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The premise of Starlight Theatre has always been to provide a creative outlet for both students and the community. Starlight is a place where people work together to provide a positive, affordable, and accessible cultural activity showcasing the beautiful setting and amazing talent that the community possesses.

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Starlight Traditions Presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical

December 9 - 12 & December 16 - 19

Join Starlight Theatre for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical! 
Purchase tickets here!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical is the story of the Herdmans, who are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, they steal, they bully other kids, and they smoke smelly cigars. There used to be only one place where you’d never see them—church. This all changes when Charlie Bradley brags that his Sunday school offers free snacks. All six of the Herdmans show up at church in search of pizza, cookies and Hawaiian Punch, and end up in the Christmas pageant. Charlie’s mom, Grace, is the novice director, who not only casts them in the show but, much to the dismay of the other kids, let’s them play all the leads. Grace instantly finds herself caught between two forces of nature—the Herdmans and Helen Armstrong, who speaks for all of the outraged citizens of the town. Grace has two choices: get rid of the Herdmans, or let them stay and risk being blamed for the worst pageant in the history of the world.

SAFETY in the Cabin!

Here’s what to expect at the Cabin on the Stage when you come to see the show:

  1. Masks are a must. Being in an enclosed space with up to 250 people in the seats, we, as well as the State of Illinois, will require masks on every patron. This will be strictly enforced.
  2. BEFORE YOUR ENTRANCE ON CAMPUS, or once you enter into the theatre, you are required to fill out this contact tracing survey and attest to your vaccination/testing status here. To paraphrase the form, RVC Covid regulations requires you attest that you have been vaccinated OR have had a negative Covid test within 7 days of the event you are attending.

Thank you for consideration of everyone when you join us at the Cabin!

Season Worth Waiting For

The Season Worth Waiting For has arrived!

Join us for this two-year-in-the-making, one-of-a-kind season that includes:

The Little Mermaid
Dream Girls
Hello Dolly
And our Starlittle show: How I Became A Pirate

Our intention is to bring as much of the original casts back as possible, but we’ll be letting the public in on how that goes in future posts. Right now, we want everyone to know that the Season Worth Waiting For is here and season tickets are on sale just in time for the holidays!

A note to our subscribers: have no fear, we have your tickets on hold just as we do every year, and we’re currently sending out renewals.

We’re so excited and honored that we get to do this again, and we can’t wait for the summer

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Starlight Shakes Shakespeare Auditions


Be a part of the magic of Starlight! Find out more about our upcoming auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

Volunteer at Starlight Theatre 2018


You can be part of the Starlight magic without being on stage. We're always looking for volunteers. Not a bad way to spend some summer nights!

Costume Rental at Starlight Theatre

Costume Rentals

We are proud to provide technical support and rental costumes to individuals, local high schools, and other theatres in our community and region. We have over 380,000 hanging garments in our collection! For more info call (815) 921-2160.