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, Plácido Domingo, Marilyn Horne, Frederica von Stade, and Renée Fleming have all graced the stage
Founded in 2011, the Chicago-based American Chamber Opera features an ensemble committed to singing full-length oratorios in English. Its productions resemble concerts more than traditional opera performances: the music takes center stage as the singers belt and emote in settings that evoke the world of the story with just a few well-placed details.
Enjoy a night of theater in Des Plaines. Des Plaines Theatres has the wit and drama for you in their current season.
Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this theater, it's no different.
This theater is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
For some of the best theater around, come to Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire.
Sit down for a savory meal at their in-house restaurant.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented activities and atmosphere at this theater.
Don't spend time circling the block — parking is available in a nearby lot, and valet is provided, if preferred.
Everything's coming up roses at Forest Park's best theater, Flex and Pointe Dance.
Sure you could eat at home, but you'll want to take advantage of this theater's restaurant for high-class food.
This theater welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Tired of difficult commutes? Park the car nearby or take public transit to Flex and Pointe Dance.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.