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Idan Raichel
Piano Songs
Idan Raichel

With his latest album, a solo release, producer, keyboardist, lyricist, composer and performer Idan Raichel is a global music icon who has brought his inspiring example and soul-stirring music to some of the planet’s biggest stages. As the leader of The Idan Raichel Project, Idan acts as a musical ambassador representing a hopeful world in which artistic collaboration breaks down barriers between people of different backgrounds and beliefs. With his new solo album, At the Edge of the Beginning, Idan brings audiences an introspective work, consisting of mostly gentle songs with unassuming melodies and arrangements.

“This one-man Middle East peace accord makes music that is an ambitious celebration of multicultural diversity. The ethnic elements are cleverly rewired with modern grooves to create an ambient journey that thrillingly bridges the traditional and the modern.” – The Times (UK)

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at 12pm (noon) CST.

Main Stage
2/18/18

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Current & Upcoming Shows

Main Stage
Naughty or Nice
12/1/17

This holiday show is most definitely not one to miss! Come enjoy the members of Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus choose between the beauties and bawdies, between the reckless and royal, between the wanton and wise. Members will choose which of Santa’s lists they belong on with selections by Kodaly, John Legend, and many others.

Naughty or Nice
12/1/17
Naughty or Nice

This holiday show is most definitely not one to miss! Come enjoy the members of Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus choose between the beauties and bawdies, between the reckless and royal, between the wanton and wise. Members will choose which of Santa’s lists they belong on with selections by Kodaly, John Legend, and many others.

Event lasts 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission. Recommended for ages 13+.
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Main Stage
12/1/17
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Nancy
Dec 2

Co-hosts and BFFs Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are super queer, super fun and super ready to share provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience – and now you can catch them live in Chicago!

Kathy and Tobin were the winners of WNYC Studios’ Podcast Accelerator in 2015, a competition for up-and-coming storytellers and audio producers. They won the judges over with their infectious and hilarious rapport, their ability to get people to open up to them, and their pitch: a podcast that puts people across the LGBTQ spectrum at the center of their own stories. NANCY is inclusive, with tales of how we all define and redefine ourselves, and the weird, funny, and poignant journeys we take to get there.

NANCY has brought listeners episodes on a range of topics, from unpacking what it means to be a gay Republican to a multigenerational conversation between an older and younger man about their HIV diagnoses to heated arguments over the burning question: is Dumbledore really gay? Most recently, its OUT at WORK project took the pulse of openness in the workplace at a time when states are inconsistent in their protections for LGBTQ people on the job.

Nancy
Dec 2
Nancy

Co-hosts and BFFs Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are super queer, super fun and super ready to share provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience – and now you can catch them live in Chicago!

Kathy and Tobin were the winners of WNYC Studios’ Podcast Accelerator in 2015, a competition for up-and-coming storytellers and audio producers. They won the judges over with their infectious and hilarious rapport, their ability to get people to open up to them, and their pitch: a podcast that puts people across the LGBTQ spectrum at the center of their own stories. NANCY is inclusive, with tales of how we all define and redefine ourselves, and the weird, funny, and poignant journeys we take to get there.

NANCY has brought listeners episodes on a range of topics, from unpacking what it means to be a gay Republican to a multigenerational conversation between an older and younger man about their HIV diagnoses to heated arguments over the burning question: is Dumbledore really gay? Most recently, its OUT at WORK project took the pulse of openness in the workplace at a time when states are inconsistent in their protections for LGBTQ people on the job.

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Main Stage
Dec 2
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The Nutcracker
Dec 8 - 17

Every year, The Nutcracker takes us on an unforgettable journey with Marie as she travels from her home on Christmas Eve to the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets. For children, it is the opportunity to create new memories. For everyone, it is a time for sharing and giving among family & friends.

The Nutcracker
Dec 8 - 17
The Nutcracker

Every year, The Nutcracker takes us on an unforgettable journey with Marie as she travels from her home on Christmas Eve to the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets. For children, it is the opportunity to create new memories. For everyone, it is a time for sharing and giving among family & friends.

