2019 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

Joliet, IL (August 2, 2019) – Rialto Square Theatre and VenuWorks announced today the entire lineup for the annual holiday series at the Rialto Square Theatre, Home for the Holidays, generously sponsored by ComEd. The 18-foot Christmas Tree is sponsored by Busey Bank. This lineup of family-friendly shows includes classics titles, holiday favorites, well-known artists, and soon-to-be new holiday favorites. More info can be found at www.RialtoSquare.com/holidays.

A Very Rialto Christmas
Making Merry Music!
Monday, November 25
Marquee Lighting | 5:20 pm
Pre-show reception | 5:30
Concert | 7 pm
Ticket prices: $20 adult | $10 children (12 and under) (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 9 @ 10am**

Kick off your holiday season with the Rialto Square Theatre and a special concert from Nick Thomas and guests. Join us starting at 5:20 PM as we light the marquee, officially kicking off the holiday season, with Home for the Holidays sponsor, ComEd. At 5:30 PM they’ll be a pre-show reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by a holiday concert for the entire family featuring a 75-member chorus directed by Nick Thomas. Special guest appearances include Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Suzy Snowflake and more.

Hospice Lights of Love
Wednesday, November 27 | 5 pm
Contact Joliet Area Community Hospice for more information

The Joliet Area Community Hospice Lights of Love tree lighting will take place on Wednesday, November 27 at 5 pm. The ceremony is a time to honor and remember family and friends during the holiday season. Contact Joliet Area Community Hospice for more information at 815.740.4104.

Teddy Bear Tea
Sponsored by ExxonMobil
Friday, November 29 | 9:30 am & 12 pm
Ticket prices: $25 adults | $22.50 children (12 and under) (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 9 @ 10am**

The Rialto Square Theatre holiday tradition continues. Young and old alike will enjoy this special brunch featuring delicious food and family fun complete with a special appearance by St. Nick himself and a keepsake teddy bear. A ticket is required for all in attendance and space will fill up quickly!

Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet’s production of
The Nutcracker
1 PM performance sponsored by First Secure Community Bank/Lori & Jay Berman
5 PM performance sponsored by J-POWER USA
Sunday, December 1 | 1 & 5 pm
Ticket prices: $38.50 | $30.50 | $22.50 children 12 and under (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 9 at 10 am**

Additional performance added! This holiday favorite fairytale ballet is perfect for the entire family. The magical production features lavish costumes, exquisite sets, including a Christmas tree that grows before your eyes, and sensational choreography by ballet master, Kenneth von Heidecke. Journey through the land of whirling snowflakes and visit the kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. This is one holiday tradition you won’t want to miss.

Holiday Luncheon & Organ Concert
Tuesday, December 3 | 11 am
Ticket prices: $15 (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 9 at 10 am**

Enjoy the sounds of the season and a delicious catered lunch in the Rialto Square Theatre rotunda while local school choirs serenade you. Then move into the Theatre where members of the Joliet Area Theatre Organ Enthusiast Society will play your favorite holiday carols on the famous Barton Grand Theatre Pipe Organ.

CeeLo Green
Holiday Hits Tour
Wednesday, December 4 | 7:30 pm
Ticket prices: $54.50 | $44.50 | $34.50 (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 30 at 10 am**

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-producer, CeeLo Green is putting his creative spin on your favorite Christmas songs in the Holiday Hits Tour. His 2011 hit song, “Forget You,” received 5 Grammy nominations and won “Best Urban/Alternative Performance.” In 2012, he released his first Christmas album, “CeeLo’s Magic Moment,” featuring the single “All I Need is Love” with The Muppets. The album was nominated for a Grammy in 2014.

Off the stage, he completed four seasons on NBC’s hit show The Voice alongside fellow judges Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton.

American Legion Band Concert
Sunday, December 8 | 2 pm
Free (with generous donation of non-perishable food items)
Ticket / Food donation exchange times (in the Rialto Square Theatre ticket lobby):
Monday, December 2, 10 am – 1 pm
Wednesday, December 4, 10 am – 1 pm
Friday, December 6, 10 am – 1 pm

The Joliet American Legion Band will bring the sounds of the season to life on the Rialto Square Theatre stage. Enriched in tradition, military sharpness and musical integrity, these musicians are delighted to bring you an unforgettable performance with their tremendously rousing musical spirit. A ticket is free in exchange for a generous food/non-perishable donation.

Michael Londra’s Celtic Yuletide
Christmas in Ireland
Monday, December 9 | 7:30 pm
Ticket prices: $48.50 | $38.50 | $33.50 (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 23 at 10 am**

Emmy® nominee, Michael Londra, the Irish singer best known as the voice of Riverdance on Broadway and for his own US TV special, “Beyond Celtic”, presents an evening, bringing you “Christmas from Ireland” told in song, dance and the festive stories of his youth.

