As The Joffrey Ballet introduces its 2017/18 season opening with the premiere of Giselle on October 18th, our FTA this week is a memorable conversation with Artistic Director Ashley Wheater this spring. If you did not experience Christopher Wheeldon’s re-imagined The Nutcracker last year, make a reservation today. The Nutcracker returns December 1st.
This week we are launching our new, short form commentary platform PicksInSix with Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia, now playing through September 3rd. The new platform will be our way to give you another reason to support all of the great cultural fare in and around Chicago and elsewhere. @picksinsix Stay tuned!
Coming up, there is some of the best theatre ever in and around Chicago including The Gin Game at Marriott Theatre, Moby Dick at Lookingglass and James Sherman’s The God of Isaac at Piven Theatre. Tonight, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me is live at Millennium Park and watch for Ann Hampton Callaway at City Winery, Jeannie Tanner and company at Andy’s and a showcase of talent at Winter’s Jazz Club where they are filling up fast for shows with Elaine Dame, Paul Marinaro and more.
Northwestern University's Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts - A Midsummer Night's Daydream though July 30th
American Blues Theater - Beauty's Daughter through August 5th
Marriott Theatre - The Bridges of Madison County through August 13th
Drury Lane - The Gin Game through August 13th
Goodman Theatre - La Havana Madrid Through August 20th
Grippo Stage Company - The God of Isaac by James Sherman at the Piven Theatre through August 27th
Lookingglass Theatre – Moby Dick through September 3rd
Cirque Du Soleil - Luzia at the United Center July 21st through September 3rd
Royal George Theatre - Spamilton through forever
Rush Hour Concerts Summer Series at St. James Cathedral every Tuesday through August
Music, movies, dance at Millennium Park
Monday Night Live at Petterino's with Denise McGowan Tracy & Beckie Menzie Guest Co-Hosts: Scott Gryder (7/31)
Chicago Shakespeare Theater - Shakespeare in the Parks July 26th - August 27th
Fiesta Del Sol - July 27-30
Ann Hampton Callaway at City Winery August 3rd
Jeannie Tanner's Words & Music at Andy's Jazz Club - August 11th & 12th
Hot Dog Fest - August 11-13
Theater Wit- Bonnie and Clyde August 27th
Paramount Theatre - Million Dollar Quartet September 13th
Victory Gardens Theater - Fun Home September 19th
Evan Tyrone Martin as Nat King Cole at the Paramount Theatre November 5th