Mustapha, Abby Ryan, Amelia Wetzell, Jonas White, Margaret Wittenauer, Makenna Wolfe

Director: Faith Morrison

Music Director: Mardi Huffstutler

Assistant Director: Dawn Arndt

Stage Director: Ashley Aurand

It’s Princess Aurora’s sixteenth birthday, and three fairies – Flora, Fauna and Merryweather – must use their magic to save her from the spell of the evil sorceress, Maleficent! The fairies ensure that Aurora only falls into a deep sleep that can be ended with a kiss from her betrothed, Prince Phillip. To prevent Phillip from rescuing Aurora, Maleficent kidnaps and imprisons him. The good fairies are the last hope to free Phillip so that he can awaken Aurora.


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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