Current & Upcoming Shows

Main Stage
Mozart The Great
The Chicago Arts Orchestra will be joined by special guest, Brian Bloye on Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major. The concert will also include Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertate, and works by Frederick the Great. A pre-concert talk at 7:30pm is available to all ticket-holders. Come for the talk, stay for the show!
Mozart The Great
Mozart The Great
The Chicago Arts Orchestra will be joined by special guest, Brian Bloye on Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major. The concert will also include Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertate, and works by Frederick the Great. A pre-concert talk at 7:30pm is available to all ticket-holders. Come for the talk, stay for the show!
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Main Stage
September 6th 2014
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Inaside Chicago Dance Fall Concert 2014
Inaside Chicago Dance presents an evening of innovative jazz choreography by established, emerging and new choreographers in its annual Fall Concert.
Inaside Chicago Dance Fall Concert 2014
Inaside Chicago Dance Fall Concert 2014
Inaside Chicago Dance presents an evening of innovative jazz choreography by established, emerging and new choreographers in its annual Fall Concert.
This all-ages performance lasts 2 hours with one 15-minute intermission.
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Main Stage
Sept 19-20
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Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule
If you’ve ever seen Tim and Eric (the duo of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) live, you are
already aware these two know how to put on a performance – complete with singing, dancing, and
all sorts of other Tim and Eric-isms. Past triumphs aside, NO ONE has seen Tim AND Eric AND Check It Out’s Dr. Steve Brule live in 2014! As on his program, Check It Out!, where Dr. Steve Brule discovers and shares bits of great
knowledge about all areas of life, the Dr. Steve Brule live show will educate crowds in a similar fashion.
This power trio has put together a show of a lifetime for you and your pep-pep and they’re venturing
to The Athenaeum! No excuses this time, ya danguses! 

Please note this has a suggested age restriction of 16+
AEG LIVE presents
Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule
Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule
If you’ve ever seen Tim and Eric (the duo of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) live, you are
already aware these two know how to put on a performance – complete with singing, dancing, and
all sorts of other Tim and Eric-isms. Past triumphs aside, NO ONE has seen Tim AND Eric AND Check It Out’s Dr. Steve Brule live in 2014! As on his program, Check It Out!, where Dr. Steve Brule discovers and shares bits of great
knowledge about all areas of life, the Dr. Steve Brule live show will educate crowds in a similar fashion.
This power trio has put together a show of a lifetime for you and your pep-pep and they’re venturing
to The Athenaeum! No excuses this time, ya danguses! 

Please note this has a suggested age restriction of 16+
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Main Stage
September 23rd - 24th
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Tyler Oakley’s Slumber Party!
Armed with a quick wit and fabulous hairTyler Oakley has won the hearts of over five million YouTube subscribers with his weekly videos. Tyler’s sassy & hilarious vlogs have earned him two Teen Choice Awards, inclusion as one of The Advocate’s 40 Under 40 Emerging Voices, and an invite to the White House for a meeting with the President. Now, Tyler is packing up his living room and hitting the road for his first-ever live tour! Tyler’s Slumber Party is an one-of-a-kind live experience packed full of inside scoop, interactive games – and plenty of surprises! VIP ticket holders get an up close and personal meet and greet with everyone’s YouTube bestie! 
Tyler Oakley’s Slumber Party!
Tyler Oakley’s Slumber Party!
Armed with a quick wit and fabulous hairTyler Oakley has won the hearts of over five million YouTube subscribers with his weekly videos. Tyler’s sassy & hilarious vlogs have earned him two Teen Choice Awards, inclusion as one of The Advocate’s 40 Under 40 Emerging Voices, and an invite to the White House for a meeting with the President. Now, Tyler is packing up his living room and hitting the road for his first-ever live tour! Tyler’s Slumber Party is an one-of-a-kind live experience packed full of inside scoop, interactive games – and plenty of surprises! VIP ticket holders get an up close and personal meet and greet with everyone’s YouTube bestie! 
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Main Stage
October 4th
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Maria Bamford
Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won! A short number of decades later and look at her now! Rolling Stonejust named her one of their 50 Funniest People! Maria recently recurred as Debris Bardeaux on Netflix’s Arrested Development reboot, for which she was praised as “fantastic” (Entertainment Weekly) a “standout” (TIME) and “perhaps one of the high points of the entire new season” (Black Book Magazine). She also recurred on fX’s critically-praised Louie and Comedy Central’s Kroll Show. Maria is the creator and star of the Chill.com direct-to-fans event Maria Bamford: the special special special, which Vulture.com named one of the Top 10 Stand-Up Specials of 2012, and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design and was described as a “cold blast of brilliance” by The New Yorker. Maria is the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie and currently contributes comedic voiceovers for many award-winning animations.

