Laughter for Lives Social and Benefit for Anne’s House

January 26, 2017 at iO Chicago in Chicago.

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Help us raise awareness and financial support for Anne’s House! Join the Young Lawyers Section for a hilarious performance of iO Theater’s “Whirled News Tonight” where audience members provide the inspiration for an evening of improvised comedy direct from the day’s newspaper headlines. After the show, stick around for drinks, mingling and to learn about the important work Anne’s House is doing for trafficking victims in Illinois. $40 for lawyers / $30 for law students, with a portion of every ticket sale benefiting Anne’s House. Drinks and light appetizers are included in the ticket price.
Thank you to our sponsor, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

Address: 1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago
Laughter for Lives Social and Benefit for Anne’s House

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Six Corners: Art Side Out Studio’s Vaudeville, A Family Friendly Variety Showcase

December 16, 2016 at Filament Theatre in Chicago.

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Friday, December 16 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 17 at 3:00 pm, Art Side Out Studio and the Filament Theatre will be partnering to give guests of all ages a truly unique performance that will feature local Chicago actors and artists. The show will begin with a short silent film from the Silent Film Society and Organist Jay Warren. Additional performances will include: professional jugglers, magicians, musicians and more. Each performance will feature amazing masks, puppets and props. This is sure to be an amazing show for the holidays and put families right in the spirit of Christmas.

Tickets will be $10 for adults, $5 for children, seniors and veterans. They may be purchased day of at the Filament Theatre.

For more information please visit:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/170830830055430/
Website: http://www.artsideoutstudio.com/vaudeville–six-corners.html

Address: North Milwaukee Avenue 4041, Chicago
Six Corners: Art Side Out Studio

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2016 Storytown 2-for-1 deal

December 10, 2016 at Storytown Improv in Chicago.

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We Want to End 2016 on a High Note and You’re Invited

2017 is around the corner and we think 2016 need to end strong. Join us at for any Storytown show at Stage 773 in December and get 2 tickets for the price of 1.

Call the Stage 773 Box-office and use the CODE word “2016” for this special end of year deal. Let’s pack the theater for our last shows of 2016. invite your friends. Invite your family. The more the merrier.

Performances Available:
Saturday Dec 10th at 10:30am
Saturday Dec 17th at 10:30am

Stage 773 Box-office: 773-327-5252
1225 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657

Get in on the action and create some memories as we close out 2016. See you in Storytown.

Address: 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
2016 Storytown 2-for-1 deal

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Best of No Shame Theatre 2016

December 16, 2016 at The Lincoln Loft in Chicago.

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No Shame Theatre brings you Chicago’s craziest acts every week, requiring only 3 rules for performances:

1. They must be no longer than 5 minutes in length
2. They must be original
3. They must not break anything: not the theatre, not the law, etc.

And now, after seeing a year’s worth of performances, we bring you a painstakingly curated show of the best of the best, for the very low price of pay-what-you-can.

Marc Levalle
Danie Minard
Marc Dunworth
Sommer Austin and Anna Lucero
Huck Poe
Brandon Kieffer
Tashina Chivonne Richardson, Danielle Trudeau, and Chanelle Bell
Dicaprio Leo
Jasmina Delilah Devil, The Golden Witch, The Golden Goddess
Chris Santamour
Adam Schulmerich and Nick Vergoth
Ed Towns
Loyd Bonafied and Ryan Hake
Ethan Walles, Huck, and Robert Littwin
Josh Rowe

For more information about No Shame Theatre and other productions of the Agency Theater Collective, visit wearetheagency.org

Address: 3036 N. Lincoln Ave. Floor 2, Chicago
Best of No Shame Theatre 2016

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Improvised Jane Austen at Mckaw Theatre!

December 15, 2016 at Mckaw Theater in Chicago.

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The Ladies of Improvised Jane Austen don the stage this holiday season at the newly minted Mckaw Theater, followed by the diverting duo, Mckay/Rau!

Join us for two nights of gaieties just off the Jarvis Red Line before Father Christmas marries off his last elf!

More information may be found at mckayarts.net and improvisedjaneausten.com.

December 15th & 22nd
$10 Admission at 10p.m.
Mckaw Theater
1439 W. Jarvis St.

Address: 1439 W Jarvis, Chicago
Improvised Jane Austen at Mckaw Theatre!

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The Heart of the Hopeless

December 09, 2016 at OPEN Center for the Arts in Chicago.

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Inspired by Teatro Americano’s Teen Ensemble fall program, ‘The Heart of the Hopeless’ is a play written by ensemble member Jose Blanco and directed by teaching artist Armando Villegas.

The play consists of personal experiences with conflict and “what if” scenarios some teens have faced, allowing students to creatively explore genres such as action and horror.

Address: 2214 S Sacramento Ave, Chicago
The Heart of the Hopeless

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MCA Stage: Peter Brook + Marie-Hélène Estienne “Battlefield”

April 05, 2017 at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in Chicago.

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COPRESENTED WITH CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER

The internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, MarieHélène Estienne, and Jean-Claude Carrière revisit the great Indian epic the Mahabharata, 30 years after Brook’s legendary production took world theater by storm.

The Mahabharata is not simply a book, nor a vast series of books, it is an immense canvas covering all the aspects of human existence. “In it,” Peter Brook has said, “we find all the questions of our lives, in a way that is at once contemporary and urgent. Over many thousands of years the Mahabharata shows us, in an always-unexpected way, how to open our eyes to what reality demands.”

