My Brother, My Brother and Me
The McElroy Brothers are experts in nothing whatsoever, but that doesn’t stop them from attempting to solve every question, query and quandary posed by listeners of their top-rated podcast. From ghost horses to Garfield fetishes, no topic is too complex for their insight.
My Brother, My Brother and Me: Real brothers, real bad advice.
DePaul SASA Presents: Yeh Hai Jalwa
DePaul South Asian Student Association proudly presents our annual cultural show Yeh Hai Jalwa: Stars of SASA! The show will encompass a mix of diverse dances and musical acts from South Asia. Come and experience the unique heritage of South Asia with this year’s cultural show!
SNAP’s 2015 Dance Repertoire, including pieces by staff members and guest choreographers. A delightful, family-friendly dance show!
Louise Goffin with Butch Norton
As the producer of a Grammy nominated album (Carole King’s A Holiday Carole), singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, and mom, Louise Goffin is a badass, multi-talented, modern-day renaissance woman. Her formative years in California’s famed Laurel Canyon gave her a virtual PhD in Popular Music as the first-born daughter of two of their generation’s most renowned songwriters, Carole King and Gerry Goffin.
Louise released six albums of her own, the last in 2014, Songs From the Mine. This highly sought-after producer and go-to songwriter has also toured the world on electric guitar with Tears For Fears. “Pure nirvana for pop melody freaks,” Louise welcomes School of Rock’s very own The Kelson Twins to open this can’t-miss concert at the Athenaeum Theatre.
Chicago Children’s Choir
Join the Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir as they perform alongside local In-School Choirs and members of the world-renowned Voice of Chicago in an evening that captures the breath and variety of Chicago Children’s Choir’s programs and repertoire.
This event is free & open to the public.
Chicago Children’s Choir Men’s Festival
The men of Chicago Children’s Choir come together for a day of learning and camaraderie, culminating in a performance featuring The Filharmonic of NBC’s “The Sing-Off.”
Inaside Chicago Dance Spring Concert 2015
Inaside Chicago Dance presents an evening of innovative jazz choreography by established, emerging, and new choreographers in its annual Spring Concert.
CHICAGO: An Artist Celebration
The Chicago Arts Orchestra presents CHICAGO: An Artist Celebration, a concert featuring local Chicago-based composers and musicians.
Listen To Your Mother 2015
Listen to Your Mother (LTYM) is a national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother’s Day. Each production is directed, produced, and performed by local communities, for local communities.
Each LTYM show donates a minimum of 10% of ticket proceeds to local causes. The fourth annual Chicago show will benefit the Red Pump Project, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls.
What started as a single show in Madison, Wisconsin in 2010 has grown into a coast-to-coast phenomenon, with 39 cities participating in 2015 and an anthology, Listen To Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now from Putnam Books that will land in bookstores on April 7, 2015.
Once again Nomi Dance Company’s annual spring engagement includes the commissioning of Chicago’s finest talents. Monique Haley, (formerly of River North Dance Chicago), Stephanie Martinez, (founding member of River North Dance Chicago and one of Chicago’s most sought after choreographers) Giordano Dance Chicago’s Joshua Blake Carter, and Nomi’s own Katie Carey. This performance of <i>Spring Affair</i> will run the gamut of emotions and themes while at the same time engaging the audience with what Nomi is best known for– a high regard for dynamic risk-taking, athleticism, beautiful intricacies, and the dancers’ unique flavor when performing each vibrant and challenging work. Join us for an inspiring evening of dance!
The Simpsons & Onion Writers In-Conversation
The Onion Panel: 2:00pm – 3:15pm
The Simpsons Panel: 3:45pm – 5:15pm
We are proud to present an afternoon of panel discussions and Q&As with writers from The Simpsons and The Onion.
The Simpsons are wrapping up their 26th season and are sending out Emmy Award-winning writer/producers Al Jean, Rob Lezebnik, Carolyn Omine and a few others from the show to regale us with tales both big and small from behind the scenes of America’s longest running television sitcom.