The evening features traditional, heartwarming Irish carols like Winter, Fire and Snow and Gaelic versions of Christmas songs you will love such as “Oiche Ciuin” (Silent Night). Michael will also sing Celtic songs of a new Ireland including his own popular carol “Beyond the Star” recorded and performed by choirs worldwide. The famed tenor sings many carols more familiar to international audiences like O Come Emmanuel and The First Noel but sung in a Celtic more traditional style by one the “greatest Irish singers of our time”.

Irish musicians join Michael onstage to perform age-old Celtic airs on the haunting uilleann pipes, fiddle, low whistles and the national drum of Ireland, the bodhran. They thrill the audience with their own frenetic traditional jigs and reels. The musicians are some of the most popular traditional players in Ireland, playing festivals and concerts throughout the year.

Rounding out the evening are the breathtaking Celtic Fire dancers, built from Michael’s connections to Riverdance. They perform traditional and modern dances that reflect the two worlds that Ireland lives in. The dancers are some of the best in the world, performing with Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and many more productions but come
Christmas they present breathtaking steps especially choreographed to celebrate the season and dances traditionally danced during the holiday season.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Wednesday, December 11 | 7 pm
Ticket prices: $53.50 | $43.50 | $33.50 (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 23 at 10am**

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL.

It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage. Script adaptation by Robert Penola. Arrangements by Timothy Splain. Orchestrations by William C. White.

It’s A Wonderful Life
Live Radio Broadcast with WJOL
Saturday, December 14 | 7 pm
Ticket prices: $10 (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 9 at 10 am**

An annual holiday tradition at the Rialto Square Theatre– join WJOL for an evening you won’t forget, as local radio talents perform the Christmas classic, It’s A Wonderful Life live from the Rialto Stage, as it broadcasts on WJOL simultaneously. Year in and year out, this is always a highlight of the holiday season! All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Rialto Square Theatre’s mission to bring the biggest and brightest talents to the Rialto Square stage.

Martina McBride
The Joy of Christmas
Friday, December 20 | 8 pm
Ticket prices: $92.50 | $74.50 | $59.50 | $44.50 (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 16 at 10am**

CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and 14-time Grammy Award-nominated country artist, Martina McBride brings “The Joy of Christmas” to the Rialto Square Theatre stage this December. Her career spans over 28 years and over 14 million records sold. Her biggest hits include “Concrete Angel,” “This One’s for the Girls,” “Blessed” and “Independence Day.” Don’t miss her angelic voice singing your favorite holiday carols.

The Oak Ridge Boys
Down Home Christmas
Sunday, December 22 | 7:30 pm
Ticket prices: $73.50 | $53.50 | $43.50 (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 16 @ 10am**

The Boys are back in town! Join fan favorites, The Oak Ridge Boys, as they return to the Rialto Square stage with their latest holiday concert tour, Down Home Christmas, in support of their newest holiday album, releasing October 25, 2019.

“Down Home Christmas is a project that we are happy to share with the world and, rest assured, you will hear these songs on our upcoming 30th annual Christmas tour,” says Joe Bonsall. “The instrumentation is sparse, yet incredibly put together, and the vocals are rich and vibrant. Many of the songs were freshly written by a stable of Nashville’s top songwriters.”

2019 Holiday Movies
All tickets $5 | On Sale Friday, August 9th or at the door
Movie tickets must be purchased at the box office. They are not available online.

Bring the entire family to these classic holiday movies, and enjoy the beauty of the Rialto Square Theatre at Christmas, while spending time with your family watching these holiday favorites.

The Polar Express | Rated G
Saturday, November 30 | 2 pm

Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”; “Cast Away”) reunite for “Polar Express,” an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) | Not Rated
Saturday, December 14 | 11 am

In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.

Elf | Rated PG
Monday, December 23 | 2 pm

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

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RIALTO SQUARE ANNOUNCES HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS 2018 LINEUP

Joliet, IL (August 3, 2018) – Rialto Square Theatre and VenuWorks announced today the entire lineup for the annual holiday series at the Rialto Square Theatre, Home for the Holidays, generously sponsored by ComEd. This lineup of family-friendly shows includes classics titles, holiday traditions, well-known artists, and soon-to-be new holiday favorites. These shows will join the previously announced 98° at Christmas and The Tenors: Home for the Holidays. This exciting series begins on Monday, November 19th and concludes just a few days before Christmas, on December 20th.

