VenuWorks Presents Keillor & Company – A Prairie Home Holiday

VenuWorks Presents
Keillor & Company – A Prairie Home Holiday

keillor & company - a prairie home holiday at the rialto

Garrison Keillor, Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard join together for an evening of December Cheer, stories and songs about love and family and a Christmas sing-along, and the news from Lake Wobegon on December 11, 2021 at 8:00 PM at the Rialto Square Theatre.

There are sung sonnets, limericks and musical jokes, and the thread that runs through it is the beauty of growing old. Despite the inconvenience, old age brings the contentment of LESS IS MORE. Your mistakes and big ambitions are behind you, nothing left to prove, and small things give you great pleasure because that’s what’s left. (“I was unhappy in college because it was a requirement for an intellectual, but then I went into show business and discovered that people won’t pay to be made unhappy, their kids will do it for free.) There is the News from Lake Wobegon, a town booming with new entrepreneurs, makers of artisanal firewood and gourmet meatloaf, breeders of composting worms, and dogs trained to do childcare. But some things endure, such as the formation of the Living Flag on Main Street, citizens in tight formation wearing red, white or blue caps, and Mr. Keillor among them, standing close to old neighbors, Myrtle Krebsbach (“Truckstop”) and Julie Christensen (“Bruno, The Fishing Dog”) and Clint Bunsen. And an a cappella sing-along with the audience singing from memory an odd medley of patriotic songs, pop standards, hymns, and ending with the national anthem.

Dan Chouinard is a St. Paul-based honky-tonk pianist, concert soloist and accompanist, street accordionist, sing-along enabler, Italian and French teacher, and bicycling vagabond. He’s been writer and host of a number of live history-with-music shows broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio and Twin Cities Public Television. He played on a dozen live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion plus a half dozen APHC cruises, and served as rehearsal pianist for Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, and Lindsay Lohan on the 2005 movie. He’s featured on a number of recordings with APHC regulars Peter Ostroushko (RIP), Prudence Johnson, and Maria Jette.

Prudence Johnson’s long and happy career as a singer, writer, and teacher has landed her on the musical theater stage, in two feature films (A River Runs Through It, A Prairie Home Companion), on a national radio show (several long stints on A Prairie Home Companion), and on concert stages across North America and occasionally Europe. She has released more than a dozen recordings, including albums dedicated to the music of Hoagy Carmichael and Greg Brown, and a collection of international lullabies.

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VenuWorks Presents MARTINA MCBRIDE at the Rialto Square Theatre Tickets On Sale 10/15 at 10AM!

VenuWorks Presents MARTINA MCBRIDE at the Rialto Square Theatre Tickets On Sale 10/15 at 10AM!

MARTINA MCBRIDE Christmas Tour at the Rialto Square Theatre

Just announced multiple Grammy nominee, country music artist MARTINA MCBRIDE will bring her holiday show to the Rialto Square Theatre on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm.

Martina has sold over 20 million albums to date, which includes 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits. She has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association, and won three Academy of Country Music for Top Female Vocalist. Martina has been awarded 14 Gold Records. Nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum Records, and two Triple Platinum Awards.

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VenuWorks Presents Josh Turner with Special Guest Mo Pitney

Josh Turner First-Ever Christmas Tour, Holiday & The Hits

JOSH TURNER Holiday & The Hits TOUR

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In support of the release of his first-ever Christmas album, King Size Manger, multi-platinum-selling recording artist Josh Turner’s Saturday, November 20th performance at the Rialto Square Theatre will be part of his 2021 Holiday & The Hits tour. As part of the tour, Turner’s new album will come to life alongside his most notable hits.

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Rialto Square Theatre Announces Home for the Holidays 2021

Rialto Square Theatre Announces Home for the Holidays 2021

Home for the Holidays 2021

Rialto Square Theatre and VenuWorks announced today 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 Hollywood Casino. This lineup of family-friendly shows includes classics titles, holiday favorites, well-known artists, and soon-to-be new holiday favorites. 

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Josh Turner

Josh Turner Christmas Show

Saturday, November 20 | 7:30 pm
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A Very Rialto Christmas Making Merry Music

A Very Rialto Christmas Making Merry Music!

