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March 2018

REO SPEEDWAGON

March 8 @ 8:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Opening Act: Nicholas Barron TICKETS: $92.50, $74.50, $59.50, $44.50 **additional fees may apply Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for January 13 are good for the March 8 show. Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band where the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out. Formed loosely in the late ‘60s at college in…

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THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER

March 14 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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TICKETS: $59/$43.50/$29.00  **additional fees may apply Tickets on sale Friday, December 15 STAR Pre-sale: December 12  The Manhattan Transfer created a unique jazz sound through its blend of acapella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythmic and blues and pop! After going through many musical and band member changes throughout the band’s storied musical history, the newest iteration of the band will play the Rialto Square Theatre as part of its most current national tour. Tim Hauser originally founded the band…

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MY HEART IN A SUITCASE

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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$6.00

Grades: 4–8 Anne Lehmann and her family no longer feel safe in their Berlin home. Life in 1938 Germany is deteriorating quickly for the Lehmanns and all Jews living there; in order to protect their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann may have to say goodbye to her forever. Anne must struggle to bring meaning out of despair, to cling to love and hope even in a world that seems to be filled with hatred and violence. ArtsPower’s gripping and poignant…

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LOCAL MUSIC MONDAY – MARCH, 26th

March 26 @ 6:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Tickets: $20 Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts The Big Lagniappe Rockford, IL-based Miles Nielsen has spent nearly a decade enthralling audiences with music that draws force from the prime years of Western-influenced rock music and classic ‘60s soul. Claiming influences as diverse as Otis Redding’s classic soul and Jellyfish’s cult power pop recordings. The Big Lagniappe band has influences from New Orleans roots music while keeping true to its blue collar Midwest town upbringing .

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DWIGHT YOAKAM with Special Guest Brandy Clark

March 29 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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TICKETS: $125 / $89 / $65 / $45  **additional fees may apply Just Announced! CMT Award-winner Brandy Clark will open the show. Tickets On sale: Jan 19, Noon STAR Presale: Jan 16, 10am Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the…

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RICKY NELSON REMEBERED STARRING MATTHEW AND GUNNAR NELSON

March 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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TICKETS: $38.50 / $28.50 / $23.50  **additional fees may apply Tickets on sale: Feb 9, 10am STAR Presale: Feb 6, 10am American icon and rock and roll star, Ricky Nelson, will be honored by sons Matthew and Gunnar Nelson at Rialto Square Theatre on March 30, 2018 for the Ricky Nelson Remembered concert. Tickets go on-sale next Friday, February 9. A musical celebration of America’s first “teen idol”, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson emerged from “The Adventures of Ozzie…

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BUDDY GUY

March 31 @ 8:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Opening for Buddy Guy will be Chicago bluesman, Ronnie Baker Brooks. $88.50, $68.50, $56.00, $48.50  **additional fees may apply Tickets on Sale: November 3, 2017 – 10:00 AM STAR Pre-Sale: October 31, 2017 Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy…

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April 2018

A VERY INTIMATE ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO

April 3 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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TICKETS: $78.50 / $63.50 / $53.50  **additional fees may apply Rock legends Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will share their collection of hits in a stripped down, acoustic version, at Rialto Square Theatre on April 3, 2018. It will be an intimate setting that will allow fans to experience the true power of the music while hearing the stories behind the songs. Since 1979, Benatar and Giraldo have formed one of the most successful partnerships in music history. During their…

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LEWIS BLACK – THE JOKE’S ON US TOUR

April 6 @ 8:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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TICKETS: $65, $49.50, and $39.50   **additional fees may apply Known as the king of the rant, LEWIS BLACK uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics and anything else that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world. The Suite…

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LOS LOBOS WITH THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS

April 8 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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TICKETS: $53.50/$38.50/$33.50  **additional fees may apply Los Lobos, an American rock band from East Los Angeles, Calif, brings their unique blend of rock, tex-mex, country, zydeco, folk, R&B, blue and brown eyed soul to Joliet, IL and the Rialto Square Theatre. For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff”…

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JACKSON GALAXY: TOTAL CAT MOJO LIVE!

April 14 @ 8:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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TICKETS: $63.50 $53.50 $43.50  **additional fees may apply Bringing his love for cats to the Rialto Square Theatre on April 14, TV Celebrity and self-proclaimed "cat daddy," Jackson Galaxy will provide a unique live event experience that you don’t want to miss! Jackson Galaxy is the host and executive producer of Animal Planet's long running hit show My Cat From Hell. Jackson, an animal advocate and cat behavior and wellness consultant, is also a two-time New York Times best-selling author with…

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Daughtry

April 16 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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TICKETS: $69, $49, $35  **additional fees may apply Tickets on Sale: Dec 15, 10am STAR Pre-Sale: Dec 14, 8am With countless awards and nominations including categories in the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Grammy Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards, Daughtry made it onto the global music scene after coming in fourth on the fifth season of American Idol. Since American Idol, Daughtry has five albums to its credit, which includes their self-titled debut album in 2006 that made…

