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Puppet Improv Show "Felt"

at iO Theater, Chicago
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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-]

Live Jazz at Winter's Jazz Club

at Winter's Jazz Club, Chicago
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As Wynton Marsalis put it, "Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it." Winter's Jazz Club in ... [more+]

As Wynton Marsalis put it, "Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it." Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago hosts jazz musicians specializing in everything from straight-ahead jazz to swing, big band, New Orleans-style and more. Every show at Winter's Jazz Club furthers the love of live jazz, where you can savor a drink for purchase along with tinnovative arrangements of the best jazz songs around. [less-]

August Wilson's "Radio Golf"

at Court Theatre, Chicago
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Wed, September 19
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Real estate developer Harmond Wilks is determined to become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh, on a mission to revive his blighted childhood neighborhood. As Wilks confronts characters from the past... [more+]

Real estate developer Harmond Wilks is determined to become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh, on a mission to revive his blighted childhood neighborhood. As Wilks confronts characters from the past, he is forced to question how pursuing change could put his neighborhood's history at risk. "Radio Golf" is the 10th and final play in August Wilson's "American Century Cycle", and Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson's seventh production in the cycle at Court Theatre in Chicago. Featuring James T. Alfred, Allen Gilmore, Ann Joseph, James Vincent Meredith and Alfred H. Wilson. [less-]

"Mind Reader" Mark Toland Peers Into Your Thoughts

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
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Mark Toland knows what you're thinking. He can tell you your birthday, where you grew up, and what you did last summer. To him, you're mind's an open book. Toland has appeared everywhere from NBC to N... [more+]

Mark Toland knows what you're thinking. He can tell you your birthday, where you grew up, and what you did last summer. To him, you're mind's an open book. Toland has appeared everywhere from NBC to NPR to his own TED Talk. And now you can find out why "The Chicago Tribune" says "Mark Toland is mind blowing!" when the mentalist takes over Greenhouse Theater Center. For 75 minutes, he will amaze you with psychological illusions and mysteries of the mind. The audience is the cast, your thoughts are his props and your mind is his stage. [less-]

David Cale's Musical Memoir of Family Tragedy

at Goodman Theatre - The Albert, Chicago
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Growing up in an industrial English town, writer-performer David Cale escaped his parents' fraught marriage by singing in his bedroom and tending to birds in the animal hospital he built in a garden s... [more+]

Growing up in an industrial English town, writer-performer David Cale escaped his parents' fraught marriage by singing in his bedroom and tending to birds in the animal hospital he built in a garden shed ... until a tragedy changed everything. Lushly arranged songs and an intimate portrait of his mother -- a charismatic woman trapped by her circumstances -- unite in "We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time", Cale's vivid testament of connecting to life when adversity is suddenly everywhere. With his "singular fusion of theater and performance art" ("Chicago Tribune"), Cale makes "reality and fantasy dissolve into stories as memorable as one's most vivid dreams" ("The New York Times"). This musical memoir of hope, family and transcendence comes alive on stage at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. [less-]

Made in America (Some Assembly Required)

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
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Wed, September 19
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FULL PRICE: $26
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A certified American comedy institution since 1959, The Second City’s laughs are 100% USA-made in this latest take on our great, big dysfunctional nation! The lauded company is sending satire down t... [more+]

A certified American comedy institution since 1959, The Second City’s laughs are 100% USA-made in this latest take on our great, big dysfunctional nation! The lauded company is sending satire down the conveyor belt and celebrating what makes us all tick in a hilarious revue that will leave you breathlessly ready to face the future...and all its loose screws. Featuring different material every month this fall! Suggested Rating: R [less-]

Magician David Parr's "Cabinet of Curiosities"

at Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago
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Wed, September 19
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FULL PRICE: $35
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The Chicago Magic Lounge welcomes host David Parr, creator of the critically acclaimed "Magic Cabaret" and winner on the hit TV show "Penn & Teller: Fool Us". Parr has gathered his favorite artifacts ... [more+]

The Chicago Magic Lounge welcomes host David Parr, creator of the critically acclaimed "Magic Cabaret" and winner on the hit TV show "Penn & Teller: Fool Us". Parr has gathered his favorite artifacts and stories to share with you in this 60-minute show filled with mystery and magic. Each "Cabinet of Curiosities" performance begins with bar- and table-side magic. [less-]

Fresh Humor: "Comedians You Should Know"

at Timothy O'Toole's, Chicago
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Wed, September 19
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If you're tired of the same old jokes you've heard before, you can catch original, fresh, showcase-style stand-up comedy at the classy downtown Timothy O'Toole's pub. With a different lineup each week... [more+]

If you're tired of the same old jokes you've heard before, you can catch original, fresh, showcase-style stand-up comedy at the classy downtown Timothy O'Toole's pub. With a different lineup each week, there's always a new reason to see the show and refill your laugh tank. Amidst the rich and vibrant Chicago comedy scene, "Comedians You Should Know" serves up an unending well of innovative humor with tomorrow's comedy stars before they hit it big. [less-]