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Main Stage
Dec 8 - 17
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Idan Raichel
2/18/18

With his latest album, a solo release, producer, keyboardist, lyricist, composer and performer Idan Raichel is a global music icon who has brought his inspiring example and soul-stirring music to some of the planet’s biggest stages. As the leader of The Idan Raichel Project, Idan acts as a musical ambassador representing a hopeful world in which artistic collaboration breaks down barriers between people of different backgrounds and beliefs. With his new solo album, At the Edge of the Beginning, Idan brings audiences an introspective work, consisting of mostly gentle songs with unassuming melodies and arrangements.

“This one-man Middle East peace accord makes music that is an ambitious celebration of multicultural diversity. The ethnic elements are cleverly rewired with modern grooves to create an ambient journey that thrillingly bridges the traditional and the modern.” – The Times (UK)

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at 12pm (noon) CST.

Idan Raichel
2/18/18
Piano Songs
Idan Raichel

With his latest album, a solo release, producer, keyboardist, lyricist, composer and performer Idan Raichel is a global music icon who has brought his inspiring example and soul-stirring music to some of the planet’s biggest stages. As the leader of The Idan Raichel Project, Idan acts as a musical ambassador representing a hopeful world in which artistic collaboration breaks down barriers between people of different backgrounds and beliefs. With his new solo album, At the Edge of the Beginning, Idan brings audiences an introspective work, consisting of mostly gentle songs with unassuming melodies and arrangements.

“This one-man Middle East peace accord makes music that is an ambitious celebration of multicultural diversity. The ethnic elements are cleverly rewired with modern grooves to create an ambient journey that thrillingly bridges the traditional and the modern.” – The Times (UK)

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at 12pm (noon) CST.

All ages. Performance lasts two hours with 15-minute intermission.
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Main Stage
2/18/18
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Studio One
missLABELED
12/7- 12/10

missLABELED

A musical multimedia seriocomedy exploring one woman’s journey trying on various labels to find true happiness. Join her mislabeling misadventures through the music industry, romantic relationships, and the Catholic Church.

All ticket proceeds will benefit bringing the Shameless Workshop to CPS middle school and high school students at no cost to students. Shameless collaborative workshop that fights the stigma of shame through basic songwriting. Organized and approved by CPS Communities In Schools. Watch the short documentary here:

Jess Godwin presents
missLABELED
12/7- 12/10
missLABELED

missLABELED

A musical multimedia seriocomedy exploring one woman’s journey trying on various labels to find true happiness. Join her mislabeling misadventures through the music industry, romantic relationships, and the Catholic Church.

All ticket proceeds will benefit bringing the Shameless Workshop to CPS middle school and high school students at no cost to students. Shameless collaborative workshop that fights the stigma of shame through basic songwriting. Organized and approved by CPS Communities In Schools. Watch the short documentary here:

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Studio One
12/7- 12/10
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Photos With Santa!
Saturday, December 16 at 10 AM - 12 PM

Gather the whole family and snap a photo with Santa while enjoying goodies from local Lakeview businesses! Photos will be available for download after the photo session via a link provided by Angela Garbot Photography.

Advance registration required. To reserve your photo session with Santa, register for one of four 30-minute timeslots via the Get Tickets link above. Arrive at the Athenaeum Theatre ten minutes prior to your timeslot and line up for your photo with Santa (10 families will be scheduled during each 30-minute time slot).

THIS EVENT IS FREE
Photography sponsored by Angela Garbot Photography. For more information, visit www.lakeviewchamber.com/holidays.

Photos With Santa!
Saturday, December 16 at 10 AM - 12 PM
Photos With Santa!

Gather the whole family and snap a photo with Santa while enjoying goodies from local Lakeview businesses! Photos will be available for download after the photo session via a link provided by Angela Garbot Photography.

Advance registration required. To reserve your photo session with Santa, register for one of four 30-minute timeslots via the Get Tickets link above. Arrive at the Athenaeum Theatre ten minutes prior to your timeslot and line up for your photo with Santa (10 families will be scheduled during each 30-minute time slot).

THIS EVENT IS FREE
Photography sponsored by Angela Garbot Photography. For more information, visit www.lakeviewchamber.com/holidays.

