Comfort Inn North
3235 Norman Ave.
Joliet, IL 60435-9100
Phone: (815) 436-5141
Fax: (815) 436-2170
Office phone: 815-436-8713
Office phone: 815-439-6837
Offering thirty years of quality educational theater and a diverse selection of plays and productions.
This 230-seat performing arts center may feel like a mid-sized, suburban church upon first approach. However, the connection with the University makes it a sanctuary for both St. Francis students and the theater-going public alike. While the theater has produced many award-winning musicals here, it frequently shares the stage with choirs and camber musicians, as well as plays produced by the school's students. An art gallery outside the center displays pieces by professional artists. This place closes everyday at 9pm.
Guests panic, doors slam and rumors run rampant. The stage is set for a hilarious good time as Neil Simon's "Rumors" comes to the Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park Theatre in September and will be presented by the Joliet Drama Guild. Dates and show times are as follows: September 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m.; and September 21 and 28 at 2 p.m.
If you want to discover the local music scene in Joliet, or want to listen to some fresh tunes, then do head to Mojoe's. Located in downtown, this bar-cum-music-venue is where you will find local as well as national bands perform in a first-rate facility. Featuring four bars, and excellent sound and light system, and an endless stream of drinks, Mojoe's is your spot for an entertaining evening out. Call to know more.
Originally the "Vaudeville Movie Palace" this historic venue was transformed into a performing arts center in the early 1980s. Directed by the Rialto Square Theatre Corp., this non-profit facility offers diverse entertainment in the Chicago area. Notable acts have included The Nutcracker, Jeff Foxworthy, and George Winston. Designed in the traditions of Greek, Roman and Byzantine architecture, the Rialto Square Theatre also is the host to weddings in its elegant interior. For information on upcoming acts, visit their website.
Brush up on your blackjack tables and prepare to visit the town that is now famous for more than a big prison. You may wish you were in one of the cells as you start to lose your money in this Egyptian-themed boat. The staff is known for being friendly and helpful, unusual for a local casino boat. Expect a smile as the Caribbean Stud dealer leans over to scoop up your last $5 chip, leaving you with just enough in your pocket to try and recoup over at the money wheel. If you have anything left after you lose that, you can get a decent meal at the steak house, or an almost decent meal at the buffet.
Vroom! Vroom! The Chicagoland Speedway is sure to blow up the airflow in the windy city. Featuring NASCAR, the Tropicana 400, and the Delphi Indy 300 showcases the best of modern auto racing. For information on upcoming events, visit their website.
Route 66 Raceway provides top-notch entertainment for all types of racing fans. Route 66 Raceway is a multi-million dollar complex, including a 1/4 mile, 30,000 seat, stadium-style drag strip with 27 luxury suites and a 1/2 mile dirt oval track. The multi-purpose facility also hosts a wide variety of entertaining events.
The Riverwalk Park Grand Pavilion is a covered structure that regularly plays host to cultural and community events in the city of Naperville. Call for any additional information on upcoming events, and make sure to walk through the lush park if ever in the city!
The rich repertoire of Naperville's performing arts is showcased at the Pfeiffer Hall, located on the NCC campus. The hall features art and theater performances along with musicals and concerts in its spacious auditorium. The creative power and artistic quality of performances is well seen in all its arty events. The venue spells great cultural significance. Call ahead for more details.