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Encore Spring Showcase
Encore Spring Showcase

A showcase of Dance and Music Academy’s new works by the academy’s high school dancers.

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June 1

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THE RUSSIAN FIVE (2018) w/ Director Q&A
May 23

Join The Athenaeum Theatre & Parliament Studios for a very special screening of the new documentary “The Russian Five” and a post-film Q&A with the film’s director, Joshua Riehl.

 Former NHL star Darren McCarty & producer Jenny Feterovich will be joining Josh Riehl (director) for the post-show Q&A. 


In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings hockey team was a laughing stock, often called the “Dead Wings.” After a wealthy pizza magnate bought the failing franchise, he appointed an unorthodox General Manager to build a championship team. Throwing off conventional wisdom, the new GM looked to America’s mortal enemy in the Cold War, the Soviet Union itself. Through a plot that sounds like a spy novel, the Red Wings organization brought on one Russian after another, sneaking them out under cover of night and whisking them to the Motor City, only to find that the new players faced another problem: Integration.

The film follows the stories of the five Russian players that emigrated to America, took root in Detroit, Michigan, and struggled to fit in, all while training day and night to become Stanley Cup champions. The new immigrants had to learn to communicate with their teammates, assimilate into the culture, and become Americans. Yet, along the way, the Russians began to teach the rest of the team the core of Soviet hockey, and better still, they started winning.

The Russian Five is the true story of immigrants that became American heroes, teammates that became family, and a scrappy, resilient city that became Stanley Cup Champions, twice. It’s a story about hopes and dreams becoming reality, and the harsh reality of dreaming big. The names Fedorov, Larionov, Fetisov, Kozlov, and Konstantinov are legend now in the Motor City and their influence is still felt throughout the National Hockey League today.

1h 42m / Not Rated / Documentary

THE RUSSIAN FIVE (2018) w/ Director Q&A
May 23
THE RUSSIAN FIVE (2018) w/ Director Q&A

Join The Athenaeum Theatre & Parliament Studios for a very special screening of the new documentary “The Russian Five” and a post-film Q&A with the film’s director, Joshua Riehl.

 Former NHL star Darren McCarty & producer Jenny Feterovich will be joining Josh Riehl (director) for the post-show Q&A. 


In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings hockey team was a laughing stock, often called the “Dead Wings.” After a wealthy pizza magnate bought the failing franchise, he appointed an unorthodox General Manager to build a championship team. Throwing off conventional wisdom, the new GM looked to America’s mortal enemy in the Cold War, the Soviet Union itself. Through a plot that sounds like a spy novel, the Red Wings organization brought on one Russian after another, sneaking them out under cover of night and whisking them to the Motor City, only to find that the new players faced another problem: Integration.

The film follows the stories of the five Russian players that emigrated to America, took root in Detroit, Michigan, and struggled to fit in, all while training day and night to become Stanley Cup champions. The new immigrants had to learn to communicate with their teammates, assimilate into the culture, and become Americans. Yet, along the way, the Russians began to teach the rest of the team the core of Soviet hockey, and better still, they started winning.

The Russian Five is the true story of immigrants that became American heroes, teammates that became family, and a scrappy, resilient city that became Stanley Cup Champions, twice. It’s a story about hopes and dreams becoming reality, and the harsh reality of dreaming big. The names Fedorov, Larionov, Fetisov, Kozlov, and Konstantinov are legend now in the Motor City and their influence is still felt throughout the National Hockey League today.

1h 42m / Not Rated / Documentary

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May 23
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Jai Jagat Show – Chicago
May 25th

A 90-minute dance drama musical by 17 underprivileged children from India, about how our planet rediscovered Love.

Manav Sadhna presents
Jai Jagat Show – Chicago
May 25th
"One Earth Family"
Jai Jagat Show – Chicago

A 90-minute dance drama musical by 17 underprivileged children from India, about how our planet rediscovered Love.

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May 25th
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Mosaic
June 1, 2019

Trifecta Dance Collective completes its fourth season with Mosaic, a collaborative evening of dance and theatre. Part one features performances by special guests, Cocodaco Dance Project. Part two premieres the annual collaboration In.Grained in partnership with documentary theatre company, Erasing the Distance to tell the story of one woman’s experience living with anxiety and depression, and her journey toward healing

Mosaic
June 1, 2019
in partnership with Cocodaco Dance Company and Erasing the Distance
Mosaic

Trifecta Dance Collective completes its fourth season with Mosaic, a collaborative evening of dance and theatre. Part one features performances by special guests, Cocodaco Dance Project. Part two premieres the annual collaboration In.Grained in partnership with documentary theatre company, Erasing the Distance to tell the story of one woman’s experience living with anxiety and depression, and her journey toward healing

12pm show Encore Spring Showcase 2019
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June 1, 2019
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Encore Spring Showcase
June 1

A showcase of Dance and Music Academy’s new works by the academy’s high school dancers.

