Behind the Curtain

Jul 7-8: Grant Park Music Festival - Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams


Grant Park Music Festival - Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams
For over 80 summers, the Grant Park Music Festival has been thrilling audiences with outstanding musical experiences not found anywhere else. Join Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, Chorus Director Christopher Bell and the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion beginning June 14.

Friday, July 7, 2017 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm
at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion | 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601



The music from your favorite films is brought to life in an epic evening featuring classics from Academy Award-winning composer John Williams. Enjoy the orchestral soundtrack from Star Wars, Superman, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark and more. Thomas Wilkins conducts.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please click here.



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Jul 4: Grant Park Music Festival - Independence Day Salute


Grant Park Music Festival - Independence Day
For over 80 summers, the Grant Park Music Festival has been thrilling audiences with outstanding musical experiences not found anywhere else. Join Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, Chorus Director Christopher Bell and the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion beginning June 14.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 7:30pm to 10:00pm
at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion | 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601



Bring your family and friends and celebrate the Fourth of July under the stars in Millennium Park with an evening of patriotic favorites, including Stars and Stripes Forever, the 1812 Overture and more. An encore performance will be held on Wednesday, July 5 at 6:30 PM at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please click here.



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Jul 1: Grant Park Music Festival - Canadian Brass


Grant Park Music Festival - Canadian Brass
For over 80 summers, the Grant Park Music Festival has been thrilling audiences with outstanding musical experiences not found anywhere else. Join Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, Chorus Director Christopher Bell and the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion beginning June 14.

Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 7:30pm to 10:00pm
at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion | 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601



Oh Canada! The Canadian Brass join the Grant Park Orchestra for an evening of symphonic suites, blues and the Beatles, all with a Canadian flair, in honor of Canada's sesquicentennial. Lucas Waldin conducts.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please click here.



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Jun 28-30: Grant Park Music Festival - Missa Latina


Grant Park Music Festival - Missa Latina
For over 80 summers, the Grant Park Music Festival has been thrilling audiences with outstanding musical experiences not found anywhere else. Join Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, Chorus Director Christopher Bell and the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion beginning June 14.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Friday, June 30, 2017 from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion | 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601



Hear the Latin Mass transformed as Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts the Festival premiere of Missa Latina, the large-scale choral work by Puerto Rican-American composer Roberto Sierra that mixes traditional Latin and contemporary concert music with the irresistible dance rhythms of the Caribbean.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please click here.



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Jun 28: From Page to Stage Series - Wrongful Convictions: From Leo Frank to Today


From Page to Stage Series - Wrongful Convictions: From Leo Frank to Today
Writers Theatre and select North Shore libraries are proud to present the tenth annual From Page to Stage series. This comprehensive series of special events, lectures, workshops, and performances are designed to enhance and enrich your appreciation of Parade.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 7:00pm
Hosted by Vernon Area Public Library | 300 Olde Half Day Rd, Lincolnshire, IL 60069



Featuring: Judy Royal, Staff Attorney for the Center on Wrongful Convictions

Parade tells the story of Leo Frank, a Jewish man falsely accused of murder in 1913 Atlanta. Northwestern University's Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC) aims to reform the criminal justice system so that the events leading up to Leo Frank's untimely end are not repeated. CWC attorney Judy Royal discusses common causes of wrongful convictions and the CWC's most significant victories, plus meet an exoneree who benefited from CWCs work.


This event is FREE and open to the public. Reservation is required. To reserve your seat, please click here.



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Jun 26: Litchfield (Reading)


Join Steep Theatre for a FREE staged reading!
A FREE reading of Brant Russell's Litchfield , directed by Jonathan Berry.

Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7:30pm
at Steep Theatre Company Rehearsal Hall | 1113 W Berwyn Ave, Chicago, IL 60640



This event is FREE and open to the public.



