Light Opera Works presents CABARET PDF Print E-mail


August 10-25, 2013

Artistic director Rudy Hogenmiller stars as the Emcee

Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed and choreographed by Stacey Flaster
Conducted by Roger L. Bingaman

Press Opening - Saturday, August 10, 2013, at 8 pm 
Sunday, August 11, at 2 pm
Wednesday, August 14, at 2 pm
Friday, August 16, at 8 pm
Saturday, August 17, at 8 pm
Sunday, August 18, at 2 pm
Wednesday, August 21, at 2 pm
Saturday, August 24, at 8 pm
Sunday, August 25, at 2 pm

Cahn Auditorium
600 Emerson Street, Evanston, IL

Main Floor - $48, $68, $77, $92 
Balcony - $32, $48, $68, $77
Ages 21 and younger 1/2 price
(847) 920-5360

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Programs offered

One-day Master Classes

A variety of musical theater topics throughout the year.


Short-term classes on lyric,
book writing and music with noted local professionals.

Core Curriculum

Long-term workshop to formulate collaborative techniques and partners.

Mini Musicals

Annual summer presentation by workshop and ensemble members.

Writers Ensemble

Monthly meeting of members to review new musicals in progress.

Words and Music

Concert readings of new musicals throughout the year.

To discuss your experience level and receive more details about the program, call John Sparks at (323) 371-8205 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Stop writing in your attic and join a community of musical theater writers.

If you are a composer, lyricist or playwright, Midwest New Musicals is for you.

You’ll join the ranks of local and national writers such as Mark Hollmann (Urinetown), Jan Tranen (The Minister’s Wife), Gregg Opelka (Monky Business), Dave Hudson (Dust and Dreams), Jon Steinhagen (The Arresting Dilemma of Mister K), Susan DiLallo (Once Upon a Time in New Jersey), Elizabeth Doyle (Sleepy Hollow) and many others.

Midwest New Musicals workshop sessions and writer ensembles meet monthly at the Light Opera Works rehearsal center, 516 4th Street, Wilmette, Illinois.

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Midwest New Musicals is conducted by John Sparks, founding artistic director of the Academy for New Musical Theatre in Los Angeles, where he has taught since 1981. In 1987, he founded the musical theater writers workshop at Theatre Building Chicago, where he also served as artistic director from 1999 to 2009.

To receive more details about the program, call John Sparks at (323) 371-8205 or send him an email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

LIGHT OPERA WORKS announces CABARET star/director and 2013 season PDF Print E-mail


EVANSTON, IL: Light Opera Works artistic director Rudy Hogenmiller will star as the Master of Ceremonies in CABARET, August 10-25, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston. It will mark Hogenmiller's first stage appearance anywhere since assuming the artistic director title in 2005.

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The official source for information about, and on-line home of,  the Midwest New Musicals Writers' Workshop, a workshop and theatre sponsored by Light Opera Works in Wilmette, Illinois that is devoted to nuturing, developing and showcasing new musical theatre works.

If you are a member of the Writer's Workshop (or an alumni member), you will find information about the Workshop here. You can also share information with the world about your own musical projects here.


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