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Dance Chicago 2014
From October 19, 2013 to February 14, 2014, Dance Chicago will be featuring over 300 individual acts and over 2,500 artists in four great theaters, mostly at the beautiful Athenaeum Theatre, Dance Chicago’s home since 1995. Use the links below to get more information about the 20+ performances.
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Dance Chicago 2014
Dance Chicago 2014
From October 19, 2013 to February 14, 2014, Dance Chicago will be featuring over 300 individual acts and over 2,500 artists in four great theaters, mostly at the beautiful Athenaeum Theatre, Dance Chicago’s home since 1995. Use the links below to get more information about the 20+ performances.
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October 19th - February 14th
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Damien Rice
Dear Damien Rice Fans:

After careful consideration and at Damien’s request, the rescheduled November 14th 7:30pm Damien Rice show, previously destined for The Vic Theatre, will now return to the Athenaeum Theatre.

All seat locations from the original performance on October 13th will remain the same.  New tickets will be reissued for the rescheduled performance and reconfirmed by email to the original ticket-purchaser.

Patrons who purchased tickets through the official Damien Rice website and The Athenaeum Theatre website or box office will receive a re-confirmation email indicating the new show date and time, as well as the original seat assignments.

Confirmation emails will be sent by the first week of November. 

Patrons who purchased tickets at the box office window on the day of the show must bring in the original printed ticket to exchange for the new performance ticket.

Patrons who purchased from third party ticket sellers should return to the point of purchase to obtain the re-issued tickets.

We realize the path to Damien Rice has had many twists and turns, and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.  We are confident, however, as proved by his short set on Oct. 13th, that Damien is well worth waiting for, and we are thrilled that he will return to The Athenaeum Theatre on November 14th.

Patrons with questions or concerns are welcome to contact the Athenaeum Theatre Box Office at 773.935.6875, open seven days a week from noon till showtime, or email boxoffice@athenaeumtheatre.org.
Damien Rice
Damien Rice
Dear Damien Rice Fans:

After careful consideration and at Damien’s request, the rescheduled November 14th 7:30pm Damien Rice show, previously destined for The Vic Theatre, will now return to the Athenaeum Theatre.

All seat locations from the original performance on October 13th will remain the same.  New tickets will be reissued for the rescheduled performance and reconfirmed by email to the original ticket-purchaser.

Patrons who purchased tickets through the official Damien Rice website and The Athenaeum Theatre website or box office will receive a re-confirmation email indicating the new show date and time, as well as the original seat assignments.

Confirmation emails will be sent by the first week of November. 

Patrons who purchased tickets at the box office window on the day of the show must bring in the original printed ticket to exchange for the new performance ticket.

Patrons who purchased from third party ticket sellers should return to the point of purchase to obtain the re-issued tickets.

We realize the path to Damien Rice has had many twists and turns, and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.  We are confident, however, as proved by his short set on Oct. 13th, that Damien is well worth waiting for, and we are thrilled that he will return to The Athenaeum Theatre on November 14th.

