Mainstage Productions

The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire sells more than 400,000 tickets a year, has presented more than 180 productions to an estimated 11 million people, and has received a record 500 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations.

Our acclaimed theatre assists and fosters artists in creating American and World Premieres for the Marriott stage, and Broadway has long considered us a prime venue for "launching" Broadway shows into the regional market.

Meredith Willson's The Music Man

Mainstage

Apr 10
June 2, 2024

Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. Follow fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a band that he vows to organize – despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, THE MUSIC MAN is family entertainment at its best.

Beehive: The 60's Musical

Mainstage

Jun 19
August 11, 2024

The ultimate celebration of 1960’s female empowerment! Featuring such timeless classics as “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Be My Baby,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Me and Bobby McGee,” BEEHIVE: THE 60’S MUSICAL nostalgically recalls the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power. Last summer audiences adored Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, now the women take the spotlight! Directed & Choreographed by Deidre Goodwin

1776

Mainstage

Aug 21
October 13, 2024

Summer, 1776 - The nation is ready to declare independence...if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! Witness the birth of the nation as the likes of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson struggle, through courage and conviction, to craft the Declaration of Independence. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the people behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, charming, and often petty, determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Musical, this funny, the seminal events in American history blazes to vivid life in this funny, insightful and compelling drama.

Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Mainstage

Oct 30
December 29, 2024

One of America’s most cherished silver screen classics comes to the stage in this holiday favorite, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas! Packed with dazzling hits like “Blue Skies,” “Count Your Blessings,” “I Love a Piano” and the title song “White Christmas,” your entire family will celebrate this magical time of year with this uplifting classic.