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DOKKEN AND LITA FORD

April 20 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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with Special Guest Downtread TICKETS: $49.50 / $34.50 / $28.50  **additional fees may apply Great Seats start at just $28.50!   Dokken exploded out of the boiling hard rock/heavy metal scene in Los Angeles in the early 1980s. Their breakout hit album, Breaking the Chains, set the stage for Dokken to become one of the most dominant creative and commercial force in the world of melodic hard rock. Such classic albums as Tooth and Nail, Under Lock and Key and…

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ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK, THE MAN I WANT TO BE TOUR

April 21 @ 8:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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$73.50, $58.50, $48.50 **additional fees may apply Engelbert Humperdinck will bring his unique sound, and a career spanning nearly 50 years, to the Rialto Square Theatre on April 21 as part of his Engelbert Humperdinck: The Man I Want To Be Tour! Engelbert has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold albums and 35 platinum, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe, and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Las Vegas Walk of Fame, and Leicester…

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LOCAL MUSIC MONDAY- April 23, 2018

April 23 @ 6:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Tickets: $20 Hot Mess featuring Mayor Bob O'Dekirk Kofi Baker's Psychedelic Trip Hot Mess is a local cover band excelling in classic and hard rock hits and features Mayor Bob O'Dekirk on the drums. They have been hard at work on some original songs and can't wait to debut them at this month's Local Music Monday. As the son of legendary drumming icon Ginger Baker, Kofi Baker has a name that’s synonymous with drumming excellence. And Kofi lives up to…

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JIM JEFFERIES LIVE

April 27 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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TICKETS: $49.50/$39.50/VIP $182.50  **additional fees may apply Jefferies has firmly established himself as one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, with a controversial and belief-challenging standup style that continues to surprise and entertain audiences across the globe. Jefferies burst on to the scene in the United States after his popular debut HBO special I Swear to God. His additional successful comedy specials include Contraband, Alcoholocaust, and Fully Functional. His television show, The Jim Jefferies, premiered on…

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May 2018

HOME FREE: TIMELESS WORLD TOUR

May 3 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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TICKETS: $44.50, $36.50, $29.50  **additional fees may apply The all vocal country sensation Home Free is bringing Nashville country standards and country-dipped pop hits to town (and having a great time doing so). The band comes to town on the heels of their most recent full-length album release, TIMELESS, bringing with them new music, new jokes, and new production. Home Free has become a household name, amassing more than 185-million YouTube views, and entertaining more than 300,000 people live in concert since…

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PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO

May 10 @ 6:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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TICKETS: $99.50, $49.50, $39.50 **additional fees may apply PJ Masks LIVE! Time To Be A Hero  is based on eOne’s top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, and the Baddies will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, familiar and original music, and immersive interactivity. PJ Masks, the hit series now in its second season, follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos,…

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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A part of the #TBTuesday Summer Movie Series  $5 at the door | All seats are General Admission Rated PG-13 | 2 hours and 32 minutes Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an…

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June 2018

THE TEMPTATIONS AND THE FOUR TOPS

June 15 @ 8:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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TICKETS: $78.50 / $63.50 / $48.50  **additional fees may apply Motown will once again make Rialto Square Theatre its unofficial home on June 15, as two of the all-time greats will be coming to Joliet. R&B legends of nearly 60 years, The Temptations were lauded by Billboard in 2017 as the Number One R&B Artist of All-Time! Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Temptations, will be playing their classics in addition to tracks off their first new album in…

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INDEPENDENCE DAY

June 26 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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A part of the #TBTuesday Summer Movie Series $5 at the door | All seats are General Admission Rated PG-13 | 2 hours and 33 minutes In the epic adventure film "Independence Day," strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived; its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend. The last hope to…

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July 2018

SEINFELD LIVE!

July 18 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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TICKETS: $150 | $85 | $67.50 additional fees may apply STAR Pre-sale: Tuesday, June 5 Public On-sale: Friday, June 8 @ 10am Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. His latest projects include the Emmy nominated web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and his Netflix special Jerry Before Seinfeld. Seinfeld continues to perform both nationally and internationally The Suite Life is Available for this show…

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THE SANDLOT

July 31 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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New Date: Tuesday, July 31st @ 7pm *All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date* A part of the #TBTuesday Summer Movie Series  $5 at the door | All seats are General Admission Rated PG | 1 hour and 41 minutes When Scottie Smalls (Thomas Guiry) moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching…

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August 2018

JIM BREUER LIVE

August 9 @ 8:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Breuer began his stand-up career in Clearwater, FL in 1989. He came to national attention when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (’95-’98) in 1995. He appeared alongside cast members Will Ferrell, David Spade, and Norm McDonald. Many early fans might know him by one of his much-loved SNL character, “Goat Boy” or for his uncanny Joe Pesci impressions. He also starred in the stoner comedy flick, Half Baked alongside Dave Chappelle with featured cameos from Willie Nelson, Snoop Dog and Tommy Chong.

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TAJMO: THE TAJ MAHAL AND KEB’ MO’ BAND

August 10 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' Band at the Rialto Square Theatre

TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band brings to life the Grammy Award-winning collaboration between these two Blues titans in an exciting night of live music; performing songs from their long-anticipated collaborative album TajMo, available now on Concord Records.

