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Broadway Fave "Guys and Dolls" Brings Swingin' '40s to Life

at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee
OFFER DATES:
Wed, September 20
Thu, September 21
Fri, September 22
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Thu, September 21
Fri, September 22
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Sun, September 24
Wed, September 27
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FULL PRICE: $30 - $65
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $32.50

The Tony-winning musical "Guys and Dolls" is set in New York City during the swinging 1940s. The story follows Nathan Detroit, who turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the cash to float the bigge... [more+]

The Tony-winning musical "Guys and Dolls" is set in New York City during the swinging 1940s. The story follows Nathan Detroit, who turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the cash to float the biggest craps game in town. When dolls -- especially a straitlaced missionary named Sarah Brown -- get involved, the term "high stakes" applies to both love and money. Jam-packed with big, flashy numbers like "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," it's no surprise "Time" magazine pronounced "Guys and Dolls" "the greatest of all American musicals." See Frank Loesser's beloved Broadway rom-com at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. [less-]

"The Second City's Fast, Loud & Funny": Sketches & Songs

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, September 20
Sat, September 23
Tue, September 26
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Sat, September 23
Tue, September 26
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Sat, September 30
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FULL PRICE: $26 - $31
OFFER PRICE: $13 - $15.50

For more than 50 years The Second City has been synonymous with cutting-edge comedy. Bill Murray, John Belushi, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler -- the lis... [more+]

For more than 50 years The Second City has been synonymous with cutting-edge comedy. Bill Murray, John Belushi, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler -- the list of comedy legends that got their start in The Second City goes on and on. Now you can see some of the company's greatest sketches and songs that launched these careers as UP Comedy Club presents "The Second City's Fast, Loud & Funny!". Culled from over a half century of classic comedy shows, "Fast, Loud & Funny!" is sure to be just that. You might even witness the next big comedy star being born. [less-]

Shocking New Play: "Building the Wall"

at Athenaeum Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, September 20
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
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Fri, September 22
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FULL PRICE: $22 - $32
OFFER PRICE: $11 - $16

From Pulitzer- and Tony-winning writer Robert Schenkkan ("All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge"), comes a provocative, 80-minute theatrical event written in a white-hot fury. In a time when shocking campaign rh... [more+]

From Pulitzer- and Tony-winning writer Robert Schenkkan ("All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge"), comes a provocative, 80-minute theatrical event written in a white-hot fury. In a time when shocking campaign rhetoric turns into real policies, "Building the Wall" urgently reveals the power of theater to question who we are and where we might be going. Don't miss the show "The Hollywood Reporter" calls, "A mesmerizing and shocking new play that simmers with of-the-moment urgency," when "Building the Wall" comes to the stage of Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre. [less-]

"Chicago's Best Stand-Up" at the Laugh Factory

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, September 20
Wed, September 20
Fri, September 22
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Wed, September 20
Fri, September 22
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Sun, September 24
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Tue, September 26
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FULL PRICE: $10 - $17
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh F... [more+]

Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh Factory is renowned for attracting high-caliber stand-up talent, including up-and-coming comics and big-name stars from TV and film. For its recurring "Chicago's Best Stand-Up" show, the club pulls together an ever-changing and original lineup of comedy titans, representing the best the Windy City has to offer. [less-]

Former Elvis Goes From Rock King to Drag Queen

at Northlight Theatre, Skokie
OFFER DATES:
Wed, September 20
Thu, September 21
FULL PRICE: $45
OFFER PRICE: $22.50

What do you do when your Elvis act gets the axe? With a pregnant wife, a woefully empty bank account and an eviction notice coming his way any minute, Casey is left with no choice but to trade in his ... [more+]

What do you do when your Elvis act gets the axe? With a pregnant wife, a woefully empty bank account and an eviction notice coming his way any minute, Casey is left with no choice but to trade in his signature jumpsuit for sequins and start strutting his stuff around the Florida panhandle as the area's newest drag queen. A music-filled comedy about finding your true voice, this production of "The Legend of Georgia McBride" at the Northlight Theatre in Skokie will have you laughing and rooting for the underdog inside of us all. [less-]

"Spamilton": A Musical Parody of Broadway Hit "Hamilton"

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, September 20
Thu, September 21
Fri, September 22
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Wed, September 20
Thu, September 21
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Sat, September 23
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FULL PRICE: $59 - $69
OFFER PRICE: $40 - $59

