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Genesee Theatre

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

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May 2017

An Evening With Todd Rundgren

May 3 @ 7:30 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Musician, engineer, producer and songwriter Todd Rundgren is a rock pioneer who can do it all. Green Bay fans know him best for his party anthem "Bang the Drum All Day," played after every Packers touchdown at Lambeau. Get ready for an epic evening because there are no rules when Rundgren takes the stage.

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An Evening With Scotty Mccreery

May 11 @ 7:30 am
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Since winning season 10 of American Idol, Scotty McCreery has become one of country music's hottest new stars. Two of his first three albums went gold and platinum. He even has two Top-10 hits under his belt. He's won several awards, including "New Artist of the Year." Not a bad start for "Country Music's Sexiest Man."

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Under the Streetlamp

May 12 @ 7:30 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Under the Streetlamp delivers a nostalgic evening of American standards and classic hits performed by leading former cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical, Jersey Boys! Don’t miss an evening of all of your favorite genres including Doo-Wop, Motown, Rock n Roll, and more!

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Barenaked Ladies

May 16 @ 7:30 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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“Gotta see the show, ‘cause then you’ll know,” sings Ed Robertson on Barenaked Ladies’ chart-topping hit, “One Week,” a song featured on the band’s new live album ‘BNL Rocks Red Rocks,’ recorded at the fabled Morrison, CO, Amphitheater in 2015 during the band’s Last Summer On Earth tour. That’s as good a description as any about seeing these rock icons in concert, an experience filled with the kind of energy, precision, finesse, and outright celebration among its fans that is…

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Olivia Newton-John

May 17 @ 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"). 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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Blood, Sweat, & Tears

May 18 @ 7:30 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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With Special Guest Allen Stone. It’s been more than four decades since a group of friends assembled the first group to successfully blend rock and jazz into a genre-crossing sound and style. Now lead by American Idol superstar, Bo Bice, Blood, Sweat & Tears has a new, contemporary voice to pair with yesterday’s hits: You’ve Made Me So Very Happy Spinning Wheel And When I Die

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Jackie Evancho

May 19 @ 8:00 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Jackie Evancho made her debut on America’s Got Talent at age 10, stunning the judges with her jaw-dropping performance. How could a voice so beautiful come from such a young child? Today, the 16-year-old has sung for presidents, world leaders and the Pope. She is the youngest Top-10 debut artist in U.S. history and the youngest solo artist ever to go platinum. Get ready for a performance that will leave you breathless.

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Cornerstones of Rock

May 20 @ 7:00 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Featuring The Ides of March with Jim Peterik, The Buckinghams, Cryan' Shames, New Colony Six, & Shadows of Knight Five groups from Chicago wrote and recorded indelible hits in the 60s and 70s that remain Gold standards all over the planet.

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June 2017

A Night of Symphonic Rock

June 1 @ 7:30 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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A Night of Symphonic Rock features Mickey Thomas of Starship, Lou Gramm formerly of Foreigner and Terri Nunn of Berlin performing with a full band and symphony orchestra! They'll rock out to their signature hits as well as rock anthems by Aerosmith, Queen, Journey and more.

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Tim Allen

June 23 @ 8:00 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Tim Allen won 8 straight People's Choice awards and a Golden Globe as the hilarious handyman on Home Improvement. Today, he stars in the hit comedy Last Man Standing, now in its 6th season. He also found success on the Big Screen in films like The Santa Clause, For Richer or Poorer and lending his voice as Buzz Lightyear in Disney's Toy Story. As a lifelong standup comedian, Allen ratchets up the humor, delivering some great laughs as only "The…

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Lake County Dance Showcase 2017

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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The Waukegan Arts Council presents the "Lake County Dance Showcase" on Saturday, June 24, 2017, 6 p.m. at the historic Genesee Theatre, benefiting cultural arts in the Waukegan community. The event showcases talented dance groups from across Lake County and the Chicago area, and celebrates a variety of styles. TICKETS: Tickets to the dance showcase are only $10 and can be purchased at the door OR in advance online thru Event Brite: https://lakecountydanceshowcase2017.eventbrite.com/ For more information, contact us at 847-920-4ART…

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July 2017

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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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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