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The James Lumber Center presents two family-friendly events in March

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Feb 17, 2022

Continuing its 25th Anniversary celebration, the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts (JLC) at College of Lake County (CLC) welcomes two engaging professional touring events to the Mainstage this March. 

The dynamic father-son piano duo Ryan & Ryan will perform their irresistibly engaging program entitled “Going Gershwin.” The evening will include their interpretations of songs celebrating one of America’s greatest composers, including “Rhapsody in Blue,” excerpts from “Porgy and Bess” and more. The show is Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12-$35. 

The Magic of Bill Blagg is an action-packed spectacular filled with magic and jaw-dropping illusions that will leave the audience in disbelief. Blagg’s show combines mind-blowing magical talents where he creates the impossible through incredible interactive magic. The show is Saturday, March 19 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12-$35. 

Individual and group tickets are available for both events. For more information, call the JLC Box Office at (847) 543-2300 or send an email requesting information to Print-at-home tickets are no longer available. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Visit the JLC website at for more information on the JLC’s spring events as well as seating charts depicting reduced seating.  

Masks are required for everyone at CLC and the JLC. Performers onstage will be unmasked. Audience and venue support (backstage and front of house) will remain masked inside. Seating in the Mainstage will have reduced capacity to accommodate social distancing. CLC has enhanced cleaning procedures in the theatre, restroom and common touchpoints. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the JLC lobby. 

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.