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Jun 26: The Freshness Initiative - Something Clean


Join Sideshow Theatre for the 3rd Annual FRESHNESS INITIATIVE
Each year Sideshow Theatre Company invites three of Chicago's hottest playwrights to develop brand new, full-length, totally fresh works inside the laboratory of The Freshness Initiative. During the year-long program, Sideshow artists and staff work with each resident writer to develop plays that intersect, explore and explode Sideshow’s aesthetic and mission. The result is three bold, fresh works for the stage that push audiences' expectations of what a Sideshow play might be.

Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7:30pm
at Victory Gardens Theater | 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614



Something Clean
By Selina Fillinger
Directed by Lauren Shouse

Charlotte has been a mother for nineteen years, a wife for three decades, and a respectable community member her entire life. But when her only child is incarcerated for sexual assault, her once immaculate world is forever tainted. Selina Fillinger’s intimate new drama, Something Clean, follows one woman struggling to make sense of her own grief, love, and culpability.

This event is FREE and open to the public. To RSVP, email tickets@sideshowtheatre.org.



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Jun 26: The Making of Parade


Writers Theatre's The Making Of Series
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of the shows you love? For each production, Writers Theatre offers insight into a different aspect of creating theatre to a group of Writers Theatre patrons. Enjoy a short and lively presentation by their designers and other experts, who will walk you through the process of preparing for and executing a show.

Monday, June 26, 2017 at 6:30pm
Alexandra C. & John D. Nichols at Writers Theatre | 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe, IL 60022





FREE but registration is required. To RSVP, please click here.



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Jun 24: The Woman, the Dog, and the Machete (Reading)


Chicago Dramatists' Saturday Series: JUNE
Playwrights, theatre artists, and the general public convene in the Chicago Dramatists' theatre to witness the birth of a new work for the stage and to participate in its development by offering feedback to its playwright. The plays are always directed and rehearsed and are presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a post-reading discussion.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2:00pm
at Chicago Dramatists | 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60642



The Woman, the Dog, and the Machete
By Resident Playwright Dana Lynn Formby
Directed by Steven Wilson

A man is on trial for assault and battery with a deadly weapon and animal abuse. 12 jurors hold his fate in their hands. Will the evidence favor his freedom or find a way for him to join his brother in prison?

This event is FREE ($7 suggested donation at the door) and open to the public.



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Jun 23: Grant Park Music Festival - Stravinsky Firebird


Grant Park Music Festival - Stravinsky Firebird
For over 80 summers, the Grant Park Music Festival has been thrilling audiences with outstanding musical experiences not found anywhere else. Join Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, Chorus Director Christopher Bell and the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion beginning June 14.

Friday, June 23, 2017 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion | 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601



The season heats up with Khachaturian's festive Armenian Piano Concerto with American pianist Conrad Tao, along with Stravinsky's heroic masterpiece, The Firebird. The evening begins with the Midwest premiere of David Schiff's Infernal, a jazzy tribute to Stravinsky's Firebird.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please click here.



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Jun 22: From Page to Stage Series - Film Screening: The People v. Leo Frank


From Page to Stage Series - Film Screening: The People v. Leo Frank
Writers Theatre and select North Shore libraries are proud to present the tenth annual From Page to Stage series. This comprehensive series of special events, lectures, workshops, and performances are designed to enhance and enrich your appreciation of Parade.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6:30pm
Hosted by Glenview Public Library | 1930 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL 60025



Join Writers for a screening of this docudrama by Ben Loeterman, which uses transcripts of the actual words spoken by the participants in Leo Frank's trial to dramatize those events. Put yourself in the shoes of a jury member as they grapple with the question: guilty or not guilty?


This event is FREE and open to the public. Reservation is required. To reserve your seat, please click here.



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Jun 21: Grant Park Music Festival - Beethoven Symphony No. 4


Grant Park Music Festival - Beethoven Symphony No. 4
For over 80 summers, the Grant Park Music Festival has been thrilling audiences with outstanding musical experiences not found anywhere else. Join Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, Chorus Director Christopher Bell and the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion beginning June 14.

Wednesday, June 21 2017 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion | 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601



Join the Orchestra for Beethoven's classic Fourth Symphony, along with American composer Aaron Copland's homage, Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson with soprano Susanna Phillips in her Festival debut. Wagner's orchestral interpretation of the Faust overture opens the program.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please click here.



