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

at The ComedySportz Theatre, Chicago
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Thu, October 18
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FULL PRICE: $25
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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-]

"Rocky" Meets "Rocky Horror" in Musical Parody "The Rocky Balboa Picture Show"

at The Cornservatory, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $10 - $15
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The worlds of the Rocky Balboa film franchise and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" meet for a world premiere mashup musical parody of epic proportions. When Adrian and Paulie get stranded in the middle... [more+]

The worlds of the Rocky Balboa film franchise and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" meet for a world premiere mashup musical parody of epic proportions. When Adrian and Paulie get stranded in the middle of Nowhere, Russia, the two stumble upon a mysterious training center where Micky's been preparing Rocky Balboa for the big fight against Russia's prize champion boxer, Ivan Drago. However, Rocky's workouts have produced unexpected results, and the Sly Stallone we thought we knew has been transformed into a pit-stained, stiletto-wearing fighter. Featuring iconic characters from both sides of the screen smashed between both universes, "The Rocky Balboa Picture Show" boasts a high energy, strangely sexy, over-the-top production at The Cornservatory in Chicago. [less-]

"The Front Page": A Newsroom Comedy

at Oil Lamp Theater, Glenview
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FULL PRICE: $35
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An irresistible comedy with thrills and derring-do set in the news room. Hildy wants to break away from journalism and go on a belated honeymoon. There is a jailbreak and into Hildy's hands falls the ... [more+]

An irresistible comedy with thrills and derring-do set in the news room. Hildy wants to break away from journalism and go on a belated honeymoon. There is a jailbreak and into Hildy's hands falls the escapee as hostage. He conceals his prize in a rolltop desk and phones his scoop to his managing editor. Their job is to prevent other reporters and the sheriff from opening the desk and finding their story. Some hoodlums are enlisted to remove the desk, but they get mixed up with a Boy Scout troop and the mayor and a cleaning woman, among others. It's a whirlwind wrap up with Hildy finally making his breakaway. Catch "The Front Page" at Oil Lamp Theater. [less-]

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

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
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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-]

Improv Gets a Director in "The Scene"

at iO Theater, Chicago
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Thu, October 18
Thu, October 25
FULL PRICE: $5
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Improv only gets one chance to be funny. What if you could give it new life and fresh humor by honing the scene until it reaches its full potential? Five veteran improvisers also become the director o... [more+]

Improv only gets one chance to be funny. What if you could give it new life and fresh humor by honing the scene until it reaches its full potential? Five veteran improvisers also become the director of the scene, who guides their creative process into its hilarious, entertaining and marketable finished product. Enjoy the process as much as the conclusion with "The Scene", an inventive new take on improv at Chicago's iO Theater. [less-]

Backstage Comedy "It's Only a Play" Skewers Broadway

at Pride Arts Center: Broadway Stage, Chicago
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Written by four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally ("Ragtime"), this backstage comedy is a satirical send-up of show business and its often bizarre practitioners, that takes place at an opening-night p... [more+]

Written by four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally ("Ragtime"), this backstage comedy is a satirical send-up of show business and its often bizarre practitioners, that takes place at an opening-night party at the home of the hilariously harried playwright. See it at Pride Arts Center's Broadway Stage in Chicago. [less-]

Martin McDonagh's "The Lonesome West"

at Raven Theatre West Stage, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $12 - $25
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Be there when AstonRep Theatre Company presents this classic play from the author of "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri." Valene and Coleman, two brothers living alone in their father's house a... [more+]

Be there when AstonRep Theatre Company presents this classic play from the author of "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri." Valene and Coleman, two brothers living alone in their father's house after his recent death, find it impossible to exist without massive and violent disputes over the most mundane and innocent of topics. Only Father Welsh, the local young priest, is prepared to try to reconcile the two before their petty squabbles spiral into vicious and bloody carnage. Enjoy Martin McDonagh's "The Lonesome West" at Chicago's Raven Theatre West Stage. [less-]

Lynn Nottage's "Crumbs from the Table of Joy"

at Raven Theatre East Stage, Chicago
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Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, "Crumbs from the Table of Joy" is set in Brooklyn in 1950. Ernestine and Ermina Crump have moved to New York with their father, Godfrey, who is ... [more+]

Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, "Crumbs from the Table of Joy" is set in Brooklyn in 1950. Ernestine and Ermina Crump have moved to New York with their father, Godfrey, who is seeking spiritual guidance from a man called Father Divine. In the swirling, glamorous commotion of this new city, with calls for equal rights and communist rebellion hanging in the air, the girls begin a turbulent journey toward independence and a challenging future. Directed by Tyrone Phillips, see "Crumbs from the Table of Joy" in Chicago at the Raven Theatre. [less-]

David Cale's Musical Memoir of Family Tragedy

at Goodman Theatre - The Albert, Chicago
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Thu, October 18
Fri, October 19
FULL PRICE: $25 - $50
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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-]

"Thursday Night Prime Time": Laughs Come Live With Improv

at Laugh Out Loud Theater - Schaumburg, Schaumburg
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Thu, October 18
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The Laugh Out Loud ensemble boasts 20 of the top improv performers in all of Chicagoland, and their popular "Thursday Night Prime Time" show teams a quartet of their best with a host of up-and-coming ... [more+]

