November 4, 2013 • 10:46:55 a.m.

Fall theater productions in McHenry County

“The Nerd” by TownSquare Players will be presented in November at the Woodstock Opera House. (Photos provided)

The following theater productions are taking place this fall.

“HARVEY,” 7 p.m. Nov. 7-9, Marengo Community High School, 110 Franks Road, Marengo. When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a 6 1/2-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. Tickets: $8 adults, $6 students, children and seniors. Information:

“All MY SONS,” 7 p.m. Nov. 7; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-9, Cary-Grove High School, 2208 Three Oaks Road, Cary. Arthur Miller’s Post-World War II story about the Kellers, a seemingly “all-American” family. But the father, Joe Keller, has concealed a great sin. During the war, he allowed his factory to ship faulty airplane cylinders to the U.S. Armed Forces. Because of this, more than 20 American pilots died. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 students, available in the Cary-Grove High School lobby during lunch hours as well as at the door. Information: 847-639-3825

“THE NERD,” 8 p.m. Nov. 8-9, 15-16 & 22-23; 3 p.m. Nov. 10, 17 & 24, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. Presented by TownSquare Players, a comedy set in Terre Haute, Ind., in the late-’70s. The story of Willum, a Vietnam vet who has established a career as an architect and is on his way up the corporate ladder when everything goes off the rails while he’s hosting a dinner party for his boss. Tickets: $23 adults; $20 seniors and $13 students. Information: or 815-338-5300.

“REHEARSAL FOR MURDER!” 7 p.m. Nov. 8; 2 p.m. Nov. 10, Marian Central Catholic High School, 1001 McHenry Ave., Woodstock. Tickets: $8 adults, $4 students and seniors, available at the door. Information: 815-338-4220 or

“STEEL MAGNOLIAS,” 7 p.m. Nov. 14-15; 2 & 7 p.m. Nov. 16, McHenry High School East Campus Theatre, 1012 N. Green St., McHenry. The action centers on Truvy’s beauty parlor and the women who regularly gather there. Tickets: $5 students and seniors, $7 adults. Information: 815-385-1145.

“RUMORS,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16 & 2 p.m. Nov. 16, Johnsburg High School Theatre, 2002 W. Ringwood Road, McHenry. Neil Simon’s farce about several affluent couples who gather for a dinner party to find there are no servants, the hostess is missing and the deputy mayor has shot himself in the earlobe and is curled up on his bed unable to talk. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 students and seniors. Reserve tickets at or call 815-385-9233 for more information.

“SCROOGE - THE MUSICAL,” 7 p.m. Nov. 21-22; 3 p.m. Nov. 23; and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Drendel Hall at Prairie Lodge, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley. The fall musical for the Theatre Company of Sun City. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 children ages 12 and younger. Information for Thursday and Friday tickets: 847-515-8545; Saturday and Sunday tickets: 847-515-1583. Tickets on sale 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 4 at the Fountain View Atrium in Prairie Lodge.

“ARABIAN NIGHTS,” 7 p.m. Nov. 21-23; 2 p.m. Nov. 23, McHenry High School West Campus Theater, 4724 W. Crystal Lake Road, McHenry. The wildly imaginative, hilarious and beautiful retelling of the “Tales of 1,001 Nights.” Tickets: $5 students and seniors, $7 adults. Information: 815-385-7077, ext. 6440, or

“GREASE,” 7 p.m. Nov. 22-23, 3 p.m. Nov. 24, Harvard High School, 1103 N. Jefferson St., Harvard. Tickets: $8 adults, $6 students and seniors. Information: or 815-943-6461.

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL,” 8 p.m. Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 6-7; 4 p.m. Dec. 1; 2 p.m. Dec. 7; 3 p.m. Dec. 8, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. Presented by Woodstock Musical Theatre Company, join Scrooge as he journeys through the Christmases of Past, Present and Future with his three ghostly guides. Tickets: $23 adults, $20 students and seniors. Information: or 815-338-5300.

“IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A RADIO PLAY,” 3 p.m. Nov. 29, Dec 1 & 8; 8 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 6 & 7, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Presented by Williams Street Repertory, a chance to fall in love with the story of Bedford Falls all over again in a way you’ve never seen it (or heard it) told before. Tickets: starting at $25. Information:, or 815-356-9212.

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