Theater & Shows in Chicago


Burlesque Shows at Gorilla Tango Theatre, January 16–March 28 (Up to 39% Off)

Gorilla Tango Theatre

Gorilla Tango Theatre

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Performers sling jokes and shed clothes during burlesque parodies of “Star Trek,” “Batman,” and “Indiana Jones”

$33 $20

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The Plagiarists' "These Saints Will Burn – A Tale of Joan of Arc" on March 22–April 16 (Up to 50% Off)

"These Saints Will Burn – A Tale of Joan of Arc"

The Den Theatre

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The Plagiarists reimagine the tale of Joan of Arc as a tragically farcical war epic enhanced by giant puppets and a talking crow

$20 $10

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Tickets to See "Beauties & Beaus" for 2, 4, 6, or 10 with Champagne at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago (Up to 65% Off)

Hydrate Nightclub Chicago

Lakeview

Audiences watch a rotating guest lineup of drag performers strut their stuff onstage while sipping champagne

$36 $16

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Blue Man Group at Briar Street Theatre on February 5–March 1 (Up to 40% Off)

Blue Man Group

Briar Street Theatre

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Acclaimed trio specializes in multimedia theatrical shows that combine music and comedy with unconventional percussion and colorful visuals

$77.75 $47

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"Women in Music: A Celebration" Hosted by Lea DeLaria at Preston Bradley Center on November 16 (Up to 33% Off)

"Women in Music: A Celebration"

Preston Bradley Center

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Orange Is the New Black’s Lea DeLaria hosts an afternoon of music performed by Artemis Singers and the Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band

$27 $18

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Uncover the Secrets of the Human Body at an Autopsy Seminar

Two-Hour Autopsy Seminar

International Museum of Surgical Science

The founder of the Autopsy Center of Chicago fields questions about death and the body during a slideshow

$50

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Naughty Little Cabaret at She-nannigan's on Select Dates, December 6–27 at 8 p.m. (Up to 33% Off)

Naughty Little Cabaret

She-nannigans

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Male and female burlesque revue dazzles with acrobatics, teasing, and titillating dance moves

$30 $20

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Recognizing that the desire to dance knows neither the bounds of age nor ability, the instructors at NorthSide tailor their class selection to both adults and children of all levels of experience. They teach various dance styles that run the gamut from classical ballet to jazz and modern dance to hip-hop. Zumba classes supply their sultry rhythms to burn calories, and social partner-dancing classes instruct their attendees in nightclub-worthy moves. The studio space welcomes dancers with vast empty hardwood floors and walls full of mirrored panels, which help dancers hone techniques and foster a healthy sense of competition with the bizarro versions of everyone that live behind the glass.

7015 North Glenwood Avenue
Chicago,
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Back in 1974, Lou Conte Dance Studio was nothing more than a twinkle in Claire Bataille's eye. Nearly 40 years and a slew of international acclaim later, the studio has become a pillar of the Chicago dance community. Today, Bataille—who earned the Ruth Page Award for Outstanding Dancer— and her staff lead more than 70 dance and fitness classes every week for teens, adults, beginners, and professionals. Their regular workshops delve into the nuances and history of dance, enhancing the curriculum with focused lessons and special lectures on the dangers of carelessly discarding banana peels.

1147 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago,
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As a child, Pia Hamilton danced as Min on the children’s TV show Barney and Friends. Nowadays, she continues to showcase her love of dance at Intrigue Dance and Performing Arts Center, an all-ages studio she co-owns with her husband, actor Dustin Hamilton. The camera-seasoned duo has opened a spacious new facility that houses three dance studios, offering classes such as ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. They also host musical-theater classes that impart genre-specific dance tips, such as never to dance directly in front of Annie. They accommodate multiple skill levels, introducing both kids and adults to the world of dance.

1234 S Michigan Ave
Chicago,
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A cornucopia of sketch comedy performances spills from Stage 773, revamped in 2011 with a full-scale renovation that created four intimate stages from the initial too-intimate 773 stages. Longtime Chicago performers Brian Posen, Jill Valentine, and Brian Peterlin helm the theater, where they host the annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival every January to often sold-out crowds. They also draw in local acts and hold a weekly open-mic night called SMUSH, which welcomes sketch groups, improv troupes, and comedians.

1225 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago,
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For more than a decade, House Theatre has devoted itself to creating experiences that emphasize the magic of live theater. First achieving prominence with its supernatural thriller The Sparrow, the outfit has gone on to win 19 Joseph Jefferson Awards and Broadway in Chicago’s Emerging Theater Award. Dedicated to daring storytelling, House Theatre’s productions weave resonant music with mechanical feats of onstage magic to create fully immersive experiences that dazzle audiences and convince actors that they can never go back to the real world or their real families.

1543 West Division Street
Chicago,
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Chicago Children's Theatre's productions sprout up on stages in and around the city, inspiring families' imaginations and engaging Chicago's diverse communities. Past seasons have staged adaptations of books, such as Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Kafka's The Metamorphosis, and interactive parable plays geared toward toddlers and their teddy bears. Committed to making theater accessible to all, the troupe's Red Kite Project composes multisensory works tailored to children with autism.

1464 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago,
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