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A&E calendar: Music, theater and more in Kendall County

Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Bob and the Beachcombers will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 18.

Theater/Auditions

Limelight Theater presents "SPACE": The Oswegoland Park District’s Limelight Theater Company will present “SPACE” at 7 p.m. on March 16 and 17 at Murphy Jr. High School, 26923 Grande Park Blvd., Plainfield. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students/seniors. All seats are general admission and tickets can be purchased online or at the door. For more information about this show or to purchase tickets, visit limelighttheatrecompany.org.

Limelight Theater presents "The Crooked House" March 18: The Oswegoland Park District’s Limelight Theater Company will presents a radio play adaptation of "The Crooked House" on Saturday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at the Little White School Museum (72 Polk Street). Adapted from Agatha Christie’s novel, this whodunit finds Charles Hayward investigating the death of his fiancée Sophia’s grandfather in the aftermath of World War II. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students/seniors. All seats are general admission and tickets can be purchased online or at the door. For more information about this show or to purchase tickets, visit limelighttheatrecompany.org.

"The Music Man" at Aurora Central: Aurora Central Catholic High School’s drama department presents Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man.” The show will run at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 24-25 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at Aurora Central High School, 1255 N. Edgelawn Drive in Aurora. Cost is $10 for adult general admission and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets are available by calling 630-907-0095 and at the door.

Nomad Theatre Company will present "Wizard of Oz": Tickets are now on sale for "The Wizard of Oz – Young Performers Edition" at Nomad Theatre Company in St. Charles for March 17, 18 and 19. The Young Performers’ Edition of "The Wizard of Oz" is a one-hour adaptation specially tailored for elementary school and middle school aged actors. The materials have been prepared to mount the best possible production and to give children an exciting and rewarding experience. This classic tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. Actors in this production are ages 7 to 12, and are from as far away as Montgomery and Streamwood. The show will be presented at the Arts Center of St. Charles, 2422 W. Main St. Suite 2B, St. Charles. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets should be purchased in advance at brownpapertickets.com.

"Sex Please, We're Sixty" opens April 28 in Morris: The Morris Theatre Guild Inc. will present Michael and Susan Parker's comedy, "Sex Please, We're Sixty" at the Morris Theatre Guild, located at 516 W. Illinois Ave. (Canalport Community Center) in Morris. "Sex Please, We're Sixty" opens on Friday, April 28, at the Morris Theatre Guild. Additional performances will be held April 29-30 and May 5-7. All Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. and both Sunday matinees will begin at 2:30 p.m. For more information on group sales, house buy-outs or other information, call Director Matt Johnson at 630-417-9014 or visit the guild’s website at morristheatreguild.org.

Morris Theatre Guild seeks script proposals: The Morris Theatre Guild Inc., a not-for-profit community theater, is looking for script proposals for its 2017-18 season. There are slots for four main stage shows (fall, winter, spring and summer). Visit morristheatreguild.org and fill out the director proposal form. Send the director proposal form and a copy of the script to Morris Theatre Guild Inc., 516 W. Illinois Ave., Morris, IL 60450. All scripts and proposals must be submitted to the Morris Theatre Guild by March 31.

Concerts/Music

Beach Party at the Sandwich Opera House: Bob and the Beachcombers will be performing at the Sandwich Opera House on March 18. Come enjoy popular and familiar music featuring everything from the Beach Boys to Raffi, SpongeBob Squarepants to Scooby Doo, and Elvis Presley to Jerry Lee Lewis. This family fun show features super surfing hits of the '60s, classic rock and roll of the '50s, along with popular music from the '70s and '80s as well. The party begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $27 in advance; $30 at the door the night of the event. Purchase tickets online at sandwichoperahouse.org or through our Facebook page, or call the opera house at 815-786-2555 to order tickets over the phone from the box office. The historic Sandwich Opera House is located at 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich.

Exhibits

Mutual Ground’s “Survivors’ Art Show” April 7: Mutual Ground Inc. will host its third annual “Survivors’ Art Show” at the Santori Public Library from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 7. In addition to art, the event will include music performances, poetry readings, and client stories. Art exhibited will include both pieces completed by Mutual Ground’s clients and art contributed by community members interested in supporting Mutual Ground and raising awareness around sexual assault/abuse issues. The art exhibit will also include a silent art auction; all proceeds from the auction will go to directly benefit Mutual Ground.

