The Beverly Theatre Guild

Mission and Vision of Beverly Theatre Guild

Enriching Lives Through Theater


Beverly Theatre Guild’s mission is to enrich the lives of our community by promoting the development of talent and interest in theatre arts through theatrical productions.  BTG’s vision is to present high quality, diverse productions that will be inspirational and have a positive influence on and within the community.  Founded in 1963, this purpose has been exemplified through more than 150 full-scale productions and numerous involvements in neighborhood and educational events.  

The Beverly Theatre Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

The Beverly Theatre Guild is celebrating its return to live theatre with a
FREE KICK-OFF EVENT on Saturday, September 18th as part of the
Beverly Art Walk. The Sounds of Broadway is a musical revue of some of
your favorite classic show tunes as well as a few from some more recent
musicals. This free-entry outdoor performance will feature the vocal stylings
of Aron Arellano, Natalie Bjorklund, Marcus Boni, Dawn Farrell, Lindsay
Foreman, Justin Holloway, Michael Neary, and Debbie Novicki. You can
catch this talented group from noon until 2:00 pm on the steps of the
Beverly Unitarian Church, better known as the Givins Irish Castle, 103rd
and Longwood Drive. The Sounds of Broadway artistic staff consists of
Director/Choreographer Jen Lenihan, Music Director Michael BarrSchinzel,
and Producer Julie Zebleckis. This show is a taste of what’s to
come with Beverly Theatre Guild’s 2021-2022 season that opens in just a
few weeks, starting with Matilda the Musical coming to the stage on
October 8-10. For more information visit
Check closer to the event for information on
additional Art Walk activities.

Covid-19 policy: Your safety and the safety of our cast and staff are our priority.
In keeping with the practice of theatres throughout Chicagoland, all guests age twelve
and above for Matilda performances will be required to show either proof of
full vaccination or a negative PCR Covid test within the preceding 72 hours,
in order to be admitted. In addition, masking will be required at all times indoors.
This is especially important, due to the number of children in the cast and audience.
Should public guidelines loosen or change prior to performances, BTG will adhere to them.

The Beverly Theatre Guild appreciates your compliance.


The BTG Board is approaching our new season cautiously keeping in mind current legal and health recommendations.  Auditions, rehearsals and performances will happen in a safe environment as we come through this long intermission. Join us this season (2020-2021) for our production of Harvey.  Watch for more information on our 2021-2022 season which will include Matilda in October 2021, and King and I (dates to be announced).

10 Musicals in 10 Minutes

The Beverly Theatre Guild stands in solidarity with our Black brothers and sisters during this time of mourning and protest.  BTG stands behind the rights of the many persons who are peacefully demonstrating for justice.  We have always welcomed all persons, regardless of gender, race, color, creed, or sexual/gender orientation, and deplore discrimination of any kind.  We understand that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.  We will continue to be a safe space for actors to express themselves artistically just as we have for the last 58 years.  We see, we hear, we march, we love.

2019-2020 Season Award Winners

Distinguished Service Award

Jean Friend

Best Performance Award

Sarah Sapperstein
as Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown

President’s Award
Tim See

All performances are at the Baer Theatre
Morgan Park Academy
2153 W. 111th Street, Chicago, IL