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"The Best of The Second City -- Late Night": Sketch & Improv After Hours

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, June 26
Thu, June 29
Mon, July 03
+ 8 more dates
Mon, June 26
Thu, June 29
Mon, July 03
Thu, July 06
Mon, July 10
Thu, July 13
Mon, July 17
Thu, July 20
Mon, July 24
Thu, July 27
Mon, July 31
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

The Second City is a legendary Chicago comedy company, founded in 1959, that has produced comedy stars ranging from John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner to Mike Myers, Tina Fey and Steve Carell.... [more+]

The Second City is a legendary Chicago comedy company, founded in 1959, that has produced comedy stars ranging from John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner to Mike Myers, Tina Fey and Steve Carell. In "The Best of The Second City -- Late Night", some of the company's most talented up-and-coming comedians draw on over half a century of comedy history to present classic sketches and songs from all eras of the Second City, plus new material and improvised scenes. This show at UP Comedy Club has a rotating cast all summer, so you'll never see the same show twice! [less-]

Clashes Between Neighbors Arise in New Play "Native Gardens"

at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, June 27
Wed, June 28
Fri, June 30
+ 3 more dates
Tue, June 27
Wed, June 28
Fri, June 30
Sat, July 01
Sat, July 01
Sun, July 02
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FULL PRICE: $42 - $50
OFFER PRICE: $21 - $25

The ultimate battle between neighbors is on via "Native Gardens", a new work from award-winning playwright Karen Zacarías ("The Book Club Play", "The Sins of Sor Juana"). When a power couple finds th... [more+]

The ultimate battle between neighbors is on via "Native Gardens", a new work from award-winning playwright Karen Zacarías ("The Book Club Play", "The Sins of Sor Juana"). When a power couple finds the cookie cutter dream home to complete their perfect picture, they decorate the finishing touches with an upgrade on the chainlink fence. While neighbors Frank and Virginia initially show thanks, disagreements over a property line quickly amplify into a war of taste, class and entitlement. Witness the games unfold at the Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater in Chicago. [less-]

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

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, June 27
Wed, June 28
Thu, June 29
+ 17 more dates
Tue, June 27
Wed, June 28
Thu, June 29
Fri, June 30
Sat, July 01
Sat, July 01
Sun, July 02
Tue, July 04
Wed, July 05
Thu, July 06
Fri, July 07
Sat, July 08
Sat, July 08
Sun, July 09
Sun, July 09
Tue, July 11
Wed, July 12
Fri, July 14
Sat, July 15
Sun, July 16
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FULL PRICE: $17.76 - $69
OFFER PRICE: $16.87 - $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-]

"Tomato Throw Show": Competing Comedians Must Get Laughs ... or Else

at The Comedy Bar, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, June 27
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $5

The "Tomato Throw Show" is a comedy competition that gives new meaning to the concept of a "tough crowd." The stakes are high for any Chicagoland stand-ups who take the stage for this weekly Comedy Ba... [more+]

The "Tomato Throw Show" is a comedy competition that gives new meaning to the concept of a "tough crowd." The stakes are high for any Chicagoland stand-ups who take the stage for this weekly Comedy Bar showcase: Either your punchlines land, or tomatoes land ... "on you". At the start of the show, audience members are handed one (fake) tomato each and are encouraged to pelt the comedian they like least. By the show's end, the comedian with the fewest tomatoes is crowned the winner. Any comedian who's pummeled by more than 10 tomatoes will be immediately carted away, like so much old produce. [less-]

Unwind With a Tuesday Night Happy Hour Cruise

at Anita Dee II Yacht at DuSable Harbor, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, June 27
Tue, July 11
Tue, July 18
+ 13 more dates
Tue, June 27
Tue, July 11
Tue, July 18
Tue, July 25
Tue, August 01
Tue, August 08
Tue, August 15
Tue, August 22
Tue, August 29
Tue, September 05
Tue, September 12
Tue, September 19
Tue, September 26
Tue, October 10
Tue, October 17
Tue, October 24
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $7 - $12.50

Work week got you down already? Take a break with a Tuesday night happy-hour cruise aboard the lovely Anita Dee II yacht. Enjoy dancing to a live DJ and the fully-stocked cash bars on the yacht's two ... [more+]

Work week got you down already? Take a break with a Tuesday night happy-hour cruise aboard the lovely Anita Dee II yacht. Enjoy dancing to a live DJ and the fully-stocked cash bars on the yacht's two interior decks. And you can soak up unparalleled views of Chicago's world-famous skyline through the panoramic windows or outdoors on the observation deck. This fun, leisurely 2.5-hour sail around Lake Michigan is a great way to unwind, kick back and mingle with old friends and new. [less-]

