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The 2017 Windy City Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness Competition is a top-of-the-line stage production. Bodybuilders compete for professional status and over $20,000 in prizes.
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
Enter Chicago's April Dance Month! CDI/Concert Dance Inc. continues sharing The Chicago Project. This work-in-progress makes its official debut this summer at Ravinia Festival. Also programmed in honor of this monthlong, citywide celebration of dance are the companies Be Hedwig Dance and DanceWorks Chicago. These two companies join CDI/Concert Dance Inc. as artists-in-residence at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts.
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.
America's premiere Steely Dan tribute band honors Fagen and Becker with an amazing replication. Deacon Blues consists of 11 stellar musicians, composers, and educators based in Chicago. They share a unique passion for the Becker-Fagen repository, better known to the world as Steely Dan. Deacon Blues has structured its live repertoire to encompass a range of Steely Dan's prolific material. As the song goes, "Close your eyes, and you'll be there."
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.
Megon McDonough re-creates the music of platinum divas who deliver their songs from stage, screen, music halls, and CDs right into our hearts and lives. A fabulously engaging and amusing evening highlighting hits of some of the most prolific and memorable female singers of the last 60 years, including Cher, Dusty Springfield, Billie Holiday, Doris Day, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Petula Clark, Ella Fitzgerald, Lulu, Bonnie Raitt, and more.
Join Barrel of Monkeys for a magical night of stories written by kids and performed by some of the Chicago's most talented actors and musicians. Enjoy the show as stories from each of Barrel of Monkeys' 20 years are performed, and honor the many alumni of the group's arts education programs in Chicago public schools and parks.
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.
For the first time in 25 years, Music of the Baroque presents Georg Philipp Telemann's powerful oratorio The Day of Judgment. From the opening call of the trumpet to the final celestial chorus at the gates of heaven, this vivid work makes for a gripping evening of musical story-telling.
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."
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.