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Jun 17: An Evening at the Pekin Theatre


Illinois Humanities presents An Evening at the Pekin Theatre
Bronzeville’s Pekin Theatre, often called the “Temple of Music,” was the first Black-owned and -operated stock theatre company in the United States. The Pekin opened the first all-Black show ever produced in Chicago on June 18th, 1905 to an estimated crowd of 400 patrons. Join Illinois Humanities just one day shy of 112 years later as they reanimate history at the corner of 27th and S. State Street with an evening of ragtime-era performances by MacArthur-winning pianist Reginald Robinson and some of Chicago’s other most talented artists and musicians.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:00pm
at the Northwest Corner of 27th and South State Streets



Directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce
Written by McKenzie Chinn
Musical Arrangements by William Hayes

In partnership with Empty Bottle Presents
With generous support from the Joyce Foundation

Featuring Sydney Charles, Breon Arzell, Destiny Strothers, Christopher Audain, MacArthur-winning pianist Reginald Robinson, and his band: Aidan Sinclair Daniels
Ernest Dawkins
Dushun Mosley
Samuel WIlliams
Robert Griffin
Roosevelt Griffin III
Tracy Kirk

Cultural Historian and Consultant: Tim Samuelson
Production Stage Manager: Adia Alli
Choreographer: Breon Arzell

An Evening at the Pekin Theatre is proud to be a part of the 2017 Year of Public Art Chicago.

This live, outdoor concert is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please click here.



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Jun 17: When They Came (Reading)


Chicago Dramatists' Saturday Series: JUNE
Playwrights, theatre artists, and the general public convene in the Chicago Dramatists' theatre to witness the birth of a new work for the stage and to participate in its development by offering feedback to its playwright. The plays are always directed and rehearsed and are presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a post-reading discussion.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:00pm
at Chicago Dramatists | 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60642



When They Came
By Resident Playwright MT Cozzola
Directed by Jeremy Aluma

In When They Came, the citizens of a typical American town recover from the loss of a group of aliens who had come to them in need of a new home. The citizens defend their actions, interrogate each other, and reveal their deepest hopes and fears as they seek to explain, as a community, how their hospitable intentions resulted in disaster.

This event is FREE ($7 suggested donation at the door) and open to the public.



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Jun 16-17, 23-24: Jambalaya Series


Congo Square Theatre Company presents the 2017 Jambalaya Series
Join Congo Square for two weekends of staged readings and fun after dark with Congo Square! Featuring a sneak peek at the World Premiere of Jaret Landon's innovative opera Strange Land. Staged readings of plays were submitted to Congo Square through the August Wilson New Play Initiative (AWNPI).

Friday, June 16, 2017 through Saturday, June 24, 2017
at the Greenhouse Theater Center | 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614



Dedicated to the memory of Sam Roberson Jr.

Featuring: 

Strange Land by Jaret Landon
Friday June 16th at 7:30pm
Friday June 23rd at 7:30pm

Blowin Fire by Gloria Bon Clunie
Directed by Artistic Associate Edgar Sanchez
Saturday June 17th at 5:30pm

The Master Comic by Ensemble member Aaron Todd Douglas
Directed by Seth Thomas
Saturday June 17th at 7:30pm

SBF by Lisa B. Thompson
Directed by Ensemble member TaRon Patton
Saturday June 24th at 5:30pm

For Flow by Kesav Wable
Directed by Ensemble member Anthony Irons
Saturday June 24th at 7:30pm

Plus local Chicago sketch comedy, stand-up comedians, short films, and dancers!!!

These events are FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited. For more information and to reserve tickets, please click here.



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Jun 16: Grant Park Music Festival - A Sea Symphony


Grant Park Music Festival - A Sea Symphony
For over 80 summers, the Grant Park Music Festival has been thrilling audiences with outstanding musical experiences not found anywhere else. Join Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, Chorus Director Christopher Bell and the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion beginning June 14.

