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Rialto Square Theatre

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102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
(815) 726-6600

May 2019

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

May 30 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn (John Boyega) crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.

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June 2019

CRISS ANGEL RAW: THE MINDFREAK UNPLUGGED

June 2 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Criss Angel RAW - The Mindfreak Unplugged is a theatrical experience unlike any seen before; bringing Angel’s famous sleight of hand street magic, mentalism, and even some of his most iconic illusions to life - all performed in an intimate, raw setting. This extraordinary evening of magic unplugged features Criss and some of his amazing friends with a stripped-down purity that’s in-your-face and guaranteed to blow your mind. Experience Criss Angel like never before!

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FERRIS BUELLERS DAY OFF

June 20 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago. On Ferris' trail is high school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch him in the act.

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STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES

June 25 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Steve Earle is one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation. A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, he quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, and countless others.

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DAVID FEHERTY LIVE OFF TOUR!

June 28 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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In 2014, David decided to take his act on the road and travel across North America for his new live show Feherty – Live Off Tour. His cutting edge style is full of great stories from behind the scenes, a show you don’t want to miss.

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July 2019

AN EVENING WITH KRISTINA KUZMIC: THE HOPE AND HUMOR TOUR

July 12 @ 8:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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An Evening with Kristina Kuzmic will consist of everything you could possibly want to experience at a “night out” show: inspiration, interaction, and comedy. After laughing all night with Kristina and hearing her powerful message, everyone in the audience will leave feeling like a total bad ass.

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FIELD OF DREAMS

July 18 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.

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WOODSTOCK: 50 YEARS OF MUSIC, MEMORIES, & ME

July 25 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Return to that moment when a generation found its voice as 87.7 MeTV-FM celebrates Woodstock: 50 Years of Music, Memories & Me. You’ll feel what it was like to be on-stage at the iconic festival as official Woodstock photographer Baron Wolman takes you on a musical and psychedelic journey back in time. Through his lens, the world would understand what happened both on-stage and off. How a generation of kids came together and grew up over the course of a weekend. It was historic and Baron Wolman saw it all.

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August 2019

DARRYL WORLEY & ANDREW SALGADO: IN CONCERT

August 3 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Country music legend Darryl Worley, whose # 1 hits include songs including “I Miss My Friend", "Have You Forgotten?", and "Awful, Beautiful Life" will be performing at the Rialto Square Theatre on August 3, 2019. Joining him will be recording artist Andrew Salgado.

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THE STING

August 15 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Following the murder of a mutual friend, aspiring con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) teams up with old pro Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) to take revenge on the ruthless crime boss responsible, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Hooker and Gondorff set about implementing an elaborate scheme, one so crafty that Lonnegan won't even know he's been swindled. As their big con unfolds, however, things don't go according to plan, requiring some last-minute improvisation by the undaunted duo.

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THREE DOG NIGHT

August 16 @ 8:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Celebrating nearly 5 decades, Three Dog Night, claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night. They’ve had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including 3 #1 singles, 11 Top 10’s, 18 straight Top 20’s, 7 million-selling singles and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold LPs. The hits appeared on best-selling charts in all genres (pop, rock and country).

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September 2019

WE WILL ROCK YOU

September 17 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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WE WILL ROCK YOU reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances and earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history. With Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor as music supervisors and “a band without parallel in the theatre” behind the cast, the audience can expect WE WILL ROCK YOU to rock as fiercely as the best of Queen’s concerts.

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WALK THE LINE

September 19 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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The rise of country music legend Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) begins with his days as a boy growing up on the family farm, where he struggles under the scorn of his father (Robert Patrick). As the years pass, Cash ends up in Memphis, Tenn., with his wife, Vivian (Ginnifer Goodwin), and breaks into the music scene after finding his trademark sound. While on tour, Cash meets the love of his life, singer June Carter (Reese Witherspoon), but Cash's volatile lifestyle threatens to keep them apart.

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NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND

September 22 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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With a refreshed lineup and newfound energy, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band remains one of the most accomplished bands in American roots music. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band played their first gig in 1966 in Southern California as a jug band and by 1969 had become a cornerstone of the burgeoning country-rock community.

