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American Grands Participation Fee Participation Fee for Grands Participants. Dates: Fri, September 30, 2022 Booking and More Information
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Perseverancia Celebrating 26 successful years, BFH continues to engage and inspire future leaders through artistic expression and community engagement. With an array of dances, sounds, and colors, award-winning BFH beautifully showcases the varied musical landscape that is Mexico through a diverse array of folkloric dances demonstrating the uniqueness of each cultural region and style.
Be mesmerized by this Elgin cultural treasure. Learn more at bfh.org.
Dates: Sat, October 1, 2022, Sun, October 2, 2022 Booking and More Information
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PRE-SHOW DINNER: American English Dine at Spartan Terrace Before the Show.
Wine and Beer available for purchase.

Experience the great atmosphere, fine dining, flair, and performance levels of students enrolled in culinary arts, hospitality management, and pastry arts as they prepare for careers in the hospitality industry. As a guest, you play an important role in the educational process of these talented future culinarians enrolled in this award-winning ECC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program.

If you’d like to dine before a show, enjoy a dinner created by ECC's award winning Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program students! Make this an evening to remember with great food and entertainment all under one roof. The entertainment matches the eats for a well-rounded night out.

For more information on menu options, contact the box office at 847-622-0300.
Dates: Sat, October 8, 2022 Booking and More Information
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American English Celebrate all of the Beatles’ No. 1 hits with American English!
The fab four had 27 songs hit number one on the Billboard
charts. This concert will honor those hits with spot-on performances of your favorite songs along with some additional surprises from the Beatles’ songbook.
Dates: Sat, October 8, 2022 Booking and More Information
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Rapunzel Presented by D2 Performing Company from Duet Dance Academy Dates: Sun, October 16, 2022 Booking and More Information
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ECC Concert Band - Fall Concert The sounds of symphonic music is in the air. The ECC’s Fall semester ensemble will be performing traditional and contemporary band literature. This performance will explore a variety of musical pieces. Dates: Tue, October 18, 2022 Booking and More Information
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PRE-SHOW DINNER: How Sweet Dine at Spartan Terrace Before the Show.
Wine and Beer available for purchase.

Experience the great atmosphere, fine dining, flair, and performance levels of students enrolled in culinary arts, hospitality management, and pastry arts as they prepare for careers in the hospitality industry. As a guest, you play an important role in the educational process of these talented future culinarians enrolled in this award-winning ECC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program.

If you’d like to dine before a show, enjoy a dinner created by ECC's award winning Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program students! Make this an evening to remember with great food and entertainment all under one roof. The entertainment matches the eats for a well-rounded night out.

For more information on menu options, contact the box office at 847-622-0300.
Dates: Sat, October 22, 2022 Booking and More Information
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How Sweet It Is! - Grammy-winner Steve Leslie sings James Taylor Grammy Award-winning songwriter and recording artist Steve Leslie performs the music of James Taylor during this authentic and spellbinding performance. Leslie will have you singing along
to classics like “You’ve Got a Friend” and “Fire and Rain.”
Dates: Sat, October 22, 2022 Booking and More Information
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Friday Favorites: Music You Know Halloween Edition As Halloween shadows begin to fall, join the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for an early evening of spooky classics. Night on Bald Mountain, Danse macabre, music from Psycho, and more. Dates: Fri, October 28, 2022 Booking and More Information
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PRE-SHOW DINNER: Arcadian Wild Dine at Spartan Terrace Before the Show.
Wine and Beer available for purchase.

Experience the great atmosphere, fine dining, flair, and performance levels of students enrolled in culinary arts, hospitality management, and pastry arts as they prepare for careers in the hospitality industry. As a guest, you play an important role in the educational process of these talented future culinarians enrolled in this award-winning ECC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program.

If you’d like to dine before a show, enjoy a dinner created by ECC's award winning Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program students! Make this an evening to remember with great food and entertainment all under one roof. The entertainment matches the eats for a well-rounded night out.

