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Huntley Park District names resident community theater group

It’s Showtime Theatre of Huntley has been named the resident community theater group of the Huntley Park District.

“We are excited to be expanding the arts in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Huntley is easily accessed by the I-90 expressway and Route 47, making it a great fine arts destination for McHenry, Kane and Cook counties,” founder Rikki Lee Travolta said.

To kick off the relationship, It’s Showtime Theatre of Huntley will be presenting “Ticket to Broadway,” a concert cabaret featuring the area’s top local talent performing numbers from Broadway favorites such as “Wicked,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Newsies,” “Waitress,” “Rent,” “Pippin,” “Book of Mormon” and “Hamilton.” The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The entertainment each night will be complemented by a silent auction and raffle for items such as autographed sports memorabilia from the Cubs, White Sox and Blackhawks; tickets to shows at The Marriott Theatre, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and Raue Center for the Arts; vouchers for local restaurants; health and beauty packages; and autographed celebrity photos from Oscar-nominated actor John Travolta, Tony-winning composer Stephen Sondheim, Emmy-nominated actor Johnny Galecki, Academy Award-winning actor and director Robert Redford and two time Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman.

Tickets are $15 and can be bought online at www.tututix.com/showtimeofhuntley or via cash or check at the door.

“Ticket to Broadway” is directed by Aaron Gomez, with music direction by James Gritschke.

“The talent we have performing in ‘Ticket to Broadway’ is incredible,” Rikki Lee Travolta said. “Audiences are going to be amazed. Add in the chance to win amazing prize packages, and you have the recipe for a perfect night of entertainment and supporting the arts.”

It’s Showtime Theatre of Huntley was founded by Rikki Lee Travolta in cooperation with the Huntley Park District to enrich the community by presenting quality theatrical productions at an affordable price.

Rikki Lee Travolta is a well-known theatrical and film performer with local ties.

Funds raised by the “Ticket to Broadway” concert and fundraiser will go toward It’s Showtime’s 2019 season.  

Performances will be at the Cosman Theater, 12015 Mill St., Huntley. For information, email showtimehuntley@gmail.com.

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