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John Cameron Mitchell
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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2/22/19

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Current & Upcoming Shows

Main Stage
The Space in Between
10/20 & 10/21
Ballet 5:8 invites you to experience a riveting evening of dance featuring two one-act ballets. Julianna Rubio Slager’s world premiere The Space in Between is set on a bus ride between heaven and hell, a story inspired by C. S. Lewis’ novel, The Great Divorce. Slager’s The Four Seasons of the Soul, a Ballet 5:8 audience favorite, is set to Vivaldi’s dramatic score and reflects on the seasons of life juxtaposed with the seasons of nature. Learn more at ballet58.org/space-in-between.
The Space in Between
10/20 & 10/21
The Space in Between
Ballet 5:8 invites you to experience a riveting evening of dance featuring two one-act ballets. Julianna Rubio Slager’s world premiere The Space in Between is set on a bus ride between heaven and hell, a story inspired by C. S. Lewis’ novel, The Great Divorce. Slager’s The Four Seasons of the Soul, a Ballet 5:8 audience favorite, is set to Vivaldi’s dramatic score and reflects on the seasons of life juxtaposed with the seasons of nature. Learn more at ballet58.org/space-in-between.
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10/20 & 10/21
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Slow Burn Live in Chicago
10/26

From Slate, “Slow Burn” is back with Season 2, and now is your chance to experience the hit podcast series live! Join us for our first-ever nationwide tour with host Leon Neyfakh, your guide to everything you never knew about Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, and the scandal that nearly ended a presidency. The “Slow Burn” team will hit the road to Chicago after the season wraps to keep the conversation going.

Host of WBEZ’s “Making Oprah,” Jennifer White and historian Jennifer Whitewill talk to Leon about how the Clinton era looks through modern eyes—and what it was like to live through it at the time. Enjoy a live performance of an all-new, original “Slow Burn” story exploring the mysterious forces that steer history. Prepare to hear about Clinton World characters you’ve forgotten or never knew about, and to reflect on whether the past is more—or less—than a series of arbitrary chain reactions.

Slow Burn Live in Chicago
10/26
Slow Burn Live in Chicago

From Slate, “Slow Burn” is back with Season 2, and now is your chance to experience the hit podcast series live! Join us for our first-ever nationwide tour with host Leon Neyfakh, your guide to everything you never knew about Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, and the scandal that nearly ended a presidency. The “Slow Burn” team will hit the road to Chicago after the season wraps to keep the conversation going.

Host of WBEZ’s “Making Oprah,” Jennifer White and historian Jennifer Whitewill talk to Leon about how the Clinton era looks through modern eyes—and what it was like to live through it at the time. Enjoy a live performance of an all-new, original “Slow Burn” story exploring the mysterious forces that steer history. Prepare to hear about Clinton World characters you’ve forgotten or never knew about, and to reflect on whether the past is more—or less—than a series of arbitrary chain reactions.

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10/26
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Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour
October 27

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Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour comes to Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre for one night only featuring John Fugelsang & special guest Margaret Cho! With just 3 shows on this very special mid-term tour; you, friends and family will want to be a part of creating the big blue wave that is going to hit Congress in November.

Inspired by Stephanie Miller’s popular progressive talk radio show, Sexy Liberal has brought sharp & inspiring political comedy to sold out theaters across the USA and spawned a #1 album. This time Stephanie & John are joined by the one and only Margaret Cho on Saturday October 27. In past shows, Stephanie and comedian & SiriusXM host John Fugelsang have been joined onstage by performers and guests including Lily Tomlin, Aisha Tyler, Rep. Ted Lieu, Joy Reid, & Rob Reiner. So stay tuned for even more surprises at the Athenaeum Theatre.

Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour is hugely entertaining, passionately progressive, & a deeply inappropriate resistance movement. Join the Resistance…at The Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour.

VIP packages with post-show meet and greets available.

Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour
October 27
Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour

SOLD OUT!

Sorry there are no more tickets available for this event.

Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour comes to Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre for one night only featuring John Fugelsang & special guest Margaret Cho! With just 3 shows on this very special mid-term tour; you, friends and family will want to be a part of creating the big blue wave that is going to hit Congress in November.

Inspired by Stephanie Miller’s popular progressive talk radio show, Sexy Liberal has brought sharp & inspiring political comedy to sold out theaters across the USA and spawned a #1 album. This time Stephanie & John are joined by the one and only Margaret Cho on Saturday October 27. In past shows, Stephanie and comedian & SiriusXM host John Fugelsang have been joined onstage by performers and guests including Lily Tomlin, Aisha Tyler, Rep. Ted Lieu, Joy Reid, & Rob Reiner. So stay tuned for even more surprises at the Athenaeum Theatre.

Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour is hugely entertaining, passionately progressive, & a deeply inappropriate resistance movement. Join the Resistance…at The Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Tour.

VIP packages with post-show meet and greets available.

Event lasts 2 hours 15 minutes without intermission. Not for all ages, due to strong language.
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October 27
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The Chicago Moth GrandSLAM: Never Again
10/29

The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words—fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they compete to determine The Moth’s Chicago GrandSLAM Story Champion.

The Moth presents
The Chicago Moth GrandSLAM: Never Again
10/29
The Chicago Moth GrandSLAM: Never Again

The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words—fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they compete to determine The Moth’s Chicago GrandSLAM Story Champion.

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10/29
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DC 2018 Dance Slam
11/3
The award-winning interactive dance competition with a non-stop beat! Each work is five minutes or less and the audience votes for the winners! Come and decide for yourself.
DC 2018 Dance Slam
11/3
Chicago’s premiere dance competition!
DC 2018 Dance Slam
The award-winning interactive dance competition with a non-stop beat! Each work is five minutes or less and the audience votes for the winners! Come and decide for yourself.
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Main Stage
11/3
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Kings Kaleidoscope
11/4

Kings Kaleidoscope is on tour! Don’t miss your chance to see them in Chicago.

Limited VIP TICKETS are available that include: seating in the first four rows, pics and Meet & Greet with the band, a signed poster, early entry, early access to merchandise.

VIP CHECK-IN BEGINS 5:45 PM, VIP MEET AND GREET STARTS 6:00 PM.

Purchase VIP seats in Sections 2, 3, & 4 on the seating chart under “choose your own seats.”

Afton presents
Kings Kaleidoscope
11/4
Kings Kaleidoscope

Kings Kaleidoscope is on tour! Don’t miss your chance to see them in Chicago.

Limited VIP TICKETS are available that include: seating in the first four rows, pics and Meet & Greet with the band, a signed poster, early entry, early access to merchandise.

VIP CHECK-IN BEGINS 5:45 PM, VIP MEET AND GREET STARTS 6:00 PM.

Purchase VIP seats in Sections 2, 3, & 4 on the seating chart under “choose your own seats.”

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11/4
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DC 2018 Future Stars
11/10
Showcasing fantastic young dance stars creating a forum for talented young choreographers to show the world that they are the future of dance!
DC 2018 Future Stars
11/10
The dance stars of tomorrow today!
DC 2018 Future Stars
Showcasing fantastic young dance stars creating a forum for talented young choreographers to show the world that they are the future of dance!
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Main Stage
11/10
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CICA 2nd Annual Student Showcase
11/11
About 110 participants (dancers) from all ages showcasing different ethnic dances and folkloric music from different regions in Mexico.

 

CICA 2nd Annual Student Showcase
11/11
CICA 2nd Annual Student Showcase
About 110 participants (dancers) from all ages showcasing different ethnic dances and folkloric music from different regions in Mexico.

