Before School, Lunchtime and After School Theater Programs

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Dream Big offers tuition-based and/or school-funded enrichment programs for students in PreK -12th grades.

Popular themes include but are not limited to:

  • Musical theater
  • Improv
  • Story drama
  • Creative drama
  • Shakespeare
  • Devised theater
  • School productions
  • Theme-based workshops like Hamilton, Trolls, Disney and more

To bring Dream Big to your school, all you need to provide are the days of the week, dates, times and grades for your enrichment program and preference for program themes. If interested, please contact us admin@dreambigeducation.org.

Dream Big is at over 30 schools throughout the Chicagoland area and Western Suburbs. For details about your school, click on the corresponding tab below. If you don’t see your school, contact us today and we would be happy to work with you to launch a new program for your school’s community.

Akiba-Schechter

Broadway Kids

If you love musical theater, this class is for you! Come explore the foundations of theater with fun theater games, acting, improvisation, music and movement. This class encourages a positive self-image and helps students take risks on stage while building confidence on stage and off. Students will develop their own characters and create their very own unique play. An informal musical performance or sharing time will conclude each session.

Grades: K-4th
Dates: Mondays, 9/17 - 12/17 (no class 9/24, 10/1)
Time: 3:30-4:25pm
Cost: $207

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Alcott Elementary School

Broadway Kids

 

Grades: K-2nd
Dates: Wednesdays,
Time: 3:00-4:00pm

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Beebe Elementary

Storybook Theater

Love stories, acting and improv? In this class, we will explore a variety of Children’s literature through story dramatization. In addition to fun drama games, students will explore improvisation, creative storytelling and public speaking. We will read aloud and act out stories using minimal props and unlimited imagination! This class builds reading comprehension skills as well as fosters creativity, self-expression & teamwork. An informal performance will culminate this ensemble-building experience.

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Tuesdays
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Cost:

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Bell Elementary School

Broadway Kids

If you love musical theater, this class is for you! Come explore the foundations of theater with fun theater games, acting, improvisation, music and movement. This class encourages a positive self-image and helps students take risks on stage while building confidence on stage and off. Students will develop their own characters and create their very own unique play. An informal musical performance or sharing time will conclude each session.

Grades: K-5th
Dates: Mondays,
Time: 3:30-4:30pm

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Bernard Zell

Broadway Kids: Featuring Songs from Sing!

Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande, and Leonard Cohen? With 60 classic songs, and an original, "Sing" is winning big awards and finding its way into our hearts! This session will include tons of singing, dancing, acting, and all of the JOY that goes with these inspiring songs.

Grades: Jr K - 2nd
Dates: Mondays,
Time: 3:45-4:45pm

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Burr Elementary School

Broadway Kids

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Tuesdays,
Time: 4:00-5:00pm

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Clow Elementary

Broadway Bound

If you love acting & musical theater, this class is for you! Come explore the foundations of theater with fun theater games, acting, improvisation, music & movement. This class encourages a positive self image and helps students take risks on stage whilst building confidence on stage and off. An informal performance will culminate this ensemble-building experience!

Grades: 1st-5th
Dates: Wednesdays,
Time: 3:35-4:35pm
Cost: $

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Coonley Elementary School

Broadway Kids:

Grades: K-1st
Dates: Mondays,
Time: 3:35-4:35pm
Cost: $

Broadway Bound

Students in Broadway Bound will be challenged to create multi-dimensional characters who use musical theatre songs to genuinely express emotions and tell a story. Skills developed in this class will assist in audition preparation as well as build confidence for the stage.
Grades: 2nd-5th
Dates: Mondays,
Time: 3:35-4:35pm
Cost: $

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Decatur Elementary School

Grades K-3rd - Broadway Kids:Featuring Songs from Coco

The magic of dia de los Muertos inspires us as we collaborate to create our very own musical using the music and themes from Disney’s Coco and Dreamwork’s Book of Life. If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, movement, and drama games) are explored to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive story. The songs from Coco and Book of Life support the student’s original storyline to make a dia de los Muertos’ musical of their own! The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Dates: Tuesdays, 9/25/18 - 1/29/19 (no class 12/25, 1/1)
Time: 2:45-3:45pm
Cost: $287 for 17 weeks

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Grades 4th-6th - Broadway Bound :Featuring Songs from The Greatest Showman

“Look out ‘cause here I come!” If you’re a fan of The Greatest Showman this class is for you! Come explore musical theater with a circus theme. We’ll use inspiration from The Greatest Showman to perform your very own Greatest Show on Earth! In our unique Broadway Bound format, students will work together to create and develop their very own show using their extraordinary imaginations! Students in Broadway Bound will be challenged to create multi-dimensional characters who use musical theatre songs to genuinely express emotions and tell a story. Skills developed in this class will assist in audition preparation as well as build confidence for the stage.

Dates: Tuesdays, 9/25/18 - 1/29/19 (no class 12/25, 1/1)
Time: 2:45-3:45pm
Cost: $287 for 17 weeks

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Disney ll

Hamilton Fanatics

If you are as big of a fan as we are and can’t get enough of HAMILTON, you are going to LOVE this class! Students will celebrate this block- buster Broadway sensation of the year as they explore the Founding Fathers through hip-hop, R&B and rap while performing their favorite tracks from the hit soundtrack. Students can choose to showcase their own version of this 11-time Tony Award Winning Musical.

