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APRIL 19 -28, 2023

Lou & Nancy Schauer Mainstage Theatre

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way

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Part of the TWS Performance Series of Fundraisers!

For over two decades, "Gone 2 Paradise" has reigned as the Ultimate Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band, captivating audiences nationwide from the heart of Chicago. Featured on WGN and NBC TV, this premier tribute act transports fans to a Margaritaville state of mind with their authentic renditions of Jimmy Buffett's greatest hits. From iconic venues like Navy Pier to headlining state fairs across the USA, Gone 2 Paradise is synonymous with the ultimate Jimmy Buffett experience. Distinguished by their ability to recreate the vibrant atmosphere of a live Buffett concert, the band's high-energy performances, beachy vibes, and attention to detail make them the go-to choice for Parrotheads everywhere. Join them on a musical adventure for an evening of pure tropical bliss, embodying the laid-back spirit and endless summer vibes of Jimmy Buffett's iconic sound.

Friday, May 10th, 2024 7:30pm

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Part of the TWS Performance Series of Fundraisers!

Billy Elton, led by the talented Reid Spears on piano and vocals, is a vibrant 8-piece band that pays homage to the iconic music of Billy Joel and Elton John. Embracing a commitment to exceptional musicianship, the band delivers a dynamic, entirely live performance, steering clear of backing tracks. Audiences are taken on a timeless journey through the extensive catalogs of these pop music legends, engaging in sing-alongs to classics like "Crocodile Rock," "Only the Good Die Young," "Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting," and "Piano Man." A Midwest sensation, Billy Elton has garnered acclaim with sold-out shows at various venues, drawing crowds of 2000-3000 at their outdoor summer concerts. Celebrating milestones, such as the 40th anniversary of Billy Joel's "The Stranger" and the 50th anniversary of Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," the band consistently offers a diverse setlist, showcasing the biggest hits and hidden gems to create a thrilling and ever-evolving experience for fans of all ages.

Friday, May 3rd, 2024 7:30pm

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High School Rep Presents: The Odd Couple (Female Version)

March 15-17, 2024

Mary Cattell Theatre

Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic. The show focuses on these two women as they find their place in the world and workforce in 1980's New York City, while simultaneously navigating difficult divorces. The themes of this show highlight female friendships, feminism, and the representation of female sexuality at this point in time. The women in this play, stronger together, will make you laugh until you cry and serve you up the best of 1985.

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