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LEWIS BLACK visits the Rialto Square Theatre on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8:00 pm.

LEWIS BLACK, GRAMMY Award-winning, stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as a stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs more than 200 nights annually, to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. He is one of a few performers to sell out multiple renowned theaters, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas and most recently, a sold-out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City.

His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than a mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

LEWIS BLACK came into national prominence with his appearances on THE DAILY SHOW in 1996. Those appearances on THE DAILY SHOW led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix. In 2001, he won Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. He has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 GRAMMY Award-winning The Carnegie Hall Performance. He won his second GRAMMY Award for his album Stark Raving Black and has published three bestselling books: Nothing’s Sacred (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008) and I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas (Riverhead Books, 2010).

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3 DOORS DOWN ACOUSTIC visits the Rialto Square Theatre on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm.

3 Doors Down plans to stage the “Back Porch Jam” Tour, an acoustic interpretation of the band’s hits, fan favorites and deep album cuts. All ticket purchasers will receive a limited-edition digital EP featuring acoustic performances of “Kryptonite,” “It’s Not My Time,” and “I Don’t Want To Know.” The VIP pre-sale will begin on Tuesday, October 24 via with a general on-sale to follow on Friday, October 27.

Formed in 1995, Grammy Award®-nominated multiplatinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down consistently captivates audiences worldwide. The quintet’s many accolades include selling 20 million albums globally, receiving three Grammy nominations, and winning two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting including “Songwriter of the Year.”

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Busey Bank will be sponsoring Rialto Square Theatre’s 2017 Home for the Holidays tree. The tree will be lit November 20, during the Celebrate the Season Social Event. Home for the Holidays features many events including concerts, movies and more.

“Busey Bank is honored to be part of this month-long holiday celebration that many Joliet area residents enjoy each year. With more than 150-years of community banking experience, Busey is excited to support the Rialto Square Theatre’s storied history and traditions” said Steve Randich of Busey Bank.

“The tree lighting has been a longstanding tradition in the Rialto Square Theatre’s Holiday program. This year, on November 20, we’re excited to have the official lighting of our 18’ holiday tree, sponsored by Busey Bank, signaling the beginning of the Holiday Season as well as a great future for Busey Bank, a more than 150-year old community banking institution, in our community,” said Val Devine Executive Director, Rialto Square Theatre.

Check our website for a complete schedule for times and ticket prices.

First Community Financial Bank, soon to be Busey Bank, is headquartered in Joliet, Illinois. Together with Busey, they have more than 60 locations across Illinois, Indianapolis, Missouri and Florida, including nine locations serving northern Illinois—Joliet, Plainfield, Homer Glen, Channahon, Naperville, Burr Ridge, Mazon, Braidwood, and Diamond.



DENNIS MILLER visits the Rialto Square Theatre on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm.

Maybe you’ve seen him on “The O’Reilly Factor”. Perhaps you remember him from his days as anchor of the “Weekend Update” segment on “Saturday Night Live.”

He was a regular contributor for “The O’Reilly Factor” on the FOX News Channel, Dennis Miller is also an award-winning comedian, talk-show host, sports commentator, actor, author, and television personality. After captivating audiences on “Saturday Night Live” from 1985 to 1991, he went on to earn five Emmy and three Writers Guild of America awards for his critically acclaimed talk show, “Dennis Miller Live.” Miller is also the author of the New York Times best sellers The Rants; Ranting Again; I Rant, Therefore I Am; and The Rant Zone.

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The Rialto Square Theatre will be hosting its annual HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND ORGAN CONCERT as part of the Home for the Holidays celebration at the Rialto Square Theatre on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 11:00 am. This event is sponsored by Riverside Senior Life Communities.

Grab a tasty bite to eat while you listen to seasonal songs sung by local high school students, then enjoy holiday music played on the famous Barton Grand Theatre Pipe Organ!

The pride of the Rialto Theatre is its original “golden voiced” Barton Grande Theatre Pipe Organ. During the 1920’s it accompanied silent movies and vaudeville acts and continues to this day to be a major attraction and historic treasure. The Joliet Area Theatre Organ Enthusiasts has provided its care and maintenance as a labor of great love since 1972. Recordings on this magnificent instrument have been made by a number of the world’s great theatre organists. Experience the magic with this cherished holiday event!

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THE SANTA CLAUSE will be shown as part of the Home for the Holidays celebration at the Rialto Square Theatre on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm. This movie is being sponsored by Sharon Stemke of Country Financial.

In this Christmas classic, divorced dad Scott (Tim Allen) has custody of his son (Eric Lloyd) on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he’s dreaming, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Maybe that night at the North Pole wasn’t a dream after all — and maybe Scott has a lot of work to do.

The film, directed by John Pasquin, is the first installment in The Santa Clause trilogy. This was Pasquin and Allen’s first movie collaboration after they both worked together on the TV series Home Improvement. Pasquin and Allen would later work again on the films Jungle 2 Jungle and Joe Somebody, and on the TV show Last Man Standing. The film was followed by two sequels, The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006). Experience the magic with this classic Christmas movie.

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