We are pleased to announce the 2017 season line up at Eastlight!
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operations or other areas? Contact us HERE
Ghost Chamber Edition
April 21, 22, and 26-29 at 7:30pm
April 23 at 2:00pm
Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning
screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly, a young
couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Samís untimely death.
Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in
grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront
psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.
June 16, 17, and 21-24 at 7:30pm
June 18 at at 2:00pm
The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of
the year Ė the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories
for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must
choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a
whole new Jellicle life. Based on T. S. Eliotís Old Possumís Book of Practical
Cats, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the show is set amongst a larger-
than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favorite feline characters
including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old
Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks.
The Whoís Tommy
August 4, 5, and 9-12 at 7:30pm
August 6 at 2:00pm
Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who's Tommy
is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. After witnessing
the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized
into catatonia and, as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his
sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he's discovered to have an
uncanny knack for playing pinball and, when his mother finally breaks through
his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar. This five-time
Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard, Des
McAnuff, into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event.
December 1, 2, and 6-9 at 7:30pm
December 3 & 10 at 2:00pm
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns for its
27th year on Eastlight's stage! This Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical
tells the story of Joseph and his eleven brothers. It was created as a soft rock
fantasy that is fit for the entire family. Thousands of people have enjoyed the
magic that is Joseph, so be sure to join us for this Central Illinois holiday
Order tickets online here!