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Upcoming Theatrical Events

There’s always something happening at Up and Coming Theatre Company! We are committed to putting on high quality theatrical productions. Make sure you don’t miss out on any of our upcoming events. Take a look at our upcoming 2021 season to check out what we have in store for you.

Now accepting auditions & Audition Sign Ups

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Fame auditions are open to the public and will take place May 16 & 17.   While auditioning in person is encouraged, virtual vocal auditions will be accepted through May 15. 

All auditionees will be asked to sing 16 to 32 bars of a song that best highlights their vocal ability.  A dance call will be part of the audition. Dress comfortably and be ready to move. 

This show was created for and we are seeking a diverse cast, 14 years of age and older, to represent a multicultural community. We are looking for all races, gender identities, and body types. 


In-person auditions:  May 16 & 17,  7-10 pm, The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Walk-ins welcome. 

Virtual auditions: Accepted April 15th - May 15th.

All auditionees should complete the sign-up form linked below

Fame tells a bittersweet, yet ultimately inspiring story of a group of vibrant, multicultural, energetic artists who gather to audition and study at the sought after New York City’s High School of Performing Arts. The journey this diverse group of students take as they commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work unfolds through music, candor, humor, and insight as the show explores issues that confront many young people today. 

Production staff

Producer:  Lindsey Weiss   

Vocal Director: Tiger Khokunthod

Stage Manager: Karlee Frewert

Master Carpenter: Rich McMillan

Technical Supervisor: Smooch Medina

Director/Choreographer: Mary Grace Martens

Scenic Designer: Marcus Klein

Lighting Designer: Marissa Gil

Associate Producers: Ashley Donahue, Kelly Fitzgerald, Mitch Schaeflein

Thank you for coming to see
In the heights!

UAC had a wonderful 2021! 


Nunsense - July 2021

Produced in collaboration with Elgin Summer Theatre at the Hemmens Cultural Center - Elgin, IL 


Virtual Script Readings

Script readings have 
continued through 2020 & 2021.  We gather monthly - look for the invite on Facebook

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Warming Up with Up and Coming

Our fall class series focusing on script work, music, and dance for musical theatre


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