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Royal Wood
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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Lindsey Buckingham
10/17/18

Lindsey Buckingham is widely considered one of the greatest living guitar players and songwriters of our time. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time GRAMMY winner, Buckingham is best known as the producer, guitarist, vocalist and chief songwriter for Fleetwood Mac and as a widely celebrated solo artist.

J.S. Ondara is an artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was born and raised in Nairobi but moved to Minneapolis simply because that’s where Bob Dylan is from. He cites his influences as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Noah Gundersen, Ray Lamontagne, and Bon Iver. J.S. is currently finishing up his first project and playing a few select shows.

Every ticket purchased online for Lindsey Buckingham includes your choice of a CD or digital copy of the new album, Anthology, released on 10/05/2018. You’ll receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album after ticket purchase.

Package Details:

Lindsey Buckingham VIP Meet & Greet Package

• One reserved seat in the front 5 rows
• Meet & greet with Lindsey Buckingham
• Photo opportunity with Lindsey Buckingham
• One signed exclusive Lindsey Buckingham poster
• One Lindsey Buckingham leather journal
• Commemorative VIP laminate
• Priority entry into the venue
• First access merch shopping

Lindsey Buckingham Premium Package

• One reserved seat in the front 20 rows
• One signed exclusive Lindsey Buckingham poster
• One Lindsey Buckingham leather journal
• Commemorative VIP laminate
• Priority entry into the venue
• First access merch shopping

Live Nation presents
Lindsey Buckingham
10/17/18
www.lindseybuckingham.com
Lindsey Buckingham

Lindsey Buckingham is widely considered one of the greatest living guitar players and songwriters of our time. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time GRAMMY winner, Buckingham is best known as the producer, guitarist, vocalist and chief songwriter for Fleetwood Mac and as a widely celebrated solo artist.

J.S. Ondara is an artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was born and raised in Nairobi but moved to Minneapolis simply because that’s where Bob Dylan is from. He cites his influences as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Noah Gundersen, Ray Lamontagne, and Bon Iver. J.S. is currently finishing up his first project and playing a few select shows.

Every ticket purchased online for Lindsey Buckingham includes your choice of a CD or digital copy of the new album, Anthology, released on 10/05/2018. You’ll receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album after ticket purchase.

Package Details:

Lindsey Buckingham VIP Meet & Greet Package

• One reserved seat in the front 5 rows
• Meet & greet with Lindsey Buckingham
• Photo opportunity with Lindsey Buckingham
• One signed exclusive Lindsey Buckingham poster
• One Lindsey Buckingham leather journal
• Commemorative VIP laminate
• Priority entry into the venue
• First access merch shopping

Lindsey Buckingham Premium Package

• One reserved seat in the front 20 rows
• One signed exclusive Lindsey Buckingham poster
• One Lindsey Buckingham leather journal
• Commemorative VIP laminate
• Priority entry into the venue
• First access merch shopping

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10/17/18
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Pop-Up Magazine
Oct 18 @ 7:30 PM

Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine—a night of new, true stories about the fascinating world around us. Each issue is different from the last, with photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people.

Past contributors include bestselling authors (Michael Pollan, Alice Walker, Susan Orlean), award-winning documentary filmmakers (Ava DuVernay, Alex Gibney, Barry Jenkins), prominent radio and podcast producers (Ira Glass, Jad Abumrad, Kelly McEvers), renowned photographers (Larry Sultan, Alec Soth, Katy Grannan), musicians and actors (Beck, Kumail Nanjiani, Sasheer Zamata), as well as a wide, eclectic group of emerging media makers. To see who is contributing to this issue, check out our website.

After the show, performers, producers, and the audience stick around for drinks and conversation.

We don’t post any video or audio online. You have to be there to see it.

“A sensation” – New York Times | “Beautiful” – Los Angeles Times | “Highbrow/Brilliant” – New York Magazine

Presented by WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

If you have fragrance sensitivities, please be advised this show includes a brief, optional interactive moment involving scent.

WBEZ presents
Pop-Up Magazine
Oct 18 @ 7:30 PM
Fall 2018 Issue
Pop-Up Magazine

Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine—a night of new, true stories about the fascinating world around us. Each issue is different from the last, with photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people.

Past contributors include bestselling authors (Michael Pollan, Alice Walker, Susan Orlean), award-winning documentary filmmakers (Ava DuVernay, Alex Gibney, Barry Jenkins), prominent radio and podcast producers (Ira Glass, Jad Abumrad, Kelly McEvers), renowned photographers (Larry Sultan, Alec Soth, Katy Grannan), musicians and actors (Beck, Kumail Nanjiani, Sasheer Zamata), as well as a wide, eclectic group of emerging media makers. To see who is contributing to this issue, check out our website.

After the show, performers, producers, and the audience stick around for drinks and conversation.

We don’t post any video or audio online. You have to be there to see it.

“A sensation” – New York Times | “Beautiful” – Los Angeles Times | “Highbrow/Brilliant” – New York Magazine

Presented by WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

If you have fragrance sensitivities, please be advised this show includes a brief, optional interactive moment involving scent.

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Oct 18 @ 7:30 PM
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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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Main Stage
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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Main Stage
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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Main Stage
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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Main Stage
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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Main Stage
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.

Space Schedule
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
Karaoke Storytellers
10/13

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

presents
Karaoke Storytellers
10/13
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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10/13
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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

The new production, Edge of Life highlights the extremes with which society deals with the act of dying in its literal juxtaposition of Bill Erickson, whose cancer has progressed to the point that he has determined to end the ineffective chemotherapy which has made his existence a living hell against the elderly and essentially comatose Gertrude Hall. Bill, retaining his faculties, is able to speak for himself and must convince his family and physicians that further treatment is futile and that his choice to enter into hospice is the right one for him, while Gertrude, stuck in the purgatory of life support, must await an advocate who will speak truth for her.

Caught firmly in the middle, between Bill, who happens to be his old football coach, his new love interest, Nurse Heather Jennings and the medical establishment, in the form of the intimidating and dogmatic Dr. Gus Clark, is surgeon Jake Forest as he struggles with his own cynicism in the aftermath of a difficult divorce, nascent alcoholism and the conflicting responsibilities of his job as opposed to his obligations as a physician.

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

The new production, Edge of Life highlights the extremes with which society deals with the act of dying in its literal juxtaposition of Bill Erickson, whose cancer has progressed to the point that he has determined to end the ineffective chemotherapy which has made his existence a living hell against the elderly and essentially comatose Gertrude Hall. Bill, retaining his faculties, is able to speak for himself and must convince his family and physicians that further treatment is futile and that his choice to enter into hospice is the right one for him, while Gertrude, stuck in the purgatory of life support, must await an advocate who will speak truth for her.

Caught firmly in the middle, between Bill, who happens to be his old football coach, his new love interest, Nurse Heather Jennings and the medical establishment, in the form of the intimidating and dogmatic Dr. Gus Clark, is surgeon Jake Forest as he struggles with his own cynicism in the aftermath of a difficult divorce, nascent alcoholism and the conflicting responsibilities of his job as opposed to his obligations as a physician.

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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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