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- $17.50 for one ticket to see Suds: The Rockin' '60s Musical Soap Opera (up to $36.50 value)
- Where: Raue Center for the Arts
- Seating: balcony or main floor zone C
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart
Dates and Times
- Friday, July 11, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, July 12, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, July 13, at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Suds: The Rockin' 60's Musical Soap Opera
The 1960s often seem like a simpler time, when all a teenager had to worry about was meeting that special someone and bursting out in song at the same time as everybody else. That's the era celebrated in Suds: The Rockin' 60's Musical Soap Opera, a frothy jukebox musical featuring the decade's greatest hits. Cindy is spending her 16th birthday cheerfully working at the laundromat—until the mail arrives with a breakup letter from her pen-pal boyfriend. Driven to despair, Cindy is about to end it all when two guardian angels, Marge and Dee Dee, arrive to solve her problems. But Marge and Dee Dee have a thriving rivalry of their own, and their attempts to one-up each other just might scare off Cindy's would-be suitors: the washer repairman, the customer Mr. Right, and the geeky Milt Dudman, all played by the same actor.
Suds is packed with more than love and bubbles, though. It also features more than 40 Motown and pop classics from the '60s, including Connie Francis's "Where the Boys Are," Aretha Franklin's "Respect," and Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'." The overall effect is a winning one, too. Fred Meyer of Variety declares the musical showcases "the best songs of the '60s," and the Los Angeles Times says "Suds is polished to near-perfection."
Raue Center For The Arts
When it originally opened in 1929, the Raue Center For The Arts was dubbed "El Tovar," though no one knew what that meant—it was jut a term overheard by one of the venue's founders on a trip to the west coast. Regardless of its meaning (or lack of one), the name seemed to accurately define the theater's elegance, from the star-filled sky of its ceiling to the facades of Spanish buildings lining its walls.
El Tovar drifted into deterioration over the years, undergoing several different monikers as it switched from owner to owner. Luckily, a generous bequest from Crystal Lake resident Lucile Raue led to a much-needed restoration. A two-year renovation left the theater looking as glamorous as it did when it was El Tovar—seats were reupholstered, and every android usher received an oil change.
Raue Center for the Arts
26 N Williams St.
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014