Arts Center of St. Charles

Sponsored by Self-Esteem for Life Foundation: A 501 C 3 Non-Profit Charitable Organization
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Nomad Theatre Company, sponsored by SELF, is a tuition-based educational program.  Appearing around the Fox Valley Area, we produce a wide variety of projects all aimed at building self-esteem and leadership among youth grades 2nd through college.  Cast members "create not imitate" by collaborating with the director to develop a unique show based on everyone's participation and imagination. Everyone plays a part, and no one is ever 'just ensemble.'



Summer 2016

High School/College 

Black Box Musical

Seating is limited!  Purchase tickets now:

Run time 2 hours 10 minutes

Friday, August 5 at 7pm Silver Cast
Saturday, August 6 at 3pm Silver Cast
Saturday, August 6 at 7pm Gold Cast
Sunday, August 7 at 3pm Gold Cast

Rated R for language and adult content

EDDIE BIRDLACE: Adam Huckeby / Cody Rogers

ROSE FENNY: Cristelle Escalante / Ivy Flessen

BERNSTEIN: Kyle Krisch 

BOLAND: Alex Kuphal / Nicholas Sole

MARCY: Kailey Nelson / Madison Rae


RUTH TWO BEARS: Faith Newburg 

SUZETTE: Camryn Pillay 

LOUNGER SINGER: Gwen Schaefer 

FECTOR/DRAG QUEEN: Zack Preswisch 

BIG TONY: Zack Preswisch 

CHIPPY: Amy Al-Salita 

DINER PATRON: Gwen Schaefer 

GIBBS: Cody Rogers / Adam Huckeby

HIPPIES: All girls 

LIBRARIAN: Faith Newburg 

PEGGY: Madison Rae/Kailey Nelson

PETE: Gwen Schaefer 

SERGEANT: Zack Preswisch 

STEVEN'S PARTY DATE: Cody Rogers / Adam Huckeby

STEVENS: Nicholas Sole / Alex Kuphal

WAITER: Amy Al-Salita 

Director: Tracy Whiteside

Co-Director:  Emily Brown
Music Director:  Adam Huckeby

Choreography:  Amy Swanson and Madison Rae
Stage Manager:  Chris Wegner





Seating is limited!  Purchase tickets now:

Performances at the Arts Center of St. Charles:  SOLD OUT!!

Friday, August 12 at 7pm Purple Cast
Saturday, August 13 at 3pm Blue Cast
Saturday, August 13 at 7pm Pink Cast

At Bartlett Community Center Oak Room:
Sunday, August 14
12pm Pink Cast
3pm Blue Cast
7pm Purple Cast

*Click HERE for cast lists!!*

70 minute run-time
Rated G

Director: Tracy Whiteside
Music Director: Adam Huckeby

Asst. Director: Olivia Schauer

Stage Manager:  Faith Bartkowiak
Choreographers: Grace Courter, Katie Das
Directing Intern:  Faith Newberg

Fall 2016:  GREASE

Grades 2-College

Click here for audition requirements

Saturday, August 27 from 3-5pm
Sunday, August 28 from 3-5pm
Monday, August 29 from 5-7pm

Email to schedule an audition time.

Rehearsals: September 3-October 21
Thursdays, 6-8pm Music All Ages
Fridays, 6-9pm Kids
Saturdays, 3-6pm Kids
Sundays, 6-9pm Young Adults

PERFORMANCES: October 22-23

DIRECTOR:  Tracy Whiteside


Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Kids Spring 2017

More info to come...


These are tuition-based educational programs.  Tuition is $225. Cast members supply their own costumes, makeup, and props.  There are no scholarships available at this time. Parents or cast members are asked to volunteer in some capacity such as coordinating costumes or props. The time commitment is small, and many hands make light work!

All programs meet the Illinois State Board of Education Teaching Standards for Drama/Theater Arts.


-Rehearsal space

-Music Director


-Music CDs

-Licensing of performance material


-Lighting and sound technicians

BLACK BOX THEATRE is performed on a very simple stage with minimal set pieces. This allows the actors to be the focus of the show, and offers more flexibility and staging options.

NOMAD’S KIDS productions are popular G-rated musicals or plays. This gives children grades 2-8 a chance to play the lead roles that usually go to teens in youth productions. 

NOMAD’S HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE productions are typically more edgy shows, usually with adult themes. They are often PG-13 or R-rated for language and mature content.