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Small Town Murder
Small Town Murder

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

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Dec 7, 2019

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Current & Upcoming Shows

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Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin
Oct 18

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

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

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

Live Nation presents
Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin
Oct 18
Together on Stage
Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin

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

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

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

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Oct 18
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Cuban Visions Program 5: Cuban Animations from 1960s to Today
10/19

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

This screening will debut an original program of short animations, some of which were produced in the 1960’s by the ICAIC Animation Studios. These shorts reflect many of the early revolution’s aspirations: improved literacy, healthcare, housing, and food production. The screening will also feature contemporary Cuban animations, illustrating the evolution of both the Cuban Revolution and Cuban animation from the ‘60s to present-day.

Thank you to ICAIC Animation Studios (Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos), which has generously donated some of the featured animations.

Post-Screening Conversation: The discussion will feature the program’s curators, Cuban animator Ivette Avila and Julio César Guanche Zaldívar, Law Professor, historian and former Deputy Director of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Havana Film Festival). The discussion will reflect on the evolution of Cuban animation and the use of film to promote the ideals of the Revolution, while also posing relevant criticisms.


Cuban Visions Program 5: Cuban Animations from 1960s to Today
10/19
part of the Cuban Visions Film Series
Cuban Visions Program 5: Cuban Animations from 1960s to Today

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

This screening will debut an original program of short animations, some of which were produced in the 1960’s by the ICAIC Animation Studios. These shorts reflect many of the early revolution’s aspirations: improved literacy, healthcare, housing, and food production. The screening will also feature contemporary Cuban animations, illustrating the evolution of both the Cuban Revolution and Cuban animation from the ‘60s to present-day.

Thank you to ICAIC Animation Studios (Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos), which has generously donated some of the featured animations.

Post-Screening Conversation: The discussion will feature the program’s curators, Cuban animator Ivette Avila and Julio César Guanche Zaldívar, Law Professor, historian and former Deputy Director of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Havana Film Festival). The discussion will reflect on the evolution of Cuban animation and the use of film to promote the ideals of the Revolution, while also posing relevant criticisms.


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10/19
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Paris! The Show
October 24

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

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

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

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

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

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October 24
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BLEAK CREEK CONVERSATIONS WITH RHETT & LINK
October 30th

See Rhett & Link discuss their new novel, The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek, live on stage!

All guests will receive a copy of the new book with their ticket!

Ticket Prices include Athenaeum Restoration Fee

• VIP Meet & Greet: $150
• All Seats: $39

BLEAK CREEK CONVERSATIONS WITH RHETT & LINK
October 30th
A Special Limited Event Series
BLEAK CREEK CONVERSATIONS WITH RHETT & LINK

See Rhett & Link discuss their new novel, The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek, live on stage!

All guests will receive a copy of the new book with their ticket!

Ticket Prices include Athenaeum Restoration Fee

• VIP Meet & Greet: $150
• All Seats: $39

TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 7, 10AM CST
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October 30th
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Frankie Quiñones
Nov 1, 2019

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

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

Frankie Quiñones
Nov 1, 2019
Frankie Quiñones

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

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

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Nov 1, 2019
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DC 2019 Dance Slam
11/1

The award-winning interactive competition features dance groups performing against one another with the audience deciding their favorite. Each performance is five minutes or less and the crowd is encouraged to root, shout and vote for their favorites.

DC 2019 Dance Slam
11/1
Chicago’s premiere dance competition!
DC 2019 Dance Slam

The award-winning interactive competition features dance groups performing against one another with the audience deciding their favorite. Each performance is five minutes or less and the crowd is encouraged to root, shout and vote for their favorites.

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Main Stage
11/1
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Celebración a la vida
November 3

CICA presents Celebracion a la Vida (Celebration of life). In this evening we will be celebrating Day of the dead. A night to cherish life and remember our loved ones through colorful and joyful music and dance. As they say, those that you remember never die and forever stay among us.

Celebración a la vida
November 3
Celebración a la vida

CICA presents Celebracion a la Vida (Celebration of life). In this evening we will be celebrating Day of the dead. A night to cherish life and remember our loved ones through colorful and joyful music and dance. As they say, those that you remember never die and forever stay among us.

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November 3
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The Chicago Moth GrandSLAM
November 6th

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. Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell tales of plotting new courses. Hard lefts and leaving the road behind… Cresting a mountain to plant your flag or hiking one mile further than before. Taking a deep breath and walking into the unknown without a map.

