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"Chicago Magic Lounge": Exciting Old-School Illusions

at Uptown Underground, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $22.50 - $27.50
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You don't have to go far to see close-up magic now that "Chicago Magic Lounge" has come to Uptown Underground. This intriguing show is designed to conjure up the atmosphere of the Windy City's famed o... [more+]

You don't have to go far to see close-up magic now that "Chicago Magic Lounge" has come to Uptown Underground. This intriguing show is designed to conjure up the atmosphere of the Windy City's famed old-school magic clubs, where mystery, mysticism and sleight-of-hand ruled the day. You'll enjoy a night full of illusions, with performers everywhere you look, from the bar to your table to the main stage. Plus, the show is constantly changing, so you'll always be treated to a fun, fresh experience. [less-]

Peter Pan Prequel: Tony-Winning Adventure "Peter and the Starcatcher"

at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, Arlington Heights
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FULL PRICE: $38
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The five-time Tony-winning show that "The New York Times" called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," "Peter and the Starcatcher" is the swashbuckling prequel to "Peter Pan". I... [more+]

The five-time Tony-winning show that "The New York Times" called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," "Peter and the Starcatcher" is the swashbuckling prequel to "Peter Pan". Inventive stagecraft and an imaginative story come together to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up" in this madcap music-filled adventure. The play is an action-packed journey through Neverland that brings pirates, mermaids, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice ("Jersey Boys"), this production of "Peter and the Starcatcher" at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights weaves an enchanting coming-of-age tale that's bound to appeal to your entire crew. [less-]

Second City's "Legendary Laughs" Mocks Modern Life

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $26
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Put politics aside for a night and focus on having fun as Second City presents "Legendary Laughs" at UP Comedy Club. This fast-paced and highly interactive hybrid of sketch and improv skewers famous s... [more+]

Put politics aside for a night and focus on having fun as Second City presents "Legendary Laughs" at UP Comedy Club. This fast-paced and highly interactive hybrid of sketch and improv skewers famous scenes and songs culled from the rich, vibrant swath of American history. The only thing more legendary than the title of this hilarious show is the group putting it on: Chicago's legendary Second City, a comedy troupe whose illustrious alumni include the likes of Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Stephen Colbert and many other greats. [less-]

Dean Edwards ("Guy Code") at the Improv

at Chicago Improv of Schaumburg, Schaumburg
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FULL PRICE: $22
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As a featured cast member for two seasons on "Saturday Night Live", Dean Edwards played everyone from Don Cheadle to Michael Jackson to Denzel Washington. He went on to become one of the stars of MTV'... [more+]

As a featured cast member for two seasons on "Saturday Night Live", Dean Edwards played everyone from Don Cheadle to Michael Jackson to Denzel Washington. He went on to become one of the stars of MTV's "Guy Code", hosted TV One's "Vidiots", and worked as a correspondent on BET's "Don't Sleep". Edwards' hilarious stand-up has been seen on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam", Showtime's "Comics Without Borders" and "The Arsenio Hall Show". Catch his hilarious, high-energy and clean comedy when he riffs on marriage and family life and delivers his spot-on impersonations at Chicago Improv of Schaumburg. [less-]

Sizzling Burlesque Meets Soulful Live Music at House of Blues' "Foundation Cabaret"

at House of Blues Chicago, Chicago
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Thu, July 20
Thu, July 27
FULL PRICE: $10
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Classic burlesque meets soulful live music at "Foundation Cabaret", a weekly variety show presented by neo-nerdy traveling showgirl Hot Tawdry. The performers change every time out, with burlesque sta... [more+]

Classic burlesque meets soulful live music at "Foundation Cabaret", a weekly variety show presented by neo-nerdy traveling showgirl Hot Tawdry. The performers change every time out, with burlesque stars such as Dahlia Fatale, Vivacious Miss Audacious, Po'Chop and many others offering up sizzling, scantily clad burlesque numbers full of contortionism, hula-hooping, fabulous costumes and more. With tunes provided by the likes of Anthony Moser and The Fat Tone Blues Band, brassy jazz singer Molly Farrelly, and other local faves, you're guaranteed a good time when you enter the "Foundation Cabaret" at House of Blues Chicago. [less-]

Teachers Open Up About Hopes, Dreams & Frustrations in "The Faculty Lounge"

at Oil Lamp Theater, Glenview
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FULL PRICE: $35
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It's the most mythical room on any high school campus, a forbidden zone where teachers can cut loose and no students are allowed to venture: The faculty lounge. That's both the setting and the name of... [more+]

