Press Archive

2014

April 17 – Comedy Central regular performs at Lucy’s Café
April 15 – Williams Street Rep season encompasses ’60s soap opera, Steve Jobs
April 15 – Williams Street Repertory’s 2014-15 Season to Include SUDS, HANDS ON A HARDBODY & More
April 14 – Williams Street Repertory to Close 2013-14 Season with Neil Simon’s BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, 5/2-11
April 03- Raue Center workshops let students explore the stage
April 03 – Robert Klein: ‘Better than I ever was’
April 02 – Raue magic show raises funds
April 01 – Comedy legend Robert Klein comes to the Raue Center

2013

December 31 – Support the arts in McHenry County with a Raue Center donation
December 31 – Start your year with laughs at these upcoming shows
December 26 – Radio host, others bring comedy to Raue
December 20 – Berkshire Ballet Theatre Presents Nutcracker Ballet at Raue Center
December 18 – WGN’s Steve Cochran Brings New Year’s Eve Comedy to Raue Center
December 12 – ‘Sing-Along Messiah’ at Raue a group effort
December 10 – Voices in Harmony’s ‘Sing‐Along Messiah’ Returns to Raue Center
November 28 – ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play’ offers unique twist on classic tale
November 25 – Williams Street Repertory’s “Wonderful” Radio Play
November 14 – William Beckett Performs at ‘Lucy’s Music Sessions’ Tonight at Raue Center
November 14 – Singer-songwriter Beckett performs intimate concert at Lucy’s Music Café
November 14 – ABBA MANIA pays tribute to (dancing) queens of ’70s pop
November 07 – Beckett soars solo after The Academy Is
November 07 – Dr. John brings music of New Orleans to Raue
October 26 – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Yikes, just typing that out makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end)
October 25 – Opening Night for Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Raue Center for the Arts
October 24 –‘Sweeney Todd’ at Raue promises to be ‘enormous’
October 24 – (Slightly) offbeat and off-the-beaten path ideas for your off days
October 21 – William Street Repertory Presents ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’
October 17 – Sweeney Todd: A musical thriller at Raue Center
October 12 – Williams Street Rep to Stage SWEENEY TODD at the Raue Center, 10/25‐11/2
October 07 – Raue Center: Where history has been restored
October 04 – Why attend the Stargazers Ball 2013?
October 02 – Williams Street Rep to Open CONTEMPORARY VOICES Reading Series, 10/7
September 29 – Sunday picks: Music of Hollywood, Broadway fills Raue Center
September 26 – Los Lobos celebrates 40 years with show at CL’s Raue Center
September 25 – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Los Lobos on September 26
September 25 – Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Kurt Bestor and Voices In Harmony: A Night at the Movies on Broadway
September 24 – Tequila Tasting
September 18 – ESO, choir to celebrate legacy of the Dwyers
September 18 – Vereen brings song, dance to Crystal Lake
September 16 – New Raue initiative shares inspiring journeys of women who create, overcome
September 12 – Legendary Performer Ben Vereen Takes Raue Center Stage One Night Only on Sept. 21
September 12 – Ben Vereen Performs at the Raue Center on Sept. 21
September 12 – Ben Vereen revisits signature roles at Raue Center
September 11 – Tony‐Winner Ben Vereen to Play Crystal Lake’s Raue Center, 9/21
September 05 – Raue Center develops Artful Women Series
September 04 – Band to present Vegas-style concert Sept. 7
August 29 – Experience the Music of ‘Chicago’ at the Raue Center for the Arts
August 1 – Raue Center to offer discount night
July 30 – Penkava: Peter, Paul and Mary and me
July 22 – To the Editor
July 19 – Raue Center Welcomes Comedians for Lucy’s Cafe
July 11 – (Slightly) offbeat and off-the-beaten path ideas for your off days
July 10 – Los Lobos joins Raue Center lineup
July 3 – ‘Band of Sisters’ to play at Raue Center for the Arts
June 26 – Danny Wright, Jerry Lee headline National Piano Conference at Raue Center
June 20 – 10 Things to do this weekend
May 28 – Rockabilly to replace Richard Marx at Raue Center
May 23 – Richard Marx cancels Raue show
May 17 – Grammy Winner Delfeayo Marsalis, Performs at Raue Center
May 10 – Marx, Vereen highlight upcoming Raue Center schedule
May 10 – Richard Marx, Peter Yarrow on Raue summer lineup
May 09 – Race raises nearly $25K for arts center
April 28 – Richard Marx to Headline National Piano Conference at Raue Center
April 22 – Williams Street Rep to present ‘Steel Magnolias’
April 21 – Peter Yarrow’s Illness Causes Postponement
April 17 – WS Rep Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS, 4/27-5/11
April 10 – Peter Yarrow of ‘Peter, Paul and Mary’ to Perform at Raue Center
April 06 – Williams Street Rep presents ‘Short Stories and Tall Tales’
April 04 – Billy Jonas and his band bring ‘neo‐tribal hootenanny’ to CL
April 03 – Raue Center Awarded Grants
April 03 – Best bets: Billy Jonas Band has fun with folk at the Raue Center
March 18 – Performer Billy Jonas Brings Creative Show to Raue Center
March 15 – Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long in the suburbs, city
March 11 – Celebrate Irish Music, Dance, Comedy at the Raue Center this Saturday
February 28 – Ventriloquist Rumba joins magicians, illusionists and comics on stage for ‘Nothin’ Up My Sleeve’
February 27 – ‘Nashville Backstage’ spotlights hitmakers
February 26 – Raue Center series shines on Nashville March 1
February 19 – CL Strikers’ educational drum line to perform Saturday at Raue
February 13 – Energy and excitement at ‘An Evening of Percussion’
February 06 – On stage, a lesson in civil rights
February 01 – REVIEW – COMPANY
January 31 – Rosa Parks’ story at the Raue Center
January 27 – McCaleb: Despite challenges, McSweeney thinks big
January 22 – Jersey Boys’ John Michael Coppola to Lead Company for William Street Rep
January 21 – Williams Street Rep stages ‘Company’ this weekend
January 18 – ‘Ricky Nelson Remembered’ Returns to Raue Tonight
January 18 – ‘Irish House Party’ Returns to the Raue
January 17 – Nelson brothers pay tribute to famous dad in Raue show
January 17 – Nelson twins pay tribute to famous father
January 15 – ‘Irish House Party’ coming to Crystal Lake’s Raue Center
January 15 – Raue Center For The Arts Presents COMPANY Starring John Michael Coppola, Feb. 1 – Feb. 16
January 11 –  John Michael Coppola to Star as ‘Bobby’ in Williams Street Rep’s COMPANY, 2/1-16
January 03 – 10 Things to do this weekend

