The Illinois Central College Readers’ Theatre cast, along with six other local performing arts groups, 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 Monday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m., at the ICC Performing Arts Center on the East Peoria Campus.
This one-night only event, “ICC Presents: Jim Maloof’s Legacy of Love for the Arts in Central Illinois,” is a family-friendly performing arts showcase 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. The event will also serve as the kick off to ICC Arts Week, a week-long celebration which is open to the public and features a wide array of performing and visual arts displays and activities. Information on this and other Arts Week events will be available at ArtsAtICC.com/ArtsWeek
The event is free and open to the public, although tickets will be required for admission. Tickets are limited to the first 500 people and may be reserved online at ArtsAtICC.com or by calling the ICC Box Office at (309) 694-5136. Limited accessible seating is available and may be reserved by calling the Box Office in advance.
The evening’s itinerary will include professional dance sequences, ICC Readers’ Theatre, Vocal Jazz, and a number of other local performing arts groups affiliated with Mayor Maloof’s legacy. 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 Interim President Bruce Budde, representatives from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and leaders of the performing and visual arts.
For more information on the event, please contact Brent Goken, Director of the ICC Readers’ Theatre, at (309) 694-5107, or [email protected]. The event is also on Facebook.
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