The Moth presents
The Chicago Moth GrandSLAM
November 6th
Uncharted Territory
The Chicago Moth GrandSLAM

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. Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell tales of plotting new courses. Hard lefts and leaving the road behind… Cresting a mountain to plant your flag or hiking one mile further than before. Taking a deep breath and walking into the unknown without a map.

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November 6th
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DC 2019 Future Stars
9/9
Future Stars showcases young dancers and choreographers new to the Chicago dance scene. The event highlights some of the best new talent yet to emerge, giving the artists an opportunity to have their work performed in Chicago’s premiere festival and on one of the most beautiful stages in Chicago. The audience has a chance to witness history in the making.
DC 2019 Future Stars
9/9
The dance stars of tomorrow today!
DC 2019 Future Stars
Future Stars showcases young dancers and choreographers new to the Chicago dance scene. The event highlights some of the best new talent yet to emerge, giving the artists an opportunity to have their work performed in Chicago’s premiere festival and on one of the most beautiful stages in Chicago. The audience has a chance to witness history in the making.
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9/9
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Cuban Visions Program 6: The Personal is Political
November 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Main Stage
November 10
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DC 2019 Dance Chicago 25th Anniversary Party
11/16

Performance lasts two hours with one 15-minute intermission.

This special program will feature legacy Dance Chicago Stars from the past 25 years and the best new talent in Chicago dance scene.

DC 2019 Dance Chicago 25th Anniversary Party
11/16
DC 2019 Dance Chicago 25th Anniversary Party

Performance lasts two hours with one 15-minute intermission.

This special program will feature legacy Dance Chicago Stars from the past 25 years and the best new talent in Chicago dance scene.

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Main Stage
11/16
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Straight Up With Stassi Live
11/20 & 11/21/19

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

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

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

BOTH EVENTS ARE SOLD OUT!


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

Live Nation presents
Straight Up With Stassi Live
11/20 & 11/21/19
Straight Up With Stassi Live

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

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

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

BOTH EVENTS ARE SOLD OUT!


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

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Main Stage
11/20 & 11/21/19
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Super Scientific Circus
Nov 23

The Super Scientific Circus proves that science can be fun and funny. Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs, bubbles, beach balls, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and ultraviolet light.Best suited for ages 5+. Performance lasts 60 minutes with no intermission. Children under 2 are free, but must sit on a guardian’s lap.

Super Scientific Circus
Nov 23
Super Scientific Circus

The Super Scientific Circus proves that science can be fun and funny. Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs, bubbles, beach balls, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and ultraviolet light.Best suited for ages 5+. Performance lasts 60 minutes with no intermission. Children under 2 are free, but must sit on a guardian’s lap.

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Nov 23
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Los Panchos
11/29

Come experience one of Mexico’s most legendary vocal trio, Los Panchos. Fresh off their tour in Japan and coming to Chicago for one night only, this unforgettable concert will bring together generations of families to enjoy an evening of romantic songs from Latin America’s Golden Age of Music. Direct from Mexico, Los Panchos, is one of the most iconic and acclaimed trios in the world. What began in 1944 as a small musical ensemble has now evolved into a beloved group recognized for their romantic harmonious vocal compositions. Join us for a unique evening of nostalgia, boleros, and the beauty of traditional Mexican music.

Directamente de Mexico, Los Panchos, considerado como uno de los mejores tríos Mexicanos de todos los tiempos y reconocido por popularizar el “bolero”, cuenta con un legado permanente que ha crecido a lo largo de los años. Lo que comenzó en 1944 como un pequeño conjunto musical, se ha convertido ahora en un emblemático grupo reconocido a nivel mundial por sus composiciones románticas de tonos armoniosos que evocan sentimientos de amor y nostalgia. Este concierto reunirá a familias de todas las edades para disfrutar de una noche de canciones románticas de la época dorada de la música de América Latina.

Tampico presents
Los Panchos
11/29
Los Panchos

Come experience one of Mexico’s most legendary vocal trio, Los Panchos. Fresh off their tour in Japan and coming to Chicago for one night only, this unforgettable concert will bring together generations of families to enjoy an evening of romantic songs from Latin America’s Golden Age of Music. Direct from Mexico, Los Panchos, is one of the most iconic and acclaimed trios in the world. What began in 1944 as a small musical ensemble has now evolved into a beloved group recognized for their romantic harmonious vocal compositions. Join us for a unique evening of nostalgia, boleros, and the beauty of traditional Mexican music.