It's the most mythical room on any high school campus, a forbidden zone where teachers can cut loose and no students are allowed to venture: The faculty lounge. That's both the setting and the name of playwright Teri Foltz's new comedy, where five teachers relax, vent their frustrations and share thoughts, hopes and insecurities that they'd never dream of uttering in a classroom. The stories of five students weave in and out of the teachers' tales, as the educators' memories of their own high school experiences blend with their present day careers. "The Faculty Lounge" is a hilarious and heartfelt peek into the minds of the people who spend eight hours a day teaching our kids, and it's coming to the Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview. [less-]

Drug Arrest Throws Young Father's Life into Chaos in "Megastasis"

at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $35
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Tray is a nineteen-year-old father trying to get his life on track, caring for his infant daughter and planning to marry the baby's mother. But when he gets caught with a joint at a party, Tray become... [more+]

Tray is a nineteen-year-old father trying to get his life on track, caring for his infant daughter and planning to marry the baby's mother. But when he gets caught with a joint at a party, Tray becomes a target of the War on Drugs, throwing him into a black hole of confusion and uncertainty that forces him to rearrange his plans for the future -- and potentially the rest of his life. Workshopped through New Works Brooklyn and directed by Aaron Todd Douglas, "Megastasis" at Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three is an unflinching look at the casualties of America's failed drug policy. [less-]

"Ragtime" -- Newly Orchestrated Chamber Version of Tony-Winning, Turn-of-the-Century Musical

at The Den Theatre - Heath Main Stage, Chicago
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Thu, July 20
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OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

Famous historical characters and a rich score propel "Ragtime" through a spectacular re-creation of turn-of-the-century New York. Based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel, this 13-time Tony-nominated ... [more+]

Famous historical characters and a rich score propel "Ragtime" through a spectacular re-creation of turn-of-the-century New York. Based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel, this 13-time Tony-nominated musical paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of three diverse families whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined. The show boasts a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally and such iconic songs as "Getting Ready Rag," "Wheels of a Dream," "Till We Reach That Day" and "Make Them Hear You." See this unforgettable musical in a newly orchestrated chamber version at the Den Theatre in Chicago. [less-]

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

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
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Thu, July 20
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FULL PRICE: $17
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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-]

Subversive Comedy "Hir" at the Steppenwolf

at Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $49 - $69
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Freed from her husband's oppression after he suffers a stroke, a suburban housewife lights the fuse on a revolt against patriarchy in "Hir", aided by her newly liberated transgender son. But when her ... [more+]

Freed from her husband's oppression after he suffers a stroke, a suburban housewife lights the fuse on a revolt against patriarchy in "Hir", 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." Check out the Steppenwolf production of this subversive comedy on stage at the Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre in Chicago. [less-]

"Beauty's Daughter" Poetically Depicts Coming of Age in East Harlem

at Stage 773, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $31.50 - $41.50
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This Obie Award-winning play by Dael Orlandersmith depicts one woman's journey through the tenements and street corners of East Harlem. Artistic Affiliate Wandachristine assumes the role of six differ... [more+]

This Obie Award-winning play by Dael Orlandersmith depicts one woman's journey through the tenements and street corners of East Harlem. Artistic Affiliate Wandachristine assumes the role of six different characters during the course of this solo play -- some broken, some on the way to being broken, but all memorable. On her way home one evening past the destitute and debauched, one character muses to herself, "The only thing that separates me from them is the books in my room." "The New York Times" hails this script as "wholly original and riveting." Be sure to catch the American Blues Theater production of "Beauty's Daughter" at Stage 773. [less-]

Superhero-Inspired Improv: "Laughter Than a Speeding Bullet!"

at The Public House Theatre, Chicago
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Thu, July 20
Thu, July 27
FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

Whether you'd prefer to think of them as Improv Avengers or a Justice League of Comedy, Velvet Stallion's troupe of six highly-trained performers are ready to leap tall buildings to entertain you with... [more+]

Whether you'd prefer to think of them as Improv Avengers or a Justice League of Comedy, Velvet Stallion's troupe of six highly-trained performers are ready to leap tall buildings to entertain you with their superhero-themed show. From wondering how Spidey or Supe handle everyday tasks like laundry to creating a variety of heroes we've yet to meet, this weekly outing at Chicago's Public House Theater asks for audience suggestions, then flies off on an off-the-cuff comedy adventure you're sure to enjoy. [less-]

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

at The ComedySportz Theatre, Chicago
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Thu, July 20
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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-]

