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Meet The Artists
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The Joffrey is pleased to offer “Meet the Artists,” a pre-performance discussion during which you will have the opportunity to meet dancers, visiting choreographers and members of the creative team. Meet the Artists occur during the run of every Joffrey program (except The Nutcracker). Upcoming dates are listed below. Game Changers February 15-26, 2017  Featuring choreographers who have changed the way we see dance, Game...

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the Tempel Lipizzans
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June 18 – September 10, 2017 only Lipizzans Farms, Old Creek Mill History, Art, Music in Motion The Tempel Lipizzans perform classical riding in the tradition of 16th century European riding. Come witness artistry, athleticism and coordination between horse and rider in a unique, live performance. Located in Old Mill Creek, IL on the property of Tempel Farms, Tempel Lipizzans is a full time...

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I Left My Heart
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January 27 to March 5, 2017 Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport, Chicago Tony Bennett’s greatest hits are featured in this sexy new musical revue. Take a walk down memory lane in this sexy, new musical revue I LEFT MY HEART: A SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF TONY BENNETT. Called “the greatest singer in the world” by Frank Sinatra, the always charming, classy and debonair...

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Game Changers
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  FEBRUARY 15–26, 2017 performed at Auditorium Theatre INFRA Choreographer: Wayne McGregor Music: Max Richter An exploration of looking beneath the surface, INFRA pushes the bold, stylized movement of visionary McGregor to new heights amid a soundscape at once haunting and hopeful. Declared “one of the most sought after choreographers in the ballet world” by the New York Times. Fool’s Paradise Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon...

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Scottsboro Boys
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The Scottsboro Boys February 3 – March 12, 2017 Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb Book by David Thompson CHICAGO PREMIERE performed at Stage 773, 1225. W. Belmont, Chicago The thrilling, final collaboration by the creators of Cabaret and Chicago, The Scottsboro Boys has been hailed as one of the most visionary and controversial musicals to grace the stages of Broadway...

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Mary Poppins
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March 29 – May 28, 2017 Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Everyone’s favorite nanny stars in Disney’s “Supercalifragilistic” magical musical. Disney’s MARY POPPINS is a Supercalifragilistic hit! Combining the best of the original stories by P. L. Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film, the Tony Award-winning MARY POPPINS is everything you’d hope for in a Broadway musical—and like nothing you’d ever expect. Get...

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Marry Me a Little
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April 14 – May 21, 2017 performed at Stage 773, 1221 W. Belmont, Chicago Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman René Starring and Music Directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook Two urban singles, each alone in their apartment, share a Saturday night of sweet fantasies and deep yearning never knowing that they’re only a floor away from...

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Global Visionaries
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    April 26-May 7, 2017 A work by Alexander Ekman Choreographer: Alexander Ekman Music: TBA Celebrated around the globe for his originality and humor, Swedish choreographer Ekman returns to the Joffrey with his unique cinematic vision. “An inspired joker and true man of the theater,” says the Chicago Sun-Times. The Miraculous Mandarin Choreograher: Yuri Possokhov Music: Béla Bartók Master of invention Possokhov brings...

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HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
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July 27 – September 17, 2016 Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport, Chicago The Revolutionary Rock Musical Celebrating Love, Life and Freedom A celebration of life, a love letter to freedom, and a passionate cry for hope and change, HAIR defined one generation and continues to inspire today. Join the tribe of the Age of Aquarius for the story of a group of friends choosing...

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Dracula – A Play
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October 7  – November 5, 2017 Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Souhtport, Chicago This Halloween’s most thrilling adventure. Just in time for Halloween, this wildly theatrical work weaves an engaging story of passion, yearning, cruelty and sacrifice. Bram Stoker’s haunting story comes to life as the friends and family of the beautiful Lucy Seward try to discover the cause of her mysterious illness. With the...

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The Rosenkranz Mysteries
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An Evening of Magic and Spirits Royal George Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted EXTENDED due to popular demand, shows have been added from January  5 – February 12, 2017 The genres of magic performed in The Rosenkranz Mysteries include lyrical illusions performed to music without words, mental mysteries, and storytelling magic. Audience members who are invited to participate onstage will have positive, memorable experiences. Ricardo...

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Thrones! The Musical Parody
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The smash UK hit arrives in Chicago! Now booking groups through February 12,  2017 ★★★★★ “An appropriately profanity-laden, incest-filled version of HBO’s crown jewel”  – Sunday Times Scotland ★★★★★ “Darkly humorous and beautifully vulgar… one not to miss”  – Edinburgh Festival Magazine ★★★★ “Hilarious… its non-stop laughter”  – Musical Theater Review ★★★★ “A complete hoot”  – The Mumble   How many spoilers will “Thrones! The...

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My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy
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July 6 – August 13th, 2017 North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie  Joan River’s once  said  “I’ve had three great opening acts in my lifetime:  Billy Crystal, Garry Shandling & Brad Zimmerman.”   This is Brad’s hilarious and inspiring story about the grit & passion it takes to “make it” as an artist & the sweet rewards that come from ever giving...

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Christmas Schooner
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November 24- Dec 31, 2017 Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport, Chicago   THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER sails again at the Mercury! The whole family will enjoy this heart-warming story of the first Christmas tree ship and the family who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit. The production features a powerful, moving story, an exquisite score of original music and traditional holiday favorites....

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Bible Bingo
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Not Even St. Peter Could Deny This Much Fun In the New Comedy Bible Bingo:  A Comedy with God, Games and Goofy Prizes *Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM   You’ll be laughing so hard, you’ll have to be careful watching your bingo cards! Vicki Quade, creator of the hit comedy, Late Nite Catechism, brings to life a new comedy, Bible Bingo: An Act of Charity…in...

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Late Nite Catechism
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Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, Chicago The Best Sister Act Ever! “Hilarious, Well-Written, Inspired”—New York Times “Gloriously Funny“—Chicago Reader “A habit-forming hoot”—Catholic Explorer “Gets a gold star”—New World Call it Loretta Young meets Carol Burnett. This is part catechism class, part stand-up routine. It’s an interactive comedy, one of the longest running shows in Chicago and U.S. theater history.You, the audience member, are...

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