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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Nov8
Jan7
Theatre & Performing Arts

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Once upon a time in a faraway land, a young woman wished for a life as beautiful as a fairytale. Experience the classic Rodgers +…

Wednesday November 8, 2023
1:30 p.m.Sunday January 7, 2024
8:30 p.m.
Drury Lane Theatre
100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, 60181
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Nov8
Jan14
Theatre & Performing Arts

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

This fantastical musical follows young Charlie Bucket and his Grandpa Joe as they join four other Golden Ticket winners to tour the magical and mysterious…

Wednesday November 8, 2023
7:30 p.m.Sunday January 14, 2024
8:00 p.m.
Paramount Theatre
23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL, 60506
A Very Neo New Year
Dec31
Jan1
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

A Very Neo New Year

Nothing says “HAPPY NEW YEAR” like a flurry of festive, hilarious, devastating and bizarre two-minute plays! Join us at 11PM for exactly one hour of…

Sunday December 31, 2023
10:00 p.m.Monday January 1, 2024
2:00 a.m.
Neo-Futurist Theater
5153 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago’s Best Standup
Jan2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Chicago’s Best Standup

Chicago’s Best Standup Comedy is back better than ever. We’ve compiled the absolute best standup comedy lineup that you will see in the city. Today’s…

Tuesday, January 2nd
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657
3175 N. Broadway St
Best Night Ever Comedy Show
Jan2
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Best Night Ever Comedy Show

Best Night Ever is one of the city’s longest-running standup comedy showcases. Since 2009 the show has been highlighting comics from all over the city…

Tuesday, January 2nd
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Lincoln Lodge
2040 N Milwaukee Ave
Magician Jamie Allan at the Rhapsody Theater
Jan3
Theatre & Performing Arts

Magician Jamie Allan at the Rhapsody Theater

The Rhapsody Theater, 1328 W. Morse Ave, unveils Jamie Allan’s new and exciting marvel, created exclusively for The Rhapsody Theater, “Amaze”, from November 24, 2023-January…

Wednesday, January 3rd
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Rhapsody Theater
1328 W Morse Ave
Christmas With Elvis
Jan3
Theatre & Performing Arts

Christmas With Elvis

“Christmas With Elvis” by Terry Spencer Hesser, directed by Dexter Bullard comes to the Chopin Theatre located at 1543 West Division Street, Nov. 24-Jan. 7. Previews…

Wednesday, January 3rd
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division St. , Chicago, IL, 60642
Keystone: Rise of the Decon!
Jan3
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Keystone: Rise of the Decon!

Originated by Del Close, the Decon is one of the oldest improvised forms originally helmed by Chicago renowned improv troupe The Family and now performed…

Wednesday, January 3rd
9:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Legacy, Renewal & Unity: Celebrating 100 Years of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Jan4
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Theatre & Performing Arts

Legacy, Renewal & Unity: Celebrating 100 Years of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

NHM is proud to host the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s centennial exhibit, Legacy, Renewal & Unity. We are also honored to also host Archons…

Thursday, January 4th
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The National Hellenic Museum
333 S Halsted Street
Magician Jamie Allan at the Rhapsody Theater
Jan4
Theatre & Performing Arts

Magician Jamie Allan at the Rhapsody Theater

The Rhapsody Theater, 1328 W. Morse Ave, unveils Jamie Allan’s new and exciting marvel, created exclusively for The Rhapsody Theater, “Amaze”, from November 24, 2023-January…

Thursday, January 4th
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Rhapsody Theater
1328 W Morse Ave
PUFFS, or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic
Jan4
Theatre & Performing Arts

PUFFS, or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic

Otherworld Theatre Company, the premier sci-fi and fantasy theatre company in North America, stages Matt Cox’s PUFFS, or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain…

Thursday, January 4th
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Otherworld Theatre
3914 N. Clark St.
The 37th Annual Young Playwrights Festival
Jan4
Theatre & Performing Arts

The 37th Annual Young Playwrights Festival

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce the authors and plays being presented at the 37th Annual Young Playwrights Festival, January 4 – 28, 2024…

