1775 East Belvidere Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: (847) 223-5050
Fax: (847) 223-7070
Zanies In Vernon Hills is part of the Zanies chain that exists across 4 cities. This one in Vernon Hills has been entertaining the people since the past 18 years, and continues to rope in crowds to its sell out shows where one can indulge in chicken burgers, cheese pizzas, nachos, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. Only 18+ will be allowed admission. Check their website for a list of upcoming shows.
The Genesee Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Waukegan. Designed by the famous architect Edward P. Steinberg, the building originally housed this theater, 11 retail spaces and 44 apartments. 'Man About Town' debuted here on June 25, 1939. Jack Benny, a native of Waukegan and Dorothy Lamour starred in this play. Restoration work on this vaudeville theater began in 2001 and it was reopened to the public in 2004.
This professional theater company puts on some of the best shows in the area. Powerful and complex shows are meant to shed light on life challenges and the perseverance of the human spirit. Aside from their performances, the theater also plays host to a number of galas, classes and workshops.
A great place to enjoy a great Broadway show off the Broadway. Founded in 1975, the Marriott Theatre features musicals for any age and it sells more than 400,000 tickets a year. The stage is centrally located, so there are no bad seats. Come early and have a dinner at the restaurants in the Marriott.
Watch big events on Regal Cinema's gigantic screens. You can buy tickets for everything from live music concerts to major-league soccer events. Super-size your viewing pleasure at Regal Cinema. Equipped with Dolby Sound System, and able to show both 2D and 3D cinemas, you are assured of a complete family entertainment.
With more than seventy stores in this shopping center and mall, Deer Park Town Center is your one stop for all shopping needs. You can browse through the brand names like Apple Store, Ann Tylor and American Eagle to find some off-beat and amazing wear, or stock up on the grocery. There are several spas and salons in the place as well, for an afternoon of pampering. End your trip with a meal at one of the several restaurants or a cuppa at a coffee shop. The timings of the center vary weekly. To know more, check the website.
This theater company hosted the Midwest premier of the newly-adapted Broadway version of 'The Diary of Anne Frank' The production made a splash because it was based on Doubleday's Definitive Edition of the book that contained more diary excerpts than previously released. This place is open on Friday at 8pm, on Saturday at 8pm and on Sunday at 3pm.
There are three venues that fall under the collective banner of Ravinia. The open air pavilion houses 3,200 people at a time, while the Bennett-Gordon Hall and the Martin Theatre are both indoor venues and seat 850 and 450 people respectively. Pop, dance and symphony performances are held in the open theater, while concerts, dance recitals, workshops, and chamber music recitals are held indoors.
The Ravinia Park in Highland Park is known to be a haven for music lovers and is famous for its summer festivals. Comprising of various closed venues and open air auditoriums, The Martin Theatre is the oldest surviving recital hall in the park with a seating capacity for 800 spectators. With events like Jazz music concerts and festivals, the place elegantly caters to as a refreshing place to enjoy the soothing music. Call for more information.
Home to the Steans Institute for Young Artists is the 450 seater Bennett.Gordon Hall. The event space is a platform for the new talents on the rise and showcases amazing performances. Whether it is theatrical acts or musical performances, Bennett.Gordon is one place where you will find the most spectacular acts. Seats here get filled almost as the event is announced, so book in advance. Kindly check the website or call ahead for future event details and timings.
Arlington International Race Course is one of the best race courses in the world. Millions of people come every August to watch the Arlington Million Race, which has recently become a part of World Series Racing Championship. It is an ideal place for a family outing as the premises are resplendent with diverse hues. There is also a Kids Junior Jockey Club for the younger ones. Call in advance for tickets.
Founded in 1957, Knights of Columbus is located close to the recreational park in Arlington Heights. The venue is used for both business as well as social meetings. You can rent the hall for corporate meetings, weddings, theater, arts, musicals etc. The hall is wheelchair accessible and has a full service bar to cater to clients' requirements for any occasion. Few of the past events held here have been Carniflex, Elysia and Becoming the Archetype.