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Corn Stock Theatre is excited to announce a special Fundraiser Production celebrating Peoria’s colorful past: Corn Stock’s Vaudeville and Whiskey Revue!

Written and Directed by local theatre veterans Barbara Couri and Bob Parkhurst, performance dates are March 22, 23 and 24 at 7:30 pm at the Corn Stock Theatre Center, located at 1700 N Park Road, Peoria, IL. 61604. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

Proceeds benefit Corn Stock for Kids, and CST’s other volunteer-based artistic programs.

Tickets are $30/Adult, $22/Student (thru High School with student ID). Tickets are available online at cornstocktheatre.com, at the door, or by calling 309-676-2196. Limited run and only 175 tickets available for each performance. Please purchase early to guarantee availability.

Ticket price includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and full-length vaudeville show. Enjoy whiskey tastings as well as beer and wine at the Sky Harbor cash only bar.

The cast includes local favorites Lana Warner, Tamra and Dan Challacombe, Cheri Beever, Erica Franken, Doug Orear, Carol Rapp, Roger Roemer, Deric Kimler, Sarah Mayo, Aaron Elwell, David Brown, and more. Live music is provided by Tony Roberts and the Whiskey Barrel Band.

In the tradition of Corn Stock’s smash hit Right Here in River City, Corn Stock’s Vaudeville and Whiskey Revue transports audiences back 100 year to a bustling, bawdy, and growing town. Distilleries, breweries, and industry flourished – and Peoria’s heartbeat was Vaudeville. The revue includes songs and music made famous by:

  • Irving Berlin, Eddie Cantor, Eva Tanguay, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, George M. Cohan, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Scott Joplin, Al Jolson, Irene Franklin, Will Rogers, Bert Williams, The Ziegfeld Follies Showgirls, barbershop favorites, and more…
  • Most of the featured vaudeville acts actually played at one or more of Peoria’s thirteen historic music halls such as the Majestic, the Orpheum, the Hippodrome, Weast’s, or the Palace.

For more information, call 309-676-2196 or visit cornstocktheatre.com

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