Patrons with questions or concerns are welcome to contact the Athenaeum Theatre Box Office at 773.935.6875, open seven days a week from noon till showtime, or email boxoffice@athenaeumtheatre.org.
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Main Stage
November 14th 2014
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UnVeiled
Nomi gets up close and personal by presenting works that expose their deepest thoughts, fears, and passions. The company aims to peel back the layers to reveal moments that shape their lives, careers, and relationships. Look forward to premieres from Nomi’s own Katie Carey and Brittany Reuss, as well as archiving critically acclaimed works by award winning choreographers Paul Christiano and Artistic Director Laura Kariotis. Don’t miss this stirring performance combined with Nomi’s own eclectic mix of artistry at its best! One Night Only!
UnVeiled
presented as part of Dance Chicago
UnVeiled
Nomi gets up close and personal by presenting works that expose their deepest thoughts, fears, and passions. The company aims to peel back the layers to reveal moments that shape their lives, careers, and relationships. Look forward to premieres from Nomi’s own Katie Carey and Brittany Reuss, as well as archiving critically acclaimed works by award winning choreographers Paul Christiano and Artistic Director Laura Kariotis. Don’t miss this stirring performance combined with Nomi’s own eclectic mix of artistry at its best! One Night Only!
This all-ages performance lasts 75 minutes including one 15-minute intermission.
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Main Stage
Nov 21
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Bollywood Groove
Bollywood Groove Annual Show & Recital features performances and demonstrations by our BollyKids with ages from 3 to 15 years, an energetic demo by our BollyGroove Cardio participants and dynamic performances by our Dance Troupe.
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Bollywood Groove
Bollywood Groove
Bollywood Groove Annual Show & Recital features performances and demonstrations by our BollyKids with ages from 3 to 15 years, an energetic demo by our BollyGroove Cardio participants and dynamic performances by our Dance Troupe.
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Main Stage
November 23rd 2014
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GlamourTango
GlamourTango is a multimedia show of music and dance, with theatrical set and lighting, created as a tribute to those women who quietly wrote the pages of Tango from the very beginning. This is a unique approach within the Tango style, since all performing artists in this show are female.
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GlamourTango
GlamourTango
GlamourTango is a multimedia show of music and dance, with theatrical set and lighting, created as a tribute to those women who quietly wrote the pages of Tango from the very beginning. This is a unique approach within the Tango style, since all performing artists in this show are female.
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Main Stage
December 6th 2014
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Demetri Martin
Ticket price: $37.50
On Sale: Friday, September 19th at noon
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Demetri Martin
Demetri Martin
Ticket price: $37.50
On Sale: Friday, September 19th at noon
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Main Stage
December 7th 2014
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The Nutcracker 2014
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 and friends. 
The Nutcracker 2014
The Nutcracker 2014
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 and friends. 
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Main Stage
December 13th - December 21st 2014
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The Both
Is The Both—the name given to the new collaboration between Aimee Mann and Ted Leo—a duo or a band? This seems like a critical philosophical question, and the answer is: Can’t it be both? Although these once-and-future solo artists are the only mainstays of the project and do more than their share of harmonizing, there is an overwhelming sense that the rock is strong with these two, which makes it difficult to relegate their galvanizing joint music to a terminology historically reserved for gentler guy/girl verse swappers.
The Both
part of the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival
The Both
Is The Both—the name given to the new collaboration between Aimee Mann and Ted Leo—a duo or a band? This seems like a critical philosophical question, and the answer is: Can’t it be both? Although these once-and-future solo artists are the only mainstays of the project and do more than their share of harmonizing, there is an overwhelming sense that the rock is strong with these two, which makes it difficult to relegate their galvanizing joint music to a terminology historically reserved for gentler guy/girl verse swappers.
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 10/31/14 at 12 CST
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Kishi Bashi String Quartet
Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym for violin virtuoso K Ishibashi. Having recorded, toured, and collaborated with diverse artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and of Montreal, Kishi Bashi released his first full-length album “151a” via Joyful Noise. Receiving high praise from Spin, Huffington Post, Stereogum, Paste, and many others – Kishi Bashi was also named NPR’s “Best New Artist Of The Year” in 2012.

http://www.kishibashi.com/
Kishi Bashi String Quartet
part of the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival
Kishi Bashi String Quartet
Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym for violin virtuoso K Ishibashi. Having recorded, toured, and collaborated with diverse artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and of Montreal, Kishi Bashi released his first full-length album “151a” via Joyful Noise. Receiving high praise from Spin, Huffington Post, Stereogum, Paste, and many others – Kishi Bashi was also named NPR’s “Best New Artist Of The Year” in 2012.

