The Genesee Theater in my hometown of Waukegan, Illinois has been beautifully restored and has been back hosting national and international acts for over a decade, and yours truly has the great honor of headlining a comedy night there on October 3. I’ll be turning in a 45-minute set preceded by Sean Flannery, Ariana Freeman, and hosted by Kelsie Huff.
When I was growing up in Waukegan the theater was kind of run down but still open mostly for movies, by the time I was in junior high it was closed except for an occasional event, but it eventually closed completely. There had been different attempts and plans to refurbish it and I had always hoped they would succeed. Finally, the City of Waukegan bought the building and many volunteers gave their time and money to restore it, and they did an amazing job. It is a beautiful venue and an amazing place to see a show.
I am eagerly anticipating this show and am going to do everything I can to pack the place and make sure it’s a night to remember for everyone. If you’re in the Chicago or Milwaukee areas (Waukegan is about halfway between the two) make plans to come to downtown Waukegan for the show. You won’t be disappointed.
Saturday, October 3
Awakenings Comedy Show
The Genesee Theater
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085