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

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
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"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-]

Controversial NU Prof & Author Laura Kipnis: "Sex on Campus"

at Studebaker Theater, Chicago
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Wed, May 24
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Northwestern University professor Laura Kipnis got herself into some deep water on the school's lakefront campus after publishing a journal article arguing that college sexual-harassment policies are ... [more+]

Northwestern University professor Laura Kipnis got herself into some deep water on the school's lakefront campus after publishing a journal article arguing that college sexual-harassment policies are too limiting, putting them in conflict with the fight for feminism. Students went on to file a Title IX discrimination complaint against her for "creating a hostile environment." Now, she comes to the Studebaker Theater, courtesy of Chicago Humanities, to discuss the release of her 2017 book on the controversy, "Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus", in which she makes her case that the "new sexual McCarthyism" in higher education and "neo-sentimentality about female vulnerability" has endangered the struggle for gender equality. A signing follows Kipnis' discussion with WTTW11's Elizabeth Brackett. [less-]

Guy King Trio Performs at Winter's Jazz Club

at Winter's Jazz Club , Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $15
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He's toured the world -- from Japan, France and Belgium, to Switzerland, Italy and Brazil -- and he's opened for everyone from B.B. King to Buddy Guy, and now Guy King brings his virtuosic trio to the... [more+]

He's toured the world -- from Japan, France and Belgium, to Switzerland, Italy and Brazil -- and he's opened for everyone from B.B. King to Buddy Guy, and now Guy King brings his virtuosic trio to the stage of Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago. He was born and raised in a small rural town in Israel, first setting foot in the States while on tour at the age of 16, returning to stay five years later and settling in Chicago after short stays in Memphis and New Orleans. And his reputation as a world-class musician has only grown since then. Catch the talented jazz trio of Guy King (vocals & guitar), Joshua Ramos (bass) and Matt Nelson (piano) in concert. [less-]

Mind Reader Mark Toland Wows With "Mysteries of the Mind"

at Uptown Underground, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $20
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Mark Toland knows what you're thinking, and he can prove it. The former TEDx speaker not only nailed all four teams and the winner of the 2014 NCAA Final Four, he also guessed "Chicago Tribune" headli... [more+]

Mark Toland knows what you're thinking, and he can prove it. The former TEDx speaker not only nailed all four teams and the winner of the 2014 NCAA Final Four, he also guessed "Chicago Tribune" headlines three weeks in advance and -- perhaps most impressively -- rode a bicycle through Chicago while blindfolded and didn't crash. His fast-paced thrill ride of a show at Uptown Underground in Chicago is full of laughs, audience participation and mind-blowing feats that will have your friends saying, "How did he DO that?!" Come witness the psychological illusions and mysteries of the mind that made Chicago's WGN declare: "He must be the devil!" [less-]

Chicago Premiere of Football Drama: "Tight End"

at The Buena at Pride Arts Center, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $20
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Ash Miller -- call her "Ashley" at your own risk -- has one dream: to catch the game-winning touchdown pass at the Westmont High Titans' homecoming game. But even though football is in her blood, Ash ... [more+]

Ash Miller -- call her "Ashley" at your own risk -- has one dream: to catch the game-winning touchdown pass at the Westmont High Titans' homecoming game. But even though football is in her blood, Ash will have to prove that she's "one of the guys" in order to make the team -- which means sacrificing her own body for the love of the game. Catch the Chicago premiere of Rachel Bukowski's "Tight End" at The Buena at Pride Arts Center, by way of the 20% Theatre Company Chicago. [less-]

Blue Man Group at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre

at Briar Street Theatre, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $69 - $79
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The entertainment phenomenon known as the Blue Man Group is better than ever in this updated show featuring all-new material at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre. You'll find the famous blue bald guys in... [more+]

The entertainment phenomenon known as the Blue Man Group is better than ever in this updated show featuring all-new material at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre. You'll find the famous blue bald guys interacting with "GiPads," taking a humorous look at contemporary forms of communication, and performing a pulsating new finale set to an original music score. Audiences of all ages worldwide have experienced and loved Blue Man Group, a wildly imaginative stage show that cleverly combines comedy, art and science with fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music. [less-]

Refugee Struggles for Inner & Outer Peace in "Objects in the Mirror"

at Goodman Theatre - The Albert, Chicago
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For Shedrick Yarkpai, escaping the horrors of war-torn Liberia is only the beginning of his fight for survival. Trying to start a new life in Australia as a refugee, Yarkpai's search for peace is inte... [more+]

For Shedrick Yarkpai, escaping the horrors of war-torn Liberia is only the beginning of his fight for survival. Trying to start a new life in Australia as a refugee, Yarkpai's search for peace is interrupted by an explosive family secret. To reclaim his present -- and have any hope of building a future -- Yarkpai must first confront the ghosts of his past. Inspired by a true story, "Objects in the Mirror" is a gripping play about identity, survival and assimilation. Don't miss playwright Charles Smith's latest work when it comes to Chicago's Goodman Theatre. [less-]

