Flooding forces cancellations at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire
With the evacuation of The Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort because of flooding, the Marriott Theatre has canceled performances of "The Bridges of Madison County" through Friday.
The status of future performances of the musical, scheduled to run through Aug. 13, has not yet been determined.
"Over the last 24 hours, our area -- and crucially, areas and counties north of the resort -- have experienced an unprecedented level of rainfall," the theater announced on its Facebook page. "As a result, many areas of the rivers in the Lake County area have breached their banks and flooded the surrounding areas resulting in evacuation orders being issued. The Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort and Marriott Theatre have been impacted by this flooding.
"With floodwaters projected to rise over the next 24 hours and out of an abundance of caution to protect your safety, we are cooperating with the local authorities and evacuating the hotel and the Marriott Theatre. This pro-active evacuation of the resort has been requested by the Village of Lincolnshire after it was determined that emergency response to the resort will be impeded by the floodwaters."
People with tickets to this week's performances are encouraged to call the box office at (847) 634-0200.
Pictures posted on social media showed a theater at the College of Lake County flooded inside, as high as the stage.