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Theatre 121 Current Season

A Christmas Story is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Il

November 15 - December 1, 2024

A heartwarming and humorous adaptation of the beloved holiday film. Set during the 1940s in the imaginary town of Hohman, Indiana, “A Christmas Story: The Musical” centers on the adventures of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker. Ralphie’s greatest Christmas wish is to receive an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Despite hearing the constant refrain of “You’ll shoot your eye out,” Ralphie devises various plans to obtain his dream BB gun. The musical reimagines classic scenes from the original film, including Ralphie’s pal Flick getting his tongue stuck to a flagpole, his brother Randy struggling into his snowsuit, confrontations with bullies Farkus and Dill, the infamous leg lamp, the bunny suit, the Parker family’s Christmas dinner, and more. The musical’s score, with standout numbers like “Ralphie to the Rescue!” and “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out,” adds musical flair to these memorable moments. Whether you’re familiar with the movie or not, “A Christmas Story: The Musical” offers a fresh and entertaining perspective on a timeless holiday tale.

Music & Lyrics by Benji Pasek & Justin Paul

Book by Joseph Robinette

Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story distributed by Warner Bros.

Written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, & Bob Clark and upon In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash written by Jean Shepherd

Produced with permission of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures & Dalfie Entertainment

Groundhog Day is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

January 31 - February 16, 2025

What actions would you take if you found yourself reliving the identical day repeatedly? Phil Connors, an experienced weatherman from a big city, is less than thrilled about reporting the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, PA, a quaint small town. His haughty and skeptical demeanor clashes with the local residents’ enthusiasm, who eagerly anticipate the groundhog predicting an early spring. Following his scornful report on the groundhog’s unfavorable forecast, Phil is shocked to wake up and realize it’s February 2nd again. As he comes to terms with his predicament of experiencing the same day repeatedly, he faces a choice…

Will Phil resign himself to this endless loop, or will he muster the strength to transform himself and alter his destiny?

What makes this production even more special? This captivating performance will be staged in Woodstock, IL, the actual filming location for the movie “Groundhog Day,” at the Woodstock Opera House, famously depicted as the Pennsylvania Hotel in the film!

Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Book by Danny Rubin

Based on the Columbia Pictures Motion Picture and the story by Danny Rubin

Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

April 4 - 13, 2025

Inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale, this play is packed with valor, betrayal, thrilling escapes, and, most importantly, honor.

Set in the year 1625, the narrative kicks off with D’Artagnan, who embarks on a journey to Paris in pursuit of adventure. Accompanying him is his sister, Sabine, a definitive tomboy. Sent alongside D’Artagnan for a convent school education in Paris, she disguises herself as a boy – posing as D’Artagnan’s servant – and soon becomes wrapped up in her brother’s escapades. Shortly after their arrival in Paris, D’Artagnan crosses paths with the era’s renowned heroes – Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, the legendary musketeers. He allies with them to uphold the Queen of France’s honor, placing him at odds with Europe’s most formidable foe, Cardinal Richelieu. Yet more threatening is the notorious Countess de Winter, also known as Milady, who is determined to seek vengeance against D’Artagnan and Sabine for their interference. Unbeknownst to Milady, Sabine, the girl she underestimates, is destined to be the one who saves the day.

Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Duma

The Prom is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide

June 20 - 29, 2025

A vibrant and heartwarming musical comedy that revolves around the story of a high school girl named Emma, who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom in her conservative small town. However, the town’s PTA cancels the prom to prevent her from attending with her girlfriend. In comes a group of down-on-their-luck Broadway stars who, looking for a cause to revive their public images, decide to support Emma’s cause. The stars bring their theatrical flair to the small town, causing a stir but ultimately helping to challenge the town’s prejudices. Amidst the chaos, humor, and show tunes, the musical delves into themes of acceptance, love, and the importance of standing up for who you are. “The Prom” combines catchy songs, dynamic dance numbers, and a poignant story to create a celebratory and meaningful theatrical experience. 

Join us in celebrating the importance of acceptance, inclusivity, and the fight for equal rights. The Prom highlights the power of allyship and the positive change that can occur when people from different backgrounds unite for a common cause, advocating for acceptance and equality in a heartwarming, entertaining, and thought-provoking manner.

Book & Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

Book by Bob Martin

Music by Matthew Sklar

Previously Shown

2019 – 2020 Season

  • Mamma Mia!
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Matilda

TSP & Woodstock Musical Theatre Company Photos

Theatre 121 is an inclusive theater for the McHenry County area, providing education, connections, and community through excellence in the arts. We strengthen the bonds of our community by drawing visitors to Woodstock and area businesses, developing skills both on and off the stage, and providing entertainment and a sense of community for all.