Stand-Up, Improv & More in Comedy Competition "Give Me Five"

at The Playground Theater, Chicago
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Wed, May 24
Wed, May 31
FULL PRICE: $5
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Everyone's got a chance to shine in the spotlight when "Give Me Five" takes the stage of The Playground Theater. Each week, Chicago's funniest and most creative performers get five minutes to show off... [more+]

Everyone's got a chance to shine in the spotlight when "Give Me Five" takes the stage of The Playground Theater. Each week, Chicago's funniest and most creative performers get five minutes to show off their best material, whether its doing stand-up, singing songs, acting out sketches or whatever pops into their head. Get ready for rapid-fire entertainment jam-packed into one hilarious hour. To top it off, it's BYOB. [less-]

"King Liz": Acclaimed Female-Driven Sports Drama

at Windy City Playhouse, Chicago
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No earthly realm is more exciting, wealthy or dangerous than a sports empire -- just ask the title character of "King Liz". A uniquely powerful sports agent, Liz Rico is a rare woman atop the towering... [more+]

No earthly realm is more exciting, wealthy or dangerous than a sports empire -- just ask the title character of "King Liz". A uniquely powerful sports agent, Liz Rico is a rare woman atop the towering (if teetering) pyramid of pro sports. Of course, she had to work twice as hard to get there, and so is now twice as cautious as she waits to take over the agency. Enter Freddie Luna, a high school basketball superstar with a troubled past. If Liz can keep this talented yet volatile young star in line, she just might end up making not only his career, but her own as well. But at what price? See this "gripping feminist tale" ("Chicago Sun-Times") at the Windy City Playhouse in Chicago. [less-]

"Mrs. Phu's Cleansing Juices (And Also Salads)": Drama Hides Behind Closed Doors

at Fullerton Stage, Chicago
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Entering Mrs. Phu's cafe means crossing a gauntlet of steadfast Reaganites and pro-lifers. Just on the other side of the trenches lies a world where a waiter wrangles eccentric customers, a hippie lad... [more+]

Entering Mrs. Phu's cafe means crossing a gauntlet of steadfast Reaganites and pro-lifers. Just on the other side of the trenches lies a world where a waiter wrangles eccentric customers, a hippie lady floats aimlessly and three very different women gather to receive abortions under the constraints of stringent federal mandates. BFA Playwright Emily Witt's touching drama "Mrs. Phu's Cleansing Juices (And Also Salads)" asks the big question: How do we move past hatred and towards compassion? See the world premiere production at the Theatre School at DePaul University at Fullerton Stage. [less-]

Superhero Stage Comedy "The Incredible Hank"

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $20
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The pop-culture devotees at New Millennium Theatre Company have created a Marvel-esque new world in which everyone's busy either being a superhero or a ruthless villain. And then there's Hank, who wis... [more+]

The pop-culture devotees at New Millennium Theatre Company have created a Marvel-esque new world in which everyone's busy either being a superhero or a ruthless villain. And then there's Hank, who wishes he could just put away his powers and be the average, everyday guy at the office. But it may be more difficult than he thought to fly under the radar when an evil plot suddenly begins to unfold at his workplace. This clever action comedy invades the stage at Chicago's Royal George Theatre. [less-]

"The Stevens Family Apology Tour": Down & Dirty Comedy Troupe Comes Clean

at The Public House Theatre, Chicago
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Wed, May 24
Wed, May 31
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $5

For over five years, the Stevens Family has been breaking stuff and making theater owners mad. Time finally caught up with them and now they're being forced to apologize to everyone ... or leave Chica... [more+]

For over five years, the Stevens Family has been breaking stuff and making theater owners mad. Time finally caught up with them and now they're being forced to apologize to everyone ... or leave Chicago for good. Don't miss the shameless sketch comedy troupe as they perform a mandatory show at the Public House Theatre, where they'll right all wrongs and pay off their beer debts. Special guests include some of Chicago's best stand-ups, improv and sketch groups, maybe a couple of ex-girlfriends and, hopefully, no cops. [less-]

Disney's "ALADDIN": Broadway In Chicago Presents the Timeless Classic

at Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago
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Chicago's wish is granted! Disney's "ALADDIN," the hit Broadway musical, has landed at the Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited engagement. From the producer of "The Lion King" comes the timeless sto... [more+]

Chicago's wish is granted! Disney's "ALADDIN," the hit Broadway musical, has landed at the Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited engagement. From the producer of "The Lion King" comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It's an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Hailed by "USA Today" as "Pure Genie-Us," "ALADDIN" features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken ("Newsies") with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman ("Beauty and the Beast"), Tony Award winner Tim Rice ("The Lion King," "Aida"), and book writer Chad Beguelin ("The Wedding Singer"). Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw ("The Book of Mormon," "Something Rotten!"), this "Fabulous" and "Extravagant" ("The New York Times") new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award winners Bob Crowley ("Mary Poppins"), Gregg Barnes ("Kinky Boots"), and Natasha Katz ("An American in Paris"). See why audiences and critics agree, "ALADDIN" is "Exactly What You Wish For!" (NBC-TV). [less-]

