Big Noise Shows
Big Noise Theatre Company is excited to present its 16th season at the Prairie Lakes Community Center Theater, 515 E. Thacker Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016: The Last Five Years, Communicating Doors and Chicago.

Our 2017 "MAKE SOME NOISE" Cabaret coming 8 p.m., Friday, July 28 at Uptown Underground, the speakeasy cabaret that specializes in Top Shelf Retrotainment! Tickets: $20 each. ORDER ONLINE.

We sincerely appreciate the financial support of our Angels, whose support allows us to maintain the standard of excellence audiences have come to expect!
Big Noise Theatre Company is a division of Winnetka Theatre, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization.
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Big Noise Show History from 2005 to the Present
Communicating Doors
Love, Loss and What I Wore
Seussical, The Musical

The Mousetrap
Big Fish The Musical

The Last Five Years
Communicating Doors
By Jason Robert Brown.

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical with a twist. Cathy and Jamie, two twenty-something New Yorkers, present their own interpretation of their five-year love affair, with Cathy's story starting when they break up and Jamie's starting when they first meet. A contemporary musical that is alternatively joyous, funny, romantic and soul stirring.

A Drama Desk winner recently adapted into a popular film starring Anna Kendrick.

Directed by Catherine Davis.

September 22 - October 8, 2017
By Alan Ayckbourn.

A time-traveling comedy-thriller by the award-winning British playwright.

Can three women undo their untimely death by a killer who stalks them in both the past and in the present? A robust comedy with echos of Back to the Future and a Hitchcock thriller that questions which is stronger: fate or free will?

"A fiendishly clever plot -- dazzlingly ingenious!" ~ The Guardian

Directed by Larry Boller.

January 12 - 28, 2018
2017 - 2018 Season
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To produce high-quality shows that stretch the creative talents of our actors and staff and surpass the expectations of our audience.
Directed by Catherine Davis
The Last Five Years
Our Angels
Angels are the financial backers of theatre productions. Their financial support allows us to produce excellent shows at affordable prices. Angels receive a winged pin as a token of appreciation, as well as complimentary refreshments at each production and invitations to our occasional Insider Events. Winnetka Theatre is a 501(c)3 organization, so all contributions are tax deductible.

We hope that you will consider becoming an angel. All amounts are appreciated and will be recognized in our programs. To become an angel, mail your check (payable to Winnetka Theatre, our corporate parent) along with your name as you wish it to appear in the program to Big Noise Theatre, c/o Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093.

We're happy to share the names of this season's current very generous angels. Thank you!
Corporate Sponsors
Robert W. Baird & Company
The Saints
Bronze Angels (Up to $50)
Anne Branning
Rebecca Fortier
Ellen and Derek Garnjost
Ashley Kammrath
Brad Kisner
Alison Stake
Amy Stricker
Ann Stuart
Lorraine Tancredi
Silver Angels ($50 up to $150)
Donna Arcus
Catherine Davis
Julianna Kaderbek
Teresa and Patrick McCarthy
Michael McGuire
Nancy and Jim Moran
Nancy Rasey
Anna and Mark Roeser
Julie and Steve Schneider
The Strickers
Wendi Williams
Gold Angels ($150 up to $400)
Connie and Ronald Gronek
  in memory of Anthony Gianni
John P. Marquardt
Daiva Paulis
Martha and Bill Rutenberg in honor of
  Peter Rasey and Marian Kaderbek
Platinum Angels ($400 and above)
Marian and Stan Kaderbek
Peter Rasey
Martha and Frank Shuford
Gail Soberski
Mike Weaver
Music by John Kander.
Lyrics by Fred Ebb.

Another sexy and sophisticated Kander & Ebb romp! You'll have a "killer" time at this sharp-edged satire featuring a jazzy score and razzle dazzle dancing.

CHICAGO has been entertaining audiences since it opened on Broadway in 1975 and became an Oscar winning film in 2002.

This Tony and Oscar winner is one of Broadway's longest running and most popular shows!

April 27 - May 13, 2018
A Kander & Ebb Classic