An Evening With Jazz Vocalist Rose Colella and Her Trio

at Winter's Jazz Club , Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, June 27
Tue, June 27
Tue, June 27
+ 8 more dates
Tue, June 27
Tue, June 27
Tue, June 27
Tue, July 11
Tue, July 11
Tue, July 25
Tue, July 25
Tue, August 08
Tue, August 08
Tue, August 22
Tue, August 22
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

A rising star in the jazz world, vocalist Rose Colella released her latest album, "Cocktail", to sold-out audiences and critical acclaim. Now, she hits the stage at Winter's Jazz Club in her hometown ... [more+]

A rising star in the jazz world, vocalist Rose Colella released her latest album, "Cocktail", to sold-out audiences and critical acclaim. Now, she hits the stage at Winter's Jazz Club in her hometown of Chicago, along with her jamming trio, for a concert. Together, they'll raise a musical toast to some of their favorite songs, including some cuts off her album. Sip on your favorite tipple as Colella pours forth vocals that have been described as "elegantly tipsy," "pure seduction" and "cooly coquettish." [less-]

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

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, June 27
Wed, June 28
Sat, July 01
+ 11 more dates
Tue, June 27
Wed, June 28
Sat, July 01
Tue, July 04
Wed, July 05
Sat, July 08
Tue, July 11
Sat, July 15
Tue, July 18
Wed, July 19
Sat, July 22
Tue, July 25
Wed, July 26
Sat, July 29
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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-]

Ten Musicals in One Hour at "Bite Size Broadway"

at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, June 27
Tue, July 11
Tue, July 18
FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

You've never heard of Andrew Lloyd Webber's relative, Bobby Lloyd Webber, but after this hysterical performance at The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago you'll definitely be a fan. Webber wrote ten musical... [more+]

You've never heard of Andrew Lloyd Webber's relative, Bobby Lloyd Webber, but after this hysterical performance at The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago you'll definitely be a fan. Webber wrote ten musicals while doing hard time in prison -- none of them longer than 15 minutes, none of them shorter than 15 seconds. Now he's debuting them in his self-hosted show, "Bite Size Broadway", where six talented actors are bringing these comedic, inventive, never-before-seen productions to life in one spectacular hour of singing, dancing and jazz hands. [less-]

"Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies": A Mesmerizing One-Woman Show

at Athenaeum Theatre Studio One, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, June 27
Thu, June 29
Fri, June 30
+ 1 more dates
Tue, June 27
Thu, June 29
Fri, June 30
Sat, July 01
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FULL PRICE: $34
OFFER PRICE: $18

A trip into the mind of one of Hollywood's greatest stars, "Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies" is a powerful one-woman show starring acclaimed actress Jessica Sherr. Taking place on the night of the 1939 ... [more+]

A trip into the mind of one of Hollywood's greatest stars, "Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies" is a powerful one-woman show starring acclaimed actress Jessica Sherr. Taking place on the night of the 1939 Academy Awards, Davis finds out that she will lose the Best Actress Oscar to Vivien Leigh, so she decides to leave the ceremony. What follows is an internal dialogue of Davis' memories, filled with historically accurate details and piercing insight into the struggle of the actress who refused to fit into the mold of the stereotypical Hollywood ingenue. Enjoy this spirited portrayal of a bold, defiant and disillusioned box-office icon at Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre Studio One. [less-]

"The King and I" -- Rodgers & Hammerstein's Beloved Musical

at Oriental Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, June 27
Wed, June 28
Wed, June 28
+ 1 more dates
Tue, June 27
Wed, June 28
Wed, June 28
Thu, June 29
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FULL PRICE: $85
OFFER PRICE: $65

Two worlds collide when the Lincoln Center Theater production of this "breathtaking and exquisite" ("The New York Times") musical, directed by Bartlett Sher, comes to Chicago's Oriental Theatre. "The ... [more+]

Two worlds collide when the Lincoln Center Theater production of this "breathtaking and exquisite" ("The New York Times") musical, directed by Bartlett Sher, comes to Chicago's Oriental Theatre. "The King and I" boasts a score that features such beloved classics as "Getting To Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance" and "Something Wonderful." Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist king, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, "The King and I" is "too beautiful to miss" ("New York" magazine). [less-]

