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Noted as a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza, be transported by all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Seussical is fun for the whole family!
Book and lycrics by Lynn Ahrens. Book and music by Stephen Flaherty. Co‑conceived by Eric Idle.
The exotic Orient Express is about to go off the rails. With a train full of remarkable suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for detective Hercule Poirot. Ken Ludwig’s clever adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic boasts all the glamour, intrigue and suspense of Dame Agatha’s celebrated novel, with a healthy dose of humor to quicken the pace. Bringing back the original 2020 cast from the cancelled show during the pandemic, this is a Theatre 121 event you won’t want to miss!
Over the last 27 years, this Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical has become a cultural phenomenon with millions of fans around the world. RENT tells the story of a year in the life of a diverse group of artists struggling to survive in Lower Manhattan’s East Village under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. In the thriving days of bohemian Alphabet City at the end of the millennium, these friends are determined to follow their dreams without selling out.
Meet Elizabeth Scrooge, Alice Cratchit and others while journeying to 1840s London in this delightful new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. This year’s A Christmas Carol is a lovingly reimagined version of the story full of the same tradition, warmth, and festive atmosphere of the original! Our all-new re-telling is sure to win the hearts of children and adults this season!
Story adapted by local playwright Jeff Cook.
The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, this romantic fairy tale still warms the hearts of children and adults alike. This Enchanted Edition is inspired by the 1997 teleplay.
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.