Theater & Shows in Chicago


Uncover the Secrets of the Human Body at an Autopsy Seminar

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

$39

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Windy City Playhouse's Debut Show "End Days" on March 27–April 5 (Up to 36% Off)

End Days

Windy City Playhouse

In the theater company’s debut show, the Stein family deals with Armageddon in a spiritual way

$25 $17.50

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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

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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"Inspiration, Dedication, Transformation Annual Dance Concert," February 13–15 (Up to 50% Off)

"Tartuffe"

Kathleen Mullady Theatre

Loyola University’s dance program presents its annual concert with both Shaker influences and modern dance pieces

$20 $10

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Blue Man Group at Briar Street Theatre on January 1–February 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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Raven Theatre Company Performance Through May 29 (Up to 39% Off)

Raven Theatre

Raven Theatre

For the remainder of its 2014–2015 season, the theater has three plays that share the story of three different 20th-century families

$36 $22

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Two Tickets to Jackalope Theatre Productions through June 20 (Up to 38% Off)

Jackalope Theatre

Jackalope Theatre

Jackalope Theatre presents two more shows this season—”Four,” about newfound intimacy, and “Lunacy!,” about faking a moon landing

$40 $25

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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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"Black Nativity" at Harold Washington Cultural Center on Saturday, December 20, at 7 p.m. (Up to 64% Off)

"Black Nativity"

Harold Washington Cultural Center

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Langston Hughes’s mix of music, poetry, and dance tells the story of Jesus’s birth with help from a full choir

$110 $40

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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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Baby Wants Candy is an improv musical of the highest tier. Actors are left to hilariously string together lines of a musical that’s never been performed the night before it actually goes on. The theme of this musical? Whatever the audience shouts loudest and with the most gusto. Improv theater is hard enough to get right without being tacky, but musical improv? That takes a flourish of true artistry that very few people have. Luckily, the Baby Wants Candy Chicago cast can count themselves among these people, as audiences are often left out of breath from laughter after their performances. It’s a refreshingly human experience that breathes new life into the time-old tradition of live acting.
2540 N Lincoln Ave
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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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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.
3745 N Southport Ave
Chicago,
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Founded: 1954 Home: Civic Opera House, a masterpiece of art deco and art nouveau design opened in 1929 Mission: to engage audiences with classic operas, lesser-known gems, and new works Famous performers: Pavarotti, Maria Callas, dancer Rudolf Nureyev, Pl?cido Domingo, Marilyn Horne, Frederica von Stade, and Ren?e Fleming have all graced the stage
20 N Wacker Dr.
Chicago,
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