Light Opera Works is now Music Theater Works

Same great live musical productions with full orchestra on Chicago’s North Shore!

On September 10, 1981, Light Opera Works opened in Evanston, Illinois. Today, 37 years and 107 productions later, Light Opera Works has been rechristened Music Theater Works to more accurately reflect what we do—light opera and operetta, Broadway classics, Great American Songbook concerts and popular educational programs for young people. Join us for our 2017 season!


Free Candide Discussion


Enhance your appreciation of Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece in a free discussion before selected performances of Candide. LEARN MORE

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Summer Workshops

Kids 8 to 13 develop confidence in a nurturing and fun atmosphere. No auditions or experience required and every child is guaranteed a part in the show. LEARN MORE

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Candide Youth Production

Serious teens age 13 to 18 work like professionals on a staged version of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. Auditions required. LEARN MORE

Ticket Office and Mailing Address:
Music Theater Works
516 4th Street
Wilmette, IL 60091-2829

Phone: (847) 920-5360
Fax: (847) 920-5358
E-mail Us

Office open 10am to 5pm
Monday through Friday for
ticket purchases/exchanges