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Genesee Theatre

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203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States

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February 2018

Detecting and Responding to Elder Abuse Seminar

February 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Lake County state’s attorney’s office is hosting a training seminar titled “Detecting and Responding to Elder Abuse” at the Genesee Theater. The speakers include elder abuse expert Paul Greenwood of California. The seminar is for health care providers, social workers, first responders, nursing home administrators, attorneys, and anyone concerned about society’s eldest members. To register, contact Dawn Patch at (847) 377-3214 or dpatch@lakecountyil.gov.

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$38 - 123

Frank Caliendo

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Comedian, actor and impressionist Frank Caliendo has been making people laugh his entire career. The master impressionist imitates celebrities, politicians and sports figures with spot-on accuracy and sidesplitting humor. Whether it’s John Madden, Dr. Phil, Jon Gruden or Jay Leno, he captures every nuance of the people he impersonates. Some say he does a better Morgan Freeman than Morgan Freeman himself! Born in Chicago and raised in Waukesha, WI, he started performing stand-up comedy at local nightclubs before graduating from…

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February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Hairball recreates your favorite ’80s arena rock songs for a night of spectacular hair metal bliss! It’s not a tribute show but a re-enactment of some of the greatest hair bands of that opulent decade, complete with make-up and costume changes, confetti and pyrotechnics, smoke machines and props galore. These guys are legit; over the past 17 years, they’ve been joined on stage by the likes of Gene Simmons, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil and Dee Snider. And they’ve performed everywhere…

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$26 - 33

College of Lake County’s 34th Salute to Gospel Music

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy an uplifting evening as the College of Lake County presents its 34th Annual Salute to Gospel Music, starring Grammy® Award nominee and International Gospel Hall of Fame inductee Pastor John P. Kee and the New Life Community Choir. Special guests include Walt Whitman’s Soul Children of Chicago, First Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church Choir and the CLC Gospel Choir.

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March 2018

Waukegan Township Scholarship & HBCU Tour Fundraiser

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Artis Yancey HBCU Scholarship and Tour Fundraiser invites you to an elegant evening of investing in our youth. Live Entertainment, Hors D’oeuvres and Cocktails. To travel across country to visit Historically Black Colleges and Universities for seven days/six nights costs approximately $2,000 per student. This cost consists of six nights of lodging, travel, five attractions, seven uniform shirts, one backpack, one jacket, and three meals per day.

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$29.50 - 49.50

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

John Mulaney is red hot! Described as a cross between Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelle, The Emmy® Award-winning writer and comedian is known for his shrewd observations and hilarious storytelling. He’s also known for selling out every stop on his current tour, so he’s added a second leg through Waukegan! The Chicago native made his name as a writer on “Saturday Night Live,” where he helped create wacky characters like “Stefon” and appeared regularly on “Weekend Update.” He recently starred in…

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$36.50 - 92

CMT Next Women of Country Presents: Sara Evans All the Love Tour with Raelynn and Kalie Shorr

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

With five #1 singles, millions of records sold Sara Evans has dominated the country music scene for decades. A prolific singer/songwriter, she captivates audiences with her emotional performances and moving lyrics. Revered for her expertise in country music, Evans served as a consultant for the hit TV series, Nashville. Special guest RaeLynn sets the stage with her strong vocals and charismatic stage presence. As a member of Blake Shelton’s team on NBC’s The Voice, she has established herself as an…

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$47 - 110

Boys II Men

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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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$48 - 68

Jazz at Lincoln Center with Chick Corea

March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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
$32.50 - 42.50

Maria Bamford

April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Offbeat and downright hilarious, comedian Maria Bamford is on everyone’s short list of favorite comics. Her inventive specials on Netflix and Comedy Central are among the best. While she’s known for her self-deprecating humor and stories about her dysfunctional family, she continues to receive critical acclaim for tackling darker topics with unabashed humor. A woman of many talents, Maria has built a career outside the comedy circuit. She appeared in season 4 of Netflix’s “Arrested Development,” was the rabid Black…

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$38.50 - 58.50

Paula Poundstone

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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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$39.50 - 95.00

Daughtry at the Genesee

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Daughtry was formed in 2006 after frontman Chris Daughtry burst onto the scene as a finalist on American Idol. That year, the group released its self-titled debut album, which went 4 times platinum and became the fastest-selling rock debut in music-tracking history. The following year, the band was named top new artist at the Billboard Music Awards, setting the stage for its successful sophomore release, Leave This Town. In all, the band has scored four #1 Top 40 hits, received…

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$38 - 113

Jo Koy: Break the Mold Tour

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stand-up comic Jo Koy is a rising star in the world of comedy. He broke a Honolulu record when he performed 11 sold-out shows in front of over 23,000 fans – the most ever by a comedian. He is one of only a few comics to receive a standing ovation on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He continues to perform at all the top-tier comedy venues, including New York’s famed Gotham Comedy Club and Caroline’s on Broadway. Known for…

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$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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