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Elgin, IL

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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 2020 season to check out what we have in store for you.

In The Heights - Lin
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In The Heights


May 12 & 13 7-10 pm 


May 14 (invitation only)


July 17 - 19

July 24 - 26

Hi, everyone! 


We hope you’re staying healthy and safe in these ever-changing times.  


With so many things up in the air now, we wanted to update you on our summer show, IN THE HEIGHTS, in partnership with Elgin Summer Theatre.   With the information we currently have, we are still full steam ahead with our auditions, scheduled for Tuesday, May 12th and Wednesday, May 13th. In the coming weeks, all audition and show updates, including staff announcements, will be shared on our website: www.uactheatre.org, social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), and sent to our mailing list. If you would like to subscribe, head to our website. 


Now more than ever we’re grateful to be producing a show that centers around the idea of Community.  We all could use some of that right about now.       


And in that spirit, we want to hear from you--our UAC family.  We’d love to see your best Usnavi! Share a video of you rockin’ out to the song “In the Heights to our Facebook, Twitter (@UACtheatre), and/or Instagram (@uactheatre)!”  Post part of the song or sing the whole thing if you’d like!  Music is linked below:




We look forward to seeing some familiar faces and hearing some familiar voices!  


Paciencia y Fe,

UAC Theatre Board of Directors

Atención:, Atención:


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


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. Please bring a resume and a photograph/headshot with you at the time of your audition. (Resumes and photographs will not be returned.)


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