Mr. Benny

Opens January 29th!

A one-man show about Jack Benny’s family life, his roots in show business: his days in vaudeville, then radio, some movies, and finally, the ultimate challenge, television. Tickets on sale now! Click here!


Tickets for 2014-2015 Performances

Tickets are available at the door, or you can guarantee a seat by pre-purchasing your ticket. Group rates (10 or more, pre-paid) are available. Click the links below or call Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006.

If you wish to change the performance you wish to attend or run into any problem with your tickets, CALL Brown Paper Tickets. They are absolutely fabulous at any and all troubleshooting and they have operators avaialble around the clock.

Mr. Benny
by Mark Humphrey
starring Tim Newell
January 29 - February 15, 2015
For tickets, click here.

Constant State of Panic
by Patrick Gabridge
directed by Richard Shavzin
April 17 - May 10, 2015
For tickets, click here.

Clockwise People

Board of Directors

Diane Hitzeman
Patrick Kerr
Margaret Mullen
Karen Nystrom
Jamie O'Meara
John W. Quinn, Esq.
Melanie Rummel
Madelyn Sergel
Diana Serna
Jane D. Waller


Christopher Davis, Artistic Associate
Cassandra Ellwing, Company Stage Manager & Artistic Associate
Amariah Henderson, Artistic Associate
Patrick Kerr, Managing Director
Brad Paschall, Artistic Associate
Jeri Tocco, Artistic Associate
Madelyn Sergel, Artistic Director
Norma Serna, Artistic Associate
Kylie Welker, Artistic Associate

Artistic Advisory Board

Rebecca Adler
David Alex
Claudia Allen
Judy Blue
Helen Caro
Michael Fosberg
Katie Jones
Nancy Lollar
Alexandra Main
Doug McDade
Wayne Mell
Sean Parks
Tori Sergel
Richard Shavzin
Gretchen Sonstroem
Maggie Speer
Lourdes Vazquez 


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Who is Clockwise?

Led by Artistic Director Madelyn Sergel (playwright and producer) and Managing Director Patrick Kerr (actor), Clockwise Theatre is a professional Non-Equity not-for-profit theatre company committed to producing work by Midwestern, women and multi-cultural playwrights. Clockwise is located at 221 North Genesee Street in downtown Waukegan, right next to the historic Genesee Theatre.

Clockwise Mission

Clockwise Theatre is a not-for-profit theatre company committed to produce timely, smart, professional theatre; provide satisfying theatrical and cultural experiences for audiences; and offer rewarding creative opportunities for artists. Clockwise embraces plays which are adventurous and explore a diversity of experience and culture.  Works written by women, multicultural playwrights, and artists from the Midwest are our primary focus.

Clockwise and Waukegan

A vibrant diverse community, Waukegan is populated with marvelous historic buildings, storefront theatres and a world class professional production house, art galleries, locally owned restaurants, shops and boutiques, affordable neighborhood living, a lush, active harbor, bustling community college, a nationally recognized public library, all of this married with a location that puts artists in arm's reach of the huge Lake County audience as well as the urban centers of Chicago and Milwaukee.

The potential to redefine Waukegan by creating an urban, funky, creative vibe similar to SoHo in the 50s and 60s but through the lens of the 21st century has attracted Lake County professionals and artists to the Clockwise board of directors, as well as artists from both Lake County and the larger Chicago metro area to its artistic advisory board. A perfect storm of events is coming together, including soaring gas prices, a changing economy, and the urgency to create a greener world, to make this the time to seize the day, casting Waukegan and Lake County as a new cultural hub of the entire region. Clockwise Theatre hopes to play a vital role in this renaissance.

Clockwise Goals

  • To foster an exciting, positive and productive artistic workplace
  • To create opportunities for local and area artists to hone their craft
  • To create and promote a theatrical experience which reaches all members of the community
  • To provide young people appropriate entertainment, work experience, leadership development and mentoring
  • To help revitalize the economically-challenged community of Waukegan by creating a highly-visible organization to attract audiences into the downtown area
  • To provide innovative and affordable programming that reaches the non-traditional theatre-goers


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The Clockwise Theatre Company is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.