Best bets: JoJo Siwa plays Rosemont; Frankie Avalon returns to Arcada

  • Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa brings "D.R.E.A.M. The Tour" to the Rosemont Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 29.

    Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa brings "D.R.E.A.M. The Tour" to the Rosemont Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 29. Associated Press, 2018

 
 
Posted8/25/2019 7:00 AM

Soul singer

Broadway veteran Chester Gregory ("Motown: The Musical," "Sister Act") performs his solo show, "Higher and Higher: A Feel-Good Rock 'n Soul Shindig," as part of the Artists Lounge Live series at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. $50.75. (847) 634-0200 or marriotttheatre.com or artistsloungelive.com. 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Broadway veteran Chester Gregory performs "Higher and Higher: A Rock 'n Soul Shindig!" at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire on Sunday, Aug. 25.
Broadway veteran Chester Gregory performs "Higher and Higher: A Rock 'n Soul Shindig!" at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire on Sunday, Aug. 25. - Courtesy of Artists Lounge Live
Beach idol

If you have fond memories of films such as "Beach Blanket Bingo" or "Grease," then don't miss actor and singer Frankie Avalon in concert at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $49-$89. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25

Frankie Avalon returns to perform at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles on Sunday, Aug. 25.
Frankie Avalon returns to perform at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles on Sunday, Aug. 25. - Associate Press, 2017
Voltaire via Bernstein

The classical ensemble The Knights brings its acclaimed interpretation of Leonard Bernstein's comic operetta "Candide" to the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $25-$90 pavilion seating; $10 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28

Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa brings "D.R.E.A.M. The Tour" to the Rosemont Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa brings "D.R.E.A.M. The Tour" to the Rosemont Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 29. - Associated Press, 2018
Peppy pop

Kids who love Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa can catch her live when she brings "D.R.E.A.M. The Tour" to the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 River Road, Rosemont. $37.50-$175. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29

Hart's posse

Comedian Kevin Hart's friends and fellow comedians known as The Plastic Cup Boyz (Joey Wells, Na'im Lynn and Will "Spank" Horton) perform a series of standup sets starting Thursday at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $22 plus a two-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or chicago.improv.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29; 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31; and 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1

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