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Corduroy
“A Bear. A Button. A Place to Belong.”
Corduroy


Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences
Directed by Artistic Associate Jamal Howard
For ages 3+

A small bear’s quest for a missing button leads to the friendship of a lifetime! The department store comes to life with circus elements and physical comedy as Corduroy must stay a step ahead of the Night Watchman to be ready for Lisa when she returns to the store. Learn the importance of empathy and unconditional love along with a young girl and her mother in this sweet adaptation of the beloved book by Don Freeman. Corduroy is a Chicago premiere and a playful adventure that will delight ages three and up!

Main Stage
3/1 - 4/14

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Current & Upcoming Shows

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Chicago Academy for the Arts Senior Choreographed Dance Concert 2018
1/19/19

The Chicago Academy for the Arts presents the annual Senior Choreographed Dance Concert featuring choreography by the class of 2019.

Chicago Academy for the Arts Senior Choreographed Dance Concert 2018
1/19/19
Chicago Academy for the Arts Senior Choreographed Dance Concert 2018

The Chicago Academy for the Arts presents the annual Senior Choreographed Dance Concert featuring choreography by the class of 2019.

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Main Stage
1/19/19
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Community Town Hall on Cannabis Legalization
jan 24th 2019

State Representative Ann M. Williams presents
Community Town Hall on Cannabis Legalization
Hosted by State Rep. Ann Williams, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, State Senator Heather Steans, and Senate President John Cullerton

Community Town Hall on Cannabis Legalization
jan 24th 2019
Hosted by State Rep. Ann Williams, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, State Senator Heather Steans, and Senate President John Cullerton, State Representative Sara Feigenholtz
Community Town Hall on Cannabis Legalization

State Representative Ann M. Williams presents
Community Town Hall on Cannabis Legalization
Hosted by State Rep. Ann Williams, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, State Senator Heather Steans, and Senate President John Cullerton

All ages. This town hall meeting is free
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jan 24th 2019
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ICCA Great Lakes Quarterfinal
1/26/19
The Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) is the only global tournament that showcases the art of student a cappella singing. We are dedicated to providing top-notch collegiate a cappella groups with valuable feedback from our highly qualified judges, as well as the opportunity to perform in world-class venues across the country. Our young vocalists also have the opportunity to showcase their talent to an international audience and develop relationships with each other, cultivating the art of a cappella singing and a lifelong love of music. This event features top groups from the Great Lakes region, the top two of whom will move on to perform at the 2019 Semifinal in Chicago on March 16.
ICCA Great Lakes Quarterfinal
1/26/19
ICCA Great Lakes Quarterfinal
The Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) is the only global tournament that showcases the art of student a cappella singing. We are dedicated to providing top-notch collegiate a cappella groups with valuable feedback from our highly qualified judges, as well as the opportunity to perform in world-class venues across the country. Our young vocalists also have the opportunity to showcase their talent to an international audience and develop relationships with each other, cultivating the art of a cappella singing and a lifelong love of music. This event features top groups from the Great Lakes region, the top two of whom will move on to perform at the 2019 Semifinal in Chicago on March 16.
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Main Stage
1/26/19
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If You’re Invited to the Cookout
February 1, 2018

If You’re Invited to the Cookout is a full-length stage play. The story follows Ally Smith, a young African American woman and a recent graduate of Yale who returns home to introduce her family to her fiancé. The fiancé, Ethan Wells is white and from a well-to-do family. His life is the complete opposite of Ally, who’s a native of the south side of Chicago. Ally is embarrassed by her family’s humble beginnings and rambunctious nature. Her family is filled with colorful characters, a cousin who doesn’t approve of interracial dating, a stern, disapproving father who doesn’t think anyone is good enough for his daughter, and a loud, outspoken grandmother who constantly bickers with the neighbor next door. Will Ally and Ethan survive their first cookout, or will their differences prove too much to handle?

If You’re Invited to the Cookout
February 1, 2018
If You’re Invited to the Cookout

If You’re Invited to the Cookout is a full-length stage play. The story follows Ally Smith, a young African American woman and a recent graduate of Yale who returns home to introduce her family to her fiancé. The fiancé, Ethan Wells is white and from a well-to-do family. His life is the complete opposite of Ally, who’s a native of the south side of Chicago. Ally is embarrassed by her family’s humble beginnings and rambunctious nature. Her family is filled with colorful characters, a cousin who doesn’t approve of interracial dating, a stern, disapproving father who doesn’t think anyone is good enough for his daughter, and a loud, outspoken grandmother who constantly bickers with the neighbor next door. Will Ally and Ethan survive their first cookout, or will their differences prove too much to handle?

