Coronado Theater

The “Coronado Presents…” series will compliment the existing line-up of performances by the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, the Rockford Dance Company, and the Rockford Coronado Concert Association, as well as Broadway at the Coronado.

The Coronado opened on October 9, 1927 as an atmospheric style theatre and movie palace - complete with Spanish castles, Italian villas, oriental dragons, starlit skies and a Grande Barton Pipe Organ. Countless show business legends, including the Marx Brothers, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Bob Hope, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Gypsy Rose Lee have performed on the Coronado stage.

The Coronado was the romantic setting for countless movie-going couples on their first date, and a Saturday outing for kids watching cartoons and movies through 1984. Over the years, the theatre has also played host to high school graduations, political rallies and community events.

After decades of use, the grand dame Coronado received a much needed facelift between 1999 and 2001, with the community-wide support of the city of Rockford, individuals and corporations. Spear-headed by the Friends of the Coronado, a non-profit organization formed in 1997, the theatre was reborn in January, 2001 in its original grand style as a state-of-the-art performance and entertainment facility after an $18.5 million restoration.

http://www.coronadopac.org/


Fireside Theater

Shows for everyone in the family!

The Fireside Dinner Theatre is one of the Midwest's most popular entertainment destinations and the only Actor’s Equity dinner theatre in Wisconsin. The Klopcic family is proud to celebrate 49 years of hospitality in charming, historic Fort Atkinson. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, a favorite destination for couples, families and tour groups alike offers a variety of things to do.

We invite you to begin your Fireside experience by browsing through our spectacular gift shops or relaxing in the lounge with a refreshing treat from our menu of regular and alcohol free specialty drinks.  Then we will treat you to a superb dining experience in one of our lovely dining rooms.  Finally, enjoy a live professional show in our intimate theatre-in-the-round.  We hope your visit is an unforgettable adventure filled with more wonder, imagination and inspiration than you'd ever expect.

http://www.firesidetheatre.com/


Rockford Symphony Orchestra

The Rockford Symphony Orchestra is one of the leading cultural institutions in Northern Illinois, performing over twenty classical and pops concerts annually. The RSO was incorporated in 1943 after performing for the community for nine seasons under its first Music Director and Manager, Arthur Zack, who led the orchestra for twenty-seven years.

In 1970, the Board of Directors appointed Crawford Gates its next music director, bringing renowned guest artists to perform with the orchestra including Van Cliburn (1972), Victor Borge (1973), Phyllis Diller (1974), and Benny Goodman (1975).

http://www.rockfordsymphony.com/


Starlight Theatre, Rock Valley College

Rock Valley College is home to a pair of renowned theater programs.

Summers come alive at RVC with Starlight Theatre, featuring four productions and held in the beautiful, and one-of-a-kind Bengt Sjostrom Theatre on the main campus.  With its one of a kind retractable roof, every night is a perfect night for a show.  Starlight brings some of the best known productions to Rockford, and in recent years will debut an original work.

Studio Theatre enjoys a more intimate setting for productions throughout the winter.  Whether it's a Christie murder mystery or an original work, audiences feel a part of the play.

http://www.rockvalleycollege.edu/community/theatre/

 

 
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