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October 2019

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE!

October 3 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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MasterChef Junior Live! is coming to Rialto Square Theatre on October 3rd. This all-new production brings the culinary hit TV show MasterChef Junior directly to you LIVE! Featuring head-to-head cooking competitions with past MasterChef Junior all-stars and fan favorites, Q&A sessions, and an overall immersive audience experience fun for all ages. Bring the whole family to see MasterChef Junior Live! It’s a recipe guaranteed for a good time!

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HOME FREE: DIVE BAR SAINTS WORLD TOUR

October 5 @ 8:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Home Free is an American a cappella group of five vocalists, Austin Brown, Rob Lundquist, Adam Rupp, Tim Foust, and Adam Chance. Starting as a show group, they toured around 200 shows a year across the United States.
The group competed in and won the fourth season of The Sing-Off on NBC in 2013. They sang an arrangement of Hunter Hayes' "I Want Crazy," as their final competitive song, earning the group $100,000 and a recording contract with Sony.
Home Free released their first album under a major label, Crazy Life, on February 18, 2014. This world tour is in support of their latest album, Dive Bar Saints, released May 17, 219.

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WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?

October 6 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?, featuring the current cast of the Emmy nominated TV show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage!

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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN

October 7 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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The Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin is a journey celebrating Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, all of whom inspired Joplin to become one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest legends

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RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

October 10 @ 7:30 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.

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PEPPA PIG’S ADVENTURE

October 11 @ 6:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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In Peppa Pig’s Adventure, Peppa gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe.

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HOCUS POCUS

October 17 @ 7:00 pm
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

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November 2019

PROFESSOR WOW’S FUN-BELIEVABLE SCIENCE SHOW

November 19 @ 10:00 am
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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WOW! Pow! How! When students see Professor Wow’s zany, high-energy FUN-Believable Science Show and experience the fantastic 12-foot tall “Foam Monster,” the impossible “Balloons in Orbit,” the uproariously funny “Bernoulli TP Wipe Out Challenge” and the “Super-Colossal Tornado Vortex Cannon,” they learn that nothing is impossible—as long as it obeys the laws of science!

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February 2020

DOG LOVES BOOKS

February 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Louise Yates’ New York Times bestseller comes to life in ArtsPower’s newest musical about the irresistible Dog who loves everything about books. In fact, he loves books SO much that he decides to open his own bookstore. Dog decides that the best way to sell books is to act out all kinds of fun stories for his customers – everything from dancing dinosaurs to funny fairy tales. His customers can’t help but get into the act, too! How could Dog’s bookstore not be a huge success?

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FOUR SCORE AND SEVEN YEARS AGO

February 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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To young Lemuel, who has escaped slavery in Georgia, life in Gettysburg is everything he had dreamed it would be. His ideas about the North and the South, as well as what it means to be a free man, are challenged, however, when he unexpectedly befriends Jacob, a young Confederate soldier.

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March 2020

JUDY MOODY & STINK

March 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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In this new musical, Judy Moody and Stink, this dynamic sister and brother duo take audiences on a hilarious adventure. As usual, Judy is in a mood. After seeing her classmate’s picture on the front page of the newspaper, Judy wants to be famous and sets off to find fame and happiness. All the while, Stink and his foul-smelling sneakers become a real distraction as he vies for the coveted Golden Clothespin Award. Judy Moody and Stink are the perfect pair for their imperfect capers that lead to fun, mystery, sibling rivalry, and, in the end, true friendship.

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April 2020

SHAUN BOOTHE PRESENTS THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY SERIES

April 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, 60432 United States
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Told through a Hamilton-style performance, The Unauthorized Biography Series is a musical project that celebrates the world’s greatest cultural icons through biographical hip hop songs. Each chapter of the series captures the legacy of a positive and influential iconic figure in a documentary-style music video. Shaun Boothe is an award winning hip hop artist, TEDx speaker and creator of ‘The Unauthorized Biography Series’. Each chapter of the series captures the legacy of an influential iconic figure in a documentary-style music video.

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