Theater & Shows in Gurnee, IL

"Kiss Kiss Cabaret" - Friday October 28, 2016 / 10:00pm (Peek-A-Boo)

Uptown Underground


$27.50 $18

"The Wild Side: A Bad Ass Pole Show" on October 7, November 4, or December 2

The Wild Side: A Bad Ass Pole Show

Original Mothers

Chicago’s sexiest pole dancers dazzle with high-fyling acrobatics and titillating dance moves

$30 $20

"Thrones! The Musical Parody": A Parody of "Game of Thrones" (October 12-October 30)

"Thrones! A Musical Parody"

Apollo Theater

This send up of the HBO phenomenon puts a humorous, musical spin on the world of Westeros, including spoilers all the way through Season 6

$59.75 $18

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

WDB Marketing 10-Year Gala & Legacy Awards on November 10 at 7:30 p.m.

WDB Marketing 10-Year Gala & Legacy Awards

Harold Washington Cultural Center

African American–owned business celebrates its 10th year by hosting a networking event and awards show to honor other local small businesses

$50 $25

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

America's Baking and Sweets Show on Friday, November 11, at 10 a.m.

America's Baking and Sweets Show

Schaumburg Convention Center

My Cupcake Addiction mastermind Elise Strachan headlines a weekend of sweets, classes, and demos

$26 $15

"Time Warp Time" - Sunday October 30, 2016 / 7:00pm

Skokie Theatre

Skokie Theatre

$25 $16

"The Little Flower of East Orange"

Athenaeum Theatre

Athenaeum Theater

$30 $8

"Naughty Little Cabaret" Burlesque, Fridays at 8 p.m. through December 17

Naughty Little Cabaret

Original Mothers

Male and female burlesque performers, including some from RuPaul’s Drag Race, dazzle with acrobatics, teasing, and titillating dance moves

$30 $20

Groupon Exclusive: Girls Night Out The Show with Meet and Greet on (November 15 or November 18)

Girls Night Out The Show

Multiple Locations

Muscle-bound hunks unleash ripped abs and sexy dance moves in a tantalizing evening of girls’ night out fun; meet and greet included

$45 $30

"We Gotta Bingo" Interactive Lunch or Dinner Comedy at Chicago Theater Works, April 10–November 12

"We Gotta Bingo"

Chicago Theater Works

Audiences play bingo, swig beer, and savor an Italian family-style lunch or dinner in this interactive musical comedy

$64.40 $38

Sugar Brown Burlesque: The Diaries of a Submissive on October 29 or 30 at 8 p.m.

"Sugar Brown Burlesque: The Diaries of a Submissive"

Humility Gallery

Sugar Brown explores her newly submissive side through lusty yet elegant choreography and poetry

$43.19 $20

"Beyond Therapy"

Skokie Theatre

Skokie Theatre

$34 $22

"HUNKS" The Show Male Revue at Feeling Lucky Lounge on October 27 at 8 p.m.

"Hunks The Show"

Feeling Lucky Lounge

The HUNKS production is an electrifying, high-energy performance showcasing some of the sexiest men alive as they sing, dance, and strip

$24.64 $12

LUSH: An Interactive Female Burlesque Show and Drinking Game (October 14, November 11, or December 9)

LUSH – An Interactive Female Burlesque Show & Drinking Game

Original Mothers

Part burlesque, part drinking game, these Friday-night shows feature talented performers and plenty of audience interaction

$30 $20

"Bleacher Bums"

The Broadway


$30 $19.75

"Skooby Don't"

Mary's Attic at Hamburger Mary's

Far North Side

$28 $18.25

"The Addams Family: A New Musical" - Saturday October 29, 2016 / 2:00pm

Lund Auditorium


$17 $11.50


Athenaeum Theatre Studio Two

Athenaeum Theater

$24 $12

"Are You Still Afraid of the Dark?" - Friday October 28, 2016 / 9:00pm

Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

$12 $9

"Girl Found"

The Cornservatory

North Side

$20 $13.75

"How We Got On"

The Den Theatre - Janet Bookspan Theatre

Wicker Park

$32 $20.75

"Starting Over"

Greenhouse Theater Center

Greenhouse Theater Center

$28 $18.25

$10 For 2 Drop-In Sessions (Reg. $20)



$20 $10

"Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play"

The Public House Theatre

North Side

$15 $10.50

Chicago Pet Show on Saturday, November 12–Sunday, November 13

Chicago Pet Show

Kane County Fairgrounds

Two days of demonstrations, seminars, and games from pet-friendly retailers and rescue groups, aimed at current and prospective pet owners

$14 $7

"The Memory of Water"

Piven Theatre

Far North Side

$25 $16.50

"DaVinci & Michelangelo – The Titans Experience" (November 5–December 30)

"DaVinci & Michelangelo – The Titans Experience"

Water Tower Place

Interact with DaVinci’s Machines before experiencing a live theatre production comparing DaVinci’s and Michelangelo’s works on-stage

$60 $42

Uptown Underground

Uptown Underground


$15 $10.50

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