Upcoming Events at the Wildey Theatre
Fri, May 8th, 2015 8:00 pm
"Roger McGuinn"
Fri, May 15th, 2015 8:00 pm
"Samantha Fish -"
Tue, May 19th, 2015 6:30 pm
"DIRT - the Movie"
Fri, May 29th, 2015 8:00 pm
"Late Nite Catechism"
Sat, May 30th, 2015 8:00 pm
"Late Nite Catechism"
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May 2015
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Friday - May 1, 2015

7:30 pm

LES MISERABLES -, presented by Cabaret Showcase Productions

Cabaret Showcase Productions, proudly presents their Spring Musical Les Miserable directed by Paul Herbert Pitts Jr. The production will be on Friday May 1st at 7:30pm and Saturay May 2nd at 2pm & 7:30pm in the Wildey Theater auditorium. Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The true modern classic is based on Victor Hugo’s novel and features one of the most memorable scores of all time.In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long. Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. A spectacle on Broadway and in London, Les Misérables is equally effective with a minimal set; it is its powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made Les Misérables a popular masterpiece. ... Buy Tickets...





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Saturday - May 2, 2015

2:00 pm

LES MISERABLES -, presented by Cabaret Showcase Productions

Cabaret Showcase Productions, proudly presents their Spring Musical Les Miserable directed by Paul Herbert Pitts Jr. The production will be on Friday May 1st at 7:30pm and Saturay May 2nd at 2pm & 7:30pm in the Wildey Theater auditorium. Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The true modern classic is based on Victor Hugo’s novel and features one of the most memorable scores of all time.In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long. Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. A spectacle on Broadway and in London, Les Misérables is equally effective with a minimal set; it is its powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made Les Misérables a popular masterpiece. ... Buy Tickets...





Saturday - May 2, 2015

7:30 pm

LES MISERABLES -, presented by Cabaret Showcase Productions

Cabaret Showcase Productions, proudly presents their Spring Musical Les Miserable directed by Paul Herbert Pitts Jr. The production will be on Friday May 1st at 7:30pm and Saturay May 2nd at 2pm & 7:30pm in the Wildey Theater auditorium. Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The true modern classic is based on Victor Hugo’s novel and features one of the most memorable scores of all time.In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long. Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. A spectacle on Broadway and in London, Les Misérables is equally effective with a minimal set; it is its powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made Les Misérables a popular masterpiece. ... Buy Tickets...





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Friday - May 8, 2015

8:00 pm

Roger McGuinn

The legendary co-founder of Folk-Rock band, The Byrds, famous for their hits “Tambourine Man” and “Turn! Turn! Turn!” brings his talent as a solo guitar player and folk artist to the Wildey for an intimate evening of song and storytelling.

Roger McGuinn entered the music scene at the height of folk music popularity, performing and recording with the Limeliters, Chad Mitchell Trio and Bobby Darin. Armed with his signature Rickenbacker 12 String guitar he then made the transition to Folk-Rock by adding a rock beat to the folk music he so loved. This new direction led to the formation of one of the most influential bands of the 60’s –The Byrds (McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, and later Michael Clark and Chris Hillman). The Byrds enjoyed immeasurable success until disbanding in 1973.

McGuinn then embarked on a solo career releasing five solo albums and then returned to his folk roots in the 1980’s. In the mid 1990’s he began recording and uploading to the internet traditional folk songs, which McGuinn made available for free download. The Folk Den project, was intended to preserve and make available to everyone traditional folk music, lyrics, and completed recordings. In 2002, McGuinn decided to record and release a CD with his favorite songs from the project and was honored with a Grammy nomination for Treasures From The Folk Den. Camilla McGuinn, who blogs on the McGuinn Roadie Report, shared that “(w)hen Roger performs concerts we are very aware that folks come to hear songs that were the sound track of their lives. Everyday at lunch we discuss the upcoming show and discuss what songs and stories he will perform.” Expect a unique, handpicked playlist, from his huge catalog of songs and stories, when McGuinn takes the Wildey stage!
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Saturday - May 9, 2015

8:00 pm

Grand Allusion (Styx tribute) w Fire & Ice (Pat Benater tribute)

"Grand Allusion - A group of Renegade, Blue Collar Men, in their search to become Superstars, who have formed the ultimate Styx tribute band that will be Rockin' the Paradise at a venue near you. Now we just need you to join us in this celebration so that we can all have The Best of Times. Welcome to the Grand Allusion. Pay the price, get your tickets for the show." Opening the show will be Fire & Ice, a rocking tribute to Pat Benatar.
A Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood River Concert Event ... Buy Tickets...