In terms of showbiz, Maria has made it and is swimming in a gravy boat, filled with scrumptious gravy. 
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Maria Bamford
Maria Bamford
Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won! A short number of decades later and look at her now! Rolling Stonejust named her one of their 50 Funniest People! Maria recently recurred as Debris Bardeaux on Netflix’s Arrested Development reboot, for which she was praised as “fantastic” (Entertainment Weekly) a “standout” (TIME) and “perhaps one of the high points of the entire new season” (Black Book Magazine). She also recurred on fX’s critically-praised Louie and Comedy Central’s Kroll Show. Maria is the creator and star of the Chill.com direct-to-fans event Maria Bamford: the special special special, which Vulture.com named one of the Top 10 Stand-Up Specials of 2012, and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design and was described as a “cold blast of brilliance” by The New Yorker. Maria is the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie and currently contributes comedic voiceovers for many award-winning animations.

In terms of showbiz, Maria has made it and is swimming in a gravy boat, filled with scrumptious gravy. 
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Main Stage
October 16th
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Chicago Dance Crash & LehrerDance
Chicago Dance Crash, described by the Chicago Tribune as “a compelling mixture of ballet, breakdancing, hip hop, martial arts and dangerous acrobatics,” brings their friends from Buffalo, NY… Jon Lehrer and LehrerDance along for an exciting new joint repertory concert… featuring a premier work by Benjamin Wardell and many more!
Chicago Dance Crash & LehrerDance
a part of Dance Chicago 2014
Chicago Dance Crash & LehrerDance
Chicago Dance Crash, described by the Chicago Tribune as “a compelling mixture of ballet, breakdancing, hip hop, martial arts and dangerous acrobatics,” brings their friends from Buffalo, NY… Jon Lehrer and LehrerDance along for an exciting new joint repertory concert… featuring a premier work by Benjamin Wardell and many more!
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Main Stage
October 18, 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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Studio One
Tales From The Black Side
Tales From The Black Side (Jambalaya Feature)

September 12th-14th and Sep 19th-21st
Friday and Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 4pm.

Featuring Ensemble Members Ronald Conner, Ann Joseph-Douglas, Ericka Ratcliff along with Seth Williams.

An original sketch comedy revue written and performed by Congo Square Theatre ensemble members.  What happens when Chicago’s premier African-American acting ensemble jumps into the irreverent world of sketch comedy?  You get an evening of serious laughs. Politics, relationship taboos, pop culture are all in the crosshairs of this hot, new show from Congo Square theater.

Don’t Miss Out On All The Rest of The Jump Off Fun! Click here for a complete calendar of shows, workshops and pass options!
Congo Square presents
Tales From The Black Side
Jumbalaya Jumpoff is the start of the Jumbalaya Series NEW this year at Congo Square!
Tales From The Black Side
Tales From The Black Side (Jambalaya Feature)

September 12th-14th and Sep 19th-21st
Friday and Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 4pm.

Featuring Ensemble Members Ronald Conner, Ann Joseph-Douglas, Ericka Ratcliff along with Seth Williams.

