Performing Arts

Since our founding in 1919, all students have been encouraged and welcomed to "take the stage." Courses are designed to for students to build a foundation of skills in music and drama, and to continually develop those skills through a variety of classroom and performance experiences. Opportunities include vocal and instrumental music, acting and technical theater.

2018 Winter Play–"Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse"
by Kevin Henkes Adapted by Kevin Kling

Adapted from Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. © 1996 by Kevin Henkes. Performed with permission from Greenwillow Books, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Theatrical adaptation © 1998 by Kevin Kling.


Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can't wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Lilly's fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to make amends.
Run time: 

Approx. 45 minutes-No intermission-there will be a meet and greet after each performance with the cast.

Age level:

All ages welcome to attend!


$7 for Students/Children
$9 for Adults


Friday, December 7th at 9:30am
Saturday, December 8th at 10:00am


North Shore Country Day School Auditorium
310 Green Bay Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093

Cast and Credits:

Director-Julia Macholl
Assistant Director-Alex Carrigan
Technical Director- Austin Gruber
Costume Designer- Amanda Rabito
Costume Assistant-Phoebe Casey
Stage Manager-Rob Pierre
Backstage Managers-Claire Umpleby and Amelia Atia
Lighting Designer/ Light Board Operator- Will Niemann
Sound Board Operator- Max Bury

Crew-Ahan Jain, Quinn Connolly*, Jamie Andren, US Technical Theatre class


Lilly-Olivia Theodosakis
Chester-Zach Barker*
Wilson-Kate McKown
Mother-Morgan Small*
Father-Kendall Vallas
Mr. Slinger-Jack Saccaro
Cousin Garland-Lucas Leschynski
Grammy-Taylor Vallas
Julius -Sophie Gerdeman

Vivian Miller
Safa Hadavi
Matt Bay*
Marissa Youderian
Patrick Fitzgerald

2018 Spring Musical–The Music Man

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North Shore Country Day School is a junior kindergarten through 12th grade, college-preparatory school founded in Winnetka, Illinois in 1919.  With rigorous academic pursuit as the cornerstone, North Shore provides many opportunities for all students to excel – in the classroom and the laboratory, on the stage and the playing field, in their communities and beyond.