Directamente de Mexico, Los Panchos, considerado como uno de los mejores tríos Mexicanos de todos los tiempos y reconocido por popularizar el “bolero”, cuenta con un legado permanente que ha crecido a lo largo de los años. Lo que comenzó en 1944 como un pequeño conjunto musical, se ha convertido ahora en un emblemático grupo reconocido a nivel mundial por sus composiciones románticas de tonos armoniosos que evocan sentimientos de amor y nostalgia. Este concierto reunirá a familias de todas las edades para disfrutar de una noche de canciones románticas de la época dorada de la música de América Latina.

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Main Stage
11/29
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Gian Carlo Menotti’s AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
Nov 30 & Dec 1

Begin your holiday celebration with the 14th anniversary of this treasured Chicago holiday tradition, perfect for all ages! One of the most popular operas of all time, its timeless and inspiring message of how faith, charity, unselfish love and good deeds can work miracles will fill your hearts with the true meaning of the season! With original direction by Francis Menotti, son of Gian Carlo, based on his father’s original 1951 production, assisted by Kyle Dougan.

Opening with a holiday celebration of music and dance, featuring singers from Chamber Opera Chicago with ballet dancers from the Ruth Page Arts Center, Spanish dancers from Ensemble Español, and world-champion Irish dancers!

Gian Carlo Menotti’s AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
Nov 30 & Dec 1
Back for its second time at the Athenaeum Theatre!
Gian Carlo Menotti’s AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

Begin your holiday celebration with the 14th anniversary of this treasured Chicago holiday tradition, perfect for all ages! One of the most popular operas of all time, its timeless and inspiring message of how faith, charity, unselfish love and good deeds can work miracles will fill your hearts with the true meaning of the season! With original direction by Francis Menotti, son of Gian Carlo, based on his father’s original 1951 production, assisted by Kyle Dougan.

Opening with a holiday celebration of music and dance, featuring singers from Chamber Opera Chicago with ballet dancers from the Ruth Page Arts Center, Spanish dancers from Ensemble Español, and world-champion Irish dancers!

Both performances at 7pm
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Main Stage
Nov 30 & Dec 1
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Farrenc Symphony No. 3
December 3

Josh Mather conductor
Joshua Brown violin
COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto
FARRENC: Symphony No. 3

Famous pieces with a piece that should be more famous.

Farrenc Symphony No. 3
December 3
Joshua Brown plays Mendelssohn
Farrenc Symphony No. 3

Josh Mather conductor
Joshua Brown violin
COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto
FARRENC: Symphony No. 3

Famous pieces with a piece that should be more famous.

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December 3
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HOLIDISCO
12/6

Experience the tantalizing glitz and glamour that the holidays bring! Sparkling disco balls and bell bottoms kick off the festive season with disco renditions of beloved holiday favorites. You won’t be able to sit still for this one!

HOLIDISCO
12/6
HOLIDISCO

Experience the tantalizing glitz and glamour that the holidays bring! Sparkling disco balls and bell bottoms kick off the festive season with disco renditions of beloved holiday favorites. You won’t be able to sit still for this one!

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Main Stage
12/6
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Small Town Murder
Dec 7, 2019

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

Small Town Murder
Dec 7, 2019
Small Town Murder

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

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Dec 7, 2019
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The Nutcracker
Dec 13-22

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. Performances take place at the historic Athenaeum Theatre in Lakeview.All ages. Performance lasts 90 minutes plus a 15-minute intermission. Children 3 & under free on lap.

The Nutcracker
Dec 13-22
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. Performances take place at the historic Athenaeum Theatre in Lakeview.All ages. Performance lasts 90 minutes plus a 15-minute intermission. Children 3 & under free on lap.

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Dec 13-22
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The Inextinguishable Symphony
Feb 11

Josh Mather conductor
TBD Winner of the Student Concerto Competition
VILLA-LOBOS: Sinfonietta
TBD: Concerto
NIELSEN: Symphony No. 4 (“The Inextinguishable”)

“Music is life, and like life, inextinguishable!”

