Williams Street Repertory, Raue Center For The Arts’ in-house professional theater company, is excited to announce its upcoming season! From a comedy of biblical proportions to the true story of a country music legend and a childhood classic, WSRep brings something for all audiences to the stage during its 2020 – 2021 season.
“With all of the uncertainty in the world, it’s wonderful to announce that Raue Center and Williams Street Repertory continue to thrive. I am proud to produce great work in our charming town of Crystal Lake,” says Founding Artistic Director, Richard Kuranda. “We are offering work that entertains and asks some great questions. Theater that prompts thinking, celebrates our past and our community through song, through children’s stories and through dialogue with our maker,” he continues. “This year we will explore cultural life from the ‘50s to modern day and ask ‘where are we going?’ I hope you will join us!”
WSRep kicks off the 2020 – 2021 season with “An Act of God,” opening on June 19, 2020. After many millenia, and in just 90 minutes, God (assisted by His devoted angels) answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. WSRep’s production of “An Act of God” runs select dates through July 19, 2020.
The season continues with “Always…Patsy Cline,” opening on July 31, 2020. Based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger, the show combines humor, sadness and reality. It offers fans who remember Cline while she was alive a chance to look back, while giving new fans an idea of what seeing her was like and what she meant to her original fans. WSRep’s production of “Always…Patsy Cline” runs select dates through August 30, 2020.
WSRep’s upcoming season will also feature “Matilda The Musical,” opening September 25, 2020. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning “Matilda the Musical” is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. WSRep’s production of “Matilda The Musical” runs select dates through October 25, 2020.
For more information on WSRep’s 2020 – 2021 season, please visit wsrep.org. Tickets are $39.50 and may be purchased online at wsrep.org, rauecenter.org, or via the Box Office at 815.356.9212 or 26 N. Williams Street in downtown Crystal Lake.
WSRep is a member of Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the American theatre. TCG has existed to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre for over 50 years.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
** Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
Founding Artistic Director: Richard Kuranda**
General/Company Manager: Caitlin I. Quinn
Director of Production: Jarrod Bainter
Marketing Director: Miriam Naponelli
Marketing Manager: Michele V. Knight
Raue Center offers special seating arrangements and hearing devices for patrons with disabilities. Please call the box office at 815.356.9212 to make arrangements prior to the performance.
Raue Center Box Office | 815.356.9212
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Event: WSRep’s 2020 – 2021 Season
- MAINSTAGE Season | (price per ticket)
RaueNOW Member: $27.65*
Individual RaueNOW Memberships start at just $50 and tier all the way up to $2,000. Each membership tier comes with a unique set of benefits, but all members enjoy the following:
- 30% off two single tickets to most Raue Center events
- Exclusive access to our member lounge, 26N
- Early access to newly announced events
- Behind-the-scenes access
- Membership fee is tax-deductible
For more information, contact James Knight at 815.356.9010 ext. 14 or email [email protected]
Other Discounts (available in-person at the box office):
- VETERANS PROGRAM | As the leading performing arts center in McHenry County, Raue Center For The Arts wants to support our veterans and ensure they are a celebrated part of the community by providing opportunities to enjoy live music, comedy, and professional theatre. Please visit rauecenter.org or call the Box Office at 815.356.9212 for more information.
- STUDENT DISCOUNT | $6 (18 and under)*
- COLLEGE DISCOUNT | $10 w/valid college ID*
- MILITARY DISCOUNT | 15% off w/valid military ID*
- INDUSTRY TICKETS | $10 w/valid AEA card or headshot/resume*
*Certain fees & exclusions may apply. Ticket prices vary according to zone and membership status. Discounts must be purchased in person or over the phone.
Dates: WSRep’s 2020 – 2021 Season
“Native Gardens” select dates March 27 – May 9, 2020 (2019 – 2020 season)
“An Act of God” select dates June 19 – July 19, 2020
“Always… Patsy Cline” select dates July 31 – August 30, 2020
“Matilda The Musical” select dates September 25 – October 25, 2020
About Williams Street Repertory
Williams Street Repertory is a non-profit theatre company located in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Over the past eight seasons, WSRep has built a reputation for artistic excellence as one of Illinois’ leading producing theatres. WSRep is dedicated to sustaining an artistic process of innovative and emotionally charged work, telling diverse stories and creating an in-house production company of well-respected artists. Since opening, WSRep has presented more than 25 productions with a wide range of appeal, from Chicago premieres and international debuts to holiday favorites. In 2016, WSRep entered into a contract with Actors’ Equity Association, making WSRep the only professional theatre company in McHenry County. WSRep is dedicated to its mission of producing diverse and emotionally charged stories that deepen the cultural richness of our community and our region. WSRep was made possible through support provided by Susen Håakansson Berg and James C. Berg, the City of Crystal Lake, ComEd, McHenry County Community Foundation and Epic Repertory Theater Company. For additional information, visit wsrep.org.
About Raue Center For The Arts
Raue Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all through the arts. For 20 years, they have provided quality programming – striving to make it pertinent, available and affordable to all. As a painstakingly restored, 1920s regional showcase theatre named for its benefactor—Lucile Raue—Raue Center has attracted the finest stars, Broadway shows, musicians and artists. Named on the League of Historic American Theatres, Raue Center is one of the finest examples of restored art and decor in the nation. The 750-seat theatre, located in historic downtown Crystal Lake, Illinois, is a gathering place for our region’s citizens and has become a true destination. For additional information, visit rauecenter.org, facebook.com/RaueCenter and twitter.com/RaueCenter.