More acts, more renovations completed at the Orpheum Theatre

In the past four years, the Orpheum Theatre in Galesburg has quadrupled the amount of shows and events held in the historic theater – and as we enter the first full week of February, there isn’t any signs of slowing down. Tuesday, February 6th the United States Air Force Band: Shades of Blue will be taking the stage at the Orpheum. The Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble is a group of 18 enlisted professional musicians with a sound that ranges from modern jazz to traditional big band jazz. Many of the members are gifted composers and arrangers. Kevin Maynard, Executive Director of the Orpheum says Tuesday night’s show is free – doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm. “This is why they are in the Air Force – to be musicians, to play music, and to tour,” Maynard said. “Their jazz band is excellent. They’ll do about a 90 minute show and free admission. They always to a tribute to the troops and all the branches. It’s a really high-quality production.” On Thursday, February 8th the Orpheum will re-show the documentary “All the Queen’s Horses” after the theater sold-out it’s first showing a week ago. Tickets are $5.00, the movie begins at 7:00 pm. Later this month, the Orpheum is offering up a Valentine’s Day date idea with a showing of “Sleepless in Seattle.” The date night movie will begin at 7:00 pm on the 14th with tickets at $5.00.  Maynard tells WGIL the theater is close to completing its renovations goal for the year. “Really, by “Sleepless in Seattle” – all new carpet throughout the entire theater, and new flooring in the restrooms. Then in the next few months, we’ll be doing some cleaning and repairs to the front of the theater. We’ll have completed all the goals that we set out for maintaining the beautiful building. So it’s really, really exciting.” For more upcoming events, visit the Galesburg Orpheum Theatre’s website.