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About Us

Dreamers was started in 1989 by Delores Heuer – a long-time educator and theater enthusiast in DeKalb. The main purpose of the group is to promote the enrichment of young people’s lives through self-expression with music, drama, and friendship. We welcome new members at all times – the most important quality needed is the love of theatre and performance.

Dreamers is currently under the co-direction of Gavin Wilson and Dan Coran. Gavin has a degree in music composition from NIU and has done extensive performing in community and professional theatre over the past 20 years. He has directed several shows in the DeKalb area, taught improvisation to private students, and has also co-directed with Dee Heuer in several shows. Dan has a degree in English literature from Stanford University and has been active in DeKalb-area community theatre for the past 8 years. He has produced several musicals for Children’s Community Theatre, an organization he was president of for two years.

The Dreamers Organization:

  • Meets every Saturday morning from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb, IL

  • Is open to youths in 5th through 8th grade. (Students in high school and above with an interest in theatre are encouraged to check out our affiliated group, Annex Theatre Company.) To join, simply contact us.

  • Currently meets September through April, and breaks for summer (May through August)

  • Produces two main shows each year at the historic Egyptian Theater, one in November and one in April (though the group may decide to do more, as interest and resources allow)

Dues for membership are $20 per month per child.

Note: Dreamers staff are all-volunteer. Dues money goes toward theatre rentals, payment for performance rights and materials, production costs, sets, costumes, lighting, etc.

Parental participation is welcome and encouraged, especially during productions. You are welcome to attend practice and participate. Just contact us for more info.


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