Culture calendar: VTG’s ‘Rumors’
January 27, 2012 10:36AM
Updated: January 28, 2012 4:09PM
COD College Theatre: General auditions for the College of DuPage College Theatre’s fall productions of “Romeo and Juliet” and “Dog Sees God” will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 27, and at noon Jan. 28, in the Studio Theatre of the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Callbacks will be held Jan. 29. Call (630) 942-4000.
Music by the Lake: George Williams College will hold auditions for the Music by the Lake production of the musical “Music in the Air” in Wisconsin and Chicago. The audition schedule is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, at the Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave., seventh floor, Room 730, Chicago; and 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21, First Congregational Church, 1511 Church St., Wauwatosa, Wis. (Feb. 28 snow day). Contact Julia Rowehl at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262) 245-8597 (e-mail preferred). Visit citycenterencores.com or musicbythelake.com.
Elmhurst Choral Union: The chorus seeks singers to perform with a full orchestra. Rehearsals start Feb. 6. To make an audition appointment for Jan. 30, contact elmhurstchoralunion.org or call (630) 758-1100.
The Chorus of DuPage: The men’s a cappella barbershop chorus invites men who like to sing to a guest night at 7:15 p.m. Jan. 31 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 815 South Washington St., Naperville. Call Daniel Garcia at (331) 444-2386, email email@example.com, or visit harmonize.com/dupage.
Fox Valley Festival Chorus: The chorus is a 50+ year tradition in the area, and membership is extended to any person with singing interest and ability. Rehearsals begin at 7:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at the corner of Edgelawn and Galena, Aurora. Visit foxvalleyfc.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Joliet Symphony Orchestra: The University of St. Francis invites community members to join the ensemble, which is preparing for an April concert. String players and oboists are needed. Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the Sexton Auditorium in the Moser Performing Arts Center, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet. Contact Conductor Jim Stopher at jolietsymphonyorchestra.org.
JJC Chorale: The Chorale is open to community members of at least high school age. No audition is required, prior singing experience and/or the ability to read music is desirable. Tenors and basses are needed. Rehearsals are 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the JJC Main Campus in K-Building, room 1003. Call (815) 280-2223.
Anderson’s Bookshops: Robert Crais, Taken, reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. Feb. 2, Naperville. Ann Hood, reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. Feb. 2, Two Doors East. Bad Kitty, Activity Day, 10 a.m. Feb. 4, Naperville, and 2 p.m. Feb. 4, Downers Grove. At 5112 Main St. in Downers Grove and 123 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville. Anderson’s Two Doors East is at 111 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville. Call (630) 963-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.
Barnes and Noble: At the Promenade Center, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Call (630) 783-0009 or visit barnesandnoble.com.
Barnes & Noble: Weekly story times take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Events are free. At 47 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 579-0200. Visit bn.com.
Monarch Chapter Beer Can and Breweriana Show: The next show is at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at Limestone Brewery in Plainfield. Admission is $2. At 12337 S. Route 59. Tables are $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Call Alan Bormann at (630) 305-8618 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Kane County Flea Market: Flea markets take place the first weekend of the month from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Kane County Fairgrounds, Randall Road and Route 64, St. Charles. Featuring antiques, collectibles and hundreds of dealers. Admission is $5 each day; children younger than 12 are admitted free. Call (630) 377-2252. Visit www.kanecountyfleamarket.com.
Follow the Drinking Gourd: This Pilcher Park program highlights the trials and tribulations of fugitive slaves on their road to freedom 2 and 6 p.m. Jan. 28. Participants will become passengers on the Underground Railroad. $10. At 2501 Highland Park Dr., Joliet. Call (815) 741-7275 or visit Jolietpark.org.
Husky Heroes: Morton Arboretum hosts Siberian husky sled dogs during the “Dogsled Spectacular” on Jan. 28. Adopt A Husky, Inc. will be onsite to adopt dogs. At noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. there will be a presentation on how huskies helped humans in the Alaskan wilderness. At 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Call (630) 968-0074 or visit Mortonarb.com.
Westmont Frozen Film Festival: The 1st festival is calling for entries. It will be at 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 24 and 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Community Center, 75 E. Richmond, and the Senior Center, 55 E. Richmond. The early bird entry fee is to Jan. 31. Entries must be submitted by Feb. 20. Call (630) 969-8080 or visit wpd4fun.org.
AU Film Series: “Days of Wine and Roses” is part of the Aurora University 2011-2012 film series at 7 p.m. Jan. 31, in Perry Theatre in the Aurora Foundation Center at 1305 Kenilworth Place. Free. Call (630) 844-4924 or visit AUartsandideas.com.
After Hours Film Society: The nonprofit group meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. At the Tivoli, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Cost is $5 for members and $9 for others. Call (630) 534-4528. Visit afterhoursfilmsociety.com.
ECC Film Series: Screenings are held in the Elgin Community College Arts Center, Room VPA 191D, on the ECC Main Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Visit eccifs.org.
Glen Campbell: Glen Campbell will perform at the Rialto Square Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Tickets are $29 to $78. At 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Call (815) 726-6600 or visit rialtosquare.com.
Lucy’s Music Cafe: Come to Lucy’s Cafe for music at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Raue Center for the Arts. Tickets are $25, $20 in advance. Ages 18+. At 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Call (815) 356-9212 or visit rauecenter.org.
