KGS presents ‘Winds of Change’

The Knox-Galesburg Symphony’s second Masterworks performance of the season, “Winds of Change,” is coming to the Orpheum Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.

Orpheum hosts ‘Christmas on the Air’ Dec. 21

The Orpheum Theatre Presents is pleased to announce its sixth annual holiday production. “Christmas on the Air: A Live Radio Play” will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, directed by Tim Holmes.

Jazz residency culminates in Orpheum concert Nov. 8

 The annual Jerome Mirza Jazz Residency, hosted by Knox College’s Jazz Studies program and funded by the Jerome Mirza Foundation, will take place Nov. 4 to 8.

This year’s residency features the Caroline Davis and Rob Clearfield Quartet, a group of professional jazz musicians made up of alto saxophonist Caroline Davis, pianist Rob Clearfield, bassist Sam Weber and drummer Jay Sawyer. As a culmination of the Mirza Residency, the quartet will be featured in a free public concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St.

KGS season opens with ‘Dance, Dance, Revolution’

The Knox Galesburg Symphony’s 68th season opens with “Dance, Dance, Revolution” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg.

Country singer Pam Tillis takes Orpheum stage Nov. 9

An official biography of country music singer/songwriter Pam Tillis describes the daughter of Mel Tillis as “a child of country music royalty.” Not surprisingly, Tillis, scheduled to appear at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 the Orpheum Theatre for “An Evening With Pam Tillis,” accepts the more humble description more readily.

Orpheum hosting classic horror film series

As the Halloween season draws near, the Orpheum Theatre has announced the “Orpheum After Dark: Fright Film Fest.” The theater will host classic horror films starting with “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925) on Thursday, Oct. 3 — a precursor to the ballet of the same name being presented live onstage the following Saturday, Oct. 5.

‘Phantom of the Opera Ballet’ coming to the Orpheum

The Orpheum Theatre will present “The Phantom of the Opera Ballet” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the theater, 57 S. Kellogg St. Featuring beautiful music, costumes and dancing by Central Illinois Ballet, this performance is sure to leave you enchanted and inspired.

‘Artrageous’ brings interactive show to Orpheum

“Artrageous,” a live, interactive “all arts” show, is coming to the Orpheum Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11.

‘Artrageous’ coming to the Orpheum Sept. 11

“Artrageous” will bring art, music, theater, singing, dancing and audience interaction all on one stage at the Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. The production is sponsored by Blick Art Materials and tickets are only $10.

High winds cause damage around Galesburg

An intense thunderstorm that brought high winds and heavy rain to Galesburg between 8:30 and 9 a.m. today has caused widespread wind damage around town.

Wind damage ripped off the facade of a wall on the north side of the Orpheum Theatre, although there appeared to be no structural damage to the historic building.

Symphony announces performances for 2019-20

The Knox-Galesburg Symphony announces its 68th season, the first with new Music Director Vlad Vizireanu. This season will offer a mix of works from many time periods and styles, many of which heavily feature KGS musicians as soloists.

Interactive Art/Music Troupe, Artrageous Coming To Orpheum

The Galesburg Orpheum Theater announced Wednesday they’ve booked the musical art troupe Artrageous to play the historic theater in September.

Jesus and Judas reunite in ‘Godspell’

Twelve years ago, a group of energetic young actors came together to tell a familiar story. At the helm of the show were Mike Axtell and Bryan Taylor, portraying one of the most infamous friend duos in history: Jesus and Judas. The production was “Godspell,” and though the supporting ensemble of actors have all but completely changed, those two actors have reunited to reprise their roles as the Orpheum Theatre Presents “Godspell” this weekend.

‘Godspell’ features guest actor, GHS grad as Jesus

The Orpheum Theatre will be presenting the musical “Godspell” this summer for a weekend of shows July 19, 20 and 21. Sponsored by Innkeeper’s Fresh Roasted Coffee, the production is produced by Moon of Hope Studio, directed by Kurt Killam and choreographed by Tim Holmes. Based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, “Godspell” is one of the most successful musicals in history. It presents a whimsical view of Jesus as his followers and disciples re-enact parables and scenes from Jesus’ life with great energy.

Ira Glass to visit Orpheum Sept. 21

The Orpheum Theatre and TriStates Public Radio will host renowned radio personality Ira Glass onstage for his talk entitled “Seven Things I’ve Learned” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.

‘Godspell’ headed to Orpheum stage in July

The Orpheum Theatre will be presenting the musical “Godspell” this summer for a weekend of shows July 19, 20 and 21. Sponsored by Innkeeper’s Fresh Roasted Coffee, this production is produced by Moon of Hope Studio, directed by Kurt Killam and choreographed by Tim Holmes. “Godspell” will feature local actors as well as a professional guest actor portraying the leading role of Jesus.

‘Sail Away’ with Choral Dynamics

Galesburg’s long-running community chorus Choral Dynamics returns to the Orpheum stage this weekend with “Sail Away,” their spring show.

Orpheum film series begins with ‘The Incredibles’

For the last six years, the Orpheum Theatre has offered a free summer movie series entitled “Throwback Thursdays,” where the theater screens nostalgic films during the summer. All the screenings, at both 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., begin in June and end in August. The kickoff event for Throwback Thursdays will be held Thursday, May 23, with a one-time screening of “The Incredibles” (2004) at 7 p.m.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ brings message of diversity

The foot-stomping music and Russian dancing of “Fiddler on the Roof” is coming to the Orpheum Theatre this weekend.

