When you travel to Chicago for a show you expect great entertainment. When you don't have to travel to Chicago for that entertainment it is a wonderful evening. Dine first at one of the satisfying downtown Crystal Lake Restaurants and then enjoy a show at Raue Center. Local, Regional and National Acts almost every weekend. Up close and personal with the artists. This theater makes a point of meet and greets available to the average ticket buyer not just a VIP. We have seen great musical productions from their own in house Williams Street Rep Company and the National Piano Conference is an annual extravaganza of piano entertainment. We are constantly amazed at the level of entertainment and being able to take in shows that usually you only find in the city. Go to one show and you come back for more. The theater is a gem and the building beautiful. The Stars in the ceiling will take your breath away....We highly recommend visiting and ask for a theater tour while you are there. They love to show off the building to everyone. They have something to be proud of.