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Friday - May 15, 2015

8:00 pm

Samantha Fish -

Kansas City-based Samantha Fish has been on a major roll ever since she teamed up with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde on Ruf’s 2011 release, Girls with Guitars, and fueled by the trio’s Blues Caravan tour of Europe and the U.S., created an international buzz in the blues world. Later that same year she recorded Runaway, her solo debut on Ruf, which mixed gutsy riff-blues rockers like “Down In The Swamp” with the mellow small-hours jazz of “Feelin’ Alright,” while marinating her songwriting in the groove of the Rolling Stones and even tipping a hat to Heart. “It’s all the sounds I grew up with,” she explained at the time, “with my own spin.” Earlier this year Samantha joined labelmate Devon Allman for a sultry duet of the Tom Petty classic, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” that appeared on Devon’s Turquoise CD and accompanying video. ... Buy Tickets...





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Saturday - May 16, 2015

3:00 pm

FIELD OF DREAMS - movie & appearance by Dwier Brown (3pm.)

"If we show it, he will come...." The Friends of the Wildey host two screenings of the now-classic film “Field of Dreams” starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, and Dwier Brown - who portrayed “John Kinsella” in the movie (the father that does indeed come to play catch with Costner) - will be on hand to speak to the audience, answer questions, and sign autographs. Hailed as one of the greatest baseball movies ever made, the 1989 film, "Field of Dreams" is as much about family, second chances and following your heart as it is about baseball. Guests at the event will not only see this fan favorite on the Wildey's big screen, but will also have an opportunity to meet and hear stories from Brown about the filming. This event is sponsored by Gori Julian & Associates.
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Tuesday - May 19, 2015

6:30 pm

DIRT - the Movie

DIRT presented by Studio Gaia - narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis–brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. But more than the film and the lessons that it teaches, DIRT! The Movie is a call to action. “When humans arrived 2 million years ago, everything changed for dirt. And from that moment on, the fate of dirt and humans has been intimately linked.” ... Buy Tickets...





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Friday - May 29, 2015

8:00 pm

Late Nite Catechism

Call it Loretta Young meets Carol Burnett. This is part catechism class, part stand-up routine. It’s an interactive comedy, one of the longest running shows in Chicago and U.S. theater history.

You, the audience member, are part of Sister’s class. She’ll take you back to the days of the Latin Mass, meatless Fridays, and remind you about that good old ruler across the knuckles!

The New York Times calls it, "hilarious, well-written and inspired." Jeffrey Lyons from TV’s Sneak Previews calls Late Nite Catechism "something to savor and enjoy....one of the most intimate, rewarding shows in town."

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Saturday - May 30, 2015

8:00 pm

Late Nite Catechism

Call it Loretta Young meets Carol Burnett. This is part catechism class, part stand-up routine. It’s an interactive comedy, one of the longest running shows in Chicago and U.S. theater history.

You, the audience member, are part of Sister’s class. She’ll take you back to the days of the Latin Mass, meatless Fridays, and remind you about that good old ruler across the knuckles!

The New York Times calls it, "hilarious, well-written and inspired." Jeffrey Lyons from TV’s Sneak Previews calls Late Nite Catechism "something to savor and enjoy....one of the most intimate, rewarding shows in town."

... Buy Tickets...





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Sunday - May 31, 2015

1:00 pm

Prima Dance & Tumbling Recital and Showcase

Prima Dance & Tumbling is hosting their second annual Dance Recital and Tumbling Showcase. Join us in watching our talented students take the stage! ... Buy Tickets...






