This weekend, take in the performing arts while you break a sweat. Here are the things to do this weekend November 18-20, 2022.
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Here are the things to do this weekend November 18-20, 2022.
Do your best to keep track of who’s who in a wacky hospital when watching “It Runs in The Family” at the Citadel Theatre. The comedic Lake Forest production is based on author Ray Cooney’s original book donning the same name. Protagonist Dr. Mortimer attempts to deliver the “Ponsonby Lecture” to an international audience, but must first contend with his rebellious son, ornery ex-wife and hospital personnel. All the while, the physician struggles to fend off an ongoing paternity lawsuit. The Citadel Theatre offers all frontline workers and teachers $15 off the farce performance. The production runs on select days through December 18.
Friday-Sunday, November 18-20; Fri.-Sat.: 7:30 p.m., Sun.: 3 p.m. Admission: $28-$48. Citadel Theatre Company, 300 Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest.
Follow the “Yellow Brick Road” to the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire and witness “The Wizard of Oz.” The renowned Children’s Theatre Production, based off Lyman Frank Baum’s original tale, follows protagonist Dorothy and her unlikely entourage including the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. The talented cast puts their skills in the spotlight with classic melodies including “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Johanna McKenzie-Miller (Marriott Theatre’s “Kiss Me,” “Madagascar” and “Junie B. Jones”) is directing the production. After the show’s conclusion, the cast will conduct a Q&A session for youngsters and parents. The Lincolnshire production runs on select days through December 31.
Friday-Sunday, November 18-20; Fri.: 10 a.m., Sat.: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Sun.: 10 a.m. Admission: $15. Marriott Theatre at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.
Experience the fashionable journey of Elle Woods as she follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School in “Legally Blonde: The Musical” at the Genesee Theatre Everyone assumes that Elle is just a pretty woman hopelessly chasing a guy. To their surprise, she buckles down on the books and earns a law degree at the top of her class. The Waukegan presentation features heart-warming dialogue, toe-tapping tunes and knee-slapping humor. This Broadway adaption of the novel and smash-hit movie has been nominated for seven Tony Awards and won three Laurence Olivier Awards.
Friday, November 19; 3 and 8 p.m. Admission: $40-$80. Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.
Run like a flightless bird at the annual Grayslake Turkey Trot 5K. The foot race starts and ends at Grayslake Central High School’s track. The course route circles the village, taking runners through both new and old Grayslake neighborhoods. Registration includes a numbered bib, a time-keeping chip, an event t-shirt for the first 500 registrants and a goodie bag. The event is also highlighted by a post-race DJ spinning tune, refreshments, food trucks and prizes. First place for both overall men and women contenders receive a trophy. Medals are also awarded to the first, second and third-place finishers in each age group category. Visit GCHSBoosterClub.org to register online. Competitors can also sign up on race day, while runners can retrieve registration packets on Saturday or Sunday. Proceeds go towards the Grayslake Central High School Booster Club.
Sunday, November 20; 9 a.m.-noon. Admission: $20-$39. Grayslake Central High School, 400 N. Lake St., Grayslake.
Watch three actors combine every performance from one of history’s greatest playwrights into one spectacle with “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.” The monumental stage task occurs at the College of Lake County’s (CLC) James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake. The three over-achieving actors take it upon themselves to attempt to present all of Shakespeare’s plays at once in only two hours. This performance is fast-paced, witty and full of jokes that make both theatre and Shakespeare lovers laugh. The CLC production curtain call is Saturday. Visit JLCenter.CLCIllinois.edu to buy tickets.
Friday-Saturday, November 18-19; 7:30 p.m. Admission: $8. James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake.
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