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Williams Street Repertory (Raue Center’s in-house Theatre Company) periodically puts on a staged-reading series it calls WSRep LAB Series.

Someone once said, “Dating is where you pretend you’re someone you’re not to impress someone you don’t know.”

By Allison Horne -

brings vegetarian options to suburbs

By Chris Walker -

Green Peapod, Krystal Thai, Yummy Asian Bistro considered ‘Best of the Fox’

What is now Raue Center opened in 1929 as El Tovar; a title picked up by one of the founders on a trip out west. It became a welcome addition to northern Illinois as a movie and vaudeville theatre. It showcased “talkies” and vaudeville shows.

This New Year’s Eve, Raue Center For The Arts is offering its usual comedy night (hosted by Steve Cochran from Chicago’s WGN Radio), and a brand new event to help you rock in the New Year—

Lisa Rock has been performing to sold-out crowds for years.

The Nutcracker is perhaps the best known ballet the world over. Adapted from E.T.A. Hoffman’s short story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, in 1892 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the original production was not a great success.

“Away in a manger, no crib for his bed, the little Lord Jesus, lay down his sweet head…”