Sidetracks 10: Stuff to do April 25-May 2
Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.
CRYSTAL LAKE COMMUNITY BAND
WHEN: 4 p.m. April 29
WHERE: Holiday Inn, 800 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake
INFO: Spring pops concert featuring trumpet virtuoso Steve Patrick, a Cary native and successful Nashville studio musician who has worked on releases from Norah Jones, Elton John, Willie Nelson and many more. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors and students available at the door or or tickets here.
WHEN: April 26-29
WHERE: Drendel Ballroom, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley.
INFO: Theater Company of Sun City’s musical production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella will be very special for young fans of the cherished fairy tale princess. At the conclusion of the 1:30 p.m. April 29 show, children will be invited to meet Cinderella, sit with her and have a picture taken by their pare Schedule: 7 p.m. April 26-28; 1:30 and 7 p.m. April 29. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 children age 12 and younger. For Thursday and Friday tickets call: 847-515-8545. For Saturday and Sunday tickets call: 847-515-1583.
“ANNIE GET YOUR GUN”
WHEN: through May 5
WHERE: Woodstock Opera Houses, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
INFO: Musical with lyrics and music written by Irving Berlin. Presented by the Woodstock Musical Theatre Company. Schedule: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $23 adults, $20 seniors and students at 815-338-5300 or www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
“THE DROWSY CHAPERONE”
WHEN: 7 p.m. April 27-28
WHERE: Huntley High School Performing Arts Center, 13719 Harmony Road, Huntley
INFO: Spring musical presented by Huntley High School music and theater program students. Show tells the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her overzealous producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her debonair fiancé, a dizzy chorus girl, the Latin lover and couple of bumbling gangsters who double as pastry chefs, and of course, the Drowsy Chaperone herself. Tickets: $6.75 a person in advance, $8 at the door. For tickets, visit: www.district158.org/pac/home.htm.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. April 27; 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 28
WHERE: Johnsburg High School auditorium, 2002 W. Ringwood Road, Johnsburg
INFO: Presented by Johnsburg High School Theatre. Architect Willum Cubbert, living in dreary Terre Haute, Indiana, has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved has life in Vietnam. Then Rick enters his life as a house guest and turns out to be an incredibly obnoxious and totally clueless oaf who just won't leave. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors and students at 815-385-9233.
WHEN: through April 28
WHERE: Performing Arts Center at Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road, Woodstock
INFO: Featured production of the combined theater departments of Woodstock High School and Woodstock North High School. Story of the French Prince Pippin, son of Charlemagne, who is seeking the meaning of life. Schedule: 7 p.m. April 27; 2 & 7 p.m. April 28. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors and students, free for District 200 First Class Pass Holders. Tickets and information: 815-334-2127 or www.seatyourself.biz/woodstocknorth.
“PRELUDE TO A KISS”
WHEN: 7 p.m. April 26; 7:30 p.m. April 27-28
WHERE: Cary-Grove High School, 2208 Three Oaks Road, Cary
INFO: Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-nominated play presented by Cary-Grove High School about a couple's romance that takes a startling turn when an old man kisses the bride at her wedding and their souls exchange. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors and students. Information: 847-639-3825 or www.d155.org/cg.
CONTAINER GARDEN GALA
WHEN: 7 p.m. April 26
WHERE: McHenry West High School, 4724 W. Crystal Lake Road, McHenry
INFO: Presented by the McHenry Garden Club. Designers from local garden centers will create beautiful container gardens and you may take one home. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $10 through April 22 available at The Barn Nursery & Landscape Center, Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery & Garden Center, The Gardens of Woodstock, Harms Farm & Garden Center, Locker's Flowers, Greenhouse & Gifts; or $12 at the door. Information: 815-344-1965.
WHEN: 7 p.m. April 28
WHERE: McHenry County College Luecht Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake
INFO: McHenry County Area Horn Choir spring concert. Refreshments follow the concert. Free. Information: 815-245-2422.
WHEN: 7 p.m. April 28
WHERE: Harvard High School, 1103 N. Jefferson St., Harvard
INFO: Performed by the Harvard High School Jazz Band and Harvard Jr. High Jazz Band. Tickets: $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Tickets available at the high school. Information: 815-943-6461.