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November 2017
$26 - 58

Phil Vassar and Kellie Pickler

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Country music stars Phil Vassar and Kellie Pickler are teaming up for an incredible evening of hit songs, holiday favorites and a special performance of their new Christmas single, “The Naughty List.”  Phil Vassar is known for his fun party songs and nostalgic ballads. He started his career writing hits for Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina and Alan Jackson before writing chart toppers for himself. In 1999, he was named ASCAP’s Country Songwriter of the Year. This special concert comes on the heels of his…

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December 2017
$35 - 65

The Midtown Men

December 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Celebrate the greatest songs of the ’60s with the Midtown Men, four stars from the smash Broadway musical “Jersey Boys”. With three Tony® Awards and one nomination among them, there’s no doubt they have the impressive vocals, good looks and dynamic choreography to wow audiences. Since 2010, they’ve been all over the world, electrifying concertgoers. Now on their seventh national tour, they’re doing a one-of-a-kind, Rat Pack-style holiday concert! Enjoy classic songs by The Beatles, The Rascals, The Temptations, The…

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$20.50 - 40

A Garfield Christmas

December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Everyone’s favorite fictional feline, Garfield, is ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Coming to you with open arms – because he’s expecting presents – Garfield will brighten your holiday season with his delightful wit, wisdom and of course, his token wisecracks. He’s a few gifts short of understanding the true meaning of Christmas. But with the help of Jon, Odie and his new holiday friends – Nutcracker, Rag Doll, Teddy Bear and Tree-Top Angel – our witty kitty will…

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$33 - 58

Michael Carbonaro LIVE!

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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On his hit TV show “The Carbonaro Effect,” Michael Carbonaro uses magic and crazy pranks to keep unsuspecting targets guessing and viewers laughing. Now he’s bringing his mind-blowing illusions and tricks to the stage! addition to his mastery of magic and illusions, Michael’s a dynamic actor and improv artist, adding comedy and audience interaction to every show. It’s great family fun! Don’t miss your chance to feel the effect of Michael Carbonaro… LIVE!

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$15 - 36

Dancenter North Presents: The Magic of the Nutcracker

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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World-class entertainment comes home for the holidays! The Genesee welcomes Dancenter North’s production of The Magic of the Nutcracker, the largest, most lavish version of this beloved ballet in Lake County. Featuring over 100 performers with renowned guest artists, thrilling battle scenes, stunning scenery, Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score and graceful ballet dancers, this heartwarming holiday story is perfect for the whole family. A Lake County favorite for over 20 years!  A second performance will take place at 5pm.

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$15 - 36

Dancenter North Presents: The Magic of the Nutcracker

December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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World-class entertainment comes home for the holidays! The Genesee welcomes Dancenter North’s production of The Magic of the Nutcracker, the largest, most lavish version of this beloved ballet in Lake County. Featuring over 100 performers with renowned guest artists, thrilling battle scenes, stunning scenery, Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score and graceful ballet dancers, this heartwarming holiday story is perfect for the whole family. A Lake County favorite for over 20 years!

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$25

A Carpenters Christmas

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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While The Carpenters are best known for over a dozen chart-topping hits, they also won fans over with their popular holiday albums and Christmas variety shows.  Chicago-native Lisa Rock and her incredible group of musicians are keeping that tradition alive with “A Carpenters Christmas,” an unforgettable show full of warmth, nostalgia and beautiful holiday music. This special show features tender renditions, fun-filled favorites and jazzy versions of your favorite carols and songs, performed in the unique style the Carpenters were…

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$23 - 43

Jim Breuer at the Genesee Theatre

December 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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With his charismatic stage presence, dead-on impressions, and hilarious stand-up, actor, comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alum Jim Breuer has established himself as one of today’s most recognizable comedians. His 20 years of crazy antics has placed him on Comedy Central’s list of “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.”  During his four years on “SNL,” he created some of the show’s most unforgettable characters, including Goat Boy.  Following his success on “SNL,” Breuer starred alongside Dave Chappelle in the cult…

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$40 - 99.50

98° at Christmas

December 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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It’s going to get hot this holiday season when 98° takes the stage! Nick and Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffree still have slick moves, charisma and honey-dripped harmonies.  This special Christmas show features the band’s unforgettable grooves and romantic ballads, plus great songs from their platinum album This Christmas and more.  Lose yourself in an evening of ’90s nostalgia and holiday cheer!

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$39 - 75

Legendary Voices

December 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Chubby Checker, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, & Martha Reeves and the Vandellas! Chubby Checker‘s “The Twist” is the only song in the rock ‘n’ roll era to hit #1 on the pop charts on two separate occasions. Billboard magazine named it the biggest chart hit of all time. During his heyday, the Grammy® Award winner became the only artist to place five albums in the top 12 at one time. He continues to make music, collaborating with the Fat…

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January 2018
$32.50 - 55

Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy

January 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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A veteran of film, television and stage, Jim Belushi knows a thing or two about comedy, having been a cast member on Saturday Night Live and part of Chicago’s famed Second City improv troupe; starring on the ABC hit comedy According to Jim; and appearing in 75 movies. Now the Chicago native is bringing an improvised comedy sketch show to the stage, featuring a zany group of quick thinking comedians. Together, they create comic arias, scenes from films that were…