Encore Spring Showcase
June 1
Encore Spring Showcase

A showcase of Dance and Music Academy’s new works by the academy’s high school dancers.

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June 1
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46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards
June 3

Tickets are now on sale for the 46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards. Come celebrate the Non-Equity Chicago Theatre community in a fun two-hour event filled with live performances and your favorite local artists accepting their awards live!

Breon Arzell hosts the 46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards, Monday, June 3 at 7:30PM at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago.

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46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards
June 3
46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards

Tickets are now on sale for the 46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards. Come celebrate the Non-Equity Chicago Theatre community in a fun two-hour event filled with live performances and your favorite local artists accepting their awards live!

Breon Arzell hosts the 46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards, Monday, June 3 at 7:30PM at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago.

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June 3
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Visceral Studio Company 2019 Performance
June 7, 7:30

This all-ages performance lasts two hours including one 20-minute intermission.
Visceral Studio Company presents their end of the year performance presenting works by Nick Pupillo.

Visceral Studio Company 2019 Performance
June 7, 7:30
Visceral Studio Company 2019 Performance

This all-ages performance lasts two hours including one 20-minute intermission.
Visceral Studio Company presents their end of the year performance presenting works by Nick Pupillo.

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June 7, 7:30
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Visceral Dance Center 2019 Showcase
June 8, 7:30 pm

This all-ages performance lasts two hours including one 20-minute intermission.
Visceral Studio Company presents their end of the year performance presenting works by Nick Pupillo.

Visceral Dance Center 2019 Showcase
June 8, 7:30 pm
Visceral Dance Center 2019 Showcase

This all-ages performance lasts two hours including one 20-minute intermission.
Visceral Studio Company presents their end of the year performance presenting works by Nick Pupillo.

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June 8, 7:30 pm
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Visceral Dance Center 2019 Recital
June 9, 2:30

This all-ages performance lasts two hours including one 20-minute intermission.
Visceral Dance Center presents their end of the year recital showcasing the work of the 2018-19 youth program faculty.

Visceral Dance Center 2019 Recital
June 9, 2:30
Visceral Dance Center 2019 Recital

This all-ages performance lasts two hours including one 20-minute intermission.
Visceral Dance Center presents their end of the year recital showcasing the work of the 2018-19 youth program faculty.

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June 9, 2:30
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Faure’s Requiem
June 11, 2019

Gregory Hughes, conductor
Alexis Magarò, soprano
Phillip Dothard, baritone
Chicago Chamber Choir, chorus
CHABRIER: España
POULENC: Sinfonietta
FAURÉ: Requiem

The Chicago Chamber Choir and Lakeview Orchestra partner for this French foray! Chabrier’s wild, dance-inspired España opens the concert, Poulenc’s quirky Sinfonietta concludes the first half, and Fauré’s Requiem brings Lakeview Orchestra’s 2018/2019 Season to a heavenly end.

Faure’s Requiem
June 11, 2019
Faure’s Requiem

Gregory Hughes, conductor
Alexis Magarò, soprano
Phillip Dothard, baritone
Chicago Chamber Choir, chorus
CHABRIER: España
POULENC: Sinfonietta
FAURÉ: Requiem

The Chicago Chamber Choir and Lakeview Orchestra partner for this French foray! Chabrier’s wild, dance-inspired España opens the concert, Poulenc’s quirky Sinfonietta concludes the first half, and Fauré’s Requiem brings Lakeview Orchestra’s 2018/2019 Season to a heavenly end.

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June 11, 2019
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Creating SERIAL
June 28

First there was Adnan Syed then there was Bowe Bergdahl and now it’s the Cleveland court system…

Join WBEZ Chicago on June 28, for a special Podcast Passport event with the makers of Serial. Launched in 2014 by the creators of This American Life, Serial has become one of the country’s top podcasts and has won every major award for broadcasting including duPont-Columbia, Scripps Howard, Edward R. Murrow, and the first-ever Peabody awarded to a podcast.

