Our 66th Season!

Enjoy the best of Broadway with Music On Stage at The Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center in Palatine!

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October 15-30, 2022

One of show business’s most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.
Peggy arrives in New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, armed with her tap shoes and big dreams. Peggy’s talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh, who gives her a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady, his newest show. Pretty Lady stars Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva, who takes an instant dislike to the new girl in the cast. When Dorothy is injured during the show’s previews, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer!
Peggy’s rise from showgirl to star is the stuff of show business dreams. 42nd Street is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.


November 25-27, 2022

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.

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March 11-26th, 2023

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
Hailed by New York Magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical”

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May 13-28, 2023

L. Frank Baum’s classic novel comes to life in The Wizard of Oz. This faithful adaptation features all the most beloved songs and moments from the 1939 classic film, brought to life onstage. Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters: good witches, bad witches, animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold. To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way, she makes new friends, but must also brave many dangers, including the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there’s no place like home.


Reserve Your Tickets!

Adults:                           $84
Children (<12):           $64
Seniors (62 & up):   $72

TICKETS:                         Pre-Order/Door
Adults:                             $23/$25

Child (under 12):        $18/$20
Seniors (62 & up):     $20/$22

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.