The Inextinguishable Symphony
Feb 11
Villa-Lobos Sinfonietta
The Inextinguishable Symphony

Josh Mather conductor
TBD Winner of the Student Concerto Competition
VILLA-LOBOS: Sinfonietta
TBD: Concerto
NIELSEN: Symphony No. 4 (“The Inextinguishable”)

“Music is life, and like life, inextinguishable!”

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Feb 11
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DANCES FROM THE HEART 2020
2/15/2020

Dances From the Heart showcases the most romantic works from DANCE CHICAGO performers featuring an amazing array of dance styles such as aerial, tap, urban fusion, jazz, contemporary, Irish, Mexican folkloric, hip-hop and more. The night is a beautiful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend and Chicago dance. Audience members will also receive complimentary treats courtesy of Eli’s.

DANCES FROM THE HEART 2020
2/15/2020
DANCES FROM THE HEART 2020

Dances From the Heart showcases the most romantic works from DANCE CHICAGO performers featuring an amazing array of dance styles such as aerial, tap, urban fusion, jazz, contemporary, Irish, Mexican folkloric, hip-hop and more. The night is a beautiful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend and Chicago dance. Audience members will also receive complimentary treats courtesy of Eli’s.

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2/15/2020
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Brendan Schaub
March 6, 2020

Brendan Schaub is an American stand-up comic, podcast host, and TV personality based out of Los Angeles, California. He currently co-hosts two hit podcasts with his best friends/fellow comedians. He began his podcast career with the hit show “The Fighter and The Kid” alongside Mad TV’s very own Bryan Callen. Together they created a hit show that garners over 10 million downloads a month. The podcast quickly acquired a cult following by consistently being a staple in the top 5 rankings on iTunes under the sports/comedy category for the last five years.

TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AT 10 AM ON 9/27

Live Nation presents
Brendan Schaub
March 6, 2020
50 Shades of Brown Tour
Brendan Schaub

Brendan Schaub is an American stand-up comic, podcast host, and TV personality based out of Los Angeles, California. He currently co-hosts two hit podcasts with his best friends/fellow comedians. He began his podcast career with the hit show “The Fighter and The Kid” alongside Mad TV’s very own Bryan Callen. Together they created a hit show that garners over 10 million downloads a month. The podcast quickly acquired a cult following by consistently being a staple in the top 5 rankings on iTunes under the sports/comedy category for the last five years.

TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AT 10 AM ON 9/27

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March 6, 2020
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Debussy’s La Mer
March 24

Gregory Hughes conductor
Ricardo Castañeda oboe
BEETHOVEN: Overture to The Ruins of Athens
HIGDON: Oboe Concerto
TBD: Composition Competition Winner
DEBUSSY: La mer

A birthday celebration, Chicago Sinfonietta Principal Oboist Ricardo Castañeda plays Jennifer Higdon’s Oboe Concerto, and the critics get it wrong — again!

Debussy’s La Mer
March 24
Ricardo Castaneda plays Higdon
Debussy’s La Mer

Gregory Hughes conductor
Ricardo Castañeda oboe
BEETHOVEN: Overture to The Ruins of Athens
HIGDON: Oboe Concerto
TBD: Composition Competition Winner
DEBUSSY: La mer

A birthday celebration, Chicago Sinfonietta Principal Oboist Ricardo Castañeda plays Jennifer Higdon’s Oboe Concerto, and the critics get it wrong — again!

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March 24
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The Apocalyptic Symphony
May 5

Gregory Hughes conductor
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8

Lakeview Orchestra’s Artistic Director Gregory Hughes tackles Bruckner’s Apocalypse Symphony.

The Apocalyptic Symphony
May 5
Hughes conducts Bruckner's Symphony No. 8
The Apocalyptic Symphony

Gregory Hughes conductor
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8

Lakeview Orchestra’s Artistic Director Gregory Hughes tackles Bruckner’s Apocalypse Symphony.

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May 5
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Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
JUNE 16

Gregory Hughes conductor
John Macfarlane violin
BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 5, and 6
BOLOGNE: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. posth., No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

Dances, music by classical music’s first composer of African descent, and Tchaikovsky’s searching “Fate” symphony conclude Lakeview Orchestra’s 2019/2020 season!

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
JUNE 16
John MacFarlane plays SAINT-GEORGES
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Gregory Hughes conductor
John Macfarlane violin
BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 5, and 6
BOLOGNE: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. posth., No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

Dances, music by classical music’s first composer of African descent, and Tchaikovsky’s searching “Fate” symphony conclude Lakeview Orchestra’s 2019/2020 season!

