The UnCovered Theatre Company uses its intimate staging and stockade of acting talent to illuminate the human condition in engaging and thought-provoking artistic works. Fluttering in from the New York International Fringe Festival, where creator Alaska Reece Vance was recognized for her direction, The Disorientation of Butterflies presents a musical exploration of mania and misery. A cast of six delivers lyrics and libretto as Jessie the protagonist wrangles with morbid obsessions to the disdain of her loving husband, her Type A twin, and her scowling self-portrait. Boldly venturing into the mysteries of death, the values of life, and the unfluffable pillows of depression, the musical inspires with its unflinching glimpse into the tinted compartments of the brain where the sun don't shine.
Since 1976 students have taken Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Tango and Swing classes at our schools. We are honored by our recognition from Chicago Magazine for ‘Best Dance Lessons’ and our A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, but most importantly for the many students who have discovered how easy it is to dance.
Written by Pulitzer Prize nominee Janet Burroway and based on Euripides's classic Greek revenge tragedy, Medea With Child recounts the tale of Medea unleashing her epic fury on her unfaithful husband. As her vengeance rocks both her family and her country, it becomes less and less certain that any of the characters can escape their fates. As staged by the Sideshow Theatre Company, the experience is like watching a fever-dream version of the worst break-up you've ever had.
The multifaceted performers of Bad Romance pay homage to Lady Gaga by belting out her hits, donning elaborate ensembles, and dancing in the midst of a dazzling light display during a visually arresting concert experience. Fronting a live band clad in glitzy leather and fishnets, lead vocalist Charissa Hope lends her crystalline pipes to Gaga's chart-toppers, from an introspective, piano-driven take on "You & I" to a version of "Born This Way" laced with three-part harmony. An opening performance from songwriter and music producer Michael S. kicks off the evening with smooth crooning and a lecture on how to keep the letters of your last name from running away.
The seasoned and bourgeoning comedians featured at the King Day Comedy Tribute rattle off knee-slapping anecdotes while audiences indulge in Club E’s drink specials. Established funnyman Shawn Morgan, who has appeared on BET’s series Comic View, courts chuckles while discussing relatable topics such as salvaging relationships and making a birthday cake that can conceal a rattlesnake. Emerging jesters Laroyce Hawkins, Meechie Hall, and Calvin Evans—the latter of whom is the winner of WGN’s Next Big Comic Contest—open the evening with ice-breaking standup routines, prepping audiences and stomach muscles for an evening of belly laughs.