Jedlicka Performing Arts Center

  • The Jedlicka Performing Arts Center is a professional, non-equity 346-seat theatre located just 12 minutes away from the Chicago Loop, on the campus of Morton College in Cicero, IL. The acclaimed theatre, now in its 34th year, produces six shows a season, sells nearly 10,000 tickets a year and is one of the busiest non-equity theatres in the Chicago area.

    Support from Morton College and its Board of Trustees has allowed the JPAC to grow and nurture enthusiasm for the arts in local students and community members. WGN Radio deemed the JPAC “…a cultural treasure.”

  • Current Production

                                                                             Return to the Forbidden Planet

    April 10 - April 25


    Shana Dagny, Mary Doctor, Carisa Gonzalez, Jacquelyne Jones, Micheal Kott, Jennifer Ledesma,Hunter Lindner, Kristin Lutzeier, Steve Malone, Joshua Peterson,Kristen Ross, Timothy Sullivan, Amanda Walsh, Jason Williams, Daniel Wilson, and Taryn Wood

    Music Directed by John Warren
    Choreographed by Jason Williams
    Assistant Directed by Steve Calzaretta
    Directed by Dante J. Orfei

    Return to the Forbidden Planet is a hilarious Jukebox Musical that is based off the 1950's movie The Forbidden Planet. Enjoy the songs of the 60's such as "Great Balls of Fire," "The Monster Mash," "Wipeout" and many more. This musical is being remounted on the West End in London this coming year and it won the Olivier award over Miss Saigon. Don't miss this one!

    Performances include Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM throughout the run of the show.