Diversions: 4 picks for the upcoming week
Updated: April 26, 2012 11:51AM
1. William Ferris Chorale presents “Showstoppers and Premiers” at 3 p.m. April 29 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 203 S. Kensington Ave., La Grange. The performance features choirs, organ, trumpets and drums, with guest artists the Loyola University Chorus & Chamber Singers. The program includes the world premier of an early work by William Ferris, and music by Widor, Poulenc and others. Preferred seating $25; general seating $20; $5 discount for students and seniors. Call (773) 508-2940 or visit www.williamferrischorale.org.
2. “Holiday” will be presented by Grove Players April 27-May 6 at Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Life is a holiday for the dashing Johnny Case. When he meets Julia Seton on vacation, the two have a whirlwind romance and immediately become engaged. But what will be the reaction of Julia’s blue-blooded parents and her rebellious sister, Linda? Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $15; $12 seniors; $10 students. Visit www.groveplayers.org or call (630) 415-3682.
3. The Charlie Daniels Band performs at 8 p.m. April 28 in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $45, $50 and $60. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
4. “Go Johnny Go,” a musical tribute to Chuck Berry, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, the Allman Brothers and others, will be presented by Johnny Rogers at 7 p.m. May 2 at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Tickets are $25. Proceeds benefit SEASPAR, which provides recreation services for individuals with disabilities. For information, call (630) 960-7600 or visit www.SEASPAR.org.