Theater & Shows in Illinois

"Girls Night: The Musical" – Up to 50% Off

"Girls Night: The Musical"

The Apartment at Lion Head Pub

$66 $33

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Girls Night: The Musical follows five women sharing life stories during a night of karaoke filled with bawdy laughs and classic songs

"Living Without Love" – Up to 47% Off Theatrical Drama

"Living Without Love"

Harold Washington Cultural Center

$75 $40

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Actor/writer/director Richard Gallion revives his uplifting debut fable of families and faith, featuring a star turn from singer Kymm Lewis

Organic Theater Company – Up to 57% Off

"The Diviners" or "Macbeth"

Lincoln Park

$46 $20

One of Shakespeare's most gripping tragedies runs in repertory with Jim Leonard's tale of a troubled young man with an otherworldly gift

Up to 42% Off "Funny Females" Comedy Show

"Funny Females"

The Apartment

$32.64 $19

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Night of comedy featuring some of Chicago's up-and-coming female standups

Damon Williams – Up to 42% Off Standup Comedy

Comedy Night at The Apartment with MTV's Wild N Out Anthony "Chico" Bean

The Apartment

$32.64 $19

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Regular on BET's Comicview and former host of Showtime at the Apollo takes the stage at The Apartment

Uncover the Secrets of the Human Body at an Autopsy Seminar

Autopsy Seminar and Slideshow

Bucktown

$50 $50

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

"Bible Bingo" – Up to 43% Off Interactive Comedy

"Bible Bingo"

Royal George Theatre

$30 $17

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The creator of Late Nite Catechism mixes bingo, Catholic humor, and improvised audience interaction into a new event

"Late Nite Catechism" – Up to 43% Off

"Late Nite Catechism"

Royal George Theatre

$30 $17

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Catholic nun comically pontificates on the dangers of the modern world in a participatory theater performance

Naughty Little Cabaret – Up to 67% Off

Naughty Little Cabaret

The Original Mothers

$30 $10

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

Up to 33% Off Diversity-Themed Dance Event

Lanita Joseph Dance & Cultural Center presents "The Monologues of My Hips" or "Dancing With The Queer Stars"

University of Chicago - Noyes Theater

$32.64 $22

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Spoken-word and dance performance explores body image

"Jesus Christ Superstar" – Up to 50% Off

Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular

United Center

$71.11 $35.50

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Giant screens, millions of lights, and members of Incubus, *NSync, Destiny’s Child, and Sex Pistols grant an epic scale to this rock musical

New Dates Added – Up to 62% Off "The Sound of Music" at Lyric Opera

"The Sound of Music"

Lyric Opera of Chicago

$129 $49

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Film star Billy Zane and Broadway vet Jenn Gambatese star in the Lyric's acclaimed take on the beloved Rogers and Hammerstein musical

Celebrity Dinner Party at City Winery

The Dinner Party

City Winery Chicago

$49 $49

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Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, radio host Kathy Hart, & Goodman Theatre's Marc Grapey share stories & tasting menu from The Gage with audience

K-Ci & Jo Jo – Up to 58% Off Concert

K-Ci & Jo Jo: My Brothers Keeper Tour

Harold Washington Cultural Center

$141.65 $60

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Award-winning duo behind R&B hit "All My Life" shares songs from their latest album, "My Brother's Keeper"

Steppenwolf Theatre Company – Up to 62% Off

"The Way West"

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

$71 $34

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Sisters Meesh and Manda try to help their mother prepare for imminent bankruptcy, but all Mom wants to do is sing about pioneer times

Up to 54% Off Interactive Murder-Mystery Show

Karma Garden Murder Mystery

Harold Washington Cultural Center

$43.19 $20

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Audience members help a couple uncover who murdered someone at their wedding

Chippendales – Up to $18 Off Male Revue

Chippendales

House of Blues Chicago

$60.59 $42

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World-famous all-male dancers don cuffs, collars, and little else as they raise the temperature with sultry moves

"Hank Williams: Lost Highway" – Up to 44% Off

"Hank Williams: Lost Highway"

Greenhouse Theater Center

$43 $24

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The tumultuous, short life of Hank Williams unfolds alongside renditions of more than 20 of his most beloved songs with a full live band.

Up to 53% Off Standup Comedy

The Comedy Bar

Near North Side

$30 $15

Upscale club partnered by Jim Belushi features local and nationally renowned comics

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Canadian electrofunk duo Chromeo exhales party-starting inertia, kicking off its Night Falls Tour by rolling out a carpet of dance-floor passports. Melding the talents of guitarist, vocalist, and French-literature buff Dave 1 with the dexterous fingers and throwback savvy of synthmaster P-Thugg, Chromeo has earned reverence from funkophiles for its slick grooves and mastery of jam architecture. Fans can expect congenial beats, riffing Moogs, and songcraft that father-and-son yachts can enjoy together in support of the band's latest album, Business Casual. Inflating the soulful evening, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Mayer Hawthorne channels wandering Motown spirits with a retroactive Detroit sound, and mustachioed party maestro DJ Sammy Bananas sets the scene with genre jumping and remixes that rumble like tubas in a Cuisinart.

329 N Dearborn St
Chicago,
IL
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Fueled by positive buzz throughout Chicago's underground theater scene, Theori Stages’ flagship musical, I Still Love H.E.R., combines the grittiness of rap music with the elegance of Broadway to examine the conditions that helped forge the cultural emergence of hip-hop culture. The story's spotlight falls upon a revered radio personality played by the show’s writer and director, Southside native Wendell J. Tucker, and his disgust with the current state of hip-hop. To mourn the perceived death of his beloved genre and LP records made from asbestos, he dreams up a final broadcast that is interrupted by Hip-Hop, a personification of the genre, who regales the audience with the true history of the music and its current status. Through scenes packed with emotional dialogue, dazzling dance sequences, and tension-filled games of Monopoly, the engaging performance weaves audiences through an exploration of sociological subjects including feminism, racism, and media influence. Family-friendly remixes and hits from hip-hop stars such as Common pepper the story with an air of realism, and also encourage spirited crowd participation throughout the show.

3111 North Western Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

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.

1937 S Archer Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Inside a blue-walled salon, expert stylists revamp clients’ looks as regulars swap gossip from their padded leather chairs. Staffers at the community-minded salon fill their Facebook page with gorgeous before-and-after shots, insider makeup tips, and treasure maps that reveal the location of one’s own eyelashes. Makeover artists transform locks with shimmering color, and they keep on top of the latest hair trends by studying celebrity clips and mastering smoothing keratin treatments. A zeal for quality is apparent in the deluxe products that line the salon’s high shelves, including Shellac nail polish and Tigi makeup.

6742 W Belmont Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

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,
IL
US

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,
IL
US

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