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Welcome to Uptown Music Theater of Highland Park 

A dynamic young theater embracing community, creativity, and wisdom, and instilling hope and inspiration through the art of storytelling 


2023 Summer Production

The Addams Family”

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice


Directed by Matt Canon

Music and Orchestra Direction by Isabella Isherwood

Choreography by Sarah Makkawy Canon

Highland Park, IL




HPHS Theatre Department, Encore, and Uptown Music Theater Establish

The Scott Shallenbarger Award

Presented Annually to a

Graduating HPHS Senior

We are raising money to benefit the new Scott "Shall" Shallenbarger Award, in honor of his 30+ years at Highland Park High School (HPHS - IL). Shall has been a life-changing teacher and mentor, having a positive impact on both arts education and the community. Scott will be retiring at the end of the 2022-2023 school year and this award was launched at his retirement celebration on May 6, 2023.

Past Productions

Missed a performance? Check out previous productions.

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