NOTE: violent content, adult discretion advised

Learn more: http://bit.ly/295eIEA

Running time: 70 minutes, no intermission

Address: 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago
MCA Stage: Peter Brook + Marie-Hélène Estienne "Battlefield"

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BAPS Comedy December Showcase

December 18, 2016 at The Crowd Theater in Chicago.

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“Christmas just ain’t Christmas without the BAPS Comedy Show!”

We have a phenonmal show to kick off the fourth installment of BAPS and the winter holidays.

Our lineup of performers will have you going BRAZY!

Hosted by us: Adrienne Brandyburg & Jillian Ebanks

Featuring acts include:

Meghana Indurti
Brittney Mack
Adrienne Brown
Sabeen Sadiq

$2. BYOB. The Crowd Theater (off the Sheridan Red Line)

Doors open at 6:30PM

Get there early !! We are having a raffle.

Address: 3935 N Broadway, Chicago
BAPS Comedy December Showcase

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2016 Storytown 2-for-1 deal

December 03, 2016 at Storytown Improv in Chicago.

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We Want to End 2016 on a High Note and You’re Invited

2017 is around the corner and we think 2016 need to end strong. Join us at for any Storytown show at Stage 773 in December and get 2 tickets for the price of 1.

Call the Stage 773 Box-office and use the CODE word “2016” for this special end of year deal. Let’s pack the theater for our last shows of 2016. invite your friends. Invite your family. The more the merrier.

Performances Available:
Saturday Dec 3rd at 10:30am
Saturday Dec 10th at 10:30am
Saturday Dec 17th at 10:30am

Stage 773 Box-office: 773-327-5252
1225 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657

Get in on the action and create some memories as we close out 2016. See you in Storytown.

Address: 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
2016 Storytown 2-for-1 deal

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THE CHICAGO SKETCH COMEDY FESTIVAL

January 05, 2017 at Stage 773 in Chicago.

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 “The raging Lakeview Beast” (Chicago Tribune) whose “laughs are right on track” (Chicago Sun-Times) continues to thrive with most anticipated line-up in its 16 year history.

 

With a record-breaking year for submissions, SketchFest Founder Brian Posen is thrilled to announce the official line-up for the 16th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, taking place January 5 through 15, 2017, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont.  Fusing SketchFest veterans with fresh new faces, and local favorites with award-winning international ensembles, Chicago SketchFest is the true essence of a comedic melting pot. Since its debut in 2002, the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival has grown to a sketch comedy oasis and the largest festival of its kind in the world, attracting over 1,000 artists and 10,000 patrons annually.

 

“The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival continues to redefine itself,” says Posen. “There are new and interesting voices each year. Chicago SketchFest is my favorite. Every flavor of comedy under one roof. I love the 8 days of constant laughter and celebration.”

 

The eclectic 2017 line-up will boast 160 groups performing 180 shows in 8 days. Headliners include award-winning LA sketch comedy troupe The Cool Table featuring Kyle Moore and returning favorites Heavy Weight (LA) featuring TJ Miller and Nick Vatterott, and New York’s Pop Roulette featuring SNL writer Sudi Green. Chicago SketchFest veterans The Defiant Thomas Brothers, The Cupid Players, and Rabbit Rabbit embody the spirit of the Chicago sketch comedy scene, while international ensembles put their own spin on the festival, featuring Winnipeg-based troupe Hot Thespian Action, whose SketchFest 2015 sold-out show was an instant hit; Toronto Sketch Festival “Best Group” Winner The Vest of Friends; Montreal-based Hot Raw Fire; and three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winning sketch troupe from Vancouver, Peter n’ Chris. The entire schedule for the 16th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival may be viewed at www.ChicagoSketchfest.com.

 

Tickets for the 16th Annual Chicago Sketch Festival are $15 each, and go on saleDecemeber 1 at 12 p.m. Patrons can purchase an all-festival pass for$250, gaining admission to any SketchFests 180+ shows! Thursday, Friday, and half-day Sunday day passes are available for $35, $50, and $45 respectively. New this year, are “One Weekend Passes” for $125. All passes purchased before December 31 are 20%.

 

Performances take place at the top of each hour from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. for Thursday shows; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for Friday shows; 5 p.m to 11 p.m. for Saturday shows; and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 8th and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 15th. Tickets and information are available online at www.Stage773.com, by phone 773.327.5252, and in person at the Stage 773 box office, located at 1225 W Belmont.

 

As part of the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, Stage 773 Board of Directors hosts a one-night exclusive comedic event, Smorgasboard, taking place on Saturday, January 7. From 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., guests will enjoy bites, beverages and a private performance from a plethora of SketchFest talent. At 7 p.m., guests will be the first to see all new material from Stage 773’s very own Cupid Players. Tickets for Smorgasboard are $70 ($40 tax deductible), with an exclusive offer to patrons to purchase Saturday night passes for an additional $30. For tickets and additional information, please contact nicole@stage773.com.

 

The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival is supported by the following sponsors, CH Distillery, Official Liquor Sponsor of SketchFest, Time Out Magazine, Official Media Sponsor of SketchFest and Home Run Inn, Official Neighborhood Sponsor of SketchFest.

 

About Stage 773

Stage 773 is a vibrant anchor of the Belmont Theatre District and home to Chicago’s finest off-Loop talent. As a performance and tenant venue, our four stages provide entertainment for everyone: comedy, theatre, dance, musicals and more. We are a not-for-profit, connecting and catalyzing the theater community, while showcasing established artists and incubating up-and- coming talent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address: West Belmont Avenue 1225, Chicago
THE CHICAGO SKETCH COMEDY FESTIVAL

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