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Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald performs at Steppenwolf as part of the LookOut Series. McDonald will be joined onstage by host and pianist Seth Rudetsky, who this past November starred in the five-star London premiere of his Broadway musical, Disaster! The performance, produced by Mark Cortale, will also include a special guest appearance by McDonald's husband, Will Swenson, the Tony-nominated star of Hair and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The format of the evening will be a seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from one of Broadway's biggest stars — prompted by Seth Rudetsky's funny, probing questions — and McDonald singing some of the biggest hits from her musical theater repertoire.
The Blue Man Group has paved the way for many nonconventional productions such as Stomp, Tap Dogs, and De La Guarda. Since they opened in New York City in 1991, audiences from all over the world have seen their show. Smart silliness, neon-colored paint, cereal, and other wildly inventive props add to their visual appeal. This production opened at the Briar Street Theatre in October 1997 to an overwhelmingly enthusiastic reception
Step back in time to the golden age of the circus with this mind-blowing new spectacular! Touring China and Europe before arriving in North America in 2017, Circus 1903 resurrects the Big Top to its former glory, packing the ring with acrobats, jugglers, clowns, and a wondrous, life-size puppet of an African elephant. All of the performers are dressed in the finest retro costumes, and presiding over the proceedings is a mustachioed ringmaster with a top hat and a mischievous glint in his eye.
Circus 1903 is a collaboration between the producers of the world's best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists, and Significant Objects, the company that created the puppets for the theatrical smash War Horse.
In Luzia, a waking dream transports audiences to an imaginary Mexico. They experience a wondrous world that invites them, enveloped in light and nurtured by rain, to explore their senses. Inspired by the cultural richness of Mexico, Cirque du Soleil's Luzia features original music by Canadian composer Simon Carpentier. The show's album takes Carpentier's music (written for a live acoustic setting) and passes it through the filter of the electro-pop of Nortec Collective's Bostich + Fussible with an infusion of brassy Mexican and Latin American sounds.
Creole Stomp has captured the ears and the feet of Louisiana music fans across North America. A recognized African-Creole and French-Creole fiddle master, bandleader Dennis Stroughmatt has journeyed to three corners of North America in his quest to learn about music traditions and French culture. Creole Stomp keeps listeners enthralled and dancers in motion with a rollicking mix of contemporary blues, swamp pop, and traditional Cajun and zydeco music. Dennis' deep knowledge of music comes from mentors who include Morris Ardoin, Canray Fontenot, Faren Serrette, and the late Hadley Castille. Creole Stomp shows have become legendary for the passion conveyed from the stage, for the music filled with emotion, and for the energy that leaps from the band.
Legendary Italian pop music icon Iva Zanicchi, the only female vocalist to win Italy's famed San Remo Music Festival three times is a row, is returning to the United States to kick off Festa della Liberazione, a multi-city, North American tour in celebration of Italian-American pride and culture. Co-headlining with Ms. Zanicchi will be her American hosts, the Hall of Fame vocalists The Platters. Ms. Zanicchi and The Platters represent the multi-generational kinship that symbolizes the unity of the Italian and American people via the universal language of music.
Get ready for a no-holds-barred vocal competition and music comedy show! Four contestants compete in a four-week voice contest, singing their best cover songs based on weekly themes and challenges. They climb through the ranks — determined by weekly audience voting — with one emerging as the season's winner!
In addition to the featured vocalists, there's a professional music improv ensemble on hand. They entertain viewers with improvised songs born from audience suggestions. Audience members themselves can volunteer to get up and sing as well!
Chicago's own Liz Callaway returns home in a new concert featuring music from the Great White Way as well as the pop and film worlds. An Emmy Award winner and Tony nominee, Liz has starred on Broadway and was the singing voice of Anya in the Oscar-nominated film Anastasia. Liz made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. She also starred in the original cast of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love. Her extensive concert and symphony career has included appearances in London, Paris, Iceland, Vietnam, Australia, China, and nearly every major city in the U.S. She performs regularly with her sister Ann Hampton Callaway as well as with composer Stephen Schwartz. She has also had the great pleasure of singing with Jimmy Webb, Paul Williams, and the legendary Johnny Mathis.
This spring's LookOut Series features Chicago-based, Latinx artists. Its electrifying mix of shows, curated by Sandra Delgado and Sandra Marquez, includes the following:
Sound + Fury: A Night of Electronic Storytelling: a night of lyrics and vocals weaved through electronically driven Latin, house, and hip-hop music.
Saints and Sinners: a storytelling night of personal stories that defy being put neatly into a box.
An Evening With Carlos Flores and Julio Bishop: a one-night-only event exploring the rich history of Puerto Rican culture in Chicago.
An Evening of Sizzling Mambo With Saladeen Alamin
La Havana Madrid: a world-premiere play about a long-gone Chicago nightclub that drew throngs of newly arrived Latinos to the city's north side.
Two celebrated interpreters of Mozart and Haydn join forces for a Classical-era orchestral program. Discover why the Chicago Sun-Times calls British pianist Imogen Cooper and conductor Jane Glover "a heavenly match."
Pianist David Kalhous will delight with his elegant musicianship, brilliant pianism, and probing intelligence. This broad program features European masters of composition, from Chopin and Lizst to Ligeti and Srnka. Kalhous is gaining recognition and critical acclaim in the United States and Europe for his wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous programming, which spans more than three centuries. He has appeared as a soloist with Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK), Prague Philharmonia, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic, and Chamber Philharmonia Pardubice. He regularly performs with Fonema Consort in Chicago and Konvergence in Prague.
Rain — A Tribute to the Beatles celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever, Rain brings the historic album to life in its entirety through a psychedelic multimedia spectacular! This mind-blowing performance — a note-for-note theatrical re-creation — takes audiences back in time. Rain is the next best thing to seeing the legendary foursome themselves. Experience the world's most iconic band and celebrate 50 years of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with this tribute to the Beatles.
Frank Sinatra is known as "The Voice" of the 20th century. In this special show, Chicago's own Sam Fazio pays tribute to the man and his music. Listen to songs and stories from his days with Tommy Dorsey, his time at Capitol Records, and his nights in Las Vegas. Hear Sam sing the classics as well as some of the lesser-known recordings — which have all influenced Sam's unique style.
Directed by Paul Stroili, a cast member in the original Chicago production, Tony 'n Tina's Wedding is a hilariously interactive production that is guaranteed to make guests feel like they are truly friends and family of the bride and groom. From the wedding ceremony to the high-energy reception, complete with an Italian-style meal, champagne toast and wedding cake, guests will have the opportunity to celebrate alongside this larger-than-life couple and their family members.