Recommended for ages 13+. Performance lasts 90 minutes plus a 15-minute intermission.
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February 1, 2018
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Dvorak’s New World
Feb 5, 2019

Josh Mather, conductor
TBA, Winner of the 2019 Student Concerto Competition
MENDELSSOHN: The Hebrides
TBA: Concerto
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Take in Mendelssohn’s Scottish ode The Hebrides before traveling across the Atlantic to experience Dvořák’s powerful New World Symphony.

Dvorak’s New World
Feb 5, 2019
Dvorak’s New World

Josh Mather, conductor
TBA, Winner of the 2019 Student Concerto Competition
MENDELSSOHN: The Hebrides
TBA: Concerto
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Take in Mendelssohn’s Scottish ode The Hebrides before traveling across the Atlantic to experience Dvořák’s powerful New World Symphony.

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Feb 5, 2019
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Chicago Academy for the Arts All-School Showcase
2/9

The Showcase is a community-wide celebration featuring top work from CAA’S arts departments. Students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, prospective families, supporters, and friends share in the celebration of the 2018-2019 school year. Join us as Dance, Media Arts, Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre, and Visual Arts take the stage.

Chicago Academy for the Arts All-School Showcase
2/9
Chicago Academy for the Arts All-School Showcase

The Showcase is a community-wide celebration featuring top work from CAA’S arts departments. Students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, prospective families, supporters, and friends share in the celebration of the 2018-2019 school year. Join us as Dance, Media Arts, Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre, and Visual Arts take the stage.

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Main Stage
2/9
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The Chicago Moth GrandSLAM: Crash Course
2/11

Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell stories of an intense course of study, necessitated by sudden change. Collisions of all manner — big or small. On-the-spot training! Changes in barometric pressure, attitudes, legal status, romantic commitments, job situations. Matters of health, wealth, wisdom! An unfamiliar situation they must contend with….

The Moth presents
The Chicago Moth GrandSLAM: Crash Course
2/11
The Chicago Moth GrandSLAM: Crash Course

Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell stories of an intense course of study, necessitated by sudden change. Collisions of all manner — big or small. On-the-spot training! Changes in barometric pressure, attitudes, legal status, romantic commitments, job situations. Matters of health, wealth, wisdom! An unfamiliar situation they must contend with….

Recommended for ages 16+. Performance lasts approximately 2 hours including a 15-minute intermission.
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2/11
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DANCES FROM THE HEART 2019
2/16/19

A special Valentine’s Day performance featuring  dynamic acts including the best of Dance Chicago 2018 and newly curated acts, presenting an amazing array dance styles such as: aerial, tap, urban fusion, jazz, contemporary, stepping, Irish, Mexican folkloric, hip-hop, urban/performance art and more! Curated by John L. Schmitz

DANCE CHICAGO presents
DANCES FROM THE HEART 2019
2/16/19
DANCES FROM THE HEART 2019

A special Valentine’s Day performance featuring  dynamic acts including the best of Dance Chicago 2018 and newly curated acts, presenting an amazing array dance styles such as: aerial, tap, urban fusion, jazz, contemporary, stepping, Irish, Mexican folkloric, hip-hop, urban/performance art and more! Curated by John L. Schmitz

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Main Stage
2/16/19
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John Cameron Mitchell
2/22/19

Tickets for this performance go on sale Oct. 12 at 10am CT.

John Cameron Mitchell, the double Tony Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated co-creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch, brings songs and stories from his history in a big, brash, and bold rock spectacle, performing songs from his groundbreaking rock musical and regaling audiences with stories from 20 years of Hedwig. He will also preview songs from his upcoming musical podcast “Anthem,” starring himself, Glenn Close, Patti Lupone, Cynthia Erivo, Denis O’Hare, Laurie Anderson, and Marion Cotillard. So put on some make-up, turn up the eight-track and pull the wig down from the shelf – for a night of post-punk, neo-glam rock – a collective quest for love, hope and identity.

John Cameron Mitchell
2/22/19
The Origin of Love: The Songs & Stories of Hedwig
John Cameron Mitchell

Tickets for this performance go on sale Oct. 12 at 10am CT.

