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Sept. 22-Oct. 1
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 3pm

Slap on your roller skates, hike up your leg warmers, and prepare for the glitter explosion of Xanadu, the laugh-out-loud musical stage adaptation of the 1980 film 

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July 21 - Aug. 6, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

She goes from victim to woman in charge... and then everybody dies. A morality tale set in high school. This is one prom you don’t want to miss, so get a date, a tux or gown, a corsage, and be there!

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Mary Poppins

May 5 - 21, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

You’ll be singing along to these classic tunes: A Spoonful of Sugar, Chim Chim Cher-ee, Feed the Birds and Let’s Go Fly a Kite. The perfect Springtime fantasy. You can almost smell the cherry blossoms on Cherry Tree Lane!

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RISE! 2017 Annual Benefit

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The Wiz

February 10 - 19, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

Join arms and "Ease on Down the Road" with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man & Lion. "Freedom, you see, has got our hearts singing so joyfully!"

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November 18 - December 11, 2016
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

Near West universalizes this Judeo-Christian story and puts a 2016 stamp on it. Joseph like you've never seen it before!

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September 16 - 25, 2016
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

This hysterically irreverent sociopolitical musical satire comes to the Near West stage with an all-youth cast! A spoof on practically everything, including musicals themselves.

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2016-17 Season

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July 15 – 31, 2016
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

On the eve of the 2016 Presidential Election, Near West's Summer Teen/Young Adult Theater presents Stephen Sondheim's examination of the American dream, the haves and the have-nots, and guns.

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Show Boat

May 6 – 22, 2016
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

Our intergenerational spring blockbuster! Large, racially diverse cast, lavish sets and costumes, and a steam boat on stage!!! 

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2016 Annual Benefit: LET THE SUN SHINE

Saturday, March 5th, 2016
6:30pm - 10:30pm

Our 2016 Annual Benefit was a rousing success! Scroll below for a video & photos from the event!

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February 12 – 21, 2016


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Nov. 20 - Dec. 13, 2015
Thurs-Sat 7Pm, Sun 3pm

This classic story of awakening and redemption features all the songs from the film, including the Oscar nominated song "Thank You Very Much"

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The Snow Queen

September 18 – 27, 2015

Be spirited away by this new musical adaptiation of Hans Christian Andersen's fantastical coming-of-age adventure, which inspired the hit Disney movie Frozen.

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