- One ticket to An Irish Christmas
- When: Saturday, November 8, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Raue Center For The Arts
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
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- $19 for Zone B (up to $43 value)
- $19 for Zone C (up to $43 value)
An Irish Christmas
During An Irish Christmas, you’ll hear familiar classics such as “The Little Drummer Boy” and “Silent Night.” But unless you grew up in the rolling hills of Ireland or were raised by a family of seanchaís, that’s where the familiarity ends. The festive performance pulsates with thunderous step-dancing and Celtic mythology, all set to a soundtrack of traditional instruments including the fiddle and the uilleann pipes.
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.