Artists’ Ensemble presents On with the Show fund-raiser Feb. 5

Rod MacDonald will be one of the performers at the Feb. 5 On with the Show fund-raiser. Photo provided

From press release

Great show tunes that celebrate the theater are the highlight of On with the Show, this year’s Arty-Joke fund-raiser for Artists’ Ensemble (AE) Theater. This one-night-only performance is at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5, at Rockford College. Tickets are $30. All proceeds benefit AE, the region’s only resident Equity professional theater.

Musical guests include Jodi Beach, Patte Armato-Lund, Dennis Johnson, Scott Chachula, Kyle Adams, Tim Anderson and Paul Steffan performing showstoppers from A Chorus Line, Into the Woods, Wicked, The Music Man and Annie Get Your Gun.

AE regulars will perform teaser scenes from upcoming shows, from both this season and the next.

Performers include Rod MacDonald, Steve Vrtol, Linda Abronski, Jan Bacino, Richard Raether, David Causey, Jenniel Wright, Carolyn Cadigan, Erin Spears, Katie Maringer, David Gingerich and more.

“We’re throwing an on-stage party that brings together outstanding local talent celebrating the songs and stories of the theater. It’s going to be spectacular,” said AE Artistic Director Richard Raether.

A silent auction will begin at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Maddox Theatre. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the AE box office at (815) 904-2277.

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