2012

December 06 – Raue Center hosts ‘Sing Along Messiah’
December 06 – New life for ‘Wonderful Life’ as a radio play
November 22 – ‘Wonderful Life’ comes to life on stage
November 09 – Celebrate a McHenry County Christmas
November 02 – Local theater lights up fall
October 18 – WSR to stage ‘Rocky Horror’ at Raue
October 18 – Weekend picks: New Smashing Pumpkins play the Allstate
October 18 – Celebrities Endorse the Raue Center for the Arts
October 15 – Raue Offers ‘Pay What You Can Night’ for Opening Night of Rocky Horror Show
October 12 – WS Rep: Telling Great Stories on Stage
September 23 – The Stargazers come out at Raue Center for the Arts
September 20 – ‘Jersey’ star opens Raue Center season
September 13 – Former Jersey Boy honors the greats in Raue show
August 17 – Fantastic show
August 16 – Suburban theater for the week of Aug. 17-23
August 10 – “The Fantasticks” Show Returns to the Raue Center
August 09 – Williams Street reimagines ‘The Fantastiks’
August 09 – 10 Things to do this weekend
July 30 – Crystal Lake’s Raue Center finalizes new lineup
July 23 – Community Foundation awards $450,000
July 11 – The Chicago Tour Diary
July 06 – Country songwriters headed to Raue Center in Crystal Lake
June 28 – Raue Readies for Manchester, Bestor, Wright and A Hundred Local Youth Pianists
June 28 – Raue celebrates piano with famous help
May 07 – Run for the Arts draws sizable crowd to Crystal Lake
May 04 – Run for the Arts This Weekend
April 14 – Raue Seeks Community Help to Meet Spring Appeal
April 12 – Gee Wizz: Like father, like son at ‘Nothin’ Up My Sleeve’
March 15 – Melissa Manchester to Headline America Celebrates the Piano at Raue Center in June
March 03 – Here Comes the Sun, and the Rest of Abbey Road
February 20 – Excellent Raue show
February 17 – Bravo WSRep!
February 16 – ‘I Love You’ Brings the Laughs to Raue
February 06 – Local theater group covers all things love during latest performance
January 28 – Couple brought together by passion for music, community
January 26 – Williams Street Rep’s ‘I Love You’ opens Feb. 10
January 24 – So Much Guinness, So Little Sleep
January 14 – Sculptor helps ComEd honor coworkers with bronze sculpture
January 12 – Tune in to Dave Toomey’s ‘TV’ show
January 12 – WGN’s Mike Toomey comes to Raue Center
January 12 – Celebrate the Irish at Raue Center Event
January 11 – Nelson brothers to pay tribute to dad at Raue Center Friday
January 09 – Nelson pays tribute to famous dad with show at Raue

