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Summer musicals in the Chicago suburbs

A number of high school theater groups will present Broadway musicals on stage this month, the Daily Herald reports.

Most of the musicals are performed at a single school but include a cast, crew, and pit orchestra made up of students from several schools:

  1. Forest View Ed Ctr, Arlington Heights, Catch Me If You Can, July 12–14
  2. Kaneland HS, Maple Park, Annie, July 13–15, 20–22
  3. Larkin HS, Elgin, Les Misérables, July 19–21

The High School District 214 combined Fine Arts Departments will present Catch Me If You Can at the Forest View Educational Center this weekend, bringing together talent from the district’s high schools, including Buffalo Grove, Hersey (in Arlington Heights), Rolling Meadows, Wheeling, Elk Grove, and Prospect (in Mt Prospect).

The performance of Annie over two weekends at Kaneland will include students and many other community members of all ages and is being hosted by Kaneland Unit District 302.

Finally, School District U-46, which will present Les Mis at Larkin High School, is the largest school district in Illinois outside Chicago. It serves more than 39,000 children in grades preK–12 in 11 communities, including Bartlett, Elgin, Hanover Park, South Elgin, Streamwood, and Wayne and portions of Carol Stream, Hoffman Estates, St Charles, Schaumburg, and West Chicago. The district includes several high schools, including Bartlett, Elgin, South Elgin, Streamwood, and the DREAM Academy.

Paul Katula is the executive editor of the Voxitatis Research Foundation, which publishes this blog. For more information, see the About page.

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