http://www.kishibashi.com/
TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY 12 NOON CST
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Main Stage
January 15th 2015
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Zola Jesus
For her 5th studio album, TAIGA, Nika relocated from central Los Angeles to Vashon Island in the Puget Sound, in effort to immerse herself in the natural world. Vashon is a densely-wooded enclave with no bridges connecting it to the mainland. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome; a wild boreal forest covering large portions of Russia, Canada, Eurasia, referred to as the Northwoods where it connects in North America. Nika grew up on several acres of land in the northwoods of Wisconsin. Her Russian ancestors extend the taiga’s bloodline throughout several generations and to some extent this land has genetically imprinted on her. She has always felt its pull. To Nika, the taiga represents boundlessness: no law, just survival – at once innocent and raw, embodying naivety from its purity, yet at its core unforgiving and savage.
Zola Jesus
part of the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival
Zola Jesus
For her 5th studio album, TAIGA, Nika relocated from central Los Angeles to Vashon Island in the Puget Sound, in effort to immerse herself in the natural world. Vashon is a densely-wooded enclave with no bridges connecting it to the mainland. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome; a wild boreal forest covering large portions of Russia, Canada, Eurasia, referred to as the Northwoods where it connects in North America. Nika grew up on several acres of land in the northwoods of Wisconsin. Her Russian ancestors extend the taiga’s bloodline throughout several generations and to some extent this land has genetically imprinted on her. She has always felt its pull. To Nika, the taiga represents boundlessness: no law, just survival – at once innocent and raw, embodying naivety from its purity, yet at its core unforgiving and savage.
TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY 12 NOON CST
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Chuck Bartell’s DER HUMOR
Chuck Bartell performs his top-selling album “Der Humor”, an alphabetical accumulation of 150 very short jokes at his only scheduled North American show. Don’t miss Bartell, described as dark, wide-ranging, odd, varied, visual, clever, different, and very funny!
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Chuck Bartell’s DER HUMOR
Chuck Bartell’s DER HUMOR
Chuck Bartell performs his top-selling album “Der Humor”, an alphabetical accumulation of 150 very short jokes at his only scheduled North American show. Don’t miss Bartell, described as dark, wide-ranging, odd, varied, visual, clever, different, and very funny!
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Studio One
Take Me Out
Darren Lemming, the star center fielder of the world champion New York Empires, is young, rich, famous, talented, handsome, and so convinced of his popularity that when he casually announces he’s gay, he assumes the news will be readily accepted by everyone. It isn’t. Friends, fans, and teammates react with ambivalence, and when the slipping Empires call up the young phenom Shane Mungitt to close their games, the ambivalence turns to violence. Angry, lonely, guilt-ridden and confused, Darren finds some unlikely solace in the form of friendship with his new business manager, Mason Marzac–a brilliant but repressed guy, who, as everyone around him copes with disenchantment, blooms in the ecstatic discovery of baseball.
Take Me Out
Take Me Out
Darren Lemming, the star center fielder of the world champion New York Empires, is young, rich, famous, talented, handsome, and so convinced of his popularity that when he casually announces he’s gay, he assumes the news will be readily accepted by everyone. It isn’t. Friends, fans, and teammates react with ambivalence, and when the slipping Empires call up the young phenom Shane Mungitt to close their games, the ambivalence turns to violence. Angry, lonely, guilt-ridden and confused, Darren finds some unlikely solace in the form of friendship with his new business manager, Mason Marzac–a brilliant but repressed guy, who, as everyone around him copes with disenchantment, blooms in the ecstatic discovery of baseball.
Due to some nudity and strong language, this show is recommended for ages 16+. Performance lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.