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GAELIC STORM

August 15 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers.

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FATHER OF THE BRIDE

August 28 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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A part of the #TBTuesday Summer Movie Series  $5 at the door | All seats are General Admission Rated PG | 1 hour and 45 minutes George Banks (Steve Martin) and his wife, Nina (Diane Keaton), are the proud parents of Annie (Kimberly Williams), but when she returns from studying abroad and announces that she's engaged, their whole world turns upside down, especially that of overprotective George. From meeting the in-laws to wedding plans with an over-the-top consultant (Martin Short)…

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September 2018

HEATHER LAND: i ain’t doin’ it Tour 2018

September 11 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Her hilarious Snapchat videos have us laughing — with more than 300 million views. Now you can see her in person on the 2018 i ain't doin it tour for a solid night of comedy as she says, "Full of crazy things I ain’t doin (and a lot of mess I’ve already done). I’m also bringing some music your way so get ready!" There’s a meet-n-greet before the show.

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RIALTO SQUARE THEATRE BEER BASH 2018

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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We have partnered with local breweries around Joliet and surrounding areas to bring a unique experience for all. Craft beer enthusiasts will enjoy a sampling of beers from their favorite local breweries, while enjoying the ambience of the majestic Rialto Square Theatre. La Loma Taco Truck will be on hand serving up the best tacos in the area

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I AM KING: THE MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE

September 20 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Direct from Las Vegas, I AM KING: The Michael Jackson Experience is as close as you will get to seeing the King of Pop live in concert! Featuring Michael Jackson tribute artists who can sing LIVE while mastering the intense dancing that Jackson was so famous for, I AM KING takes the audience on a musical and visual journey into the world of the KING OF POP.

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC: SING-A-LONG EDITION

September 25 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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A part of the #TBTuesday Summer Movie Series  $5 at the door | All seats are General Admission Rated G | 2 hours and 54 minutes A tuneful, heartwarming story, it is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home…

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October 2018

THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY

October 9 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

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SHEILA E.

October 12 @ 8:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Sheila E. is a world renowned, multi-talented musician whose career has spanned over thirty years. Throughout her time in the music industry, Sheila E. has carved a name for herself as one of the world’s most gifted and iconic percussionists, having collaborated with numerous talents such as George Duke, Marvin Gaye, Gloria Estefan and Prince.

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MATHEMAGIC

October 26
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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A part of the Rialto Square Theatre School Matinee Series presented by Midland States Bank TICKETS: $6 by May 31st, $7 starting June 1st Grades K-3 | 9:30am Grades 4-8 | Noon Call the Rialto Square Box Office at 817.726.6600 or email Kris Hernandez to make your reservation today! MATH IS AMAZING! Internationally renowned magician, Bradley Fields, captivates the audience with his famous magic illusions, and then teaches the secrets behind some startling math tricks. One of the foremost school…

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PARANORMAL TOUR 2018

October 29 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Spend part of your Halloween week with the supernatural at Rialto Square Theatre! You will spend 3 hours with our paranormal investigators conducting a real research investigation. Explore the “hot spots” of the esplanade, rotunda, and theatre. Inspect the green room and Star’s Dressing Room for signs from the after-life.

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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

October 30 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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A part of the #TBTuesday Summer Movie Series  $5 at the door | All seats are General Admission Rated PG | 1 hour and 46 minutes Respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather's estate in Transylvania. Arriving at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein soon begins to recreate his grandfather's experiments with the help of servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr) and the fearsome Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman). After he creates his…

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November 2018

THE HUMAN BEING TOUR WITH JOHN CRIST

November 1 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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With over 100 million video views, comedian and viral sensation John Crist is the next big thing in standup comedy. Whether you know him from viral videos like “Millennial International,” “Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot,” or BuzzFeed’s “Signs You Grew Up Christian,” Crist has solidified his comedic prowess with over 200 live shows a year, highlighted by recent television appearances on Live at Gotham and Laughs on Fox.

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BOZ SCAGGS: OUT OF THE BLUES TOUR 2018

November 2 @ 8:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Boz Scaggs joined the Steve Miller Band in 1967, performing on the albums Children of the Future and Sailor, before launching his solo career in 1968. Scaggs continued to mine a personalized mix of rock, blues, and R&B influences, along with a signature style of ballads on such influential '70s albums as Moments, Boz Scaggs & Band, My Time, Slow Dancer and Silk Degrees.

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KEVIN O’LEARY LIVE

November 6 @ 5:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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FREE- Register at the link below REGISTER HERE Kevin O'Leary, from ABC's SHARK TANK, will be hosting a LIVE wealth-building event in Joliet, and tickets won't last long! Join us at this fun, relaxed and informative Conference that is guaranteed to give you a new way to think about making money like never before. The opportunities are virtually limitless! Shark Retreats presents, “How Entrepreneurs are profiting from the Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires”. This event is all about helping you succeed.…

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DON FELDER: FORMERLY OF THE EAGLES

November 8 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Don Felder is renowned as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. A member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder served as a member of The Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones.

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