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Festival 56 presents “A Year with Frog and Toad”

Grace Performing Arts Center 316 S. Main. St., Princeton, IL

June 23, 24*, 26, 27, 28, 29 30* all times are 7:30 except 24th and 30th 2:00 matinees. After awaking from hibernation, the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad enjoy all sorts of adventures, celebrating the differences that make them unique and special. A Year with From and Toad tells the story of a friendship that…

$5 – $29

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Shakespear in the Park “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Soldiers and Sailors Park 14 Park Ave E, Princeton, IL

by William Shakespeare Directed by Jennifer J. Hopkins Festival 56 kicks off its 15th season with the Shakespeare in the Park that started it all in 2004. Shakespeare’s most popular comedy returns, complete with mischievous fairies, foolish donkeys, the hysterical mechanicals, and a love rectangle that gets more complicated with each passing scene.

Free
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The MOMologues

Grace Performing Arts Center 316 S. Main. St., Princeton, IL

by Lisa Rafferty, Stefanie Cloutier, and Sheila Eppolito Directed by Laura Brigham This comedy takes off the kid gloves and gets REAL about parenthood in a play that follows four women through the early chapters of motherhood. The moms find solidarity in shared experiences of picky eaters, rogue bodily fluids, and seeing your baby get on that…

$14 – $29
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The Addams Family

Grace Performing Arts Center 316 S. Main. St., Princeton, IL

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams Directed by Jimmy Calitri In the kooky world of the Addams family, to be sad is to be happy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. But trouble starts when Wednesday falls…

$14 – $29
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Peter and the Starcatcher

Grace Performing Arts Center 316 S. Main. St., Princeton, IL

A Play by Rick Elice, Music by Wayne Barker, Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Directed by Tim Seib This Tony-winning adventure upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up —Peter Pan. With marauding pirates and jungle tyrants, this production explores the…

$14 – $29
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Grace Performing Arts Center 316 S. Main. St., Princeton, IL

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Book by Peter Parnell, Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film Directed by Tommy Iafrate Featuring the acclaimed score to the Disney film, this production transports us to 15th-century Paris where the deformed Quasimodo is sequestered in the Notre Dame bell tower.…

$14 – $29

Festival 56 presents Elvis Through the Years

Grace Performing Arts Center 316 S. Main. St., Princeton, IL

Father and son duo John and Jonathan Lyons return to the Festival 56 stage in a tribute to the King of Rock and Roll. 21-year-old Jonathan performs the music of a young Elvis, while his dad, John, takes the stage as Elvis during the concert years. Put on your Blue Suede Shoes and enjoy Good…

$18 – $20

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Festival 56 presents “I Love a Piano”

Grace Performing Arts Center 316 S. Main. St., Princeton, IL

I Love a Piano is the celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. It follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Along the way, the story comes to vibrant life with over sixty of Irving Berlin's…

$14 – $26

Festival 56 presents David Casas Christmas Magic Show

Grace Performing Arts Center 316 S. Main St. Princeton, IL 316 S. Main. St., Princeton, IL

David Casas returns to the Festival 56 stage with a holiday-themed magic show. From Chicago to Las Vegas, David’s unique and cutting-edge style of magic has made him one of the most highly sought-after entertainers across the Midwest. His award-winning show has been described as “a little slice of Las Vegas, right here in the…

$10 – $18

Festival 56 presents Studebaker John Chicago Blues

Grace Performing Arts Center 316 S. Main St. Princeton, IL 316 S. Main. St., Princeton, IL

Studebaker John is a well known and legendary Chicago blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. In addition to releasing 18 albums with his band, the Hawks, his music has also been featured in numerous movies, television shows, and tv commercials. Shake off your winter blues with Festival 56!

$18 – $20