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Category: Something’s Coming

Be Transported to the West Side…

By Ryan Schultz AOTC always seems to find the right show at the right time.  Of course, there is always something to celebrate and this year is no exception.  I like to think it a happy accident that we decided to prepare West Side Story mere weeks before the 100th birthday of its composer, Leonard…
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Embarking on Staging a Story

By Shannon Woodruff As the New Year dawns, I find myself starting the process of directing the stage action for “West Side Story” this coming summer.  In my private moments I find I’m second guessing myself. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this!)  I ask questions like, “Am I capable of…
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Location, Location Location…and a Staff!

Well here it is, our 2018 West Side Story location! We will construct our stage behind the building at 111 East Court Street in Kankakee. We are very excited and just LOVE the look!! A big thanks to Marty McNab,  Andy Wheeler and Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong. AND….we have gathered a fantastic staff to make it…
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