619 S. Green Bay Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: (847) 662-3200
Fax: (847) 662-7275
The Genesee Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Waukegan. Designed by the famous architect Edward P. Steinberg, the building originally housed this theater, 11 retail spaces and 44 apartments. 'Man About Town' debuted here on June 25, 1939. Jack Benny, a native of Waukegan and Dorothy Lamour starred in this play. Restoration work on this vaudeville theater began in 2001 and it was reopened to the public on 3rd December, 2004 with a much-applauded curtain raiser by Bill Cosby. Performances by Ringo Starr, Jewel, Led Zeppelin etc are slated for this years calendar.
Clockwise Theatre is a not-for-profit theatre company committed to producing timely, smart, and professional theatre. With an emphasis on Midwestern artists, Clockwise works to provide satisfying theatrical and cultural experiences for local audiences and professional opportunities for local artists.
Lake County's only opera company, costumed and fully staged. Featuring Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus.
Majestic white stallions prance and dance as they perform a centuries-old tradition of classical dressage at Tempel Farms. Performances are held mid-June through the end of August.
Zanies In Vernon Hills is part of the Zanies chain that exists across 4 cities. This one in Vernon Hills has been entertaining the people since the past 18 years, and continues to rope in crowds to its sell out shows where one can indulge in chicken burgers, cheese pizzas, nachos, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. Only 18+ will be allowed admission. Check their website for a list of upcoming shows.
This theater company hosted the Midwest premier of the newly-adapted Broadway version of 'The Diary of Anne Frank' The production made a splash because it was based on Doubleday's Definitive Edition of the book that contained more diary excerpts than previously released. This place is open on Friday at 8pm, on Saturday at 8pm and on Sunday at 3pm.
A great place to enjoy a great Broadway show off the Broadway. Founded in 1975, the Marriott Theatre features musicals for any age and it sells more than 400,000 tickets a year. The stage is centrally located, so there are no bad seats. Come early and have a dinner at the restaurants in the Marriott.
Watch big events on Regal Cinema's gigantic screens. You can buy tickets for everything from live music concerts to major-league soccer events. Super-size your viewing pleasure at Regal Cinema. Equipped with Dolby Sound System, and able to show both 2D and 3D cinemas, you are assured of a complete family entertainment.
The Ravinia Park in Highland Park is known to be a haven for music lovers and is famous for its summer festivals. Comprising of various closed venues and open air auditoriums, The Martin Theatre is the oldest surviving recital hall in the park with a seating capacity for 800 spectators. With events like Jazz music concerts and festivals, the place elegantly caters to as a refreshing place to enjoy the soothing music. Call for more information.
There are three venues that fall under the collective banner of Ravinia. The open air pavilion houses 3,200 people at a time, while the Bennett-Gordon Hall and the Martin Theatre are both indoor venues and seat 850 and 450 people respectively. Pop, dance and symphony performances are held in the open theater, while concerts, dance recitals, workshops, and chamber music recitals are held indoors.
Home to the Steans Institute for Young Artists is the 450 seater Bennett.Gordon Hall. The event space is a platform for the new talents on the rise and showcases amazing performances. Whether it is theatrical acts or musical performances, Bennett.Gordon is one place where you will find the most spectacular acts. Seats here get filled almost as the event is announced, so book in advance. Kindly check the website or call ahead for future event details and timings.
Nationall ranked water ski show featuring water acrobats and on water balley.