Waubonsee student art display: The Waubonsee Community College Art Department and Aurora Downtown Campus Café present “All Together Now,” a group show featuring the various works of Waubonsee students. The show is open in the Waubonsee Aurora Downtown Campus Café, located on the first floor at 18 S. River St. in downtown Aurora, until April 19. Viewing hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

Yellow House Artists present "Art Matters”: Yellow House Artists present their winter show, “Art Matters,” now through March 25 at Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 37W570 Bolcum Road, St. Charles. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Artwork will be for exhibit and sale. More information about the group can be found at yellowhouseartists.com or Yellow House Artists on Facebook.

Geneva replica Norwegian Viking ship sets April-October tours: The Viking, a replica Norwegian Viking longship displayed at Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive in Geneva, will host public tours on 10 days during 2017. Traditional visit days include the third Saturday of each month from April through October. Extra visit days include June 24-25 in observance of Swedish Days. Visit days are scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. on April 15, May 20, June 18, June 24-25, July 8, July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16 and Oct. 21. Guided group tours begin every 30 minutes. Self-guided viewing is also available. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for teens. Parking is free.

Oswego History: You’ll find plenty of local history at Oswego’s Little White School Museum at 72 Polk St. (Jackson at Polk), just two blocks from historic downtown Oswego. Regular museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Museum admission is free. For more information on the museum, call 630-554-2999, email info@littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org or visit littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org. The Little White School Museum can also be found on Facebook.

Festivals/special events

St. Patrick's festival in downtown Yorkville March 18: Several downtown Yorkville businesses are hosting a St. Patrick’s festival on Saturday, March 18. The festival will include a 5K race and over a dozen musical acts. Live performances from Jon Conover, The Gleeson Irish Trio, Stephen Bores, County Line Brothers and more will take place throughout the day. The music begins at 9:30 a.m. at Southbank BBQ and the 5K race starts at 10 a.m. Other participating locations include Casa Santiago, Law Office Pub and Music Hall, Roadhouse Bar and Grill, Rowdys, and Suzy’s Bar and Grill. For more information about the event, schedule of music and details about signing up for the 5K race, visit facebook.com/stpatricksyorkville.

Spring craft fair March 18: The Oswego Senior Center will host a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18. The Oswego Senior Center is located at 156 E. Washington St., Oswego. The fair will be held in the gymnasium, dining room, library and hallways. Admission is free. There will be door prizes and raffles. For more information, call 630-554-5602.

Maple Fest set for March 18: Red Oak Nature Center will be offering an early, sweet taste of spring on Saturday, March 18, when the annual Maple Fest takes place. The event is free to the public, with tours running every hour beginning at 9 a.m. (final tour at 1 p.m.). Naturalists from Red Oak will lead visitors to various stations in the woods to view demonstrations of how maple sap is harvested and turned into delicious maple syrup. Each group will tap a maple tree, then witness the process of how sap is boiled and converted into syrup. Group taste-tests will follow. Maple-themed treats and hot beverages will be available for a small fee (cash or check). Red Oak Nature Center is located on Route 25, one mile north of Route 56 (Butterfield Road). For more information, visit the district’s website at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org and the Red Oak Facebook page.

"Water Trivia Night" in Channahon: Test your knowledge of water during a “Water Trivia Night” competition from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, 25055 W. Walnut Lane, McKinley Woods. Question categories will include geography, science, aquatic species and more. Up to six players per team can sign up. Prizes will be awarded. Participants may bring their own wine or beer. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Participants must be 21 and older. Registration for the free program is required by March 22; call 815-722-9470.

Potpourri

“Threads” and More Group: The “Threads” and More group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon in the Historical Room of the Yorkville Public Library, 902 Game Farm Road, Yorkville. This group is a combination of people who like to knit, crochet, quilt, sew or needlepoint. No registration needed, just bring your unfinished project to work on during the meeting.

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