Grades: 3rd-6th
Dates: Wednesdays,
Time: 3:30-4:30pm

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Edgebrook Elementary School

Broadway Kids:Featuring Songs from Coco

The magic of dia de los Muertos inspires us as we collaborate to create our very own musical using the music and themes from Disney’s Coco and Dreamwork’s Book of Life. If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, movement, and drama games) are explored to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive story. The songs from Coco and Book of Life support the student’s original storyline to make a dia de los Muertos’ musical of their own! The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: K-2nd
Dates: Mondays, 9/10-11/26
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Cost: $207 for 12 weeks

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Edison Regional Gifted Center

Broadway Kids:

Ages: 5-9
Dates: Wednesdays,
Time: 3:00-4:00pm

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Elizabeth Ide

Storybook Theater

If you love acting, singing & story books, this class is for you! Together we’ll explore a variety of children’s literature through story dramatization. Students will play drama games, sing songs, create their own poems inspired by books and act out their favorite stories. An informal performance will culminate this creative experience.

Grades: K-2nd
Dates: Tuesdays
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Cost: $

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Hamilton Elementary School

Broadway Kids:

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Wednesdays, 9/12-1/23
(No class 11/14, 11/21, 12/27, 1/2)
Time: 2:45-3:45pm
Cost: $271 for 16 weeks
Broadway Kids: Featuring songs from the The Greatest Showman

“Look out ‘cause here I come!” If you’re a fan of The Greatest Showman this class is for you! Come explore musical theater with a circus theme. We’ll use inspiration from The Greatest Showman to perform your very own Greatest Show on Earth! In our unique Broadway Kids format, students will work together to create and develop their very own show using their extraordinary imaginations! Students will be challenged to create multi-dimensional characters who use musical theatre songs to genuinely express emotions and tell a story. Skills developed in this class will assist in audition preparation as well as build confidence for the stage.

Register Here

Hawthorne Elementary School

Broadway Kids

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Thursdays,
Time: 4:00-5:00pm

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Helen C. Peirce School Of International Studies

Mini Showstoppers:

Grade: Pre K
Dates: Mondays,
Time: 10:45-11:30am
Cost: $

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Broadway Kids

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Tuesdays,
Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Cost: $

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Jamieson Elementary School

Broadway Kids

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Thursdays,
Time: 3:45-4:45pm
Cost: $

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Lenart Elementary School

Broadway Kids

Grades: K-2nd
Dates: Thursdays,
Time: 3:00-4:00pm

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Lincoln Elementary School

Broadway Kids

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Fridays,
Time: 4:00-5:00pm

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MAC

Currently there are no Dream Big sessions at this school. Please check back again soon!

Ogden Elementary School

Broadway Kids

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Thursdays,
Time: 3:45-4:45pm

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Parker Elementary School

Ready, Set, Show

If you love musical theater, this class is for you! Come explore the foundations of theater with fun theater games, acting, improvisation, music and movement. This class encourages a positive self-image and helps students take risks on stage while building confidence on stage and off. Students will develop their own characters and create their very own unique play. An informal musical performance or sharing time will conclude each session.

Grades: 1st-3rd
Dates: Fridays,
Time: 3:30-4:30pm

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Pritzker Elementary School

Broadway Kids

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Mondays,
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Cost: $

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Prairieview Elementary School

 

Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates: Wednesdays
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Cost: $

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Pulaski International School

Broadway Kids

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Mondays,
Time: 4:00-5:00pm

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Queen of the Rosary

Stories & Showtunes

Love stories, singing & acting? In this class, we will explore a variety of Children’s literature through story dramatization using minimal props & unlimited imagination! In addition to fun drama games, students will also try their hand at improvisation & creative storytelling, along with choosing & singing their favorite showtunes. This class builds reading comprehension skills as well as fosters creativity, self-expression & teamwork. An informal performance will culminate this ensemble-building experience.

Grades: 1st-4th
Dates: Mondays,
Time:  2:40-3:40pm
Cost:  $

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River Woods

Stories & Showtunes

Love stories, singing, acting and dancing? In this class, stories and songs based on the River Woods school motto PRIDE will inspire creativity, dramatic play and of course, dance! In addition to fun drama games, students will explore the joy of musical theater classics and storybook favorites. We will read and act out stories with minimal props and unlimited imagination! This class builds reading comprehension skills as well as fosters creativity, self-expression & teamwork. An informal performance will culminate this ensemble-building experience.

There are currently no classes running at River Woods. Please check back again soon.

Sacred Heart

Class info to come.

Skinner North

Broadway Kids

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Fridays,
Time: 3:45-4:45 pm

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Spring Brook Elementary School

Storybook Theater

Love stories, acting and improv? In this class, we will explore a variety of Children’s literature through story dramatization. In addition to fun drama games, students will explore improvisation, creative storytelling and public speaking. We will read aloud and act out stories using minimal props and unlimited imagination! This class builds reading comprehension skills as well as fosters creativity, self-expression & teamwork. An informal performance will culminate this ensemble-building experience.

Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates: Thursdays
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Cost: $

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St. Stans

Broadway Kids:

Grades: PreK-2nd
Dates: Tuesdays,
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $

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Sauganash Elementary School

Broadway Kids:

Grades: K-5th
Dates: Wednesdays, 9/19-12/5 (no class 11/14, 11/21)
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $175

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Wildwood Elementary School

Broadway Kids:

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Tuesdays,
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Cost: $

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Contact Us!

Siobhan Maycraft, Education Director, Chicagoland Programming
Siobhan@DreamBigEducation.org

Louise Rook, Western Suburbs Director of Operations, Naperville Programming
Louise@DreamBigEducation.org