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MUSIC THEATER WORKS Musical Theater Summer Workshops give youth a chance to sing, dance and act this summer


Five separate one-week workshops will be offered in 2018, each based on a popular musical. Each workshop is Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, at the Music Theater Works rehearsal studio, 516 4th Street in Wilmette. On Saturday, students present a free public performance.

This year's workshops are:

July 9-14, 2018

OKLAHOMA! (age 8-13)
July 16-21, 2018

July 23-28, 2018

July 30-August 4, 2018

MARY POPPINS (age 8-13)
August 6-11, 2018

In addition, a teen production of Cole Porter's ANYTHING GOES will be offered for ages 13 to 18, June 11-29. Auditions are required for this program, in which youth rehearse the Broadway classic and present a free public performance with professional costumes, sound and lighting.

The workshop manager is Anya Plotkin, a member of the team that created the Summer Workshop in 2001. She works to create an environment where children develop confidence in a nurturing and fun atmosphere. The workshop director/choreographer is Caryn Ott Hillman. Musical director is Christopher Richard.

Workshop classes are held at the Music Theater Works rehearsal center, 516 4th Street in Wilmette. The fee is $380 per student per workshop ($1275 for ANYTHING GOES youth production).

Register online at or call (847) 920-5360.

About Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works)
Music Theater Works' mission is to produce musical theater from a variety of world traditions, to engage the community through educational and outreach programs, and to train artists in musical theater

What - 2018 Musical Theater Summer Workshops

Who - Music Theater Works

Where - Music Theater Works rehearsal center
516 4th Street, Wilmette

Cost - $380 per student, per workshop
$1275 for ANYTHING GOES youth production

Info/registration - (847) 920-5360