High School Summer Theatre Program

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Grease the musical logo

High School Summer Theatre Program Presents

Grease: The Musical

Town of Normal waives fees to honor 50th Anniversary

The Town of Normal Cultural Arts Department is honoring the High School Summer Theatre Program’s 50th Anniversary this year by waiving participation fees for cast and crew members. This summer’s production of the iconic 1950s-themed musical “Grease” will take place at Connie Link Amphitheater in June and July, including a special alumni weekend celebration June 24-26. Auditions will be held April 21-23.

The program began in 1972 within a year of the original debut of “Grease” in Chicago. Since its inception, thousands of local students have taken part in summer productions. We invite program alumni and the entire community to join us this summer in celebrating this program's remarkable legacy and impact!

2022 Performance Schedule 

Date  Time
Thursday, June 16
7 p.m.
Friday, June 17
7 p.m.
Saturday, June 18
7 p.m.
Rain Date: Sunday, June 19
7 p.m.
Thursday, June 23
7 p.m.
Friday, June 24
7 p.m.
Saturday, June 25
7 p.m.
Rain Date: Sunday, June 26
7 p.m.
Thursday, June 30
7 p.m.
Friday, July 1
7 p.m.
Saturday, July 2
7 p.m.

Performance Ticket Prices

Age Cost 
Adults  $10
Students/Seniors $5
Season Pass - Available for purchase at any performance! 
5 and Under  FREE

2022 Auditions & FAQs

Who can audition?  Any student currently in 8th through 12 grades.

When and where are auditions? Auditions and callbacks will be held at the Community Activity Center, 1110 Douglas St, Normal, IL 61761. 

What do I need to prepare for auditions?
Auditioners can print and fill out the Audition Form in advance and bring it with them to auditions. (There will also be copies available at auditions.) Auditioners will be asked to read one of these Monologues from the show and should also come prepared to sing no more than one minute of a song of their choosing that showcases their vocal ability. This does not need to be a musical theatre piece,  and the song can be sung along to the original track (a Bluetooth speaker will be provided for playback) or a capella. (Please note that there will not be an accompanist at the auditions.)

Audition Schedule:

  • Thursday, April 21 from 6-9 p.m. and Friday, April 22 from 6-9 p.m. (those auditioning need only attend ONE night of their choice, but should plan on staying the entire time.)
  • Callbacks: Sat, 4/23 from 9 a.m.-noon.

What are Callbacks? If you are called back then that means that the directors would like to see something specific from you. Music and scripts will be provided at that time.

When will the cast list be posted? The list will be posted as soon as possible, usually late Saturday night. The list is published on the Facebook page "Normal Summer Music Theatre" and on the doors to the Community Activity Center (CAC). Everyone cast in the shows needs to attend the Company Meeting with a parent or guardian.

What is the cost to participate? Beginning in 2022, there will be NO FEE to participate in High School Summer Theatre productions.

What is the rehearsal schedule? Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, April 26. The rehearsal schedule is generally Monday-Friday evenings beginning at 6 p.m. A virtual all-cast meeting that will take place on either Sunday, April 24 or Monday, April 25, with the time TBA, that will outline the schedule as well as all policies and procedures.