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Muti Conducts Vivaldi & Handel Water Music
Jan29
Theatre & Performing Arts

Muti Conducts Vivaldi & Handel Water Music

Riccardo Muti conducts a program of Baroque masterpieces by Vivaldi and Handel. CSO musicians are prominently featured in three defining examples of Vivaldi’s mastery of…

Saturday January 29
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.

220 S. Michigan Ave.
Jan Lisiecki
Jan30
Theatre & Performing Arts

Jan Lisiecki

Jan Lisiecki made one of the most thrilling CSO debuts of 2019, an “extraordinarily delicate and poetic performance” in which “virtually everything [he] played conveyed…

Sunday January 30
3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.

220 S. Michigan Ave.
Clear – A New Musical Experience
Jan31
Theatre & Performing Arts

Clear – A New Musical Experience

Clear is a new, original musical from Paul Oakley Stovall, a Chicago-based artist who is currently performing as “Washington” in the national tour of Lin-Manuel…

Monday January 31
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St.
Hairspray
Feb1
Feb13
Theatre & Performing Arts

Hairspray

You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she…

Tuesday February 1Sunday February 13
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe Street
Trinity Irish Dance Company
Feb5
Theatre & Performing Arts

Trinity Irish Dance Company

Chicago’s own boundary-pushing, genre-defying Irish dance company brings its “unique blend of traditional and innovative Irish dance and live music” (See Chicago Dance) back to…

Saturday February 5
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Auditorium Theatre
50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Verdi Voices
Feb6
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Verdi Voices

There’s nothing more thrilling than the passion of Verdi as it pours forth in a stunning live performance. Join us at Lyric this February to…

Sunday February 6
2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Lyric Opera House
20 N Wacker Drive
Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández
Feb12
Theatre & Performing Arts

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández

Celebrating its 70th annivesary, one of the most famous and celebrated companies in the world brings the culture, music, dance, and costumes of Mexico to…

Saturday February 12
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Auditorium Theatre
50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández
Feb13
Feb14
Theatre & Performing Arts

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández

Celebrating its 70th annivesary, one of the most famous and celebrated companies in the world brings the culture, music, dance, and costumes of Mexico to…

Sunday February 13
3:00 p.m.Monday February 14
5:00 p.m.
Auditorium Theatre
50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Passing Strange
Feb16
Theatre & Performing Arts

Passing Strange

Porchlight Music Theatre continues its eighth season of “lost” musicals series with Porchlight Revisits Passing Strange. Passing Strange is presented for three performances only: Wednesday,…

Wednesday February 16
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St.
Passing Strange
Feb17
Theatre & Performing Arts

Passing Strange

Porchlight Music Theatre continues its eighth season of “lost” musicals series with Porchlight Revisits Passing Strange. Passing Strange is presented for three performances only: Wednesday,…

Thursday February 17
2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St.
Passing Strange
Feb17
Theatre & Performing Arts

Passing Strange

Porchlight Music Theatre continues its eighth season of “lost” musicals series with Porchlight Revisits Passing Strange. Passing Strange is presented for three performances only: Wednesday,…

Thursday February 17
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St.
Music of the Baroque presents The Chevalier
Feb20
Theatre & Performing Arts

Music of the Baroque presents The Chevalier

Music of the Baroque, in partnership with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, and Concert Theatre…

Sunday February 20
8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.

220 S. Michigan Ave.
Come From Away
Feb22
Mar6
Theatre & Performing Arts

Come From Away

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY has won Best Musical all across North America! The New…

Tuesday February 22Sunday March 6
Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Feb22
Feb27
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Since its sell-out in London’s West End, ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ is now the World’s leading theatre show concerning Simon & Garfunkel featuring a…

Tuesday February 22Sunday February 27
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe Street
Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous – A National Geographic Live Event
Feb27
Theatre & Performing Arts

Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous – A National Geographic Live Event

Meet Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered — larger than T. rex — and hear the incredible story of how this prehistoric giant was…

Sunday February 27
2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Auditorium Theatre
50 E Ida B Wells Dr
McGill Plays Mozart
Feb28
Theatre & Performing Arts

McGill Plays Mozart

Mozart scholar Dame Jane Glover joins forces with Chicago native and New York Philharmonic principal clarinet Anthony McGill for Mozart’s gorgeous Clarinet Concerto. Mozart’s haunting…

Monday February 28
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hadestown
Mar2
Mar13
Theatre & Performing Arts

Hadestown

COME SEE HOW THE WORLD COULD BE. Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best…

Wednesday March 2Sunday March 13
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe Street
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Mar2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

“Watching Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater can change your life. If that sounds like a slogan it’s truth in advertising” (The New York Times). For…

Wednesday March 2
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Auditorium Theatre
50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Mar3
Theatre & Performing Arts

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

“Watching Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater can change your life. If that sounds like a slogan it’s truth in advertising” (The New York Times). For…

Thursday March 3
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Auditorium Theatre
50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Mar4
Theatre & Performing Arts

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

“Watching Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater can change your life. If that sounds like a slogan it’s truth in advertising” (The New York Times). For…

Friday March 4
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Auditorium Theatre
50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Mar5
Theatre & Performing Arts

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

“Watching Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater can change your life. If that sounds like a slogan it’s truth in advertising” (The New York Times). For…

Saturday March 5
2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Auditorium Theatre
50 E Ida B Wells Dr
THE SWELL SEASON
Mar12
Theatre & Performing Arts

THE SWELL SEASON

Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard are reuniting this spring to grace select stages for the first time in over ten years. The pair came to…

Saturday March 12
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
Wild Hope
Mar13
Theatre & Performing Arts

Wild Hope

Photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale shares her personal odyssey — from documenting the heartbreaking realities of war to witnessing the inspiring power of an individual to make…

Sunday March 13
2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Auditorium Theatre
50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Mar14
Theatre & Performing Arts

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel…

Monday March 14
7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
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