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Genesee Theatre

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203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States

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April 2018
$39.50 - 89.50

Dave Davies of The Kinks with Special Guests The Smithereens

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

As lead guitarist and co-founder of The Kinks, Dave Davies was a driving force behind one of the most influential rock bands ever. Like the Beatles and Rolling Stones, The Kinks helped alter the American music landscape during the British Invasion. His groundbreaking, distorted guitar tone and classic guitar riffs gave the band a harder edge that resonated with young fans. That raw sound paved the way for punk, heavy metal and grunge years later and inspired bands from Van…

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$39 - 59

Lisa Lampanelli Live

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Comedian, author and actress Lisa Lampanelli is known as “Comedy’s Queen of Mean” for her razor-sharp, unfiltered insult humor. A regular on Comedy Central roasts, this bold comic has made hilarious jabs at Pamela Anderson, Jeff Foxworthy, William Shatner, Flava Flav and David Hasselhoff. No topic is off limits for Lampanelli’s insults – including herself. In her autobiography titled Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks, she skewers her own dysfunctional childhood experiences, ongoing struggles with eating and…

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May 2018
$39.50 - 52.50

Femmes of Rock

May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The only hard-rock string act of its kind, Femmes of Rock starring Bella Electric Strings® has impressed audiences worldwide with their blistering solos and powerful arrangements. Musically intense and visually impressive, this high-energy show will leave you in awe. These classically trained women know a thing or two about rocking out to the best songs ever recorded. With a live backup band and impressive concert lighting, they dazzle audiences wherever they go. As highly respected musicians, they’re always in demand.

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$39.50 -85

Grand Funk Railroad with Rick Derringer

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

In the early ’70s, Grand Funk Railroad barreled onto the rock scene like a runaway train, selling out stadiums and collecting hit records along the way. In just seven years, they became the first American band to score 10 consecutive platinum albums. Always full of energy and often shirtless, they had a muscular sound that featured powerful vocals, bone-rattling bass lines, in-your-face guitar riffs and thunderous drumming. It was loud, heavy and full of soul. After nearly 5 decades, these guys still…

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$37.50 - 85

Smash Mouth with Special Guest Spin Doctors

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Smash Mouth epitomizes ’90s pop rock with its groovy beats, memorable melodies and fun lyrics. With two multi-platinum albums and one gold, plus two songs featured on the Shrek movie soundtrack, the band left its mark with its over-the-top pop. Their music has been described as both futuristic and retro, unpredictable yet instantly recognizable. Every song has its notable quirks and catchy hooks. In fact, they’re so infectious, you’ll be singing along during the show, on the car ride home and,…

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$39.50 - 110

Rick Springfield Stripped Down

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy an intimate acoustic performance by Grammy® Award-winning artist Rick Springfield as he returns to The Genesee for unforgettable evening of music and storytelling. The talented singer-songwriter created some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, selling over 25 million records and charting 17 top 40 hits. His platinum-selling albums Working Class Dog and Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet made him a superstar.You’ll hear the hits, favorite album cuts and songs from his newly released album The Snake King.

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September 2018
$25.50 - 39.50

I AM KING: The Michael Jackson Experience

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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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$20 - 35

Bee Gees Gold: The Tribute

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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

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

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

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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