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The All-Stars use Shakespeare’s Theatre to inspire, entertain, and educate diverse audiences through live performances  and workshops.   Our professional actors and teaching artists present professional theatrical productions that enliven Shakespeare’s plays for veteran theatre-goers and new audiences alike.  We strive to present Shakespeare in a fresh, accessible way by suiting “the action to the word, the word to the action.”



Book the All-Stars' signature show, Shakespeare Shorts!, at your school, community center, or event. Customized performances - no two are alike!


NEW! Available March 1, 2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream

It's all fun and games until someone gets turned into a donkey.  

Three storylines interweave as four young lovers run into an enchanted forest in the name of true love. The fairies intervene with magic and more than a dash of mischief! In the forest, a group of amateur actors rehearse a hilariously bad play. As the King and the Queen of the Fairies are quarreling, the King of the Fairies, instructs his sprite, Puck, to turn one of the foolish players into a donkey, and the Fairy Queen, falls madly in love with him!!

This fast-paced, highly physical production from Shakespeare All Stars is a wonderful way to introduce audiences of all ages to Shakespeare.  

Bring A Midsummer Night's Dream to your school or book a field trip!  Field Trips available on April 30 at 10:30 pm in Palatine and May 2 at 10:30 am in Chicago!

Learn more about post-show Workshops!

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Shakespeare Shorts! our fun, fast-paced, customizable show!

With professional actors, vibrant costumes, and dynamic staging, The All-Stars enliven the Bard’s classic works for diverse audiences.  Shakespeare Shorts! is a fast-paced, interactive montage of Shakespearean scenes, monologues, and songs.  We “suit the action to the word, the word to the action” to bring the text to life so students can better understand and appreciate these famous plays.

We have performed at schools, libraries, festivals, and special events and can customize a performance to suit your schedule, venue, and audience.  

Thank you so much for being a part of our summer program with PODER at Hedges Elementary. The students walked away with more confidence and belief in themselves and that is priceless. Your time and generosity have affected my students for a life-time and for that we are truly grateful . . . You have truly enriched their summer and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
— Chelcie Porter, Hedges Elementary

Touring Performance: That Is the Question: Shakespeare Scenes & Trivia


Part performance, part quiz show, the All-Stars ask questions about the life and works of Shakespeare, interspersing relevant scenes.  In the bonus rounds, audience members are invited onstage to compete in insane challenges!  A fun, interactive way to review the plays you are studying!  

Originally devised for the 25th Annual Rhinoceros Theater Festival, curated by Curious Theatre Branch, That Is the Question can be customized for adults to be like Trivia Night at their favorite bar or for students as the perfect game to review the plays they are reading.