Monday, November 22
Marquee Lighting | 6:00 pm
Concert | 7 pm
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Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Tuesday, November 23 | 6:30 pm
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Teddy Bear Tea at the Rialto Square Theatre

Teddy Bear Tea

Friday, November 26 | 9:30 am
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Friday, November 26 | 12:00 pm
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Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker

Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet’s production of
The Nutcracker

Sunday, November 28 | 2:00 pm
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Merry Little Soiree featuring music from Nova Soul

Merry Little Soiree Featuring the Nova Soul Quartet

Wednesday, December 1 | 6:00 pm
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Wednesday, December 15 | 6:00 pm
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Big Bad VooDoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party

Big Bad VooDoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party

Thursday, December 2 | 7:30 pm
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Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular brings the joy and excitement of the holiday season to your theater like never before.

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular

Sunday, December 5 | 7:30 pm
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Million Dollar Quartet Christmas

Million Dollar Quartet Christmas

Friday, December 10 | 8:00 pm
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Santa’s Secret Workshop

Santa’s Secret Workshop

Sunday, December 12 | 1:00 pm
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American Legion Band Concert

American Legion Band Concert

Sunday, December 19 | 2:00 pm
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The Polar Express

The Polar Express Movie

Saturday, December 18 | 2:00 pm
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It's a Wonderful Life Movie

It’s a Wonderful Life

Sunday, December 12 | 7:00 pm
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Miracle on 34th Street Movie

Miracle on 34th Street

Wednesday, December 22 | 1:00 pm
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MY NAME IS NOT MOM at the Rialto Square Theatre

“My Name Is Not Mom” at The Rialto Square Theatre

My Name is Not Mom

Celebrated Internet Sensations Tiffany Jenkins, Meredith Masony And Dena Blizzard Bring Hilarious New Show “My Name Is Not Mom” To The Rialto Square Theatre On December 9, 2021

Comedians, moms, and celebrated internet stars Tiffany Jenkins (“Juggling the Jenkins”), Meredith Masony (“That’s Inappropriate”) and Dena Blizzard (“One Funny Mother”) join together for the first time to bring fans a night of laughs in the live comedy event “My Name Is NOT Mom,” Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rialto Square Theatre.

“My Name Is NOT Mom” is a hilarious journey through motherhood where fans can lighten up and let loose with the ladies who got them through the pandemic. Boasting a combined social following of over 12 million and after helping scores of moms get through quarantine, the comedic trio will share their take on mothering through the sleepless nights of the toddler years, the trials of middle school madness, and an occasional temptation to physically attack their high schoolers. The unique live event will feature stand-up, stories, and videos from the online community and audience interaction to create an up-close and personal experience that will leave fans laughing the night away.

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Gary LeVox Live at Rialto Square Theatre

VenuWorks and NiteLite are thrilled to announce Gary LeVox will bring his One on One Live! Tour to the Rialto Square Theatre

VenuWorks and NiteLite are thrilled to announce Gary LeVox will bring his One on One Live! Tour to the Rialto Square Theatre on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:30 pm.

After 20 years as front man to one of the most influential groups in Country history, Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox is embarking on a solo chapter that combines two of his biggest passions – music and faith.

With his debut Christian single “The Distance”, the Ohio native unveils the empowering first taste of that mission, delivering an epic expression of the power of belief that’s tailor made for the COVID-19 era. Grounded in the Flatts legacy, but clearly existing on a different sonic plane, the track features an exhilarating mix of LeVox’s stratospheric vocals and high-energy instrumentation, encouraging fans to never give up – and it’s a message he knows by heart. “The Distance” is one of five songs on LeVox’s debut solo collection ONE ON ONE, which includes multiple compelling collaborations as LeVox leans on his “congregation” to explore his new purpose.

GRAMMY-winning Jonathan McReynolds offers a testimony of gratitude for “Never Forget,” and LeVox’s daughter Brittany joins the family business on “While I Wait.” Then, with the reflective “All I See,” country-rap firebrand BRELAND helps the superstar keep his eyes on the ultimate prize and LeVox and MercyMe mix California pop and sunny spirituality on “A Little Love.” LeVox also recently released “We Got Fight,” featured as the coveted end credit in Netflix’s new film The Ice Road, out June 25.

Along with bandmates Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, LeVox founded Rascal Flatts in 2000, and they went on to enjoy one of the most successful careers in modern country music. Infusing the genre’s traditional sound with massive pop hooks, rock showmanship and faithful positivity, they scored 17 No. 1 singles and sold over 23 million albums, while also selling more than 11 million concert tickets and earning 40+ awards-show trophies – making them the most awarded country group of the last decade. The group celebrated its farewell with TWENTY YEARS OF RASCAL FLATTS: THE GREATEST HITS in 2020 as well as a sentimental radio hit together with the reflective “How They Remember You.” LeVox will continue to pursue a career as a solo artist.

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