Navy Pier Fireworks Display & Kayak Tour

at Wateriders Kayak Tours and Rentals, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, June 28
Sat, July 01
Wed, July 05
+ 16 more dates
Wed, June 28
Sat, July 01
Wed, July 05
Sat, July 08
Wed, July 12
Sat, July 15
Wed, July 19
Sat, July 22
Wed, July 26
Sat, July 29
Wed, August 02
Sat, August 05
Wed, August 09
Sat, August 12
Wed, August 16
Sat, August 19
Wed, August 23
Sat, August 26
Wed, August 30
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FULL PRICE: $65
OFFER PRICE: $40

The glittering beauty of the Windy City is on full display as you enjoy the famed Navy Pier Fireworks from the front seat of your own kayak. During this three-hour tour, you'll glide along the calm wa... [more+]

The glittering beauty of the Windy City is on full display as you enjoy the famed Navy Pier Fireworks from the front seat of your own kayak. During this three-hour tour, you'll glide along the calm waters of Lake Michigan, where you'll witness Chicago's incredible architecture at sunset and after dark, followed by a breathtaking, up-close view of explosions in the sky. You don't even have to be an expert kayaker for this majestic tour, instructors will be there to teach you the basics and make sure you get the most out of this unique experience. [less-]

Steppenwolf Two-for-One: "Pass Over" & "Hir"

at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, June 28
FULL PRICE: $78
OFFER PRICE: $35

This summer brings two hot new shows to Steppenwolf, and you can catch them both with this special ticket package. First up is "Pass Over", an incendiary riff on "Waiting for Godot", starring Steppenw... [more+]

This summer brings two hot new shows to Steppenwolf, and you can catch them both with this special ticket package. First up is "Pass Over", an incendiary riff on "Waiting for Godot", starring Steppenwolf member Jon Michael Hill (CBS' "Elementary"). In this well-reviewed exploration of manhood and race, two young black guys hold forth on a street corner, when a white man wanders into their space, setting off an escalating crisis. Next up is the subversive comedy "Hir", in which a suburban housewife lights the fuse on a revolt against patriarchy, aided by her newly liberated transgender son. But when her other son returns home from combat duty in Afghanistan, he's not exactly thrilled to find his family under siege from his own mother. "The New York Times" raved, "Perhaps no play this year inspired a greater sense of awe than Taylor Mac's audacious dive into the dysfunctional-family playpen of American theater." [less-]

"Sessions" Brings an Intimate Showcase of Local Talent to House of Blues

at House of Blues Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, June 28
Wed, June 28
Fri, June 30
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Catch up-and-coming Chicago performers in an intimate setting as "Sessions" brings a showcase of local talent to House of Blues' decadent Foundation Room. Amidst ornate rugs and velvety couches you'll... [more+]

Catch up-and-coming Chicago performers in an intimate setting as "Sessions" brings a showcase of local talent to House of Blues' decadent Foundation Room. Amidst ornate rugs and velvety couches you'll enjoy acts ranging from indie troubadours to soul singers, funk DJs, jazz crooners and beyond. The event features a different headliner at every show, so come for a mellow time out at the Foundation Room, and you might soon be saying, "I knew them when..." [less-]

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

at Uptown Underground, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, June 28
Wed, July 26
Wed, August 23
+ 2 more dates
Wed, June 28
Wed, July 26
Wed, August 23
Wed, September 27
Wed, October 25
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

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-]

Classic Comedy "King Ubu" Skewers Society's Failures

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, June 28
Thu, June 29
Fri, June 30
+ 6 more dates
Wed, June 28
Thu, June 29
Fri, June 30
Sat, July 08
Sat, July 08
Sun, July 09
Wed, July 12
Thu, July 13
Fri, July 14
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

When it premiered in 1896, Alfred Jarry's outrageous parody of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" was a blast of rude nihilism onto the French theater scene, sticking its tongue out at politics, war and theater ... [more+]

When it premiered in 1896, Alfred Jarry's outrageous parody of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" was a blast of rude nihilism onto the French theater scene, sticking its tongue out at politics, war and theater orthodoxy. It went on to influence great writers and artists, such as Apollinaire, Artaud and Breton, and led to Surrealism, Dada, the Situationists and even punk rock. Featuring lowbrow humor and ludicrous language, "King Ubu" points out society's failures and injustices and warns about civilization's susceptibility to subversion and collapse through the gluttonous and brutal character of Papa Ubu, who murders the royal family of an immaterial Poland in order to ascend to the throne. Catch this raucous staging of the frighteningly familiar work at Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center. [less-]

King Crimson: Prog Rock Legends, With Four Drummers

at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, June 28
FULL PRICE: $74.22 - $94.97
OFFER PRICE: $36.25 - $56.25

Ever since they helped create progressive rock with their 1969 debut, "In the Court of the Crimson King", King Crimson has been pushing musical boundaries, fusing elements of jazz, classical, experime... [more+]

