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The Nutcracker
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.

Main Stage
Dec 10 - 18

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Main Stage
The Nutcracker
Dec 10 - 18

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 10 - 18
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 10 - 18
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DANCES FROM THE HEART 2017
2/11/17 & 2/14/17

A special Valentine’s Day performance featuring 13 dynamic acts including the best of Dance Chicago 2016 and newly curated acts, presenting an amazing array dance styles such as: aerial, tap, urban fusion, jazz, contemporary, stepping, Irish, Mexican folkloric, hip-hop, urban/performance art and more! Curated by John L. Schmitz

DANCE CHICAGO presents
DANCES FROM THE HEART 2017
2/11/17 & 2/14/17
DANCES FROM THE HEART 2017

A special Valentine’s Day performance featuring 13 dynamic acts including the best of Dance Chicago 2016 and newly curated acts, presenting an amazing array dance styles such as: aerial, tap, urban fusion, jazz, contemporary, stepping, Irish, Mexican folkloric, hip-hop, urban/performance art and more! Curated by John L. Schmitz

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Main Stage
2/11/17 & 2/14/17
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The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told!
February 12, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean meets Whose Line is it Anyway. Flung into the future by a bumbling Sea Witch, a crew of misfit pirates now have only one chance of returning home: performing the greatest pirate epic ever on stage! There’s only one problem: half their script is missing! Help the crew fill in the blanks and watch as they improvise a brand new musical adventure based on your suggestions.

The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told!
February 12, 2017
A family friendly musical
The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told!

Pirates of the Caribbean meets Whose Line is it Anyway. Flung into the future by a bumbling Sea Witch, a crew of misfit pirates now have only one chance of returning home: performing the greatest pirate epic ever on stage! There’s only one problem: half their script is missing! Help the crew fill in the blanks and watch as they improvise a brand new musical adventure based on your suggestions.

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Main Stage
February 12, 2017
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Adam Saleh Live
May 14

Aira is thrilled to present, “Adam Saleh Live” at the Athenaeum Theatre for his first live performance in Chicago! Adam combines original music, stories from his life, and audience interaction into an unforgettable afternoon of fun.
Adam Saleh, is a 23-year-old American of Yemeni descent who started a YouTube channel in 2012 to challenge misconceptions about Islam. He is now one of the biggest Muslim stars online, with over 1 million followers on the channel.

Aira, Inc. presents
Adam Saleh Live
May 14
North American Tour
Adam Saleh Live

Aira is thrilled to present, “Adam Saleh Live” at the Athenaeum Theatre for his first live performance in Chicago! Adam combines original music, stories from his life, and audience interaction into an unforgettable afternoon of fun.
Adam Saleh, is a 23-year-old American of Yemeni descent who started a YouTube channel in 2012 to challenge misconceptions about Islam. He is now one of the biggest Muslim stars online, with over 1 million followers on the channel.

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Main Stage
May 14
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Studio One
She’s Folks Holiday Hootenanny!
12/9 - 12/18 - 2016

After wrapping up their summer with sold-out performances at Steppenwolf’s LookOut Theatre, She’s Folks is gearing up for the holidays with She’s Folks’ Holiday Hootenanny! Elizabeth Morgan and her band are hitchin’ up the sleigh to bring you their signature story, song, and sass–with a seasonal twist. She’s Folks has big laughs, tight harmonies, and one hell of a story about a goat. Join us for a hilarious and heartwarming holiday hoot!

She’s Folks Holiday Hootenanny!
12/9 - 12/18 - 2016
She’s Folks Holiday Hootenanny!

After wrapping up their summer with sold-out performances at Steppenwolf’s LookOut Theatre, She’s Folks is gearing up for the holidays with She’s Folks’ Holiday Hootenanny! Elizabeth Morgan and her band are hitchin’ up the sleigh to bring you their signature story, song, and sass–with a seasonal twist. She’s Folks has big laughs, tight harmonies, and one hell of a story about a goat. Join us for a hilarious and heartwarming holiday hoot!

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Studio One
12/9 - 12/18 - 2016
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Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl
1/6/17 - 2/11/17

Eurydice, a modern re-imagining of the Greek myth, gives a voice to a character who is typically a device in a male-centered story. She uses her love of words to communicate her experience, even though the forces of life and death wish to silence her.

Promethean presents
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl
1/6/17 - 2/11/17
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

Eurydice, a modern re-imagining of the Greek myth, gives a voice to a character who is typically a device in a male-centered story. She uses her love of words to communicate her experience, even though the forces of life and death wish to silence her.

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Studio One
1/6/17 - 2/11/17
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Studio Two
Six Stories Up in a Snowstorm:
Dec 9-18

Six Stories Up in a Snowstorm is an original winter musical written and performed by adult mentors and middle school apprentices with and without disabilities. A mystery unravels when kids go on an adaptive ski trip in the mountains of Utah. This 90-minute show with one intermission will be enjoyed by both adults and children, ages six and up. The theatre is completely accessible and sign language interpretation and audio description will be provided on Sunday, December 11.