Galesburg’s Got Talent

Area talent performed at the Orpheum Theatre Friday night during Galesburg’s Got Talent

Galesburg’s Got Talent returns Friday night

The civically minded talent show is back for its second year, inviting area performers to show off their talents this Friday, April 26, at the Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St.

KGS performs ‘Tragedy and Triumph’ April 13

Hear the turmoil of Russian romantics and the heroism of British bandits in “Tragedy and Triumph.” This concert program includes Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 6 in B minor,” Kamen’s “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Suite” and Shostakovich’s “Piano Concerto No. 2″ featuring soloist Casey Dierlam.

End of the show for West Cinema

The West Cinema in Galesburg is coming down. A backhoe has already begun the work, reducing the smaller half of the building to a pile of bricks and steel.

Rootabaga Jazz Fest jams April 2-6

A world-class jazz extravaganza is taking place in Galesburg during the 39th annual Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival April 2 to 6, with guest artists the Xavier Breaker Coalition and the Mark Guiliana Space Heroes. Other featured performers will be the Nikki Malley Quintet, Galesburg High School Jazz Band, the Knox Alumni Big Band, Faculty and Friends Combo, and the Knox Jazz Ensemble.

Auditions set for Galesburg’s Got Talent

The Galesburg Public Art Commission is hosting a local talent competition, Galesburg’s Got Talent, and is looking for talented people to participate. All talents will be considered: singers, bands, gymnastics, comedy, dance or other appropriate family entertainment. All ages are welcome. Contestants must compete in preliminary auditions; winners of the auditions will move on to the final event on April 26 at the Orpheum Theatre. The winner of the final event will win $500.

Big Read kicks off with Japanese drumming

The Galesburg Public Library will kick off the 2019 NEA Big Read of “When the Emperor Was Divine” by Julie Otsuka with a performance by Ho Etsu Taiko of Chicago. The free performance is at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St. The doors open at 1:30 p.m.

Old Dogs-New Tricks show benefits the Orpheum

Some familiar faces will be playing familiar music in a new band at the Orpheum Theatre at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 31. Old Dogs-New Tricks, a band made up of longtime members of the area music scene, will make their Galesburg premiere to benefit restoration efforts at the Orpheum, 57 S. Kellogg St. in Galesburg.

Miss Coco Peru brings ‘a new kind of drag’ to Galesburg March 29

Activist, storyteller and legendary drag performer Miss Coco Peru is coming to the Orpheum Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29.

KGS presents ‘Heroic Beauty’ March 23

The Knox-Galesburg Symphony  return to the Orpheum Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, for “Heroic Beauty,” the third Masterworks concert of the season. Brendan Townsend will conduct the performance.

Havana Cuba All Stars Dance to the Orpheum March 8

The Orpheum Theatre host the Havana Cuba All Stars’ “Asere!”, a fiesta Cubana featuring music and dance, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8.

"My Funny Valentine" Comedians come to Galesburg

Comedians Pat Hazel and Dena Blizzard performed their show "My Funny Valentine"

"Getting Grace" aims to change views on death

Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Cremetory brought the movie "Getting Grace"  along with the film's creator and star Daniel Roebuck and actor Madelyn Dundon to The Orpheum Theatre.

British Theatre comes to The Orphuem in 2019

The Orpheum Theatre presents National Theatre Live shows.

Kevin Smith among top art stories of 2018

Kevin Smith came to The Orpheum April 2018

Orpheum Named Beneficiary at Knox County Brewing

The new brewery's Return the Favor program announced its very first beneficiary in The Orpheum!

Orpheum Makeover Nearly Done

Improvements are wrapping up soon at The Orpheum Theatre.

Humorist David Sedaris Returns

The renowned author comes back to Galesburg!

Providing Support in a Safe Space

The documentary Suicide: The Ripple Effect screens to open a dialogue about suicide.

Symphony Season Kicks Off in October

Coming this fall!

Travel Back in Time with The Ghost Army

A documentary followed by a Q&A with the film's director

Hotel California brings at triblue to beloved band The Eagles

Coming up at The Orpheum...

No Business like Show Business

Register-Mail contributor Tom Wilson reflects on the legacy of The Orpheum Theatre.

Orpheum Theatre Nears Completion of Capital Campaign Projects

 Improvements on Galesburg’s Orpheum Theatre funded by donations received in the theater’s capital campaign are expected to wrap up by August.

Dinner & a Show at The Orpheum!

Enjoy a four-course meal at The Garden Room adjacent to the theatre.  Get your dinner plans all set now!

BIG news coming to The Orpheum

Highly anticipated and widely favored, The Orpheum’s Throwback Thursdays movie series will once again host free showings of popular films during the summer months this season.  The theatre will be hosting a screening of Big (1988) on Thursday, May 25 at 7pm; it is at this event that the theatre will announce its very special lineup of movie titles planned for the season.

Say 'Bye Bye Birdie' This Weekend at The Orpheum

 Pull out those poodle skirts and pedal pushers and play your favorite record — “Bye Bye Birdie” is coming to the Orpheum Theatre this weekend.

AUDITIONS for OKLAHOMA!

Click on the image to learn more about auditioning for this summer's musical, Oklahoma!

The PRO will act as a living time capsule, filling the theatre with the sights and sounds of 1916 & 1917.

A state-of-the-art sound system and a new backflow device are just a few of the improvements already made thanks to the Centennial Capital Campaign.  

Iron Spike Brewing Company concocts The Orpheum CentenniALE in celebration of its 100th Year!

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