Congrats to Richard Jenkins on Emmy Nomination!

67th Emmy Award Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie – 2015 Richard Jenkins, as Henry Kitteridge Olive Kitteridge HBO HBO Miniseries in association with Playtone Richard Jenkins was born in DeKalb, IL in 1947 and graduated from DeKalb High School.  He has been married to Sharon R. Friedrick since August 23, 1969. They have two …

DeKalb Public Library Awarded Big Read Grant

The DeKalb Public Library is the proud recipient of The Big Read grant in the amount of $15,000. The Library, one of three organizations nation-wide, has received this national grant for nine consecutive years. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing …

Joe Coots currently performing in Kinky Boots in Chicago

Joe Coots is a sports player turned actor with ties to DeKalb.  He worked at NIU in athletics and has graced the stage of the historic Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb.  He is currently in the National Tour of KINKY BOOTS.  The show is currently playing in Chicago July 7-26, 2015. Interview with Joe Coots Posted: September 15, 2014 Source: http://theplaybillcollector.com/ The …

Egyptian Theatre 2014-2015 Season Wraps Up

The 2014-2015 Season was another exciting year at the Egyptian Theatre.  We would like to thank all of the patrons who attended events in the past year. 135 events 31 different groups and organizations utilized the Theatre 30,000+ patrons attended events Tickets purchased by patrons from 28 different states and 32 different counties in Illinois A huge amount of gratitude …