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Roger McGuinn
Fri, May 8th
8:00 pm

Grand Allusion (Styx tribute) w Fire & Ice (Pat Benater tribute)
Sat, May 9th
8:00 pm

FIELD OF DREAMS - movie & appearance by Dwier Brown (3pm.)
Sat, May 16th
3:00 pm

Roger McGuinn

Roger McGuinn May 8 at the Wildey Theatre

Roger McGuinn

Fri, May 8th, 2015 8:00 pm

The legendary co-founder of Folk-Rock band, The Byrds, famous for their hits “Tambourine Man” and “Turn! Turn! Turn!” brings his talent as a solo guitar player and folk artist to the Wildey for an intimate evening of song and storytelling.

Roger McGuinn entered the music scene ...read more/buy tickets
Grand Allusion (Styx tribute) w Fire & Ice (Pat Benater tribute)

Grand Allusion (Styx tribute) w Fire & Ice (Pat Benater tribute)

Sat, May 9th, 2015 8:00 pm

"Grand Allusion - A group of Renegade, Blue Collar Men, in their search to become Superstars, who have formed the ultimate Styx tribute band that will be Rockin' the Paradise at a venue near you. Now we just need you to join us in this ...read more/buy tickets
Samantha Fish -

Samantha Fish -

Fri, May 15th, 2015 8:00 pm

Kansas City-based Samantha Fish has been on a major roll ever since she teamed up with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde on Ruf’s 2011 release, Girls with Guitars, and fueled by the trio’s Blues Caravan tour of Europe and the U.S., created an international buzz ...read more/buy tickets
FIELD OF DREAMS - movie & appearance by Dwier Brown (3pm.)

FIELD OF DREAMS - movie & appearance by Dwier Brown (3pm.)

Sat, May 16th, 2015 3:00 pm

"If we show it, he will come...." The Friends of the Wildey host two screenings of the now-classic film “Field of Dreams” starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, and Dwier Brown - who portrayed “John Kinsella” in the movie (the father that does indeed come ...read more/buy tickets
DIRT - the Movie

DIRT - the Movie

Tue, May 19th, 2015 6:30 pm

DIRT presented by Studio Gaia - narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis–brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and ...read more/buy tickets
Late Nite Catechism

Late Nite Catechism

Fri, May 29th, 2015 8:00 pm

Call it Loretta Young meets Carol Burnett. This is part catechism class, part stand-up routine. It’s an interactive comedy, one of the longest running shows in Chicago and U.S. theater history.

You, the audience member, are part of Sister’s class. She’ll take you back to ...read more/buy tickets
Late Nite Catechism

Late Nite Catechism

Sat, May 30th, 2015 8:00 pm

Call it Loretta Young meets Carol Burnett. This is part catechism class, part stand-up routine. It’s an interactive comedy, one of the longest running shows in Chicago and U.S. theater history.

You, the audience member, are part of Sister’s class. She’ll take you back ...read more/buy tickets
Prima Dance & Tumbling Recital and Showcase

Prima Dance & Tumbling Recital and Showcase

Sun, May 31st, 2015 1:00 pm

Prima Dance & Tumbling is hosting their second annual Dance Recital and Tumbling Showcase. Join us in watching our talented students take the stage! ...read more/buy tickets
Surf's Up  - America's Premiere Beach Boys Party Band!

Surf's Up - America's Premiere Beach Boys Party Band!

Sat, Jun 13th, 2015 8:00 pm

Revisit the golden years of Beach Boys hits with all the trademark harmonies you've come to know and love.
Southern California's favorite Beach Boy Tribute Act, ""Surf's Up"" will play all your favorite songs, 'Barbara Ann,' 'Surfin USA,' 'Surfer Girl,' 'Fun Fun Fun,' 'Kokomo,' ...read more/buy tickets
The Rich Guzzi Hypnosis Show

The Rich Guzzi Hypnosis Show

Sat, Jun 20th, 2015 8:00 pm

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - America's best hypnotist,Rich Guzzi brings his amazing Comedy Hypnosis Show to the Wildey Theatre. Watch as Rich invites volunteers from the audience to get hypnotized on stage and be amazed at what happens next as he give them suggestions ...read more/buy tickets