Since its founding by a Prussian tuber farmer in 1756, The Onion has attracted millions of loyal fans drawn to its fearless reporting and scathing commentary on world events, human behavior, and journalistic convention. Its omnipotent news empire now includes the Peabody Award-winning Onion News Network video wing and multiple best-selling books. In a rare peek behind the scenes of America’s Finest News Source, the core writing staff of The Onion will gather for a discussion focusing on how the world’s most popular satirical news is created and how the publication has evolved over the years before fielding questions from any of the slobbering dopes in attendance.
CCCF: Smashed by Gandinin Juggling
Gandinin Juggling would like to cordially invite you to a tea party that you will never forget. Under the artistic direction of Sean Gandini and Kati Yla-Hokkala, this British juggling company brings us, Smashed, a mesmorizing mix of circus and theatre. Insipired by Pina Bausch, this 60 min show is a series of film-like scenes that explore conflict, love lost, and wrap it up with a quaint afternoon tea party.
CCCF: Third Coast Cabaret
CCCF debuts the Third Coast Cabaret, International edition. This late night cabaret features U.S. circus artists from across the country. The Third Coast Cabaret, a staple in NYC, brins their unique style and charm to Chicago to share with the Windy City their wicked style and incredible showmanship. This installment of the Third Coast Cabaret acts will include an international cast of world-class jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, clowns, and more.
CCCF: Pedal Punk by Cirque Mechanics
American contemporary circus company, Cirque Mechanics presents.
Pedal Punk, 90 minutes of heart-stopping acrobatics, aerial, theater and bikes. It is a truly contemporary form of storytelling created by Chris Lasha, using a Steampunk inspired world where cycling provides an escape from our technology obsessed society.
CCCF: American Youth Circus Organization Showcase (AYCO)
The American Youth Circus Organization presents a 90-minute showcase of some of America’s up-and-coming circus artists. Featuring acts from across the nation, the audience will have the rare opportunity to see some of America’s brightest youth starts of all ages and sizes sharing one stage at the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival.
Tiger At The Gates
The Trojan War, the Mother of all Western Wars, spawned the Mother of all Western Literature. What if, at the dawn of western history, there had been no epic poem of the glory of war, but rather a passionate plea made by a warrior for a story of peace? What would have happened had the Trojan War been avoided? Could it have been avoided? In John Arthur Lewis’s production of Tiger At The Gates (originally titled The Trojan War Will Not Take Place) the Gates Of War are omnipresent, threatening to open at any time. Because war is always threatening. And peace is always longed for.
Crimes of the Heart
At the core of this play are the Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy’s home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi after Babe shoots her abusive husband. The trio was raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments and each has endured her share of hardship and misery. Past resentments bubble to the surface as they’re forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with the latest incident that has disrupted their lives. Each sister is forced to face the consequences of the “crimes of the heart” she has committed.
The Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival presents Suhde-an ordinary evening in a quiet living room transformed into a bold presentation of balance, beauty, and brawn. Kate and Pasi, a charming duo from Finland, perform 45 minutes of acrobatic feats unlike anything you have ever known.
Creation’s Birthday brings to life the story of the Big-Bang Genesis through the legendary battle between astronomer Edwin Hubble and the scientific icon Albert Einstein. How did a boxing champ, war-hero, Rhodes scholar, and upstart astronomer gang up with a moonshine-peddling janitor (Milton Humason) to discover our expanding universe? And how did Hubble and his Jesuit priest-ally (Father George Lemaitre) use the expanding universe to expose the greatest blunder of the greatest scientist? How could the infallible, scientific genius of the century so bungle his theory so as to miss the creation of the universe?