For more information on menu options, contact the box office at 847-622-0300.
Dates: Sat, October 29, 2022 Booking and More Information
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The Arcadian Wild Nashville-based, Billboard bluegrass artist The Arcadian Wild confidently inhabits and explores an intersection of genre, blending the traditional with the contemporary in order to create a unique acoustic sound that is simultaneously unified and diverse. With roots in formal vocal music and influences from progressive bluegrass and folk, The Arcadian Wild offer up songs of invitation. It’s a call to come and see, to find refuge and rest, or to journey and wonder. Dates: Sat, October 29, 2022 Booking and More Information
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The Melodeers Experience the incredibly rich vocal harmonies and high energy visual performance of the award winning Melodeers Chorus! They are ready to share their four-part acapella music with you as they sing and dance their way through songs from every era. Special guests, Martini, 2012 International Quartet Champions, and Prism, Midwest Harmony Region 3 2022 Quartet Champions will help make this an evening filled with beautiful harmony! Dates: Sat, November 5, 2022 Booking and More Information
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Handel's Messiah Part 1 Join the Elgin Master Chorale as Handel’s Messiah, Part I returns to the Blizzard Theatre stage. The works of noted Brazilian classical composer José Maurício Nuňes Garcia (1767-1830) will be included in this stirring performance. Dates: Sun, November 6, 2022 Booking and More Information
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SILENT SKY The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific
progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications. Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
Dates: Fri, November 11, 2022, Sat, November 12, 2022, Sun, November 13, 2022, Fri, November 18, 2022, Sat, November 19, 2022, Sun, November 20, 2022 Booking and More Information
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Blueprints The award-winning Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) is one of the largest, oldest, and most esteemed youth orchestras in the nation. The five orchestras, brass choir, percussion ensembles, and thriving Chamber Music Institute provide more than 300 students,
from nearly 70 communities, a rich, comprehensive learning environment. The orchestra’s thrilling, innovative concerts promote curiosity, imagination, and critical thinking. In EYSO’s 47th season, explore how sound comes together through design to make music—and how music can change the world. Learn more at EYSO.org.
Dates: Sun, November 13, 2022 Booking and More Information
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PRE-SHOW DINNER: Shakespeare Dine at Spartan Terrace Before the Show.
Wine and Beer available for purchase.

Experience the great atmosphere, fine dining, flair, and performance levels of students enrolled in culinary arts, hospitality management, and pastry arts as they prepare for careers in the hospitality industry. As a guest, you play an important role in the educational process of these talented future culinarians enrolled in this award-winning ECC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program.

If you’d like to dine before a show, enjoy a dinner created by ECC's award winning Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program students. Make this an evening to remember with great food and entertainment all under one roof. The entertainment matches the eats for a well-rounded night out.

