Power restored to Joliet’s Rialto, Kevin James show will go on Thursday

Power was restored to the Rialto Square Theatre late Wednesday night, said Wade Welsh, executive director of the Rialto.

A faulty sensor in the circuit breaker at the Joliet theater caused the power to intermittently come on and off, Welsh said on Wednesday. Consequently, the Rialto canceled its Tuesday and Wednesday shows.

But a new circuit breaker was ordered, and it arrived on Wednesday, Welsh said.

“We got it installed around midnight last night,” Welsh said. “So we are good to go for tonight’s Kevin James show.”

The Kevin James show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available. Purchase them at rialtosquare.com/event/kevin-james.

The Justin Willman: Magic For Humans In Person show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at the theater. Willman is an American magician, comedian and television personality.

Welsh said installation began at 10 p.m. on Wednesday and was completed two hours later, half of the estimated time.

Several apartments and Cut 158 Chophouse were without power during the installation, since those buildings are connected to the Rialto, Welsh said.

All ticket holders will receive a full refund to “Encanto: The Sing Along Film Concert” and “Skid Row and Buckcherry – The Gang’s All Here,” the Rialto Square Theatre said in news releases.

All tickets will be refunded to the original method of payment, the Rialto said.

Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster will be automatically refunded to the credit card used for payment, Rialto said.

Anyone who purchased tickets at the Rialto box office must return tickets to the box office within 30 days for a full refund, the Rialto said.

For assistance and confirmation, the Rialto suggests contacting the point of purchase.

The Rialto box office is located at 15 E Van Buren St. Joliet. Call the box office 815-726-6600 and Ticketmaster support at 800-653-8000.