The third installation of artist collaborations. Local artist/sculptor, Erik L. Peterson builds an exploded, moving stage to challenge the dancers in Tip Tap Tow. Originally created as an urban site specific piece for the opening of The Moments Between at A&D Gallery, artistic director Kendra Jorstad and Peterson bring the piece inside for a more intimate experience. Jorstad and David Lee Csicsko combine to share the modern version of King Henry VIII and his six wives. Watch as Csicsko transforms the space into a living painting.
“We must be able to have these conversations with our community. The intent of Twisted Melodies is to open up a safe and healing conversation about mental illness in our community and ways we can help each other cope. Donny (Hathaway) was a musical genius coping with schizophrenia, it was a part of him and a part of his music and brilliance. Maybe through seeing this illness through a beloved artist will allow us to view it differently than we have viewed it before. ” -Samuel Roberson
CCCF: The Girlie Show
Join “Big Momma” and her Dixie Land Band as they set sail on a visual ODD’yssey that will titillate your senses. The Girlie Show, directed by Jamieson Lindenburg, is 90 minutes of an all female cast in gorgeous costumes, doing amazing circus feats all to live music. This show delivers a memorable evening that will knock your socks off!
The story of a single mother, Mary and the impossibly conflicted decisions she must make. Abandoned, impoverished, and tormented by past mistakes, Mary battles an unforgiving system as it moves in painful, inexorable steps to take her beloved autistic son.
Lips Together, Teeth Apart
Eclipse Theatre’s 2015 Terrence McNally Season opens with Lips Together, Teeth Apart. In a gay community on Fire Island, two straight couples reveal a desperate sense of individual isolation. Ted Hoerl makes his Eclipse directorial debut.
Modrun Dance: All Comedy All the Time
Ninety minutes of fun-filled modern dance hilarity: guaranteed ANGST-FREE. Featuring DanszLoop Chicago performing Paula Frasz’s classic comic dances AND featuring stand-up comedian AJ Lubecker. Nothing like the “modrundance” you have suffered through in the past!!!!
“Side splitting!” — Drew Frasz, Paula’s Brother
“Don’t miss this!!” — Marie Frasz, Paula’s Mom (deceased)
“I thought all modern dance was boring and pretentious.” — Martha Graham (deceased)
CCCF: Tossed and Found
COME….and see THINGS differently in Peter Davison’s one man contemporary circus show, Tossed & Found. With consummate skill, imagination, and humor, Peter presents a one hour, one-of-a-kind celebration of the material world through a series of precisely choreographed numbers.
CCCF: Knee Deep by Casus
The Australian company Casus bring us Knee Deep; a beautifully crafted contemporary circus show that explores the boundaries of strength and tenderness. With only a cast of four, Casus presents 60 minutes of thrilling physical feats; and invites the audience to re-imagine the notions of limitation, where delicacy does not necessarily equate to fragility, but is often a fine line to tread.
This young American circus company, Company McQuiggs, is composed of three young and immensely talented performers. Together, they bring to the stage amazing sills and technical abilities infused with an undeniable youthful energy. PLD blends juggling with comedy and dance to bring you an hour of jaw-dropping, bucket-stacking, ball-flying fun.
CCCF: The Submarine Show
The Submarine Show, created by Emmy Award winner, Slater Penney and former Cirque du Soleil performer, Jaron Hollander, is a bright and brilliant, side-splitting piece of contemporary circus theatre that is guaranteed to delight any audience, regardless of age. During this 60-minute show, you will laugh and cry with these two characters as they swim, fly, and descend into a madcap journey vividly sculpted out of nothing buy imagination.
A Perfect Ganesh
The 2015 McNally Season continues with his Pulitzer nominated play, A Perfect Ganesh.
Two American women embark on a comic and tragic spiritual journey through India with the Hindu god Ganesha. Artistic Director, Nathaniel Swift directs.
The Lisbon Traviata,
The 2015 Season concludes with the sharply funny yet deeply tragic play,The Lisbon Traviata, in which personal tragedy unfolds on an operatic scale. Ensemble Member and Goodman Theatre Artistic Associate, Steve Scott, directs.