- $23 for one ticket to Beehive: The Musical (up to $46.50 value)
- When: select dates, July 10–August 2
- Where: Raue Center for the Arts
- Seating: reserved
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Click here to view the seating chart
Beehive: The Musical
- The Music: all the big-haired divas of the ’60s, such as the Shirelles and the Supremes, as well as some smaller-coiffed singers such as Tina Turner and Lesley Gore
- The Writer: the late Larry Gallagher, who recreated the music of his youth in this revue which debuted in the mid-1980s
- The Story: the story of political and social upheaval told chronologically in song, from the girl group harmonies of the Chiffons to the revolution songs of Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin
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.