“Madama Butterfly”: A concert staging of Giacomo Puccini’s tragic love-story masterwork “Madama Butterfly” at College of DuPage at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28. Tickets are $38 for adults, $36 for seniors, and $28 for youth. At the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Call (630) 942-4000 or visit www.AtTheMAC.org.
An Evening of Romance with Jim Brickman: This concert will be 8 p.m. Jan. 28 at NCC’s Wentz Concert Hall. Tickets are $45-$50. At 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit Northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
American Grands: The annual piano spectacular will be held at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at ECC’s Arts Center. Tickets are $16-$23. At 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Call (847) 622-0300 or visit tickets.elgin.edu.
Naperville Men’s Glee Club: The Naperville Glee Club invites you to enjoy some pure Michigan music at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 as they host the Michigan Men’s Glee Club at NCC’s Pfeiffer Hall, Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. At 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 448-0518 or visit nmgc.org.
Randy Sabien: Fiddler Randy Sabien will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Sandwich Opera House. Pre-performance lecture/discussion. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 65+ and $15 for students. At 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Call (815) 786-2555 or visit sandwichoperahouse.com.
Joel Adams: An Evening with Jazz Trombonist Joel Adams perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 10 in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Valentine’s Pops: New Philharmonic’s “Valentine’s Pops” at 3 p.m. Feb. 12 at College of DuPage. Tickets are $50 for adults, $48 for seniors and $40 for youth. At the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Call (630) 942-4000 or visit www.AtTheMAC.org.
CoffeeHouse Concerts Winter Series: Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren’s winter concert series at 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 with Sons Of the Never Wrong At 780 W. Highland Ave., Elgin. Call (847) 741-5124 or visit coffeehouseconcerts.yolasite.com.
“Bad Seed”: Wheaton Drama presents “Bad Seed” to Feb. 19 at Wheaton Drama Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton. Tickets are $13-$16. Call (630) 260-1820 or visit wheatondrama.org.
“A Chorus Line”: Paramount Theatre’s Broadway Series current show is “A Chorus Line,” playing through Feb. 5. Tickets are $34.90 to $46.90. At 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Call (630) 896-6666 or visit paramountaurora.com.
“Gypsy”: “Gypsy” will be presented to April 1 at Drury Lane Theater in Oakbrook Terrace. Lunch and dinner tickets are $49.75 to $68. At 100 Drury Lane. Call (630) 530-0111 or visit drurylaneoakbrook.com.
“Leaving Iowa”: Elgin Theatre Company will present “Leaving Iowa,” from to Jan. 29 at the Kimball Street Theater in Elgin. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and youth. At Kimball Street and Dundee Avenue in downtown Elgin. Call (847) 741-0532, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit elgin-theatre.org.
“Moon Over Buffalo”: The Buffalo Theatre Ensemble presents “Moon Over Buffalo” to Feb. 12 in the McAninch Arts Center Theatre 2. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $23 to $33. At 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Call (630) 942-4000, or visit atthemac.org.
“Moonlight and Magnolias”: See the comedy behind “Gone with the Wind” to March 11 at Fox Valley Repertory Theatre in St. Charles. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, at 2 p.m. Sundays at Pheasant Run Resort and Spa. Check for special showtimes. Tickets are $32. At 4051 E. Main St. in St. Charles. Tickets are $32. Call (630) 584-6342 or foxvalleyrep.org.
“Murderer”: Steel Beam Theatre’s production of the dark comedic thriller “Murderer” will keep audiences on the edge of their seats to Feb. 5. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $25 for adults and $23 for students/seniors. Call (630) 587-8521 or steelbeamtheatre.com.
“Rumors”: Village Theater Guild will present Neil Simon’s comedic farce “Rumors” to Feb. 11 at the VTG Theater. Tickets are $18. Thursday night performances have been added to the Friday-Saturday schedule. At the corner of Park Boulevard and Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn. Call (630) 469‐8230 or visit villagetheatreguild.org.
“Sly Fox”: The Theatre of Western Springs will perform “Sly Fox” by Larry Gelbart to Jan. 29 in its Mainstage Theater. Tickets are $20. At 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs. Call (708) 246-3380 or visit theatrewesternsprings.com.
“When Did You Last See My Trousers?”: The latest farce will be presented by the Riverfront Playhouse to Feb. 25. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $12 to $15. At 11-13 South Water Street Mall in downtown Aurora. Call (630) 897-9496.
Yorkville’s Follies Theatre: Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. “Swingin’ At The Stardust--Vintage Vegas!” plays through March. Tickets are $28-32. At 217 South Bridge Street, Yorkville. Call (630) 385-2535 or visit folliestheatre.com.
“The Color Purple”: The National Broadway Tour of “The Color Purple” appears Feb. 8 at Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $15 to $65. At 1 University Parkway, University Park. Call (708) 235-2222.
“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” opens Feb. 10 at Raue Center for the Arts. Tickets are $33, $36 and $39. All ages. A WSREP Production. At 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Call (815) 356-9212 or visit rauecenter.org.
The Jason Bishop Show: Oswego Foundation For Educational Excellence presents family oriented shows as part of our fundraising campaign for 2011-2012. Tickets are $18 for each show or $45 for three shows. Remaining shows are The Jason Bishop Show, 8 p.m. March 24 and M-Pact, 8 p.m. Sept. 22. Show are at 1525 Harvey Road, Oswego. Visit oswegofoundation.org/current-events.html.
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