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Studio One
Saturday, December 16 at 10 AM - 12 PM
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The Madwoman of Chaillot
2/9 - 3/17

The Madwoman of Chaillot reveals a plot by a group of corrupt business executives who are planning to dig up the streets of Paris so they can pump oil that they believe lies beneath. Their plot is challenged by the titular “Madwoman,” the eccentric Countess Aurelia, an idealist who resolves to fight back and rescue humanity from the scheming and corrupt developers with the help of her fellow outcasts and her fellow madwomen. Originally written to protest thoughtless urban renewal, The Madwoman of Chaillot has remained remarkably up-to-date. Today, the play speaks to environmental concerns, the destruction of the natural world, and the manipulation of world financial markets.

The Madwoman of Chaillot
2/9 - 3/17
The Madwoman of Chaillot

The Madwoman of Chaillot reveals a plot by a group of corrupt business executives who are planning to dig up the streets of Paris so they can pump oil that they believe lies beneath. Their plot is challenged by the titular “Madwoman,” the eccentric Countess Aurelia, an idealist who resolves to fight back and rescue humanity from the scheming and corrupt developers with the help of her fellow outcasts and her fellow madwomen. Originally written to protest thoughtless urban renewal, The Madwoman of Chaillot has remained remarkably up-to-date. Today, the play speaks to environmental concerns, the destruction of the natural world, and the manipulation of world financial markets.

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Studio One
2/9 - 3/17
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Studio Two
Clever Little Lies, by Joe DiPietro
11/16 - 12/17

Shattering and hilarious, “Clever Little Lies” is a comedy of long-term love and marriage… for better… and for worse.

Bluebird Arts presents
Clever Little Lies, by Joe DiPietro
11/16 - 12/17
Clever Little Lies, by Joe DiPietro

Shattering and hilarious, “Clever Little Lies” is a comedy of long-term love and marriage… for better… and for worse.

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Studio Two
11/16 - 12/17
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Insurrection: Holding History
Jan 4 - Feb 11 2018
Ron, a young, gay African-American graduate student, trying to complete his thesis on Nat Turner’s slave rebellion, is feeling lost in his life and alienated from his family. When his 189-year-old great, great grandfather TJ takes him back in time to meet Turner in the flesh, both men find answers they never expected. The play deals with themes of racial identity and sexuality, as Ron comes to face his ancestors’ history, and his own personal identity. A raucous, wrenching story, part “Roots”, part “The Wizard of Oz”, part “In Living Color”, and all Robert O’Hara, Insurrection: Holding History will change how you see the past, and just maybe yourself as well.
Insurrection: Holding History
Jan 4 - Feb 11 2018
Insurrection: Holding History
Ron, a young, gay African-American graduate student, trying to complete his thesis on Nat Turner’s slave rebellion, is feeling lost in his life and alienated from his family. When his 189-year-old great, great grandfather TJ takes him back in time to meet Turner in the flesh, both men find answers they never expected. The play deals with themes of racial identity and sexuality, as Ron comes to face his ancestors’ history, and his own personal identity. A raucous, wrenching story, part “Roots”, part “The Wizard of Oz”, part “In Living Color”, and all Robert O’Hara, Insurrection: Holding History will change how you see the past, and just maybe yourself as well.
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Studio Two
Jan 4 - Feb 11 2018
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For the Loyal by Lee Blessing
Jan 6 - Feb 4

Playwright Lee Blessing used the real-life case of Jerry Sandusky, the Penn State football coach who was accused of assaulting young boys. The testimony of an assistant coach who saw Sandusky in a shower with a youngster was crucial in obtaining a conviction and also in exposing a coverup aimed at protecting the fabled college football program.

In Blessing’s play, an angsty young coach who can’t help but tell his wife the mind-blowing news that he saw a legendary offensive coordinator in a compromising situation with a naked lad.

This confession is the catalyst in transforming the wife, Mia, into the play’s agent of change. Through Mia, Blessing imagines blunt and well-articulated scenarios that contain consequences and choices for someone who holds volatile knowledge.

For the Loyal by Lee Blessing
Jan 6 - Feb 4
For the Loyal by Lee Blessing

Playwright Lee Blessing used the real-life case of Jerry Sandusky, the Penn State football coach who was accused of assaulting young boys. The testimony of an assistant coach who saw Sandusky in a shower with a youngster was crucial in obtaining a conviction and also in exposing a coverup aimed at protecting the fabled college football program.

