Here are some reviews and testimonials from our past attendees


"It has been such a great experience enrolling Hannah in Citadel's Theater Camp this summer. She has enjoyed the process, and the kids at camp. We were thrilled with the production. So many talented kids, such a great musical Into the Woods, so many laughs. Thanks Citadel educational team for a great run." - Lisa Rubjerg Willems


"Saw Elemeno Pea at this beautiful, intimate theatre. Amazing casting, terrific set and perfectly timed sound effects. The box office, ticket takers and ushers were pleasant. I'll be back and will bring friends!" - Jane Ferry


"Saw the musical The Christmas Story last weekend. The narrator's voice was just like in the movie! Great theater! Not a bad seat in the house!" - Shonnan Koz-Ski


"Great place great production" - SHerri Brock


"The shows are funny, engaging and entertaining. Love the intimate venue. There's not a bad seat in the house." - Lara Garwood Martin


"Recently saw Ordinary People and it was fantastic! Highly recommend this theatre!" - Julie Fitzgerald Barry


"A great show, extremely entertaining, and right on the North Shore! Great acting and directing in an intimate theatre. A must see!" - Rich Koerner


"Mike and I saw a wonderful, moving production of Dickens' timeless, classic "A Christmas Carol." This version, a new adaptation with brilliant new songs by Douglas Post, is called "Scrooge and The Ghostly Spirits.”

Remaining faithful to the original story, Citadel's production is quick, witty, and emotionally effective, making this one and a half hour show, with no intermission, fast-moving, and it leaves nothing out. Since it is shorter, it's very family-friendly, and perfect for children who like short shows.

The songs are beautiful, and remain in your memory long after, proving Post is a brilliant songwriter, composer, and lyricist.

Also, I love that Citadel uses a small theater, making every seat a great seat, pulling you into the sweet, intimacy of the great acting and singing, moving you with every facial expression, wonderfully directed by Scott Phelps.

This Christmas classic, of Scrooge's magical change of heart, never ages, and these new songs are sent by guardian angels and three ghostly spirits that will warm your heart with goodwill and generosity. See this if you can. It's not a far drive to 60 and Waukegan in Lake Forest, and there's plenty of parking. Now playing through December 23rd!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

Peace, Love, and Warmest Wishes, Ruben and Mike." - Ruben Santos Claveria