Jan Scott (Artistic Director)
Jan is happy to be back directing the eighteenth production of The King’s Players, the group that she conceived, co-founded and for which she received Mt. Prospect’s prestigious Home Town Shining Star Award for enhancing the performing arts in her community. Outside of the theatre, Jan uses her creative skills planning magical vacations as a Travel Planner with Starship Travel in Arlington Heights. Be sure to visit her website and “Like” her Jan’s Magical Travel Facebook page! Jan is a lifelong member of St. Mark where she serves on the church council and sings in the adult choir.
Kim Perlich (Costume Director)
Kim is delighted to return to her role of Costumer for The King’s Players. She started with TKP in 2001 as co-founder of the group and costumer for its first production, Oklahoma! She has since designed and created costumes for TKP’s Bye Bye Birdie, Meet Me in St. Louis, Good News!, Crazy for You, Cinderella, Children of Eden, 42nd Street, The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, Kiss Me Kate, Once On This Island, The Little Mermaid and Mary Poppins. Kim’s real-life occupation doesn’t take her far away from the sewing machine. As a self-employed wedding designer, she plays ‘costumer’ to bridal parties throughout the Chicagoland area and beyond. When not threading a needle, Kim and her husband, Hans, travel the country with the goal of riding every major roller coaster in America!
Erica Stanko (Choreographer)
Erica is excited and honored to return to The King’s Players for her tenth summer. She joined the TKP family in 2004, performing in Good News, Footloose, and as Polly in Crazy
for You. Other favorite roles include Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes, Tammy in Hairspray and a featured singer/dancer in Swing. Erica graduated from Roosevelt University with a degree in special education and currently works at Northwest Special Recreation Association, providing recreational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.
2018 Revue Show
When life hands you lemons, as they say, make lemonade! Sadly, we did not get enough actors to produce Once Upon A Mattress this summer. Instead, this is going to give us an opportunity to do something we’ve long wanted to do. Rather than doing a book musical, we will put together our own revue show, giving our cast an extraordinary opportunity to perform musical numbers from a variety of shows – even more than they would in an ordinary book musical! It will be a challenging and creative endeavor.
Rehearsals will begin in June. Regular rehearsals typically take place weekly with the following schedule:
- Sunday 1pm-5pm
- Note: Sunday rehearsals will end at 4pm until the school year ends
- Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 7-10pm
- Note: Weekday rehearsals will end at 9pm until the school year ends
Parent and Cast Orientation Meeting
There will be a mandatory cast/parent orientation meeting on Tuesday, May 22 from 7pm – 9pm at St. Mark Lutheran Church
- A check made out to SMLC/TKP for either $150 or $250 will be required at this meeting if your child is cast in the production. Note: if the fee is an impediment to participation, please call Jan Scott at 847/204-9764 about scholarship opportunities. All financial assistance will be handled discreetly.
- The Parent/Guardian Volunteer Interest Form will be due at this meeting. It is the last page included in the 4-page Audition Form.