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Passing Zone will perform Nov. 2 Lincoln-Way West High School New Lenox.  |  Jay Blakesberg/RetnLtd. photo

Passing Zone will perform Nov. 2 at Lincoln-Way West High School in New Lenox. | Jay Blakesberg/Retna Ltd. photo

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Updated: December 3, 2012 6:13AM



Southlanders have an opportunity to enjoy world-class performing artists during Lincoln-Way High School District 210’s popular Senior Series, Spotlight Series and Children’s Series for the 2012-2013 season.

So far, the Spotlight Series presented Ricky Nelson Remembered and the Children’s Series presented “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Other Storybooks.” Both shows took place at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort.

Meanwhile, Lincoln-Way North High School in Frankfort already hosted two shows: Life is a Cabaret and A Tribute to Elvis.

Upcoming shows include “Cirque Ziva” and “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”

“This is another great opportunity for our community to enjoy the arts in their own back yard,” Supt. Lawrence A. Wyllie said, adding that he is pleased to open all four Lincoln-Way schools to the community for theatrical and musical performances.

The combination of performing arts series offers something for everyone, with the Senior Series appealing to senior citizens, the Spotlight Series appealing to families and the Children’s Series appealing to youngsters.

Some Senior Series shows — America’s Song on Nov. 7, Glenn Miller Orchestra on March 6 and Close to You: Music of the Carpenters on May 1— are sold out.

Upcoming 2012-13 season performances, which still have tickets available, include:

SENIOR SERIES

FEB. 13 (11 a.m.): The Romance of Dance at Lincoln-Way North High School, 19900 S. Harlem Ave., Frankfort.

This musical journey features vocalist Nancy Hays and her musical ensemble accompanied by what officials call a spectacular dance couple.

Tickets are $12.

MARCH 27 (11 a.m.): Club Swing at Lincoln-Way North High School, 19900 S. Harlem Ave., Frankfort.

This show celebrates the songs, events and personalities that defined American popular culture during the swing era.

Attendees can enjoy such tunes as Benny Goodman’s “Bugle Call Rag” and Louis Prima’s “Sing, Sing, Sing.”

Tickets are $15.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES

NOV. 2 (7:30 p.m.): Passing Zone at Lincoln-Way West High School, 21701 S. Gougar Road, New Lenox.

In “Gravity Attacks!”Owen Morse and Jon Wee, who are known for their comedic antics as well as their exceptional juggling, put gravity in its place and send everything else — such as chain saws, knives, clubs, etc. — flying through the air .

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $15 for youth.

FEB. 9 (7:30 p.m.): Golden Dragon Acrobats present “Cirque Ziva” at Lincoln-Way Central High School, 1801 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox.

Officials call this a fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented show.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $15 for youth.

MARCH 16 (3 p.m.): Cherish the Ladies at Lincoln-Way North High School, 19900 S. Harlem Ave., Frankfort.

One of the foremost Irish traditional music groups in the world, Cherish the Ladies combines all facets of Irish traditional culture with a unique blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, officials said.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $15 for youth.

CHILDREN’S SERIES

FEB. 23 (11 a.m.): “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type” at Lincoln-Way North High School, 19900 S. Harlem Ave., Frankfort.

“Based on the award-winning book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, this is a hilariously ‘moo-ving’ new musical about compromise,” officials said.

Tickets are $6.

APRIL 26 (7 p.m.): “Ramona Quimby” at Lincoln-Way West High School, 21701 S. Gougar Road, New Lenox.

“Hold on to your hat for the latest madcap capers of mischievous elementary school student Ramona from the award-winning books of Beverly Cleary,” officials said.

Tickets are $6.

IF YOU GO ...

Tickets to any performance may be purchased by calling performing arts staff at (815) 534-3004 or Denise Adducci at (815) 534-3240.

Order forms also can be downloaded at the following websites: lw210.org/seniorseries, lw210.org/spotlightseries and lw210.org/finearts/childrens.php.

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