Ligeti's eerie and evocative Ramifications opens a program featuring CSO Principal Clarinet Stephen Williamson performing Mozart's beautiful Clarinet Concerto. A world premiere specially commissioned for the CSO's 125th season is followed by Tchaikovsky's treasured Serenade for Strings, which spotlights the Orchestra's brilliant string section. Photo credit: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Read More
Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Following in the footsteps of vibes masters Bobby Hutcherson and Stefon Harris, the phenomenal multi-instrumentalist Warren Wolf is one of the most important and exciting young jazz artists performing today. Steeped in tradition with a progressive eye toward the evolving art form, Wolf makes his Chicago debut as a ... Read More
Thirty-eight "Undateable" profiles were placed on the world's most popular online dating site to see who would interact with them. The results were tracked with a shockingly hilarious outcome. #DateMe = months of research of REAL people talking to FAKE characters. A scientific experiment about the online search for ... Read More
For over 25 years, The Annoyance Theatre has created some of Chicago's finest comedy. Home of the longest running musical Co-ed Prison Sluts, The Annoyance uses improvisation to create new and original plays, musicals, sketch-comedy and more in a vibrant, uncensored atmosphere.
See the Chicago Symphony Orchestra practically any night of the week! Their 2015/16 season schedule is packed with shows, mixing classic and more contemporary works by various composers. Click here for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets. Fun fact: CSO is celebrating 125 years in its 2015/16 season! ... Read More
Fool Me Twice, Deja Vu takes you on an uproarious exploration of intuition. Have you been here before? Should you do anything different? Or are mistakes what make us grow? In this ever changing world there are still significant transformations to be made. Take a gleeful glance into funny ... Read More
Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto are certified masters of musical improvisation. Over a thousand shows. In nine countries. With the kind of chemistry that can only exist between best friends who have been performing together for more than twelve years. Here is DeFrancisco and Rizzuttoʼs two-person improvised musical. Together ... Read More
Hitch*Cocktails begins with an audience suggestion of an unusual fear. Then sit at the edge of your seat as the nefarious and well-dressed improvisers create a full-length improvised thriller in the style of Alfred Hitchcock. There could be murder, car chases, gun play, beautiful women, exciting music and drinks...plenty ... Read More
Jamie Masada's SoCal comedy club empire established a Chicago foothold in 2012, refurbishing the former Lakeshore Theater space. The club offers lineups of local comics several nights a week, with the occasional touring headliner. Come see the best up-and-coming comedians Chicago has to offer!
MCL Chicago, formerly known as Studio BE, is the first venue in America dedicated to the art of music comedy. The new name signifies the organization's focus on: music, comedy and live performance (MCL). The performing arts organization has a strong focus on its roots of music improvisation and ... Read More
You've seen the flashy suits and jewelry so bright that a blind man can see it shining. Now ask yourself "who is more entertaining than a pimp?" Pimprov revolves around four pimps who took improv classes...on accident. The group's lack of political correctness and outrageous costumes are only part ... Read More
Soul Brother, Where Art Thou? hilariously explores the ups and downs of modern life - our co-dependent relationship with technology, the paranoid perils of online dating and battling the loud chorus of judgment we hear in our heads and from the world around us. From the very real threat ... Read More
From the minds that brought you the Late Night Talk Show Talk Hard now comes Spiked Punch, the game show where two teams of Chicago's sharpest comedians are forced to make you laugh or suffer hilarious consequences. It's a fusion of improv and stand up comedy you won't want ... Read More
The Blue Show is comedy for the 18+ crowd. See players from the ComedySportz Professional Ensemble shed their uniforms and play dirty. No audience suggestion will be turned away, and nothing will hold these players back from the bawdy, the outrageous, the downright hilarious. This is pure, unfiltered, late-night ... Read More
Located in Chicago's upbeat River North District, right in the heart of downtown, The Comedy Bar sets the bar for stand-up in the city. Often called one of Chicago's best kept secrets, The Comedy Bar is committed to providing the funniest comedians at the best venue for the lowest prices in ... Read More
Widely considered to be the premier venue for long-form improvisational performances and classes, the iO Theater (formerly known as the ImprovOlympic Theater) was founded in 1981 by Charna Halpern and the late great improvisational teacher and director, Del Close. After almost 20 years in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood, Charna Halpern ... Read More
Transistor Chicago is a local small business record/electronic shop and art gallery in East Lakeview, with work and wares from 80+ artists, many based here in this dynamic city. It's a recording space and screening room, with live music, movie nights, and a webcast. Time Out Chicago likens Transistor ... Read More
Under the Gun Theater's mission is to create original theatre combining the mediums of Improvisation, Storytelling, Music and Physical Theater with a bent toward comedy. The 100 seat theater and bar is located in the heart of Wrigleyville. They serve a selection of craft beers, PBR, wine, soft drinks ... Read More
VAMP: A Music Comedy Drinking Show is a twice-weekly showcase of Chicago's strongest musical comedy talent. It is a short form audience interactive musical improv show in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway except everyone is Wayne Brady. And there is a full house band. And it's ... Read More
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor Edwin Outwater, performs a program inspired by Shakespeare's comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night's Dream, featuring Mendelssohn's brilliant incidental music for the play. Actors join the fun at this party filled with fairy revelry to perform a condensed version of Shakespeare's text. ... Read More
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