Association to Restore City Hall
Opera House of Sandwich
140 E. Railroad Street
Sandwich, Illinois 60548
Call: (815)786-2555

Performing Arts For Youth and Seniors Series

The 2018-2019 Performing Arts for Youth and Seniors Series is a series of family friendly theatre productions that encompass music, education and exposure to the arts at an economical rate.

Children &  Adults = $4.00

Please note the new show times.  There are only two performances for the school time productions. Call the box office for information and to reserve seats. 815-786-2555  Online purchasing will be available on this page after September 19, 2018.

Showtimes: 10:00 am and 1:00 pm  (unless otherwise noted)

Program times listed are subject to cancellation due to lack of reservations

Wednesday, September 26, 2018  – MECHANICAL MOUSETRAP MACHINE SHOW– 10:00 am & 1:00 pm   (Grades: PreK - 3rd) ~ Smarty Pants ~ Smarty Pants demonstrates the workings of 5 simple machines and with the help from audience volunteers catches a mouse. More info on Smarty Pants and his booking infomation is found at www.smartypantsworld.com

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 –CHARLOTTE’S WEB– (Grades: K-6th) ~American Eagle Productions~ A beautiful musical about pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a spider named Charlotte based on EB White’s book. More information about American Eagle Productions can be found at www.americaneagleshows.com

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 –WENDY & DB  – (Grades: Pre K–3rd) ~Wendy Morgan~ The Chicago Dynamic Duo, Wendy & DB, perform original works with the Funn Band. Melodic interactive songs to delight all ages encouraging a child’s natural curiosity and imagination with positive lyrics.  More information about Wendy & DB performances at www.wendyanddb.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 –BY THE NUMBERS– (Grades: K-6th) ~Face to Face Productions~ Mathematical Musical about a 10 year old boy who learns Math’s relevance to all professions. For more information about Face to Face Productions or to download teaching and learner guides visit www.facetofaceproductions.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 –WORLD OF POOH – (Grades: PreK-3rd) ~American Eagle Productions~ The classic stories of A.A. Milne are brought to life in this enchanting musical production. More information about American Eagle Productions can be found at www.americaneagleshows.com

Friday, November 16, 2018 - EDISON: THE WIZARD OF MENLO PARK - (Grades: K-6th) ~Face to Face Productions~ Spark of Inspiration arrives to give Edison the spark he needs to develop his next invention and explore some of Edison’s greatest achievements showing how perseverance leads to success. For more information about Face to Face Productions or to download teaching and learner guides visit www.facetofaceproductions.com

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 –THE WRIGHT BROTHERS– (Grades: K-6th) ~Face to Face Productions~ Wilbur and Orville Wright recreate their historic twelve second flight on stage. For more information about Face to Face Productions or to download teaching and learner guides visit www.facetofaceproductions.com

Special Holiday Family Weekend Show for all ages - 3pm only -  tickets $7 adults $4 kids

Sunday, December 16, 2018 – Smarty Pants Holiday Balloon Show. 3pm only -- Magic, slapstick comedy, and Smarty’s world’s biggest holiday themed balloon props and creations. More info on Smarty Pants and his booking infomation is found at www.smartypantsworld.com

Thursday, December 20, 2018 –JINGLE BELL EXPRESS– (all ages) ~American Eagle Productions~ Fast paced review featuring over 20 favorite holiday songs. Some sing-along included. More information about American Eagle Productions can be found at www.americaneagleshows.com

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 –THE TALES OF OLYMPUS– (Grades: 3rd – 8th) ~American Eagle Productions~ Jason (age 11) meets Zeus and the Olympian family musically recreating their intriguing adventures. More information about American Eagle Productions can be found at www.americaneagleshows.com

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - JAMES and the GIANT PEACH - (Grades: K-4th) ~American Eagle Productions~ This exciting musical brings Roald Dahl's book to life and teaches the life lessons of loyalty and friendship. More information about American Eagle Productions can be found at www.americaneagleshows.com

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - MR. LINCOLN - (Grades: K–Adult) ~Kevin Wood~ Abe Lincoln - Mr. Lincoln talks about himself, education, why our country was divided and how it was reunited. For more information about Kevin Wood a Abe Lincoln visit  www.mrlincoln.com

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1776 (a musical) - (Grades: 5th -8th) ~American Eagle Productions~ Musical retelling of the signing of the Declaration of Independence brings characters such as Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, John Hancock, and others connecting history to life. More information about American Eagle Productions can be found at www.americaneagleshows.com

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 –BEN FRANKLIN AND ME– (Grades: K-6th) ~ Face to Face Productions ~ Amos (mouse) relates his involvement with Ben Franklin’s inventions, discoveries and the Declaration of Independence. For more information about Face to Face Productions or to download teaching and learner guides visit www.facetofaceproductions.com

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 –THE BIG BALLOON SHOW– (Grades: Pre-K – 5th) ~ Smarty Pants ~ Magic, slapstick comedy, and Smarty’s world’s biggest balloon props and creations. More info on Smarty Pants and his booking infomation is found at www.smartypantsworld.com

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 –THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF LEWIS&CLARK– (Grades: K-6th) ~Face to Face Productions ~ Historical travel along the Lewis & Clark Trail illustrated by the musical and comedic talents of Mel Lewis & Wally Clark. For more information about Face to Face Productions or to download teaching and learner guides visit www.facetofaceproductions.com

Monday, April 22, 2019 –BUBBLE WONDERS– (all ages) ~Geoff Akins ~ The wonders of bubbles, magic and storytelling rekindle a sense of wonder in life and how persistence and a positive attitude can help make dreams come true. http://yoursquarebubble.com/

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 –THE FABULOUS FABLE FACTORY– (Grades: K – 5) ~American Eagle Productions~ Monroe (12 yr old) helps the fable makers re-create some of Aesop’s most famous fables in a musical adventure. More information about American Eagle Productions can be found at www.americaneagleshows.com

Thursday, May 2, 2019  –WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS– (Grades: PreK–5th) ~American Eagle Productions~ An original musical based on Shel Silverstein’s collection of poems. More information about American Eagle Productions can be found at www.americaneagleshows.com


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