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JUNE 16
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Studio One
Accidental Death of a Black Motorist
10/24 - 11/23

The Conspirators are back with another high-energy, high-style, hard-hitting satire, this time skewering the culture of police violence and the complicity of the Code of Silence. Updated and adapted from Dario Fo’s modern classic, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Accidental Death of a Black Motorist drops the story right smack in the middle of one of America’s worst abuses of power. A crazy, maniacal actor infiltrates police headquarters posing as the State’s Attorney and gets the bad cops to unwittingly confess the truth behind their victim’s “accidental” death. As hilarious as it is provocative!

Accidental Death of a Black Motorist
10/24 - 11/23
A messy play about dirty cops.
Accidental Death of a Black Motorist

The Conspirators are back with another high-energy, high-style, hard-hitting satire, this time skewering the culture of police violence and the complicity of the Code of Silence. Updated and adapted from Dario Fo’s modern classic, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Accidental Death of a Black Motorist drops the story right smack in the middle of one of America’s worst abuses of power. A crazy, maniacal actor infiltrates police headquarters posing as the State’s Attorney and gets the bad cops to unwittingly confess the truth behind their victim’s “accidental” death. As hilarious as it is provocative!

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Studio One
10/24 - 11/23
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Studio Two
Who Killed Joan Crawford?
Oct 4 - Nov 10

On a dark stormy night, five men arrive at a cabin for a soap star’s surprise birthday party. Each guest has been asked to dress as the birthday boy’s favorite actress, Joan Crawford, in one of her signature roles – and the results aren’t pretty. As they wait for the star, the five “Joans” begin drinking and dishing, dark secrets emerge, and soon there’s one Joan less… and then another… Who Killed Joan Crawford?! All ages. Performance lasts two hours including a 15-minute intermission.

Who Killed Joan Crawford?
Oct 4 - Nov 10
Who Killed Joan Crawford?

On a dark stormy night, five men arrive at a cabin for a soap star’s surprise birthday party. Each guest has been asked to dress as the birthday boy’s favorite actress, Joan Crawford, in one of her signature roles – and the results aren’t pretty. As they wait for the star, the five “Joans” begin drinking and dishing, dark secrets emerge, and soon there’s one Joan less… and then another… Who Killed Joan Crawford?! All ages. Performance lasts two hours including a 15-minute intermission.

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Studio Two
Oct 4 - Nov 10
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Studio Three
Richard III
October 1 - November 3

RICHARD III by William Shakespeare Before the Game of Thrones, there was this masterpiece. Will Richard stop at nothing to reach the pinnacle of power? Will he act unethically, unlawfully? Deceive, seduce, even commit murder? Come on, you think George R.R. Martin invented this stuff? Meet the unlikely man who schemed so cleverly (and bloodily), we’re still talking about him today.

Richard III
October 1 - November 3
Richard III

RICHARD III by William Shakespeare Before the Game of Thrones, there was this masterpiece. Will Richard stop at nothing to reach the pinnacle of power? Will he act unethically, unlawfully? Deceive, seduce, even commit murder? Come on, you think George R.R. Martin invented this stuff? Meet the unlikely man who schemed so cleverly (and bloodily), we’re still talking about him today.

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Studio Three
October 1 - November 3
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Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them
Nov 14 - December 15th

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

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

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

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Studio Three
Nov 14 - December 15th
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Trifles & Sojourner Truth
March 26-29 2020

America has a long history of struggling towards progress. When those in power are silent in the face of suffering– or worse, complicit– how do communities demand justice? Based on the early American feminist play by Susan Glaspell, “Trifles” shows the small ways individual women look out for one another. “Sojourner Truth,” adapted from her own writings, demands that we broaden our aspirations in the fight for true equality and freedom.

Trifles & Sojourner Truth
March 26-29 2020
Trifles & Sojourner Truth

America has a long history of struggling towards progress. When those in power are silent in the face of suffering– or worse, complicit– how do communities demand justice? Based on the early American feminist play by Susan Glaspell, “Trifles” shows the small ways individual women look out for one another. “Sojourner Truth,” adapted from her own writings, demands that we broaden our aspirations in the fight for true equality and freedom.

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Studio Three
March 26-29 2020
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