DE USURIS - ODYSSEO
This week, we visited Cavalia Village which is rising up on Soldier Field’s South Lot preparing for the Midwest premiere of ODYSSEO, a high-energy, high-tech extravaganza billed as the largest touring production in the world. We talked to the artistic team and performers, and had a chance to meet the real stars of the show, 65 horses, who will run free on the massive stage. Odysseo by Cavalia opens April 1st.
Mary Poppins floats into the Mercury Theater with previews this weekend. Mamma Mia runs through April 16th at the Marriott Lincolnshire. Looking ahead, Tarzan, Harvey and Shakespeare in Love are all in rehearsal. Exhibits of interest include a retrospective of MBC@35 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications and Henry Dager Source Materials on display at the Intuit Museum. Jurassic World is coming to the Field Museum, so if you are interested, reserve tickets now for the May opening.
There is music all over tour with Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael every weekend in April at Davenport’s, Elaine Dame and Paul Marinaro at Winter’s Jazz Club, and you might still be able to get in to see the extraordinary Bernadette Peters at the Auditorium Theatre on Friday, March 31st.
College hockey is still a favorite, especially when your hometown team from Northfield, Vermont wins the DIII NCAA Men's Hockey Championship for the 4th time! Congratulations, Norwich University! You can see the DI NCAA Championship next week right here in Chicago. There will be a special Monday Night Live at Petterino’s featuring Waa-Mu from Northwestern students. Always entertaining!
Oh, and baseball returns next week … but you already knew that!
- Bernadette Peters at the Auditorium Theatre - March 31st
- Mercury Theatre - Mary Poppins previews begin this weekend
- Davenport's - Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael perform at Davenport's every Friday in April
- Monday Night Live at Petterino's
- Chicago Architecture Foundation Tours
- Museum of Broadcast Communications - The MBC@35 exhibit marks 35 years since the inception of the museum
- Marriott Theatre – Madagascar through April 15th and MAMMA MIA through April 16th
- Goodman Theatre – Destiny of Desire through April 16th
- Theatre Wit - The Wiz through April 16th
- Royal George Theatre – Spamilton through May 14th
- Intuit Museum Exhibit – Henry Dager Source Materials through May 29th
- Skokie Theatre- Rodgers & Hart: Back in Manhattan April 5th
- Elaine Dame at Winter's Jazz Club - April 6th
- NCAA 2017 Frozen Four - United Center April 6th
- The Golden Triangle - "The Vanishing Stepwells of India" Book Launch April 6th
- Shattered Globe - For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday April 6th - May 20th
- Liz Callaway: Broadway and Beyond - April 7th
- Night Blue Theater - Tarzan at Stage 773 April 13
- Porchlight - Marry Me a Little previews begin April 14th
- Shakespeare Theatre - Shakespeare in Love April 15th
- C2E2 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo – April 21st - April 23rd
- Lyric Opera - My Fair Lady April 28th
- Chicago Humanities Festival - April 28th - 30th
- Court Theatre - Harvey May 11th
- Field Museum - "Jurassic World" Exhibition May 26th
- City of Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade - May 27th