At this event, Serial creators Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder will give the audience a behind the scenes look at the process of creating Seasons 1, 2 and 3. They will discuss their “one story, one season” concept, and lay out the challenges, surprises, and personal ups and downs of creating an intriguing form of audio storytelling.

Creating SERIAL
June 28
Creating SERIAL

First there was Adnan Syed then there was Bowe Bergdahl and now it’s the Cleveland court system…

Join WBEZ Chicago on June 28, for a special Podcast Passport event with the makers of Serial. Launched in 2014 by the creators of This American Life, Serial has become one of the country’s top podcasts and has won every major award for broadcasting including duPont-Columbia, Scripps Howard, Edward R. Murrow, and the first-ever Peabody awarded to a podcast.

At this event, Serial creators Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder will give the audience a behind the scenes look at the process of creating Seasons 1, 2 and 3. They will discuss their “one story, one season” concept, and lay out the challenges, surprises, and personal ups and downs of creating an intriguing form of audio storytelling.

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June 28
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Azerbaijanian Music Concert
July 13

A night of popular folk and pop music from Azerbaijan performed by the Internationally-known and renowned singer, conductor, and composer Rahim Shahryari.

Azerbaijanian Music Concert
July 13
Azerbaijanian Music Concert

A night of popular folk and pop music from Azerbaijan performed by the Internationally-known and renowned singer, conductor, and composer Rahim Shahryari.

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July 13
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Cuban Visions4: Emerging Women Filmmakers
July 19

Not for all ages due to strong language. Performance lasts 2 hours 15 minutes with no intermission.

*Program will include other shorts by women, awaiting confirmation

Días de Diciembre (December Days) / Directed by Carla Valdés León / 45 min. / 2017 / Documentary Short / Spanish with English subtitles

Between 1975 and 1991 more than 400,000 Cuban soldiers and civilians sent to Angola in support of the country’s left-wing government. Two thousand of them were killed. December Days shows some of the ways in which the mission to Angola—a massive solidarity effort from a small country—touched the lives of ordinary Cubans.

Post-screening presentation: Cuban film critic and feminist scholar, Zaira Zarza will be present with filmmaker Carla Valdés León and/or other Cuban women directors to discuss the current landscape for women filmmakers in Cuba.

Cuban Visions4: Emerging Women Filmmakers
July 19
Cuban Visions4: Emerging Women Filmmakers

Not for all ages due to strong language. Performance lasts 2 hours 15 minutes with no intermission.

*Program will include other shorts by women, awaiting confirmation

Días de Diciembre (December Days) / Directed by Carla Valdés León / 45 min. / 2017 / Documentary Short / Spanish with English subtitles

Between 1975 and 1991 more than 400,000 Cuban soldiers and civilians sent to Angola in support of the country’s left-wing government. Two thousand of them were killed. December Days shows some of the ways in which the mission to Angola—a massive solidarity effort from a small country—touched the lives of ordinary Cubans.

Post-screening presentation: Cuban film critic and feminist scholar, Zaira Zarza will be present with filmmaker Carla Valdés León and/or other Cuban women directors to discuss the current landscape for women filmmakers in Cuba.

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July 19
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Daniel Sloss: X
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10415265

Daniel Sloss: X’ – after the success of his 2 hour – long Netflix specials ‘DARK’ & ‘Jigsaw’, this is the stunning new live show from Scotland’s award – winning comedy star. Currently making headlines around the world with “Daniel Sloss: X”, his ground – breaking 10th solo show, Daniel has performed on ‘Conan’ a record eight times and sold out 11 consecutive Edinburgh Fringe seasons (the world’s biggest arts festival where he’s been one of the biggest comedy ticket sellers for the past 9 years). He has 4 solo off – Broadway seasons (including 30 New York performances in February) and tours extensively The ”DANIEL SLOSS: X” tour has already clocked up 150+ sold out performances and keeps on expanding, with new dates selling out as fast as they can be ad ded. Over the past few years he has toured across 35 countries, but since his Netflix shows are streaming in 190 countries (and in 26 languages!) there is still a way to go! We are delighted to welcome Daniel to The Athenaeum Theatre Daniel’s rave reviews from around the globe include: ‘Dirty, sweet and clever’ (New York Times) ‘Smouldering… “X” is a stunner of a show… Deliciously dark stand – up’ ★★★★★ (Mail on Sunday, UK) ‘Hilarious… Devastatingly intelligent… Sloss is a festival highlight. See him!’ ★★★★★ (The Age, Australia)

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, May 10th at 10am.