In Blessing’s play, an angsty young coach who can’t help but tell his wife the mind-blowing news that he saw a legendary offensive coordinator in a compromising situation with a naked lad.

This confession is the catalyst in transforming the wife, Mia, into the play’s agent of change. Through Mia, Blessing imagines blunt and well-articulated scenarios that contain consequences and choices for someone who holds volatile knowledge.

Due to strong language, not recommended for all ages. Performance lasts 90 minutes without intermission.
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Studio Two
Jan 6 - Feb 4
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Fuddy Meers
June 8, 2018 - July 8, 2018

Claire has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. This morning, like all mornings, she wakes up a blank slate. But today turns out different. She’s kidnapped by a limping, lisping, half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask who claims he’s there to save her, and he spirits her off to her mother’s house. Every twist and turn in this funhouse plot bring Claire closer to revealing her past life and everything she thought she’d forgotten. It’s one harrowing and hilarious turn after another on this roller coaster ride through the day of an amnesiac trying to decipher her fractured life. This poignant and brutal comedy traces one woman’s attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curio-cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters.

Fuddy Meers
June 8, 2018 - July 8, 2018
Fuddy Meers

Claire has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. This morning, like all mornings, she wakes up a blank slate. But today turns out different. She’s kidnapped by a limping, lisping, half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask who claims he’s there to save her, and he spirits her off to her mother’s house. Every twist and turn in this funhouse plot bring Claire closer to revealing her past life and everything she thought she’d forgotten. It’s one harrowing and hilarious turn after another on this roller coaster ride through the day of an amnesiac trying to decipher her fractured life. This poignant and brutal comedy traces one woman’s attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curio-cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters.

Recommended for ages 13+, due to strong language. Performance lasts two hours with a 15-minute intermission.
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Studio Two
June 8, 2018 - July 8, 2018
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Studio Three
Breath, Boom
Nov 9 - Dec 17

The 2017 Kia Corthron Season concludes with Breath, Boom. A startling acute portrayal of Prix, a hardened female gang member in New York, whose only escape from her narrow, abusive life is an obsession with creating the perfect fireworks display. The play is based heavily on research into the lives of young women who choose to lead violent lives on the streets.

It captures the tough and often poetic language that people who inhabit a world cut off from normal existence use to both mask and portray a perilous existence. Mignon McPherson Stewart makes her Eclipse directorial debut.

Breath, Boom
Nov 9 - Dec 17
part of the 2017 Kia Corthron Season
Breath, Boom

The 2017 Kia Corthron Season concludes with Breath, Boom. A startling acute portrayal of Prix, a hardened female gang member in New York, whose only escape from her narrow, abusive life is an obsession with creating the perfect fireworks display. The play is based heavily on research into the lives of young women who choose to lead violent lives on the streets.

It captures the tough and often poetic language that people who inhabit a world cut off from normal existence use to both mask and portray a perilous existence. Mignon McPherson Stewart makes her Eclipse directorial debut.

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Studio Three
Nov 9 - Dec 17
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JITNEY
Jan 5 - Feb 11
Join us as we honor August Wilson with our production of JITNEY. This Tony Award-winning play is set in Jim Becker’s unlicensed cab station. Delve into the lives of jitney cab drivers in the Pittsburgh Hill District during the 1970s. As the eighth play in August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, these dynamic characters are challenged with life’s difficulties, gaining enlightenment about the importance of family and community.
JITNEY
Jan 5 - Feb 11
by August Wilson
JITNEY
Join us as we honor August Wilson with our production of JITNEY. This Tony Award-winning play is set in Jim Becker’s unlicensed cab station. Delve into the lives of jitney cab drivers in the Pittsburgh Hill District during the 1970s. As the eighth play in August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, these dynamic characters are challenged with life’s difficulties, gaining enlightenment about the importance of family and community.
No late seating. PG-13. Not for all ages--contains strong language. Performance lasts 2 hours 30 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.
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Studio Three
Jan 5 - Feb 11
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