 

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11/11
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Celestial Objects
11/13
Josh Mather, conductor
Sarah and Joseph Belknap, visual artists
VOX3 Collective, chorus
HOLST: The Planets
MATTHEWS: Pluto, The Renewer
WILLIAMS: Star Wars Suite

Acclaimed visual artists Sarah and Joseph Belknap will present original artwork to accompany a performance of Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Colin Matthew’s Pluto, The Renewer supplements the program (it was written when Pluto was still considered a planet, so it counts), and John Williams’ score to Star Wars concludes this out-of-this-world concert!

Celestial Objects
11/13
Celestial Objects
Josh Mather, conductor
Sarah and Joseph Belknap, visual artists
VOX3 Collective, chorus
HOLST: The Planets
MATTHEWS: Pluto, The Renewer
WILLIAMS: Star Wars Suite

Acclaimed visual artists Sarah and Joseph Belknap will present original artwork to accompany a performance of Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Colin Matthew’s Pluto, The Renewer supplements the program (it was written when Pluto was still considered a planet, so it counts), and John Williams’ score to Star Wars concludes this out-of-this-world concert!

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11/13
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Royal Wood
Nov 15

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound.

Wood has two albums that have debuted in the Top 30, multiple JUNO nominations, 2-time Canadian Folk Music Award-nominee, and a #1 added song at Hot AC radio. His songs have been heard on high profile sync placements like Grey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice. Royal just completed a wildly successful and sold out cross country theatre tour opening for the legendary Bonnie Raitt.

Royal is currently touring the world in support of his critically acclaimed 2018 release, “Ever After The Farewell”.

Royal Wood
Nov 15
Royal Wood

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound.

Wood has two albums that have debuted in the Top 30, multiple JUNO nominations, 2-time Canadian Folk Music Award-nominee, and a #1 added song at Hot AC radio. His songs have been heard on high profile sync placements like Grey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice. Royal just completed a wildly successful and sold out cross country theatre tour opening for the legendary Bonnie Raitt.

Royal is currently touring the world in support of his critically acclaimed 2018 release, “Ever After The Farewell”.

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Nov 15
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MST3K LIVE!
Nov 16

In the not too distant future, 11/16/18 A.D., The Mystery Science Theater 30th Anniversary Tour is coming to Chicago! With Joel Robinson, Jonah Heston, and your favorite robots live riffing . Tickets are on sale now.

The Brain 7 pm –  2 VIP Tickets

Deathstalker II – 10 pm – Tickets Still Available

 

MST3K LIVE!
Nov 16
30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
MST3K LIVE!

In the not too distant future, 11/16/18 A.D., The Mystery Science Theater 30th Anniversary Tour is coming to Chicago! With Joel Robinson, Jonah Heston, and your favorite robots live riffing . Tickets are on sale now.

The Brain 7 pm –  2 VIP Tickets

Deathstalker II – 10 pm – Tickets Still Available

 

The Brain - 7 pm / Deathstalker II - 10 pm
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Nov 16
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DC 2018 Choreographic Conspiracy
11/17
DC 2018 Choreographic Conspiracy
11/17
Chicago’s premiere choreography competition!
DC 2018 Choreographic Conspiracy
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Main Stage
11/17
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The Dollop
Dec 1, 2018

The 3rd annual Chicago Podcast Festival is proud to present The Dollop  in their only Chicago-area live performance in 2018.

The Dollop
Dec 1, 2018
Part of the Chicago Podcast Festival
The Dollop

The 3rd annual Chicago Podcast Festival is proud to present The Dollop  in their only Chicago-area live performance in 2018.

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Dec 1, 2018
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The Nutcracker
Dec 7,8,9,14,15,16
Through its inspiring story, beautiful music, and charming choreography, The Nutcracker is a celebration of the joyous holiday season. Every year The Nutcracker takes us on an unforgettable journey with young Marie as she travels from her home on Christmas Eve to the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of the Sweets. For adults, it is a time to relive cherished memories of childhood. For children who wait with breathless anticipation for the holidays to arrive, it is the opportunity to create new memories. For everyone, it is a time for sharing and giving among family and friends.
The Nutcracker
Dec 7,8,9,14,15,16
The Nutcracker
Through its inspiring story, beautiful music, and charming choreography, The Nutcracker is a celebration of the joyous holiday season. Every year The Nutcracker takes us on an unforgettable journey with young Marie as she travels from her home on Christmas Eve to the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of the Sweets. For adults, it is a time to relive cherished memories of childhood. For children who wait with breathless anticipation for the holidays to arrive, it is the opportunity to create new memories. For everyone, it is a time for sharing and giving among family and friends.
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Dec 7,8,9,14,15,16
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Holidays on Stage & Screen
12/18

