• Timber Lake Playhouse Opens for Season on May 7th

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    May 02, 2022

    Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional theatre of northwest Illinois, opens their doors to patrons on Saturday, May 7. Several activities are planned for the day.


    Beginning at noon, TLP will open the theatre to tours of the back campus. Patrons will be able to tour the theatre, the newly remodeled cabins, the shops and the new Rehearsal Pavilion. Tours will run from noon until 6:00.


    The outdoor Beer Garden will be open during the afternoon. Here, patrons can sit and relax with some of the area’s best craft beers as well as the usual TLP fare. Food will be available from 3:00 to 6:30.


    TLP will hold an Open Call Audition for all area high school students to audition for their summer musicals from noon to 4:00. The musicals are the Regional Premiere of Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville (June 1 – 11), Annie (June 30 – July 10), Legally Blonde (July 14 – 24), and We Will Rock You (August 11 – 21). Actors may audition for one or more of the shows. This opportunity is also open to student technicians. Technicians should submit a resume and a letter of application stating which shows they would like to work. Actors may call the box office to schedule a rehearsal time.


    The day concludes with a concert featuring the Big Band sounds of The Rock River Jazz Band. The 16-piece Big Band composed of professional musicians from northern Illinois. plays Big Band, Swing, 50-60's Rock, Pop, and the songs of Frank Sinatra. Sinatraesque - style vocalist, Paul Whitcombe, will join the band for this concert. The band will also be performing "It's Not Unusual" by Tom Jones.  "Carlton" dancers are invited to come and show-off their stuff. 


    “We are very excited be opening our campus on Saturday!” said Dan Danielowski, TLP Executive Director. “We have not been able to allow patrons into the back campus area for the past two years due to COVID. We hope many of our patrons are able to take advantage of this opportunity.”


    Information for all Timber Lake events are available online at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org or by calling the Box Office at (815) 244-2035. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 until 5:00. The Box Office will also be open on Saturday.


    Dan Danielowski, Executive Director
    dan@timberlakeplayhouse.org, (815) 244-2048