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Genesee Theatre

203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
(847) 263-6300

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June 2017

Airplane

June 29 @ 7:00 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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"Airplane!" is an over-the-top comedy that spoofs the classic disaster movies of the '70s. The film pulls out all the clichés as alcoholic pilot Ted Striker (Robert Hays) boards a jumbo jet in an attempt to woo back his ex-girlfriend/stewardess (Julie Hagerty). Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to Striker, who's developed a fear of flying, to land the plane with the help of a glue-sniffing air traffic controller (Lloyd Bridges) and Striker's ruthless former captain…

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July 2017

60th Anniversary Jailhouse Rock

July 6 @ 7:00 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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This classic '50s movie-musical showcases the sensual, "dangerous" side of Elvis that won the hearts of teenagers and earned the scorn of their parents. Presley plays a young buck who accidentally kills a man while protecting the honor of a woman. Thrown into prison, he finds salvation when his cellmate hears him sing and convinces him to perform in an upcoming prison show. Ol' swivel-hips scores a hit and decides to stay in showbiz after his release.

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The Blue Brothers & The Blooze Brothers

July 14 @ 7:00 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Blues Brothers on the big screen – This musical comedy has become a cult classic with its crazy antics, ridiculous car chases (they destroyed 103 cars) and memorable one-liners. Jake and Elwood Blues are backed by the hardest working band in Chicago and perform some of the tightest blues and soul around. Special cameos by Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, James Brown and more! Blooze Brothers live! – Following the movie is a concert by Chicago's premiere show band.…

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The Music Man

July 20 @ 7:00 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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After nearly 900 performances on stage, the hit Broadway musical hit the big screen in 1962. With its glorious production and gorgeous music and dancing, "The Music Man" is one of the sunniest, classic musicals under the sun!

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

July 27 @ 7:00 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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One day, he's a bow-tied, nerdy archaeologist. The next, a resourceful hero with an attitude. Harrison Ford skillfully brings Indiana Jones to life with a little bit of Bogie and the Duke in him.

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August 2017

Wayne’s World

August 3 @ 7:00 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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An oddball comedy that became a cultural phenomenon, "Wayne's World" is known for its silliness and memorable catch phrases like "Party on," "Excellent," "Schwing!" and of course, "We're Not Worthy! We're Not Worthy!"

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Clue

August 10 @ 7:00 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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The popular board game with the same name comes alive in this zany comedy-murder mystery. Delightfully ingenious and funny, this classic Hollywood whodunit has it all – gags and one liners, silly slapstick and double entendres, plus murder, suspense and secret passageways! The superb cast includes Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull, Michael McKean, Madeline Kahn and the priceless Tim Curry, who steals scene after scene with his comedic delivery and facial expressions. If you love detective movies, "Clue" will keep you…

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Dave Koz and Larry Graham

August 11 @ 8:00 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Whether he's putting his own spin on a chart-topping hit or launching into an epic solo, contemporary jazz saxophonist Dave Koz has a way of awakening and stirring the soul. The multi-Grammy® nominee and platinum-selling artist has had nine #1 albums on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and, in 2009, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Larry Graham is best known as the bass player in Sly & the Family Stone and later the front man in…

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Dirty Dancing

August 17 @ 7:00 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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A teenage girl learns about love, responsibility and how to do the Dirty Boogie in this coming-of-age box office hit.

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Happy Together Tour

August 24 @ 7:30 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Breakout your bell-bottom jeans and tie-dye shirts, because this show's gonna be out of sight! The Happy Together tour celebrates the music of the '60s and '70s with six classic bands playing their biggest hits.

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Olivia Newton-John

August 25 @ 7:30 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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International superstar and multiple Grammy® Award-winner Olivia Newton-John is best known for her role as Sandy in the #1 hit movie musical, Grease ("You're the One that I Want," "Summer Nights"). With ten #1 hits, 15 Top-10 singles and over 100 million albums sold, she is one of the most successful recording artists of all time. Reminisce as she performs songs from Grease and Xanadu, hits from her country music career and chart-toppers from the music-video era.

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September 2017

Wilson Philips With Special Guest: The Rembrandts

September 29 @ 7:30 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Carnie, Wendy and Chynna are back performing as Wilson Phillips! The trio's 1990 debut album was an instant hit, selling over 10 million copies and scoring three #1 singles. That same year they won a Billboard Music Award and were nominated for five Grammy Awards and two American Music Awards. In 2011, they had a cameo in the movie Bridesmaids and appeared in their own reality show the following year. In 2015, they sang backup on FourFiveSeconds from Rihanna's album…

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