It's here people! Get out and see a show and/or explore these FREE special events. Here at ChiIL Mama and ChiIL Live Shows we adore the Chicago Theatre scene and see copious numbers of shows year round. In fact we're reviewing 6 shows this week alone. The next 11 days are YOUR turn to do a full on Chicago theatre immersion, like a critic, without breaking the bank! Check back with ChiIL Live Shows (adult) and ChiIL Mama (fam friendly) like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often. We feature full reviews, theatre news, and lots of original content.
Hosted by Benno Nelson from The Common Room
Barrel of Monkeys – That’s Weird, Grandma
American Blues Theater – Looking Over the President’s Shoulder
Rivendell Theatre and Waltzing Mechanics – Body/Courage
Featuring songs from 3 musicals
BoHo Theatre – Fugitive Songs
Porchlight Music Theatre – Far From Heaven
In 1993, Canadian photojournalist Paul Watson took a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of a dead American soldier being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu. In 2007, writer Dan O’Brien was struggling to finish his play about ghosts. A chance encounter over the airwaves sparks an extraordinary friendship that sees the two men journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul. Flying from Kabul to the Canadian Arctic, The Body of an American sees two actors play more than thirty roles in an exhilarating new form of documentary drama.
Explore the burgeoning Glenwood Avenue Arts District during Chicago Theatre Week and take a special walking tour of the theatres on Saturday, February 20 at 2 pm. The tour will begin at Lifeline Theatre (6912 N Glenwood Ave) before heading north on Glenwood Ave to Theo Ubique and finishing up at BoHo Theatre. Tour each of the theatre's unique spaces and learn more about their programming and how they use their spaces. Approximately 60 minutes. Click here to register for the FREE tour.
Experience one of the country's last remaining movie palaces. Stand on our world famous stage, view the autographed backstage wall and explore the beautiful Baroque interiors. Tours are available year-round. Tour Schedule: 12pm. Tours Daily February 11 through 21. Use code THWEEK for discounted $13 tickets. Tour Duration: 1 hour. For reservations and more information click here.