Haunted Objects Live!

It was just announced that Haunted Objects Live! will be at Rialto Square Theatre on Wednesday, October 23. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 1 at 10 AM.
Haunted Objects Live!
Chilling, True Tales from the Newkirk Museum of the Paranormal

Are you ready to uncover the chilling true stories behind the world’s most haunted objects? Join Greg and Dana
Newkirk (Travel Channel’s Kindred Spirits, Amazon Prime’s Hellier) for an interactive presentation that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

As two of the world’s only full-time paranormal investigators, the Newkirks have spent their lives collecting and caring for cursed artifacts, possessed dolls, and other creepy artifacts said to display supernatural activity. Now you can experience their spine-tingling true tales yourself!

During this presentation, the Newkirks will take you on a journey through history, folklore, and true-life accounts of encounters with objects that seem to possess a life of their own. Learn the untold truth about famous cursed objects like the Crying Boy Painting, discover why the Dybbuk Box is scarier than the demon it’s rumored to imprison and tag along as Greg & Dana reveal how they broke the curse of the Catskills Crone! You’ll even have the opportunity to help the Newkirks create a new haunted artifact, live and in person, with just the power of your mind!

This interactive stage presentation is a must-see event for anyone interested in the paranormal, history, or just looking for a good scare!


• THE CRACKING MAN: a mysterious clown doll behind ghostly sightings of an eyeless, mummified corpse!
• THE CRYING BOY: a legendary cursed painting believed to have sparked dozens of mysterious house fires throughout Britain!
• THE CRONE: a strange carving that appears to have caused terrible luck for the hikers who stole it from a cave!
• THE DYBBUK BOX: blamed for terrible tragedies, this sealed container holds something scarier than a demon!
• THE DARK MIRROR: this ritual mirror reflects the darkest fears of those who dare to gaze into its inky depths!

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Toast: The Ultimate Bread Experience

It was just announced that TOAST – The Ultimate Bread Experience will be at Rialto Square Theatre on Wednesday, May 1. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 23 at 10 AM.
TOAST is the No. 1 Tribute in the world to the 70’s hit band, BREAD!
With a surprising fidelity rarely heard from a live tribute band, their sound is often described as “spot on” to the original recordings. Audiences everywhere rave about closely their live performances sound like the cherished records they listened to back in the day.
“BREAD VIRTUALLY INVENTED soft rock in the early Seventies, and the group’s biggest hits — ‘Make It With You,’ ‘If,’ ‘Baby I’m-a Want You’ and ‘Everything I Own’ — remain staples on lite-rock radio.” – Rolling Stone
Over their career, Bread scored 13 hits on Billboard’s Top 100!! The two surviving members of Bread (David Gates & Robb Royer) are happily retired and enjoying their time with family and the fruits of their musical careers. Enter TOAST – The Ultimate Bread Experience who does everything possible to keep the legacy of Bread alive.
TOAST presents a “feel-good” show that includes all of Bread’s top hits and brings all the memories flooding back quickly which makes their concert truly “rise” to the top as one of the favorite concerts of audiences everywhere!

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Becky Robinson: She Gone Tour

Announced today, Becky Robinson, comedian, actor, and viral video star, will be at The Rialto Square Theater with “Becky Robinson: She Gone Tour” on Sunday, April 21. Tickets are ON SALE NOW.

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Becky Robinson is an LGBTQ+ LA-based comedian, writer,
actor and voice-over star. You may also know her as the “Entitled Housewife”, the outspoken
viral golf character Becky created to help spread laughter during the pandemic. Her explosively unique character antics and viral videos have racked up millions of views and fans across social media. Becky’s one-woman show, The Heavy Pour Tour sold out in theaters, comedy clubs and country clubs across the country September 2021 – 2022.

She’s back on the road again with an all-new variety show starring Becky’s wild cast of original characters. Becky Robinson: The She Gone Tour starts in 2023 including international dates. Always committed to connecting with her fans, Becky launched Start at Birth, an original podcast series capturing hilarious memories, behind the scenes stories and moments of vulnerability.

In addition to touring internationally as a stand up comedian, Becky was named a JFL Montreal New Face of Comedy where her stand out multi-character performance landed her a sketch show development deal and a number of voiceover jobs with DreamWorks, Nickelodeon and Netflix. In 2016, Becky was cast on MTV’s Wild ’N Out with Nick Cannon where she also put out a Wild ’N Out Stand Up Special. Becky was the voice of “Parker J. Cloud,” an exuberant former rain cloud on a mission to brighten up everyone’s day, in Nickelodeon’s all-new animated series Middlemost Post.