Friday, June 16, 2017 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion | 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601



The Grant Park Chorus join the Orchestra for Vaughan Williams' monumental A Sea Symphony, based on Walt Whitman's celebrated poetry collection, Leaves of Grass. Sweeping and bold, it is paired with orchestral works from Benjamin Britten's beautiful and terrifying opera, Peter Grimes.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please click here.



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Jun 14: Grant Park Music Festival - Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto


Grant Park Music Festival - Opening Night: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
For over 80 summers, the Grant Park Music Festival has been thrilling audiences with outstanding musical experiences not found anywhere else. Join Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, Chorus Director Christopher Bell and the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion beginning June 14.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion | 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601



Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra open the Festival's 2017 season with one of the most enduring violin concertos of all time featuring Vadim Gluzman. The evening gets started with Alfvén's Festival Overture and a medley of the best-known music from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please click here.



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Jun 13: Celebration of Authors


Join Barrel of Monkeys for the Culminating Event of the School Year!
The Monkeys want YOU, along with your family and friends, to attend our annual end-of-the-school-year performance, Celebration of Authors!
Los Monkeys quieren que USTED, con sus amigos y familia, asistan nuestra presentación de fin de año, ¡Celebracion of Autores!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 / 13 de junio, 2017 at 6:30pm
at University of Chicago: Logan Center for the Arts | 915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637



6:30 PM Reception and Activities for the Kids / recepción y actividades para los niños
7:00 PM Showtime / el espectáculo

The show will be made up of stories written by students from all over Chicago (including one from every school we work with!) and performed by the Barrel of Monkeys ensemble at University of Chicago.

El espectáculo estará lleno de cuentos escritos por estudiantes de todo Chicago (incluyendo algunos de su escuela) y realizados por los actores de Barrel of Monkeys, y será presentado en la Universidad de Chicago.

¡Costo: Gratis! This event is FREE and open to the public. To reserve your tickets, please click here.



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Jun 11: From Page to Stage Series - . . .Fair Treatment To All: The Anti-Defamation League


From Page to Stage Series - . . .Fair Treatment To All: The Anti-Defamation League
Writers Theatre and select North Shore libraries are proud to present the tenth annual From Page to Stage series. This comprehensive series of special events, lectures, workshops, and performances are designed to enhance and enrich your appreciation of Parade.

Saturday, June 11, 2017 at 2:00pm
Hosted by Wilmette Public Library | 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091



Featuring: Jessica Gall, Associate Regional Director of Anti-Defamation League Chicago

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all," partially in response to Leo Frank's ordeal that same year. We are honored to host representatives of ADL and discuss their history, the inclusive work that they do and the resonance of Parade in today's society.


This event is FREE and open to the public. Reservation is required. To reserve your seat, please click here.



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Jun 10: Scrapbook (Reading)


Chicago Dramatists' Saturday Series: JUNE
Playwrights, theatre artists, and the general public convene in the Chicago Dramatists' theatre to witness the birth of a new work for the stage and to participate in its development by offering feedback to its playwright. The plays are always directed and rehearsed and are presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a post-reading discussion.

Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 2:00pm
at Chicago Dramatists | 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60642



Scrapbook
Chicago Dramatists' Resident Alumni playwrights, current Residents, Writer's Studio Members and Tutterow Fellows will present ten minute plays responding to this year’s prompt: Edvard Munch’s The Scream. At this reunion of their favorite playwrights, Chicago Dramatists will celebrate where they've been and where they're going, join Chicago Dramatists afterwards for a celebration!

Writers include: Cassandra Rose, Susan Lieberman, Mark Young, James Henry, John Green, Dennis Fisher, Karin McKie and Cheryl Coons.

Directors: Ana Velasquez, Morgan McCabe, Richard Shavzin.

Ensemble: Landree Fleming, Razz Jenkins, Vahishta Vafadari, Abbas Salem, Richard Henzel, Kelley Owens and Rob Koon.

This event is FREE ($7 suggested donation at the door) and open to the public.



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