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$42.50 - 79.50

Terry Fator

January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Terry Fator captured the country’s attention and funny bone after winning America’s Got Talent in 2007. That victory earned him a spot as a resident headliner in Las Vegas through 2021.  The comedian, ventriloquist, impersonator and singer can do it all. And he does it with no less than 16 puppets during each performance – from fan favorite Winston the Impersonating Turtle to Maynard Tompkins, the world’s greatest Elvis impersonator. The 2016 “Best of Las Vegas” winner will have you…

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$38 - 58

An Evening with the O’Jays

January 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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When it comes to classy, old school soul showmanship, nobody can touch The O’Jays. Taking the stage in matching suits and performing beloved classics from their immense catalog, Eddie Levert, Sr., Walter Williams, Sr. and Eric Nolan Grant transport audiences back to the good old days. The trio spins and glides in synchronized steps, engaging the audience at every turn. They don’t just sing, they entertain! The group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005…

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$37.50 - 75

Richard Marx with specila guest John Waite

January 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Richard Marx started his career with a bang, placing his first 7 singles in the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Four came from his triple-platinum debut album and three came from his highly acclaimed effort “Repeat Offender,” which sold over 5 million copies. Since then, the Chicago native has gone on to score 14 chart-topping singles and, as a songwriter, win a Grammy® for song of the year. In concert, he performs all his pop-rock classics and beautiful…

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February 2018
$24.50 - 44.50

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

February 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Direct from Australia, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo brings incredibly life-like prehistoric creatures to the stage like you’ve never seen them before. Your paleontologist/host and his master puppeteers take you through an unforgettable interactive adventure. You’ll see insects and dinosaurs that once roamed free – from cute baby dinos to some of the largest herbivores and carnivores that have ever walked the planet. Children are invited on stage to meet these awesome puppets or they can watch wide-eyed from the safety of…

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$26 - 58

Elvis & Me: An Evening with Priscilla Presley

February 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Priscilla Presley has many stories to tell. She reveals them and more in Elvis and Me, an intimate presentation that gives fans a rare look into her life with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. She’ll share personal photos, touching home movies and film clips that will entertain, intrigue and surprise. Plus, she’ll hold a Q&A session die-hard fans won’t want to miss.  You’ll be hanging on every word as she takes you on a journey through her fascinating life.

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$44.75 - $55.75

Ron White at The Genesee

February 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Comedian Ron White brings his provocative humor to The Genesee for one night of side-splitting standup. He delivers his bawdy jokes the only way he can: with a cigar in his hand and a glass of scotch by his side.  He rose to fame in the early 2000s as a member of Jeff Foxworthy’s Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Today, the two-time Grammy® nominated comic is one of the top grossing standup comedians in America.

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$35.50 - 45.50

Shades of Bublé

February 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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With their tight harmonies, smooth choreography and charming good looks, Shades of Bublé pays homage to the charismatic crooner Michael Bublé. Delivering each song in beautiful three-part harmony, these world-class singers belt out the big band standards and beautiful pop hits that the Grammy® Award winner is known for. Backed by a full band, this high-energy show promises to be a swingin’, swayin’, rockin’ good time with a little romance mixed in. Whatever the shade – modern-day Sinatra, chart-topping pop…

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March 2018
$47 - 110

Boys II Men

March 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Boyz II Men are back! The hip-hop-meets-doo-wop vocal group dominated the charts throughout the ’90s, becoming the best-selling R&B group of all time. Ten of their 11 albums went platinum with “II” surpassing that feat a staggering 12 times. They’ve spent 50 cumulative weeks at #1 on the singles chart, behind only Elvis, The Beatles and Mariah Carey.  Today, they celebrate over 25 years in the music business with the October 2017 release of their new album. They may have…

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$39.50 - 125.00

Brain Candy Live!

March 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Imagine being on a play date with Walt Disney, Willy Wonka and Albert Einstein. Or watching a TED Talk hosted by Blue Man Group. That’s how people have described Brain Candy Live!, an outrageous, interactive show hosted by former MythBusters alum Adam Savage and award-winning YouTube star Michael Stevens.  Is it possible to 3D print a person live onstage? What if everyone on earth jumped in the air at the same time? Find out as these two playful science geeks…

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$48 - 68

Jazz at Lincoln Center with Chick Corea

March 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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If you know jazz, you know Chick Corea. The legendary pianist, keyboardist and composer is the fourth-most nominated artist in Grammy® Awards history with 63 nods and 22 wins. He owns an incredible catalog of music – from straight-ahead compositions to the avant-garde, from bebop to jazz-rock fusion, from Latin tracks to his beloved Children’s Songs. Joining this influential music icon is the critically acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, an ensemble of 15 of the finest soloists and musicians…

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April 2018
$38.50 - 58.50

Paula Poundstone

April 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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When Paula Poundstone takes the stage dressed in her trademark two-piece suit and eye-popping tie, you know you’re in for a treat.  The eccentric, quick-thinking comedian delivers her smart, observational humor with razor sharp wit and impeccable timing. Her live shows and HBO specials have earned her some serious accolades over the years.  Today, she’s a regular on NPR’s Peabody Award-winning, screwball quiz show, “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”  Her spontaneous approach to comedy makes for an unpredictable evening. But…

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