Performing Arts Center

Welcome to the Huntley Community School District 158 Performing Arts Center

The District 158 Performing Arts Center (PAC), located at Huntley High School, is a proscenium stage facility with full-service audio and lighting capabilities. The PAC, which seats 619 with an additional 12 areas for special needs/wheelchair seating, hosts several District 158 theatre productions, a dance showcase, and high school band, orchestra, and chorus concerts.

This year, we hope to Ignite Your Passion as we take you on an epic journey, traveling from the mythical town of Almost, Maine where real people deal with the difficulties of love, to a remote village where a girl must choose between revealing her true identity or saving all of China, and to a Greek island paradise where a young woman sets out on a hilarious journey of searching for her birth father. We will spend time in the swamps of a place Far Far Away where a green ogre is sent to rescue the lovely Princess from the tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon, share laughter in a church in Noe Valley, California where a former lounge singer takes refuge, enjoy an insightful discussion between Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian café in 1904, and finally share a tender portrait of what it means to let go in the story of a scientist who tries to come up with a new message about
humanity to be sent into space while his mother walks across the United States.

We hope the stories we will be sharing with you will connect us through our similarities and differences, enable you to explore your emotions and ideas, expand your compassion, love, insight, and humor, and of course, Ignite Your Passion, as well as your family and friends.

So this season, dance to a different drummer, go on an unexpected journey, live a thousand lives, and follow an unknown path.

On behalf of the show directors, production staff, and cast and crew members, we look forward to spending the coming year with you.


Lorie Woods                                                                       Nathan Knapke
Director of Performing Arts Center                                Technical Director
Phone: (847) 659-6107                                                      Phone: (847) 659-6515
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