Award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins delivers an evening of sophisticated tom-foolery in one of the Windy City's most unique entertainment experiences presented by The House Theatre of Chicago. The Magic Parlour is an elegant night out in the heart of downtown. This intimate magic show is replete with mind-blowing magic and mind reading in a small suite at the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel.
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Broadway in your Backyard is 90 minutes of Broadway songs celebrating family, friends, community and inspiration. The four-person cast, to be announced, will perform with a live band and the performance includes projections highlighting the music selections.
In this high energy revue, a huge hit with audiences when performed at the Marriott Theatre in August 2019, Broadway star and recording artist Chester Gregory highlights hits of greats like Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, James Brown, and more. The star of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL, HAIRSPRAY, and DREAMGIRLS, Gregory won acclaim for his outstanding portrayal of Jackie Wilson in THE JACKIE WILSON STORY. THE NEW YORK TIMES exclaims Gregory is "jaw dropping" and "over-flowingly charismatic." Featuring a sensational band, songs include "(Sitting on) The Dock of the Bay," "I Got You (I Feel Good)," and "My Girl."
Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as "ground-breaking," "hilarious," "visually stunning" and "musically powerful." These performances feature three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else.
Charlie Price is a reluctant shoe maker. Lola is a fierce drag queen. These two could not be more different, but when they find common ground in shoes, they see a whole new world of possibilities open up to them that will turn their small town upside down, and just might save Charlie's failing shoe factory.
Audiences have been "having the time of their lives" with this musical since 1999. Mamma Mia! is about bride-to-be Sophie's desire to have her father walk her down the aisle, but she must uncover who he is first. With a story consisting of an unsuspecting mother, two best friends and the magic of ABBA's timeless songs, audiences will experience an evening filled with love, laughter and friendship.
In this sung-through musical by Australian composer/lyricist/playwright Jye Bryant, the four most important people in one man's life struggle to communicate meaningfully with him and really know him. We learn all about him through the disclosures of his wife, mother, father, and ex-boyfriend. In Bryant's 19 witty and touching original songs, the characters share intimate details about their life with Steven and the things they fail to tell him. Through their disclosures, we learn that Steven may have as much trouble knowing himself as the others have in understanding him.
With soaring vocals, ebullient charm, and emotional depth, award-winning singer/actress Michelle Lauto (SPAMILTON, IN THE HEIGHTS) relates the heart-rending story of the original princess of pop in a concert brimming with sentimental favorites like "Who's Sorry Now," "Stupid Cupid," and "Where the Boys Are." The CHICAGO TRIBUNE calls Lauto, "dynamic... terrific... truly wonderful." And like Connie, she's an irrepressible Jersey girl with a sensational voice.
The original Mean Girls musical ... '80s style. Heathers was a cult classic film, and now they have turned it into a dark comedy rock musical. A little edgy, a little dark, a lotta fun. Heathers is the story of Veronica Sawyer. Veronica longs to be cool like the clique of it-girls that runs Westerberg High: the unaffected, unattainable Heathers. When Veronica uses her skills as a forger to get the Heathers out of detention, she impresses their leader Heather Chandler-so much so that they agree to let her into their exclusive club. At first Veronica is thrilled-until she finds out that being one of the Heathers means bullying the same kids she used to call friends. Meanwhile, Veronica finds herself attracted to a mysterious newcomer at school named JD.
What's left when everything is taken away? That's the question Mr. Burns asks...the same question on everyone's mind the past 16 months. Mr. Burns begins after life as we know it has ended. Small bands of survivors have banded together in pods to keep the pilot light of civilization burning. But their path to redemption is as unexpected as it is inevitable.
A spine-tingling tribute to "King of Rock" Elvis Presley. With his authentic southern charm, glorious voice, and powerful moves, Bennett was named the "Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist" by Elvis Presley Enterprises at Graceland. His breathtaking retrospective traverses the King's career: the Rock n' Roll nativity of the 50s, the iconic comeback of the 60s, and the legendary lounge acts of the 70s. Hits include "Blue Suede Shoes," "Can't Help Falling In Love," "Suspicious Minds," and many more.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. This is the sensational drama about Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues, who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his family. Ensemble member and award-winning actress Wandachristine plays Rose Maxson.
Late Nite Catechism is an uproariously funny play, written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, where the irrepressible Sister teaches class to a roomful of "students." Throughout the course of the play the benevolent instructor rewards audience members for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage sitting in a corner reflecting their actions. Now in its 28th year in Chicago, Late Nite Catechism is a sharp satire, but never mean. It's simply an evening of fun and laughter.
On October 16, 1962, long-range Soviet missiles carrying nuclear warheads aimed at the United States were discovered in Cuba. For the next thirteen days, President John Kennedy maneuvered his way through conflicting counsel from his advisors, some of whom urged a military response likely to bring on World War III, ambiguous and sometimes deceitful information from the Soviet Union's representatives, and ever-shifting facts on the ground.
Anna Deavere Smith's performance piece TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992, directed by Tim Rhoze and featuring Jazzma Pryor, tells the story of the Los Angeles riots in the aftermath of the 1991 Rodney King beating, from a variety of perspectives. Smith has collected fragments of monologues derived for actual interviews that both invite and provoke conversation. This timely, powerful performance play raises questions about race, power, truth, and justice. It reveals how myths, misinformation, and misunderstanding can lead not only to prejudice and stereotyping but also violence.
Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche and her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style.
An irresistible array of powerhouse songs, far out fashion, and groovy dance moves, SHOUT! The Mod Musical transports audiences to the 1960s. This musical revue rolls out arrangements of the decade's hits including To Sir with Love, Downtown, Son of a Preacher Man, Windy, and more classics. SHOUT! follows five British women as they navigate the decade, chronicling the vibrant '60s like flipping through a musical magazine. A tribute to the dynamic, independent singers of the era featuring Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black, and many more who were instrumental in redefining society's attitudes toward gender. Dig out your tie-dyed tees and bell-bottom jeans and get ready to sing and dance along, as SHOUT! has all the vintage nostalgia you've been looking for.