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Wonderful & Weird Dramatic Comedy "The Realistic Joneses"

at Theater Wit, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, January 20
FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

Meet Bob and Jennifer Jones. And their new neighbors, John and Pony Jones. These two couples have more in common than a last name in Will Eno’s funny, quirky and compassionate look at how marriage m... [more+]

Meet Bob and Jennifer Jones. And their new neighbors, John and Pony Jones. These two couples have more in common than a last name in Will Eno’s funny, quirky and compassionate look at how marriage might be both everything and not nearly enough. Join the Joneses as they muddle through the small beauties, immense fears, and amazing moments of each day. Time is short but there are gift certificates to enjoy, tiny fireworks to light and another perfect summer evening to take for granted. See "The Realistic Joneses" in Chicago at Theater Wit. [less-]

"Noises Off" Exposes the Silly Side of Theater

at Windy City Playhouse, Chicago
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With just hours until opening night of the comic farce, "Nothing On", an amateur theater troupe still has plenty of work to be performance-ready. Between mistaken props, forgotten lines, inner-cast di... [more+]

With just hours until opening night of the comic farce, "Nothing On", an amateur theater troupe still has plenty of work to be performance-ready. Between mistaken props, forgotten lines, inner-cast discord, and a torrent of awful acting, one can't help but wonder if these eager thespians can successfully make it to the stage, or will they end up running around with their pants (quite literally) at their ankles? Presented in three acts, "Noises Off" typically features a revolving stage that rotates to show audiences the front and back of a theater. For our production, to bring our guests closer to the humor onstage (and off), we’ll be inviting the audience to move around and see the action from all angles. Returning to the Playhouse to create this experience is the duo behind the uniquely intimate setup of 2017's "Becky Shaw": Director Scott Weinstein and Scenic Designer Jeffrey D. Kmiec. [less-]

"Steel Magnolias": Bittersweet Southern Comedy

at Big Noise Theatre at Prairie Lakes, Des Plaines
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Sun, January 20
Fri, January 25
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $22.50

Strong as steel, fragile as magnolias -- the six Southern women of Chinquapin, Louisiana, show more steel than delicacy as they face life’s ups and downs together. A home beauty parlor is their gath... [more+]

Strong as steel, fragile as magnolias -- the six Southern women of Chinquapin, Louisiana, show more steel than delicacy as they face life’s ups and downs together. A home beauty parlor is their gathering place, where they gossip, needle, and jab each other with good-humored zingers. But when push comes to shove, these friends are there for one another, especially in the darkest of times. Catch this bittersweet comedy at the Big Noise Theatre at Prairie Lakes in Des Plaines. [less-]

Comedian Finesse Mitchell ("Saturday Night Live")

at Chicago Improv of Schaumburg, Schaumburg
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Sun, January 20
FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: $11

A former University of Miami football player turned stand-up comic, actor and author, Finesse Mitchell may be best known as a former cast member on "Saturday Night Live", but he's also starred in his ... [more+]

A former University of Miami football player turned stand-up comic, actor and author, Finesse Mitchell may be best known as a former cast member on "Saturday Night Live", but he's also starred in his own Comedy Central special, appears on HBO's "Brothers in Atlanta", co-starred on the Disney Channel's hit series "A.N.T. Farm" and joined the 2014 Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam tour. He's been featured on the big and small screen, and dished out advice for women in his book "Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much: A Brother's Take on Dating and Mating for Sistas", which was born out of his widely popular monthly advice column for "Essence" magazine. Catch this funny man -- who once played college football on the same field as The Rock -- live at Chicago Improv of Schaumburg. [less-]

Blue Man Group at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre

at Briar Street Theatre, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $84.65
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Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, ... [more+]

Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises. More than 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures have experienced the unexpected with Blue Man Group. Now it’s your turn! Be sure to get your tickets now for the show’s run at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre. [less-]

"We Found a Hat": Fun New Kids' Show

at Lifeline Theatre, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $15
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Two tortoises who happen to be best buds happen to find a hat in the sand -- and both happen to look awesome in it. But they can't both have it. A friendship is put to the test as Sizi and Kai must fi... [more+]

Two tortoises who happen to be best buds happen to find a hat in the sand -- and both happen to look awesome in it. But they can't both have it. A friendship is put to the test as Sizi and Kai must find a way to resolve their desert dispute. Explore the question of what we give up to support the ones we love in this fun musical adaptation of the 2016 book by Jon Klassen, intended for kids 5 and older. "We Found a Hat" premieres at the Lifeline Theatre in Chicago. [less-]