John Cameron Mitchell, the double Tony Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated co-creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch, brings songs and stories from his history in a big, brash, and bold rock spectacle, performing songs from his groundbreaking rock musical and regaling audiences with stories from 20 years of Hedwig. He will also preview songs from his upcoming musical podcast “Anthem,” starring himself, Glenn Close, Patti Lupone, Cynthia Erivo, Denis O’Hare, Laurie Anderson, and Marion Cotillard. So put on some make-up, turn up the eight-track and pull the wig down from the shelf – for a night of post-punk, neo-glam rock – a collective quest for love, hope and identity.

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Main Stage
2/22/19
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Corduroy
3/1 - 4/14


Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences
Directed by Artistic Associate Jamal Howard
For ages 3+

A small bear’s quest for a missing button leads to the friendship of a lifetime! The department store comes to life with circus elements and physical comedy as Corduroy must stay a step ahead of the Night Watchman to be ready for Lisa when she returns to the store. Learn the importance of empathy and unconditional love along with a young girl and her mother in this sweet adaptation of the beloved book by Don Freeman. Corduroy is a Chicago premiere and a playful adventure that will delight ages three and up!

Corduroy
3/1 - 4/14
“A Bear. A Button. A Place to Belong.”
Corduroy


Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences
Directed by Artistic Associate Jamal Howard
For ages 3+

A small bear’s quest for a missing button leads to the friendship of a lifetime! The department store comes to life with circus elements and physical comedy as Corduroy must stay a step ahead of the Night Watchman to be ready for Lisa when she returns to the store. Learn the importance of empathy and unconditional love along with a young girl and her mother in this sweet adaptation of the beloved book by Don Freeman. Corduroy is a Chicago premiere and a playful adventure that will delight ages three and up!

Ages 3+. Performance lasts 60 minutes with no intermission. Children under 2 are free, but must sit on a guardian's lap.
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Main Stage
3/1 - 4/14
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Graham Nash
March 17, 2019

Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner.

Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his long and multi-faceted career, stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century. His remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus from 1964 to ’68, including “Stop Stop Stop,” “On A Carousel,” and “Carrie Anne,” continues all the way to This Path Tonight (2016), his most recent solo album. Fifteen of his songs are celebrated in the 2018 release, Over the Years…, a 2-disc collection of some of Nash’s best-known works from the past 50 years and more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes.

This activity has been supported in part by the European Union.This activity has been supported in part by the European Union.

On sale to the general public: 10/5/2018

Graham Nash
March 17, 2019
A Benefit for the Old Town School of Folk Music’s Music Education Programs
Graham Nash

Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner.

Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his long and multi-faceted career, stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century. His remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus from 1964 to ’68, including “Stop Stop Stop,” “On A Carousel,” and “Carrie Anne,” continues all the way to This Path Tonight (2016), his most recent solo album. Fifteen of his songs are celebrated in the 2018 release, Over the Years…, a 2-disc collection of some of Nash’s best-known works from the past 50 years and more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes.

This activity has been supported in part by the European Union.This activity has been supported in part by the European Union.

On sale to the general public: 10/5/2018

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Main Stage
March 17, 2019
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The Rite of Spring
March 19, 2019
Gregory Hughes, conductor
Miles Maner, bassoon
MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute
MOZART: Bassoon Concerto
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of SpringLakeview Orchestra pays tribute to the German heritage of the Athenaeum with Mozart’s witty overture to The Magic Flute, CSO musician Miles Maner brings the playful tones of the bassoon center stage in Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, and we beckon Spring to come early with Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring!

The Rite of Spring
March 19, 2019
The Rite of Spring
Gregory Hughes, conductor
Miles Maner, bassoon
MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute
MOZART: Bassoon Concerto
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of SpringLakeview Orchestra pays tribute to the German heritage of the Athenaeum with Mozart’s witty overture to The Magic Flute, CSO musician Miles Maner brings the playful tones of the bassoon center stage in Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, and we beckon Spring to come early with Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring!

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Main Stage
March 19, 2019
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Paul Revere’s Raiders Invade the Colony!
3/23/19

Paul Revere’s Raiders Invade the Colony!
Special Guests:
Ray Graffia founding member of New Colony 6
Ronnie Rice formerly of New Colony 6
Denny Sarokin – Come On Down to My Boat Baby
Paul Revere organized the Raiders in 1958 and over the years perfected their slick, fast-paced, dynamo of a show that has entertained audiences all over the world. The act features Paul’s hand-picked band of the best showmen in the business. After decades of performing this well-oiled machine and long before Paul’s passing in 2014, he decided to get off the road and hand over his legendary three-cornered hat to The Raiders.

