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Genesee Theatre

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203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States

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September 2018
$32.50 - 49.50

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood Scared Scriptless

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Armed with nothing more than their razor sharp wit, Whose Line Is It Anyway? stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the stage once again – and they’re Scared Scriptless! These comedy improv geniuses pull hilarity out of thin air as they create priceless scenes, sketches and songs from whatever the audience suggests. It’s going to be a sidesplitting comedic high-wire act – except there’s no net! And some lucky fans will be brought on stage to add to…

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Wayne Brady

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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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$35 -75

UB40 at the Genesee Theatre

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Sway to the captivating rhythms of four-time Grammy® nominee and multi-platinum recording artist UB40! For decades, the legendary reggae-ska band has produced #1 hits around the world, becoming one of the most successful British groups of all time. The band’s catchy melodic hooks and reggae rhythms glide and bounce along, and you can’t help but dance and sing along!

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October 2018
$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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$32.50 - 82.50

Little River Band with Special Guest Ambrosia

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Little River Band returns to The Genesee armed with an arsenal of memorable songs, superb musicianship and fantastic harmonies. During the ’70s and ’80s, the Grammy®-nominated group produced a string of gold and platinum albums that generated 13 Top-40 hits, six of which climbed into the Billboard Top 10. For 10 years, their smooth melodies and unforgettable lyrics saturated the FM airwaves. In 1978, the band from Down Under was nominated for 14 Australian Rock Music Awards, winning the prize…

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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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$51.50 - 91.50

Diana Krall: Turn Up the Quiet

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Incomparable jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall continues her 2018 world tour with a stop at The Genesee Theatre on Sweetest Day. Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut atop the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. With multiple Grammy® and JUNO Awards and a series of multi-platinum albums to her credit, she is arguably the most recognizable female jazz artist today. Performing with her longtime bandmates, Krall and her cronies have been wowing audiences with material from…

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$40 - 95

In Dreams – Roy Orbison in Concert: The Hologram Tour

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In Dreams – Roy Orbison in Concert is giving fans a chance to see the late rock ‘n’ roll legend back on stage once again. Through mind-blowing holographic laser imaging, the singer with the velvety voice comes to life to perform and interact with the Lake County Symphony Orchestra. Every song has been digitally remastered to blend with the live musicians for an ultra-realistic experience.

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The Magic of Adam Trent

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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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November 2018
$37.50 - 59.50

Craig Ferguson: Hobo Fabulous Tour

November 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Scottish-born comedian, actor and author Craig Ferguson hits the road with his hilarious new show. The cheeky comic is best known for his popular late-night talk show, which set viewership records and earned him a Peabody Award and a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination. He’s even won two Daytime Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host. He currently reaches over 32 million listeners as host of The Craig Ferguson Show on SiriusXM. As a stand-up comic, his freewheeling style allows him…

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$38 - 58

The Ten Tenors with special guests Gentleman’s Rule

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

America can’t get enough of The Ten Tenors! This international sensation from Down Under has sold out over 700 shows across the US! With their soaring vocals, charismatic stage presence and dashing good looks, they captivate audiences as they go on a mesmerizing journey from classic rock to current pop to operatic arias. Now, fresh off their 20th anniversary tour, they’re back in America with a brand-new show, Wish You Were Here, a celebration of music from artists we’ve recently…

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