The Playground Theater: Artist-Led Theater

at The Playground Theater, Chicago
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Sun, January 20
Sun, January 27
FULL PRICE: $10
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The Playground Theater is a non-profit, artist-led theater with a special interest in comedy. Their mission is to provide a home for artists to grow as writers, directors, performers, producers, and p... [more+]

The Playground Theater is a non-profit, artist-led theater with a special interest in comedy. Their mission is to provide a home for artists to grow as writers, directors, performers, producers, and people. They are committed to entertaining audiences with successful shows that reflect their core values: diversity, freedom, opportunity and outreach. [less-]

Sci-Fi Comedy With a Billy Joel Twist

at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $12
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After a successful mission to the outer reaches of the Milky Way, the crew of the SS Spaceship receives a distress call from Earth to check out the remains of an explosion. The crew end up face-to-fac... [more+]

After a successful mission to the outer reaches of the Milky Way, the crew of the SS Spaceship receives a distress call from Earth to check out the remains of an explosion. The crew end up face-to-face with a mysterious life form, a disgruntled employee and the basis to Billy Joel’s greatest song ever written. Catch this wild comedy at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar in Chicago. [less-]

"Silent Sky": Female Astronomer Fights to Be Seen

at Steel Beam Theatre, St. Charles
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FULL PRICE: $28
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The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, "Silent Sky" explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed unt... [more+]

The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, "Silent Sky" explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications -- Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believed in both and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and earth. This moving bio-drama comes to the stage at the Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles. [less-]

A True Story of Loss, Family & New Life

at Theatre of Western Springs, Western Springs,
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In this deeply touching story, a woman, Joy, is saved by a heart transplant and seeks out her donor's family. Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure... [more+]

In this deeply touching story, a woman, Joy, is saved by a heart transplant and seeks out her donor's family. Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend's urging, Joy tracks down Jack's family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack's death? Based on a true story, "The Tin Woman" uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family and what it means to be given new life. Watch it all unfold at the Theatre of Western Springs. [less-]

Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival

at Stage 773, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, January 20
FULL PRICE: $48
OFFER PRICE: $19.20

The 18th year of this venerable Chicago comedy institution is sketchier than ever, with dozens of the world's best writers and performers converging on the Windy City for a series of shows spread over... [more+]

The 18th year of this venerable Chicago comedy institution is sketchier than ever, with dozens of the world's best writers and performers converging on the Windy City for a series of shows spread over two weekends. Unlike improv, sketch comedy is fully scripted, in the tradition of classic shows like "Saturday Night Live" and "MADtv", so you're likely to see a polished and plenty hilarious performance from each and every troupe. Boasting everything from solo shows and musical duos to full bands and all manner of all-male, all-female and mixed groups, the 2019 fest features talent from some of the top comedy outlets around the globe, including Chicago's own Second City, pH Comedy Theater, The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade. Attend a single day or snag a festival pass and you'll have access to more than 60 individual shows, which start on the hour and run on four separate stages. [less-]

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

at Chicago Shakespeare Theater - at the Courtyard Theater on the Navy Pier, Chicago
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Sun, January 20
Sat, January 26
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FULL PRICE: $58 - $78
OFFER PRICE: $41 - $55

Celebrate 20 years of Shakespeare on Navy Pier in a wonderland where fairies fly, a donkey bursts into song and love potions can change hearts. Internationally acclaimed director Joe Dowling reimagine... [more+]

Celebrate 20 years of Shakespeare on Navy Pier in a wonderland where fairies fly, a donkey bursts into song and love potions can change hearts. Internationally acclaimed director Joe Dowling reimagines his lauded production that inaugurated Chicago Shakespeare’s first season on Navy Pier. Over the course of a night, the stories of royalty, quarrelsome fairies, young lovers and a troupe of aspirational players are woven into one enchanting tapestry backed by a vibrant score blending rock, jazz, blues and '50s doo-wop. Shakespeare's raucous humor and wondrous imagery makes it easy to see why this play has remained an audience favorite for more than four hundred years. See this wonderfully unique production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater at the Courtyard Theater on the Navy Pier. [less-]

Gangsters, Grub and Audience Participation at Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater

at Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater, Chicago
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Sun, January 20
Fri, January 25
Sat, January 26
FULL PRICE: $67 - $77
OFFER PRICE: $57 - $67

Enter the world of a Roaring '20s Chicago speakeasy featuring gangsters, flappers, food, hooch and plenty of fun at Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater. Following a delicious sit-down dinner, you'll be ... [more+]

