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Oct. 21: ‘Broadway: Close To You’ pairs show tunes, Carpenters music at JLC

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Oct 01, 2018

A double bill of Broadway musical fare and classic pop music of the ‘70s group the Carpenters is on tap in ‘Broadway: Close To You’ on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center of the Performing Arts. The venue is located on the college’s Grayslake Campus.

In this eclectic double bill, Photo of O Sole TrioO Sole Trio—an exhilarating classical crossover ensemble— performs “Bravissimo Broadway,” featuring their own unique arrangements of show tunes from beloved musicals. In the second half of the evening, Lisa Rock and her six-piece band perform “Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters,” recreating the catchy pop music with spot-on renditions of their classic songs.

Photo: O Sole Trio, a classical crossover ensemble, performs “Bravissimo Broadway”  Oct. 21. The double bill includes Lisa Rock and her six-piece band performing “Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters.”

For more information on O Sole Trio, visit For details on “Broadway: Close to You,” visit

Tickets: $35/$30 for adults; $34/$29 for seniors, CLC staff and alumni; $15 for CLC students and teens; $10 for children. Prices do not include an additional $2 per ticket facility fee. The JLC Box Office is located on the Grayslake Campus, Room P112, and is open Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. To purchase tickets online, visit

The remainder of the 2018-19 JLC Professional Series includes the following events:

  • Kealoha: Thursday, Oct. 25
  • An Evening of Magic & Illusion with Kevin Spencer: Friday, Dec. 7
  • Masters of Soul Holiday Show: Sunday, Dec. 16
  • A Rock ‘n Roll Tribute from Elvis to The Beatles featuring The Neverly Brothers: Saturday, Jan. 12
  • Elisa Monte Dance Does Brubeck: Saturday, Feb. 16
  • Golden Dragon Acrobats: Saturday, March 2
  • Artrageous: Tuesday, March 26
  • 80s Night Out: Saturday, March 30
  • Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure: Sunday, April 7
  • Jack Wright’s Songs and Stories of Neil Diamond: A Contemporary Tribute: Saturday, May 4

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