An original sketch comedy revue written and performed by Congo Square Theatre ensemble members.  What happens when Chicago’s premier African-American acting ensemble jumps into the irreverent world of sketch comedy?  You get an evening of serious laughs. Politics, relationship taboos, pop culture are all in the crosshairs of this hot, new show from Congo Square theater.

Don’t Miss Out On All The Rest of The Jump Off Fun! Click here for a complete calendar of shows, workshops and pass options!
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Studio One
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Jambalaya Jump-Off

Jumping off the brand new Congo Square Jambalaya Series is the Jump Off: A festival of sketch comedy, readings, workshops, professional development and experimental theater!

Buy a Three Event Pass for the best deal on the most fun!
Jambalaya Jump-Off
Jambalaya Jump-Off

Jumping off the brand new Congo Square Jambalaya Series is the Jump Off: A festival of sketch comedy, readings, workshops, professional development and experimental theater!

Buy a Three Event Pass for the best deal on the most fun!
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Studio One
September 12 - September 21
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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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Studio Two
The Last Cadillac

When a young man breaks into a worn-down mechanic shop run by Big Daddy, he learns that he has stumbled into the hangout for ancient African gods that have long since been forgotten.
The Last Cadillac
The Last Cadillac

When a young man breaks into a worn-down mechanic shop run by Big Daddy, he learns that he has stumbled into the hangout for ancient African gods that have long since been forgotten.
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Studio Two
8/28/2014 - 9/21/2014
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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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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
ShoeStrings
Chicago Tap Theatre is proud to present ShoeStrings, directed by Rich Ashworth. Based on simple word association, ShoeStrings is created around the concept of “strings.” Starting by joining tap dance with stringed instruments and exploring more abstract concepts involving everything from children’s toys to modern physics, ShoeStrings experiments with strings through a kaleidoscope of choreography, improvisation, story-telling, and live music.
ShoeStrings
All-ages. Performance lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.
ShoeStrings
Chicago Tap Theatre is proud to present ShoeStrings, directed by Rich Ashworth. Based on simple word association, ShoeStrings is created around the concept of “strings.” Starting by joining tap dance with stringed instruments and exploring more abstract concepts involving everything from children’s toys to modern physics, ShoeStrings experiments with strings through a kaleidoscope of choreography, improvisation, story-telling, and live music.
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Studio Three
Sept 5-7
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William Shakespeare’s Richard III
The king is dead. Years of civil war in England finally seem to be at an end as the House of York claims the throne. The court, however, remains unaware of the schemes of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and his desire for power at any cost. The masterful and haunting conclusion to Shakespeare’s history sequence exposes the depraved depths to which one man will descend, carrying a nation along with him into brutality. This dark morality tale receives an intimate staging by The Empty Theatre, committed to supporting emerging theatre artists at the start of their professional careers.
William Shakespeare’s Richard III
William Shakespeare’s Richard III
The king is dead. Years of civil war in England finally seem to be at an end as the House of York claims the throne. The court, however, remains unaware of the schemes of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and his desire for power at any cost. The masterful and haunting conclusion to Shakespeare’s history sequence exposes the depraved depths to which one man will descend, carrying a nation along with him into brutality. This dark morality tale receives an intimate staging by The Empty Theatre, committed to supporting emerging theatre artists at the start of their professional careers.
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Studio Three
September 11th - September 21st
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The Clean House
Matilde is a Brazilian cleaning woman who would rather be a comedian and invent the perfect joke than clean a house. A runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize, The Clean House is a whimsical,wildly funny romantic comedy by Sarah Ruhl, a native of Wilmette, Illinois that takes a poignant look at class, comedy and the true nature of love.
Bluebird Arts presents
The Clean House
by Sarah Ruhl
The Clean House
Matilde is a Brazilian cleaning woman who would rather be a comedian and invent the perfect joke than clean a house. A runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize, The Clean House is a whimsical,wildly funny romantic comedy by Sarah Ruhl, a native of Wilmette, Illinois that takes a poignant look at class, comedy and the true nature of love.
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Studio Three
September 29th - October 25th
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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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