Live musical productions with full orchestra on Chicago’s North Shore


On September 10, 1981, Light Opera Works opened in Evanston, Illinois. Today, 38 years and 129 productions later, the company’s name is Music Theater Works, which better reflects what we do—light opera and operetta, Broadway classics, Great American Songbook concerts and popular educational programs for young people. Join us for our 2018 season!


2018 Season Sponsor • Joyce Ruth Saxon


The Pirates of Penzance


Everybody’s favorite softhearted buccaneers are back, and they’re in the mood for matrimony! LEARN MORE

Spring Gala Benefit

Annual fundraiser for Music Theater Works, with a special VIP reception. 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

Summer Youth Production

Teens 13 to 18 work with professionals to create a fully staged production of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. 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