More zany gangster characters than Guys and Dolls adds up to twice the stage action! Plus, a score featuring Chicago jazz, ragtime, and blues sets the perfect tone for this lively, suspenseful storyline. Through a clever plot twist, up-and-coming teenage writer Steve Jenkins gets pulled into his own story. Lucky Hudson, his crime-busting hero, puts him right into the comic underworld of nightclubs and back alleys with a nonstop laugh parody of crooks and racketeers. Tricked into prison and death row for a murder he never committed, Steve escapes at the last moment and, with Lucky's help, discovers the surprise identity of the godfather, "Big Boss:' The wildly imaginative ending caps a perfect blend of song, story, and action.


  • June 5 at 5:00 pm and June 6 at 7:00 pm at Lincoln Center


  • Seeking kids ages 9 to 15
  • Arrive at the start of auditions
  • Be prepared with a monologue (30 sec. -2 min.) And a song without accompaniment
  • May consist of cold reads & improv games

Rehearsals & Registration:

  • Main character fee is $150
  • Supporting role fee is $100
  • Rehearsals are at 5:30 pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Additional rehearsal days to be scheduled after the show has been cast


  • August 3 & 4 at 7 pm
  • August 5 at 12 pm
  • Downers Grove South High School

For audition questions, please contact Akeila LeClaire at aleclaire@d

sheer death casting call


Imagine how far you can go with the Imagine Dance Team! Develop your individual talents and grow as a dancer with our team rehearsals that work on technique and choreography. Performances and competitions will provide opportunities to showcase your new skills!


  • Saturday, Aug. 25 at 2:00 pm at Lincoln Center


  • Highly motivated dancers 7-16 years old
  • Max of 10 additional team members
  • Learn a short dance routine during the audition
  • Demonstrate the following:
  1. Turns in second position
  2. Leaps including but not limited to calypso and switch leaps
  3. Double and triple pirouettes
  4. Level of flexibility including but not limited to splits in left, right, and center
  5. Ability to improvise dance
  6. Ability to dance in a group

Team Rehearsals:

  • Fridays 4-6:15 pm
  • Emphasis in ballet, jazz, modern and lyrical
  • Additional dance class and 30 minute specialty class required


  • 7 times per year
  • Includes 3 competitions plus Spring and Winter Recitals

Team Requirements

When placing new members or adjusting the placement of current members of Imagine Dance Team, these are the things we look for when making a determination on where the dancers should go:

  • Imagine Dance Team: Garnet
    • Technique requirements:
      • Right or left and center splits
      • Double pirouette
      • Leaps:
        • Right or left grand jete
      • Pas de bourree
      • Leg grab hold
    • Intangible requirements:
      • Highly motivated
      • Passionate and driven
      • Stage presence including facial expressions and energy
    • Also, Garnet team members will be cast in no less than 1 large group piece.

  • Imagine Dance Team: Topaz
    • Technique requirements:
      • Right, left, center splits
      • Leaps and Jumps:
        • Calypso leap
        • Switch leap
        • Reverse leap
        • Right and left grand jete
        • Tilt Jump
      • Triple pirouette
      • Turns in second
      • Leg grab turn
      • Extension
      • Illusion
    • Intangible requirements:
      • Highly motivated
      • Passionate and driven
      • Stage presence including but not limited to use of the stage, facial expressions, energy, ability to tell a story through movement/emotional expression
    • Also, Topaz team members will be cast in no less than 3 pieces.

For audition questions, please contact Akeila LeClaire at or at 630-960-4491.