Arts & Entertainment
Betsy Baker, Lance Retallick and Erin Philpott perform in Artists’ Ensemble’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Dec. 15-17 at Rockford University’s Cheek Theater, in Rockford.
4 Holiday-Inspired Shows to Enjoy This Season

For loved ones who prefer “experiences” over “gifts,” why not consider gifting them tickets to a holiday-themed show? Here are some of the best plays, musicals and concerts happening in our area this holiday season.

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Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.

The Rockford Symphony Orchestra is soaring to new realms for its 2017/2018 season.
Surprises Await in Rockford Symphony Orchestra’s New Season

An exciting, yet challenging lineup is in store for Rockford Symphony Orchestra’s 2017/2018 season. Mark your calendar now and take a peek at what’s to come.

The lively and colorful Manhattan Transfer celebrates its 45th anniversary at Egyptian Theatre, in DeKalb, on Oct. 19.
Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.

David A. Gingerich and Dan Klarer in “Whistling in the Dark, a Sherlock Holmes Adventure.” (John Cobb photo)
Artists’ Ensemble Theater: Delivering the Unexpected for 14 Years

The Rockford region craves art that’s challenging and fresh. Enter Artists’ Ensemble, a professional theater company with a rich lineup for the 2017-18 season. Hear from some of the ensemble artists who have a passion for quality plays.