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Jack Gets Lead in Narnia

Jack Stanaway of Wheaton takes part in dress rehearsal of Narnia at Stagg Performing Arts Center in Palos Hills. Jack who plays Aslan has been involved in Spotlight Youth Theater since he was sixteen. Tickets are still available at www.spotlight.org
Jack Stanaway of Wheaton takes part in dress rehearsal of Narnia at Stagg Performing Arts Center in Palos Hills. Jack who plays Aslan has been involved in Spotlight Youth Theater since he was sixteen. Tickets are still available at www.spotlight.org
Usually good advice doesn't come from a kid brother. In the case at the Stanaway home in Wheaton, Jack took his younger brothers push to the stage. " I was about fifteen, says Jack Stanaway. my younger brother talked me into theater, ever since then, i've been involved in the theater world."
The graduate of Wheaton Warrenville South high school has come a long way. After auditioning for two shows, he was finally cast in a production at 16. Jack hasn't stopped there.
" A friend of mine encouraged me to try out for a community production of Little Women, I made it. I was the only guy and got to play the male leads."
Today, 18 year old Stanaway is a far cry from Little Women, when the curtain opens on Friday, January 17th at Stagg Performing Arts Center, there stands a lion.
Portraying Aslan, Stanaway takes control of the stage with his fierce but yet compassionate character. 
Stanaway has been in a majority of Spotlight Youth Theater productions in DuPage. 
The Spotlight group in the south suburbs will now hear the sound of his roar as he takes to the stage in Palos Hills.
  Jacks dream doesn't stop there. He hopes to go to Columbia College." I want to get involved in directing and film".  As for now, Jack has been getting his experience in the acting arena. One day another generation might be performing one of Jacks screenplays.
 To see Jack and a cast of Spotlight Theater students, tickets are still available for Narnia at Stagg High. Showtimes are; Friday Jan. 17th at 7pm, Saturday at 2 & 6pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets can be ordered online at www.spotlight.org or by calling 847-516-2298

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