Announcing Auditions for
DFT's November 2024 Production!
Announcing Auditions for
DFT's November 2024 Production!

November 15-17 & 22-24, 2024 • Caruso Auditorium, Deerfield

November 15-17 and 22-24, 2024
Caruso Auditorium, Deerfield
Matt Canon
Music Director
Marty Karlin
Sarah Makkawy Canon
Ryan Elliott
Book by
David Greig
Music by
Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by
Scott Wittman
Marc Shaiman
Based on the novel by ROALD DAHL
Songs from the Motion Picture by
Caruso Auditorium • 1801 Montgomery Rd. • Deerfield
Fridays, Nov. 15 and 22 - 7:00pm
Saturday, Nov. 16 and 23 - 1:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, Nov. 17 and 24 - 1:00pm
Tickets will be on sale in September.
Audition Information
Auditions will be held at
Jewett Park Community Center
836 Jewett Park Dr., Deerfield
Monday, August 19 - 6:00-9:00pm
Wednesday, August 21 - 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday, August 24 - 10:00am-2:00pm
Callbacks by invitation on
Sunday, August 25 - 10:00am-2:00pm
Click here to review a character breakdown.
Stay tuned for online audition signups!
Audition information coming soon!
Audition Workshop
Join our 2024 production staff for a fun and informative AUDITION WORKSHOP at Jewett Park Community Center on Saturday, July 13th, from 1:00 to 2:30pm. Learn about the DFT audition process, sing, dance, and get valuable audition tips from our 2024 dream team!
Free and open to everyone (4th grade and up), this workshop is not a prerequisite for auditioning.
Click here to sign up for the workshop.
Online workshop signups coming soon.
Special Event - This September!
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It takes a lot of help to put a show together!
If you would like to volunteer for any of our shows, please contact Laney Haupert, Deerfield Park District Cultural Arts and Special Events Supervisor, at
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About Deerfield Family Theater

Deerfield Family Theater was founded in 2000 by the Deerfield Park District, and with the devotion of Susan Redondo, as a successor to the long running and successful Children's Theater of Deerfield, Inc. DFT combines all the fun and excitement of a professional theater environment, with a neighborhood atmosphere and a family-oriented setting.

Our mission is to produce the highest quality theater experience for Deerfield and our surrounding communities, whether in the audience, on stage, or as part of the production staff. All productions are appropriate for family entertainment and have children as an integral part of the cast.

Through our professional staff and seasoned adult performers, we strive to mentor young actors by giving them the unique opportunity to learn and perform in a professional quality theater group.

Deerfield Family Theater is supported, in part, through the Illinois Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, ticket sales, community sponsors, and ad sales. We are governed by a board of directors who meet throughout the year. It takes a lot of help to put a show together!

The DFT Board of Directors
Larry Aaronson
Marci Medwed Barnett
Chas Carol
Ryan Elliott
Laney Haupert
Claire Higgins
Mathew Kerbis
Larry Mason
Susie Mason
Chris Morgan
Lauren Price
Lee Rivlin
Sue Vani
Interested in joining our team?
We are now accepting applications for new board members. Click here to apply now!
Deerfield Theater History!

As noted above, Deerfield Family Theater continues as a successor to Children's Theater of Deerfield. Deerfield historical records also give us the following Deerfield theater gem, from way back in 1913...

Americans with Disabilities Act

Our Park District and other public agencies are subject to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination in the services, programs or facilities provided to individuals with disabilities. If you believe that, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance may be required when participating in a program, using a facility or receiving a service, please contact Executive Director Jeff Harvey at 847-572-2612.

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836 Jewett Park Drive • Deerfield IL 60015
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Contact Laney Haupert, Cultural Arts and Special Events Supervisor,
Deerfield Park District, at