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Richmond Hill Players Concludes Its Season This Weekend With ‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told’

December 11th, 2021
Richmond Hill Barn Theatre is in Geneseo's Richmond Hill Park.

Richmond Hill Players concludes its 2021 season with the holiday comedy Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some), written by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carlton, and James FitzGerald.  It will be presented Thursdays through Sundays, through December 12 at the Barn Theatre in Geneseo. The show takes a little of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman,” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” mixes in “The Gift of the Magi,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” and “It’s A Wonderful Life,” then adds touches of “A Christmas Carol,” “The Nutcracker” and a... Read More

Geneseo’s Great Revivalist Brew Lab Begins Month-Long Ms. Pac Man Mania Marathon TODAY

December 1st, 2021
Geneseo's Great Revivalist Brew Lab Begins Month-Long Ms. Pac Man Mania Marathon TODAY

Great Revivalist Brew Lab, located in Geneseo, IL, announces the premiere of its month-long Ms. Pac Man Mania Marathon. Beginning December 1st and ending at 10:00p.m. CST on New Year’s Eve, players can compete with their family and friends (or complete strangers) for the highest score in Ms. Pac Man and a chance to win $500 cash. The month-long marathon will take place in The Outer Rim inside Great Revivalist Brew Lab, 1225 S Oakwood Ave. Geneseo 61254. The Outer Rim is a space age, inter-galactic themed gaming room featuring gaming machines, dart boards, a handcrafted chess set, a 9’, 3-piece... Read More

Richmond Hill Players Cover All The Holiday Classics in “Every Christmas Story Ever Told”

November 26th, 2021
Richmond Hill Players Cover All The Holiday Classics in “Every Christmas Story Ever Told”

Richmond Hill Players concludes its 2021 season with the holiday comedy Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some), written by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carlton, and James FitzGerald.  It will be presented Thursdays through Sundays, December 2-12 at the Barn Theatre in Geneseo. The show takes a little of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman,” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” mixes in “The Gift of the Magi,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” and “It’s A Wonderful Life,” then adds touches of “A... Read More

Richmond Hill in Geneseo Re-Opens Thursday After Over Year and a Half Intermission

August 3rd, 2021
Richmond Hill in Geneseo Re-Opens Thursday After Over Year and a Half Intermission

It’s been an especially long, hard road to reopening live theater for Geneseo’s Richmond Hill Players and company veteran Jennifer Kingry. She last directed at RHP for “The 39 Steps” in August 2019 and was in the midst of rehearsing the comedy “Becky’s New Car” in March 2020, when Covid-19 shut everything down. The Barn Theatre is finally opening their long-awaited 2021 season with John Patrick Shanley’s 2014 romantic comedy, “Outside Mullingar” – directed by Kingry – with performances Thursdays through Sundays, Aug. 5-15, in Richmond Hill Park, Geneseo, within a week of... Read More

Richmond Hill Holding Auditions TODAY For Upcoming Shows!

July 25th, 2021
Richmond Hill Barn Theatre is in Geneseo's Richmond Hill Park.

Richmond Hill Players will hold auditions for the last two shows of the 2021 season Sunday, July 25 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barn Theatre in Geneseo. The plays holding auditions are Clue: Onstage by Jonathan Lynn, directed by Dana Skiles, with the show running in mid-October; and Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton and James FitzGerald, directed by Mike Skiles, with the show running in early December. Roles are available for up to 9-11 males and 6-8 females, ages ranging from 20’s to 60’s. Both directors note that their shows are... Read More

Long-Planned Memorial Service for Geneseo’s John VanDeWoestyne to be July 31st

July 4th, 2021
A memorial service for "Vande" (who was involved in 100 Richmond Hill shows) will be held July 31 at Geneseo's Performing Arts Center.

I’ve heard it said That people come into our lives for a reason Bringing something we must learn And we are led To those who help us most to grow If we let them And we help them in return Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true But I know I’m who I am today Because I knew you (“For Good,” from “Wicked,” by Stephen Schwartz) The relentless, long Covid pandemic was difficult enough for most people to endure, but it hit Geneseo’s Judy VanDeWoestyne especially hard. She lost the love of her life – her 66-year-old husband John – early on, March 25, 2020. Her... Read More

Take A Walk To The Geneseo Christmas Walk

December 10th, 2020
Take A Walk To The Geneseo Christmas Walk

Geneseo’s Annual Christmas Walk is held every year on the second Saturday in December. The event kicks off with its popular Geneseo Jingle Run at 8:30 a.m. This 5K event includes a commemorative gift with pre-registration. Everyone will enjoy shopping all day throughout Geneseo, finding just the right gift for everyone on your list. Children’s activities fill the afternoon with special crafts, face painting, writing letters to Santa, and much more. Take a load off at one of our local restaurants or breweries. Join us at Central Theater for the traditional viewing of “White Christmas”. As... Read More

Geneseo’s Seth Ernst Soccer Slam Canceled, Will Return In 2022

November 17th, 2020
Geneseo's Seth Ernst Soccer Slam Canceled, Will Return In 2022

For 14 years, Geneseo’s Seth Ernst Soccer Slam has been an annual tradition of fun and competition for area kids loving the game of soccer. This year, for the first time since its inception, it won’t be held. Seth Ernst officials announced they’re canceling the event for 2021 due to covid, looking to start it up again in 2022. The following email was sent out to area soccer coaches and team officials: Greetings Fans of Seth Ernst Memorial Soccer Slam! Our Executive Committee met to determine whether our 15th annual Slam could take place, and it was decided that in the best interests... Read More

It’s Thyme For Geneseo’s Country Thyme Craft Show

November 14th, 2020
It's Thyme For Geneseo's Country Thyme Craft Show

Are you ready for a Country Thyme Craft Show? Join Antique Engine & Tractor Working Farm Show (13451 Illinois Highway 92 Geneseo) for a Country Thyme Craft Show this Saturday Nov 14 and Sunday Nov 15. This craft show will feature many local vendors and provide an opportunity for some holiday shopping! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/844319876309062/ for more information.  Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of November 8th: Heroes, Veterans, Holiday Shopping and MORE!

November 8th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of November 8th: Heroes, Veterans, Holiday Shopping and MORE!

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com! So... Read More