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Beyond theater we have renowned dance companies whose skill and creativity will leave you breathless. Our symphony is a musical force of over 100 musicians, and our opera will make you want to take up singing lessons. Even our "blue men" have style that's uniquely Chicago.

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Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60605

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
For its annual spring engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents Global Visionaries, a program of three contemporary ballets including a world premiere by Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman, the Chicago Premiere of The Miraculous Mandarin by San Francisco Ballet Resident Choreographer Yuri Possokhov, created specifically for The Joffrey Ballet, plus the ... Read More

Blue Man Group
3133 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! The thrilling show is loved by all ages and its open run has just been kicked up another notch with new material, playing off technology with tablet computers of their own, "GiPads." ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Theater and Dance Residencies give emerging and established performing artists the opportunity to test-drive new work in a public setting. Each residency is tailored to the needs of the artist or company and their project and takes place in the ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago
IL

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
4/27/2017
Celebrate our city's dance scene during the fifth annual Chicago Dance Month! Highlighting Chicago's vibrant dance scene, Chicago Dance Month features discounted or free events, classes, and performances all over Chicago. Photos courtesy of Audience Architects

Uptown Underground
4707 N. Broadway Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
The Chicago Magic Lounge is your new home for close-up magic in the Windy City. They perform magic table-side, at the bar, and on the stage. Come back every week for a fully immersive, interactive, and unique theatrical experience. Also, check into their late-night 10 p.m. shows. Thursdays they ... Read More

Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
800-775-2000

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
Aladdin, adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, ... Read More

The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312-664-4032

Theater & Performing Arts, Music & Comedy
4/27/2017
The Second City e.t.c.’s 41st revue, Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno, reminds us that as divided as the nation may be, there is still hilarity in our humanity. This exciting new cast illustrates that there is still plenty to laugh at in ourselves and though they may be ... Read More

Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-975-8150

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
Shattered Globe Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, written for her mother Kathleen Ruhl, a Chicago actress who played Peter Pan onstage as a teenager and stars in SGT’s production. In this moving, tender and very personal play, the longing ... Read More

The PrivateBank Theatre
18 W. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
312-977-1700

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the ... Read More

Steep Theatre
1115 W. Berwyn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
773-649-3186

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
Steep Theatre Company presents the Midwest premiere of Hookman. Who hasn't heard the urban legend about the Hookman? Lexi's mother certainly warned her about him and now, after a tragic accident, she begins seeing him everywhere. Hookman is a lethally sharp slasher comedy about death, growing up, what it ... Read More

Mary's Attic
5400 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
800-838-3006

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
Hell in a Handbag Productions opens its 15th season with the world premiere of LADY X – A MUSICAL, a shocking exposé ripped from the headlines of yesteryear! Based on Handbag’s 2010 play of the same name, the musical parody takes on the black and white crime melodrama films ... Read More

Mercury Theater Chicago
3745 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
773-325-1700

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
Disney’s MARY POPPINS is a Supercalifragilistic hit! Combining the best of the original stories by P. L. Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film, the Tony Award-winning MARY POPPINS is everything you'd hope for in a Broadway musical—and like nothing you'd ever expect. Get swept up in tunes like ... Read More

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy
4/27/2017
Night Out in the Parks brings over 1,000 cultural events to neighborhood parks each year. Chicagoans and visitors alike, enjoy the breadth of world-class events in every one of the city's 77 community areas. From traditional performances and concerts, to peace rallies, community workshops, nature-based programs, dance performances, festivals, ... Read More

The Den Theatre
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL IL

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
The New Colony presents the world premiere of Connor McNamara’s political thriller SCAPEGOAT; OR (WHY THE DEVIL ALWAYS LOVED US), directed by Kristina Valada-Viars. Over two generations the Porters have cultivated their legacy as “The New Roosevelts." As a Religious Freedom bill bullies its way through Congress, their political ... Read More

Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60642

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
The House Theatre of Chicago announces the final production in their 15th season, The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz, adapted from L. Frank Baum’s book by The House Theatre Company Member Phillip Klapperich and directed and choreographed by The House Theatre Company Member Tommy Rapley. First produced by ... Read More

The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312-664-4032

Theater & Performing Arts, Music & Comedy
4/27/2017
The Winner...of Our Discontent asks if it’s broken, should we fix it? No matter the answer, this cast will have you cracking up and splitting your sides. The country’s premier sketch comedy troupe delivers a post-election shot in the arm that’ll heal you with big laughs. So whether you ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
Take pride in the unique, risky, bold, and incredible new work happening on Chicago stages year-round. Each Theatre Thursday event features an inside look at the creative process behind a never-before-seen production.  Upcoming Events October 13: A Life Extra Ordinary 7:30 p.m. The Gift Theatre November 17: Cinderella at ... Read More

Chicago Theater Works
1113 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
312-391-0404

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
Tony ‘n' Tina's Wedding, one of Chicago’s longest running, smash hit shows returns to the Windy City. Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding played an incredible 16 years in Chicago, and, during that time, entertained more than one million audience members of all ages. Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding is the audience ... Read More

Chicago Dramatists
1105 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

Theater & Performing Arts
4/28/2017
A mysterious box taunts two eccentric magicians. They must solve a series of curious riddles and metaphysical puzzles in order to unlock its secrets. Magicians Francis Menotti and David London bring Cerebral Sorcery back to the stage, 15 years after it first premiered! Featuring a series of magical vignettes, ... Read More

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60605

Theater & Performing Arts
4/28/2017
For its annual spring engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents Global Visionaries, a program of three contemporary ballets including a world premiere by Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman, the Chicago Premiere of The Miraculous Mandarin by San Francisco Ballet Resident Choreographer Yuri Possokhov, created specifically for The Joffrey Ballet, plus the ... Read More

Royal George Theatre
Bible Bingo
1641 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312-988-9000

Theater & Performing Arts
4/28/2017
From Vicki Quade, the co-creator of the popular hit Late Nite Catechism, comes this interactive comedy Bible Bingo, now in its 3rd year at the Royal George Theatre. The show features the character, Mrs. Mary Margaret O'Brien, a former nun who now runs the Archdiocese's new bingo fundraising department. ... Read More

Blue Man Group
3133 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
4/28/2017
Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! The thrilling show is loved by all ages and its open run has just been kicked up another notch with new material, playing off technology with tablet computers of their own, "GiPads." ... Read More

The Factory Theater
1623 W. Howard St.
Chicago, IL 60626
886-811-4111

Theater & Performing Arts
4/28/2017
The Factory Theater presents the world premiere of Born Ready. Marion Kroft, an aging former child film actor turned variety show star in the 1950s, is desperate to get back into the public’s eye and show business. Harriet is a new young dancer who befriends Marion and the pair ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Theater & Performing Arts
4/28/2017
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Theater and Dance Residencies give emerging and established performing artists the opportunity to test-drive new work in a public setting. Each residency is tailored to the needs of the artist or company and their project and takes place in the ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago
IL

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
4/28/2017
Celebrate our city's dance scene during the fifth annual Chicago Dance Month! Highlighting Chicago's vibrant dance scene, Chicago Dance Month features discounted or free events, classes, and performances all over Chicago. Photos courtesy of Audience Architects

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