- $24 for one G-Pass ticket for orchestra seating (up to $47.75 value)
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- Where you’ve seen Lidia: on television, specifically Lidia’s Kitchen and Lidia’s Italy
- Who else saw her there: Emmy voters, who awarded her a statuette as a result
- What she is, other than a TV star: an author, chef, restauranteur, and proud mother of Joe Bastianich
- Why she’s going on tour: to celebrate her latest literary endeavor, Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine: Everything You Need to Know to be a Great Italian Cook
- What to expect: conversation and storytelling about food, family, and life in general; advice on how to use balsamic vinegar as typewriter ink
Genesee Theatre began its life with a sellout. Opening its doors on Christmas Day, 1927, it welcomed audiences to four sold-out movie screenings, but those flickering stories weren't the only attraction. A $25,000 pipe organ—and that's in old-timey dollars—immediately caught the eye, while Italian marble, a stunning chandelier, and the building's Spanish Renaissance–style architecture dazzled.
Over the years, many changes occurred, the glamorous quotient rising or dipping with the times and the theater closing altogether in 1989. But when it reopened again in 2004, it was back in full force. Antique chandeliers and fixtures of the period had been brought in from around the country, the luxe carpet had been recreated from a 1927 photograph, and all the dust bunnies had been sent packing with generous severance packages. Yet not all the updates were of the old-fashioned sort: the stage was doubled in size, and cutting-edge technology was brought in to give the theatre's high-voltage visitors, from comedians to musicians, the star treatment.
203 N Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085