Main Stage Shows

Dance Chicago Season 25  presents

DC 2019 Dance Chicago 25th Anniversary Party

DC 2019 Dance Chicago 25th Anniversary Party

November 16, 2019

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Live Nation  presents

Straight Up With Stassi Live

Straight Up With Stassi Live

November 20 & 21, 2019

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Athenaeum Theatre Productions  presents

Super Scientific Circus

Super Scientific Circus

Nov 23, 2019

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Tampico   presents

Los Panchos

Los Panchos

November 29, 2019

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Chamber Opera Chicago  presents

Gian Carlo Menotti’s AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

Back for its second time at the Athenaeum Theatre!

Gian Carlo Menotti’s AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

November 30 & December 1, 2019

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Lakeview Orchestra  presents

Farrenc Symphony No. 3

Joshua Brown plays Mendelssohn

Farrenc Symphony No. 3

December 3, 2019

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Chicago Gay Men's Chorus  presents

HOLIDISCO

HOLIDISCO

December 6, 2019

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Madison House  presents

Small Town Murder

Small Town Murder

December 7, 2019

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Ballet Chicago  presents

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

December 13-22, 2019

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Lakeview Orchestra   presents

The Inextinguishable Symphony

Villa-Lobos Sinfonietta

The Inextinguishable Symphony

Feb 11, 2020

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DANCE CHICAGO 25  presents

DANCES FROM THE HEART 2020

DANCES FROM THE HEART 2020

2/15/2020

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Live Nation  presents

Julius Dein

Julius Dein

Feb 25

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Live Nation  presents

Simon Sinek

The Mindset Tour

Simon Sinek

March 13, 2020

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Live Nation  presents

Brendan Schaub

50 Shades of Brown Tour

Brendan Schaub

March 6, 2020

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Lakeview Orchestra  presents

Debussy’s La Mer

Ricardo Castaneda plays Higdon

Debussy’s La Mer

March 24, 2019

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Live Nation  presents

Ben Rector

with Cody Fry

Ben Rector

3/28/20

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Lakeview Orchestra  presents

The Apocalyptic Symphony

Hughes conducts Bruckner's Symphony No. 8

The Apocalyptic Symphony

May 5, 2020

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Lakeview Orchestra  presents

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

John MacFarlane plays SAINT-GEORGES

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

June 16, 2020

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Dance Chicago Season 25  presents

DC 2019 Dance Chicago 25th Anniversary Party

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. . . Read More

November 16, 2019
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Live Nation  presents

Straight Up With Stassi Live

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. . . Read More

November 20 & 21, 2019
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Athenaeum Theatre Productions  presents

Super Scientific Circus

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.

Nov 23, 2019
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Tampico   presents

Los Panchos

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. . . Read More

November 29, 2019
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Chamber Opera Chicago  presents

Gian Carlo Menotti’s AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

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. . . Read More

November 30 & December 1, 2019
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Lakeview Orchestra  presents

Farrenc Symphony No. 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. MULTI. . . Read More

December 3, 2019
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Chicago Gay Men's Chorus  presents

HOLIDISCO

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. . . Read More

December 6, 2019
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Madison House  presents

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. . . Read More

December 7, 2019
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Ballet Chicago  presents

The Nutcracker

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. . . Read More

December 13-22, 2019
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Lakeview Orchestra   presents

The Inextinguishable Symphony

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!”

Feb 11, 2020
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DANCE CHICAGO 25  presents

DANCES FROM THE HEART 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. . . Read More

2/15/2020
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Live Nation  presents

Julius Dein

Julius Dein

A seasoned stage magician, starting at the age of 9 on the streets of Camden, England, Julius has spent years preparing for a thrilling stage performance bringing his viral tricks. . . Read More

Feb 25
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Live Nation  presents

Simon Sinek

The Mindset Tour

Simon Sinek

Raw, spontaneous and unfiltered. Simon Sinek’s Mindset Tour is designed to give audiences a chance to engage with him in a more personal and meaningful way; to ask questions and. . . Read More

March 13, 2020
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Live Nation  presents

Brendan Schaub

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. . . Read More

March 6, 2020
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Lakeview Orchestra  presents

Debussy’s La Mer

Ricardo Castaneda plays Higdon

Debussy’s La Mer

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

March 24, 2019
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Live Nation  presents

Ben Rector

with Cody Fry

Ben Rector

Emmy-nominated independent singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ben Rector announces “The Old Friends Acoustic Tour” featuring special guest Cody Fry. This new format offers an intimate and unique take on Rector’s celebrated. . . Read More

3/28/20
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Lakeview Orchestra  presents

The Apocalyptic Symphony

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.

