The intent of the Performing Arts program is to assist in the development of talent in children and adults through participation in, and attendance at events and educational activities. All activities shall be evaluated on their ability to involve new participants, educate those involved and to whatever extent possible, offer a public performance or showing of the resulting arts. We delight in the arts; they are the essence of our heritage. All residents of the south suburbs are invited to come and enjoy the arts with us. Please browse through our program brochure to see the wide variety of programs and activities offered.
Community Theater presents: LEND ME A TENOR
by Ken Ludwig
Set in September 1934 is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company where world famous tenor Tito Morelli is to perform Otello, at the gala season opener. Saunders, the General Manager, hopes this will put Cleveland on the operatic map. Morelli is late; when he finally sweeps in it is too late to rehearse with the company. Through a hilarious series of mishaps, Il Stupendo is given a double dose of tranquilizers which mix with the booze he has consumed and he passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he is dead. What to do? Max is an aspiring singer and Saunders persuades him to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and try to fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo! A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this play is guaranteed to leave you teary eyed with laughter.
Performances: Saturday, April 21 and 28 at 7 pm
Sunday, April 22 and 29 at 3:00 pm
Fee: Starting April 9, $12 general admission tickets for Lend Me A Tenor can be purchased at the Recreation Center, by clicking the button above or at the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center box office 30minutes prior to show (if tickets remain).
Children’s Theater presents: SNOW WHITE & THE 7 DWARFS
by Tim Kelly
The wonderful world of the Brothers Grimm is brought to life in this delightful adaptation. All our old friends are here: the lovely Princess, the mischievous Dwarfs, the Prince and Huntsman, and of course, the evil Queen. But wait until you meet the hilarious palace Cat and the Enchanted Fox; we even have a Magic Mirror that not only talks, it walks. Laughs, chases through the forest and plenty of stage magic to light up the audience with delight!
Performances: Friday, May 18 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 19 at 4:30 pm
Sunday, May 20 at 2:00 pm
Fee: Starting May 7, $8 general admission tickets for SNOW WHITE & THE 7 DWARFS can be purchased at the Recreation Center, by clicking above button or at the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center box office 30minutes prior to show (if tickets remain).
CASTMEMBERS: A maximum of four (4) tickets are available for purchase during the pre-sale for Children Theater castmembers only starting at 9am on Monday, April 30 through Sunday, May 6.
Graffiti on the Fourth Wall Comedy Improv Show
Covered Bridge Productions presents GRAFFITI ON THE FOURTH WALL Comedy Improv Troupe to the adults and teens in our community. G4W, now in its 23rd year, is a professional improv company with over 900 performances under its belly-laughable belt. You’ll enjoy these comedic actors’ satirical improvisations and sketches as well as humorous parodies and hilarious material. Every show will feature an all new comedy revue and, of course, improvisations from your suggestions. The Tinley Park Performing Arts Center box office will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. Recommended for ages 13+.
Performance: Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 pm
Fee: $9 admission
Teen Theater presents: YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
This Pulitzer Prize winning farce takes us to the madcap and outrageous household of the happy Sycamore family who manufactures fireworks in their basement, have a printing press in the parlor, and don’t believe in taxes. This is one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times so join our cast! Have fun with the many eccentric behaviors, zany characters and along the way, we’ll discover an amazing truth about the human condition.
Performances: Friday, May 18 at 8:30 pm
Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 20 at 4:30 pm
Fee: Starting May 7, $8 general admission tickets for YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU can be purchased at the Recreation Center, by clicking above button or at the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center box office 30minutes prior to show (if tickets remain).
CASTMEMBERS: A maximum of four (4) tickets are available for purchase during the pre-sale for Teen Theater cast members only starting at 9am on Monday, April 30 through Sunday, May 6.
Fall 2018 Community Theater Auditions
Community Theater presents: THE ODD COUPLE
by Neil Simon
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born. If you’re new to the stage, let us help you develop your talents into the skills you’ll need for the best of classic and contemporary theater. There is no program fee for the actors. Performances are scheduled on October 19-20 and 27-28, 2018 at the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center.
June 24, Sunday from 1-4 pm; Ages 18+
June 25, Monday from 7-8:30 pm; Ages 18+
If there is a class or program that you would like to see offered at the Tinley Park-Park District, please let us know!