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Margo Proeh started The Children’s Theatre Company in 1993 and has been teaching dance and musical theatre ever since. Throughout her early teenage years and early twenties, Margo starred in many national commercials, TV shows, and even a movie! She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild – AFTRA, and was formally trained at Interlochen Arts academy, National Music Camp, Eileen Boevers Performing Arts School, Steppenwolf Summer Theatre program, Ruth Page School of Dance and by Randy Duncan himself. After starting a family, she found her true passion in the education of her trade. Margo is a recognized specialist in musical theatre and dance. She started teaching at Apple Tree Theatre and the University of Illinois’ Chicago Campus for The Principal Scholars Program. This program used musical theatre to help at-risk youth. She has worked for Motorola’s Western Open where she produced shows for the event. Margo wrote, produced, and directed a cable TV show called WKIDS. Many of the students that were involved in that show have successful careers in the entertainment industry today. With years of experience teaching musical theatre and more than 1000s of shows later the company has now expanded to locations in Highland Park, Northbrook, Chicago, Libertyville, Oak Park/River Forest, Brookfield, Mt. Prospect, Vernon Hills, Arlington Heights, District 214, Norridge, Elgin and many more.
With over 24 years of Experience directing, producing, and choreographing children’s theatre and dance, Margo has expanded her company to offer this new division that will offer experience and exposure to students that want to further their career.
Gabrielle is originally from Naperville, Il and moved out east to study musical theatre at Emerson College. After graduating she moved to New York and booked the 1st national tour of the Broadway show Spring Awakening. She has been fortunate enough to work with many notable industry professionals including Joe Mantello, Michael Mayer, Bill T. Jones, Billy Porter, and Michael Arden, among others. She is currently a working actress and is represented by Shirley Hamilton Talent.
The Children’s Theatre Co. is proud to introduce an exciting new branch to our programming. Youth Talent Network will be an audition only performance program sourcing some of Chicagoland’s best and brightest young performers. This program will allow performers to work on their skills in a more competitive environment Both Gabrielle Garza and Margo Proeh are so excited to introduce this program to your children.
Each term we offer a variety of classes and workshops in theatre, music and dance. Our instructors are working industry professionals with years of experience. Students will gain inside knowledge of the performing arts industry, make friends, and gain confidence.
In addition to our class offerings we also produce full musical productions. Students will have the opportunity to perform new and original material as well as classic shows from the musical theatre cannon. Showcase Conservatory is audition only.
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151 S Pfingsten Rd S, Deerfield, IL 60015