Ever since they helped create progressive rock with their 1969 debut, "In the Court of the Crimson King", King Crimson has been pushing musical boundaries, fusing elements of jazz, classical, experimental and rock music. In the band's long history, they've had an ever-changing lineup of killer musicians, all under the leadership of trailblazing guitarist Robert Fripp, who has also lent his far-out guitar sounds to the work of David Bowie, Brian Eno, Talking Heads and many others. The group's most recent release is "Heroes: Live In Europe", an EP featuring a tribute to the titular Bowie/Fripp collaboration on its 40th anniversary. But King Crimson has always been a band best experienced live, and now that they're touring with four drummers, this show promises to be an even greater sonic spectacle than ever before. Don't miss the unparalleled musicianship of King Crimson live in concert at the Chicago Theatre. [less-]

Innovative Comedy and Theater at The Public House

at The Public House Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, June 28
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

Are you ready for a show? The performers at The Public House Theatre in Chicago are game for pretty much anything if you are. Shows include sketches incorporating drinking games, lampoons of politics,... [more+]

Are you ready for a show? The performers at The Public House Theatre in Chicago are game for pretty much anything if you are. Shows include sketches incorporating drinking games, lampoons of politics, mash-ups of solo shows, plays, poetry nights, interactive social games and much more. Whatever the occasion, The Public House Theatre delivers innovative, out-of-the-box shows that engage the audience in fresh new ways. [less-]

Eugene O'Neill's Coming-of-Age Comedy "Ah, Wilderness!"

at Goodman Theatre - The Albert, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, June 28
Thu, June 29
Fri, June 30
+ 3 more dates
Wed, June 28
Thu, June 29
Fri, June 30
Sat, July 01
Sun, July 02
Wed, July 05
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FULL PRICE: $35 - $75
OFFER PRICE: $17.50 - $37.50

On July 4, fireworks aren't the only flames burning for 16-year-old Richard Miller -- whose passion for poetry is rivaled only by affection for Muriel, the girl of his dreams. When her father forbids ... [more+]

On July 4, fireworks aren't the only flames burning for 16-year-old Richard Miller -- whose passion for poetry is rivaled only by affection for Muriel, the girl of his dreams. When her father forbids the young couple from dating, Richard embarks on an evening of unexpected rebellion. Relive the fireworks of first-time love in Eugene O'Neill's unabashedly romantic and sweetly funny "Ah, Wilderness!", the revered playwright's only well-known comedy. Swoon over this delightful tale of adventure, angst and young romance at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. [less-]

Comedian Cash Levy ("Cashing in With T.J. Miller") at Zanies

at Zanies - Rosemont, Rosemont
OFFER DATES:
Wed, June 28
Thu, June 29
Fri, June 30
+ 1 more dates
Wed, June 28
Thu, June 29
Fri, June 30
Sat, July 01
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FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Known for his razor-sharp crowd work and improvisational skills, comedian Cash Levy hosts the popular podcast "Cashing in With T.J. Miller" and has appeared on Comedy Central, Fox Sports, CBS' "The La... [more+]

Known for his razor-sharp crowd work and improvisational skills, comedian Cash Levy hosts the popular podcast "Cashing in With T.J. Miller" and has appeared on Comedy Central, Fox Sports, CBS' "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson". He's also toured throughout the U.S and internationally, including performing for U.S. troops all over the world. Catch his trademark off-the-cuff riffing when he swings through Zanies in Rosemont. [less-]

"Bright Half Life": "Profound" ("The New Yorker") Love Drama by Pulitzer Nominee

at Theater Wit, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, June 28
Thu, June 29
Fri, June 30
+ 1 more dates
Wed, June 28
Thu, June 29
Fri, June 30
Sat, July 01
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FULL PRICE: $40
OFFER PRICE: $20

Time collapses, expands, somersaults and folds back in on itself in Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Tanya Barfield's drama "Bright Half Life". An exploration of what comprises a life with another ... [more+]

Time collapses, expands, somersaults and folds back in on itself in Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Tanya Barfield's drama "Bright Half Life". An exploration of what comprises a life with another person that's been hailed as "profound" ("The New Yorker") and "virtuosic" ("Time Out New York"), "Bright Half Life" takes a kaleidoscopic look into the shared lives of two lesbian lovers, Erica and Vicky. Using a series of fragmented memories, this contemporary love story offers an intimate glimpse into the couple's tumultuous relationship over the course of four decades. Immerse yourself in a love that truly transcends time in this Theater Wit production in Chicago. [less-]

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