Theater & Shows in Illinois

"Jekyll & Hyde" at Rialto Square Theatre on Friday, February 13 (Up to 40% Off)

"Jekyll & Hyde"

Rialto Square Theatre

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A man separates his good side from his evil in this Tony-nominated musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s book

$58.25 $35

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Black Violin at Genesee Theatre on Friday, February 20, at 8 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

Black Violin

Genesee Theatre

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Classically trained violin and viola duo perform classical music fused with pop and hip-hop influences

$33.45 $17

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$5 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to $10.50 Value)

Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$10.50 $5

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"Married Alive!" at Raue Center for the Arts on February 6 or 7 at 8 p.m., or February 8 at 3 p.m. (Up to 59% Off)

"Married Alive"

Raue Center for the Arts

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Comedic musical follows a pair of newlyweds and an older married couple as they navigate the bumps and bliss of marriage

$43.50 $18

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"Click, Clack, Moo" at McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage on Saturday, February 14 (Up to 63% Off)

"Click, Clack, Moo"

McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage

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Children’s book about cows and chickens on strike from a stingy farmer springs to life with musical numbers and lessons about sharing

$43.50 $16

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Lanita Joseph Dance & Cultural Center's "Black: Expressions of Love" on Saturday, February 28 (Up to 38% Off)

"Black: Expressions of Love"

South Side Community Art Center

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Multigenre performance focuses on the stories of 100 black boys and men during this homage to Black History Month

$40 $25

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Naughty Little Cabaret presents "Naughty Little Valentine's Day Show" on February 12, 13, or 14 (Up to 33% Off)

Naughty Little Valentines Day Show

Original Mothers

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Male and female burlesque revue celebrates Valentine’s Day with clothes-shedding belly dancers, contortionists, fire-breathers, and more

$30 $20

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"Broadway Soul" VIP Package for Two at Harold Washington Cultural Center on February 13–15 (Up to 80% Off)

"Broadway Soul"

Harold Washington Cultural Center

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Hits from Cinderella, Shuffle Along, and Carmen Jones fill a musical homage to African-American Broadway performers

$150 $30

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"First Date" at Royal George Theatre on February 5–20 (Up to 51% Off)

"First Date"

Royal George Theatre

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Musical comedy that finds a blind date interrupted by the couple’s respective exes, friends, co-workers, and families

$49 $24

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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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Uncover the Secrets of the Human Body at an Autopsy Seminar

Autopsy Seminar

Near North Side

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

$39

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Chicago Elevated, run by effusive improv veteran Margaret Hicks, leads curious charges on eclectic group, private, and custom tours of the city. Jaunts lead natives and tourists alike through the city’s oft-overlooked nooks and crannies as Hicks’s jovial voice narrates every step, shedding light on secret areas and easily overlooked historic sites. Her pedway tour sojourns into Chicago’s tiled subterranean antecity, where retailers, restaurants, and mole people mingle. Tours explore sites of famous disasters, visit the ghostly red-light district that once stretched below what is now Printer’s Row, and gaze at downtown’s ornate architecture from the riverwalk.

Stationed in Wrigleyville after college, Hicks accrued the healthy sense of humor and comedic timing that pepper each tour at Second City, iO, and other theaters. Though she attempted a move to New York City, Hicks soon discovered she couldn’t stay away from Chicago’s majestic skyline or the skyscrapers’ subtly receding hairlines. A stint in the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s docent program, as well as acting as a tour guide for six years, arm her with insider’s knowledge that soon transfers to listeners’ brains.

47 West Polk Street
Chicago,
IL
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While audiences laugh it up at the rib-tickling comedians, Morty's slick performance space entertains their eyes. Eschewing the dowdy aesthetic of many comedy clubs, Morty's features sleek, modern tables and chairs and a wood-paneled bar. A full menu of tasty food, meanwhile, quells hunger while drinks and craft beers cool tongues and help keep people from spontaneously combusting.

4034 Fox Valley Center Drive
Aurora,
IL
US

  • 16: how many hours it takes to set up The Greatest Show on Earth
  • 10: how many hours it takes to tear it down
  • 2,500: average pounds of popcorn consumed in between
  • 100: the number of performers, including a nine-piece band
  • 500: the number of costumes
  • 3,140,000: the number of rhinestones and sequins on those costumes
  • 85: the number of animals, which include Asian elephants, tigers, lions, leopards, and llamas; all receive superlative animal care
  • 61: the number of cars in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus train that carries the show from city to city; that?s more than a mile long
  • 20,000: the number of miles that train will cover in one year
  • 3: the miles the train master walks each day as he tends to the animals (all seated at the front of the train for the smoothest ride) and gives them regular water and exercise stops

300 Elm Street
Rockford,
Illinois
US

Designed to mimic the French palace of Versailles, Rialto Square Theatre's magnificent interior awes showgoers with its gilded opulence. In the regal inner lobby, a 20-foot, 250-light chandelier?dubbed The Duchess?illuminates a circular series of delicate reliefs that depict allegories of man triumphing through labor and scenes from Greek mythology. A scaled-down replica of Paris's Arc de Triomphe leads from the lobby to the rotunda, adding to the space's grandeur and commemorating miniature Napoleon's victory at the adorable Battle of miniature Austerlitz.

15 E Van Buren St
Joliet,
IL
US

For nearly half a century, the Organic Theater Company has presented classic, contemporary, and adapted productions, relying on the greatest resource any company has: its artists. The resident company's work has not only appeared on stages throughout the city, but also the state and the country?including a stint on Broadway. In 1974, they tackled the world premiere of David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and have since collaborated with celebrated playwrights such as Edward Albee, Wendy Wasserstein, and Sebastian Barry on midwest, US, and world premieres.

31 S Ellsworth St.
Naperville,
IL
US

Harlem Globetrotters Playing Three-on-Five

Since forming in the 1920s, the Harlem Globetrotters have continued to entertain millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a trademark blend of athletic precision and razzle-dazzle showmanship. For the team's 2014 tour, a rotating [roster](http://gr.pn/PHdb6w) of Globetrotter favorites?including three female players?takes to the hardwood each game. Spectators might spot veteran guard [TNT](http://gr.pn/rOe0P4) sharing a behind-the-back pass with dunker [Quake](http://gr.pn/QTIGVh), whose high jump once cleared 7 feet, cruelly dashing his dreams of working in a ceiling-fan store. The Globetrotters might also present a study in contrasts with 5-foot-2 [Too Tall](http://gr.pn/PHdmPh) and 7-foot-4 [Stretch](http://gr.pn/1dYrbUt), the team?s tallest member. During each Globetrotters game, youngsters laugh along and witness the jovial jocks performing classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti. To infuse their visits with an extra shot of unpredictability, the Globetrotters also let fans in each city vote on special rules for every game; past rules have included the use of a four-point shot and the installation of a penalty box. Over the years, similar antics have followed the Globetrotters around the world, including to 122 countries and territories and all six continents on which basketballs grow naturally. The Globetrotters? extensive travels haven?t gone unnoticed: they?re one of the few teams to earn a spot in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as ambassadors of the sport.

201 Southwest Jefferson Avenue
Peoria,
IL
US

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