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Daniel Sloss: X
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10415265
Daniel Sloss: X

Daniel Sloss: X’ – after the success of his 2 hour – long Netflix specials ‘DARK’ & ‘Jigsaw’, this is the stunning new live show from Scotland’s award – winning comedy star. Currently making headlines around the world with “Daniel Sloss: X”, his ground – breaking 10th solo show, Daniel has performed on ‘Conan’ a record eight times and sold out 11 consecutive Edinburgh Fringe seasons (the world’s biggest arts festival where he’s been one of the biggest comedy ticket sellers for the past 9 years). He has 4 solo off – Broadway seasons (including 30 New York performances in February) and tours extensively The ”DANIEL SLOSS: X” tour has already clocked up 150+ sold out performances and keeps on expanding, with new dates selling out as fast as they can be ad ded. Over the past few years he has toured across 35 countries, but since his Netflix shows are streaming in 190 countries (and in 26 languages!) there is still a way to go! We are delighted to welcome Daniel to The Athenaeum Theatre Daniel’s rave reviews from around the globe include: ‘Dirty, sweet and clever’ (New York Times) ‘Smouldering… “X” is a stunner of a show… Deliciously dark stand – up’ ★★★★★ (Mail on Sunday, UK) ‘Hilarious… Devastatingly intelligent… Sloss is a festival highlight. See him!’ ★★★★★ (The Age, Australia)

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, May 10th at 10am.

Contains adult themes of a sexual nature and strong language. Age 16+ Performance lasts 90 minutes plus a 15-minute intermission. Doors open for seating 60 minutes before showtime.
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Justin Hayward
August 9

Don’t miss the legendary Moody Blues guitarist as he comes to The Athenaeum Theatre! Purchase the exclusive merchandise package which includes:

VIP Merchandise Package:

o Ticket in first 6 rows
o Autographed Justin Hayward Poster
o Exclusive VIP Merchandise – *T-Shirt, Tote Bag, Coaster Set

*Merchandise items subject to change.

Having chalked up nearly fifty years at the peak of the music and entertainment industry, Justin Hayward’s voice has been heard the world over. Known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, his is an enduring talent that has helped to define the times in which he worked. Over the last forty-five years the band has sold fifty five million albums and received numerous awards. Commercial success has gone hand in hand with critical acclaim, The Moody Blues are renowned the world over as innovators and trail blazers who have influenced any number of fellow artists. Justin is honoured with the Moody Blues on the Rock Walk Hall of Fame on Sunset Boulevard.

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Justin Hayward
August 9
Featuring Mike Dawes
Justin Hayward

Don’t miss the legendary Moody Blues guitarist as he comes to The Athenaeum Theatre! Purchase the exclusive merchandise package which includes:

VIP Merchandise Package:

o Ticket in first 6 rows
o Autographed Justin Hayward Poster
o Exclusive VIP Merchandise – *T-Shirt, Tote Bag, Coaster Set

*Merchandise items subject to change.

Having chalked up nearly fifty years at the peak of the music and entertainment industry, Justin Hayward’s voice has been heard the world over. Known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, his is an enduring talent that has helped to define the times in which he worked. Over the last forty-five years the band has sold fifty five million albums and received numerous awards. Commercial success has gone hand in hand with critical acclaim, The Moody Blues are renowned the world over as innovators and trail blazers who have influenced any number of fellow artists. Justin is honoured with the Moody Blues on the Rock Walk Hall of Fame on Sunset Boulevard.

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August 9
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ZAZ
October 10

“ZAZ has a voice as warm and rich as the wines in the Bordeaux region, where she first began performing… she’s a performer full of insouciant charm.” – NPR

“It’s always an event when ZAZ chooses to grace us with new music; and as ever, the sultry introspective new single is full of surprises… [‘Qué vendrá’] is distinctly sensual.” – BlackBook

ZAZ (born Isabelle Geffroy) has been compared to the likes of Edith Piaf, Yves Montand and Ella Fitzgerald and her signature voice is celebrated all over the world. Moving from Bordeaux to Paris as a teen, she set out to seize what would prove a unique destiny. Since the start of her career in 2010 with the seminal hit “Je veux,” ZAZ has won a multitude of awards, including French and German Grammys, and has sold in excess of four million records internationally, with Gold status or higher in twelve countries. She has performed over 500 shows across five continents, relentlessly proving that music transcends borders. An artist of global resonance, her last album, Paris, saw her collaborate with the likes of Quincy Jones, Charles Aznavour and Pablo Alborán. Quincy Jones has noted that ZAZ “has real blues roots in her voice that you’d swear came straight out of the ghetto!” In 2011, ZAZ joined the Les Enfoirés charity ensemble and has created the project Zazimut to develop and promote projects for a society more respectful of life in all its forms.

