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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.

UAC and The Hemmens Cultural Center are excited to announce that they will continue their partnership to present the 2023 summer production of Fame.

July 14 -16 & 21-23

Hemmens Cultural Center
Elgin, IL 

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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. 

In keeping with the show’s intended cast, we are seeking a diverse cast in which we can showcase their dancing, singing, rapping, and musicianship. Auditions are open to the public and will be held in May, 2023 at The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way in Elgin. Callbacks will be by invitation only.  All those auditioning should wear comfortable clothing and shoes for the dance portion and prepare to sing 16 to 32 bars of a song that best highlights their vocal ability.  An accompanist will be provided, so auditionees must bring sheet music in the key they will be singing. Singing acapella is not encouraged. 


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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