A Very Rialto Christmas
A Family Concert Experience
Monday, November 19, 2018
Tree/Marquee Lighting 5:30 pm | Concert 7pm
Ticket prices: $15 adult | $10 children (12 and under) (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 10 @ 10am**

Kick off the holiday season with this very special family concert event that is sure to be one of your favorite holiday traditions. Former Rialto Idol Junior winner, Agne G returns to the Rialto Square stage where it all began to share her talents with the community.
Agne Giedraityte, known as Agne G, is a sixteen-year-old classical artist hailing from Chicago, Illinois. A rising talent in the classical community, Agne has performed across the United States and Europe, appeared on NBC Television, and even graced the stage of Carnegie Hall.

Agne has the pleasure to return to the Rialto Square Theatre in concert, just as in the past, where she appeared as a Rialto Idol contestant, as a guest artist on ‘The Ovation’ concert, and as well as a guest in 2015, joining the vocal group from Ireland, ‘The Priests’ in concert. Already an accomplished soprano at 16, Agne is recording her Christmas album Merry Christmas From My Heart which will be released in October 2018.

Opening the evening’s concert will be the angelic voices of the Cathedral Children’s Choir and Joliet All City Choir with special appearances by Michelle Gliottoni Rodriguez (soprano), Holly Keenon (violinist), and Kyle Minett (bass/baritone).

Don’t miss this official kick-off to the holiday season! Come early for the lighting of the marquee and the Rialto Square Christmas tree, sponsored by Busey Bank.

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Hospice Lights of Love
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | 5 pm

The Joliet Area Community Hospice Lights of Love tree lighting will take place on Wednesday, November 21 at 5 pm. The ceremony is a time to honor and remember family and friends during the holiday season. Contact Joliet Area Community Hospice for more information at 815.740.4104.

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Teddy Bear Tea
Sponsored by ExxonMobil & Rialto Square Theatre Volunteers
Friday, November 23, 2018 | 9:30 am & 12:30 pm
Ticket prices: $25 adults | $22.50 children (12 and under) (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 17 @ 10am**

The Rialto Square Theatre holiday tradition continues. Young and old alike will enjoy this special brunch featuring delicious food and family fun complete with a special appearance by St. Nick himself and a keepsake teddy bear. A ticket is required for all in attendance and space will fill up quickly!

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The Oak Ridge Boys
Christmas Celebration Tour
Sunday, November 25, 2018 | 7 pm
Ticket prices: $73.50 | $53.50 | $43.50 (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 22 @ 10am**

A mixture of traditional and contemporary songs—including religious, romantic and fun holiday tunes—makes up the set list, which includes songs from the Oaks’ seven bestselling Christmas CDs. A highlight of the evening is the much-loved ‘rocking chair’ segment where each BOY rocks by the fireplace and shares personal thoughts about Christmas.

Oaks’ lead singer, Duane Allen, says, “Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love the positive things about the season…. the joy, happiness, giving, sharing, time with family, and gifts. The beautiful lights and decorations, and Christmas music.”

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Kenny G
The Miracle Holiday and Hits Tour
Sponsored by First Midwest Bank
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Ticket prices: $69.50 | $54.50 | $44.50 (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 10 @ 10am**

In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop, and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early ‘80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.

Career highlights include Miracles, a 1994 holiday album that took him to the top of the Billboard chart for the first time and has since become the best-selling holiday album of all time. His two holiday albums since then – Faith in 1999 and Wishes in 2002 – have been similarly successful. Come hear these holiday hits live!

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Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet’s production of
The Nutcracker
Sunday, December 2 | 2 pm
Ticket prices: $38.50 | $30.50 | $22.50 children 12 and under (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 17 at 10 am**

This holiday favorite fairytale ballet is perfect for the entire family. The magical production features lavish costumes, exquisite sets, including a Christmas tree that grows before your eyes, and sensational choreography by ballet master, Kenneth von Heidecke. Journey through the land of whirling snowflakes and visit the kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. This is one holiday tradition you won’t want to miss.

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NOËL
A Breathtaking New Musical from the author of Artemis Fowl
Tuesday, December 4 | 7 pm
Ticket prices: $48.50 | $38.50 | $33.50 (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, September 14 at 10 am**

NOËL is a stunning new holiday musical from top-selling children’s author Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl) and preeminent Irish film composer Liam Bates.

NOËL, set in modern day London, tells a heartwarming tale of a little girl (Noël), who is preparing for her starring role in a school Christmas play when her mother suddenly disappears. To avoid being taken into care, Noël keeps her mother’s disappearance a secret and embarks alone on a quest to find her. Along the way, she befriends a diverse group of characters that accompany on her journey. Noël’s bright innocence and unwavering belief in finding her mother, inspires her new friends to embrace life, find love and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

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Holiday Luncheon & Organ Concert
Wednesday, December 5 | 11 am
Ticket prices: $15 (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 24 at 10 am**

Enjoy the sounds of the season and a delicious catered lunch in the Rialto Square Theatre rotunda while the Troy Middle School Choir serenades you. Then move into the theatre where members of the Joliet Area Theatre Organ Enthusiast Society will play your favorite holiday carols on the famous Barton Grand Theatre Pipe Organ.

