Theater & Shows in Machesney Park, IL


"Naughty Little Cabaret" Burlesque, Fridays at 8 p.m. through October 28

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

"Dutchman / TRANSit" through September 25

"Dutchman / TRANSit"

Greenhouse Theater Center

Two one-act plays—a classic and a world premiere—use allegory and the public transit system to explore identity politics and race

$23 $12

The Chicago Magic Lounge (Through January 28)

Chicago Magic Lounge

Uptown Underground

Step back in time to an era when close-up, table-side, and parlor magic were all the rage in Chicago

$27.50 $19

Naughty Little Cabaret Presents Not Your Mother's Drag Show on September 16–December 16 at 8 p.m.

Not Your Mother’s Drag Show

Original Mothers

Celebrated drag artists perform both lip-synced and live musical numbers during interactive show

$30 $20

Theresa Caputo Tickets

Theresa Caputo Tickets

River District

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$83.93 $83.93

"Ice Age on Ice" (December 27 – January 1)

Ice Age on Ice

Sears Centre Arena

Sid, Manny, Ellie, Diego, and—of course—our hairy hoarder, Scrat, skate their way through an Ice Age story with lights, costumes, and sets

$32.95 $28

Standup or Improv Comedy Show at The Comedy Shrine Theater through January 28

The Comedy Shrine

The Comedy Shrine Theater

Comics and resident improvisers fill standup showcases and a flagship show of short-form improv a la Whose Line Is It Anyway?

$20 $10

<i>Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey</i> Presents <i>Out Of This World</i> on November 4–27

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World

Multiple Locations

Blast off on a cosmic family adventure with gravity-defying acrobats, aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils, and humorous clowns

$30.35 $20

Weekend or Tuesday Show at the Laugh Factory, through May 31, 2017

The Laugh Factory

Laugh Factory - Chicago

Large lineups of top local standup talent, comedic storytelling, and themed shows

$10 $7

$39 for Date Night with Two Movie Tickets and $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card ($124 Value*)

Ultimate Date Night Package

Online Deal

Create your own ultimate date with movie tickets and a $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card for dinner

$124 $39

Chicago Sky WNBA Game with Options for T-Shirt and Post-Game Free Throw (July 1–September 16)

Chicago Sky

Allstate Arena

All-Star Elena Delle Donne leads the Sky onto the court at Allstate Arena as the team pursues a WNBA title

$44.75 $21

Big Gig BBQ on September 4 at 5 p.m.

Big Gig BBQ

Henry Maier Festival Park

Barbecue festival features 10 restaurants, cold beer, and live music performances by country artists Chris Janson and Tucker Beathard

$15 $7.50

2.5-Hour Dinner Cruise from Odyssey Cruises (Up to 40% Off)

Odyssey Chicago

Navy Pier

Passengers admire Chicago’s skyline through large windows on the elegant evening cruises, complete with a three-course meal

$109.86 $69

Kane County Cougars Baseball Game and Hot Dogs for Two (August 26–September 4)

Kane County Cougars

Fifth Third Bank Ballpark

The Class A minor-league affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks host opponents all summer long at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark

$37 $10

“DaVinci Machines Exhibition: The Titans Experience” August 16-September 30

DaVinci Machines Exhibition: The Titans Experience

Water Tower Place

The interactive DaVinci Machines Exhibition, DaVinci Masterpieces combined with live docent guided tour

$31.90 $18.95

Cubs Rooftop Experience with All-Inclusive Food and Drink at Skybox on Sheffield (August 29–September 25)

Skybox on Sheffield

Skybox on Sheffield Rooftop

Enjoy iconic Wrigleyville experience from a three-tiered rooftop with food, beer, and wine

$99.19 $69

Chicago Pet Show on Saturday, September 17–Sunday, September 18

Chicago Pet Show

Libertyville Sports and Fitness Complex

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

$14 $7

Larry A. Pogofsky All-Star Softball Challenge Featuring Cubs and White Sox Legends on Saturday, September 10, at 2 p.m.

Larry A. Pogofsky All-Star Softball Challenge featuring Cubs and White Sox Legends

Boomers Stadium

Charity softball game features White Sox and Cubs legends, including Ozzie Guillen and Ryan Dempster

$20 $10

Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival feat. Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, O.A.R., and More on September 2 and 3

Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival

The Peoria Riverfront

Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, and O.A.R. headline two full days of music along the waterfront during this annual end-of-summer festival

$35 $28

Chicago Football Classic: Central State University vs Clark Atlanta University on Saturday, September 10, at 3:30 p.m.