"Spamilton", the acclaimed show that celebrates, roasts and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster, is coming to Chicago. "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda claims he laughed his brains out upon seei... [more+]

"Spamilton", the acclaimed show that celebrates, roasts and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster, is coming to Chicago. "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda claims he laughed his brains out upon seeing this theatrical parody. Written by Gerard Alessandrini ("Forbidden Broadway"), "Spamilton" is not just a send-up of its Tony-winning source material; it also pokes fun at such Broadway icons as Patti LuPone, Audra McDonlad, Stephen Sondheim and more. See the spoof that the "New York Times" called "smart, silly and convulsively funny" when it comes to the Royal George Theatre. [less-]

Jukebox Musical "Five Guys Named Moe"

at Court Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, September 20
Thu, September 21
Fri, September 22
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Thu, September 21
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FULL PRICE: $54 - $66
OFFER PRICE: $27 - $33

The timeless music of the "King of the Jukebox," Louis Jordan, fuels the Tony-nominated musical "Five Guys Named Moe". Set to Jordan's iconic jump blues-jazz score and featuring classics like "Let the... [more+]

The timeless music of the "King of the Jukebox," Louis Jordan, fuels the Tony-nominated musical "Five Guys Named Moe". Set to Jordan's iconic jump blues-jazz score and featuring classics like "Let the Good Times Roll" and "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby," this jukebox musical favorite centers on Nomax, a broke and newly single guy. Nomax has a case of the blues, until the Moes -- Eat Moe, No Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Big Moe and Little Moe -- pop out of his radio with the cure. This exhilarating production from the University of Chicago's Court Theatre will have you tapping your foot all night to the music that paved the way for rock 'n' roll. [less-]

"Cherry Street": Improv From a Comedic Couple

at iO Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, September 20
Wed, September 27
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

Husband-and-wife comedy duo Lawrence Collerd and Laurel Krabacher have been performing long-form improv together for the past 6 years. Lawrence brings the wit while Laurel brings the goof. Catch the c... [more+]

Husband-and-wife comedy duo Lawrence Collerd and Laurel Krabacher have been performing long-form improv together for the past 6 years. Lawrence brings the wit while Laurel brings the goof. Catch the complementary couple when they deliver a heartwarming show with a lot of laughs at Chicago's iO Theater. [less-]

"Building the Wall": A Foreseeable Future

at Athenaeum Theatre Studio One, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, September 20
Thu, September 21
Fri, September 22
+ 18 more dates
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Thu, September 21
Fri, September 22
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FULL PRICE: $22 - $32
OFFER PRICE: $12 - $17

Take a glimpse into the future of the Trump presidency when "Building the Wall" imagines the billionaire's infamous Mexican border blockade post-completion. Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-wi... [more+]

Take a glimpse into the future of the Trump presidency when "Building the Wall" imagines the billionaire's infamous Mexican border blockade post-completion. Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan ("Hacksaw Ridge", "The Kentucky Cycle"), this heated new play foresees a future in which Donald Trump has succeeded in rounding up and detaining millions of immigrants. Now, a writer interviews a supervisor at a private prison who awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal policy that has escalated into the unimaginable. Starring Tony Bozzuto and Kanomé Jones, see "Building the Wall" at the Athenaeum Theatre Studio in Chicago. [less-]

Sean Flannery's Hilarious Tales of Inebriation: "Drunk Science"

at The Comedy Bar, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, September 20
Wed, September 27
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

Ever wonder what causes a blackout? Or why you crave greasy fast food after drinking? Or why calling up your ex suddenly seems like a great idea after one too many Smirnoff Ices? Comedian Sean Flanner... [more+]

Ever wonder what causes a blackout? Or why you crave greasy fast food after drinking? Or why calling up your ex suddenly seems like a great idea after one too many Smirnoff Ices? Comedian Sean Flannery has, too -- so he did his research and is ready to share his hilarious findings in his latest comedy show. "Drunk Science" explores what happens to your brain when you drink, and features fascinating real scientific info and trivia interspersed with Flannery's unbelievable-but-true tales, pictures and more. Come see the comedian who was named Chicago's best comic by "The Chicago Reader" as Sean Flannery takes The Comedy Bar stage. [less-]

