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Chicago's Best Improv Spots

It’s well known that Chicago is one of the best cities around the globe for improv comedy. With so many choices and options it can be a bit overwhelming for visitors and locals to really know where...
The Book Of Mormon Chicago

The Book Of Mormon, Volume II: Chicago Run extended 14 weeks

The LoopThe Book Of Mormon is sold out through March 3, but it was just announced that it's been extended for 14 weeks. The popular show will now run through September 8 and tickets will be available for...
The Book Of Mormon

How To Get Tickets To The Book Of Mormon

The LoopHere's a good one for you: the guys from South Park write a Broadway musical. It wins a gazilion Tonys and sells out across the country. Funny, right? Except it's true! The Book Of Mormon is a...
A Klingon Christmas Carol

Inventor of the Klingon Language at "A Klingon Christmas Carol"

Edgewater | UptownIf you're a Trekkie or a fan of Big Bang Theory, then you know that Klingon is an actual, functional language. Commedia Beauregard has taken the Dickens' classic holiday tale "A Chrismtas Carol" and...
Octavarius: Dungeons and Drag Queens

Comet and Cupid and Donner and...Gandalf?

LakeviewIf you've ever thought "Lord of the Rings is hilarious!", Octavarius wants to prove you right. The improv comedy troupe is finishing their 2012 season with a parody of the trilogy. Frodo is a...

The House Theatre of Chicago Presents The Nutcracker

Bucktown | Wicker ParkI was invited to see The House Theatre of Chicago’s production of The Nutcracker on November 18.  I was told that his was not the Joffrey Ballet production, which made me more interested in attending...

Chicago Slam Works: Have You Ever Put Your Life to Poetry?

Edgewater | Uptown  Have you ever wondered how it would read if someone put your life to poetry?   Pretty awesome idea right? Okay I can't take credit. It's a concept for a show created by the creative group Chicago...
"Sullivan & Son" Cast: (L to R): Ahmed Ahmed, Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin, Roy Wood Jr.

Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour

Old Town“Sullivan & Son” is a formal name for a stand-up comedy show, and since not one of the  comedians involved – Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin, Ahmed Ahmed, and Roy Wood Jr. – had anything resembling “...

Zanies Comedy Club Celebrates Grand Opening in Rosemont

RosemontGet your laugh on at the new Zanies Comedy Club in Rosemont!   Their grand opening celebration was last Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony along with free admission to their shows on July 6 and 7...
I Am Going to Change the World

Oh to Change the World

River WestChicago Dramatists does it again.  The final offering of their 2011/2012 season is an amazing work by resident playwright Andrew Hinderaker.  The plot can be summed up as such: John Chapman has big,...
Chicago Shakespeare Theater to perform at Globe To Globe at Shakespeare's Globe

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Goes Globe-l

Congratulations to Chicago Shakespeare Theater on participating in Globe To Globe, at THE Shakespeare theater. Over the course of six weeks all 37 of The Bard's plays will be performed at Shakespeare...

Two Pence Theatre Co. Continues Dead Man's Hand Reading Series with THE ROARING GIRL, May 13

Lincoln ParkCHICAGO – Two Pence Theatre Co. proudly announces the second year of their popular reading series Dead Man’s Hand. Featuring 90 minute cuts of plays written by Shakespeare’s peers, friends and...

Pivot Arts Announces Dates and Theme of Second Annual Festival Celebrating Innovative Theater, Music and Dance, "Art Meets Science," May 28 - June 14 in Locations Throughout Chicago's Far North Side

Far NorthThe Performance Festival Features Numerous Companies/Artists Including BAATHHAUS, the dilettantes, Gashlycrumb Orphanage, The Honeypots, Jon Langford, The Seldoms and More, with Range of Science...

American Blues Theater Presents the 2014 Edition of RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Festival, Monday, May 5 at 7 p.m.

Lincoln ParkChicago’s Leading Playwrights and Directors Unite to PresentStories Ripped From Today’s Headlines in a One Night Only Event. CHICAGO – Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American...

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces Jessica Dickey's CHARLES IVES TAKE ME HOME, May 9 - June 21, Directed by Keira Fromm

LakeviewKeira Fromm Makes Her Strawdog Debut Directing this Dynamic and Comic Tug-of-War of Generational Estrangement, Passion, Music and Basketball CHICAGO -Strawdog Theatre Company and Interim Artistic...

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