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Rialto Adds New Shows to Spring Lineup

Tickets go on sale Dec. 7 for seven new events, including two children's shows and a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, complete with tailgating party.

Several new shows have been added to the 2013 spring season at the Rialto Square Theatre, tickets for which go on sale at 9 a.m. Dec. 7.

They include:

Parrots of the Caribbean-Jimmy Buffett Tribute, 7 p.m. Feb. 23. Tickets: $60, $50 (includes concert ticket, tailgate party, drinks throughout the evening and light appetizers. Doors open at 5 p.m. for "Tailgate Party." Prizes awarded for The Most Interesting Man look-a-like and the best dressed Parrothead for male and female.

Women of Ireland, 7:30 p.m. March 7. Tickets: $55, $48, $38, $28, $20. Live Irish and Celtic music, a troupe of world champion dancers and female performers.

Scooby Doo-Live Musical Mysteries, 2 and 5 p.m. March 10. Tickets: $78 (VIP seat, pre-show party, goodie bag), $53 (premium seat, goodie bag), $30, $25, $16. Live shw with music, aimed at a younger audience.

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy! 8 p.m. April 13. Tickets: $50, $45, $40. Steve Solomon's award-winning show, which was one of the longest-running one-man shows in Broadway history.

Chef Robert Irvine-Live, 5:30 and 8 pm. April 20. Tickets: $153 for 5:30 p.m. show, which includes VIP cooking seminar with Irvine as he answers questions, recounts his experiences and demonstrates and serves a signature dish; $59, $49, $39, $29 for 8 p.m. show, described as a "high-energy, multimedia and multi-sensory theatrical experience ... (in which) TV show Dinner: Impossible come to life right before your eyes."        

Organ Extravaganza XVII–Music of Your Life, 7 p.m. April 27. Tickets: $30. Songs from the '50s, '60s and '70s featured.

Elmo Makes Music, 7 p.m. May 14, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 15. Tickets: $55 (includes a VIP seat and pre-show photo opportunity with two characters from the show; available only through Ticketmaster), $30, $20; $16, $13                

Tickets may be purchased at the Rialto Box office, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet; by calling 815-726-6600 or 800-982-2787; online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.rialtosquare.com, or at Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets upgraded to "Suite Life" include unlimited drinks, light hors d'oeuvres and private restrooms. Call 815-726-6600.

To see the schedule of previously announced Rialto shows for which tickets are already on sale, go to www.rialtosquare.com.

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