Bringing Live Theatre to McHenry County Since 1967

2023-2024 Season


October 6 – 15, 2023

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November 17 – Dec 3, 2023

Steel Magnolias

April 12 – 28, 2024

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June 21 – 30, 2024

Theatre 121 Presents: Puffs

In this hilarious parody of a familiar story, three potential heroes are just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers. Their epic quest takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.
(Puffs is Rated-R and contains mature language and themes that may not be appropriate for all ages)
OCTOBER 6-15, 2023

Join Theatre 121 for "Curtain's Up"

Prepare to be swept away by an evening of extraordinary talent and artistic brilliance at “Curtains Up” – the Woodstock Opera House’s captivating finale for the “Raise the Curtain” fundraising week. 

For ONE NIGHT ONLY, two resident companies will take the stage. Join us as we showcase local talent and support the preservation of our cherished Opera House. In the first act of the performance, the Judith Svalander Dance Theatre presents “Roma Fire!”

In the second act, Theatre 121 takes the stage to present a dazzling variety showcase that takes you behind the scenes of show production. Prepare to be delighted by singing, acting, dancing, comedy, drama, and an abundance of fun! We’ll pull back the curtain to reveal the fascinating process of bringing a show to life, offering you a unique glimpse into the world of theater magic.

Don’t miss this unique performance featuring 24 Theatre 121 performers as we help raise funds for the Opera House!

About Theatre 121

An inclusive theatre company for the McHenry County area, Theatre 121 provides entertainment, education, connections, and community through excellence in the arts. ​

Storybook Players

Producing quality plays for young audiences available online or in person, with a focus on reaching those who do not have easy access to live theatre, Theatre 121’s Storybook Players is children’s theatre for anyone, anywhere.

Support Theatre 121

You are Theatre 121! Become a force in bringing the arts to McHenry County and join us as a member or support us through a sponsorship or donation.

White Christmas Auditions

SIGN UP to audition for White Christmas! 
Sunday, August 27th and Monday August 28th. Callbacks Tuesday, August 29th
Based on the 1954 Paramount Pictures film of the same name, this musical focuses on two World War II vets who have become partners in a song-and-dance act after the war. Looking for love, they follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters to a gig at a Vermont lodge. An energetic show with tap dancing and catchy tunes, it’s a show for the entire family to enjoy.
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