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June 2018
$6/$15/20

Genesee Theatre Summer Film Series Presents Movies, Music and Meals: Chicago

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Genesee Summer Film Series presents Movies, Music and Meals!Join us for a meal catered by local restaurant Papa Marcos, followed by the Academy Award-winning musical film Chicago. Based on the 1975 Broadway musical choreographed by the legendary Bob Fosse, Chicago takes you on a ride through the roaring ’20s. Roxie Hart is a wannabe cabaret singer who emulates star performer Velma Kelly; both commit murder and wind up on death row. Together with their mutual lawyer, Billy Flynn, and prison warden, Mama…

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July 2018
$6/$15/20

Genesee Theatre Summer Film Series Presents Movies, Music and Meals: Selena

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Genesee Summer Film Series presents Movies, Music and Meals!Join us for a meal catered by local restaurant La Casa de Samuel, followed by the biographical musical drama Selena. Based on a true story, Selena is a beautiful tribute to Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, who rose to fame when she introduced Latin music to the US. Jennifer Lopez stars in her breakout role and depicts the career and family of the bright star who was killed by the president of her fan…

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August 2018
$30 - 58

Josh Turner

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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With his Southern charm, deep voice and down-home good looks, multi-platinum recording artist Josh Turner is becoming one of country music’s biggest stars. From his 2003 debut album, Long Black Train, to his current Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, he’s collected six Inspirational Country Music Awards® plus multiple Grammy®, CMA and ACM nominations.  He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry as its second youngest member, acted in a movie about evangelist Billy Graham, and his hit “Time Is Love” was the most…

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$6/$15/$20

Genesee Theatre Summer Film Series Presents Movies, Music and Meals: Dreamgirls

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Genesee Summer Film Series presents Movies, Music and Meals!Join us for a meal catered by local restaurant Hillery’s Bar-B-Q, followed by the musical film Dreamgirls. Based on the Broadway musical of the same name, Dreamgirls follows a trio of Motown singers, Effie, Deena and Lorrell, as they begin their career singing backup for James Early then quickly evolve into headliners. Managed by Curtis Taylor, Jr., the performers navigate their way through a challenging music industry while chasing their dreams.

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September 2018
Varies

Wayne Brady

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Comedy, singing, acting, hosting game shows … is there anything Wayne Brady cant’ do?! When he’s on tour his shows are spontaneous, hilarious and full of audience participation! If you love comedy and improv with a few musical numbers thrown in, this is one show you don’t want to miss!

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$25.50 - 39.50

I AM KING: The Michael Jackson Experience

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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I AM KING – The Michael Jackson Experience is a live, jaw-dropping show that will have you awestruck from the very start. Look-alike Michael Firestone nails the part right down to the King of Pop’s signature kicks and spins. And his voice is so shockingly similar, you’ll think he’s lip-syncing – but he’s not. He performs all the hits with great precision while moving to MJ’s intense choreography. Complete with costume changes, a live band and professional dancers, this show will…

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$39.50 - 75

Modest Mouse

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Over the past two decades, Modest Mouse has become the gold standard of indie rock. They’re one of only a few bands to gain mainstream popularity while preserving their alternative edge and cult following. Their 2004 breakout album, Good News for People Who Love Bad News, went platinum within four months and produced two Grammy® nominations. Their 2007 follow-up, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, immediately topped the Billboard 200. And their latest disc, 2015’s Strangers to Ourselves,…

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$20 - 35

Bee Gees Gold: The Tribute

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Bee Gees Gold: The Tribute is the ultimate salute to the British band that struck gold on the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack during the disco era. Brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb sold over 220 million records and won five Grammy® Awards for songs like “Stayin’ Alive” and “How Deep Is Your Love.” Backed by a top-notch rhythm section, these amazing tribute artists recreate the look and sound of the Gibb brothers, right down to their tight falsetto harmonies.  It’s the quintessential…

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October 2018
$25.50 - 35

Robin: The Ultimate Robin Williams Tribute Experience

October 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Comedian/impressionist Roger Kabler channels the spirit of Robin Williams to become the beloved comedy legend on stage. It’s not just an impersonation but a stunning transformation – like Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain. After years of study, he has the look, voice and crazy antics down pat. You’ll feel like you’re watching Robin Williams perform right before your eyes! Taking the stage beforehand is popular comedian Marc Price, who played Skippy on the ’80s sitcom Family Ties. The Los Angeles…

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$32.50 - 42.50

The Amazing Johnathan

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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The Amazing Johnathan is an eccentric comic magician whose bizarre humor and unscripted antics have made him one of the most original entertainers. The living legend shined as a headliner on the Las Vegas strip, performed for President Reagan, appeared on hundreds of TV shows, and starred in his own Comedy Central specials. Known for his offbeat pranks that look shockingly real, the manic magician always keeps his audience guessing. Perhaps his most stunning trick occurred in 2013, when he…

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$35 - 195

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox takes current and classic pop hits and transforms them into brilliant retro masterpieces. They perform the biggest hits by the likes of Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Lorde, Aerosmith and Radiohead and do the impossible: create versions that are better than the originals. This can only be done with world-class performers and arrangements true to their era. You’ll have a smile on your face as they turn Maroon 5’s Maps into a vintage soul song, Macklemore’s Thrift Shop…

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The Magic of Adam Trent

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Direct from Broadway is high-tech magician Adam Trent, a rising star known for his futuristic brand of magic. This awarding-winning magician definitely has a few dazzling tricks and jaw-dropping spectacles up his sleeve. On stage, he blends magic, music and comedy with classic techniques and modern technology.

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