The I&M Canal Celebrating 175 Years!

Wayne Newton

102 N. Chicago St Joliet, IL 60432

Dates: Dec. 14, 2023
Times: 7:30pm
Location: Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St, Joliet, IL 60432

Recognized and revered around the world, entertainment superstar Wayne Newton is known for his iconic signature song, Danke Schoen in addition to countless other top hit singles including, Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast, Red Roses for a Blue Lady, At This Moment, The Letter, Summer Wind and Years.

Newton has recorded and released, to date, an astounding 165 albums in his career. In a volatile, unforgiving industry where careers and successes can appear and disappear like vapors, Wayne Newton resides atop the Mount Rushmore of Entertainers etched in music history.

Wayne Newton, who made his historic and triumphal return to the landmark Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, has performed live in front of more than 40 million people during a record-setting run of 25,000-plus shows in Las Vegas, alone.

This remarkably gifted artist, who can perform 13 different musical instruments on stage, has done so throughout his career without ever being able to read a single note of music. Wayne's rare and unique abilities only further epitomizes the wealth of talent, glamour and unquenchable energy that is–Las Vegas.

In addition to his live prowess on stage, Newton has long since established himself as an accomplished and sought after actor–both on television and the silver screen–having appeared in such memorable movies as Vegas Vacation and the classic James Bond thriller, License to Kill.

Born in rural Virginia, Wayne knew early on, at age four, that he was born to entertain. He had his first radio show at the age of six years old and then at the ripe old age of nine, he landed his first television show in Phoenix, Arizona–where his family had moved due to Wayne's childhood asthma affliction. Not to be detoured, the now 15-year-old professional entertainer soon found himself performing six shows a night/six nights a week on stage at the Fremont Hotel in Las Vegas. Young Wayne Newton was not legally old enough to be a customer at the casino/resort, but the now seasoned performer was certainly talented enough to be entertaining nightly in the city known as the epicenter of the entertainment world.

Blessed with an exceptional work ethic as well as the energy and heart to give 100% to each and every performance, Newton also displayed an innate gift and ability to connect with his audience each and every night–adeptly tailoring and crafting each show to the needs and moods of each individual audience. Wayne knew and loved his audiences and they responded in kind each night throughout the years.

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