"The School for Lies": Freewheeling, Modern Take on Molière Classic

at The Artistic Home, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $28 - $32
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Contemporary slang meets 17th-century farce in "The School for Lies". Adapted from Molière's "The Misanthrope", playwright David Ives ("Venus in Fur", "All in the Timing") transforms the French class... [more+]

Contemporary slang meets 17th-century farce in "The School for Lies". Adapted from Molière's "The Misanthrope", playwright David Ives ("Venus in Fur", "All in the Timing") transforms the French classic into a modern satire told entirely through verse. The result is a delightfully incongruous comedy of manners that lets you peer inside the Parisian salon of Celimene, a young widow with a sharp tongue and plenty of eager suitors. Outrageous gags and vicious couplets strike a hilarious balance of class and crass in this classic collision of Molière's biting satire and Ives's modern wit. See it at The Artistic Home in Chicago. [less-]

Sister Sketch Comedy Group TabbyKat

at The Public House Theatre, Chicago
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Thu, July 20
Thu, July 27
FULL PRICE: $10
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Amanda and Katarina Hoffman are sisters. They're both comedians. And they're both members of the sketch comedy group TabbyKat (there are no other members). Featuring characters ranging from a husband ... [more+]

Amanda and Katarina Hoffman are sisters. They're both comedians. And they're both members of the sketch comedy group TabbyKat (there are no other members). Featuring characters ranging from a husband who wants to bring Cancun to the basement by cranking up the thermostat to a barista tracking down the owner of an unclaimed latte, this sister act will convince you that humor is hereditary and good things come in twos. Don't miss TabbyKat when they take the stage at The Public House Theatre in Chicago. [less-]

Improv & Stand-Up Collide in Laugh Factory's "Crossbreed Comedy"

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
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Thu, July 20
FULL PRICE: $17
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The mad scientists of mirth at Chicago's Laugh Factory have spliced the DNA of stand-up comedy with a potent strain of improv in order to create their monstrously fun new show: "Crossbreed Comedy". Jo... [more+]

The mad scientists of mirth at Chicago's Laugh Factory have spliced the DNA of stand-up comedy with a potent strain of improv in order to create their monstrously fun new show: "Crossbreed Comedy". Join your host Matt Chiaramonte and an ever-evolving lineup of three of Chicago's most talented comics, as they take to the stage to deliver razor-sharp stand-up sets. In between these sets, some of the city's quickest-witted improv teams will perform long-form improvised scenes inspired by the jokes just delivered. Then, at show's end, all of the night's performers will join each other onstage to play an improv game. [less-]

"3 Blocks From Broadway": Improvised Musical Theater

at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, Chicago
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Thu, July 20
Thu, July 27
FULL PRICE: $15
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From "Cats" to "Heathers", the improv troupe Rhyme & Punishmint has cornered the market on creating feature length shows in the style of some of Broadway's favorite musicals. Now, in their new show, "... [more+]

From "Cats" to "Heathers", the improv troupe Rhyme & Punishmint has cornered the market on creating feature length shows in the style of some of Broadway's favorite musicals. Now, in their new show, "3 Blocks From Broadway", the group will up the ante by letting you decide what they'll perform when the curtain rises, making an even greater challenge. But this highly talented cast of actors and improvisers is ready to put on a show that's filled with fun, surprises and maybe even a Nerf gun. [less-]

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

at Laugh Out Loud Theater - Schaumburg, Schaumburg
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FULL PRICE: $12
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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-]

Improv Gets a Director in "The Scene"

at iO Theater, Chicago
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Thu, July 20
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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-]

Sarah Marie Young Pays Tribute to Jazz Legend Sarah Vaughan

at Winter's Jazz Club , Chicago
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Thu, July 20
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Singer, songwriter and musician Sarah Marie Young burst onto the music scene in 2011, when she won the Montreux Voice Competition judged by Quincy Jones. She followed up this early success with three ... [more+]

Singer, songwriter and musician Sarah Marie Young burst onto the music scene in 2011, when she won the Montreux Voice Competition judged by Quincy Jones. She followed up this early success with three celebrated albums -- "Too Many Februaries", "Little Candy Heart" and "Recess". In this performance at Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago, the Sarah Marie Young Trio pays tribute to one of America's most influential jazz singers: Sarah Vaughan. From Vaughan's early days with The Earl Hines Big Band to her final recordings on Pablo Records, Young will be celebrating the full career of the four-time Grammy Award winner remembered as "The Divine One." [less-]