Call the box office at 773-935-6875 and ask about subscription packages!
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Studio One
Oct 3 - Nov 2
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The Winter’s Tale
One of Shakespeare’s final plays, The Winter’s Tale has been labeled many things: a romance, a “problem play, or–as we like to call it–a Greek Tragedy with a happy ending. But at its core, this play is about things we witness every day as 21st-century Americans: pride, jealousy, penance, and forgiveness. The heart of The Winter’s Tale is Leontes’ journey from blind rage to ultimate redemption. To bring that journey to life, director Brian Pastor and his crew draw on images and ideas from diverse periods of history: ancient Greece, 16th-century Spain, and modern-day America.
The Winter’s Tale
The Winter’s Tale
One of Shakespeare’s final plays, The Winter’s Tale has been labeled many things: a romance, a “problem play, or–as we like to call it–a Greek Tragedy with a happy ending. But at its core, this play is about things we witness every day as 21st-century Americans: pride, jealousy, penance, and forgiveness. The heart of The Winter’s Tale is Leontes’ journey from blind rage to ultimate redemption. To bring that journey to life, director Brian Pastor and his crew draw on images and ideas from diverse periods of history: ancient Greece, 16th-century Spain, and modern-day America.
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Studio One
November 7th - December 13th
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The Adventures of Tapman
Follow Tapman, Chicago’s premiere tap dancing superhero, through various episodes as he battles The MADD Tapper, The Invisible Tapman, and a host of other villains. Accompanying Tapman is the MADD Rhythms Jr. Squad under the direction of Bril Barrett. Directing The Adventures of Tapman is Lauren Girard of Bread and Roses Productions. The Adventures of Tapman features light-hearted, 60s-era comic book humor, elaborate projected special effects, and phenomenal tap dancing including the unique tap dance fighting style, Tap-Fu!
The Adventures of Tapman
The Adventures of Tapman
Follow Tapman, Chicago’s premiere tap dancing superhero, through various episodes as he battles The MADD Tapper, The Invisible Tapman, and a host of other villains. Accompanying Tapman is the MADD Rhythms Jr. Squad under the direction of Bril Barrett. Directing The Adventures of Tapman is Lauren Girard of Bread and Roses Productions. The Adventures of Tapman features light-hearted, 60s-era comic book humor, elaborate projected special effects, and phenomenal tap dancing including the unique tap dance fighting style, Tap-Fu!
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Studio One
January 28th - February 8th
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Studio Two
Owners
Marion’s husband wants her dead, but she’s too busy to notice. The North London real estate market is booming, and she’s out to make a killing. A savage comedy from groundbreaking playwright, Caryl Churchill. Directed by Jeffry Stanton.
Owners
Owners
Marion’s husband wants her dead, but she’s too busy to notice. The North London real estate market is booming, and she’s out to make a killing. A savage comedy from groundbreaking playwright, Caryl Churchill. Directed by Jeffry Stanton.
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Studio Two
October 2nd - November 2nd
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6 Stories Up In Equality!
Six middle school students and their adult mentors with and without disabilities explore the struggle for equality in U.S. history and in their own lives.  This original musical is comppletely written and performed by the cast and is appropriate for audience members ages 9 and up and will also be enjoyed by adults.
6 Stories Up In Equality!
6 Stories Up In Equality!
Six middle school students and their adult mentors with and without disabilities explore the struggle for equality in U.S. history and in their own lives.  This original musical is comppletely written and performed by the cast and is appropriate for audience members ages 9 and up and will also be enjoyed by adults.
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Studio Two
November 7th - November 16th 2014
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A Klingon Christmas Carol
Scrooge has no honor, nor any courage. Can three ghosts help him to become the true warrior he ought to be in time to save Tiny Tim from a horrible fate? Performed in the Original Klingon with English Supertitles, and narrative analysis from The Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology.

The Dickens classic tale of ghosts and redemption adapted to reflect the Warrior Code of Honor and then translated into tlhIngan Hol (That’s the Klingon Language). This production of “A Klingon Christmas Carol” marks the fifth year of out-of-this-world holiday mayhem in Chicago.
A Klingon Christmas Carol
Now in its 5th year!
A Klingon Christmas Carol
Scrooge has no honor, nor any courage. Can three ghosts help him to become the true warrior he ought to be in time to save Tiny Tim from a horrible fate? Performed in the Original Klingon with English Supertitles, and narrative analysis from The Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology.

The Dickens classic tale of ghosts and redemption adapted to reflect the Warrior Code of Honor and then translated into tlhIngan Hol (That’s the Klingon Language). This production of “A Klingon Christmas Carol” marks the fifth year of out-of-this-world holiday mayhem in Chicago.
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Studio Two
Dec 4 - Dec 21
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Studio Three
Mud, River, Stone
The Lynn Nottage season concludes with the rarely produced Mud, River, Stone.  An African-American couple vacationing in Africa finds themselves stranded during the rainy season in the remains of a grand hotel when guests are taken hostage by an angry bellhop.  His demands are simple: grain for his village, and a blanket for his mother.
Mud, River, Stone
part of the 2014 Lynn Nottage Season
Mud, River, Stone
The Lynn Nottage season concludes with the rarely produced Mud, River, Stone.  An African-American couple vacationing in Africa finds themselves stranded during the rainy season in the remains of a grand hotel when guests are taken hostage by an angry bellhop.  His demands are simple: grain for his village, and a blanket for his mother.
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Studio Three
Nov 14 - Dec 6
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Everything But The Reindeer!
A zany, unpredictable, ever-changing holiday variety show featuring improv, music, stand-up and storytelling! Every show features one story-teller, one musician and one incredible set by CIP’s own infamous touring company featuring YOUR holiday themed suggestions!
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Everything But The Reindeer!
Everything But The Reindeer!
A zany, unpredictable, ever-changing holiday variety show featuring improv, music, stand-up and storytelling! Every show features one story-teller, one musician and one incredible set by CIP’s own infamous touring company featuring YOUR holiday themed suggestions!
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Studio Three
December 18 - 21 2014
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