Dinner and Show for Lake County Restaurant Week

Food, glorious food! We’re anxious to try it. Three banquets a day — our favorite diet!”

The food and beverage scene will be hopping as Lake County Restaurant Week runs March 1-10!

What some may not know, is Lake County’s theatre lineup during the 10 days to savor is unmatched. There are also musicians, comedians and bands gracing our storied stages. Complement your experience accordingly with a dinner and show for Lake County Restaurant Week.

Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

Million Dollar Quartet (through March 16)

On one cold December in 1956, four southern gentlemen gathered for a recording session at Sun Record Studios in Memphis. These four guys weren’t your average quartet. The group was made up of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins and considered a pinnacle moment in rock and roll history. At this point, Cash and Perkins had achieved some success while Presley and Lewis were virtually unknown. There was a 17-track album that was generated from this jam session and it wasn’t released until 1981. The musical shows the four working together in their own element. Initially opening in 2006, the Broadway production collected three Tony Award nominations.

January 16-March 10

Seussical the Musical (through March 31)

“A person’s a person no matter how small.” That old Doc named Seuss still has tricks up his sleeve as the whos from Whoville try to be heard by the outside world. And who’s the only one whose lent them their ear? Horton, that’s who! View your favorite storybook characters from the world of Seuss live on stage as the one-hour presentation features our favorite elephant as mentioned earlier, the Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and a slew of other fun-loving fuzzy creatures. The original Broadway production saw Kevin Chamberlin (who played Horton) receive a Tony Award nomination. “Seussical the Musical” will conduct a Q&A for the kiddies following the show.

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Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest

The Roommate (through March 3)

This show follows a woman named Sharon in her mid-50s who’s recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Hawkeye State home. Robyn answers Sharon’s prayers and moves in with her. However, as time goes on Sharon tries to uncover a few hidden secrets about her newly acquired roomie. This dark comedy is a perfect date night and gift for the holidays. The show runs on select days through March 3.

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 Genesee Theatre in Waukegan


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Comedian Jeremy Pivens (Mar. 2), Air Supply (Mar. 3), Hairball (Mar. 8), Disney Dance Party (Mar. 9) at the Genesee

The marquee stage in Waukegan has plenty of great performances for a date night or the entire family. On March 2, Jeremy Piven hits the stage with his brand of stand-up. The funnyman has been known for his performances on the television series “Entourage,” “Ellen” and movies such as “Old School,” “Smokin’ Aces” and “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.” The following day features Air Supply. The band that started their career on the set of “Jesus Christ Superstar” formed a band and charted eight hits on the Billboard Hot 100 List with tunes like “Lost in Love,” “Every Woman in the World” and “All Out of Love.” Disney Dance Party (March 8) is a splendid opportunity for your youngsters to see Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and a host of characters cut a rug. Hairball (March 9) is a cover hair metal band.

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James Lumber Center of Performing Arts in Grayslake

Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex at the James Lumber Center

Oedipus Rex (March 1-3, 7-9)

While his city suffers from plague and ruin, Oedipus stands firm—a proud king who seems to have nothing to fear. Oedipus must solve the mystery of who murdered the previous king to save his city, and he is determined that no one will stand in his way. But in seeking the truth, his own worst nightmares come to light. Written by Sophocles, ‘Oedipus Rex’ is considered to be the greatest of all Greek plays. It’s Oedipus with a modern take. The show runs March 1-3 and 7-9.

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Ravinia Festival in Highland Park

Henhouse Prowlers (March 2)

These ax strummers have been the official cultural ambassadors of bluegrass music for five years. The Henhouse Prowlers have not only toured over 25 countries but transplanted seeds in Africa and Asia to grow a global sound across hundreds of shows with several albums.

Ethan Uslan (March 9)

Ragtime and jazz pianist Ethan Uslan shares his deep love for America’s rich musical heritage with equal measures of passion, humor, and virtuosity, even applying that classic verve to Beethoven’s Für Elise, having been a three-time Old-Time Piano Playing Contest World Champion.

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