Freedom Hall 2018-2019 Season

Freedom Hall in Park Forest kicks off the 2018-2019 season on October 9, with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been touring around the world since 1956 and is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time.

2018-2019 Season at Freedom HallHollywood Swinging: A Tribute to Kool & The Gang will perform on October 20, to kick off our main series. Hollywood Swinging is the ultimate tribute to the Kool & The Gang! They will bring the party hits of Kool & The Gang from the 70’s thru the 80’s, combining the excitement of a live show with a super-charged dance party to remember!

The showstopper Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland will be on November 13. The award-winning dynamo Angela Ingersoll celebrates American icon Judy Garland, as seen on her current PBS television special. She superbly captures Garland’s emotional and vocal power, and crafts passionate stories with a naturally winning humor. Broadway World raves, “Ingersoll is transcendent… singing classic after classic to flawless perfection.” Songs include “Over the Rainbow,” “Come Rain Or Come Shine,” and “The Man That Got Away.”

Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues with Lynne Jordan and Sam Lay will play on November 16. Corky Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the world’s great blues harmonica masters. He is a composer, blues pianist, singer/songwriter, and recipient of the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. Along with the members of the ensemble and the illustrious guest collaborators Chamber Blues continues to break new ground in its 30th year of innovation.

A Freedom Hall favorite, Masters of Soul will get their groove on November 30. An encore performance for Masters of Soul with a holiday twist! Masters Of Soul is a celebration of the Motown era featuring hits from the Temptations – Gladys Knight & the Pips – Marvin Gaye – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – Four Tops – Diana Ross & Supremes and many more!

The Johnny Rogers Show: Deck the Halls with Buddy Holly is our holiday show on December 4. The Johnny Rogers Show pays tribute to such artist as Buddy Holly, Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, and many more while celebrating the holiday season. He was voted best of show two years in a row in Branson Missouri and was inducted into the Iowa Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame.

Broadway’s Next H!T Musical will be on February 12. The New York Times calls Broadway’s Next Hit Musical “Hilarious!” Time Out NY says “At last! A musical of, for, and by the people.” Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous show of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full-blown improvised musical! Don’t miss the next great American musical – it could be written in your town!

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón will perform on February 15. Raul has earned renown as one of music’s most distinctive and searching voices. His guitar playing is a syncopated, flamenco- and jazz-infused wonder in which bass, harmony and melodic lines fly from the fretboard in a way that seems to belie the fact that all the music is being produced by just two hands.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Switchback – Traveling Down an Irish Road will perform on March 5. Switchback draws on traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs that reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots. Playing an exciting mix of mandolin, guitar, and bass, their harmonies have won them comparisons to famous duos, such as the Louvin Brothers, Everly Brothers, & Simon and Garfunkel. So relax and let their music take you Travelin’ Down an Irish Road.

Ruthie Foster will rock the house on March 8. Those who have followed Ruthie Foster’s eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk, and gospel. Her uniqueness echoes a common theme in Ruthie’s life and career – marching to the beat of her own drum.

Higher and Higher: A Rock N’ Soul Shindig! starring Chester Gregory will be on April 9. Broadway showstopper Chester Gregory (Motown: The Musical, Hairspray, Sister Act, Dreamgirls) has all the right moves, singing solid gold hits from the Motown era including “My Girl,” “Higher and Higher,” and “Heard It Through The Grapevine.”

Our final performance of the season will be Lean on Me: The Brotherhood of Rock and Roll on April 12. PBS stars and former Jersey Boys castmates Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones unite for an uplifting evening of inspirational rock anthems including “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” by The Righteous Brothers, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” by Frankie Valli, “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor, and “America the Beautiful” by Ray Charles.

We hope you will join us for a show or two, or three. Freedom Hall is a premier Chicago suburbs theatre and concert venue. Our 2018-2019 season is packed with award-winning artists in both the main series and matinee series. Call our box office today at 708.747.0580.

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