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Cuban Visions Program 6: The Personal is Political
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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Current & Upcoming Shows

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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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Justin Hayward
August 9, 2019

Don’t miss the legendary Moody Blues guitarist as he comes to The Athenaeum Theatre!

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.

Live Nation presents
Justin Hayward
August 9, 2019
Featuring Mike Dawes
Justin Hayward

Don’t miss the legendary Moody Blues guitarist as he comes to The Athenaeum Theatre!

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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Main Stage
August 9, 2019
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Date Night Live
Aug 10

An interactive comedy show starring Ellen Degeneres’ long-time opening act, Tommy Riles!

Date Night Live is an interactive comedy show. This real life couple and founders of Life of Dad and Life of Mom, Tom and Lucy Riles, host an engaging and entertaining night of audience interaction, ridiculously relatable topics, and various improv games. Plus featuring the incredible talent of stand-up comedian and social media sensation, Meredith Masony from That’s Inappropriate. Date Night Live is sure to give couples an unforgettable experience.

Ages 18+. Performance lasts 120 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.

Date Night Live
Aug 10
Date Night Live

An interactive comedy show starring Ellen Degeneres’ long-time opening act, Tommy Riles!

Date Night Live is an interactive comedy show. This real life couple and founders of Life of Dad and Life of Mom, Tom and Lucy Riles, host an engaging and entertaining night of audience interaction, ridiculously relatable topics, and various improv games. Plus featuring the incredible talent of stand-up comedian and social media sensation, Meredith Masony from That’s Inappropriate. Date Night Live is sure to give couples an unforgettable experience.

Ages 18+. Performance lasts 120 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.

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Aug 10
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr.
August 16 & 17

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the record-breaking West End production and the beloved film, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr. is one blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious.” 

Eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, sets about restoring an old race car with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car is magic, and has the ability to float and take flight. When the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself, the family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher. 

Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr. is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure that will dazzle children of all ages!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr.
August 16 & 17
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr.

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the record-breaking West End production and the beloved film, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr. is one blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious.” 

Eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, sets about restoring an old race car with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car is magic, and has the ability to float and take flight. When the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself, the family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher. 

Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr. is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure that will dazzle children of all ages!

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August 16 & 17
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2019 NANBF/IPE Windy City Natural
August 31

All-ages. Day-long competitions run from 10am-6pm with varying breaks. Doors open at 9am.
Natural fitness competition including seven Pro Classes and a chance for amateur competitors to earn a Pro-Qualification and work their way to becoming a World Champion.

2019 NANBF/IPE Windy City Natural
August 31
2019 NANBF/IPE Windy City Natural

All-ages. Day-long competitions run from 10am-6pm with varying breaks. Doors open at 9am.
Natural fitness competition including seven Pro Classes and a chance for amateur competitors to earn a Pro-Qualification and work their way to becoming a World Champion.

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August 31
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Crime Junkie Podcast Live
9/19 & 20

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND — 2nd SHOW ADDED! Thursday 9/19 at 8pm

You’ve said it before: Crime Junkie feels like you are sitting in a room with your best friends Ashley & Brit talking about true crime. Now is your chance to do that for real! For four days only, Ashley & Brit are bringing you a never before told case. You’ll get to analyze the facts an evidence with Ashley and yell “Wait, What?!” right along with Brit. Get ready to experience your favorite chart-topping podcast Crime Junkie in a whole new way!

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Crime Junkie Podcast Live
9/19 & 20
Kickstand Productions
Crime Junkie Podcast Live

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND — 2nd SHOW ADDED! Thursday 9/19 at 8pm

You’ve said it before: Crime Junkie feels like you are sitting in a room with your best friends Ashley & Brit talking about true crime. Now is your chance to do that for real! For four days only, Ashley & Brit are bringing you a never before told case. You’ll get to analyze the facts an evidence with Ashley and yell “Wait, What?!” right along with Brit. Get ready to experience your favorite chart-topping podcast Crime Junkie in a whole new way!

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9/19 & 20
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The Golden Ratio Live
October 5

The Golden Ratio Live show brings your favorite squad of golden retrievers from TheGoldenRatio4 on stage with Jen, GR Mom, joined as always by GR Dad. We’ll spend an evening sharing secret stories of the dogs and humans plus a crazy Florida Man story for good measure.

The Golden Ratio Live
October 5
The Golden Ratio Live

The Golden Ratio Live show brings your favorite squad of golden retrievers from TheGoldenRatio4 on stage with Jen, GR Mom, joined as always by GR Dad. We’ll spend an evening sharing secret stories of the dogs and humans plus a crazy Florida Man story for good measure.

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October 5
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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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Main Stage
October 10
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Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
10/17

All ages. Performance lasts 120 minutes plus a 15-minute intermission. Doors open for seating at 6:00 PM.

From Frank Turner’s Blog: THOUGHTS ON NO MAN’S LAND

“The record is, first and foremost, a piece of story-telling – a history record, if you will, a pretty traditional folk approach. I didn’t actually set out to write exclusively about women. In the beginning I was just toying with various stories that felt interesting to tell (and I was keen, after my recent records, to write about something other than my own life and feelings for a while). Now, clearly, there is an implicit politics in the fact that, in telling lesser known stories, I’ve ended up singing about women, and I’ll stand behind that, for what it’s worth. But my initial interest was in sharing some stories that I didn’t know before, and that I suspect most people didn’t.”

Citi® Card Member Presale begins at 10am July 16th!

Ticket Prices:

• Orchestra Pit: $75
• Main Floor: $55
• Balcony Front: $45
• Balcony Rear: $35

Click here to see the Athenaeum Main Stage Seating Chart.

*All support acts are subject to change without notice.

