Monday, Oct 5, 2015 7:30 pm The sounds of Spain swirl through the air as the percussive beat of the flamenco dancer’s feet punctuate the music. The ascension of the mythological Firebird is accompanied by the staccato rhythms of tap dancing. And the dreamscape of sultry Arabian Nights combine both forms of percussive dance to create a new experience for this classic work. The concert begins with the orchestra performing Roberto Sierra’s Fandangos performed with flamenco dancers from Clinard Dance Theatre. The first half continues with tap dance virtuoso Cartier Williams joining the orchestra for a fresh take on Stravinsky’s The Firebird: Suite, and all of the dancers unite for a joyful encore on Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances. Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade showcases the orchestra as this epic evening of percussive dance and music concludes as it started, with the beautiful sounds of the orchestra. Sierra Fandangos Stravinsky Excerpt from The Firebird: Suite Borodin Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Cartier Williams, tap master Clinard Dance Theatre Click here for more information!
Thursday, October 8, 7:15 PM The Cheats Steep Theatre 1115 W. Berwyn, Chicago, IL, 60640 | directions Enjoy complimentary wine and beer with members of The Cheats’ production team, and learn about the process of bringing a brand new play from page, to page, to page, and finally to stage. After watching the world premiere of Hamish Linklater’s newest play from some of the best seats in Steep’s intimate theatre, join the play’s cast for a post-show discussion and reception. ABOUT THE SHOW: It's the end of October, 2012: John and Anne have two children and a good marriage - they have sex, drive hybrids, and have cut out sugar. But John has been spying on the neighbors, frankly, for a while now, and at 9 a.m, Halloween morning, the neighbors have come for a visit. The Cheats: a play about your marriage, and how it can get f*cked when you forget to lock the front door. Event begins at 7:15 PM Show begins at 8:00 PM Tickets $20.00 Use code THTH at steeptheatre.com, or call 773-649-3186. Click here for more information!
Wednesday, December 30th – 7pm TICKETS ARE FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30TH. NO EXCEPTIONS. Live Nation and Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced that Emmy and Writers Guild Award-winning writer John Oliver will return to stand-up comedy at The Chicago Theatre on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 7:00PM. From 2006 to 2013, Oliver was a correspondent and guest host on the multi-award winning The Daily Show with John Stewart. He first gained recognition as a cutting-edge political stand up comic in the UK, with a string of television appearances and sold-out solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival. His HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events. After receiving the Breakout Award at the Aspen Comedy Festival in 2007, Oliver went on to write and star in his first hour-long Comedy Central stand up special titled John Oliver: Terrifying Timesin 2008. As a result of its success, John has now hosted four seasons of his own stand-up series for Comedy Central, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show. Oliver has also appeared as a regular guest on the sitcom Community, as the voice of Vanity Smurf in The Smurfs movie and its sequel The Smurfs 2, and recently appeared on The Simpsons as Marge and Homer’s next-door neighbor, Booth Wilkes-John. Click here for more information!
Monday, October 5 – 7:00PM HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old (she turns 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, WAITING FOR ‘SUPERMAN’) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers. -- “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world." – Malala Click here for more information!