ZAZ recently released Effet Miroir [translation: Mirror Effect], a studio album comprised entirely of original songs. Combining elements of chanson, South American guitars, pop, salsa and rock, Effet Miroir is an album of hope that is testament to the beliefs of ZAZ, an internationally celebrated artist.On Effet Miroir, ZAZ hopes listeners can find and recognize themselves: “To accept all our facets with their paradoxes is for me, a way to unite the polarities of our being,” ZAZ says. The album serves as an illustration of several faces and genres, just like the diversity of humanity that she had the opportunity to observe and appreciate for several years on the road, in concert or elsewhere.

For more on ZAZ: ZAZ official site / Facebook / YouTube / Instagram / Twitter / Spotify

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY MAY 17TH 1OAM CST

ZAZ
October 10
ZAZ

“ZAZ has a voice as warm and rich as the wines in the Bordeaux region, where she first began performing… she’s a performer full of insouciant charm.” – NPR

“It’s always an event when ZAZ chooses to grace us with new music; and as ever, the sultry introspective new single is full of surprises… [‘Qué vendrá’] is distinctly sensual.” – BlackBook

ZAZ (born Isabelle Geffroy) has been compared to the likes of Edith Piaf, Yves Montand and Ella Fitzgerald and her signature voice is celebrated all over the world. Moving from Bordeaux to Paris as a teen, she set out to seize what would prove a unique destiny. Since the start of her career in 2010 with the seminal hit “Je veux,” ZAZ has won a multitude of awards, including French and German Grammys, and has sold in excess of four million records internationally, with Gold status or higher in twelve countries. She has performed over 500 shows across five continents, relentlessly proving that music transcends borders. An artist of global resonance, her last album, Paris, saw her collaborate with the likes of Quincy Jones, Charles Aznavour and Pablo Alborán. Quincy Jones has noted that ZAZ “has real blues roots in her voice that you’d swear came straight out of the ghetto!” In 2011, ZAZ joined the Les Enfoirés charity ensemble and has created the project Zazimut to develop and promote projects for a society more respectful of life in all its forms.

ZAZ recently released Effet Miroir [translation: Mirror Effect], a studio album comprised entirely of original songs. Combining elements of chanson, South American guitars, pop, salsa and rock, Effet Miroir is an album of hope that is testament to the beliefs of ZAZ, an internationally celebrated artist.On Effet Miroir, ZAZ hopes listeners can find and recognize themselves: “To accept all our facets with their paradoxes is for me, a way to unite the polarities of our being,” ZAZ says. The album serves as an illustration of several faces and genres, just like the diversity of humanity that she had the opportunity to observe and appreciate for several years on the road, in concert or elsewhere.

For more on ZAZ: ZAZ official site / Facebook / YouTube / Instagram / Twitter / Spotify

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY MAY 17TH 1OAM CST

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October 10
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Cuban Visions Program 5: Revolutionary Aspirations: Where Are We Now?
10/18


ICAIC Animation Studios (Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos)

A selection of short animations produced in the 1960’s by the ICAIC Animation Studios which reflect many of the early revolution’s aspirational goals: improved literacy, healthcare, housing, and food production.

Post-screening presentation: Cuban animator Ivette Avila and other invited guests will discuss the evolution of Cuban animation and the use of film to promote the ideals of the Revolution, and also pose relevant criticisms. Other potential panelists include, Julio César Guanche Zaldívar, Law Professor, Historian and former Deputy Director of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Havana Film Festival).

Cuban Visions Program 5: Revolutionary Aspirations: Where Are We Now?
10/18
part of the Cuban Visions Film Series
Cuban Visions Program 5: Revolutionary Aspirations: Where Are We Now?


ICAIC Animation Studios (Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos)

A selection of short animations produced in the 1960’s by the ICAIC Animation Studios which reflect many of the early revolution’s aspirational goals: improved literacy, healthcare, housing, and food production.

