The James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts | Fine and Performing Arts Center at Moraine Valley Community College | Rialto Square Theatre | Overshadowed Theatrical Productions


The James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts
Since 1997, the JLC has hosted a wide array of quality, high caliber professional events and concerts, along with CLC music, dance and theatre department performances and productions. To celebrate and usher in this special season, the JLC will host an Open House on Sat., Sept. 18, 12-4:30 p.m. See our ad on pg. 24 for details on this family-friendly event. Single tickets for the JLC’s Professional Events in the Mainstage go on sale this same day. Tickets available at the JLC Box Office or by phone (847) 543-2300. Masks required. The fall 2021 season features:

  • Colin Mochrie’s HYPROV: Improv under Hypnosis. Fri., Oct.8 at 7:30 p.m. A unique comedy experience crafted from the audience’s uninhibited unconscious.
  • Switchback. Sun., Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack perform traditional Celtic music and Americana songs.
  • The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass. Fri., Nov.12 at 8 p.m. A diverse, dream team of virtuoso musicians break the barriers between musical genres.
  • Ruth Page’s The Nutcracker. Sat., Dec.18 at 1 and 5 p.m. The quintessential holiday classic returns in this iconic and magical full-length staging.

The James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts reopens for its 25th Anniversary Season! Located at 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, IL.

Fine and Performing Arts Center at Moraine Valley Community College
“World-Class Entertainment”
Moraine Valley Community College’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, offers performances for everyone, with reasonable ticket prices and free parking. Enjoy world-class entertainment at our beautiful venue, without the hassle of driving downtown. This season’s lineup includes dance ensembles, an illusionist, the incomparable Ben Vereen, Jim Witter, multicultural performers, The Second City comedy troupe, cabaret, concerts by our instrumental ensembles and chorale, Theater Department productions and more. In our 600-seat Dorothy Menker Theater and the intimate John and Angeline Oremus Theater, every seat is a good one. Memberships are available. Many ticket prices include discounts for active military and veterans, as well as free options for any student with an ID. See our website for details. If you have never been to our center, we invite you to join us this season and prepare to be amazed! View the complete season at Fine and Performing Arts Center at Moraine Valley Community College is at 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills

Rialto Square Theatre
Opening in 1926, it was originally designed and operated as a vaudeville movie palace, but it now houses musicals, plays, concerts, standup comedy, educational programs and more. The Rialto box office hours are 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and before shows.  For more information, call us at (815) 726-6600. For a complete listing of events in addition to the most current updates and to purchase tickets, please go to The historic Rialto Square Theatre is located at 102 N. Chicago St. in downtown Joliet.

  • Napoleon Dynamite – 9.24
  • Melissa Etheridge – 10.6
  • Hairball – 10.15
  • Friends! The Musical Parody – 10.19
  • Gary Levox: One on One Live – 10.21
  • Gary Allen – 11.4
  • Brian Culbertson, featuring Marcus Anderson – 11.17
  • MasterChef Live! – 11.19
  • My Name is NOT Mom – 12.9
  • “Home for the Holidays” at the Rialto  go to


Overshadowed Theatrical Productions
Twelve Angry Men & Women
September 16 – October 16
It is 1959 and 12 jurors have been led into a jury room of a New York City court of law. They are given final instructions about determining the verdict in a murder case whose defendant faces the death penalty if found guilty. The defendant, a young man, is accused of killing his father; and, after a preliminary vote, all but one of the jurors presume he is guilty. They heatedly discuss the known facts of the case; and little by little the personalities, opinions, and biases of each juror become evident. Will this last juror obstinately stand his ground or can the others convince him otherwise. This production will be performed on alternate weekends as either Twelve Angry Women or Twelve Angry Men. Why two casts? Is it different to tell the same story if presented by one or the other? For tickets call the box office at 630-634-2100 or visit Overshadowed Theatrical Productions is at 900 Foster Avenue in Medinah, Illinois.

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