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“great place to see a show”
Review of Genesee Theatre

Genesee Theatre
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Waukegan
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The historic Genesee Theatre is a 2,400 seat entertainment venue located in Waukegan, Illinois. Located along the northern shore of Lake Michigan between Chicago and Milwaukee, the Genesee Theatre is a hub of activity for Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Hosting a variety of music, comedy, and dance, the Genesee marks Waukegan as a destination for high-quality entertainment once reserved for major cities. The Genesee was built in 1927 as a vaudeville stage and movie palace before being restored in 2004 to its modern glory as a live entertainment venue boasting one of the largest stages in the Midwest, an acoustically dynamic auditorium, and a beautifully restored grand lobby for intimate and elegant events.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have been there 4-5 times for concerts, plays and other shows. They have done an excellent job of renovating the place and the accoustics are terrific. I have not had a bad seat or any issues ever.

There is parking only a block or so away--not cheap, but secure and the garage keeps you out of the cool Lake Michigan wind.

Thank orracle
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Larry F, Manager at Genesee Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2012

Thanks for the glowing review.

Please be sure to tell your friends about your visit and we hope to see you at another show.

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Awesome show in a wonderful venue. Nice old style theater with very good, comfortable seating. Ushers were very helpful.

Thank loreli
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Larry F, Manager at Genesee Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2012

Thanks for the compliment.

We take great pride to train our staff to be helpful. Hope to see you at a future show.

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

They have really turned this place around. What a beautiful piece of history. In the downtown district of Waukegan. Some great headliners are playing here and close to home which makes it all worth the while.

Thank Laurie A
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Larry F, Manager at Genesee Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2012

Thanks for the comment.

Be sure to tell your friends about this little gem right in there backyard.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

We like to see comedy shows here. All seats are good seats and the theater itself is a marvelous sight to see.

Thank KimberlyB772
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Larry F, Manager at Genesee Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2012

Thanks for comment.

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

This beautiful theatre will transport you back in time weather your young or old. We attended a show featuring several classic rock musicians and our 15 year old daughter enjoyed the show as much as we did. I highly suggest taking in a show or two just for the experience.

Thank blonblu1
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Larry F, Manager at Genesee Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2012

Thank you for the wonderful comments. It is so great to hear from our guests.

Hope to see you at a future event.

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