26 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014


Raue Center believes a passion for performing arts begins at an early age. Our fine arts education program, Mission Imagination, offers fine arts programming year-round for students in McHenry County. Raue Center’s Mission Imagination has served over 400,000 students to date. 

Past programs include live music & theatrical performances including Wings of Courage, The Jungle Book, Curious George, and The Rainbow Fish, and many more.  This program has served over 400,000 students to date.

Reserve a School Show Today! For more information, call our Box Office at 815.356.9212.

2023-24 School Show Season!

All tickets are only $8*

February 8, 2024 | K-5

April 17, 2024 | Grades 1 – 5

April 19, 2024 | Grades 1 – 8

May 2, 2024 | Grades K – 5

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.