Top 5 Shows of September in Lake County

marriott-theatreThere’s no business like show business like no business I know – Especially if you are searching for some live entertainment so you can ‘Give your regards to Broadway!’

We have the top five shows of September in Lake County for you – and don’t spoil it for others so ‘you won’t rain on their parade.’

If you crave the rockstar vibe more, continue here to see our top 10 post on September concerts.

So without further ado, here are your top five shows of September in Lake County (in no particular order). We promise ‘that you, and you, and you – you’re gonna’ love it!’

Top Five Shows of September in Lake County

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
how-to-succeed-in-business-without-really-tryingMarriott Theatre
Currently showing through October 16

Isn’t that everyone’s dream; to succeed without actually doing anything? This Lincolnshire theatre shows you the way as you follow the rise of the show’s protagonist J. Pierrepont Finch. Finch is a window washer that gets a job at a major corporation. Finch climbs his way up the corporate ladder starting at mail room and gets promoted to chairman of the board in two weeks. This 1961 show won numerous awards including eight Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. Hollywood royalty such as Matthew Broderick, Robert Morse and Charles Nelson Reilly all appeared in its Broadway performances.

Butterflies are Free
Three Brother’s TheatreButterflies are Free at the Three Brother's Theatre
Currently showing through September 24

In the words of Bart Simpson – ‘No one expects the Butterfly.’ This show set in the 1970s follows the story of Don Baker who has been blind since birth. Baker has been the hero of his mother’s children’s book, “Donny Dark.” With an overprotective mother, Don moves on and takes the next step of his life by moving into an apartment in Manhattan. All’s well that ends well right? Well nope, crazy shenanigans ensue as Don’s mother is introduced to Don’s hippy neighbor/aspiring actress Jill. This piece is full of laughs and cries that will leave you with wanting more.

Plaza Suite
Plaza Suite at the P.M.&L TheaterP.M&L Theatre
Currently showing through September 15

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted, and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before. And was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little romantic diversion.

Lambs Farm’s Theater Presents the Lion King
Gorton Community Center
September 24-25
Lambs Farm's Theater Presents The Lion King

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba means ‘There comes the lion.’ Those are the first lines to movie and musical in the song ‘The Circle of Life.’ (I actually had to google that and it’s the authentic Zulu language; which is spoken by 23 percent of South Africa – and is the national language). Lambs Farm participants will be serving as actors, designers, decorators, choir members and more of this Disney favorite that is influenced by Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet.’ Follow the life and times of Simba – a young lion who will one day follow in his father’s (Mufasa) footsteps.

James & the Giant Peach
James & the Giant Peach at the James Lumber CenterJames Lumber Center for the Performing Arts
September 29-October 2

A magic peach, an imprisoned boy and insect friends; what more could you ask for in this incredible journey? Escape with James and his insect friends as they go on amazing adventures inside a magical peach. All your favorite characters are here– James Henry Trotter, Aunt Sponge, Aunt Spiker, Old-Green-Grasshopper, Ladybug, Earthworm, Centipede and Spider. Roald Dahl’s first and most widely celebrated book for young people comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization.

For more about the live plays and musicals around Lake County, continue here

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