When the Chicago Philharmonic was founded in 1988, it was a tightly knit ensemble consisting of principals from the Lyric Opera Orchestra. Since then, it has blossomed into a collective of more than 200 professional Chicagoland musicians. But despite the increased size and bow-tie budget, the players have lost none of their precision or dynamic nature, prompting the Chicago Tribune to herald the group as “one of the country's finest symphonic orchestras.”
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No matter what you're hungry for, the menu at this theater promises the perfect dish for you.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this theater is a great spot for families.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Enjoy a night of theater in Des Plaines. The Barefoot Hawaiian has the wit and drama for you in their current season.
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Tots are more than welcome to hang with their parents at this theater.
The Barefoot Hawaiian's guests can take advantage of the easy street and lot parking options.
One part puppetry, one part visual design, and one part theatrical arts, the collective known as Redmoon wants nothing more than to disrupt everyday life. Some of their biggest productions have included Twilight Orchard, which turned Columbus Park into a 17th century palace; and Astronaut's Birthday, a five-story-tall graphic novel rendered on the façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art. But neither of these matched the scale of Sink. Sank. Sunk..., the tale of a love-mad mayor that incorporated the El, the Sears Tower, and the Chicago River.
D’Lana O’Neal, the founder of Local Motions, believes that self-expression is one of the keys to giving young people the strength and confidence they need to grow up well-rounded. To help them lay those foundations, her center offers them dance, martial arts, theater, and fine arts instruction, among several other disciplines. The dedicated staff of artists, performers, instructors, and teachers help reach and inspire kids to strive for greatness through art and performance, ultimately helping them achieve.
It's amazing what a dream can do. In 1985, Royal Ballet School-trained dancer Patricia Sigurdson had a vision of a world-class ballet company serving the western suburbs of Chicago—and it was a vision she made into a reality. From the year of its founding until her retirement in 1998, Sigurdson led the company in a wide range of classic and contemporary works that entertained tens of thousands of local dance lovers and countless stagehands. Today, the ballet continues to thrive under the direction of Sergey Kozadavey and Zhanna Dubrovskaya, both trainees of the celebrated Vaganova School in Saint Petersburg. And Salt Creek Ballet's focus on sharing dance with the community remains as strong as ever—besides staging lavish ballets, the artists train performers of all ages, and schedule lecture demonstrations that offer a peek behind the curtain.