Post-screening presentation: Cuban animator Ivette Avila and other invited guests will discuss the evolution of Cuban animation and the use of film to promote the ideals of the Revolution, and also pose relevant criticisms. Other potential panelists include, Julio César Guanche Zaldívar, Law Professor, Historian and former Deputy Director of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Havana Film Festival).

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10/18
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Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin
Oct 18

Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin – Tour Package
(VIP Pit Seats: $204, VIP Main Floor Seats: $164)

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin will embark on a series of tour dates throughout the fall of 2019. Carpenter and Colvin—longtime friends for over 30 years— will appear on stage together as an intimate acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories. These special shows will feature the acclaimed songwriters performing material from their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs.

Carpenter and Colvin previously toured together in 2013 to the delight of both fans and critics. Audiences were invited to share the artists’ “living room” as they played music and traded quips in a warm, comfortable setting inspired by the duo’s long-lasting camaraderie.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin
Oct 18
Together on Stage
Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin

Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin – Tour Package
(VIP Pit Seats: $204, VIP Main Floor Seats: $164)

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin will embark on a series of tour dates throughout the fall of 2019. Carpenter and Colvin—longtime friends for over 30 years— will appear on stage together as an intimate acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories. These special shows will feature the acclaimed songwriters performing material from their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs.

Carpenter and Colvin previously toured together in 2013 to the delight of both fans and critics. Audiences were invited to share the artists’ “living room” as they played music and traded quips in a warm, comfortable setting inspired by the duo’s long-lasting camaraderie.

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Oct 18
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Paris! The Show
October 24

After the success of Piaf! The Show starring the internationally acclaimed ANNE CARRERE, with a million tickets sold in more than 50 countries, sold out at Carnegie Hall, Jan 2017, Gil Marsalla presents a brand new show highlighting the best repertoire of French music in the world: Paris! The Show. This spectacular evening is a vibrant tribute to the greatest French songs of the post-war years, exporting the charm and essence of PARIS for the whole world to enjoy.

Thrilling casting and exquisite scenic design transport us to Montmartre and the stages of the great Parisian cabarets of the time, presenting a repertoire of the greatest songs of EDITH PIAF, CHARLES AZNAVOUR, JACQUES BREL, MAURICE CHEVALIER, LUCIENNE BOYER, CHARLES TRENET, JOSEPHINE BAKER, and YVES MONTAND.

Paris! The Show
October 24
The Greatest French Songs finally on stage!
Paris! The Show

After the success of Piaf! The Show starring the internationally acclaimed ANNE CARRERE, with a million tickets sold in more than 50 countries, sold out at Carnegie Hall, Jan 2017, Gil Marsalla presents a brand new show highlighting the best repertoire of French music in the world: Paris! The Show. This spectacular evening is a vibrant tribute to the greatest French songs of the post-war years, exporting the charm and essence of PARIS for the whole world to enjoy.

Thrilling casting and exquisite scenic design transport us to Montmartre and the stages of the great Parisian cabarets of the time, presenting a repertoire of the greatest songs of EDITH PIAF, CHARLES AZNAVOUR, JACQUES BREL, MAURICE CHEVALIER, LUCIENNE BOYER, CHARLES TRENET, JOSEPHINE BAKER, and YVES MONTAND.

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October 24
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Frankie Quiñones
Nov 1, 2019

Frankie Quiñones is a stand-up comedian best known for his character work. He tours as himself, but also as Creeper (a reformed cholo turned fitness guru) and Juanita Carmelita (a spicy suburban drama queen). Frankie’s characters have racked up millions of views, and Creeper’s Cholofit exercise routines have become viral sensations. Frankie’s repertoire of characters also includes party bro Afradooshie, feel-good guardian angel Pachanga, and he’s got plenty more ready to debut. In addition to his stand-up and online sketches, Frankie can soon be seen as a series regular in the sitcom “The Dress Up Gang,” and he voices a key character in Cartoon Network’s upcoming “Victor and Valentino.” Additionally, he has made appearances on Comedy Central, HBO, TBS, and Nickelodeon.

