Calendar of events

To participate, get more details or make a reservation, call Denise Rogers at 630-365-5193 or visit any Old Second Bank location.

Jan 28 2015
Tommy
1:30 pm
The Details:

Set in the 1940s, Tommy is the story of a little boy who witnesses his father murder his mother’s lover upon his surprise return home after being released from a prisoner of war camp. The trauma sends Tommy into a nearly catatonic state, becoming deaf, dumb and blind. Eventually, his only form of communication becomes pinball and his wizardry with the flippers propels him into the national spotlight. Tommy is a story of hope, healing and human spirit that follows this child’s journey from darkness to triumph. Based on The Who’s 1969 album, this one-of-a-kind production is filled with soaring anthems and bursting ballads, mind-exploding images and pulsating dance numbers. $26 per ticket Drive on your own. Reservations due January 2, 2015 Tickets are non-refundable, unless vendor cancels performance. Tickets will be mailed 10 days prior to performance.

Mar 4 2015
Flanagan's Wake
11:00 am
Lincoln-Way North High School Performing Arts Center
The Details:

Reservations due: Feb. 6, 2015 $12 per ticket Flanagan's Wake is a hilarious interactive Irish wake set in the fictional village of Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland. Audience members are treated as mourners who have come to wake of a noted local roustabout, Flanagan (first name unknown). The cast interweaves scripted and improvised stories as the basis for comedic fodder. Join the villagers as they tell tales, sing songs, and mourn the passing of one of their own, Flanagan. You'll be transported to the Emerald Isle to grieve as only the Irish can. You can share tales of your own experiences and misadventures with dear old Flanagan, or simply enjoy the stories and songs of the locals as they recall life with "Himself." Tickets are non-refundable, unless vendor cancels performance. Tickets will be mailed 10 days prior to performance.

Apr 1 2015
Heroines of Heartache: Mandy Barnett Sings Great Women of Song
11:00 am
Lincoln-Way North High School Performing Arts Center
The Details:

Reservations due Friday, March 6, 2015 $15 per ticket (drive on your own) Acclaimed recording artist and performer, Mandy Barnett, salutes her influences, legendary female song stylists spanning multi-generations and musical genres. Barnett sings favorites by Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Brenda Lee, Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Eidth Piaf, and more, along with selections from Barnett's own highly-praised albums. Backed by Nashville musicians, Barnett offers unforgettable and stunning renditions of hits made famous by these songbirds featuring selections such as Crazy, Sweet Dreams, Stand by Your Man, Sweet Nothin's, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, You Don't Have to Say Your Love Me, Cry Me a River, September in the Rain, If You Love Me, and Blue Bayou, among others. Celebrate the legacy and enduring songs of musical icons performed by one of today's premiere vocalists, Mandy Barnett! Tickets are non-refundable, unless vendor cancels performance. Tickets will be mailed 10 days prior to performance.

Apr 22 2015
Les Miserables
1:30 pm
Paramount Theatre
The Details:

This monumental novel comes to life in one of the greatest musicals of all time. It’s the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his journey for redemption. On that road, he encounters the never-wavering love of a mother, the innocence of a child, the steely determination of a hunter and the passion of youthful freedom fighters. $26 per ticket Drive on your own. Reservations due April 3, 2015 Tickets are non-refundable, unless vendor cancels performance. Tickets will be mailed 10 days prior to performance.

Apr 28 - May 6 2015
America's Amazing Canyon Lands
Southwest U.S.
The Details:

$2695 pp. double; +$60 non-members Tour highlights include: One night on Las Vegas Strip; Guided tram tour of Zion National Park and Zion Canyon; Tour of Bryce National Park and the Hooboos; Jeep tour of Monument Valley including sites made famous in John Wayne movies; Navajo cookout in Monument Valley; Antelope Canyon Cruise on Lake Powell; Native American Cameron Trading Post; full-day visit to Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon Village; Ranger-guided tour of the Ground Canyon’s South Rim; Red Rock Country of Sedona; two nights in Scottsdale; first class hotels; 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 5 dinners; transportation; travel insurance; and more!

May 20 2015
Let's Hang On! A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
11:00 am
Lincoln-Way North High School Performing Arts Center
The Details:

Reservations due Friday, April 24, 2015 $18 per ticket (drive on your own) A tribute to one of the greatest vocal groups of all time, Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons, is brought to you by Let's Hang On! This high-energy, great-sounding production, features four outstanding male performers, two talented female artists, and a live band. The great Four Seasons hits are covered complete with the awesome falsetto, tight four-part harmony, and crisp dance moves. The guys sing some of the best songs of all time, including Sherry, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, Who Loves You, My Eyes Adored You, Working My Way Back to You, and Oh, What a Night. The girls also get an opportunity to shine with top songs such as Locomotion. Tickets are non-refundable, unless vendor cancels performance. Tickets will be mailed 10 days prior to performance.

Jul 5 - 13 2015
Atlantic Maritime Provinces
Nova Scotia
The Details:

$3178 pp. double; $3938 pp. single +$75 non-members (Price excludes airfare – will advise at presentations.) This region parallels the development of the United States in the 1700s. Early European powers fought over the expansion opportunities in North America. You will notice the early conflicts between the French and British at the British Citadel in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the French Lousibourg Fortress in the province of New Brunswick. Trip includes: historic harbor of Halifax; Citadel; Titanic graveyard; time on the boardwalk; Acadian Le Pays de la Saguine village; Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse; Cabot Trail that Alexander Graham Bell loved on Cape Britain; the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, military band performances with Scottish kilts and movements from several countries. Includes 16 meals, 4 dinners, 2 lunches, 8 breakfasts, 8 nights in a hotel, all bridge and ferry fees, comprehensive insurance, and much more! Partnering wth Lomar Events.

Nov 5 - 14 2015
Delightful Danube River Cruise
Budapest to Prague
The Details:

Cruise the beautiful Danube River with 2 nights in Prague. Visit cities including Budapest, Vienna, Wachau Valley and Spitz, Engelhartszell, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremburg, and Prague. See such sites as St. Stephen's Basilica, the Dohány Street Synagogue, the Hungarian National Museum, the Opera House, the Parliament Building, and walk as the locals do in a Budapest walking tour of shops and venues. See the sine village of Spitz and explore the Wachau Valley, including wine tasting and famous schnapps, jams, and strudels, and visit a 900-year-old Benedictine abbey and library. Take a walking tour of Passau and even bike if you like. In Regensberg, you'll see one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe with monuments like the 12th-century Stone Bridge and the towering Gothic Cathedral, the Cathedral of St. Peter, Jewish community sites tour, and the BMW factory. See the main Danube Canal and WWII sites of Nuremburg, including the courtroom of the Nuremburg Trials. Finish the tour with a stay in Prague featuring the State Opera House, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, the Dancing House, Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, Vladislav Hall, and Golden Lane. Plus much more!!