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Disney's Newsies

September 16 - October 1, 2023

Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day.

Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family.

Plaid Tidings

November 11-26, 2023

The legendary Plaids come back to Earth to spread yuletide joy with the greatest holiday hits of the ages.

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings is a brand new show that offers the best of Forever Plaid, tied up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been "Plaid-erized," our boys are back to do their Christmas Special.

At first, Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky aren't sure why they've returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they're needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are audience favorites, like their riotous three-minute-and-eleven-second version of The Ed Sullivan Show – this time, featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, as well as a Plaid Caribbean Christmas that puts the "Day-O" in Excelsis!

This truly "heaven-sent" holiday treat will lift audiences' spirits and fill them with nostalgia for a bygone era of classic music sung in perfect harmony.


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

March 9-24, 2024

Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! At least the losers get a juice box.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.


Reserve Your Tickets!

Adults:                           $75
Children (<12):           $45
Seniors (62 & up):   $60

TICKETS:                         Pre-Order/Door
Adults:                             $28/$30

Child (under 12):        $18/$20
Seniors (62 & up):     $23/$25


Box Office: (847) 202-5222

Regular Box Office Hours:
Monday:                 Closed
Tuesday:                Closed
Wednesday:        3pm - 6pm
Thursday:              3pm - 6pm
*Friday:                   3pm - 6pm
*Saturday:            3pm - 6pm
*Sunday:               Closed

*The box office will also be open one hour prior to showtime for door sales only.

Cutting Hall, a facility of the Palatine Park District, has been home to Music on Stage productions since 1979. The air conditioned 441-seat theater boasts a spacious 36-foot proscenium stage and floor-level orchestra pit.

The theater is completely wheelchair accessible. We routinely accommodate persons with disabilities with early seating and easy access to convenient side doors in the theater.

Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center is located at 150 E. Wood Street in Palatine, Illinois. Convenient, free parking is located east of the theater on Wood Street and adjacent to the theater.

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