Puppet Improv Show "Felt"

at iO Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, September 20
Wed, September 27
FULL PRICE: $5
OFFER PRICE: COMP

You may have seen an improv show, and you may have seen a puppet show, but have you ever seen an improv show starring a cast of puppets? If not, now's your chance with "Felt". Completely unpredictable... [more+]

You may have seen an improv show, and you may have seen a puppet show, but have you ever seen an improv show starring a cast of puppets? If not, now's your chance with "Felt". Completely unpredictable and hilarious, this unique show is must-see for fans of improv, comedy and puppetry. See it at Chicago's iO Theater. [less-]

Improv Troupes Wetbus and K+N at iO Theater

at iO Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 21
Thu, September 28
FULL PRICE: $5
OFFER PRICE: COMP

You know the way good friends bust each other's chops because they know each other so well? That's how improv duo K+N operates, which has five years of friendly chops-busting experience under its belt... [more+]

You know the way good friends bust each other's chops because they know each other so well? That's how improv duo K+N operates, which has five years of friendly chops-busting experience under its belt. Kevin (K) and Nick (N) are always in sync, even when inventing outlandish scenarios. Improv troupe Wetbus met while in classes at iO and has been fighting the good fight ever since. Together they form a long, unstoppable vehicle that forges through the waters of whimsy and comedy... a sort of "Wetbus," if you will. Catch both dynamic groups at iO Theater in Chicago. [less-]

Improv & Stand-Up Collide in Laugh Factory's "Crossbreed Comedy"

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 21
FULL PRICE: $17
OFFER PRICE: COMP

The mad scientists of mirth at Chicago's Laugh Factory have spliced the DNA of stand-up comedy with a potent strain of improv in order to create their monstrously fun new show: "Crossbreed Comedy". Jo... [more+]

The mad scientists of mirth at Chicago's Laugh Factory have spliced the DNA of stand-up comedy with a potent strain of improv in order to create their monstrously fun new show: "Crossbreed Comedy". Join your host Matt Chiaramonte and an ever-evolving lineup of three of Chicago's most talented comics, as they take to the stage to deliver razor-sharp stand-up sets. In between these sets, some of the city's quickest-witted improv teams will perform long-form improvised scenes inspired by the jokes just delivered. Then, at show's end, all of the night's performers will join each other onstage to play an improv game. [less-]

"Glass Basement": Night of Improv From Women Comics

at iO Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 21
Thu, September 28
Thu, October 05
+ 12 more dates
Thu, September 21
Thu, September 28
Thu, October 05
Thu, October 12
Thu, October 19
Thu, October 26
Thu, November 02
Thu, November 09
Thu, November 16
Thu, November 23
Thu, November 30
Thu, December 07
Thu, December 14
Thu, December 21
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FULL PRICE: $12 - $14
OFFER PRICE: $6 - $7

Part amazing show, part performance opportunity, part safe space and all funny, "Glass Basement" is an improv show unlike any other. Featuring members of SheBeast, Superhuman, Virgin Daiquiri and othe... [more+]

Part amazing show, part performance opportunity, part safe space and all funny, "Glass Basement" is an improv show unlike any other. Featuring members of SheBeast, Superhuman, Virgin Daiquiri and other talented women, this show is like the Justice League of comedy. And you have the opportunity to perform with them. Laugh, play, talk and laugh some more as these comedic powerhouses help shatter the "Glass Basement". [less-]

Improv Team Delorean in New Show "Paradox"

at The Cornservatory, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 21
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

Indie improv team Delorean -- winners of the 28th season of "The Original Improv Gladiators" -- is back at Corn Productions with their new "totally rehearsed, completely improvised comedy show" "Parad... [more+]

Indie improv team Delorean -- winners of the 28th season of "The Original Improv Gladiators" -- is back at Corn Productions with their new "totally rehearsed, completely improvised comedy show" "Paradox". Each Thursday, two different independent comedy teams take the stage at Chicago's Cornservatory for nearly 90 minutes of comedy, music and storytelling. [less-]

Irreverent Parody Sequel "UBU II"

at Berger Park - Coach House, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 21
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
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Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Thu, September 28
Fri, September 29
Sat, September 30
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

This even nastier and dumber sequel to The Plagiarists' nasty and dumb adaptation of Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi" sees the horrible Ubus visiting a place even more depraved and corrupt than the 19th-centu... [more+]

