theater programs

The Lincoln Center theater is the perfect space for practicing your acting skills. A variety of classes work on aspects of Broadway musical performance including singing, dancing, and acting. Classes with Marla of Shining Star Productions work on aspects of dramatic and comedic performance including acting, improv, character awareness, and imagination. The Lincoln Center's auditorium features a stage for theater productions.

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Show Synopsis

In a December like no other, the North Pole has never been busier. As the holiday season is officially declared, the Shelf Elves are busy reporting back to Santa and the work at the Toyshop is in full swing. Evie, a young girl from Downers Grove, learns a shocking truth about Amelia, her younger sister. Amelia is certain her name has been put on Santa's Naughty List and with good reason! When Evie sends a thought provoking letter to Santa, telling him she can't believe in him anymore, Santa loses his Christmas Spirit. He struggles to resist a change he knows, in his heart, has to be made in order for the meaning of Christmas to ring true.


Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove

$12 General Admission
$8 Ages 2-17 and 62+

Dec. 8 at 7 pm
SOLD OUT! Dec. 9 at 2 pm

Purchase Tickets:

Tickets are available for purchase online by 4 pm on Thursday, Dec. 6, over the phone at 630.963.1300 or in person at the Lincoln Center. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the performance.


Show Synopsis

Through a series of scenes and monologues -- everything from an accidental first date to a most unusual art exhibit to creating that last, best selfie -- we meet a group of teens who are struggling to find the balance between documenting their lives and living them. Award-winning playwright Jonathan Dorf uses this thought-provoking, one act "dramedy" to explore the world of social media that we live in. We seem to be recording our every experience, but are we making memories or missing out on them?


  • Nov. 10 at 1 pm
  • Nov. 12 at 6 pm
  • Nov. 13 at 5:30 pm
  • Nov. 19 at 5 pm
  • Held at the Lincoln Center located at 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove
  • Seeking kids 10-18 years old
  • Arrive at the start of auditions
  • Be prepared with a monologue (30 seconds-2 minutes)
  • Auditions will also consist of cold reads and improv games

Rehearsals and Registration

  • Main Character: $100
  • Supporting Role: $75
  • Rehearsals Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays starting December 1st
  • Rehearsal calendar listed here: VIEW SCHEDULE


  • January 11th and 12th at 7:00 pm and January 13th at 2:00 pm at Lincoln Center
Tickets will be available for purchase over the phone, online and in person beginning December 1.

For audition questions, please contact Akeila LeClaire at or at 630.960.4491.