Sherman Dodge of Skokie and BMO Harris Bank Present 19th Annual Chicago Football Classic: Clark Atlanta University vs. Central State University

Soldier Field

The Chicago Football Classic pits SIAC foes against each other as the Marauders take on the Panthers

$24.69 $12

All-Inclusive Rooftop Party for a Cubs Game at Down the Line Rooftop (August 29–September 4)

Down the Line Rooftop

Down The Line Roof Top

All-inclusive food and drinks create a party-like atmosphere on a Wrigleyville rooftop as the Cubs take on foes inside Wrigley Field

$119.78 $74

All-Inclusive Rooftop View of Cubs Game at Lakeview Baseball Club (August 29–September 25)

Lakeview Baseball Club

Lakeview Baseball Club - Cubs Rooftop

Indulge in food and drinks while taking in a ballgame from a facility that mixes old-school charm with lush modern amenities

$110.39 $69

Two-Day General or VIP Admission for One or Two to the German Society of Rockford Oktoberfest (Up to 50% Off)

Rockford Oktoberfest

Loves Park City Hall

German cultural festival with kegs of beer, bratwurst, schnitzel, and other specialties; polka bands and other live entertainment

$15 $8

Bacon and Beer Classic at Soldier Field on Saturday, October 1

Bacon and Beer Classic

Soldier Field

Unlimited samples of 100-plus craft beers and ciders and 25 bacon-infused dishes, plus games, contests and music inside Levi’s Stadium

$76.37 $65

"Bye Bye Liver" — The Chicago Drinking Play (September 2–October 1)

"Bye Bye Liver"

The Pub Theatre

Troupe performs an interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and adult relations

$20 $10

Moscow Ballet’s "Great Russian Nutcracker" with Optional Nutcracker and Optional Souvenir Book at 1 p.m. on December 4

Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker"

Rosemont Theatre

Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$86.50 $51

GreenRoom Productions' Unscripted Improv Show for Two through November 26

GreenRoom Improv

Multiple Locations

Family-friendly band of comedians tickles ribs in a 90-minute improv show with sketches, games, and skits based off audience stories

$24 $12

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox on Saturday, October 29, at 8 p.m.

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Rosemont Theatre

Today’s pop hits are cleverly reimagined in the timeless styles of the past by a cast of stellar singers, dancers, and instrumentalists

$52.25 $39.50

Chicago Philharmonic Presents Legendary Lovers on September 18 at 3 p.m.

Chicago Philharmonic Presents "Legendary Lovers"

Pick-Staiger Hall

From Romeo and Juliet to Daphnis and Chloe, this program celebrates lovers with works by the likes of Wagner and Verdi

$55 $29

Northern Illinois Huskies Tickets

Northern Illinois Huskies

Stadium View Condominiums

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$33.33 $33.33

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  • Steps to Grace Dance Academy
    Costumes and actors and plays, oh my! Steps to Grace Dance Academy offers engaging theater for you and everyone you know in Machesney Park. Get down with some dancing! Steps to Grace Dance Academy offers several different forms so you can tweak your technique to a T. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Machesney Park, IL US
    +18156371990
  • Forest Hills Dance Academy
    When life simply isn't dramatic enough, Loves Park's stage shows at Forest Hills Dance Academy are for you. Whether you're a dancing machine or a shy on your feet, you'll love the classes offered at Forest Hills Dance Academy. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Loves Park, IL US
    +18156339393
  • Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
    Founded in 1884, the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center is among the oldest community music organizations in the U.S., inviting patrons into its halls year after year to support and experience the excitement of live music. The center is home to the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, which won the 2011 award for Best Chamber Orchestra from the Illinois Council of Orchestras. The group of in-residence musicians keep fans of classical music thoroughly entertained with concerts throughout the year and tag-team wrestling matches between the string and brass sections.
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    Rockford, IL US
    +18159649713
  • Gymnastic Academy of Rockford
    Gymnastic Academy of Rockford coordinates some of the best theater in Rockford. From the moment the curtain draws, you'll be having a great time. Sure you could eat at home, but you'll want to take advantage of this theater's restaurant for high-class food. This theater is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along. Jab, hook, kick! These kickboxing classes will teach you the basic fundamentals and give you a great cardio workout. Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so customers can easily walk to and from their cars.
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    Rockford, IL US
    +18156543867
  • Mary Lee's School of Dance
    When all you need is a night of sobs or laughs, Rockford's Mary Lee's School of Dance is there with theater for you. At Mary Lee's School of Dance, dancers of all levels can experiment with movement and hone their skills through one of many heart-pumping classes. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Rockford, IL US
    +18152295121
  • Dance Education Center
    Rockford is happy to boast the theatrical stylings of Dance Education Center. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Rockford, IL US
    +18156330753

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