Six Stories Up in a Snowstorm:
Dec 9-18
a winter youth mystery
Six Stories Up in a Snowstorm:

Six Stories Up in a Snowstorm is an original winter musical written and performed by adult mentors and middle school apprentices with and without disabilities. A mystery unravels when kids go on an adaptive ski trip in the mountains of Utah. This 90-minute show with one intermission will be enjoyed by both adults and children, ages six and up. The theatre is completely accessible and sign language interpretation and audio description will be provided on Sunday, December 11.

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Studio Two
Dec 9-18
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The History Boys
2/3/17 - 3/5/17

An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form (senior) boys in a British boarding school are, as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at a good university – generally in that order. In all their efforts, they are helped and hindered, enlightened and bemused, by a maverick English teacher who seeks to broaden their horizons in sometimes undefined ways, and by a young history teacher who questions the methods, as well as the aim, of their schooling.

The History Boys
2/3/17 - 3/5/17
The History Boys

An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form (senior) boys in a British boarding school are, as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at a good university – generally in that order. In all their efforts, they are helped and hindered, enlightened and bemused, by a maverick English teacher who seeks to broaden their horizons in sometimes undefined ways, and by a young history teacher who questions the methods, as well as the aim, of their schooling.

Recommended for ages 13+, due to strong language. Performance lasts two hours 30 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.
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Studio Two
2/3/17 - 3/5/17
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Falling by Deanna Jent
Mar 16 - Apr -16 2017

It takes a village, and then some. For Tami Martin, raising her 17 year old severely autistic son Josh, is not only a full time job, it’s a labor of love. But Josh’s increasingly violent outburst and pressure from her family threaten to drive Tami’s efforts and her sanity to the brink.

Falling by Deanna Jent
Mar 16 - Apr -16 2017
Falling by Deanna Jent

It takes a village, and then some. For Tami Martin, raising her 17 year old severely autistic son Josh, is not only a full time job, it’s a labor of love. But Josh’s increasingly violent outburst and pressure from her family threaten to drive Tami’s efforts and her sanity to the brink.

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Studio Two
Mar 16 - Apr -16 2017
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Gidion’s Knot
6/2/17 - 7/2/17

Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother’s son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely—or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion’s act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.

Gidion’s Knot
6/2/17 - 7/2/17
Gidion’s Knot

Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother’s son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely—or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion’s act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.

Recommended for ages 13+, due to strong language. Performance lasts 90 minutes without intermission.
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Studio Two
6/2/17 - 7/2/17
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Studio Three
The Little Flower of East Orange
11/3/16 - 12/18/16

The 2016 Stephen Adly Guirgis Season concludes with the Midwest Premiere of The Little Flower of East Orange. When Therese Marie arrives in the emergency room of a small hospital in the Bronx, suffering from hypothermia and in shock, no one there knows her story. To the doctors and nurses, she is just another abandoned elderly woman who can’t even tell them her name. But Therese Marie’s dementia is not all that it seems. And when her prodigal son, Danny, returns to New York, Therese Marie must fight to maintain her dignity in light of her son’s insistence on confronting the ugly secrets of their past. In this unconventional family drama, Stephen Adly Guirgis gives us a mother and son who must face a long family legacy of abuse in order to find the true meaning of grace. Ensemble member and Goodman Theatre Artistic Associate, Steve Scott directs.

The Little Flower of East Orange
11/3/16 - 12/18/16
part of the 2016 Stephen Adly Guirgis Season
The Little Flower of East Orange

The 2016 Stephen Adly Guirgis Season concludes with the Midwest Premiere of The Little Flower of East Orange. When Therese Marie arrives in the emergency room of a small hospital in the Bronx, suffering from hypothermia and in shock, no one there knows her story. To the doctors and nurses, she is just another abandoned elderly woman who can’t even tell them her name. But Therese Marie’s dementia is not all that it seems. And when her prodigal son, Danny, returns to New York, Therese Marie must fight to maintain her dignity in light of her son’s insistence on confronting the ugly secrets of their past. In this unconventional family drama, Stephen Adly Guirgis gives us a mother and son who must face a long family legacy of abuse in order to find the true meaning of grace. Ensemble member and Goodman Theatre Artistic Associate, Steve Scott directs.

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Studio Three
11/3/16 - 12/18/16
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Blue Collar Music Box
1/6/17-1/16/17

Blue Collar Music Box is a celebration of the working class through tap dance and live music. With a focus on Folk, Americana, and a little Bluegrass music, Blue Collar highlights new works and old favorites from choreographer Rich Ashworth in a concert for the whole family.

Rich Ashworth presents
Blue Collar Music Box
1/6/17-1/16/17
Blue Collar Music Box

Blue Collar Music Box is a celebration of the working class through tap dance and live music. With a focus on Folk, Americana, and a little Bluegrass music, Blue Collar highlights new works and old favorites from choreographer Rich Ashworth in a concert for the whole family.

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Studio Three
1/6/17-1/16/17
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Hobo King
1/27/17 - 3/5/17

A homeless man is unjustly slain by city police. Enraged, the homeless community
attempts to govern themselves in order to protect themselves from the existing government

Congo Square presents
Hobo King
1/27/17 - 3/5/17
Hobo King

A homeless man is unjustly slain by city police. Enraged, the homeless community
attempts to govern themselves in order to protect themselves from the existing government

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Studio Three
1/27/17 - 3/5/17
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