TEDDY BEAR TEA RETURNS AS PART OF HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Teddy Bear Tea will be hosted at the Rialto Square Theatre on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 9:30 am 12:00 pm.

Make holiday memories in the Rialto’s enchanted storybook setting. Surrounded by chandeliers, soaring archways and grand columns young and old alike will enjoy this magical setting for brunch. Gather round the beautiful Rialto Tree nestled under the “Duchess,” a magnificent crystal chandelier, and enjoy delicious food and fun activities complete with a special appearance by St. Nick himself and a keepsake Rialto Bear for each child.

This Teddy Bear Tea is an opportunity to bring your special princes and princesses to this holiday wonderland to make memories that will last a lifetime! It is graciously sponsored by ExxonMobil. Be sure to attend this holiday favorite and experience the magic!

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE! LIVE BROADCAST AND THEATRE PERFORMANCE

Tickets On Sale 8/25 at 10AM!

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE will be presented by Alpha Media, in a live broadcast and theatre performance Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

Be taken back in time by AlphaMedia’s production of this 1946 Christmas classic! After George Bailey wishes he had never been born, an angel is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted in his community of Bedford Falls, and how they would be different if he was never there.

Take the kids and grandkids to this multigenerational nostalgic performance. Experience first-hand how live radio broadcasts used to be made, while watching one or your favorite Christmas classics come to life on stage. The performance will be broadcast live on 1340 WJOL. Experience the magic with this family tradition for every Christmas season.

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A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE

Tickets On Sale 8/25 at 10AM!

Just in time for the holiday season, the Peanuts gang will be coming to the Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet on Friday, December 8, 2017 for A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage.

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage is a fresh take on the timeless classic that gives the audience a completely new way of experiencing the story line as portrayed by real actors who maintain the integrity and spirit of each Peanuts character.

This Emmy and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz has been a longstanding tradition, warming the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over 50 years ago. Now, the live on stage adaptation of the classic animated television special brings all your favorite characters to life – all set to the unforgettable sounds of the Vince Guaraldi musical score.

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage encompasses each of your favorite scenes from the original animated television show. It even expands the storyline into greater detail with more fun, more music, more finding the true Christmas spirit. This Peanuts Experience also includes an intermission and, after the final bow, the show crescendos into a celebration of song as the audience is invited to join the Peanuts gang in singing Christmas favorites.

So, join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang in their journey to uncover the true meaning of Christmas.

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NATALIE GRANT AND DANNY GOKEY BRING BACK CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS TOUR

Tickets On Sale 8/25 at 10AM!

NATALIE GRANT AND DANNY GOKEY’S CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS TOUR visits the Rialto Square Theatre with their hugely successful Christmas Tour on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

Award-winning artists Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey will ring in the holiday season together again this year on the Celebrate Christmas Tour, presented by Medi-Share, a national healthcare-sharing organization. Following a successful run of Christmas dates in 2016 where they performed for multiple sell-out crowds, Natalie and Danny will co-bill their popular Christmas tour again this season, sharing the stage each night in a fully integrated set.

A six-time Grammy nominee and five-time Dove Award-winning Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant and eight-time Dove nominee and two-time K-LOVE Male Artist of the Year (2016 and 2017) Danny Gokey are a quintessential vocal pairing, setting the stage for an unforgettable Christmas experience. Selections will include favorites like “O Holy Night,” “Joy To The World,” “Mary, Did You Know?” and more.

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ComEd TO BE PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR RIALTO SQUARE THEATRE’S HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

ComEd has agreed to be the Presenting Sponsor for the Rialto Square Theatre’s 2017 Home for the Holidays. This season long holiday event encompasses many  activities including concerts, movies and social events. Many Joliet area residents of all ages in the past have included the Rialto in their holiday plans. Starting November 13, and continuing through December 16, Home for the Holidays has something for everyone. First-class entertainment for the holidays in downtown Joliet.

“Home For The Holidays will add to the holiday traditions of many residents young and old” said Jack Ericksen, Marketing & Development Director Rialto Square Theatre, “And this year we’ve expanded our offering to make even more holiday memories. We greatly appreciate the support of ComEd and their ongoing commitment to the Rialto Square Theatre and “Home for the Holidays at the Rialto”.

“ComEd is proud to continue as the title sponsor of the 2017 “Home for the Holidays at the Rialto”. We see the Rialto Theatre as a jewel in the revitalization of downtown Joliet, and our company is pleased to support programs where our employees live and work!” said Jeff Hettrick, External Affairs Manager, ComEd.

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Kenneth von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet THE NUTCRACKER

Tickets Onsale 8/18 at 10AM!

Just announced, THE NUTCRACKER, sponsored by First Midwest Bank, visits the Rialto Square Theatre on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

This holiday favorite fairytale is perfect for the entire family. The magical production features lavish costumes, a growing Christmas tree, a battle between mice and soldiers, a journey through the land of whirling snowflakes and a joyous visit to the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Keep the holiday spirit alive and enjoy this breathtaking performance.

Since 1989, the Chicago Festival Ballet (CFB) and School, under the artistic leadership of internationally- renowned choreographer Kenneth von Heidecke, has provided classical training and performance opportunities to many talented dancers in the Chicagoland area. With a curriculum underscoring the exactness, athleticism and discipline of ballet, CFB has helped launch the careers of many dance professionals.

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