Continuing the PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS tradition will be the extremely talented foundation of the show, long-time members (For over 40 years), Doug Heath, Ron Foos & Danny Krause, and rejoining the show is PAUL REVERE’S equally amazing son, Jamie Revere. His blazing guitar work and rockin’ stage presence are what you’d expect from someone named REVERE! Rounding out this lineup is multi-talented singer . Last but not least is powerhouse drummer Tommy Scheckel, who spent 27 years with The Buckinghams, who will knock you out with his passion, showmanship and boundless endurance.

Together, the RAIDERS will continue to bring you the great PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS hits that you’ come to enjoy over the years, along with the showmanship that has set them apart from most other bands performing today.

The music and laughs continue, and the tradition lives on!

Paul Revere’s Raiders Invade the Colony!
3/23/19
with openers Ronnie Rice, Ray Graffia and Denny Sarokin
Paul Revere’s Raiders Invade the Colony!

Paul Revere’s Raiders Invade the Colony!
Special Guests:
Ray Graffia founding member of New Colony 6
Ronnie Rice formerly of New Colony 6
Denny Sarokin – Come On Down to My Boat Baby
Paul Revere organized the Raiders in 1958 and over the years perfected their slick, fast-paced, dynamo of a show that has entertained audiences all over the world. The act features Paul’s hand-picked band of the best showmen in the business. After decades of performing this well-oiled machine and long before Paul’s passing in 2014, he decided to get off the road and hand over his legendary three-cornered hat to The Raiders.

Continuing the PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS tradition will be the extremely talented foundation of the show, long-time members (For over 40 years), Doug Heath, Ron Foos & Danny Krause, and rejoining the show is PAUL REVERE’S equally amazing son, Jamie Revere. His blazing guitar work and rockin’ stage presence are what you’d expect from someone named REVERE! Rounding out this lineup is multi-talented singer . Last but not least is powerhouse drummer Tommy Scheckel, who spent 27 years with The Buckinghams, who will knock you out with his passion, showmanship and boundless endurance.

Together, the RAIDERS will continue to bring you the great PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS hits that you’ come to enjoy over the years, along with the showmanship that has set them apart from most other bands performing today.

The music and laughs continue, and the tradition lives on!

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Main Stage
3/23/19
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Todd Rundgren
April 23 & 24 2019

This is a career-spanning hybrid tour that will take fans on a linear journey through Todd’s career from 1977 – 1996, while also promoting Todd’s new autobiography “The Individualist” (out Dec. 21). The show will consist of in-depth intros to each song accompanied by synched video, plus at least one audience Q&A session like a traditional book tour.

TICKETS ON-SALE 12/10/18 10am

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SiriusXM presents
Todd Rundgren
April 23 & 24 2019
The Individualist Tour
Todd Rundgren

This is a career-spanning hybrid tour that will take fans on a linear journey through Todd’s career from 1977 – 1996, while also promoting Todd’s new autobiography “The Individualist” (out Dec. 21). The show will consist of in-depth intros to each song accompanied by synched video, plus at least one audience Q&A session like a traditional book tour.

TICKETS ON-SALE 12/10/18 10am

Click here to purchase a 2-show Package!

 

Click here to see a full seating chart of the Athenaeum Main Stage. 

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April 23 & 24 2019
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Emperor Concerto
April 30, 2019

Gregory Hughes, conductor
Andrew Staupe, piano
STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
TBA: Winning Composition of the 2019 Composition Competition
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)

The pianist Andrew Staupe graces the stage to perform one of the most influential and exciting works for piano and orchestra ever written – Beethoven’s monumental “Emperor” Concerto!

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Emperor Concerto
April 30, 2019
Emperor Concerto

Gregory Hughes, conductor
Andrew Staupe, piano
STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
TBA: Winning Composition of the 2019 Composition Competition
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)

The pianist Andrew Staupe graces the stage to perform one of the most influential and exciting works for piano and orchestra ever written – Beethoven’s monumental “Emperor” Concerto!

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Main Stage
April 30, 2019
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Professor Brian Cox
May 9, 2019

“Brian Cox is as Famous, if not more famous, in the U.K. than Carl Sagan EVER was here in America.