"Southern Gothic": Juicy, "Mad Men"-Era Drama

at Windy City Playhouse, Chicago
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It's 1960. Ashford, Georgia. Tom Collins is the drink of choice. Dean Martin's on the radio. Everyone's driving a Cadillac, and Suzanne Wellington is about to turn 40. Four couples gather to celebrate... [more+]

It's 1960. Ashford, Georgia. Tom Collins is the drink of choice. Dean Martin's on the radio. Everyone's driving a Cadillac, and Suzanne Wellington is about to turn 40. Four couples gather to celebrate the big day -- old college buddies who've known one another for decades. But even best friends keep secrets, and over the course of this evening's party, a few of those are bound to be revealed ... from a political scandal, to a hidden pregnancy, a secret love affair, and a business' corruption. Come to Chicago's Windy City Playhouse, explore, and be a fly on the wall for all the juicy drama of "Southern Gothic". "Mad Men" meets "Desperate Housewives" in this one-of-kind, voyeuristic theater. [less-]

Comedian Larry Reeb: Uncle Lar' Live at Zanies

at Zanies - Rosemont, Rosemont
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Known affectionately as "Uncle Lar'," Larry Reeb is the wisecracking, politically incorrect relative everyone knows. Like any concerned relative, Uncle Lar' just wants to help. And in his own twisted ... [more+]

Known affectionately as "Uncle Lar'," Larry Reeb is the wisecracking, politically incorrect relative everyone knows. Like any concerned relative, Uncle Lar' just wants to help. And in his own twisted way, he does, offering his infamous "tips" on everything from marriage to lotteries to children. Larry Reeb is a strong performer with a sarcastic attitude and a sardonic wit. Reeb has been voted Chicago Comedian of the Year, and has made numerous television and radio appearances. Catch Uncle Lar' live at Zanies in Rosemont. [less-]

Hit Songs Tell Comic Tale of Body Image With Martha Wash (The Weather Girls)

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
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Grab your girlfriends and enjoy this hilarious and inspirational musical comedy that will leave you laughing so hard you'll burn more calories than you have all week. Come and dance in your seat or ju... [more+]

Grab your girlfriends and enjoy this hilarious and inspirational musical comedy that will leave you laughing so hard you'll burn more calories than you have all week. Come and dance in your seat or jump right in as "WaistWatchers The Musical" takes a hilarious and lighthearted look at four women dishing on food, diets, exercise, friendship, love and sex. Which one of the ladies is most like you? Carla: hitting the gym just so she can eat more chocolate and ice cream? Cheryl: aiming to relieve stress from work and keep looking good? Connie: Hitting the gym for the first time ever in order to feel sexy again? Cindy: Recently divorced and looking to tone up now that she's single and ready to mingle? Find out when this fun-filled musical comes to Chicago's Royal George Theatre, starring The Weather Girls' Martha Wash ("It's Raining Men," "Everybody Dance Now"). [less-]

"Tootsie": Santino Fontana in New Broadway Musical

at Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago
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A new comedy musical is coming to Chicago: "Tootsie". Based on the movie the American Film Institute calls "one of the funniest movies of all time," "Tootsie" is the story of a talented, but difficult... [more+]

A new comedy musical is coming to Chicago: "Tootsie". Based on the movie the American Film Institute calls "one of the funniest movies of all time," "Tootsie" is the story of a talented, but difficult-to-work-with actor who will do anything to land the role of a lifetime. Starring Tony nominee Santino Fontana ("Cinderella", the film "Frozen"), this new production features a score by Tony winner David Yazbek ("The Band's Visit", "The Full Monty"), a book by Robert Horn ("13", "Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance"), choreography by Tony nominee Denis Jones ("Holiday Inn", "Honeymoon in Vegas"), and direction by eight-time Tony nominee and Olivier Award winner Scott Ellis ("She Loves Me", "On the Twentieth Century"). "Tootsie" will play a pre-Broadway engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre before opening on Broadway in Spring 2019. [less-]

"ComedySportz": Fast & Funny Improv Comedy for the Whole Family

at The ComedySportz Theatre, Chicago
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Thu, September 20
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Fans of comedy and improv shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will love Chicago's "ComedySportz", a fun, fast-paced event that's great for the whole family. Two highly skilled teams battle for laugh... [more+]

Fans of comedy and improv shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will love Chicago's "ComedySportz", a fun, fast-paced event that's great for the whole family. Two highly skilled teams battle for laughs and points as they create scenes, games and songs on the spot with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. It's never the same show twice, and you might even end up on stage yourself! The competition moves at a blazing pace, and you ultimately get to decide the winner. [less-]