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY MAY 3rd, 10AM CST

Frankie Quiñones
Nov 1, 2019
Frankie Quiñones

Frankie Quiñones is a stand-up comedian best known for his character work. He tours as himself, but also as Creeper (a reformed cholo turned fitness guru) and Juanita Carmelita (a spicy suburban drama queen). Frankie’s characters have racked up millions of views, and Creeper’s Cholofit exercise routines have become viral sensations. Frankie’s repertoire of characters also includes party bro Afradooshie, feel-good guardian angel Pachanga, and he’s got plenty more ready to debut. In addition to his stand-up and online sketches, Frankie can soon be seen as a series regular in the sitcom “The Dress Up Gang,” and he voices a key character in Cartoon Network’s upcoming “Victor and Valentino.” Additionally, he has made appearances on Comedy Central, HBO, TBS, and Nickelodeon.

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY MAY 3rd, 10AM CST

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Nov 1, 2019
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Cuban Visions Program 6: The Personal is Political
November 10

La Música de las Esferas (Music of the Spheres) / Directed by Marcel Beltran / 82 min. / 2018 / Documentary Feature / Spanish with English subtitles

Beltrán’s father Mauricio and mother Regina met in the 1980s. Equally committed to socialist ideals, they started a life together, even though Regina’s father rejected Mauricio on account of his race. Beltrán draws out what was sacrificed as his parents forged into the austerity of the 1990s, simultaneously confronting the fraught politics of family and nation both.

Post-screening presentation: Americas Media Initiative (AMI) Cuban artist and filmmaker Marcel Beltrán will host an intimate conversation following his nonfiction feature screening, which pays homage to his parents’ enduring love while pondering his country’s turbulent history.

Cuban Visions Program 6: The Personal is Political
November 10
Cuban Visions Program 6: The Personal is Political

La Música de las Esferas (Music of the Spheres) / Directed by Marcel Beltran / 82 min. / 2018 / Documentary Feature / Spanish with English subtitles

Beltrán’s father Mauricio and mother Regina met in the 1980s. Equally committed to socialist ideals, they started a life together, even though Regina’s father rejected Mauricio on account of his race. Beltrán draws out what was sacrificed as his parents forged into the austerity of the 1990s, simultaneously confronting the fraught politics of family and nation both.

Post-screening presentation: Americas Media Initiative (AMI) Cuban artist and filmmaker Marcel Beltrán will host an intimate conversation following his nonfiction feature screening, which pays homage to his parents’ enduring love while pondering his country’s turbulent history.

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November 10
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Small Town Murder
Dec 7, 2019

All ages (Be advised: strong language). Event lasts 120 minutes with no intermission. Doors open for seating 60 minutes before showtime.
Comedians James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman are taking their hit podcast, Small Town Murder, on the road! Each week, they look at a small town, what makes it tick, and a murder that took place there. In-depth research, horrible tragedy, and the hosts’ comedic spin on the whole thing. Shut up, and give me murder!!

Small Town Murder
Dec 7, 2019
Small Town Murder

All ages (Be advised: strong language). Event lasts 120 minutes with no intermission. Doors open for seating 60 minutes before showtime.
Comedians James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman are taking their hit podcast, Small Town Murder, on the road! Each week, they look at a small town, what makes it tick, and a murder that took place there. In-depth research, horrible tragedy, and the hosts’ comedic spin on the whole thing. Shut up, and give me murder!!

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Dec 7, 2019
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Studio One
Leftovers
June 6 - 16th

Jalil and Kwamaine just want their family to be “Cosby Show happy,” but that kind of life doesn’t seem to be in the cards—until an enormous dandelion sprouts in front of their South Philly home and wishes start falling from the sky. Seizing the possibility of no longer feeling like the city’s leftovers, the brothers begin to dream their way out of the cycle of poverty that has governed their lives, and find themselves on an adventure they never could have imagined.

Leftovers
June 6 - 16th
Leftovers

Jalil and Kwamaine just want their family to be “Cosby Show happy,” but that kind of life doesn’t seem to be in the cards—until an enormous dandelion sprouts in front of their South Philly home and wishes start falling from the sky. Seizing the possibility of no longer feeling like the city’s leftovers, the brothers begin to dream their way out of the cycle of poverty that has governed their lives, and find themselves on an adventure they never could have imagined.

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Studio One
June 6 - 16th
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Studio Two
The Secret of the Biological Clock
May 4 - Jun 2

What happens when our favorite teen detectives grow up? Tag along on the big case that pulls one precocious sleigh out of retirement. And see her face obstacles scarier than Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys ever imagined: careers, mature relationships…and babies? Eek!

 

The Secret of the Biological Clock
May 4 - Jun 2
The Secret of the Biological Clock

What happens when our favorite teen detectives grow up? Tag along on the big case that pulls one precocious sleigh out of retirement. And see her face obstacles scarier than Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys ever imagined: careers, mature relationships…and babies? Eek!

