Current & Upcoming Shows

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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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THE MUSIC MAN
Chicago Women Charity Players is back with THE MUSIC MAN benefiting Libenu. Sunday, Nov. 30 2 PM & Monday, Dec. 1, 7 PM at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. General admission tickets available for purchase now at Rosenblum’s World of Judaica. Sponsorships and advertising opportunities available. Contact cwcptickets@gmail.com or call 773-465-6576.
THE MUSIC MAN
THE MUSIC MAN
Chicago Women Charity Players is back with THE MUSIC MAN benefiting Libenu. Sunday, Nov. 30 2 PM & Monday, Dec. 1, 7 PM at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. General admission tickets available for purchase now at Rosenblum’s World of Judaica. Sponsorships and advertising opportunities available. Contact cwcptickets@gmail.com or call 773-465-6576.
Women and Girls only
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November 30th & December 1
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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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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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Demetri Martin
Happy Thanksgiving!  Demetri has had a scheduling conflict and has rescheduled his shows here. All tickets will be honored for the new date January 24th and we will be sending new ticket confirmation emails by the first week of December! Please call the Box Office at 773.935.6875 with any questions or concerns. We’ll reopen Friday at Noon.
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Demetri Martin
Demetri Martin
Happy Thanksgiving!  Demetri has had a scheduling conflict and has rescheduled his shows here. All tickets will be honored for the new date January 24th and we will be sending new ticket confirmation emails by the first week of December! Please call the Box Office at 773.935.6875 with any questions or concerns. We’ll reopen Friday at Noon.
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NEW DATE: January 24th 2015
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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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Chris Hardwick
Chris Hardwick –  stand-up comedian, chart-topping podcaster, television personality, contributor for
Wired magazine, and creative head of the multi-platform media behemoth Nerdist Industries.
including the Nerdist.com website. a premium YouTube channel (youtube.com/nerdist) with over 900K subscribers; 2.3M Twitter fans; and a podcast  network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast that averages 5M monthly downloads. Chris is also the face of AMC’s live after show Talking Dead, which discussed the highly-rated The Walking Dead. His top rated late-night show, @Midnight airs four nights a week on Comedy Central. Now see him LIVE right here at the Athenaeum! 

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY AT 12 NOON CST 11/21/14



Chris Hardwick
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Chris Hardwick
Chris Hardwick –  stand-up comedian, chart-topping podcaster, television personality, contributor for
Wired magazine, and creative head of the multi-platform media behemoth Nerdist Industries.
including the Nerdist.com website. a premium YouTube channel (youtube.com/nerdist) with over 900K subscribers; 2.3M Twitter fans; and a podcast  network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast that averages 5M monthly downloads. Chris is also the face of AMC’s live after show Talking Dead, which discussed the highly-rated The Walking Dead. His top rated late-night show, @Midnight airs four nights a week on Comedy Central. Now see him LIVE right here at the Athenaeum! 

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY AT 12 NOON CST 11/21/14



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Main Stage
Friday February 27th 2015
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The Infinite Monkey Cage

The Infinite Monkey Cage is the award-winning BBC Radio comedy and science series recorded in front of a live theatre audience and hosted by physicist Professor Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

“Do you think you’re funny? Do you think you’re smart? Do you eat quantum physics with your Cheerios? Or reflect on the Space/Time/Continuum on the tread mill? Then this is the show for you! I know, I was a guest and these guys are beyond cool – and hysterical!”  — Sir Patrick Stewart.

Physicist Brian Cox and award comedian Robin Ince are the naughty but clever monkeys, guiding the discussion with guest scientists and comedians, but often going off in very unexpected directions — you never know where their exploration of the universe will end up, but wherever you land, it’s always somewhere interesting and thought provoking and very, very funny.


The Infinite Monkey Cage
The Infinite Monkey Cage

The Infinite Monkey Cage is the award-winning BBC Radio comedy and science series recorded in front of a live theatre audience and hosted by physicist Professor Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

“Do you think you’re funny? Do you think you’re smart? Do you eat quantum physics with your Cheerios? Or reflect on the Space/Time/Continuum on the tread mill? Then this is the show for you! I know, I was a guest and these guys are beyond cool – and hysterical!”  — Sir Patrick Stewart.

Physicist Brian Cox and award comedian Robin Ince are the naughty but clever monkeys, guiding the discussion with guest scientists and comedians, but often going off in very unexpected directions — you never know where their exploration of the universe will end up, but wherever you land, it’s always somewhere interesting and thought provoking and very, very funny.


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March 7th 2015
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Studio One
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 Santa & Mrs. Claus Show
A fun and interactive Christmas Holiday Show, perfect for families and groups with children ages 4-8. Come sing songs, hear stories and ask Santa all those questions you’ve been dying to know the REAL answer to!
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The Santa & Mrs. Claus Show
The Santa & Mrs. Claus Show
A fun and interactive Christmas Holiday Show, perfect for families and groups with children ages 4-8. Come sing songs, hear stories and ask Santa all those questions you’ve been dying to know the REAL answer to!
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Studio One
December 16th - 21st
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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
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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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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Spinning Into Butter
When one of the few African American students at liberal Belmont College begins receiving hate mail, the campus erupts, first with shock, then with mutual recrimination as faculty and students alike try to prove their own tolerance by condemning one another.  At the center of this maelstrom is Sarah Daniels, the dean of students.  As the administration sponsors public “race forums” and the students start activist groups, Sarah is forced to explore her own feelings on racism.  Her self-examination leads to some surprising discoveries and painful insights, the consequences of which even she can’t predict. Due to strong language, this show is recommended for ages 13+.
Spinning Into Butter
Spinning Into Butter
When one of the few African American students at liberal Belmont College begins receiving hate mail, the campus erupts, first with shock, then with mutual recrimination as faculty and students alike try to prove their own tolerance by condemning one another.  At the center of this maelstrom is Sarah Daniels, the dean of students.  As the administration sponsors public “race forums” and the students start activist groups, Sarah is forced to explore her own feelings on racism.  Her self-examination leads to some surprising discoveries and painful insights, the consequences of which even she can’t predict. Due to strong language, this show is recommended for ages 13+.
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Studio Two
Jan. 9th - Feb. 8th 2015
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Really Really
In the hazy aftermath of a wild campus party, dawn breaks on what appears to be just another day in the undergrad carnival that revolves around a circle of friends.  But when morning-after gossip about privileged Davis and ambitious Leigh turns ugly, the veneer of loyalty and friendship is peeled back to reveal a vicious jungle of sexual politics, raw ambition, and class warfare where only the strong could possibly survive.
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Really Really
Really Really
In the hazy aftermath of a wild campus party, dawn breaks on what appears to be just another day in the undergrad carnival that revolves around a circle of friends.  But when morning-after gossip about privileged Davis and ambitious Leigh turns ugly, the veneer of loyalty and friendship is peeled back to reveal a vicious jungle of sexual politics, raw ambition, and class warfare where only the strong could possibly survive.
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Studio Two
Feb. 13th - March 15th 2015
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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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Picture Imperfect
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.



Picture Imperfect
Picture Imperfect
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.



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Studio Three
Feb 26th - April 4th 2015
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