Theater

Hot Mikado at Loyola University’s Newhart Family Theatre (4/4-4/13)

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thtr14-02_MikadoWebBanner-500x210What: Hot Mikado
Where: Newhart Family Theatre, 1020 W. Sheridan Rd.
When: APR 4 – 13 | Thurs. – Sat. 7:30 PM / Sun. 2 PM, Preview: APR 3 | Thurs. 7:30 PM
Cost: $5- $20

 

Fusing Eastern and Western culture with a 1940’s, big band twist, Hot Mikado swings into Loyola with the side-splitting story of Ko-Ko, the reluctant Lord High Executioner, Nanki-Poo, a disguised prince fleeing his arranged marriage, and Yum-Yum, the woman they both love. The hilarious complications which ensue turn this satire into an American mix of jazz, gospel, and vaudeville. More information can be found here: http://blogs.luc.edu/artsalive/portfolio/hot-mikado/

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Second Stage Theatre: Gruesome Playground Injuries (March 28th & 29th)

Mar ’14
28
7:30 PM
Mar ’14
29
7:30 PM

UnderGroundLab_LogoBLKOver the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together.

What: Gruesome Playground Injuries
Where: Underground Laboratory Theatre, located in the Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at 1020 West Sheridan Road.
When: MAR 28 – 29 | 7:30 PM
Cost: $5 – 10  Book your seat today!

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Vaudezilla Presents The Grim Reapers Peepshow – Chicago Halloween Burlesque Show

Oct ’10
30
11:00 PM

October 30, 2010 – 11:00pm & midnight
Greenhouse Theater
2257 N Lincoln Av, Chicago IL 60614

For the last two years, Vaudezilla has made a major impact on the Chicago burlesque scene with its theatrically-inspired stage shows.  Hot ‘n’ Heavy Burlesque has established itself as the go-to source for hard-rockin’, horror-themed burlesque.  This Halloween, watch the inmates take over the asylum as these two powerhouses team up to bring you a jam-packed night of tassels and terror.

We’re taking over Greenhouse Theater and turning it into THE spot for all your Halloween festivities.  Dress up in your best costume and enjoy two fully-loaded burlesque shows, a cash bar, a costume contest, and all kinds of extra spooky fun.

Hot ‘n’ Heavy kicks things off at 11pm with performances by Viva La Muerte, Kyle Greer, Faustina von Feist, Juju Minxxx, Scarlett DeVille, Miss Ellie Noise, Cruel Valentine, and Mai Atari.

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Vaudezilla presents “Schtick With Us: A Vaudeville Burlesque” (2/12 8pm Skokie Theatre)

Feb ’10
12
8:00 PM

This sounds like a great time!

“Public Access Channel 45 is in trouble. If they don’t raise enough money at their pledge drive, they’re finished. Is the TV expert too inexperienced to help? Is the Stage Manager too flustered? And who is that clown, anyway? If you “Shtick With Us,” you’ll find out all the answers in this raucous, vaudeville-inspired burlesque show from Chicago’s Vaudezilla Productions.”

Friday, February 12
8:00pm
Visit the Vaudezilla Productions website for more info: vaudezilla.com
Tickets – $15 Advance / $20 at Door
Tickets Available Now: https://www.ticketturtle.com/

Skokie Theatre
7924 N. Lincoln Ave [google map]
Skokie IL 60077

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World’s Fair Simulation at the MSI (Sat. 12/5 & Sun. 12/6)

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Maybe it’s too early for the holiday craze to fully kick in, or maybe you’re already sick of it. The Museum of Science and Industry is offering a pretty sweet two day event for those ready to take a break from jingle bells.

On December 5th and 6th from 2-3:30 p.m. the MSI will present a virtual simulation tour of the 1893 World’s Fair (aka the Columbian Exposition or “The White City”, or the event that debuted the world’s first ferris wheel, take your pick).  Fun fact: the virtual tour will take place in the only exisiting building from the Exposition–The Museum itself!

This event is back by popular demand, so you know it will be pretty cool (but it’s offering more than before this time around). Plus, tickets the to tour include general admission to the museum, so you can relive a middle school field trip and hit some other exhibits too. Two birds, one stone.

You can call for tickets at (773) 684-1414

$15 for members, $30 for non-members
Located in the Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637

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Carnival Nocturne: The Storefront Theater (Thurs. 11/19-Sun. 12/20)

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Fire breathers, fortune tellers, bestial tamers and natural freaks; the wacky and twisted world of an old time carnival comes alive in the theatre at Carnival Nocturne.  Combining the styles of Tim Burton and Edward Gorey, this performance takes the audience through the underground lives of circus performers, and the dark secret that ties them all together.  Tickets are $20 for general admission, and $10 for students and seniors.   If you think clowns are creepy, just you wait. › Continue reading

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Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music: Music Box Theatre (Fri. 11/27-Sun. 11/29)

Nov ’09
27
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Nov ’09
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If you love the classic Julie Andrews’ film, The Sound of Music, then you will ADORE the Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music at the Music Box Theatre on Southport Ave.  The show began in the UK in 1999 and has since become a worldwide favorite, playing to packed houses every year around the holidays.  Prep those golden pipes with a vocal warm-up at the start of the show, and then sing your heart out for the rest of the movie, with subtitles provided so you don’t miss a beat.   The biggest fans typically show up in costume, and a fancy-dress competition is held in which all those participating are invited on stage for a costume contest.  After such a fun night, you’re sure to leave the theatre skipping, smiling, and singing!

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Death Toll: A Drinking Game Performance (Oct. 23, 24, 30 & 31)

Oct ’09
23
11:00 PM
Oct ’09
24
11:00 PM
Oct ’09
30
11:00 PM
Oct ’09
31
11:00 PM

I know drinking games and theater performances have been around for some time now.  But every time I think about it, I think what a fun idea it is.  Well, now you can get into the festive mood for Halloween and drink every time someone dies during the performance!

The Death Toll drinking game performance is 1 hour of hilarious improv with a Halloween twist.  Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 11pm Friday and Saturday nights for the next 2 weeks.  Be sure to let us know what you thought of it in the comments!

The Cornservatory
4210 N. Lincoln Ave. [google map]
Visit cornservatory.org to purchase tickets

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Graduation Ceremony for Vaudezilla’s Monster Burlesque Academy (Sat. 10/31) 10pm

Oct ’09
31
10:00 PM

And now for an adults only event… The inaugural graduation ceremony for Vaudezilla’s Monster Burlesque Academy! The Monster Burlesque Academy prides itself on a devilish dedication to the joint disciplines of sexy and scary. The Class of 2009 should offer a shriek-inducing legacy for many years to come. To commemorate this auspicious occasion, the MBA has chosen the majestic Portage Theatre to host the frighteningly fabulous festivities. › Continue reading

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Tour the Auditorium Theatre (Mondays and Thursdays)

Tour Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theatre to see the magnificent art and architecture of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan. Tickets are $10 per person to tour the National Historic Landmark, which is known internationally for its acoustics, architecture and design. Tours are Mondays at 10:30 AM and noon and Thursdays at 10:30 AM.

50 E. Congress Parkway [google map]
(312) 922-2110

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