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JLC Spring 2023 Performing Arts Series
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The Great DuBois

Sunday, January 22 at 4 p.m.

+ FREE Circus Arts Workshop!

Studio Theatre

Regular: $25, Senior 65+/Military: $22
Students: $15

This exhilarating, high-energy circus show for all ages was featured in the movie The Greatest Showman, as well as on Broadway, television and on Britney Spears’ World Circus Tour. The daring and dynamic duo of Michael DuBois and Viktoria Grimmy showcase incredible feats of juggling, aerial, unicycle, hula hoops, contortion, circus stunts, magic and audience interaction, all wrapped up in a dazzling, comedic variety show. The Great DuBois is the most unique 2-person circus show you will ever see!

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Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Mainstage Theatre

Regular: $50, Senior 65+/Military: $47
Students: $25

Four American music masters unite in this collaborative, energetic feast of bluegrass, newgrass and classical music. Featuring Sam Bush, the father of progressive bluegrass (mandolin/violin), plus music icons Mike Marshall (mandolin), Edgar Meyer (bass) and George Meyer (violin), this supergroup performs songs from their genre-bending album, “Short Trip Home,” plus new works and traditional favorites. Join us for this life affirming showcase of Americana music with some of the greatest musicians alive today!



Sunday, February 5 at 4 p.m.

Mainstage Theatre

Regular: $24, Senior 65+/Military: $20
Students: $12

LADAMA, a remarkable quartet that harnesses music from Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela and the United States — with a modern twist on Latin Alternative music — curates a new sound all their own. Virtuosic musicians and educators Lara Klaus, Daniela Serna, Mafer Bandola and Sara Lucas, all hailing from different countries, join together as sisters in song, rhythm and storytelling. This utterly unique concert will take the audience on an incredible musical journey, where continents and cultures communicate without borders.

“A vivid montage of music of the Americas with irresistible spirit and

universal appeal.” ~ All Things Considered

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Tab Benoit
with Special Guest JD Simo

Friday, February 24 at 8 p.m.

Mainstage Theatre

Regular: $35, Senior 65+/Military: $30
Students: $15



Emerging from the rich bayous of Southern Louisiana, Tab Benoit is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist with a remarkable 30+ year career. His gritty, soulful Delta swamp blues is a truly original sound that has garnered him many awards, including twice being named BB King Entertainer of the Year. Benoit will perform with JD Simo, a Chicago-born, Nashville transplant specializing in funky, raw blues music. This concert will surely shake the rafters!

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Sunday, March 19 at 4 p.m.

Studio Theatre

Regular: $25, Senior 65+/Military: $22
Students: $12

Celebrate St. Patrick’s and 20 years of the spirited and versatile duo Switchback. Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack showcase their sublime vocal blends and virtuosic musicianship, mixing mandolin, guitar and bass with harmonies that have invited comparisons to the Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel. This exquisite concert will include authentic Celtic music reminiscent of the Pogues crafted with bluegrass and American roots music. Don’t miss this joyous performance!

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Natalie MacMaster &
Donnell Leahy


Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m.

Mainstage Theatre

Regular: $52, Senior 65+/Military: $47
Students: $25

Two of Canada’s brightest stars merge their magnificent talents to create an exquisite and unforgettable musical experience. A marquee superstar in the Celtic music world, fiddler and step-dancer Natalie MacMaster gained a sterling reputation for her must-see live performances. Together with her husband and fellow peerless fiddler, Donnell Leahy, they showcase their virtuosity, synthesizing traditional influences with contemporary Celtic and traditional folk sensibilities. This promises to be a joyful evening of exceptional, extraordinary music.

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Chicago Dance Crash

Sunday, April 23 at 4 p.m.

Mainstage Theatre

Regular: $28, Senior 65+/Military: $23
Students: $10

The colorful and creative Chicago Dance Crash has emerged as one of the premier hip hop/contemporary dance companies in the Midwest. With their signature blend of jazz, acrobatic and street dance styles, the company’s eight-member ensemble combines athleticism with accessibility. Performing “Keepers of the Floor,” this dance battle features some of Chicago’s most accomplished dancers in a competition that combines the energy of late-night theatre and the spectacle of sports entertainment — battling it out for the audience vote and the coveted KTF title belt!

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Sunday, May 14 at 7 p.m.

Mainstage Theatre

Regular: $25, Senior 65+/Military: $22
Students: $10

Combining the great American traditions of bluegrass, hip hop, and beyond, Gangstagrass has created a whole new musical genre that is more than the sum of its parts. By weaving together multiple styles, this eclectic group creates a tapestry of sounds that depicts the shared strengths and struggles of ordinary people. This communal message aims to cast a lens on and amplify our shared roots and experiences as Americans. Their energy and music will have the audience dancing in the aisles!


All ticket prices include $2 JLC Facility Fee.

Additional fee applies for online ticket purchases. 

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