Those familiar with downtown Crystal Lake have no doubt witnessed a show or two at the Raue Center of the Arts. This historic theater plays host to rock bands, blues artists, gospel singers and big name comics. But this local gem’s true value is perhaps found in the voice it gives to independent artists, up-and-coming writers, and new talent.
Whether it’s via the William Street Repertory Theatre’s drama and comedy programs, open mic opportunities in the café, or author nights and discussions, Raue Center has established itself as a haven for creative souls, and a resource to anyone in the Fox River Valley seeking inspiration as well as entertainment.
This season, a variety of such opportunities fill the Raue calendar. Here are just a few: