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Why Encourage the Arts?

Young people who participate in and study the arts:

  • Have higher SAT scores
  • Employ stronger communication skills
  • Are better able to complete a task from start to finish
  • Are more resilient to peer pressure
  • Have higher self-esteem
  • Exhibit creativity and imagination
  • Are better prepared to live and work in our diverse society

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School Time Performances at DUPAC

A Midsummer Night's Cirque

The Dominican University Theatre Arts department presents an original adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream trimmed to a neat 75-minute one-act.

Deep in the forest, a magical world of faeries and fireflies comes to life. Through movement, circus, and Shakespeare, enchanted sprites cast spells and play tricks on four young lovers and an unsuspecting clown troupe of amateur actors.

School-time performances at 10am -

  • Thursday, November 17
  • Friday, November 18

Tickets $5 for students // Teachers & chaperones are FREE (one per 10 students)

Seating will be limited, so reserve early. 

Reserve online and pay later

or contact the DUPAC box office at (708) 488-5000 or

The Nutcracker

Join Clara on her magical adventure to the Kingdom of the Nutcracker Prince where her wildest dreams come to life in Chicagoland’s longest running annual production of the Nutcracker. Artistic Director, Donna Vittorio’s rendition of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker is a perfect holiday tradition enjoyed annually by thousands of school students.

  • Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 10am
  • Friday, December 2, 2022 - 10am
  • Monday, December 5, 2022 - 10am

Contact the Ballet Légere office for tickets.

Please call (773) 237-1874 or email for pricing details or to reserve your seats today.

Chamber Theatre

For over 30 years, Chamber Theatre Productions has provided students and teachers of literature, drama, and language arts with original adaptations of classic short stories.

Coming in March 2023 - ENCORE!!

Each of the six stories in the ENCORE!! collection has a flavor that highlights the versatility of five great authors: Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, W.W. Jacobs, Guy de Maupassant, and Mark Twain.  Their timeless glimpses into the human experience are brought to life on the stage.

Theatreworks USA

Theatreworks USA are creators of theater for young and family audiences throughout the country.

Theatre Works Box Office 1 (800) 497-5007 or Check the TWUSA Schedule for Upcoming Shows


Email or call our Box Office at (708) 488-5000