If you’ve never heard of him, you’ve gotta know about this guy.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Professor Brian Cox UNIVERSAL world tour 2019. With state of the art imagery using massive ultrahigh definition screens Brian will explore the nature of space and time from the big bang to black holes, the latest missions to the planets and the origin and fate of life and intelligence in the Universe. He offers a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level.

Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Universal will make the latest scientific discoveries and ideas accessible.

Brian will be joined by his co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning comedian Robin Ince to oversee an audience Q&A, giving fans the chance to ask any questions they have and making every show unique.

“If I had a torch I would hand it to Brian Cox” – Sir David Attenborough

Professor Brian Cox
May 9, 2019
Universal - Adventures in Space & Time
Professor Brian Cox

“Brian Cox is as Famous, if not more famous, in the U.K. than Carl Sagan EVER was here in America.

If you’ve never heard of him, you’ve gotta know about this guy.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Professor Brian Cox UNIVERSAL world tour 2019. With state of the art imagery using massive ultrahigh definition screens Brian will explore the nature of space and time from the big bang to black holes, the latest missions to the planets and the origin and fate of life and intelligence in the Universe. He offers a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level.

Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Universal will make the latest scientific discoveries and ideas accessible.

Brian will be joined by his co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning comedian Robin Ince to oversee an audience Q&A, giving fans the chance to ask any questions they have and making every show unique.

“If I had a torch I would hand it to Brian Cox” – Sir David Attenborough

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Main Stage
May 9, 2019
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Cat & Nat
May 10, 2019

Hilarious best friends Cat and Nat created a massive online community of moms by sharing their ultra-real and just a bit R-rated dispatches from the mom trenches. From what not to eat a few days postpartum (chicken wings) to the most effective ways to avoid post-partum sex, Cat & Nat’s newest book, Mom Truths is everything no one will tell you about having kids.

In tandem with their book release, Cat and Nat are hitting the road to tell never-before-told stories about the stress, guilt, joy, and laundry (oh the laundry!) of being a mom. Join them as they shine a witty light on some of the hardest topics in motherhood, all while celebrating this amazing community of women who come from all walks of life but are united in the idea that we’re all just doing the best we can.

Cat & Nat
May 10, 2019
Cat & Nat

Hilarious best friends Cat and Nat created a massive online community of moms by sharing their ultra-real and just a bit R-rated dispatches from the mom trenches. From what not to eat a few days postpartum (chicken wings) to the most effective ways to avoid post-partum sex, Cat & Nat’s newest book, Mom Truths is everything no one will tell you about having kids.

In tandem with their book release, Cat and Nat are hitting the road to tell never-before-told stories about the stress, guilt, joy, and laundry (oh the laundry!) of being a mom. Join them as they shine a witty light on some of the hardest topics in motherhood, all while celebrating this amazing community of women who come from all walks of life but are united in the idea that we’re all just doing the best we can.

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Main Stage
May 10, 2019
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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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Studio One
Love vs. Winter
1/27

The Song Set Chicago invites you to an evening of intimate and powerful music from three composers, three countries, in three languages, all telling stories of love in its most primal and defiant elements. Featuring songs by Maury Yeston, Ernesto Lecuona, and P.I. Tchaikovsky with soprano Teaira Burge, mezzo-soprano Katya Bakas, bass Bryan Dahl, and pianist Jordan Crice.

Love vs. Winter
1/27
A salon concert of Cuban, Russian, and American art song
Love vs. Winter

The Song Set Chicago invites you to an evening of intimate and powerful music from three composers, three countries, in three languages, all telling stories of love in its most primal and defiant elements. Featuring songs by Maury Yeston, Ernesto Lecuona, and P.I. Tchaikovsky with soprano Teaira Burge, mezzo-soprano Katya Bakas, bass Bryan Dahl, and pianist Jordan Crice.

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Curtain Call ClubStudio One
1/27
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Karaoke Storytellers
2/23

Music affects everyone in different ways. Karaoke allows us to appreciate and personally embrace the songs that we love. Join Karaoke Storytellers as we dive deeply into why we love the songs we love. Every song has a story.

Karaoke Storytellers
2/23
Karaoke Storytellers

Music affects everyone in different ways. Karaoke allows us to appreciate and personally embrace the songs that we love. Join Karaoke Storytellers as we dive deeply into why we love the songs we love. Every song has a story.

