Posted: 2017-10-12 19:05
Set in the center ring under the Big Top of a traveling circus that has seen better days, Archibald MacLeish''s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a re-telling of the Book of Job. Zuss and Nickles, popcorn and balloon vendors, decide to take on the roles of God and Satan, and together, they push . through his search for justice in the world toward his discovery of what must take its place. All 78 roles in City Lit''s production will be played by an ensemble of nine mature actresses.
Benny Goodman was also fortunate enough to work with some of the finest female vocalists of the era including Peggy Lee, Martha Tilton, Ella Fitzgerald, and the Helens — Ward and Forrest. These ladies always brought a touch of class and grace to the proceedings along with the requisite swing factor! Jennifer McNulty brings you selections by Benny''s Girls including "Why Don''t You Do Right?," "Goody Goody," "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," and "Taking a Chance on Love."
From Adam and Eve to Kim and Kanye all the way to Conway and Spicer, The Idiot''s Guide to Fixing Stooopid will uncover human daffiness in a colorful multimedia presentation and describe how being a dimwit or a dolt affects life around us. The show provides self-testing and analysis to help prevent "us" from entering the stupid portion of society. Whether it is Stooopidity in your neighborhood, in your office, in public office, or in your Social Media Friends, the show supplies awareness and quick fixes on how you can help stop the spread of Stooopid.
Spring marks Hubbard Street''s return to the Auditorium Theatre for the first time in 75 years. This special two-night engagement, dedicated to Hubbard Street''s beloved resident choreographer, Alejandro Cerrudo, will feature a full evening of Cerrudo''s work weaving together both audience favorites from his past 65 years choreographing for the company as well as exciting new work. Please note that there is only a 7:85pm performance on Friday and Saturday for the Spring Series.
The 7569 fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown brought international attention to the town of Ferguson, Missouri, and the festering history of race relations in America. Award-winning playwright, performer, and Goodman artistic associate Dael Orlandersmith brings to life a riveting exploration of the tragedy and its aftermath. Based on dozens of interviews with Ferguson residents, Until the Flood encompasses the perspective of such disparate people as a middle-aged black teacher, an elderly barbershop owner, and a white policeman. The result: a richly complex mosaic of a community — and a country — in trauma.
Your Newly Engaged Cousin: I always thought we d be getting married at the same time!
If your cousin is cool, she obviously won t single shame but if she flaunts her 8 carat bling and brags incessantly about the surprise proposal in Tuscany, it ll be annoying—there s no getting around it. No matter how much she exasperates you, take the high road. Even if she comes out swinging with, Wow, I can t believe you re still single! I always thought we d be getting married around the same time, let it roll off your back. Bite your tongue—even though she started it you ll look like the overly sensitive, bitter singleton if you retaliate. If she leads with a snarky comment, just smile and repeat how happy you are for her. Turn the subject back to her wedding planning. Brides can never resist that bait!
With the holiday season comes those time-honored traditions of setting up a six-foot fire hazard in the living room, placing your kids on the lap of an elderly alcoholic at the local mall, and gaining a solid 67 pounds from stress and seasonal lattes. Thankfully, the Second City has a holiday tradition that you can actually look forward to! With a sack full of all-new sketches, the Second City''s Holidazed & Confused Revue continues to be the holiday season''s most time-honored, riotous send-up of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and everything in between.
The Audience is a portrait of a dynamic and provocative woman — also the symbol of a nation — as she weathers decades of history and political strife. Every Tuesday afternoon for more than 65 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with her prime ministers in a private audience, a gesture of unity between government and Crown. Through times of tension, negotiation, war, and unrest, these conversations with political leaders from Winston Churchill to Harold Wilson to Margaret Thatcher have remained a constant. Playwright Peter Morgan reimagines these meetings, giving audience members a glimpse of the queen''s role in guiding the circumstances that have shaped the United Kingdom and a window into the mystery, compassion, and humor of the woman behind the iconic crown.