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Pat McGann

It was just announced that Pat McGann will be at Rialto Square Theatre on Friday, May 17. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 9 at 10 AM.
Pat McGann is quickly rising as one of the sharpest stand-ups in the comedy world. A relative latecomer to the scene, Pat began stand up at the age of 31 after realizing he was not very good at selling packaging. He hustled his way to become the house emcee at Zanies Chicago, where he distinguished himself as especially adept at working the crowd.

A father of 3 young children, Pat’s appeal stems from his quick wit & relatable take on the family. In 2017, McGann began touring as the opening act for Sebastian Maniscalco, moving with him from clubs to theaters, and to arenas, including 4 sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden. McGann’s relatively short, but impressive resume, includes performances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Montreal’s famed Just For Laughs Festival, Gilda’s LaughFest, The Great American Comedy Festival, and the Nashville Comedy Fest. McGann still calls Chicago home.

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A Shamrockin’ Good Time

It was just announced that A Shamrockin’ Good Time will return to Rialto Square Theatre on Thursday, March 14. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 9 at 10 AM.
This year’s Shamrockin’ event will celebrate Irish culture from across the pond, our neighbor Chicago, and right here in Joliet! It will include live artists performing both traditional and contemporary Irish music, along with Irish dancers, bagpipers, and many others.

New to the lineup, and headlining, will be the Larkin & Moran Brothers, out of Chicago. Their charismatic stage presence and wonderful pub tunes will surely entertain all. Featured performers include former “All-Ireland Singing Champion” Gavin Coyle, former “Lord of The Dance” fiddler Anne Hatfield-Martin, the amazing Max Dunne, and favorites John Condron & Friends who will be welcoming all with a traditional Irish Session in the Rotunda. There will be Pipe & Drums marching us in and Irish dancers to get our toes tapping.

In addition to music, there will be an Irish Costume Contest with a winner selected each for adults and children, raffles & 50/50, Irish Snacks, a selfie station, and much more!

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available online or at the Rialto Box Office. Doors open at 6:00 PM, and the performance will start promptly at 7:00 PM.

Come join us! All proceeds benefit the Rialto Square Theatre Foundation.

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Tom Papa: Good Stuff Tour

It was just announced that Tom Papa: Good Stuff Tour will be at Rialto Square Theatre on Friday, April 26. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 23 at 10 AM.
With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country, finding success as an actor, host, and author, in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage. 

The comedian has had 5 highly rated stand-up specials on Netflix including his most recent Netflix special, What A Day!. The special was taped at the iconic Wilbur Theatre in Boston. His other critically acclaimed specials include Human Mule, Freaked Out and Tom Papa Live in New York City, two of which were directed by Rob Zombie.

In 2023, Tom released his highly anticipated third book, We’re All In This Together…So Make Some Room. The book compiles comedic essays that aim to unite us through our stupidity. Every mistake has already been made, and this should bring us great comfort as we join together in our fight for survival, or at least in our attempt to get through the day. Whether we like it or not, we’re all in this together. 

In 2020, he released his second book, You’re Doing Great! – And Other Reasons To Stay Alive, which was the follow-up to Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas both released by St Martin’s Press, making “Summer Must Read” lists from Parade Magazine to The New York Post. Tom is also a contributing writer to the New Yorker Magazine.

Tom is the host of the weekly podcast, Breaking Bread with Tom Papa, which features Tom and his guest eating, drinking, and celebrating the true meaning of breaking bread with insightful, revealing and always funny conversations. He also hosts the popular daily Netflix radio show, What A Joke With Papa And Fortune on Sirius XM Channel 93 and the monthly show, Come To Papa Live on Channel 94.

On the film and TV front, Tom has starred in many fan-favorites including Paper Spiders opposite Lily Taylor, The Informant opposite Matt Damon, Analyze That opposite Robert DeNiro, and The Haunted World of El Superbeasto opposite Paul Giamatti where Tom played the voice of El Superbeasto. He can also be seen alongside Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the HBO film, Behind the Candelabra, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh and won 11 Emmys. He hosted the NBC series, The Marriage Ref, which ran for two seasons and had a recurring role opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the CBS series, The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Tom is currently on his Tom Papa: 2023 Comedy Tour! Tour and when he’s not on the road, Tom lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two daughters, a cat and dog where he spends most of his time writing and baking bread. For more info on Tom go to: www.tompapa.com.

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