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Studio One
2/23
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Performance Space Available

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Contact our GM, Allan Chambers to find out about rates and availability. 773-935-6860 ext.301 or Allan@Athenaeumtheatre.org.

Performance Space Available
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Looking for performance space?

Contact our GM, Allan Chambers to find out about rates and availability. 773-935-6860 ext.301 or Allan@Athenaeumtheatre.org.

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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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Contact our GM, Allan Chambers to find out about rates and availability. 773-935-6860 ext.301 or Allan@Athenaeumtheatre.org.

Performance Space Available
Performance Space Available

Looking for performance space?

Contact our GM, Allan Chambers to find out about rates and availability. 773-935-6860 ext.301 or Allan@Athenaeumtheatre.org.

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Cuban Visions1: Racial Inequity and Class in a changing Cuba
January 24


Cuban Visions Program 1: Racial Inequity and Class in a Changing Cuba

Canción de Barrio (Song of the Street)/ Directed by Alejandro Ramírez Anderson / 80 min. / 2016 / Feature Documentary / Spanish with English subtitles

In 2010, famed Cuban musician Silvio Rodriguez started an ongoing tour through the poorest neighborhoods of Havana. Song of the Street explores a largely invisible and silenced Cuba, the complexity of which is revealed through the voices of the film’s participants.

Post-screening discussion: Americas Media Initiative (AMI) Director Alexandra Halkin will moderate a post-screening discussion with Cuban journalist, Monica Rivero, who wrote the companion photo book, Por todo espacio, por este tiempo (For all space, for this time with Silvio Rodríguez in neighborhoods of Havana) released with Song of the Street and Afro-Cuban scholar, Professor Odette Casamayor, Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut. Professor Casamyor is currently working on a new book, On Being Blacks: Challenging the Hegemonic Knowledge Through Racial Self-Identification Processes in Contemporary Cuban Cultural Production.

Cuban Visions1: Racial Inequity and Class in a changing Cuba
January 24
part of the Cuban Visions Film Series
Cuban Visions1: Racial Inequity and Class in a changing Cuba


Cuban Visions Program 1: Racial Inequity and Class in a Changing Cuba

Canción de Barrio (Song of the Street)/ Directed by Alejandro Ramírez Anderson / 80 min. / 2016 / Feature Documentary / Spanish with English subtitles

In 2010, famed Cuban musician Silvio Rodriguez started an ongoing tour through the poorest neighborhoods of Havana. Song of the Street explores a largely invisible and silenced Cuba, the complexity of which is revealed through the voices of the film’s participants.

Post-screening discussion: Americas Media Initiative (AMI) Director Alexandra Halkin will moderate a post-screening discussion with Cuban journalist, Monica Rivero, who wrote the companion photo book, Por todo espacio, por este tiempo (For all space, for this time with Silvio Rodríguez in neighborhoods of Havana) released with Song of the Street and Afro-Cuban scholar, Professor Odette Casamayor, Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut. Professor Casamyor is currently working on a new book, On Being Blacks: Challenging the Hegemonic Knowledge Through Racial Self-Identification Processes in Contemporary Cuban Cultural Production.

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Studio Three
January 24
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Feb 22, 23, 24

Still Inspired(?) is a dance performance showcasing the inspirations of multiple independent dance and visual artists. With four pieces and four choreographers, the performance attempts to share visions within the realm of art between “still” and “live.” This season each choreographer is presenting a dance piece inspired by the work of local Chicago visual artist, Elsa Munoz.

Still Inspired(?) also questions our current societal views of art as an outlet for creation, enlightenment, and education. With ever-changing advancements and a growing want for immediate satisfaction, can we still be inspired by the patience and virtue of art as an alternate means of communication?

Release
Feb 22, 23, 24
Release

Still Inspired(?) is a dance performance showcasing the inspirations of multiple independent dance and visual artists. With four pieces and four choreographers, the performance attempts to share visions within the realm of art between “still” and “live.” This season each choreographer is presenting a dance piece inspired by the work of local Chicago visual artist, Elsa Munoz.

Still Inspired(?) also questions our current societal views of art as an outlet for creation, enlightenment, and education. With ever-changing advancements and a growing want for immediate satisfaction, can we still be inspired by the patience and virtue of art as an alternate means of communication?

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Studio Three
Feb 22, 23, 24
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Contact our GM, Allan Chambers to find out about rates and availability. 773-935-6860 ext.301 or Allan@Athenaeumtheatre.org.

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