Enjoy holiday music written for the theatre, ballet, concert hall, big screen and television in this family-friendly celebration of the season!All ages. This concert will last

Gregory Hughes, conductor
Ann James, narrator
Robert Hunt, baritone
VOX 3 Collective, chorus
BIZET: Farandole from L’Arlésienne
TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from The Nutcracker
ANDERSON: A Christmas Festival
SILVESTRI: Suite from The Polar Express
SEUSS: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Holidays on Stage & Screen
12/18
Holidays on Stage & Screen

Enjoy holiday music written for the theatre, ballet, concert hall, big screen and television in this family-friendly celebration of the season!All ages. This concert will last

Gregory Hughes, conductor
Ann James, narrator
Robert Hunt, baritone
VOX 3 Collective, chorus
BIZET: Farandole from L’Arlésienne
TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from The Nutcracker
ANDERSON: A Christmas Festival
SILVESTRI: Suite from The Polar Express
SEUSS: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

approximately 80 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.
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12/18
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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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2/22/19
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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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March 17, 2019
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Studio One
Dear Brutus
9/22 - 10/28

J.M. Barrie’s “other” play, Dear Brutus is a dark, adult fantasy about regret, desire, and that odd crossroad of losing yourself by getting what you wish for. This ain’t your grandma’s Peter Pan…

Dear Brutus
9/22 - 10/28
Dear Brutus

J.M. Barrie’s “other” play, Dear Brutus is a dark, adult fantasy about regret, desire, and that odd crossroad of losing yourself by getting what you wish for. This ain’t your grandma’s Peter Pan…

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9/22 - 10/28
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An Oak Tree
11/1 - 12/9

Two Actors. One has rehearsed the play. The second has never even read it. Performed by a different person each night, the second actor will discover the play and their role at the same time as you do.

In this MIDWEST PREMIERE, An Oak Tree asks, how do we transform our world in order to survive our pain? How do we create our own reality? Anything can happen in this play that illuminates the magic of theater – a cheap trick and a genuine spell all at once.

An Oak Tree
11/1 - 12/9
An Oak Tree

Two Actors. One has rehearsed the play. The second has never even read it. Performed by a different person each night, the second actor will discover the play and their role at the same time as you do.

In this MIDWEST PREMIERE, An Oak Tree asks, how do we transform our world in order to survive our pain? How do we create our own reality? Anything can happen in this play that illuminates the magic of theater – a cheap trick and a genuine spell all at once.

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Studio One
11/1 - 12/9
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Karaoke Storytellers
11/7

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.

Space Schedule
Sept. 15 – Studio 3
Oct. 13 – Studio 2
Nov. 7 – Studio 1
Dec. 12 – Studio 1

Karaoke Storytellers
11/7
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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Sept. 15 – Studio 3
Oct. 13 – Studio 2
Nov. 7 – Studio 1
Dec. 12 – Studio 1

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Studio One
11/7
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Karaoke Storytellers
12/12
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.

Space Schedule
Sept. 15 – Studio 3
Oct. 13 – Studio 2
Nov. 7 – Studio 1
Dec. 12 – Studio 1

Karaoke Storytellers
12/12
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.

Space Schedule
Sept. 15 – Studio 3
Oct. 13 – Studio 2
Nov. 7 – Studio 1
Dec. 12 – Studio 1

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Studio One
12/12
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Studio Two
Sketchy: The Tap(Wo)Men
Nov 8, 9, 10
The Tap(Wo)men tap dance company, now going into their third season, presents a work-in-progress performance that seeks audience feedback to directly affect the final product. Each performance is followed by a Q&A and incubation discussion about the direction of the work. Write it down. Shout it out. That’s what The Dance is all about!

