26 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014


At Raue Center, we believe that a passion for performing arts begins at an early age. That’s why we are committed to offering fine arts education programs through Mission Imagination at the theater and in schools for children in Crystal Lake.

Our young performers put on many popular, kid-friendly shows throughout each year—just a few examples include Wings of Courage, The Jungle Book, Curious George, and The Rainbow Fish. This program has served over 400,000 students to date.

For more information, call our Box Office at 815.356.9212. If you’d like to send us a request to see a show offered below, fill out the request form!

2021-22 School Show Season 

OCTOBER 14, 2021

NOVEMBER 8, 2021

DECEMBER 9, 2021

FEBRUARY 17, 2022

FEBRUARY 24, 2022

MARCH 18, 2022

APRIL 8, 2022

Terry Jacobsen – Education Consultant

Terry Jacobsen’s career in elementary teaching spans 35+ years. She began teaching in Crystal Lake School District 47 in 1990. Terry earned her master’s degree and library-media science certification from Illinois State University.

After retiring from education in 2019, Terry began a consulting position with Follett School Solutions in McHenry, IL to assist with classroom library curation. She is the creator of Teacher Librarian Connections, a blog about newly released children’s literature and recommended titles for young readers!

She and her husband have two grown sons and have lived in Crystal Lake for over 24 years.
Click here to read a letter from Terry Jacobsen and Raue Center.