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A Magical Cirque Christmas
Sponsored by First Midwest Bank
Friday, December 7 | 8 pm
Ticket prices: $148.50 (VIP stage seating) | $73.50 | $53.50 | 43.50 (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 31 at 10 am**

A holiday entertainment blockbuster set to dazzle audiences of all ages. Featuring the best talent from around the globe, A Magical Cirque Christmas has it all – jaw-dropping magic, breathtaking circus acts, and the most angelic voices singing your favorite Christmas carols with incredible live musicians on stage. Be transported to the golden age of entertainment by the mind-blowing talents, stunning costumes, comedy and more.

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It’s A Wonderful Life
Live Radio Broadcast
Saturday, December 8 | 7 pm
Ticket prices: $10 (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 31 at 10 am**

An annual holiday tradition at the Rialto Square Theatre– join WJOL for an evening you won’t forget, as local radio talents perform the Christmas classic, It’s A Wonderful Life live from the Rialto Stage, as it broadcasts on WJOL simultaneously. Year in and year out, this is always a highlight of the holiday season! All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Rialto Square Theatre’s mission to bring the biggest and brightest talents to the Rialto Square stage.

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American Legion Band Concert
Sunday, December 9 | 2 pm
Free (One ticket per one non-perishable food item donation)

The Joliet American Legion Band will bring the sounds of the season to life on the Rialto Square Theatre stage. Enriched in tradition, military sharpness and musical integrity, these musicians are delighted to bring you an unforgettable performance with their tremendously rousing musical spirit. A ticket is free in exchange for one non-perishable food item. Food donation/ticket exchange will be at time/dates to be determined.

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The Tenors
Home for the Holidays: Christmas Classics & the Hits
Sponsored by First Midwest Bank
Friday, December 14 | 8 pm
Ticket prices: $200 (VIP) | $175 (VIP) | $73.50 | $53.50 | $43.50 (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, August 10 at 10am**

Multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning vocal supergroup, The Tenors, comprised of Clifton Murray, Fraser Walters, and Victor Micallef, blend classical music and contemporary pop to deliver powerful performances and outstanding harmonies for audiences around the world. Since 2008, The Tenors have sold over 1 million albums worldwide, performed more than 1,000 shows on five continents and made over 200 television appearances.

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s
Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party!
Friday, December 15 | 8 pm
Ticket prices: $48.50 | $33.50 | $28.50 (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, September 7 @ 10am**

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY’S WILD & SWINGIN’ HOLIDAY PARTY! is a jumpin’ and jivin’ extravaganza featuring one-of-a-kind originals and reworked Yuletide classics in true BBVD style, with an energetic performance to be enjoyed by all ages. In addition to seasonal favorites, the show will include fan favorites from the band’s rich catalogue.

Holiday selections include: “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer,” “All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth),” “Jingle Bells,” “Frosty The Snowman,” “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” “We Three Kings,” “Walking In A Winter Wonderland,” “Mr. Heatmiser,” “Blue Christmas,” “Is Zat You Santa Claus?” and others.

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98° at Christmas
Thursday, December 20 | 7:30 pm
Ticket prices: $69.50 | $54.50 | $44.50 (additional fees may apply)
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Their four-million-selling album, 98° and Rising (1998, Motown), spawned the top-5 favorites “Because of You,” “I Do,” and “The Hardest Thing,” while 2000’s Revelation (Universal Records), which sold two million copies, peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 and yielded a trio of hits, “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche),” “My Everything” and “The Way You Want Me To.”

Last year’s Christmas tour was in support of their first full-length Christmas album in 18 years, Let It Snow. The album received glowing reviews from both fans and critics alike. The album featured the group’s signature R&B-tinged, four-part harmonies and was a natural follow up to their 1999 multi-platinum selling This Christmas. In addition to their tour, they also performed on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Disney’s Magic Holiday Celebration, Good Morning America, Today Show, Kelly & Ryan and more.

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2018 Holiday Movies
All tickets $5 | On Sale Friday, August 10th or at the door

The Polar Express | Rated G
Saturday, November 24 | 1 pm
An inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

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Miracle on 34th Street | Not Rated
Friday, November 30 | 7 pm
In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.

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The Muppet Christmas Carol | Rated G
Sunday, December 16 | 3 pm
The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets — Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle — weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases — past, present, and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be passed any hope of redemption and happiness.

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To learn more about the entire Home for the Holidays Season, visit www.rialtosquare.com/holidays

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BUSEY BANK TO SPONSOR RIALTO SQUARE THEATRE’S HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS TREE

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.

 

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND ORGAN CONCERT

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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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS MOVIE – THE SANTA CLAUSE

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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