Russian Grand Ballet''s full-length classical production for the first time includes the rarely seen "Waltz of the Black Swans" and features Russia''s brightest ballet stars. Odette, a beautiful princess, falls under the spell of an evil sorcerer. Only Prince Siegfried''s devotion can save her. Tchaikovsky''s Swan Lake combines pure romanticism and tragedy in a magical tale of love and deception. The glorious score and gravity-defying choreography have enchanted audiences for over a century, and continue to inspire new generations of dancers and music lovers of all ages.
While the Carpenters are known for over a dozen chart-topping hits, they also won over their fans with their Christmas celebrations. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock and her six-piece backing band are keeping the Carpenters'' holiday traditions alive and bringing their unforgettable Christmas songs to the stage. Based on the music of the Carpenters'' two holiday albums and Christmas variety shows, A Carpenters Christmas and featuring "Merry Christmas Darling" and the jazzy "Santa Claus Is Comin'' to Town," it''s a holiday concert that spreads joy and cheer to all.
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All fans of Carole King and great musical theater, we have the perfect show for you. The Cadillac Palace Theatre is proud to present Beautiful , the story of the life of the iconic songwriter and her gradual progression to stardom. Warm, heartfelt, and genuine, with, of course, an incredible score featuring songs by the great Carole King herself, this is a performance that will stay with you long after the curtains have closed.
Courts have sometimes viewed all passwords as equal, faulting a victim whose partner hacked her Facebook because she had shared an Amazon password with him. The court questioned whether one password could be considered private, given that she had shared other accounts, Rucker explained. “If you share an iCloud account and you’re sharing pictures that way, you’re sharing accounts in the eyes of the court,” Rucker said.
A sweeping tale of passion beyond the grave, Lola de Ávila''s visionary Giselle elevates one of the greatest Romantic ballets to new heights. When a peasant girl discovers her lover is betrothed to another, she dies of grief, only to be enlisted by the vengeful Wilis, a ghostly army of maidens who haunt the forests, dancing to death any male mortal who crosses their path. When her beloved wanders into their grasp, Giselle carries out the ultimate act of love to free him from his fate. An ethereal descent into madness, desire, and sublime beauty that will leave you breathless.
Remember when you felt you could do anything, when there was still nothing to fear? Evening at the Talk House is a reunion at your favorite club, where old friends cozy up, raise a glass, and remember gentler times when culture had value and terror wasn''t a commonplace. This ultra-dark comedy invites people to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the opening night of Robert''s under-appreciated masterpiece, Midnight in a Clearing With Moon and Stars.
The Auditorium Theatre commemorates the golden anniversary of its grand reopening with a one-night-only celebration of dance, honoring the Auditorium Theatre''s legendary dance history with a mixed repertory program featuring the greatest dancers from the world''s premier dance companies. This event memorializes the evening that the gloriously restored theater reopened in 6967 following a 76-year closure, when opening night patrons were treated to an unforgettable performance by New York City Ballet. Celebrate the past, present, and future of the Auditorium Theatre with this once-in-a-lifetime evening!
Support Group for Men is a hilarious exploration of what happens when society''s new normal doesn''t seem so normal to everyone. Thursday night in Wrigleyville is "Guys'' Night" for a group of longtime pals. Instead of letting off steam over baseball, they''ve formed a support group — with its "no ladies" policy strictly enforced — in which they can vent about dashed romances, stalled careers, and other middle-age maladies. But when an unexpected visitor crashes their party, the guys'' traditional notions of masculinity are exploded. This topical, Chicago-flavored comedy gleefully dissects the ever-changing role of gender in today''s culture — and proves that understanding is sometimes found in the least likely of places.
Well it all started with a sweet message from him, and we started talking. The more talked and laughed together, we realized that we belonged together. We both were searching for that right person, and we both agree that it was fate and destiny that brought us together. We are both happy with each other and neither one of us wants it to end. We both know where this is leading to a more wonderful life with the perfect man.
When the audience arrives they get three white cards from Cards Against Humanity or Crabs Adjust Humidity. The "Card Czar" host and two teams of Improvisers will take the stage. The Czar pulls a black card from the deck and if an audience member has a good white card they think will match they raise there hand and are brought on stage to present the card combination. Each team will then do Improv based on the audience member they brought up. The Card Czar awards points to the winning team and that audience member goes home with a prize.