May 5, 2020
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Lakeview Orchestra  presents

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

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!

June 16, 2020
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Studio Shows

The Conspirators  presents

Accidental Death of a Black Motorist

A messy play about dirty cops.

Accidental Death of a Black Motorist

October 24 - November 23, 2019

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Eclipse Theatre Company  presents

Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them

part of the 2019 Christopher Durang Season

Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them

Nov 14 - December 15th

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Dance Chicago  presents

DC 2019 Stories of Dance: “INFJ” by The Modern Marvels Dance Company

Part of the "Stories of Dance" Series

DC 2019 Stories of Dance: “INFJ” by The Modern Marvels Dance Company

11/14

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Dance Chicago  presents

DC 2019 Stories of Dance: “Faces of Love” (and other works)

Part of the "Stories of Dance" Series

DC 2019 Stories of Dance: “Faces of Love” (and other works)

11/14 9PM

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Dance Chicago  presents

DC 2019 Stories of Dance: “Captured” by Charlique C. Rolle & Kimberly Baker

Part of the "Stories of Dance" Series

DC 2019 Stories of Dance: “Captured” by Charlique C. Rolle & Kimberly Baker

November 15, 2019

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Dance Chicago  presents

DC 2019 “What It’s Like to Be Human” by Tapman Productions

Part of the "Stories of Dance" Series

DC 2019 “What It’s Like to Be Human” by Tapman Productions

11/16

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Dance Chicago  presents

DC 2019 Stories of Dance: “Refuse” by Stefany Cotton Choreography

Part of the "Stories of Dance" Series

DC 2019 Stories of Dance: “Refuse” by Stefany Cotton Choreography

11/16

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Performance Space Available

Performance Space Available

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Thompson Street Opera Company  presents

Trifles & Sojourner Truth

Trifles & Sojourner Truth

March 26-29, 2020

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The Conspirators  presents

Accidental Death of a Black Motorist

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!

October 24 - November 23, 2019
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Eclipse Theatre Company  presents

Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them

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. . . Read More

Nov 14 - December 15th
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Dance Chicago  presents

DC 2019 Stories of Dance: “INFJ” by The Modern Marvels Dance Company

Part of the "Stories of Dance" Series

DC 2019 Stories of Dance: “INFJ” by The Modern Marvels Dance Company

INFJ” explores the intricacies of Modern Marvels Dance Company Artistic Director Kate O’Hanlon Bruns’ Myers-Briggs personality type: Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, and Judging. This work, which premiered at Links Hall in. . . Read More

11/14
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Dance Chicago  presents

DC 2019 Stories of Dance: “Faces of Love” (and other works)

Part of the "Stories of Dance" Series

DC 2019 Stories of Dance: “Faces of Love” (and other works)

We are born of love, we grow for it, and we can die for it too. Its various faces and phases make it an indecipherable feeling that both saves and. . . Read More

11/14 9PM
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Dance Chicago  presents

DC 2019 Stories of Dance: “Captured” by Charlique C. Rolle & Kimberly Baker

Part of the "Stories of Dance" Series

DC 2019 Stories of Dance: “Captured” by Charlique C. Rolle & Kimberly Baker

Captured. is an evening length dance performance choreographed by Kimberly Baker and Charlique C. Rolle that premiered in Fall 2018. Captured. is a work in 2-acts, exploring the narrative of. . . Read More

November 15, 2019
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Dance Chicago  presents

DC 2019 “What It’s Like to Be Human” by Tapman Productions

Part of the "Stories of Dance" Series

DC 2019 “What It’s Like to Be Human” by Tapman Productions

Three Tap Dancing Robots become unstuck from reality and travel to another dimension. Stripped of their parts, they are rebuilt as humans. As they search for a way back to. . . Read More

11/16
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Dance Chicago  presents

DC 2019 Stories of Dance: “Refuse” by Stefany Cotton Choreography

Part of the "Stories of Dance" Series

DC 2019 Stories of Dance: “Refuse” by Stefany Cotton Choreography

What happens when we start to question everything that’s expected of us? REFUSE is a dynamic narrative of self discovery and independence told through intricate and athletic movement. REFUSE explores. . . Read More

11/16
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Performance Space Available

Performance Space Available

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

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Thompson Street Opera Company  presents

Trifles & Sojourner Truth

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. . . Read More

March 26-29, 2020
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