"Tangles & Plaques": An Immersive Experience

at The Neo-Futurarium, Chicago
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"Tangles & Plaques" attempts to demystify the experience of dementia in the language of theatre--offering a vivid, poignant, participatory experience that is unique to each audience and different ever... [more+]

"Tangles & Plaques" attempts to demystify the experience of dementia in the language of theatre--offering a vivid, poignant, participatory experience that is unique to each audience and different every performance. The ensemble interrogates the life and death of memories--how they persist, when they depart and the ways they distort over time. [less-]

"Undressed Burlesque": Monthly Shows at Simone's

at Undressed Burlesque at Simone's, Chicago
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Thu, September 20
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Thu, November 15
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Every third Thursday at Simone's bar and grill in Chicago, you'll see Kitty la Royall and Simona Signoret saunter onto the stage with "Undressed Burlesque". This sultry evening of adult entertainment ... [more+]

Every third Thursday at Simone's bar and grill in Chicago, you'll see Kitty la Royall and Simona Signoret saunter onto the stage with "Undressed Burlesque". This sultry evening of adult entertainment features a rotating cast of local, national and international stars. [less-]

Sex Offenders Face a Victim in "Downstate"

at Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre, Chicago
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In downstate Illinois, four men convicted of sex crimes against minors share a group home where they live out their lives in the shadow of the crimes they committed. As convicted sex offenders, the fo... [more+]

In downstate Illinois, four men convicted of sex crimes against minors share a group home where they live out their lives in the shadow of the crimes they committed. As convicted sex offenders, the four are pariahs and outcasts in society, and the prospects for their future are bleak. When one of the residents' former victims, now an adult, shows up at the door to confront his childhood abuser, their lives are turned upside-down as they try to determine whether the visitor is seeking closure or retribution. This fiery and provocative new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris is coming to the Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre in Chicago. [less-]

"She the People": All-Female Comedy Revue

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
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Thu, September 20
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The women of Second City bet you 72 cents on the dollar you'll fall head over heels for "She the People". A lineup of Chicago comedians come together at UP Comedy Club each Sunday to deliver this hila... [more+]

The women of Second City bet you 72 cents on the dollar you'll fall head over heels for "She the People". A lineup of Chicago comedians come together at UP Comedy Club each Sunday to deliver this hilarious "Girlfriends' Guide to Sisters Doing it for Themselves". This mimosa-and-madness-fueled feminist foray takes on everything from having it all to having that sick feeling your government is trying to send your sex back to the Middle Ages. Join them as they dismantle the patriarchy and tackle insanely relevant topics in today's society, all with sharp wit and even sharper tongues. [less-]

Follow a Woman With A Secret in Drama "Naked"

at Trap Door Theatre, Chicago
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A young woman in despair returns to Rome with little more than her suitcase -- and a dark secret in the powerful drama "Naked". Vulnerable and with a past, she encounters several men who push her to e... [more+]

A young woman in despair returns to Rome with little more than her suitcase -- and a dark secret in the powerful drama "Naked". Vulnerable and with a past, she encounters several men who push her to edge. Writer Luigi Pirandello and his heroine open up the debate about gender power dynamics amidst the powerful social and cultural mores with which the characters must contend. See what happens at the Trap Door Theatre in Chicago. [less-]

"Nell Gwynn": Royal Rom-Com

at Chicago Shakespeare Theater - at the Courtyard Theater on the Navy Pier, Chicago
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Thu, September 20
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A huge hit in London, where it snagged the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, the real-life tale of "Nell Gwynn" breezes into the Windy City as a joyful song- and dance-filled rom-com, cou... [more+]

A huge hit in London, where it snagged the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, the real-life tale of "Nell Gwynn" breezes into the Windy City as a joyful song- and dance-filled rom-com, courtesy of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at the Courtyard Theater on the Navy Pier. One of the first females allowed to star on stage in 17th-century London, the winsome and witty Nell quickly attracts the attentions of Britain's King Charles II. But she also becomes a target of those closest to the crown, threatening to turn her exciting new role as the king's mistress into a royal pain. [less-]

Lightbash: Public Arts Celebration

at Ignite Glass Studios, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 20
FULL PRICE: $100
OFFER PRICE: $60 - $80

Featuring music, interactive light activations, hors d'oeuvres and an open cocktail bar, Lightbash at Ignite Glass Studios will be the must-attend event of the fall. Experience firsthand Chicago's cre... [more+]

Featuring music, interactive light activations, hors d'oeuvres and an open cocktail bar, Lightbash at Ignite Glass Studios will be the must-attend event of the fall. Experience firsthand Chicago's creative, tech, philanthropy and civic worlds colliding in an evening to support and celebrate a truly unique new addition to the city's vibrant cultural scene, The Wabash Lights. This interactive arts platform underneath the El tracks is the largest public project of its kind in the Midwest. [less-]