MOUNT CARROLL – Timber Lake Playhouse, the professional summer theatre of Northwest Illinois, will present the Magic Owl Theatre’s production of Cinderella…After the Ball and the All-Area Teen Production of Grease during the July 4th week. 

After last summer's blockbuster hit, School Of RockTimber Lake Playhouse is proud to present its 2nd annual All-Area Teen Production of America's original "high school musical," Grease. With great songs – all with a drivin’ beat that’ll bring you back to the wonderful world of 50’s Rock and Roll – Grease will be a musical that you’ll want to see again and again.

Featuring teen performers from Carroll, Whiteside, Lee, Stephenson, Ogle, and Clinton Counties, TLP has assembled the best youth talent from Northwestern Illinois.

Grease originated in Chicago and made its premiere at The Kingston Mines Theater in 1971. In 1978, Grease became a hugely popular feature film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the lead roles. Grease features book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

Performances are Monday July 3rd at 7:30pm and Thursday July 6th, Friday July 7th, and Saturday July 8th at 2:00pm. All tickets are $12.

TLP’s Magic Owl Children’s Theatre will present their second offering of the summer beginning July 6.  Everyone knows the classic Cinderella story, but what happens after? The new musical Cinderella… After the Ball follows Cinderella on her quest for “happily ever after.”

Cinderella easily fits into her forgotten glass slipper, but discovers that she does not fit into her new palace home. Her peasant past makes her marriage to the Prince unacceptable to the King.  When danger comes to the kingdom, Cinderella bands together with her besties Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty to take matters into their own hands. In this magical kingdom full of coffee shops, castles, and political rallies, fairy tale characters abound for a colorful, high energy, and quick witted adventure.

Featuring Timber Lake Playhouse’s company members, this ensemble sings and dances to bring the fairy tale kingdom to life. Kiersten Frumkin who recently played Mrs. Banks in Timber Lake’s Mary Poppins is Cinderella, playing alongside Sam Columbus as the villainous Pinocchio and Nick Drake as the Dragon, this modern age fairy tale is sure to entertain and inspire.

Originally produced and performed at the Marriott Theatre, Timber Lake Playhouse is proud to produce the world premiere. The show is family friendly and entertaining for audiences of all ages. With music and lyrics by Jiwan Kin and Eddie Sugarman this new pop/rock musical is funny, flashy, and presents an empowering message for children and parents alike.

Performances of Cinderella…After the Ball are Thursday, July 6th through Saturday July 8th at 11:00am and August 1, 3, 4 & 5 at 2:00pm. All tickets are $8. 

Special “Princess Party Packages” are available for the August 3rd and August 5th performances.  You will enjoy lunch while our Princesses stroll around and greet guests at their table.  Packages include lunch and Princess party favors. Call the Box Office to reserve your party (not available for purchase online).

Grease and Cinderella…After the Ball as well as Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock-opera masterpiece, Evita, which runs through July 9th are performed at the playhouse in rural Mount Carroll.

For show times and to purchase tickets, visit or call the Box Office at 815-244-2035. The Box Office is open every day from 10:00 – 3:00 and until intermission on days of performances.  The playhouse is located at 8215 Black Oak Road in rural Mount Carroll.