The Laugh Out Loud ensemble boasts 20 of the top improv performers in all of Chicagoland, and their popular "Thursday Night Prime Time" show teams a quartet of their best with a host of up-and-coming hopefuls to create three acts of off-the-cuff comedy. Combining live action, video and audience participation, the fun comes fast and furious in this intimate setting where you're part of the action. This seasoned troupe has been one of the Northwest suburbs' favorite entertainment options for more than five years. [less-]

"Undressed Burlesque": Monthly Shows at Simone's

at Undressed Burlesque at Simone's, Chicago
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Thu, October 18
Thu, November 15
FULL PRICE: $5
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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-]

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-]

A Dark Comedy About One Family's Struggle

at Healy Theatre, Chicago
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Thu, October 18
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Tami is fighting to maintain normalcy in her family while caring for Joshua, her son with autism. When Grammy Sue comes to visit, the family routine is thrown into chaos. This Theatre School at DePaul... [more+]

Tami is fighting to maintain normalcy in her family while caring for Joshua, her son with autism. When Grammy Sue comes to visit, the family routine is thrown into chaos. This Theatre School at DePaul University production of "Falling" -- an honest and darkly comedic story that bravely explores one family's hopes and dreams, and the unconditional love of a mother -- can be seen at Chicago's Healy Theatre. [less-]

Adam Ferrara ("Rescue Me", "Top Gear USA") at the Improv

at Chicago Improv of Schaumburg, Schaumburg
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Catch up with comedian, actor and serious car guy Adam Ferrara at the Chicago Improv of Schaumburg. Best known for playing Chief "Needles" Nelson alongside Denis Leary on FX's "Rescue Me", Ferrarra al... [more+]

Catch up with comedian, actor and serious car guy Adam Ferrara at the Chicago Improv of Schaumburg. Best known for playing Chief "Needles" Nelson alongside Denis Leary on FX's "Rescue Me", Ferrarra also co-hosted the History Channel's "Top Gear USA" and performed stand-up on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "The Late Show with David Letterman", "The View", and two of his own Comedy Central specials. Despite becoming a successful dramatic actor, Ferrara's comedy chops remain on point: he's an internationally touring headliner, two-time nominee for best male stand-up by the American Comedy Awards and has three Comedy Central specials. [less-]

"Glass Basement": Night of Improv From Women Comics

at iO Theater, Chicago
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Thu, October 18
Thu, October 25
FULL PRICE: $14
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $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-]

Bethany Thomas Salutes Her Musical Idols

at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee
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One-woman tour de force show "Songs for Nobodies" reminds us that everybody has a story -- and a song -- worth hearing. Share in life-changing encounters between legendary divas and the everyday women... [more+]

One-woman tour de force show "Songs for Nobodies" reminds us that everybody has a story -- and a song -- worth hearing. Share in life-changing encounters between legendary divas and the everyday women whose lives they touched, interspersed with the songs that made Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas into musical icons. Chicago's Bethany Thomas shows you the magical power of song when she performs such favorites as "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Amazing Grace," "Non, Je ne Regrette Rien," "Ain't Nobody's Business if I Do" and more at Milwaukee Repertory Theater. [less-]

Tony-Winning Liberian War Drama "Eclipsed"

at Pegasus Theatre at Chicago Dramatists, Chicago
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Set during the second Liberian Civil War, Danai Gurira's Tony Award-winning play follows the captive "wives" of a commanding officer in the rebel army. Amid the raging war, the young women form a frag... [more+]

Set during the second Liberian Civil War, Danai Gurira's Tony Award-winning play follows the captive "wives" of a commanding officer in the rebel army. Amid the raging war, the young women form a fragile community -- until the arrival of a new girl, who can read, and an old one, who can kill. [less-]

Classic Tale of Greed & Revenge "The Little Foxes"

at Citadel Theatre, Lake Forest
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Tony-nominated for last year's Best Revival of a Play, "The Little Foxes" first premiered on Broadway in 1939 and has been a classic ever since. This drama by renowned playwright Lillian Hellman explo... [more+]

Tony-nominated for last year's Best Revival of a Play, "The Little Foxes" first premiered on Broadway in 1939 and has been a classic ever since. This drama by renowned playwright Lillian Hellman explores a power struggle between members of a wealthy Alabama family in 1900, where the men have all the power and influence. Or at least they "think" they do. The men of the Giddens family may have met their match in their brilliantly ruthless matriarch Regina Hubbard Giddens. This milestone of American theater is a riveting, unsentimental portrait of a bygone era that still holds timely resonance even today. See this timeless tale of family betrayal and corruption at Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest. [less-]

Modern Adult Fairy Tale "Phoebe in Winter"

at Holy Trinity Church School, Chicago
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"Phoebe in Winter" is Jen Silverman's post-war fable. Three brothers return home from a distant war preparing to settle into their old lives, but a knock at the door brings other plans. A woman named ... [more+]

"Phoebe in Winter" is Jen Silverman's post-war fable. Three brothers return home from a distant war preparing to settle into their old lives, but a knock at the door brings other plans. A woman named Phoebe accuses them of killing her own three brothers and demands reparations -- that they must become her new family instead. [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-]