Steppenwolf 2-for-1 Show Package: "Linda Vista" and "Pass Over"

at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago
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Wed, May 24
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There's only one thing better than seeing a Steppenwolf production, and that's seeing "two" of them for one great price. First up is "Linda Vista" from Steppenwolf ensemble member and prolific playwri... [more+]

There's only one thing better than seeing a Steppenwolf production, and that's seeing "two" of them for one great price. First up is "Linda Vista" from Steppenwolf ensemble member and prolific playwright Tracy Letts ("August: Osage County"). The world premiere follows Wheeler, a 50-year-old man who feels like like the best years of his life are behind him. But when he makes the move from a cot in his ex-wife's garage to his own apartment, new possibilities for love and sex arise -- complicated, painful and hilarious though they may be. A bold, incendiary riff on "Waiting for Godot", "Pass Over" focuses on two young, black men who stand around on the corner, talk smack, passing the time and hoping that maybe today will be different. Then a stranger wanders into their space with his own agenda and derails their plans. The play is a rare piece of politically charged theater by a bold new American voice, exposing the unquestionable human spirit of young men stuck in a cycle just looking for a way out. [less-]

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

at The Comedy Bar, Chicago
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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-]

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

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $26 - $31
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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-]

"Mary Poppins": Hit Broadway Musical About Everyone's Favorite Nanny

at Mercury Theater, Chicago
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Wed, May 24
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
FULL PRICE: $45 - $55
OFFER PRICE: $33.75 - $41.25

Sized up with Mary's own magical measuring tape, the Broadway adaptation of "Mary Poppins" would definitely be "Practically Perfect in Every Way." Based on P.L. Travers' stories and the classic Disney... [more+]

Sized up with Mary's own magical measuring tape, the Broadway adaptation of "Mary Poppins" would definitely be "Practically Perfect in Every Way." Based on P.L. Travers' stories and the classic Disney film, this high-flying musical now lands at Chicago's Mercury Theater. You and your family will be swept away by such favorite tunes as "Spoonful of Sugar," "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "Jolly Holiday" and, of course, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," as young Jane and Michael learn valuable life lessons from their unconventional nanny and the lovable jack-of-all-trades Bert. Be sure not to miss the magic of "Mary Poppins", who teaches us that "anything can happen if you let it." [less-]

Coming-of-Age Solo Show Mixes Latino Rhythms & Story

at Richard Christiansen Theater, Chicago
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Wed, May 24
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FULL PRICE: $20
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Brian Quijada's solo show won raves from the "Chicago Sun-Times" as "an explosion of energy, comic verve, playful sexiness, raw emotion and irresistible storytelling," and now it's coming to Chicago's... [more+]

Brian Quijada's solo show won raves from the "Chicago Sun-Times" as "an explosion of energy, comic verve, playful sexiness, raw emotion and irresistible storytelling," and now it's coming to Chicago's Richard Christiansen Theater as part of the Victory Gardens' "Up Close and Personal" series. "Where Did We Sit on the Bus?" starts off with a young Latino boy asking that question of his third-grade teacher during a lesson on Rosa Parks, and mixes music, rap, spoken word and live looping as it tracks his eventful path to adulthood. [less-]

Comedy "Italian Bred" Explores Growing Up in NYC

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
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Wed, May 24
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FULL PRICE: $30
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Told through the eyes of a little girl, "Italian Bred" is a hilarious and heartwarming story of growing up in the Big Apple. Created, written by and starring Candice Guardino, this family comedy is ba... [more+]

Told through the eyes of a little girl, "Italian Bred" is a hilarious and heartwarming story of growing up in the Big Apple. Created, written by and starring Candice Guardino, this family comedy is based on real-life events. Having written down everything her outspoken grandmother ever said, Guardino slips in and out of a variety of characters as she cooks up a delicious tale of growing up on Staten Island. Get a taste of NYC right here in the Windy City, as "Italian Bred" comes to Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center. [less-]

"Cannonball": A Play Inspired by Sci-Fi Favorites

at The Public House Theatre, Chicago
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Thu, May 25
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FULL PRICE: $10
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Enter the eerie sci-fi realm of "Cannonball" -- Setting: the near future of the good ol' American Midwest. Drawing inspiration from classics like "ET" and "Super 8", this production is filled with sta... [more+]

Enter the eerie sci-fi realm of "Cannonball" -- Setting: the near future of the good ol' American Midwest. Drawing inspiration from classics like "ET" and "Super 8", this production is filled with stargazers and geniuses obsessed with the universe beyond. "Cannonball"'s town is awry with outer space-obsessed citizens, most of whom are plotting just about every sci-fi experiment possible. Whether you're following the local teens on Neighborhood Watch for a flurry of abductions or the scientist that has found a way to visit parallel Earths, there's a likely chance your intergalactic fantasies will be satisfied at The Public House Theatre in Chicago. [less-]

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