Mark your calendar! “ICC Presents: Jim Maloof’s Legacy of Love for the Arts in Central Illinois” is Friday, April 11
The ICC Readers’ Theatre cast, along with the Peoria Ballet, ICC Vocal Jazz, PICK Percussions, Peoria Players Theatre, and the family of former Peoria mayor, Jim Maloof, will join forces to showcase their talents and raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Friday, April 11, from 6:30-9:30 pm at Riverside Community Church, located at 207 NE Monroe, in Peoria. This one-night only event, “ICC Presents: Jim Maloof’s Legacy of Love for the Arts in Central Illinois,” is a family-friendly entertainment extravaganza designed to promote the performing arts in central Illinois and highlight former Mayor Maloof’s signature accomplishment — the Peoria Affiliate of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Admission is free, although ICC students—both past and present—will assist in collecting a free-will offering from audience members to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Peoria. Audience members can also enjoy a cookie and punch reception during intermission this year, sponsored by ICC Readers’ Theatre.
The evening’s itinerary includes professional dance sequences from ballet alumni as well as members of the youth ballet programs, an impressive knee-slapping performance by PICK Percussions, a musical selection from Peoria Players upcoming production of “Shrek: The Musical”, an inspiring ICC Readers’ Theatre patriotic show entitled, “Words of Freedom”, vocal harmonies of ICC Vocal Jazz and special performances by the Maloof Granddaughter Trio, Markie, Michy and Katie Maloof. The evening is sure to entertain audiences of all ages and will highlight Maloof’s involvement in both the arts and in the founding of St. Jude in the Peoria area. Former Mayor Jim Maloof passed away January 19, 2013.
Special guests include Julie Locke, of the Dax Locke Foundation, ICC President Dr. John Erwin and numerous other supporters of the local performing arts and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
For more information on the event, please contact Brent Goken,Ext. 5107, or [email protected]. Visit the celebration’s Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/253864251455099/