Choreography, Concept, Floor Installation and Dancing by Tristan Bruns

Additional Choreography and Dancing by Jessica Tenbusch, Megan Davis, Rachel Benzing and Kaytlin Bush. Everything else by Michael Stults.

Sketchy: The Tap(Wo)Men
Nov 8, 9, 10
Raise Your Voice And Join The Evolution!
Sketchy: The Tap(Wo)Men
The Tap(Wo)men tap dance company, now going into their third season, presents a work-in-progress performance that seeks audience feedback to directly affect the final product. Each performance is followed by a Q&A and incubation discussion about the direction of the work. Write it down. Shout it out. That’s what The Dance is all about!

Choreography, Concept, Floor Installation and Dancing by Tristan Bruns

Additional Choreography and Dancing by Jessica Tenbusch, Megan Davis, Rachel Benzing and Kaytlin Bush. Everything else by Michael Stults.

No late seating. All ages. Performance lasts 30 minutes without intermission.
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Studio Two
Nov 8, 9, 10
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The Elder Son, by Alexander Vampilov
11/15 - 12/22
The Elder Son cleverly tells of love and loneliness, mutual understanding and vulnerability, and explores the desperate need for every person to belong. A case of stolen identity and a confluence of circumstances leads to a hilarious misunderstanding, changed lives and ultimately true love.
Bluebird Arts presents
The Elder Son, by Alexander Vampilov
11/15 - 12/22
The Elder Son, by Alexander Vampilov
The Elder Son cleverly tells of love and loneliness, mutual understanding and vulnerability, and explores the desperate need for every person to belong. A case of stolen identity and a confluence of circumstances leads to a hilarious misunderstanding, changed lives and ultimately true love.
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Studio Two
11/15 - 12/22
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Studio Three
Edge of Life
10/4 - 11/3

A doctor is caught in the middle of the debate between the right to die and the choice of a patient to live the remainder of their life on their own terms. This moving story examines the difficult decisions on the right to die from all sides, loved ones the doctors and patients themselves.

Inglis Hall presents
Edge of Life
10/4 - 11/3
Edge of Life

A doctor is caught in the middle of the debate between the right to die and the choice of a patient to live the remainder of their life on their own terms. This moving story examines the difficult decisions on the right to die from all sides, loved ones the doctors and patients themselves.

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Studio Three
10/4 - 11/3
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The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
11/22 - 12/16
The setting is a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920s and the home of the Flood family — Rubin, a traveling salesman for a harness firm; Cora, his sensitive and lovely wife; Sonny, their little boy; and Reenie, their teenage daughter. A series of short stories unfolds — the fight between a husband and wife; the fear of an overly shy young girl on going to a dance; the problems of an introverted little boy who feels that the whole world is against him; the corroding marriage of Cora’s rowdy sister; and the tragedy of a military school cadet who suffers from the stigma of being a Jew in an alien community. There is dark at the top of everyone’s stairs, but it can be dissipated by understanding, tolerance and compassion.
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
11/22 - 12/16
part of the 2018 William Inge Season
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
The setting is a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920s and the home of the Flood family — Rubin, a traveling salesman for a harness firm; Cora, his sensitive and lovely wife; Sonny, their little boy; and Reenie, their teenage daughter. A series of short stories unfolds — the fight between a husband and wife; the fear of an overly shy young girl on going to a dance; the problems of an introverted little boy who feels that the whole world is against him; the corroding marriage of Cora’s rowdy sister; and the tragedy of a military school cadet who suffers from the stigma of being a Jew in an alien community. There is dark at the top of everyone’s stairs, but it can be dissipated by understanding, tolerance and compassion.
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Studio Three
11/22 - 12/16
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