2011

December 30 – Top 10 entertainment stores of the year
December 29- Tradition offers chance to put goals into practice
November 29 – “Santaland Diaries” @ the Raue
November 25 – Character actor Larry Miller serves up laughs, cocktails at Raue
November 23 – Larry Miller Headlines Raue’s ‘Comedy Weekend’
November 21 – Author, historical impersonator visits Crystal Lake
November 06 – ‘Full House’ star Bob Saget brings stand-up to Crystal Lake
November 05 – Saget cleans up his act a little on latest tour
October 25 – Review: Don’t be scared of stellar “Rocky Horror” at Raue
October 21 – Rocky Horror Hits Raue Stage, Along with Bubbles, Confetti and Toast
October 16 – Williams Street Rep overcomes rocky road
October 03 – Raue gets it
September 15 – Raue Center stresses variety in new season
September 14 – Tito Puente Jr. celebrates diversity
August 30 – Stargazers Ball to light up the Raue Center in Crystal Lake
August 25 – Blues Traveler Takes on a Packed Raue
August 21 – Blues Traveler at Crystal Lake’s Raue Center
August 19 – Raue Center announces ‘balanced’ season lineup
August 18 – Blues Traveler Talks to Patch Before Taking Raue Stage
August 07 – Photo exhibit put on display at Raue Center
July 21 – Raue show puts Focus on talented kids
July o7 – Raue Center has full house with Bob Saget, Blues Traveler
June 30 – Rocky LaPorte, Sally Edwards Bring Big Laughs to Raue
June 27 – Raue Showcases Local Acts
June 15 – Community Leaders Remember Bill Dwyer
June 15 – Community leader Dwyer pulled people together
June 12 – McHenry County’s Dwyer left legacy in Crystal Lake and on county roads
June 06 – Raue Center giving opportunities to express through art
May 16 – Maps & Atlases Bring ‘Math Rock’ to Raue
May 11 – Maps & Atlases Talks to Patch Before Playing Raue
May 10 – Maps & Atlases to play at Raue Center
May 04 – Entries sought for photo contest
April 28 – 5 things to do: Kim Brickman at Raue Center
April 20 – Happy 10th, Raue
April 19 – Bob Blazier Run benefits Raue Center
April 01 – We Will Rock You: “One Night Of Queen” Concert
April – Raue performance
March 31 – Mullen creates ‘essence of Queen’ on Raue stage
March 31 – Photo contest seeks entries
March 28 – Run for the Arts coming to downtown Crystal Lake
March 22 – Become Starfleet Academy cadet in ‘Star Trek Live’
March 19 – Children’s show adds performance, cuts ticket prices
March 10 – Get Out: Ladies Night Out; Help Raise Funds for Animal Shelter
March 10 – Downtown Businesses Give Ladies a Night Out
March 09 – Louis Landon Concert Coming to Crystal Lake
March o2 – Grab and Go Kids Planner
March 01 – CL doles out hotel tax funds to local nonprofits
March – Low Energy Costs; High Energy Youth Program
February 20 – Kudos to Raue
February 20 – Raue needs $10,000 for fundraising goal
February 20 – Begalka: Art cuts could have far-reaching effects
February 03 – Tomlin brings cast of characters to Raue Center
February – Night Out with Lily Tomlin at Raue Center
January 29 –Raue Center marks 10th
January 26 – Art and baseball intersect at Raue Center
January 21 – Raue a gem
January 14 – Raue Center hopes to raise $100,000 by March

