ICC Readers’ Theatre Teams Up with Area Performing Arts Organizations, Northwoods Community Church to Honor Jim Maloof’s Legacy to the Arts, Raise Funds for St. Jude

The Illinois Central College Readers’ Theatre cast, along with the Peoria Ballet, ICC Vocal Jazz, Pulse of Peoria Drumline, the family of former Peoria Mayor, Jim Maloof, and others will join forces to showcase their talents and raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Thursday, April 16, from 6:30-9:30 pm, at Northwoods Community Church, 10700 N. Allen Road, Peoria (at the corner of Allen Road and Wilhelm). 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 sponsored by the ICC Alumni Association. It is 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.

Community members are invited to attend this special event. Admission is free, although ICC students—both past and present—will assist during intermission in collecting from audience members donations to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Peoria.

The evening’s itinerary includes professional dance sequences from Ballet alumni as well as current members of the ballet programs, an impressive knee-slapping performance by Pulse of Peoria Drumline, an inspiring ICC Readers’ Theatre show centering on random acts of kindness entitled, “We Will, We Will R.A.K. You:  Rockin’ This World With Random Acts of Kindness!”, 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 on January 19, 2013.

Special guests include 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, director of the ICC Readers’ Theatre, at (309) 694-5107, or [email protected]. Visit the celebration’s Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1534733220144171/?ref=br_tf.

 

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