 

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Studio Two
May 4 - Jun 2
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NEW Dances 2019
June 19-23

Join us for NEW Dances 2019: A New Generation, featuring new works from: Francesca Baron, Jana Bennett, Lauren Blane, LOUD BODIES (Yariana Baralt Torres and Maria Blanco), Katie Carey, and Rigoberto Saura.

Thodos Dance Chicago and DanceWorks Chicago are excited to build on last season’s pilot collaboration and continue a shared tradition of developing choreographic talent while serving and supporting Chicago’s dance community. Part of Chicago’s dance history for over 30 years, NEW Dances offers Chicago-based choreographers the opportunity to develop work with a community of professional dancers and share their creations with an engaged audience.

NEW Dances 2019
June 19-23
A New Generation
NEW Dances 2019

Join us for NEW Dances 2019: A New Generation, featuring new works from: Francesca Baron, Jana Bennett, Lauren Blane, LOUD BODIES (Yariana Baralt Torres and Maria Blanco), Katie Carey, and Rigoberto Saura.

Thodos Dance Chicago and DanceWorks Chicago are excited to build on last season’s pilot collaboration and continue a shared tradition of developing choreographic talent while serving and supporting Chicago’s dance community. Part of Chicago’s dance history for over 30 years, NEW Dances offers Chicago-based choreographers the opportunity to develop work with a community of professional dancers and share their creations with an engaged audience.

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Studio Two
June 19-23
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Coraline
June 28, 29, 30

Moon Jumpers Ensemble will be producing our first show for 2019. Coraline, written by David Greenspan with music and lyrics by Stephin Merritt and based on the popular novella by Neil Gaiman, follows a young girl who is bored in her new house, as she stumbles upon a new universe right next door.Performance lasts 90 minutes with a 15-minute intermission. Doors open 15 minutes early for seating.

Coraline
June 28, 29, 30
Coraline

Moon Jumpers Ensemble will be producing our first show for 2019. Coraline, written by David Greenspan with music and lyrics by Stephin Merritt and based on the popular novella by Neil Gaiman, follows a young girl who is bored in her new house, as she stumbles upon a new universe right next door.Performance lasts 90 minutes with a 15-minute intermission. Doors open 15 minutes early for seating.

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Studio Two
June 28, 29, 30
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Studio Three
Beyond Therapy
July 11 - August 18

The 2019 Christopher Durang Season continues with his wry, farcical hit, Beyond Therapy. Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy. Prudence’s macho therapist is urging her to be more assertive while Bruce’s wacky therapist wants him to meet women by placing a personal ad. She does not fully comprehend that Bruce has a male lover who is not pleased by Bruce’s desire to date a woman: Prudence. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and Prudence doesn’t know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend. They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off-Broadway hit that moved successfully to Broadway.

Beyond Therapy
July 11 - August 18
part of the 2019 Christopher Durang Season
Beyond Therapy

The 2019 Christopher Durang Season continues with his wry, farcical hit, Beyond Therapy. Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy. Prudence’s macho therapist is urging her to be more assertive while Bruce’s wacky therapist wants him to meet women by placing a personal ad. She does not fully comprehend that Bruce has a male lover who is not pleased by Bruce’s desire to date a woman: Prudence. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and Prudence doesn’t know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend. They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off-Broadway hit that moved successfully to Broadway.

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Studio Three
July 11 - August 18
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Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them
Nov 14 - December 15th

The 2019 Christopher Durang Season concludes with the hilarious Why Torture Is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, a play which turns political humor upside down in a raucous and provocative satire about America’s growing homeland “insecurity.” It is the story of a young woman suddenly in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both? Is her father’s hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government? Honing in on our private terrors both at home and abroad, Durang oddly relieves our fears in this black comedy for an era of yellow, orange and red alerts.

Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them
Nov 14 - December 15th
part of the 2019 Christopher Durang Season
Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them

The 2019 Christopher Durang Season concludes with the hilarious Why Torture Is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, a play which turns political humor upside down in a raucous and provocative satire about America’s growing homeland “insecurity.” It is the story of a young woman suddenly in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both? Is her father’s hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government? Honing in on our private terrors both at home and abroad, Durang oddly relieves our fears in this black comedy for an era of yellow, orange and red alerts.

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Studio Three
Nov 14 - December 15th
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