Enter the world of a Roaring '20s Chicago speakeasy featuring gangsters, flappers, food, hooch and plenty of fun at Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater. Following a delicious sit-down dinner, you'll be treated to a musical comedy revue featuring the songs of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and more, all with gorgeous flappers performing the Charleston. Be ready to get in on the act at Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater -- Chicago's longest-running audience interactive dinner show -- as Officer Murphy could pull you up on stage at any time to undergo a sobriety test. [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 innovative arrangements of the best jazz songs around. [less-]

Lies and Alibis Collide in Romantic Farce

at Oil Lamp Theater, Glenview
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Sun, January 20
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FULL PRICE: $40
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In the romantic farce "Don't Dress For Dinner", Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away.... [more+]

In the romantic farce "Don't Dress For Dinner", Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof -- what could possibly go wrong? Well… Suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed in "Don't Dress for Dinner" at Glenview's Oil Lamp Theater. [less-]

"Late Nite Catechism": The Interactive Comedy Hit

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
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Sun, January 20
Sat, January 26
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FULL PRICE: $31
OFFER PRICE: $16

This is no easygoing modern Sunday school, this is old-time religion. "Late Nite Catechism" is a hilarious two-act solo performance that's part catechism class from back in the day, part stand-up rout... [more+]

This is no easygoing modern Sunday school, this is old-time religion. "Late Nite Catechism" is a hilarious two-act solo performance that's part catechism class from back in the day, part stand-up routine. Dressed in her head-to-toe habit, Sister will command the stage at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago, taking you back to the days of Latin Mass and meatless Fridays when discipline meant a smack of the old ruler across the knuckles. You heard right, this interactive comedy turns the audience into Sister's class as she rewards you, the "students," for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage, sitting in a corner while reflecting upon their naughty actions. [less-]

"32nd Young Playwrights Festival"

at Pegasus Theatre at Chicago Dramatists, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $30
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Celebrate the 32nd year of plays written by Chicago teens and experience an evening of new works exploring identity and community. "Young Playwrights Festival" is the only event of its kind in Chicago... [more+]

Celebrate the 32nd year of plays written by Chicago teens and experience an evening of new works exploring identity and community. "Young Playwrights Festival" is the only event of its kind in Chicago and is the second largest in the country. Showcasing three one-act plays, the festival includes "A Green Light" by Alexis Gaw, in which a teen comes out and encounters homophobia; "Fragile Limbs" by Anonda Tyler, which tells of a teenage boy struggling with loss; and "Good Strong Coffee" by Luna MacWilliams, which finds two characters juggling their own dreams and desires while trying to keep the family coffee shop afloat. Enjoy the "32nd Young Playwrights Festival" at the Pegasus Theatre at Chicago Dramatists. [less-]

The Second City e.t.c. presents "Gaslight District"

at The Second City E.T.C., Chicago
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If you've ever laughed at Steve Carell, Bill Murray, Tina Fey or Jane Lynch, you've got The Second City to thank for that. For close to six decades, this "comedy empire" ("The New York Times") has bee... [more+]

If you've ever laughed at Steve Carell, Bill Murray, Tina Fey or Jane Lynch, you've got The Second City to thank for that. For close to six decades, this "comedy empire" ("The New York Times") has been creating edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacularly funny comedy with nothing but their imaginations and suggestions from the audience. Now, the improv troupe responsible for multiple generations of the best and brightest in comedy is bringing its latest show, "Gaslight District", to The Second City E.T.C. Theater. Don't miss this chance to see the comedy stars of tomorrow live and 100% unscripted. [less-]

"She the People": All-Female Comedy Revue

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
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Sun, January 20
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FULL PRICE: $26
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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-]

"Photograph 51" Remembers Female Scientist

at Court Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, January 20
FULL PRICE: $38
OFFER PRICE: $19

History may well remember the work of Watson and Crick that shaped biology, but it was British chemist Rosalind Franklin who provided the key to the double helix DNA discovery. "Photograph 51" shares ... [more+]

History may well remember the work of Watson and Crick that shaped biology, but it was British chemist Rosalind Franklin who provided the key to the double helix DNA discovery. "Photograph 51" shares the complex story of an ambitious female scientist in a world of men, her pursuit for the secret of life and her forgotten accomplishments. Enjoy Anna Ziegler’s “play that glows with intelligence and humanity” ("Backstage") at Chicago’s Court Theatre. [less-]