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James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts


The James Lumber Center's mission is to present diverse, high-quality, professional entertainment experiences that celebrate and showcase the power and value of the performing arts.

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19351 W. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL
(847) 543-2300

Box Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
12-5 p.m.


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JLC Seating Chart (Reduced Seating)


Fall 2021
Professional Touring Events

The Nutcracker

SOLD OUT

December 18, 2021, Saturday at 1 and 5 p.m.
Ruth Page’s The Nutcracker

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts 50th Anniversary Presentation

The quintessential and beloved holiday classic returns in this iconic production — perfect fare for the entire family. Escape to a land where a little girl heroine, her mysterious godfather, mice, toy soldiers and dancing snowflakes are brought to life in the beautiful Land of Snow and the magical Kingdom of the Sweets.

“Behind the Curtain” lecture with the creative team from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Free with ticket purchase. Reservations required. Limited seating. Call for details.


Ticket Prices

  • Adult - $25
  • Seniors 65+ - $22
  • CLC Alumni/Faculty/Staff - $20
  • CLC Students - $15
  • Children up to age 12 - $10

For tickets, call (847) 543-2300 or email us for more information: clcboxoffice@clcillinois.edu 


Spring 2022
Professional Touring Events

Elvis and The Beetles with The Neverly BrothersJanuary 22, 2022, Saturday at 8 p.m.
Elvis and the Beatles with The Neverly Brothers 

A tribute to one of the most exciting chapters in music history beginning with 1950s rock 'n’ roll, Rockabilly and Rhythm & Blues and ending with the 1964 British Invasion groups. Their infectious energy and electrifying performance includes chronological song section, rock history narratives and period perfect wardrobe changes. Enjoy their repertoire hits from Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and many more!


Ticket Prices

  • General/Adult - $35
  • Seniors 65+ - $30
  • CLC Alumni/Faculty/Staff - $25
  • Teens 13-17 - $20
    • (With General/Adult Ticket Purchase)
  • CLC Students - $15
  • Children up to age 12 - $12

For tickets, call (847) 543-2300 or email us for more information: clcboxoffice@clcillinois.edu 


Ryan and RyanMarch 2, 2022, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Ryan & Ryan

This dynamic father-son piano duo of Donald and Barron Ryan draws upon classic and contemporary music to create enthralling concert experiences. They continue to amaze and thrill audiences with their skill, expressiveness and love of making music. With their inventiveness, infectiousness and general joy of life, their irresistibly engaging performances are a proven hit with audiences of all generations.


Ticket Prices

  • General/Adult - $35
  • Seniors 65+ - $30
  • CLC Alumni/Faculty/Staff - $25
  • Teens 13-17 - $20
    • (With General/Adult Ticket Purchase)
  • CLC Students - $15
  • Children up to age 12 - $12

For tickets, call (847) 543-2300 or email us for more information: clcboxoffice@clcillinois.edu 


Bill BlaggMarch 19, 2022, Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Magic of Bill Blagg

This action-packed spectacular is filled with mind-blowing magic & jaw-dropping illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Over 90 minutes of incredible interactive magic! Experience the impossible!


Ticket Prices

  • General/Adult - $35
  • Seniors 65+ - $30
  • CLC Alumni/Faculty/Staff - $25
  • Teens 13-17 - $20
    • (With General/Adult Ticket Purchase)
  • CLC Students - $15
  • Children up to age 12 - $12

For tickets, call (847) 543-2300 or email us for more information: clcboxoffice@clcillinois.edu 


Hiplet BallerinasApril 24, 2022, Sunday at 4 p.m.
Hiplet Ballerinas

This spirited performance group, based out of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center, aims to make ballet accessible to all people. Their eclectic performances are set to popular music, incorporating the rhythms of African drums with Tchaikovsky, arabesques, beat-boxing and even Tango en pointe.


Ticket Prices

  • General/Adult - $35
  • Seniors 65+ - $30
  • CLC Alumni/Faculty/Staff - $25
  • Teens 13-17 - $20
    • (With General/Adult Ticket Purchase)
  • CLC Students - $15
  • Children up to age 12 - $12

For tickets, call (847) 543-2300 or email us for more information: clcboxoffice@clcillinois.edu 


Eileen IversMay 8, 2022, Sunday at 4 p.m. Special Mother's Day Show!
Eileen Ivers

Grammy-award winner Eileen Ivers has been hailed as one of the great innovators and pioneers in the Celtic and World music genres, whose work is so boldly imaginative and clearly virtuosic that it alters the medium. Her recording credits include over 80 contemporary and traditional albums and numerous movie scores. Eileen and her energetic, joyous, passionate band, continue to connect music, cultures, stories and emotions that tie us together.


Ticket Prices

  • General/Adult - $40
  • Seniors 65+ - $35
  • CLC Alumni/Faculty/Staff - $30
  • Teens 13-17 - $25
    • (With General/Adult Ticket Purchase)
  • CLC Students - $20
  • Children up to age 12 - $15

For tickets, call (847) 543-2300 or email us for more information: clcboxoffice@clcillinois.edu 


COVID-19 Update

The JLC is dedicated to public safety.

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