Musical Theatre

The theatre program at the Elk Grove Park District is best known for its Spotlight Theater productions. Cast members are children ranging in age 7 - 14 years old. Every production is staffed by professionals from the theatre world who bring a wealth of knowledge and energy to each show. Past shows include Aladdin Jr., Seussical Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., Alice in Wonderland Jr., High School Musical Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr., Annie Jr., Into the Woods Jr., Beauty & the Beast Jr., The Lion King Jr., Shrek the Musical and Peter Pan Jr.

This fall, Spotlight Theater proudly presents Moana Jr.


Our show has been Cast! Congratulations! 


Chief Ancestors      Gabriella J

                                  Maddy S

                                  Evelyn K

Moana                     Lea R

Chief Tui                 Andrew N

Sina                         Priya S

Pua                        Chloe E

Hei Hei                  Emery W

Gramma Tala       Florentyna B

Maui                      AJ S

Tamatoa              Ava K

Left Claw           Jacob K

Right Claw         Liam H

Tefiti/ Teka       Olivia M

Gate Monsters      Collin A

                                Cameron K

                                Kyle N 

Dance Ensemble (Ocean/ Ancestors)  

        Lana H

        Maya S

        Hannah B

        Annabell V

        Leyna K

        Presley M

        Avery P

        Olivia M

        Ava K

Ensemble (VIllagers, Maui, Shiny)    

        Riley M

        Maddie Z

        Eavan H

        Klara K

        Emily A

        Farrah L

        Natalie B

        Adley L

        Nathan S

        Giuliana E

        Alexa D

        Hailey D



410301 September 20


Commitment timeframes for rehearsals are as follows:

September 20 - November 12

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-7:30pm

Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm

Held at the Rainbow Falls Community Center - 200 Rev Morrison Blvd.

Tech Week Rehearsals*

November 16-18

Monday - Thursday, 4-8pm

* Please note that tech rehearsals will be held at Prairie Lakes Theatre in Des Plaines and will be four hours long - children are encouraged to bring a water bottle and a snack.

Participation Fee

$207 for Residents of Elk Grove Village  / $227 for Non-Residents


We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer our annual winter theatre production, this year featuring Moana Jr.  Please note that this year we will have several safety precautions in place to make theatre a safe and comfortable environment for all cast members, staff and volunteers.  Please call the Arts/Special Events Manager at (847) 690-1109 with any questions regarding the theatre program. The show must go on!

Show Dates

Live performances are held on stage at the beautiful Prairie Lakes Theatre in Des Plaines. 515 East Thacker Street, Des Plaines, IL.

Friday, November 19 at 7:30pm

Saturday, November 20 at 2:30pm & 6:30pm 

Sunday, November 21 at 2:30pm

Production Staff

Deanna Rafidia
Deanna Rafidia
Cultural Arts and Special Events Manager
Jacque Lueken
Jacque Lueken
Theatre Director
Erin Thomas Lobo
Erin Thomas Lobo
Music Director
Amy Chavez
Amy Chavez
Dance Director

Volunteers Welcome

Putting on a theatre show is a big deal! We welcome extra sets of hands and talents ages 10 and older who are interested in helping out in all sorts of theatre functions that include: costuming, set building, props, stage hands, guest seating and more! To volunteer to help out with our performances or for more information about the program, call (847) 690-1109.