For more information on menu options, contact the box office at 847-622-0300.
Dates: Sat, November 19, 2022 Booking and More Information
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Humanities Scholar Clay S. Jenkinson presents Shakespeare: The Magic of the Word An unforgettable tribute to the life and work of the greatest writer in the English language. This 90-minute performance features the recitation of great moments in Shakespeare, commentary, biographical details, discussions of the great Shakespearean themes, and a practical guide to overcoming “Shakespeare intimidation.” Dates: Sat, November 19, 2022 Booking and More Information
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Elgin Sing-Along Messiah The Greater Elgin Sing-Along Handel's Messiah is a collaborative event bringing together area performers, musicians and community members to celebrate the holiday season. All audience members are invited and encouraged to sing along at this collective event. Musical score will be provided. We hope you will join us for this free festive and memorable way to start your holiday season. Dates: Fri, December 2, 2022 Booking and More Information
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ECC Concert Band - Winter Concert Winter is in the air. Experience ECC’s ensemble performing chilling sounds of traditional and contemporary band literature. Under the direction of Jim Kull, ECC Concert Band will thrill audiences with a broad range of music in heart-stirring arrangements. Dates: Wed, December 7, 2022 Booking and More Information
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ECC Steel Bands The ECC Steel Bands, under the direction of Steve Butters, never fails to delight audiences with a mix of calypso, reggae, rock and more. These sounds of tropics will take you to a place warmer than Elgin. Dates: Thu, December 8, 2022 Booking and More Information
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Someday at Christmas - John Mark McGaha sings Stevie Wonder Celebrate the holiday season as acclaimed singer, storyteller, and multi-instrumentalist John-Mark McGaha shares Stevie Wonder’s musical messages of joy, love, and peace on earth. Talented, joyful, and generous, McGaha (The Ray Charles Legacy, Smokey Joe’s Cafe) sheds a personal light upon the miraculous life of one of America’s greatest singer/songwriters. Songs include “Someday At Christmas,” “My Cherie Amour,” “That’s What Christmas Means To Me,” “For Once in My Life,” “Ave Maria,” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You.” Presented by Michael Ingersoll’s Artists Lounge Live. Dates: Sat, December 10, 2022 Booking and More Information
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ECC Concert Choir Sounds of Winter! ECC’s academic and musical ensemble performs major work from the standard repertoire and a wide breadth of choral music, while applying their learned musical skills. Dates: Tue, December 13, 2022 Booking and More Information
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ECC Jazz Ensemble ECC’s ensemble of jazz musicians will entertain you with smooth sounds of jazz under the direction of Shawn Maxwell. This is an evening you don’t want to miss. Dates: Thu, December 15, 2022 Booking and More Information
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Holiday Concert Dates: Sat, December 17, 2022 Booking and More Information
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Comedy with Jen Kober Jen Kober is originally from Lake Charles, LA, and has energetically bounded onto the national stage bringing crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, storytelling, and improvised rock-n-roll comedy. Jen was the 2017 Winner of NPR's Snap Judgement Comedic Performance of the Year for her Girl Scout Cookie Caper story which went viral upon its release earlier that year. Kober received the 2018 Comedic Performance of the Year for her story titled Nana Vs. OJ. Jen has made appearances on notable TV shows like American Horror Story, Dead to Me, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and RuPaul’s sitcom AJ & The Queen. Dates: Sat, February 18, 2023 Booking and More Information
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Jim Witter - The Piano Men The Piano Men is a musical celebration of the 1970s - year by year, hit by hit - from the songbooks of Billy Joel and Elton John.

Award-winning Canadian recording artist Jim Witter and his incredible band lead an expertly crafted tour of an entire decade that begins with “Your Song” and winds us along on a musical time machine, saluting two of the century’s most popular contemporary songwriters.
Dates: Sat, February 25, 2023 Booking and More Information
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99% Invisible The award-winning Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) is one of the largest, oldest, and most esteemed youth orchestras in the nation. The five orchestras, brass choir, percussion ensembles, and thriving Chamber Music Institute provide more than 300 students,
from nearly 70 communities, a rich, comprehensive learning environment. The orchestra’s thrilling, innovative concerts promote curiosity, imagination, and critical thinking. In EYSO’s 47th season, explore how sound comes together through design to make music—and how music can change the world. Learn more at EYSO.org.
Dates: Sun, March 12, 2023 Booking and More Information
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VITALY: An Evening of Wonders A magical experience that blends art and illusion, inspiring audience to find beauty and wonder in everyday life.

He stumped Penn & Teller twice on their hit TV show Fool Us. He has amazed and entertained audiences from all over the world, including his own off Broadway run. He is hailed as one of the most unique and innovative illusionists in the world. Now Vitaly Beckman brings his latest and most ambitious production to the stage with An Evening of Wonders.
Dates: Sat, March 18, 2023 Booking and More Information
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Impact The award-winning Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) is one of the largest, oldest, and most esteemed youth orchestras in the nation. The five orchestras, brass choir, percussion ensembles, and thriving Chamber Music Institute provide more than 300 students,
from nearly 70 communities, a rich, comprehensive learning environment. The orchestra’s thrilling, innovative concerts promote curiosity, imagination, and critical thinking. In EYSO’s 47th season, explore how sound comes together through design to make music—and how music can change the world. Learn more at EYSO.org.
Dates: Sun, May 14, 2023 Booking and More Information

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