Please Note: This event is now SOLD OUT!
The Dick Van Dyke Foundation and The Walt Disney Birthplace proudly present Dick Van Dyke in person at the historic Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove for one night only!
It will be an incredible night celebrating Dick Van Dyke’s life as an actor, comedian, singer, dancer, writer and producer!
Dick will speak about his multi-faceted career in entertainment, followed by a live performance of Dick Van Dyke and The Vantastix!
Purchase the Sponsor Package and get a meet and greet with Dick Van Dyke, front-row seating, Vantastics CD, a special signed keepsake, signed copy of Dick's book, and listing in the program as an event sponsor! Support two great charities and enjoy a special evening you'll never forget!
All proceeds will benefit the launch of the Dick Van Dyke Foundation for the Performing Arts AND the Center for Early Childhood Creativity and Innovation at the Walt Disney Birthplace (a registered 501c3 non-profit).
The magic begins at 5:00 PM in one of America’s last true movie palaces: Chicago’s Tivoli Theatre, featuring a working Wurlitzer pipe organ (which will play from 4pm until 5pm as the theater is filling)! Dick will speak and answer questions about his AMAZING career.
And then the stage will come alive with a special LIVE performance by Dick Van Dyke and The Vantastix!
All tickets with a purchase price of $55.00 or higher also receive a FREE copy of The Vantastix Starring Dick Van Dyke CD!
You can also purchase a VIP Package that includes front-row seating at the event, a special collectible keepsake and a photo op with Dick!
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and be uplifted by one of the greatest singer/dancer/actors in American history!
Optional signed copies of Keep Moving!, Dick's latest book, and Dick's CD with his acapella group, the Vantastics are available at a deep discount when purchased in advance. Additional copies may be available on the day of the event at a higher price, so reserve yours today!
Please note that this event takes place on the last evening of Downers Grove's Rotary GroveFest
Downers Grove celebrates its four-day Rotary GroveFest over this same weekend, so we strongly recommend arriving early and enjoying the live entertainment, carnival midway, "Festival of Cars" and more! This will allow you plenty of time to find parking in the area. For more information about Rotary GroveFest, please click here to visit their website.
About the Dick Van Dyke Foundation For The Performing Arts
Without inspiration there is little hope for creativity. The Dick Van Dyke Foundation seeks to enable opportunities for young singers, dancers and actors to pursue their craft and make the world a more creative and happy place. Through the example of Dick Van Dyke and the wonderful performers he has worked with during his amazing career, the next generation will be encouraged, instructed and empowered to make their mark on the American stage and screens.
About The Walt Disney Birthplace
The Center for Early Childhood Creativity (CECCI) at the Walt Disney Birthplace is a nationally recognized 501c3 organization which empowers young children and their families to create and innovate. The organization is also restoring Chicago's historic Walt Disney Birthplace back to its 1893 glory to be a source of inspiration for the next generation of dreamers and doers.
About The Tivoli Theatre
The Tivoli Theatre opened on Christmas Day in 1928, the second theater in America to debut with newfangled “talkies.” Local papers called it the “Wonder Theatre of suburban Chicago.” It is one of the rare classic movie houses that remains a single-screen location, with 1,012 seats. This architectural jewel, lovingly renovated over the decades, also boasts a Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ, which will be used during the Dick Van Dyke event!