Entertain - Educate - Elevate




Engaging Students. Partnering with Educators . Integrating the Common Core Standards

Mission: Improv Playhouse Community Outreach and Education has establish a regionally renowned program of Theater for Young Audiences which demonstrates our commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts via collaborative initiatives for the purpose of engaging arts educators and our communities.

Traveling Storybook Musicals

We're committed to producing a variety of interactive musicals based off of feedback from you, the teachers. These traveling shows are designed specifically for daycare centers, libraries, and assemblies. We're offering two very unique shows, both with the focus of using  theatre as an educational tool.  Our cast of professional actors will bring our production materials right to your very own classrooms!


Aesop's Fables

Through a combination of several classic fables that teach a new lesson every time, these stories will present Aesop's famous parables to children and adults alike in an entertaining musical format.  Experience stories such as The Fox and the Grapes, The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, and, of course, The Tortoise and the Hare as our professional ensemble uncovers the lessons learned and the fun to be had! Book September 7 - October 9, 2015 (Mondays through Saturdays).



We all know the story of Rumpelstiltskin and the world's first ever name game. In our humorous twist on this classic tale, our ensemble explores the pitfalls of lies and boastfulness while teaching the importance of being truthful, even in a tangled situation. Come along with us as we spin this classic tale into a heap of laughs! Booking February 8 - March 11, 2016 (Mondays through Saturdays).

Touring History Production

Here at Improv Playhouse, we are committed to producing an interactive production based off of feedback from you, the teachers. This traveling show is designed specifically for cultural centers, libraries, and assemblies. We're offering a very unique show, with the focus of using  theatre as an educational tool.  Our cast of professional actors will bring our production materials right to your very own classrooms!

Heroes of the American Revolution

Through a combination of narratives, letters, and first hand accounts, this production will present an entertaining and engaging tale of some of our early American heroes to children and adults alike in an entertaining format.  Experience stories of  John and Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, Molly Pitcher, Martha and General George Washington, and many more. Our professional actors bring to life these tales of our country and the importance of these historical figures! Booking October 26th - December 18, 2015 (Mondays - Saturdays).

Anti-Bullying Programs

We are extremely proud to introduce our brand new Anti-Bullying programs available to your students starting this Fall! Follow friends Parker and Penny on a journey to find out how to make your school a positive, prevention focused, bully free environment!

Meet Penny & Parker!

Parker and Penny's Tips for a Positive School Community! (Grades K-3) and

Parker and Penny's Bully Prevention Program! (Grades 3-5)

Improv Playhouse's Penny and Parker programs are the perfect way to compliment your PBIS and Anti-Bullying programming in your schools.  Our 50 minute presentation features two of our actors tailoring each performance to the needs of your school community. 


Students appreciate literature as it comes to life

Improv Playhouse has established its Community Outreach & Education mission with the goal of specifically expanding its Creative Education programming in public and private schools, increasing diversity outreach in Lake County and the metro Chicago area, and providing scholarships to students who exhibit financial need and exemplary skills in the performing arts.

Relate character, setting, plot to real-life situations

Our staff emphasize the importance of personal integrity in the application of communications skills in real life situations, thereby integrating creative expression with the best of an individual's values and strongest character attributes. We view our role as professional consultants as well as producers, educators and actors who hold advanced degrees in the creative arts with over forty years experience in the field.


Students make connections to their own experiences

We become the external resource for many organizations, creating problem-solving solutions in educationally-focused training and team-building environments. Theater has long been a conduit for both education and entertainment. Its popularity can be attributed to many things inclusive of its celebration of life and introspection, as well as the expression of the human spirit. It is our hope that our partnerships would become a laboratory that continually investigate and reflect on the possibilities that can exist between our combined resources and those organizations seeking our creative and artistic services.


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To book a field trip for your students, call 847-968-4529.


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