2023-2024 SEASON

21st Annual Emily McCabe

 Musical Theatre Program


Free performance July 6th at 6:00 pm

Director: Mia Gleason

Lincoln-Way Central High School

1801 Lincoln Highway New Lenox, IL 60451

July 14-16, 2023
Director: Ann McMann-Kotze
Lincoln-Way Central High School
1801 West Lincoln Highway New Lenox, IL 60451
Adults $15.00
Students/Seniors/Children $12.00
Music by Alan Menken Book by Linda Woolverton
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice   
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions
Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth 
Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Summer Stock


As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can't control, a destiny he doesn't want, and a mythology textbook's worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus's master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. 

July 27-30, 2023

Director: Matt Carey

Curtain Call Front Street Theatre

General Admission $25.00

Book by Joe Tracz

Music & Lyrics by Rob Rokicki

Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

THE LIGHTNING THIEF is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals www.concortheatricals.com


Due to unforeseen circumstances this 

production has been cancelled



Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser, including "I Believe in You," "Brotherhood of Man" and "The Company Way."

September 29-30, October 1, 6-8, 2023

Director: Marta Koonce

Curtain Call Front Street Theatre

General Admission $25.00

Book by



Music and Lyrics by



Based upon the book by SHEPHERD MEAD


Originally presented by CY FEUER and ERNEST H. MARTIN in Association with



(GRADES 4-8)


School’s out for summer, but not for six unlucky students who don’t know much about history — they have to re-take the class in summer school. First year teacher Heather Fairchild has arranged for them to help her two aunts set up a new wax museum as a class project. Though the students’ eyes glaze over with boredom, there’s a twinkle in the wax figures’ eyes when a mysterious incantation from the back of Cleopatra’s bracelet brings them to life! King Henry VIII finds himself smitten with Cleopatra, making his queen, Anne Boleyn, furious. If she can just not lose her head, John Adams is there to serve as her divorce attorney! When Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Blackbeard and a bevy of lady pirates show up, everybody’s out for one thing — treasure! Supposedly, there’s a mighty valuable one hidden in the museum! It’s a wild goose chase to find it, with a greedy museum landlord and her bumbling son joining in the mad search. And why is Lizzie Borden lurking in the shadows, since the aunts say they never had a wax figure of her?! Join the hilarious fun as treasure-hungry outlaws, pirates and royalty mount the greatest siege since Vicksburg! 

October 27-29, 2023

Director: Ann McMann-Kotze

Curtain Call Front Street Theatre

General Admission $12.00

by: Beth Henley

Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play.

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.

December 1-3, 8-10, 2023
Director: Nicki Blowers
Curtain Call Front Street Theatre
General Admission $22.00
CRIMES OF THE HEART is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)

The Runner Stumbles
By: Milan Stitt

A young nun has died under mysterious circumstances in a remote parish in northern Michigan, and her superior, Father Rivard, has been charged with her murder. The action alternates between interrogations, testimony and scenes from the past which reveal that Father Rivard, who had been banished to the small, up-country parish, fell in love with Sister Rita; and when circumstances forced her to move into the rectory with him, his anguish became unbearable. Their relationship, inevitably, spelt tragedy, but not until the explosive and surprising climax of the play is the full extent of their sacrifice made clear and the identity of the murderer revealed.
March 1-3, 8-10, 2024
Director: Mark Frost
Curtain Call Front Street Theatre
General Admission $22.00

The Runner Stumbles is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. www.dramatists.com


The family of Martin Vanderhof lives “just around the corner from Columbia University — but don’t go looking for it.” Grandpa, as Martin is more commonly known, is the paterfamilias of a large and extended family of charming eccentrics. His granddaughter, Alice, is an attractive and loving girl who is still embarrassed by her family’s idiosyncrasies. When Alice falls for her boss, Tony, a handsome scion of Wall Street, she fears that their two families – so unlike in manner, politics and finances – will never come together. But why be obsessed by money? After all, you can’t take it with you...
June 7-9 & 14-16, 2024
Director: Matt Carey
Curtain Call Front Street Theatre 
General Admission $22.00
By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. www.dramatists.com

The Board of Directors of Curtain Call Theatre are grateful to our donors, our patrons, our friends and families for their generous support.