Category Archives: OPENINGS OF INTEREST

Nerd Burlesque Cocktail Hour Show @ ZANIES Rosemont

Show Nerd Burlesque Cocktail Hour Show The Glitter Guild is hosting their first ever “Wizard World Weekend” show, Nerd Burlesque Cocktail Hour Show at Zanies Rosemont (5437 Park Place, Rosemont, IL).  Starting at 5pm guests can grab a table and order food and drink.  The one-hour show will begin at 6pm and feature a mix of nerd-themed burlesque striptease and… (more…)

3:00 a.m.: Slipping Beyond the Boundaries of a Bruised Mind — A Fundraiser for NAMI – Chicago

Jillian Erickson’s Original Solo Show 3:00 a.m.: Slipping Beyond the Boundaries of a Bruised Mind (Directed by Michelle Power) is a reflection of two of different phases of bi-polar, insomnia-filled evenings. From Colorado to Chicago… from Ralph Machio to Religion… from Biological Clocks to a Norwegian band  obsession… 3:00 a.m. is an interweaving of years gone by and the segments… (more…)

BEAST WOMEN SEPTEMBER SERIES 2014 opening @ The Den Theatre

Beast Women — Chicago’s Original All-Female Performance Variety Revue — serving as a platform to showcase the best female talent in Chicago. A diverse assortment of genres are presented each week that highlight female strength through performance including music, poetry, dance, performance art, spoken word, burlesque, etc. This is not your typical show. The artists presented, display their passion, strength,… (more…)

Clemente: The Legend of 21 @ Stage 773

Clemente: The Legend of 21 NightBlue Performing Arts Company, in partnership with ArtoCarpus, proudly presents the Chicago Premiere of Clemente: The Legend of 21 at Stage 773. This musical, written and directed by the renowned Luis Caballero, tells the tale of struggle and triumph for one of baseball’s greatest players, Roberto Clemente. Beginning on the day of his death, this… (more…)

BEAST WOMEN SPRING SERIES 2014 opening @ The Den Theatre

Beast Women — Chicago’s Original All-Female Performance Variety Revue — serving as a platform to showcase the best female talent in Chicago. A diverse assortment of genres are presented each week that highlight female strength through performance including music, poetry, dance, performance art, spoken word, burlesque, etc. This is not your typical show. The artists presented, display their passion, strength,… (more…)

L’Imbecile opening @ Rivendell Theatre

L’Imbecile Sprouting up from the cast-off tatters and scraps of our society, L’Imbecile is (according to playwright Aaron Adair) “shamelessly stolen” from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Rigoletto, which, in turn, was adapted in 1851 from Victor Hugo’s play Le roi s’amuse. But even if they were still around, Verdi and Hugo might not recognize their work when they see it: A… (more…)

CouchSurferz opening @ Second City’s DeMaat Theatre

Web Sitcom “CouchSurferz” Premieres in Chicago A hilarious web series starring local comedy legends, Tim Stoltenberg and Mark Piebenga, premieres April 10 in Chicago. CHICAGO, IL (MARCH 10, 2014) — “CouchSurferz,” a web sitcom and stage show series, will premiere April 10th starring Second City Touring Company veterans Tim Stoltenberg and Mark Piebenga as two Chicago roommates navigating their way through a series of… (more…)

BEAST WOMEN 2013 WINTER SERIES opening @ The Den Theatre

Beast Women — Chicago’s Original All-Female Performance Variety Revue — is back, serving as a platform to showcase the best female talent!  Beast Women Is Finishing Off Our 2013 As We Do Everything… Kicking Ass. Join Us at Our Winter Series, Which Has Moved to Wicker Park at The Den Theatre. Beast Women Is Here To Heat Up Your Winter Nights! Your… (more…)

Halloween Hedonism at the Belmont Burlesque Revue opening @ Theater Wit

Halloween Hedonism at the Belmont Burlesque Revue Looking for fiendishly hedonistic way to celebrate the Halloween season?  Join the Belmont Bombshells for an evening of song, schtick, and striptease in their annual Halloween Spooktacular!  Special guests Serenna Starr, Helena Handbasket, Diva LaVida, Hazel Hellbender, and Paly Flames join the critically acclaimed Belmont Bombshells in their annual moonlight revelry hosted by… (more…)

185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar and Bruiser opening @ Studio BE

185 Buddahs Walk into a Bar and Bruiser opening 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar The art of improvisation creates stories from thin air, making the unseen seen. For Amanda Rountree, this is not just an art form, but a way of life — one that includes unexpected twists and turns — leading, if not to mastery, to enlightenment.  Written… (more…)

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