2010

December 29 – Celebrate New Year’s Eve In Town
December 26 – Raue’s Nutcracker Dazzles Audience
December 23 – Williams Street Series Has Crowd Laughing
December 22 – Families Sit For Storytime At The Raue
October 19 – Arlo Guthrie to perform at Raue
September 27 – Raue to stage ‘I Am The Machine Gunner’
September 23 – McHenry County theatre community readies for fall season
September 17 – Raue invites Tufano to 10th birthday party
August 29 – Raue offers discounts on entertainment
August 06 – Raue welcomes new team members
June 26 – McCaleb: Volunteers help Raue, nonprofits succeed
July 22 – Raue Center names new board president
July 21 – Turk is new Raue Center board presidnt
June 23 – Raue Center in Crystal Lake set to roll out its 10th season
May 13 – Views: Showcase your talent at the Raue
March 16 – Raue prepares for annual run
March 12 – Rumba spends time in ’80s, ’60s at Raue
March 06 – Event rocked
February 27 – Lucy’s Cafe provides bright spot at Raue
February 27 – Raue leader looks to brighter future
February 17 – Crystal Lake gives hotel tax to nonprofits
February 02 – Blacksmith Project hosts ‘Concert for Hunger
January 27 – Raue Center a gem
January 27 – Grateful for support
January 12 – Ralph’s World set to perform benefit concert at Raue Center
January 08 – Special Season

2009

November 27 – Nutcracker Tea Party set
November 22 – Magic at Raue
November 22 – Christmas comes to life
November 15 – Couple raise funds to pay mom’s medical bills
November 10 – Teddy, Jefferson coming to Raue
November 05 – Rivers opens up about her reputation, what fuels her shows
November 04 – Support Raue
November 02 – Magic at Raue
October 12 – Piano trio takes Raue Center stage
September 10 – Raue Center prepares for 5th annual Stargazers Ball
September 04 – Everymom: ‘Blonde Mom’ creator gives motherhood a punchline
August 12 – Begalka: Lucy’s Café offers unique club within a club
August 04 – Begalka: Creative kids wanted at Raue

2008

December 02 – Jazz legend Lewis to take Raue Center stage
May 29 – Grant caps workshops’ tuition
April 24 – Enjoy the Raue
April 21 – Amazing experience
March 27 – A magical life
February 27 – More diverse acts visiting county
February 27 – Christopher Coppola teaches digital film students to live in the moment
February 27 – Working with a blank canvas
January 31 – Arthur comes alive

2007

December 21 – Raue Center success
December 06 – Art groups look for ways to replace funding
November 19 – Music lovers can indulge after Thanksgiving, too
May 07 – Residents run for Raue
April 27 – Raue Center unveils launch of new educational program
April 19 – Show to make some magic
March 22 – Bacon Brothers to perform benefit show at Raue Center
February 10 – Seven tourist organizations to get funds from overnight hotel stays
February 07 – Show celebrates 25 years of Hospice’s care
January 13 – Spock speaks at Raue

2006

December 07 – Raue Center gets into holiday spirit
December 02 – Pat Boone in concert
November 15 – Begalka: Raue arts committee honors oil painter and photographer
October 14 – Tip of the Hat
June 02 – Raue lines up ‘wonderful variety’ for ’06-07 season
May 08 – Art aches
April 21 – Classic films make return engagements
March 03 – Trio brings African sound to Raue

2005

September 13 – Sinise’s band to play charity concert in Crystal Lake Saturday
September 09 – Concerts will aid hurricane relief
April 04 – Not so silent: Director Kevin Smith performs in Crystal Lake
February 04 – Hubbard Street dances into Raue Center