Thursday, January 4th
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Chicago Dramatists
1105 W. Chicago Ave. , Chicago, IL, 60642
The Roar Speakeasy: A Prohibition Era Experience
Jan4
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Roar Speakeasy: A Prohibition Era Experience

Go back in time to Chicago’s Prohibition Era at The Roar on Rush! A lively Speakeasy that lights the way to a hidden 4-room cocktail…

Thursday, January 4th
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Roar on Rush
437 N. Rush Street
Christmas With Elvis
Jan4
Theatre & Performing Arts

Christmas With Elvis

“Christmas With Elvis” by Terry Spencer Hesser, directed by Dexter Bullard comes to the Chopin Theatre located at 1543 West Division Street, Nov. 24-Jan. 7. Previews…

Thursday, January 4th
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division St. , Chicago, IL, 60642
In The Back/On The Floor
Jan4
Theatre & Performing Arts

In The Back/On The Floor

IN THE BACK/ON THE FLOOR examines the issues that minimum wage workers face through the lives of several employees at a big-box retail store. Though…

Thursday, January 4th
8:00 p.m.
Chicago Dramatists
1105 W. Chicago Ave. , Chicago, IL, 60642
Christmas Karen 2
Jan4
Theatre & Performing Arts

Christmas Karen 2

TICKET LINK: https://www.theannoyance.com/show/christmas-karen-2 Christmas Karen 2 is a new original play, written by Elizabeth Fulton, and picks up where last year’s Christmas Karen sketch show left…

Thursday, January 4th
9:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre
Jan5
Jan6
Theatre & Performing Arts

Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre

Each week, Chicago comics bring the freshest, most experimental new material to the Annoyance for the Comedy Hour. The weekly show is an eclectic mix…

Friday, January 5th
12:00 a.m.Saturday, January 6th
1:00 a.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Legacy, Renewal & Unity: Celebrating 100 Years of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Jan5
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Theatre & Performing Arts

Legacy, Renewal & Unity: Celebrating 100 Years of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

NHM is proud to host the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s centennial exhibit, Legacy, Renewal & Unity. We are also honored to also host Archons…

Friday, January 5th
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The National Hellenic Museum
333 S Halsted Street
Working – A Musical
Jan5
Theatre & Performing Arts

Working – A Musical

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the workers that the world so often takes…

Friday, January 5th
3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Jedlicka Performing Arts Center
3801 S. Central Ave. , Cicero, IL, 60804
The Infinite Wrench
Jan5
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

The Infinite Wrench

Don’t miss the longest running late-night show in Chicago! At The Infinite Wrench you’ll see 30 original plays in 60 minutes written and performed by…

Friday, January 5th
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Neo-Futurist Theater
5153 N. Ashland Ave.
Magician Jamie Allan at the Rhapsody Theater
Jan5
Theatre & Performing Arts

Magician Jamie Allan at the Rhapsody Theater

The Rhapsody Theater, 1328 W. Morse Ave, unveils Jamie Allan’s new and exciting marvel, created exclusively for The Rhapsody Theater, “Amaze”, from November 24, 2023-January…

Friday, January 5th
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Rhapsody Theater
1328 W Morse Ave
PUFFS, or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic
Jan5
Theatre & Performing Arts

PUFFS, or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic

Otherworld Theatre Company, the premier sci-fi and fantasy theatre company in North America, stages Matt Cox’s PUFFS, or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain…

Friday, January 5th
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Otherworld Theatre
3914 N. Clark St.
The 37th Annual Young Playwrights Festival
Jan5
Theatre & Performing Arts

The 37th Annual Young Playwrights Festival

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce the authors and plays being presented at the 37th Annual Young Playwrights Festival, January 4 – 28, 2024…

Friday, January 5th
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Chicago Dramatists
1105 W. Chicago Ave. , Chicago, IL, 60642
The Roar Speakeasy: A Prohibition Era Experience
Jan5
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Roar Speakeasy: A Prohibition Era Experience

Go back in time to Chicago’s Prohibition Era at The Roar on Rush! A lively Speakeasy that lights the way to a hidden 4-room cocktail…

Friday, January 5th
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Roar on Rush
437 N. Rush Street
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