- $15 for one ticket for zone B (main floor, mid-to-rear) or zone C (balcony) (up to $31 value)
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- The Company: semifinalists on season 7 of America’s Got Talent, Lightwire Theater—which includes Ian and Eleanor Carney and Corbin and Whitney Popp—harnesses multicolored lights to create large-scale creatures in one-of-a-kind productions that have included DiNO-Light and The Ugly Duckling
- The Show: Marvin the mouse craves popularity, but the “cool” rats think he’s just a nerd. To escape their taunts, he dives into a world of fantasy where he flies to the moon on a homemade rocket, meets a cast of misfit creatures, and learns a valuable lesson about celebrating difference. But most of the fun comes from Lightwire Theatre’s eye-popping visuals, in which puppets that are seemingly drawn on a darkened stage with electroluminescent wire take on personalities as vibrant and inspiring as their exteriors.
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.