Rialto announces season lineup
June 13, 2012 6:42PM
Adam Carolla | AP
Updated: July 15, 2012 6:08AM
JOLIET — The Rialto Square Theatre announced a 2012-13 season filled with shows for the entire family to enjoy.
Performances include Broadway musicals, family entertainment, comedy and concerts.
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday. Tickets may be purchased at the Rialto box office, 102 N. Chicago St., or ordered by calling 815-726-6600 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by calling 800-982-2787.
Tickets may also be purchased through Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.rialtosquare.com.
Trace Adkins: 8 p.m. July 20; tickets $30 to $85.
Adkins is one of country music’s most versatile and accomplished entertainers.
Adam Carolla: 8 p.m. Oct. 12; tickets $38.
His recent appearances on “Celebrity Apprentice” and “Dancing With The Stars” have made Corolla a familiar face to millions of people.
Kathleen Madigan — Gone Madigan Tour: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18; tickets from $22.50 to $49.50.
Madigan has been dubbed by Jay Leno as “one of the funniest female comics,” beat Larry the Cable Guy and other notable comics to win the 2007 Sirius Radio Comedy Cup, and was the winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Female Comedian.
Lisa Lampanelli: 8 p.m. Oct. 20: tickets $39.75.
Comedy’s loveable Queen of Mean returns to Joliet after her 2011 filming of the Comedy Central special “Tough Love” at the Rialto.
Nobodies of Comedy: 8 p.m. Oct. 26; tickets $15 to $25.
You’ve never heard of them … but hey, they’ve never heard of you either. Here’s your chance to see the funniest up-and-coming comedians in America all on one stage.
Cheech & Chong — A Joint Venture: 8 p.m. Oct. 27; tickets $39.50 to $59.50.
Cheech and Chong are widely known and still celebrated for their 1970s and 1980s cult classic films and stand-up routines largely based on the hippie, free-love era and their personal love for cannabis.
Pumps & Punchlines: 8 p.m. Nov. 2; tickets $22.50 and $32.50.
An all-new, all-female stand-up comedy showcase featuring four of the funniest female comics in the country — Erin Foley, Renee Gauthier, Rachel Feinstein and Erin Jackson.
Straight No Chaser — SNClive Tour: 8 p.m. Nov. 3; tickets $29.50 to $49.50.
Straight No Chaser is the real deal — the captivating sound of 10 unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense … and with a sense of humor.
Engelbert Humperdinck: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7; tickets $38 to $68.
Music’s “King Of Romance” has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, including 64 gold and 24 platinum albums.
This Is the ’60s: 8 p.m. Nov. 9; tickets $29 to $65.
This Is the ’60s is a baby boomer’s dream come true, offering a flashback to the glory days of love beads, incense, peace signs and some of the best music in rock history.
ComEd Festival of Trees Opening Night Celebration: 5:30-10 p.m. Nov. 19; tickets $40.
View more than 60 Christmas trees and wreaths and savor hors d’oeuvres from the area’s finest restaurants and caterers.
ComEd Festival of Trees Holiday Lunch Break: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 20: tickets $12 in advance and $15 day of lunch.
Whether you’re working or off preparing for the holidays, this is a great opportunity to grab a tasty bite to eat in the warmth of the Festival of Trees. Price includes Festival of Tree admission, boxed lunch and a soft drink.
ComEd Festival of Trees Festival of the Vine — Wine Tasting: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 20; tickets $30 in advance, $35 at door.
Tasting is in partnership with Joliet Junior College Hospitality Management Program. Each tasting station will include a sommelier from the JJC hospitality management program.
Joliet Area Community Hospice Lights of Love: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 21; tickets complimentary through hospice with purchase of memorial ornament.
The Festival of Trees will be shine even brighter as the Joliet Area Community Hospice holds its annual Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony.
ComEd Festival of Trees Teddy Bear Tea: 9:30 a.m. and noon Nov. 23; tickets $22.50 for adults and $17.50 for children 12 and younger.
Children will be given a keepsake Teddy Bear to take home with them. Ticket to tea allows re-entry into the movies showing later that evening.
ComEd Festival of Trees Rialto Idol: 6 p.m. Nov. 24; tickets $15.
Rialto Idol has found the best talent in the area! This supreme singing contest will present 20 singing finalists and include a celebrity panel of judges.
Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet — The Nutcracker: 2 p.m. Nov. 25; tickets $30 and $38, $20.50 for children 12 and under.
This holiday favorite fairytale is perfect for the entire family.
John Tesh Big Band Christmas Show: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12; tickets $25 to $59.
On stage with 14 performers, Tesh will play favorite holiday tunes in the big band style, will treat you to piano solos, and will charm you with his rapport with the audience.
It’s A Wonderful Life — Live Radio Broadcast: 7 p.m. Dec. 14; tickets $10; sponsored by Star 96.7, 1340 WJOL, 98.3 WCCQ and 100.7 WRXQ.
NextMedia presents a live radio broadcast and theater performance of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Tickets will benefit the Rialto Square Theatre’s major endowment fund.
The Midtown Men — 4 Stars From The Original Cast of Jersey Boys: 8 p.m. Jan. 11; tickets $28 to $65.
They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time. Now they are together again, taking their sensational sound on the road.
Bridal Expo 2013: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20; tickets $8 in advance, $10 at door.
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia — Cinderella: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22; tickets $28 to $48; and $23 for children 12 and under.
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia brings the world’s most beloved ballet to glorious life.
Defending The Caveman: 8 p.m. Feb. 9; tickets $20 to $55.
“Defending the Caveman” is a hilarious play about the ways men and women relate to each other. The play is recommended for adult audiences.
Sandy Hackett’s The Rat Pack Show: 8 p.m. April 5; tickets $20 to $55.
You’ll swear you’re back in the Golden Age of Las Vegas watching Frank, Sammy, Dean and Joey when you experience Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show.
Organ Extravaganza XVII — Music of Your Life: 7 p.m. April 27; tickets $30.
Featuring songs from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, you will hear the much loved music from all three decades.