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Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
10/17
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

All ages. Performance lasts 120 minutes plus a 15-minute intermission. Doors open for seating at 6:00 PM.

From Frank Turner’s Blog: THOUGHTS ON NO MAN’S LAND

“The record is, first and foremost, a piece of story-telling – a history record, if you will, a pretty traditional folk approach. I didn’t actually set out to write exclusively about women. In the beginning I was just toying with various stories that felt interesting to tell (and I was keen, after my recent records, to write about something other than my own life and feelings for a while). Now, clearly, there is an implicit politics in the fact that, in telling lesser known stories, I’ve ended up singing about women, and I’ll stand behind that, for what it’s worth. But my initial interest was in sharing some stories that I didn’t know before, and that I suspect most people didn’t.”

Citi® Card Member Presale begins at 10am July 16th!

Ticket Prices:

• Orchestra Pit: $75
• Main Floor: $55
• Balcony Front: $45
• Balcony Rear: $35

Click here to see the Athenaeum Main Stage Seating Chart.

*All support acts are subject to change without notice.

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Main Stage
10/17
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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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Main Stage
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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Straight Up With Stassi Live
11/21/19

Dracarys, Khaleesis! Everyone’s favorite authority on basic, Stassi Schroeder, is taking her hit podcast Straight Up With Stassi on the road for the first time ever. Stassi wrote the New York Times bestselling book, NEXT LEVEL BASIC, is the owner of National #OOTD Day, stars on Bravo’s hit show, “Vanderpump Rules” — and now fans have the chance to experience her hit podcast live. The 18-date run of North America kicks off on October 2nd in Nashville, Tennessee.

Straight Up With Stassi LIVE will take your ‘girls night in’ to the NEXT LEVEL with exclusive never-before-seen content, shocking stories, next level basic tips, and a glass (or five) of wine. Join Stassi and her special guests — Beau Clark and Taylor Strecker — as they talk pop culture, Reality TV, celeb gossip, relationships, and more! She’s never one to hold back on any topic — so come see her do what she does best — judge.

“This tour is going to be unlike any other podcast tour anyone has ever been to! It’s not just going to be two people sitting in chairs having a conversation, I’m putting on a show!! Listen, everyone knows I love musical theater and this tour is giving me the chance to live out my truest Broadway dreams (disclaimer: no, I will not be singing),” says Stassi.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

For more on Stassi: Stassi official site / Facebook / Straight Up With Stassi Podcast / Instagram / Twitter / Spotify

Live Nation presents
Straight Up With Stassi Live
11/21/19
Straight Up With Stassi Live

Dracarys, Khaleesis! Everyone’s favorite authority on basic, Stassi Schroeder, is taking her hit podcast Straight Up With Stassi on the road for the first time ever. Stassi wrote the New York Times bestselling book, NEXT LEVEL BASIC, is the owner of National #OOTD Day, stars on Bravo’s hit show, “Vanderpump Rules” — and now fans have the chance to experience her hit podcast live. The 18-date run of North America kicks off on October 2nd in Nashville, Tennessee.

Straight Up With Stassi LIVE will take your ‘girls night in’ to the NEXT LEVEL with exclusive never-before-seen content, shocking stories, next level basic tips, and a glass (or five) of wine. Join Stassi and her special guests — Beau Clark and Taylor Strecker — as they talk pop culture, Reality TV, celeb gossip, relationships, and more! She’s never one to hold back on any topic — so come see her do what she does best — judge.

“This tour is going to be unlike any other podcast tour anyone has ever been to! It’s not just going to be two people sitting in chairs having a conversation, I’m putting on a show!! Listen, everyone knows I love musical theater and this tour is giving me the chance to live out my truest Broadway dreams (disclaimer: no, I will not be singing),” says Stassi.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

For more on Stassi: Stassi official site / Facebook / Straight Up With Stassi Podcast / Instagram / Twitter / Spotify

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11/21/19
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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
(Non)Fiction
8/22 - 9/15

Stephanie and Mike are a couple who think they have it figured out. He’s an accountant moving up in his firm, and she is an aspiring writer who has recently quit her day job to pursue writing full time. Mike wants to help with her novel in any and every way he can. But Stephanie won’t let him read a single page of her rough draft- she wants to keep it a surprise. After a year of writing, submitting, edits and dealing with her new agent, Dan, the book is finally ready to be published. Mike excitedly reads it only to find out it’s about his childhood growing up and eventually escaping from a cult. As the buzz for Stephanie’s book grows, so does the danger of Mike’s past finally coming back for him. 

(Non)Fiction examines the line between fact and fiction. When does an artist have a right to a story? And ultimately, who does the story belong to- the person who told it or the person who lived it?

(Non)Fiction
8/22 - 9/15
(Non)Fiction

Stephanie and Mike are a couple who think they have it figured out. He’s an accountant moving up in his firm, and she is an aspiring writer who has recently quit her day job to pursue writing full time. Mike wants to help with her novel in any and every way he can. But Stephanie won’t let him read a single page of her rough draft- she wants to keep it a surprise. After a year of writing, submitting, edits and dealing with her new agent, Dan, the book is finally ready to be published. Mike excitedly reads it only to find out it’s about his childhood growing up and eventually escaping from a cult. As the buzz for Stephanie’s book grows, so does the danger of Mike’s past finally coming back for him. 

(Non)Fiction examines the line between fact and fiction. When does an artist have a right to a story? And ultimately, who does the story belong to- the person who told it or the person who lived it?

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8/22 - 9/15
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IAA Summer Camp – Session 3 – Greatest Hits
August 2
IAA Summer Camp – Session 3 – Greatest Hits
August 2
IAA Summer Camp – Session 3 – Greatest Hits
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August 2
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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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Nov 14 - December 15th
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