This even nastier and dumber sequel to The Plagiarists' nasty and dumb adaptation of Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi" sees the horrible Ubus visiting a place even more depraved and corrupt than the 19th-century Poland they were chased out of in the first play: America. There, trapped in a sequel they never asked for (and are actively trying to destroy), they'll discover freedom is slavery, knowledge is dumb and doom looms large on the horizon. Featuring a farting corpse, unnecessary blasphemy, relentless stupidity and bad jokes, "Ubu" II - now playing at Chicago's Berger Park Coach House -- is the perfect play to warm your hands by as the world burns. [less-]

"Rookie of the Year": A Musical Based on the Film

at MCL Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 21
Thu, September 28
Thu, October 05
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Thu, September 28
Thu, October 05
Thu, October 12
Thu, October 19
Thu, October 26
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FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6.50

Henry Rowengartner was just your average 12-year-old boy growing up in Chicago. That is, until an accident gives him an astonishingly powerful pitching arm and he's asked to pitch for the Cubs. With h... [more+]

Henry Rowengartner was just your average 12-year-old boy growing up in Chicago. That is, until an accident gives him an astonishingly powerful pitching arm and he's asked to pitch for the Cubs. With help from his friends, coaches and a guy dating his mom, Henry tries to make it to the World Series. Based on the 1993 family classic, this musical takes everything you loved about the movie and brings it to life on stage at MCL Chicago. [less-]

America's First Female Superhero Comic Comes to the Stage

at The Factory Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 21
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
+ 9 more dates
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Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
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Thu, September 28
Fri, September 29
Sat, September 30
Sun, October 01
Thu, October 05
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Known as America's first ever female superhero comic strip, Russell Stamm's "The Invisible Scarlet O'Neil" emerged out of the 1940s as a raging success, appearing in over 100 newspapers worldwide. Now... [more+]

Known as America's first ever female superhero comic strip, Russell Stamm's "The Invisible Scarlet O'Neil" emerged out of the 1940s as a raging success, appearing in over 100 newspapers worldwide. Now, the Babes With Blades Theatre Company brings the original crimefighting super gal to The Factory Theater for an action-packed adventure to save Chicago. A mishap in her father's laboratory, Scarlet's power of invisibility was an accident, and one she'd swore she'd never use. However, Dr. O'Neil's ex-lab assistant Evanna Keil is on the move to send her mind-controlling lipstick to the KGB. It's up to Scarlet to stop her to protect her father, their military secrets and a series of lovable characters in the Windy City. [less-]

Comedian Brian Hicks (Comedy Central)

at Chicago Improv of Schaumburg, Schaumburg
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 21
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $7.50

Shoulders slumped, shirt untucked, in need of a shave, Brian Hicks approaches the stage looking every bit the everyman (and a touch like Paul Giamatti) ... until he takes the microphone. That's when a... [more+]

Shoulders slumped, shirt untucked, in need of a shave, Brian Hicks approaches the stage looking every bit the everyman (and a touch like Paul Giamatti) ... until he takes the microphone. That's when audiences realize that, beneath his "dad bod" exterior, is a comedy ninja, armed with split-second reflexes honed over 18 years of dominating the stand-up scene. Whether it's absurdist tangents about a school kid bringing his "exotic dancer" mom to Career Day or funny-because-it's-true insights about his own family, Hicks' material is consistently creative, as funny as it is fresh. Recently, he bested 72 other comics to win one of the most prestigious festivals in comedy, and now he heads to the Chicago Improv of Schaumburg for an intimate live show. [less-]

Cheesy Laughs at "Free Pizza"

at Laugh Out Loud Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 21
Thu, September 28
Thu, October 05
+ 7 more dates
Thu, September 21
Thu, September 28
Thu, October 05
Thu, October 12
Thu, October 19
Thu, October 26
Thu, November 02
Thu, November 09
Thu, November 16
Thu, November 30
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FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

"Free Pizza" is a weekly extravaganza at Laugh Out Loud Chicago featuring musical guests, different improv groups from around the city, ensembles from The Laugh Out Loud League and The Improv Den. And... [more+]

"Free Pizza" is a weekly extravaganza at Laugh Out Loud Chicago featuring musical guests, different improv groups from around the city, ensembles from The Laugh Out Loud League and The Improv Den. And yes, there's also free pizza -- just be sure to show up before it runs out! [less-]

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